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I John Ranee appeared to be some A STUDY IN SCARLET. BY A. CONAN DOYLE. V CHAPTER IV. ! cite ij. That is shown by the Increased It was 1 o'clock when we loft 3 Imcth of his strides. He was talking t-auriston Gardens. Sherlock Holmes &" the while, and working himself nn, led n.e to the nearest telegraph office, doubt, into a fury. Then the trag- hen he dispatched a Ion;; fL'?! ?ni. ' edy occurred. I've told yon all I know He then hailed a cab and ordered the : ' 'self. now for the rest Is mere sur- Criver to take us to the address given : n'lse and conjertnre. We have a Rood us by I.emade. 'There's norhing like first-hand evi- j working basis, however, on which to start. Wo must hury nn. for I wit rf.enee." he remarked: "as a matter of to go to Halle's concert to hear Nor f:ict. my mind is entirely made up up-, r-ian Neruda this afternoon." on the case, but still we may as well ' This conversation had occurred learn all that is to b- learned." ; while our cab had been threading Its "You amaze me. Holmes." said I. i v""' throueh a Ions succession of "Surely you are not as sure as you nre- j diigy streets and dreary by-wavs. . tend to be of all those particulars ! In the dingiest ar.d dreariest of them v.hirh you gave." j our drive- suddenlv camp to a stand. "There is no room for mistake." he ' "That's Audley Court in there," he answered. "The very first thing which pald pointing to a narrow slit in th t observed on arriving there was that of dad-colored brick. "You'll a cab had made two ruts with Its find me here when you come back." wheels close to the curb. Now. up to ! Aiulley Court was not an attractive ist night we have had no rain for n locality. The narrow passage led us reek. so that those wheels, which laft '"to a qna.ir"ig! pnvpd with flags and puch a deep impression, must have l'ed bv sordid dwellings, heen made there during the night. ! nicked our way among grouns of There were the marks of the horse's ; dMv children and through lines of dls lioofs. too. the outline of one of which j colored linen U"tll we came to No. vas far more clearly cut than, that of i the door of which was decorated with the other three, showing that there ' a small slip of brass, on which the vas a pew shoe. Since the cab was 'name Ranee was engraved. ier after the rain hetran. and was n Inquiry we found that the Con Tint there at any time during the mom- : stable wn in bed. and we were shown Ing I have Gregson's word for th'.t I i'lto a littlo front parlor to await his It follows that it must have been the-e ' coming. during the night, and. therpfore. that ! He appeared presentlv. looking a lit 1t brought those two Individuals to the tl irritable at bing disturbed in his "house." I slumbers. "That seems simple enough." said I: 1 "I made my report at the office," Tint how about the other man's i he said. freight?" Holmes took a half sovero:jn from "Why. the height of a man, in nine his pocket, and played with It pen crises out of 'ten can be told from the sively. length of his stride. It Is a simple col- "We thought that we should like to dilation enough, though th"re is no bor it all from your own lips," he vse mv boring you with figures. I said. this fellow's stride, both on the clay " shall be most happy to tell von outside and the dust within. Then I j anything I can." the constable in Vad a wnv of checking my calcu'n- j nv-rH. with his eyes upon the little tions. When a man writes on a wall, : golden disk. Ids Instinct leads him to write about ' "Just let us hen" it all in your own the level of his own eyes. Now, that , wrv, as it occurred." writing was lust over s'x ffet from the ground. It was child's plav " "And his age?" I asked. Ranee sit dnw" on the horsehair sofa and knitted his brows, as though determined pot to omit anything In ""Well. If a man can stride four and , his narrative." -r half fet without the smallest effort. "I'll tell it ye from the beginning." he can't be quite in the sere and yel-, he said. "My time Is from eight at low. That was the breadth of a nud-; night to six in the morning. At eleven die on the garden walk which r had ! there was a fight at the White Hart: evidently walked across. Patent ! but. bar that, all was nuiet enough on 5r-ather boots had gone around anrt!th beat. At on o'clock It began to tiuare toes had hopped over. Thereliain. and