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Wand OR of Sleep The Devil-Stick By th Author of "Tha Myry of Hanaom Cab, B. I 1 CHAPTER XXI. Great was the astonishment through ut the neighborhood when It became known that Dr. Etwald, the clever phy Biclan, of Deanminster. had been ar rested on the doublt charge of murder and theft of a dead body. Major Jen worked hard to procure evidence against the prisoner, and David Sarby worked Just as hard to obtain material for the defence. The attitude taken up by the young barrister astonished everyone, and was universally con demned. After that memorable Interview In the library, when Etwald was accused and arrested, Arkel took away his pris oner in custody by virtue of the war rant, and left Major Jen alone with the counsel for the defence. When the Bound of Etwald's carriage had died away In the distance, Jen, who had hitherto kept silence, raised his head and looked at David. vell, sir!" he said, In an Icy tone to his adopted son. "I am waiting tor you to explain this very extraordinary conduct" "Major Jen, I have no explanation to give you.1 'What!" cried his guardian, rising. "Do you dare to sit there and tell me that you are a traitor, a coward, an ungrateful man? What will every one eay, when they learn that you Intend to defend Etwald?' "They will say almost as cruel things as you have said," returned David, still composed. "But I do not care for the opinion of the public. I act according to the dictates of my own conscience. I have an excellent excuse." "What is it, if I may be so bold as to ask?" "I refuse to tell you at present.1 "Indeed: and am I ever to learn the reason of your extraordinary beha vior?" "Yes, Major. You shall learn my reason at the trial. I shall explain It when I make my speech for the de fence." "David, there is something very ex traordinary in your gehavlor, and you refuse to give me your reasons there for. If I wait until the trial, will you explain?" "Yes. I have already told you so. In my speech for the defence you will be fully satisfied that I have good cause to act as I am doing." "Very good," replied Jen, calmly. -"Then I shall say nothing to anyone .-about your very curious behavior. I .shall work hard to secure the condem nation of this scoundreL You can do ;your best to save him. But against Stone yourelf. If you adore It so much?" cried Mrs. Dallas, exasperated jy this obstinacy. "Ah. If I hab dat Voodoo Stone, I be ?reat; great de queen ob the debbles. But he no let It go!" "Go and see Dr. Etwald, and tell him you will give evidence against him un less he gives you the stone." This suggestion came from Isabella, but of it Dido took no notice. Without i word to mother or daughter, who were both in tears, she left the room. In the afternoon she was nowhere to be found, and both Mrs. Dallas and Isa bella came to the conclusion that she had fled to avoid being forced Into giv ing Incriminating evidence. They fell into one another's arms, and were be side themselves with terror. All the evil done by Dido and Etwald seemed likely to fall upon their Innocent heads. Still, there is hope," said Isabella. "We will speak to Major Jen, and ask him to send the police after this wreached woman." This opinion was at once acted upon. and a messenger was sent to "Ashan- tee;" but Major Jen was from home. and it was not till 6 o'clock that he presented himself at "The Wigwam" and heard the story of Dido's flight But she can't be very far away," said Jen, hopefully. "Isaw her Sn Deanminster, and thought she had gone there with a message from you. But even If we had forced her Into court, she would not have given evi dence against the holder of the Voodoo Stone." Dat so!" said a hoarse voice at the door. The three people turned, and saw Dido, with an expression of triumph on her dark face, enter the room. 'Dido!" cried Isabella. "You did not run away?" No, missy, I tell de truth against dat man." But the Voodoo StomV said Jen, wondering what she meant. Dido opened her clenched fist The Voodoo Stone lay In the palm of her hand. "you, or, for you, I shall not open my mouthy- At the trial I shall expect an explanation." "You shall have ." "But" 'added Jen, "as until that ex planation we are enemies although not openly so I shall require you to leave jny house." JI expected that you would do so," rejoined David, bowing his head. "In deed, you can act In no other way. To day I shall take lodgings In Deanmin ster and wait for the trial. I shall de fend Etwald to the best of my abil ity; and then you can decide whether I am fit to re-enter this house." Arkel had sought out as witnesses BgMnst Etwald seven persons. Firstly, Mrs. Dallas, who was to prove that she was hypnotized frequently by Dido. Secondly, Isabella, who was to depose that before the murder her mother