I met Harrv Murcher him Is no mystery about It at all. I am I who has the Holland Grove beat and frtmply appyling to ordinary life a fQw we stood together at the corner of cf those precepts of observation and Henrietta street a-talkin'.. Presentlv deduction which I advocated in that I mavbe about two. or a little after I article. Is there anything else that i thought I would take a look round and puzzles you?" I see that all was right down the PHy. "The finger nails and the Trichinop-1 ton road. It was precious dirty and what Irritated at this digression. "He was an uncommon drunk sort o' man." he said. "He's ha' found hisselt in the station If we hadn't been so took up." "His face his dress didn't you no tice them?" Holmes broke In, Impati ently. "I should think I did rotiee tham. seeing that I had to prop him up me and Murcher between us. He was a long chan with a red face, the lower pprt muffled round " "That will do." cried Holmes," What became of him?" "We'd enough to do without lookln' after him." the policeman said. In on aggrieved voice. "I'll wager he found his way home all right." "How was he dressed?" "A brown overcoat." "Had he a whip In his hand?" "A whip no." "He must have lt-tt It behind," mut tered my companion. "You didn't bapnen to see or hear a cab after that?" "No." "There's a half sovereign for you." my companion snld. standing tin and t-iklng his hat. "I am afraid, Ranee, that you will never rise in the force. That head of yours should be for use 83 well as ornament. You might have gained vour sergeant's stripes last P'trht. The rrn whom you held In your hands Is the man who ho'ds the clew of this mvstory. and whom we are seeking. There 3 nr use of argu ing about it now: I tell you that It is so. Come nlong. doctor." We sfirted off for the cab together, leaving our informant incredulous, hut obviously uncomfortable. "The blundering fool!" Holmes Bld bitterlv. as we drove ba"k to our lodg ings. "Just to think of his having such an incomparable hit of good luck, and not taking advantage of It." "I am rather in the dark still. It Is trim that the descrintion of this man tallies with your idea of the second narty in tnls mystery. Put why should he come back to the house after leav ing It? That It not the way of crimi nals. " "The ring, man the ring! That was what, he came back for. If we have no other way of catching him we can al ways bait our line with the ring. I Khali have him, doctor I'll lay you two to one that I have him. I must thank you for it all. I might not have gpne but for you, and so have missed the finest study I ever came across: a study Id scarlet, eh? Why shouldn't we use a little art jargon? There's the scarlet thread of murder running through the colorless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it and isolate It. tind expose every inch of it. And now for lunch. and then for Norman Neruda. Her attack and her bowing are splen did. What's that little thing of Chop in's she plays so magnificently; Tra-la-lalira-lira-lay?" Leaning back in the cab. this ama teur bloodhound caroled away like a lark, while I meditated upon the many- sidedness of the human mind. MAC KAY .MAL.SOI.KU.M IN (HIEENWOOD. cly." I suggested. "The writing on the wall was done with a man's forefinger dipped In Mood. My glass allowed me to ob- eerve that the plaster was slightly lonely. Not a soul did I .meet nil the way down though a cab or two went past me. I was a-strollin' down, thlnkin' between ourselves how un common handy a four of gin hot would STRANDED IN THE DESERT. scratched In doing it. which would not I he. when suddenly a glint of l''it have been the case if the man's nail caught my eye in the window of that had been trimmed. I gathered up same house. Now. I knew that th-m norne scattered ash from the floor. It ! two houses In Lauriston Gardens was xvas dark in color and flrkv such in i emnty on accoupt. of him that owns nsh as is only made by a Trichononoly. ' them, who wont have the drains seed I have made a special study of cigar to. though the very last, tenant that. nshe.s in fact. I have written a mono- j lived In one o' them died o' tynhoid graph upon the subject. I flatter mv-; fever. I was knocked all In a heap. elf that I can distinguish at a glance therefore, at seeing a light in the win tihe ash of any known brand of cigar ' dow. and I susnected as someth'ig tjr of