had been sent by Dido to "Ashantee" to Bteal the devil-Hick, which under the Influence of hypnotism. Thirdly, Bat tersea, who was to give evidence that he had found the devil-stick within the grounds of Mrs. Dallas. Fourthly, Meg, who was to prove the offer of Batter sea to sell her the stick. Fifthly, Major Jen, who could explain the engagement of the dead man to Miss Dallas, and the rivalry 'of his assassin. Sixthly, Jaggard, whose evidence would tend to show that Dido had drugged him for the purpose of stealing the body. And seventhly, the most Important witness of all, Dido, who was to depose to the manufacture of the poison, the re-flll-lng of the devil-stick, and the giving of It to Dr. Etwald, so that he might perpetrate the crime. With these seven witnesses Jen did not see how Etwald could escape the gallows. "Are you sure that all these people will speak out?" asked the Major of Arkel when the list was submitted to him. "I am certain of all save one," re plied Arkel, in a dissatisfied tone, "and the worst of it is that Dido is the one." "Does she refuse to give evidence against Etwald?" "I should think so. Simply because he is the holder of the Voodoo Stone. The only change of getting the negress to confess the whole truth Is for either von or I to gain possession of that stone." "Where is It?" "Etwald carries it on his watch chain. I saw him the other day In prison, and he showed it to me. A common little black stone it Is, but Dido would kill him with pleasure to get It" "Kill Etwald!" ejaculated Jen. Then, after a pause, he added: "I believe you are right Arkel. for it is not the man himself she cares about but the stone. However, I'll see Isabella and make her persuade Dido to speak against Et wald." The Major went at once to "The Wigwam," but notwithstanding all his eloquence, in spite of the tears and im ploring of Isabella, the negress posi tively declined to say a word against the Great Master. "While dat big man hab de Voodoo Btone, I do nothln' nothln'," she said. And from this obstinate position they II failed to move ber. "Why don't rou et the Voodoo How she became possessed of the Voodoo Stone, Dido refused to say. Jen had learned from Inspector Arkel that Etwald wore the talisman on his watch-charm, and he wondered in what fashion Dido had contrived to penetrate Into the prison and to obtain it from the doctor. The whole result of the trial depended upon the transfer of the stone. If Etwald kept it Dido would not dare to give evidence against him, and so, in the absence of Incriminating details, he would go free. As it was, the stone was now In the possession of Dido, and for some reason, which Jen as unable to fathom, she was quite content to betray her share in the plot. By changing hands the Voodoo Stone had transformed Dido Into a traitress. However, as the advantage derived from the transfer was all on the side of the prosecuptlon, Jen did not think it wise to inquire too closely into the , means which Dido had employed to re gain the talisman. He saw nothing of David, who pointedly kept out of his way. He made no Inquiries of Dido, and simply Informed the Inspector that the negress was ready to explain Et wald's secrets, without telling him why he was willing to do so. When the trial came on, and after the evidence had been given, everyone, without exception, looked upon the prisoner as guilty, and they considered it futile when David Sarby rose to de liver his speech for the defence. The young man was even paler than usual, and when he rose laid down the devil stick, at which he had been looking. When on his feet he glanced round the court and caught the gaze of Isabella, who was staring eagerly at him. Then he turned to his client. Dr. Etwald smiled coldly on his counsel. David shuddered, and picking up the devil stick, spoke sharply and to the point. "My lord, and gentlemen of the Jury You have heard the evidence, which makes out that my client is guilty. That evidence is wrong, as can be proved by one witness. I am the wit ness. In my rooms there Is lying a confession, signed and witnessed, which sets forth that I am the guilty person. It was I, not Etwald, who murdered Maurice Aylmer. Yes. I was In love with Miss Dallas, and therefore was jealous of Maurice. I knew that Dido possessed the devil stick and I bribed her to give it to me. I pretended to go to the city on the night of the murder, but Instead of doing so, I remained In the grounds of Mrs. Dallas, where I obtained tho devil-stick from Dido. I saw Maurice meet with Miss Dallas. I saw them kiss and part Inflamed by Jealousy, I rushed after him and met him on the road. He turned In surprise, and flung out his arms to keep me oft. The devil-stick, with its poison-fang protrud ing, was in my grasp, and in throwing out his arm I wounded him in the palm of the hand, thus " David took the devil-stick firmly In his grasp and compressed the hand'.e. At once the iron tongue, with its drop of venom, appeared. With the sharp point he made an Irregular wound ")n the palm of his hand, and cast th devll-stick on the table before him. A moment afterwards, amid the silent horror of the crowded court, he fell down dead. CHAPTER XXIL Naturally, the tragic end of the counsel for the defence created a great sensation. The trial was brought to an abrupt conclusion, the court was cleared, and the body of the dead man taken to the residence of Major Jen. In his rooms at Deanminster was found the confession signed by him , and which was substantially the same as that which be had made in court. At once Dr. Etwald was set at liberty the charge of murder. Whereupon he returned to his house as though nothing had happened. Mrs. Dallas and Isabella came back to "The Wigwam," but without Dido, On the day when the trial terminated in so tragic a manner the negress disappear ed, and with her the famous Voodoo Stone.- I wish I could have caught her." said Arkel to Major Jen. "She com mitted perjury In order to get Dr. Et wald hanged, and she ought to have been punished for her wickedness. It has been a terrible affair, Major. Jen, who was now looking old and broken down, agreed with a sad shake of his grey head. "My poor lads," said he, In a voice full of pathos. "First one and then the other- to lose them both in this awful fashion." "What!" cried Arkel, in surprise. 'Do you pity Mr. Sarby?" Why not?" answered the Major, quietly. "To my mind he needs more pity that poor Maurice. The lad was driven mad by jealousy and he was worked on by Dido to commit the crime. The cause of all these troubles, Mr. Inspector, is not Dr. Etwald, ut that black witch. I wish site could be caught." uiao was never caught. She was too clever to give the police a chance of laying hands on her. Like a stone cast into a wide ocean she disappeared from Deanminster, and, possessed . the Voodoo Stone, possibly took her way to her native Ashantee, there to become the high priestess in the hor rible fetish-worship of Africa. For the next two days Major Jen stayed In the house and watched ov-sr the corpse of David. The whole scene was but a repetition of that which had taken place when Maurice had died. Both young men had perished from the effects of the Infernal African poison. Both had perished in the bloom of youth; and on the right hand of each was the fatal wound which had cor rupted the blood. But the corpse of David was here. The corpse of Mau rice, where? Only Dr. Etwald could answer the question, and he, releasd on the charge of murder, was now ut on bail for the theft of the corpse. While the Major was wondering what would be the outcome of all the terri ble events which had filled the last few weeks, Jaggard entered the library. and announced that Mrs. Dallas and her daughter wishes to see him. Al though he was unwilling to speak to those who had caused these troubles, Jen had no reasonable grounds for re fusing an interview. Therefore he gave orders that the ladies should be shown into the drawing-room. When he re paired thither, however, he found to his surprise that Mrs. Dallas only was waiting for him. "I could not get Isabella further than the door of your house?" exclaimed Mrs. Dallas, who was in deep mourn ing, whether for Maurice or David, or for the loss of Dido, it is impossible to say. "Why did she not come in?" asked Jen, coldly, for he did not feel very amiably disposed towards the widow. "I don't know. She is a strange girl, Major, and the events of the last fiw weeks have shaken her nerves." "They have shaken mine," retorted Jen, grimly. "But we need not discuss these things, Mrs. Dallas. May I ask why you have paid me this visit?" "To tell you that we are going away. Back to Barbadoes," replied Mrs. Dal las, with a sigh. "Yes, Major, after what has taken place here, I can stay no longer In America. I shall sell my house and leave for the West Indies with my daughter within the month. "I think It is the best thing you can do," said Jen, brusquely. . (To be continued.) m ATCHISON GLOBE SIGHTS. Every man thinks bis brutality Ii "tact." Fishing seema to be the favorite form of loafing. Any woman closely associated with a man can make or break him. Nona of us realize how much peo ple talk about us behind our backs. Every shiftless man Is a liar; he acquired the habit in giving excuses. We despise a man who doesn't ap preciate a friend; friends are so rare Talk with any man lire minutes, and he will say the trouble with him Is, he Is too meek. Out of one hundred people who try to save money, ninety-five will make the attempt very feebly. Even when times are very good, things will not come your way unless you