tobacco. It is In just such de tails that the skilled detective differs from the Gregson and I.estrade tvpe." "And the florid face?" I asked. "Ah. that was a more daring shot, though I have no doubt that I was right. You, must not ask me that at the present state of the affiir." I passed my hand over my brow. ""My bead is in a whirl." I remarked: ""the more one thinks of It, the more -mysterious it grows. How came thee ftwo men if there were two men in o an emnty house? What has become was wrong. When we got to the door " "You stooped and then walked back to the garden gate," my companion in terrupted. "What did you do that for?" Ranee gave a violent jump and stared at Sherlock Holmes with the ut most amazement upon his features. "Whv. that's true, sir." he said, "though how you come to know it. Heaven onlv knows! You see, when I got up to the door, it was so still and so lonesome that I thought I'd be none 'of the cabman who drove them? How the worse for some one with me. I could one man compel another to take ain't afeared of nothing on this side poison? Where did the blood cone o' the grave: hut I thoneht maybe It from? What was the object of the was him that died o tvnhold lnspct-murdere- since robbery had no part ' ing the drains what, kil'ed him. The tn It? How came the woman's ring j thought gave me a kind o turn, and there? Above all. why should the sec ond man write up the German word Ttache before decamping? I confess that I cannot see any possible way of reconciling all these facts." Mv companion smiled annrovinglv. ""You sum up the difficulties of the situation succinctlv and well." he said. "There is much that Is still obscure, taough I have quite made up my mind on the main facts. As to poor Le strade's disovery. It was simply a Wind intended to put the police upon 51 wrong track, by suggesting social ism and secret societies. It was -pot done by a German. The A, TT you noticed, was printed some vhat after the German fashion. "Now a real German Invariably prints In the Latin character, so that we may eafely say that this was not written bv one. but by a clumsy Imitator, who cverdid his part. It was simply a ruse, to divert Inquiry Into a wrong channel. I'm not going to tell vou much more of the case, doctor. You tnow a conjurer gets no credit whn once he has explained his trick, md If I show you too much of my method of working you will come to the con clusion that I am a very ordinary Indi vidual after all." "I shall never do that." I answered: "roil have brought detection as near flm ?xaet science os It ever will irrmght In this world." 51y companion flushed up with nleas tire at my words and the earnest wav in which I uttered them. I had al ready observed that he was as sensi tive to flattery on the score of his art as any girl could be of her beauty. "I'll tell you one other thing." he said. "Patent-leathers and Square toes rsme in the, same cab and they vaTked down the pathway together as friendly as possible arm in arm. In nil probability. When they got Inside 4hey walked up and down the room or rattier, Patent-leathers stood still. -wTin Square-toes walked up and I walked back to the gate to see if I could see Murcher's lantern, but there wasn't no sign of him nor any one else?" "There was no one in the street?" "Not. a livin' soul, sir, nor as much as a dog. Then I pulled myself to gether and went back and pushed the door open. All was quiet inside, so I went into the room where the Ileht was a-burnin'. There was a ce-'ile flickerin" on the mantel-piece a red wax one and by its light I saw " "Yes. I know all that you saw. You walked round the room sev ;ral times, and you knelt down by the body, and then you walked through and tried the kitchen door, and then " John Ranee sprang to his feet with a frightened face and suspicion in his eyes. "Where was you hid to see all that?" he cried. "It seems to me that you know a deal more than you ishould." Holmes laughed and threw his card across the table to the constable. "Don't get arresting me for the mur der," he said, "I am one of the hounds, and not the wolf; Mr. Gregson or Mr. Lestrade will answer for that. Go on, though. What did you do next?" Ranee resumed his seat, without, however, losing his mystified exnres- he i sion. "I went hack to the gate and sound ed my whistle. That brought Mur cher and two more to the snot." "Was the street