carefully start them. There are so many kinds of mean Bess that people now talk about the meanest kind of meanness. People nearly always predict disas ter for their own town, and tell how well other towns are . doing. It Is easy to say to a man, "De sensible." But half the time a man does not kno what Is sensible. An Eastern man Is teaching people how to kiss by means of a correspond ence course. As though everyone does not know! Much of the clamoring now going on has a tendency to make industry and honorable achievements almost disreputable. Our experience Is that an artist who is not appreciated is Just about as disagreeable as It is possible for a human to be. FASHION HINTS Her Hired Help. At Cumberland, Md., the colored servants, as a rule, go to their own homes at night. The cook in the fam ily of the Episcopalian clergyman not only does this, but of late has fre quently arrived at the rectory too late to cook breakfast. Hence her mistress lately told her that for each breakfast missed there would be a reduction in her wages. Dinah passively assented to this, but next day the mistress heard the maid next door say to her: " 'Pears to me you get to work mighty late." IB "I get to work when I gets ready,' was the reply. "How 'do you manage 'bout the brek- fus?" The back view of this little dress Is so attractive that it deserves a word all by itself. The iacketv tab at the waist, and the cute little knot of the girdle that crushes up to it, are very distinctive. In front, the overskut finishes in deep point. SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY- NEWS OptflCENT JWOpt ELECTBJCAX BOTES. London has a trackless trolley. Monorail systems have proven suc cessful In India. The old horse car lines of St. Peters burg, Russia, are to be electrified. Buenos Aires has authorized the con- "Oh, I pays the missus to cook de struction of an electric subway under brekfus." Harper's Magazine. Ken I'ae for Baked 11 can a. A neatly dressed woman rushed into a Euclid avenue grocery yesterday and priced the different sizes of pots of baked beans that the grocery keeps put up hot ready to take home and serve. "I guess the small size will do," she said, hesitating. "How many do you desire to serveT" inquired the clerk, ready to advise. "Oh, I'm not buying them to serve," the customer replied. "Of course I shall use them, but I'm getting them to keep my hands warm on the car. I came away from home without either muff or mittens." Cleveland Plain Dealer. Proved 111 Innocence. "He proved his client's innocence of burglary by producing an alibi." "Then the prisoner didn't commit the theft as charged?" "No. His lawyer established the fact that the accused was in jail tor highway robbery at the time the af fair happened." St. Louis Star. What Me All Think. Prospective Patient What are your charges, doctor? Doctor Half a crown a visit Prospective Patient Ah, but w don't want you to come on a visit; we only want you to stay ten or fifteen minutes. The Sketch. A Sharp Dos;. Penley I only want to live nntQ I become famous. Miss Keen Ah, but we don't hare Methuselahs nowadays, Mr. Penley. Boston TranscrloC the city. Wireless telegraph apparatus la pro hibited In British India except upon government license. Ozone generators are advocated for the subway cars in New York to In crease the oxygen In the air. A French syndicate has contracted to develop the water powers in Uru guay to furnish light and power to the inland towns. The City Council of Cincinnati is planning a subway to connect the busi ness section of the city with the out lying residential sections. Lightning will strike more than once In the same place. A transmission line in Colorado was recently struck five times In the same place. Cincinnati boasts the only church on wheels. It is a large electric bus which ! loaded with singers and speakers and invades the slums every Sunday. The development of the water pow ers in California has helped boom the state by bringing new industries and helping old industries with plenty of heap electric power available. Tkt Car. "My doctor ordered a trip to Europe 'or ma." "And you took It?" "No; be presented his bill and took n trip to Eurot hlzneal" He Klnn. "That pretty girl when she cries is a very affecting sight. She Is a regu lar picture." 'Tea, wbat one might call a moving picture." Baltimore American. Carnegie says he has made forty-two men millionaires. Wood fibers are strongest near the center of the limb or tree trunk. The salary of lieutenant general of the United States army is $11,000. Sleeping sickness has been known la West Africa for one hundred years. In Norway the average length of life is greater than In any other country. It Is estimated that 60,000-horse pow er can be easily developed from the St. Lawrence river. An Alabama man, ninety-seven years of age, says he has eaten hot biscuits regularly all his life. The Yarmouth and Lowestoft her ring season has yielded 800,000,000 her rings, which sold for $5,000,000. . Formaldehyde is used in meat ex ported to England, and the government is making Investigations as to its ef fect on the health of consumers. Yale students are teaching more than one hundred New Haven boys in classes under the direction of the Young Men's Christian Association. Rice stands first in the list of Slam's agricultural products. The average yearly export of rice for the last five years has amounted to 948,389 tons. The Belgian minister of the colonies has decided to organize an expedition to go to the Congo to study sleeping sickness and to seek means to cure it. Mrs. Cornelius Zabrlskie is chairman of the committee which proposes to build a woman's clubhouse In Brook lyn at a cost of $100,000. At a mass meeting held the other day In the chapel of Packer institute stock sub scriptions to the amount of $20,000 were received. The largest single con tribution was that of the Brooklyn Women's Club, which guaranteed $7,500. The building will not be start ed until the committee has the full $100,000. One of the marvels of the age is the extreme cheapness of ocean carriage. The modern tramp steamer could car ry her cargo one thousand miles for 9d a ton and make a profit of 10 per cent. A modern tramp steamer could leave England and go around the world by the two capes, and even then carry cargo at 2 8s a ton. These are mar velous figures, and they show to what extent the world is indebted to the carrying trade. Cassier'a Magazine for May. The population of southern Califor nia, according to Colonel Drake, who Is the world's foremost statistician in such matters, can not fait, in a very short time, to exceed twenty million souls, for there is a human breed tbere which multiplies with the miraculous rapidity of Belgian hares. When Long Beach had a population of only a little more than a thousand there sprang up In a few months, from the smallest beginnings, more than nine hundred real estate agents. ' As a specimen of how practical the Japanese are with their knowledge of western science and determination to deal with disease, they have levied a tax on every household to produce two rats every month. A fine is imposed If the rats are not caught and pro duced at the time of Inspection. Every rat is examined, and if found to be plague Infected the house from bich It came is to be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. .Twice a year every house and shop has to disgorge all its effects and be completely cleaned out. The things only go back after sanitary inspection. Java Times. Perhaps the reason the English are so far behind in flying is because they worked the whole thing out long ago, and are sick and tired of it, for John Milton, in "Britain to the Conquest," says that the youth King Harold, last of the Saxons, strangely aspiring, had made and fitted wings to his hands and feet. With these, on the top of a tower, spread out to gather air, he flew more than a furlong; but, the wind being too high, he came flutter ing to the ground, maiming all his limbs; yet so conceited was he of his art that the cause of his fall was attributed to the want of a tall, as birds have, which he forgot to make. At the banquet given in her honor after the Nobel prize had been award ed to her Miss Selma Lagerlof, the Swedish author, spoke of the pleasure such a festival would have given Fred- rika Bremer. She said all old maids should shower blessings on the mem ory of Miss Bremer for showing them how to attain an independent place in the world and an object in life. She then pointed out the change which had taken place In public opinion since the days of Miss Bremer. Women were no longer set aside and looked down upon, but had gained for themselves education and standing. Among women nowadays were found graduates of universities,- doctors of philosophy and medicine and heads of great business houses, hospitals and schools. It Is probable that no other commod ity ever came into such varied use within so short a period as India rub ber. First employed practically for footwear and other waterproof apparel, rubber has come to be employed In electrical insulation, hose pipes for the conveyance of water, steam, air, and so on; pneumatic and other tires for all sorts of wheeled vehicles, balloons and the planes of aerial machines, in numerable articles for the comfort of invalids, household conveniences, and what not. Thus far, rubber has never come Into use to an Important extent for any given purpose to which It Is not still devoted; in other words, Its advantages are so marked In many uses that, when oace introduced, no substitute can be found for It, Cu ller's