empty, then?" "Well, It was, so far as anybody that could be of any good goes." "What do you mean?" The constable's features broadened into a grin. "I've seen many a drunk chap In my time." he said, "but never any one so rryln' drunk as that cove. He was at the gate when I came out. a-leanin' up ngin the railin's and a-singln' at the pitch of his lungs about Columbine's New-fangled Banner, or some such Fully Equipped Steamer Rests on Sinds Bor dering the Colorado River, There does not seem' to be much use for a ship in the desert country of Cal ifornia, wh i h borders on the Colorado river, yet travelers in that region may see there a veritable "ship of the des ert." Far from any body oi water ca pable of floating even a mud-cow, may be found a big stem-wheel steamer, accus tomed to ply up and down the river, carrying passengers and freight. She has been lying there Hinee last Septem ber, stranded high and dry on the sands a mile and a half from the stream's present cour-e. This strange rendition of affairs has come about simply because Jthe Colo rado, a mighty etream, but one of the most tieacherous of rivers, choe to cut a new channel for itolf early in the fall without notice or warning. One night last September the Alviso tied up to the shore a couple oi miles above Needles, awaiting telegraphic orders. She was loaded with passen gers and supplies, and as travel is sometimes leisurely pursued on the Colorado, all hands turned in for a good night's sleep. I'etween 3 and 4 o'clock, Captain l!ab:-on was aroused by Indians, who warned him that for some reason the river was falling rap idly, and advised him to pull out into midstream as quickly as possible. This the captain tried to do, but the water had already gone down eo low that his prow stuck fast in the mud when he got up steam and tried to turn the paddle wheels and move out into navigable water. And there he has stuck ever since, becoming resigned to his situation perforce and hopefully awiating the flood water that comes down at the times of the melting of the Colorado and Wyoming snows. WHAT THE WISE ONES SAY. IN A $300,000 MAUSOLEUM. Where the Kemains of the I.ate Mill ionaire Mnckiiy Kent. The Mackay mausoleum In Greenwood Cemetery, lirooUlyn. in which the body of the late millionaire now rests, was completed two years ago and is one of the most elaborate structures of the kind In the United States. Its designer was a Keutuokiau and its cost was $:im,i;im). A large granite cross sur mounts the building, and at each cor ner of the roof there Is n life size fig ure. The mosaic work of the marble tloor nnd ceiling Is elaborate, and the Interior Is in the form of a chapel, with nn altar. Electric lights around the celling nre lighted automatically by the opening of the bronze doors of the mausoleum. There are 22 crypts for bodies in the building. The body of Mr. Mackay's son, John W. Mackay, Jr., who wns killed In France in lS'Jo, was placed In the mau soleum soon after its completion, nnd the body of Mrs. Mackay's mother rests there. The body of Marcus Daly has been resting In one of the crypts, pending the erection of a Daly family vault. The body of Mr. Mackay was placed In the crypt directly under the altar lu the mausoleum. POSTERS FOR WORLD'S FAIR. Old Flag Used to Tlrnpe a Figure In Found Effective. Among the poster designs submitted to the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Company Is what Is called the Colum bian series. In posing this poster an old flag with a local history wns ob- BANDIT TRACY. mm Hurry Tracy, the bandit who has been terrorizing Oregon and Washing ton and who In his criminal career has killed nine persons, is a native of Grand Itapids, Wis. His real name Is Harry Tracy Severens and he wus reared nt I'lttsfield, Wis. MSit. JA.NAt.'Slllr.K Knlcker-"Were there nny n8pcW characters about?" Bocker "0nl t policemen." ' m As they reckon time: "now long has she been on the stage?" "Only abolit three divorces." Chicago Recurd-He,. aid. ( Some one hns named a cigur Mary MacLnne. It emits a bin, tiat nnd sulphurous suioke.