Magaslse. Arthur Racktiam's fall Illustrations will Include pictures for "Rhlnegold" and "The Valkyrie," translated by Mar garet Armour from the Wagner li bretti. Among early novels will be a new book by Edward C. Booth, author of "The Poet Girl." It also Is a story of life and love In the author's native Yorkshire country, and it will appear under the title of "The Doctor's Lass." A novelist of a generation ago, Mrs. Marie Walsh, has Just died in New York. She was the author of "Wife of Two Husbands," "The Lost Paradise" and "The Romance of a Dry Gooda Drummer." She dramatized Misa Brad don's novel "Three Times Dead." Why do women writers favor the pseudonym "George?" There were "George Eliot" and "George Sand," and at present there is "George Fleming," Julia Constance Fletcher. "Georg Schock," a Harper writer, completes the "four Georges." But there Is now room for a George V. Under the will of Mark Twain, Clara Langdon Clemens, wife of Ossip Ga brllowltsch, sole surviving daughter, Inherits his home at Redding, Conn., and all other real and personal estate. ' This she will enjoy "without power of anticipation and free from any control or interference of any husband ahe may have." Waiter Pulitzer; son of Albert Pulit zer, formerly proprietor of the New York Journal, whose death was some month ago recorded, announces that he will take up his father's "Memolra" where the latter laid oft and Incorpor ate them in a biography of the journal ist and an account of the progress of journalism in his day. Mra. Humphry Ward has not scored an English success with "Lady Mer ton, Colonist." The Saturday Review thinks the story very thin and thread bare. "We never read a novel of Mrs. Humphry Ward In which, the charac ters were so sketchily outlined and so uninteresting. But the book will be popular because It Idealizes the cant of the hour." The publication of the complete edi tion of the works and correspondence of Galileo, undertaken by the Italian government in 1890, is at an end, the concluding volume having just been Issued. It is the twentieth. It con tains indexes to the whole set and an "Indice biograflco" of Galileo's contem poraries. The edition is published at Florence, where Galileo died. Its full title Is "Le Opere di Galileo Galilei: Edlzione Nationale sotto gli auspicll dl Sua Magasta 11 Re d'lUUa." FATE OF AIT ORCHARD. Hm A Tragedy- in Kansas That Pathetle Side. A tragedy was enacted in Kansas the other day, namely, the deliberate burning of 800 acres of trees. It was not the sort of destruction that is so harrowing to the soul of Gifford Pin chotr it was worse than that, for the trees burned were not those of the for est, but of an orchard. They were apple trees 65,000 of them or there abouts. These trees were planted twenty-five years ago, and were In the very prime of life at the time of their destruction. The man who placed them there looked forward to the time when the fruit from their branches would bring him a fortune, and he cultivated and cared for them to the best of his ability. They grew and flourished for a few years, but when the time came for bearing they produced little or no . fruit. Then the soil was examined a proceeding that had been overlooked In the beginning and it was found not to be adapted to apple growing. The subsoil into which the roots of the trees penetrated did not supply the ele ments necessary to the formation of fruit. The owner experimented a while longer, hoping to furnish the needed elements through fertilizers, but to no effect. Ocaslonally there would be a light crop of apples, but the orchard as a whole wae a failure; finally he gave up In discouragement and sold it to a man who proceeded to burn up the trees and turn the 800 acres into a cornfield. The man who had planted the or chard looked on and felt sorrow at see ing those trees burn, though he knew It was the proper course. But they were trees that represented hope and labor and satisfaction In their growth. And they were living, and in going down by the ax and by fire they seemed to reproach him, for no one with Imagination can work with trees and plants without feeling that they all have a certain sentient life. It was a real tragedy, the burning of that orchard, and the one consoling reflection la that possibly the apples. It might have grown were Ben Darises. Terre Haute (Ind.) Star. A Frank Anawer. "John Jones," said the magistrate, with severity, "you are charged with habitual drunkenness. What have you to offer In excuse for your of fense 7" 'Habitual thirst, your honor." Keep Ont of Debt. ' Think not your estate your own while any man can call upon you for money which you cannot pay, When a man sits and looks absently out of the window, his wife steps soft ly up and looks over his shoulder to see wbat woman he is looking at now.