-St, paui Ulobe. f Nathan nale Is reporteiVito have mm. am sorry mar. I am Dot a nt . i WOllLD'6 iAUt I'OSTKll. He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. The only real belief is in absolute conquest; and the earlier the battle begins, the easier and the shorter it will be. If one can keep irritability under, one may escape the struggle to the (death with passion. Juliana Ewing. There are twenty-four hours in a day, and not a moment in the twenty four in which a woman may not change her mind. De Finol. If you wish tobe miserable you must think about yourself about what v.,u want, what you like, what respect peo ple ought to pay you, and then to you nothing will be pure. You will be as wrctchclae you choose Charles King-ley. tiown. I could read all that in the stuff. He couldn't stand, far less lust; and I could read that, as he: help." -walked, be trrev mo-e and more ex-1 "What sort of a man was he?" As many as 7,287 men have been elected to the national house since the American congress was organized. The number does not include those who have occupied teats and been tliro-vn out on con teats. tained and the figure was draped with the stars and stripes conspicuously dis played. It is thought that circulation In foreign countries of such a design may enthuse Americans abroad. A Gold Cradle. In 1720 a certain German Prince sent to Queen Ulrica Eleouora, of Sweden a cradle of solid gold as a christening present for her child. The ship con taining the gift was driven by a ter rible gale on to the shores of the Island of TJutn, where It became a total wreck. The inhabitants of the Island massacred the shipwrecked mariners and pillaged the ship, but the cradle, by a curious chain of circumstances was saved, nnd now lies buried In a lonely part of the island. The story having by some means revived, the present King of Sweden lias offered 10,000 kronen about 300 to whoever j discovers Queen Ulrica s cradle of goi. I Km ply Koala. I One Sunday morning a countryman , attended service lu a certain London church, aud, fearing lest he should take a seat that was not free, he stopped the ! verier with the follou-lnt nn0u:n... ---- n uc.,tiuu; "HI. Mistor VarJIn, are theer onny o' these scats vacant tlinnt's not full?" After her schooldays nre over the sweet girl graduate Is apt to learn tuut beyond the altar lies the washtub. Even the Wall street graduate has his sheepskin. FAVORITE OF KINGS. Wonder of Her Aste, Mine. Junauschck Is Now Pennllenti. Penniless and suffering from paraly sis, Mine. Funny Jnnnuschek, one of the greatest actresses of her day. the priue of Europe and the wonder ol America, Is llvinj. In a cheap boarding house nt Suratogi; Springs, X. y., hav ing gone to the fa nious health resor In hope of regain Ing her health Once she was rich ond feted and en vied; now all of hoi jewelry has been sold to supply her needs, and she limls herself deserted by all of her friends and unsupplicd with even the common luxuries of the poor. The story of Mine. .Innuaschek's life is romantic, hi her prime she was the queen of the European stage. Uoyal and imperial gifts were showered upon lier. hue numbered among her most ardent admirers the lute Empress of Hussia. the King of Iinvaria, the King of Holland, Louis Napoleon and vice roys, ambassadors and noblemen bv the score. All of these -had paid their tribute to the tragedienne, nnd when she lirst came to the United States, In 1SC7, the jewels she brought with her as presents from her devotees In Eu rope were worth $2i),()00. It hns been said of her. so successful has been her stage career, that she hypnotized her audiences. The Hermit Woman or Oban A woman has for some time past cre ated considerable stir in Scotland by her not only free but apparently obsti nate choice of a hermit's life n a cave, some sixteen miles, from Oban Despite the Inclement weather the woman, who Is apparently about 'forty years old, steadily refuses to leave her cave, and, since the latter is below high-water mark. tin. i..wi : Marquis of Breadulbnne. can not dls ! odeher. She has now strewn some j dried bracken over the cave, but her j Phght during wet weather has 'been .deplorable. The woman's name Is I Christina MacMaster. She speaks En j gllsh and Gaelic. I tnexpeeted Erudition. ! An absent-minded Kunges dropped into a restaurant one lay for luncheon. "What wm ,-ou Imve, sir?" asked the waiter. "Fried eggs, replied the professor.' "Over''" wild the waiter, meaning of course to on YT'Tf lle wa"-'1 them cooked on both sides or only one. "Ova?" echoed the professor, surprised at his apparent familiarity with Latin "Per tuinly. That Is what I ordered. Ova galllnae " This the waiter interpreted is .leaning "extra well done." and that Is the 'iey came to the table. Love's young'urenni Is nlfright until the matrimonial alarm clock goes off and causes a. ude awakening. "I could give nine lives to my country."- iiiirvuru i.uuipoou. "Noodelles never disagrees with any. body." "Yes; that's what make it w disagreeable to have hhu around." Indianapolis News. Father "Well my son. what did too leurn nt school to-day?" Little Proc tor "Not to sass Tommy ilcNutr Chleago Dully News. Ilragge "I wns knocked senseless b; n crlcket-bnll two years ago." The tor In the corner "When does yer expect tor get over It?" Tit-Bits. Truth's echo: "Good men, you knoir, nre scarce." "Yes, I know, and erea bad men have to make themselves u nt times." Boston Courier. The optimist: Grandpa "Well, Flor ace, we haven't caught nny fish; it's hard lines." Horace "Hut we hint good luck digging worms." Chicago Xewi. Puglllstlc.-Nell-"Dld Miss Bllyunt act as if It was a severe blow when she didn't get the prince?" Itelle "Yes, Bhe took the count" Philadelphia lteoord. Sunday-Bchool teacher "And so Lot's wife was turned to salt. Can any one tell why?" Wicked Willy (from tin rear) "She wus too fresh." Harvard Lampoon. Hardhead "Well, every man has i right to his opinion." Pepprey-"Yes, but the trouble Is he can't be made to reullze that there may be a wrong to It." Philadelphia Press. "Thnt author keeps his Identity close ly concealed." "Yes," answered Miss Cayenne; "until I read his books l thought It was due to modesty." "Isn't It?" "No. Discret!on."-Vashlngton Star. Fur from It: Girl with the Gibson girl ueck "Fan Bllllwlnk has hegunto show her age, hasn't she?" Girl with the Julia Marlowe dimple "I should Hay not She's begun to try to bide 1L" Chicago Tribune. It was her first ride In an automobile and she wns deeply Interested In fb horn thnt wns used to notify people to clear the way. "Papa," Bhe said. "Well?" he returned. "Make It snore some more." Chicago Post. 'Haven't you rend thnt lovely new novel?" asked the Drst summer girL "No," replied the other, "the only edi tion of It I've seen has n horrid yellow cover thnt doesn't nccord with anj ot my gowns." Philadelphia Press. Sociable: "Well, well," remarked Fiirmer Korntop at the Zoo, "this here lion 'pears to be real good-natured." "Mebbe," suggested his good wife, "it's one o' them social lions ye read about in the pnpers." Philadelphia Press. "This is a remarkable climate," w!d the tourist "It Is," answered tbe old settler. "Ever since I have been bere I have wondered how n climate could change so many times a day and ever; time for the worse." Washington Star. Upgardson "I hear there Is son complaint that the continual dampnJ Is rendering many pianos useless. Atom "I have heard of Its fulnlns' trrent mnnr ninnos. but I haven't beard any complain about lt"-Cliicago iw une. The superlntendent-"Xow, children, why do we love to go to the beautiful m pits? wiint- dn we find there that always fresher nnd purer than It I" Jj the cltv?" Truthful Tommy " cheerful promptnessj-'Topcorn, i-t-Ex. "Yes, count. In all the park there u no place I like so well as under tt old, old tree." (Sighing sentimental "There are tender nssoclntions, T see." "Aha. I comprehend, mam You have yourself planted the tr- " Punch. "I can't Imagine anything more satisfactory than a meal nt our W Ing house," said the chronic M ' "No?" replied the Impressionable jo man. "Evidently you never got ' from your best girl over tbe telepno" Philadelphia Press. "How does It come you resigned p position ytts oltiee boy?" Innulrw gentleman or little Jimmic; "d an' . like your employer?" "Yes. reP' Jlmmle, "I like hiui well entit, didn't like th' brand uv seegan smokes." Ohio State Journal. our ao" "... . Tit Butler-"!""", It proi"" Baker "Didu't see you in J' mobile yesterday." uecause i was unuer r- Ti.nt'a ivi.cra t aimiit the greater p of the day, Using things thnt lid . of kilter. I don't know ns I wu , much riding In my machine; but . , learn a powerful lot about inacn'' Boston Transcript rt "Got a Dig marine reVZ .WI...J, OU.U ...... . (W "What Is It? Wreck?" osked tn editor. "No. The brig AluntroM Into port from the South Allan tic. she's the first one to come l la w, that doesn't report having W ti, deck covered with volcanic asne! five hundred miles from MairtiniQ Baltimore American. Remarkable Item to-day," said the