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The Rv I ANTlllN LLKUUA a movement of chairs In the court, ritb a rustling of dresses and an en- ' rge:kr whimpering of "Hushr showed the curiosity that had betu amuW. "It aeems to me." said the president. "that the mystery of the yellow rxm. M. EoulerabNIe. is wholly explained by your hypothesis Frederic Larn I the explanation. We hare merely t substitute him for M Hubert I:.r?:i-. Fvldently the dixir of the yellow room was orn at the time M. Stuusrerson irai alone and that he allowed the man who wascomlnj: out of his daugh ter's chamber to ss without arrest -Ins him perhaps at her entreaty to Told all scandal." "No. M. President." protested the ' young man. "Ton forpet tbnt. stunned by the attack made on her. Mile. Stan person was not in a condition to have nude such au appeal- Nor could she hare locked and bolted herself in her room. Ton must also rememlier that M. Stangerson has sworn that the door was not open." "That, however. !s the only way In which It can be explained. The yel low room was as closely shut as an Iron safe. To use your own expres sion. It was Impossible for the mur derer to make his escape either natu rally or supernaturally. When the room was broken Into he was not there! He must, therefore, have escaped." "That does not follow." "What do yon mean?" "There was no need for him to es cape if he was not there!" "Not there!" "Evidently not. He could not have been there If be were not found there." "But what about the evidences of his presence?" asked the president. "That M. President. Is where J baTe taken hold of the wrong end It ma the time Mile. Standerson sbut berself in her room to the time ber door was burst open it was Impossible for the murderer to escape. H was not found because be was uot there during that time." But the evidences?" They have led us astray. In rea soning on this mystery we must not take them to meau what they appar ently mean. Why do we conclude the murderer was there? Because he left his tracks In the room! Good! I'.u' may he not have been there before the room was locked? Nay; he must bare been there before. Let us look Into the mntter of these traces and ee if they do nqt point to my con elusion. "After the pnbll'atinn of the article In the Matin and wy conversation with th examining magistrate on the jour ney from Paris to Epinay-sur-Orge I was certain that the yellow room bad been hermetically sealed, so to speak. And that consequently the murderer bad escaped before Mile. Btangerson bad gone into her chamber at mid night. "At the time I was much puzzled Mile. Stangerson could not have been her own murderer, since the evldeuces pointed to some other person. The as sassin, then, had come before. If that were so. how was it that mademoi selle bad been attacked after, or. rath er, that she appeared to have been at tacked after It was necessary for me to reconstruct the occurrence nnd make of It two phases, each separated from the other In time by the space of several hours one phase in which Mile, Stangerson bad really been at tacked, the other phase In which those who beard her cries thought she was being attacked. I had not then exam ined the yellow room. What were the marks on Mile. 8tangersoti? There were marks of strangulation and the wound from a bard blow on the tem ple. The marks of strangulation did not Interest me much. They might bare been made before, and Mile. Stangerson could have concealed them by collaret or any similar article of apparel. I had to suppose this the moment I was compelled to recon struct the occurrence by two phases. Mile. 8tangerson had. no doubt, ber ewn reasons for so doing, since she had told her father nothing of It and bad made It understood to the examin ing magistrate that the attack bad taken place In the night during the second phase. 8he was forced to say that: otherwise her father would bare questioned her as to ber reason for baring said nothing about it. "But I could not explain the blow on the temple. I understood It even less when I learned that the mutton bone had been found In her room. She could not bide the fact that she had been struck on the head, and yet that wound appeared evidently to have been Inflicted during the first phase, since it required the presence of the murderer! f thought Mile. Stangerson bad bidden the wound by arranging ber hair Id bands on her forehead. "As to the mark of the band on the wall, that bad evidently been made during the first phase when the mur derer was really there. All the traces of bis presence bad naturally been left during the first phase the mutton bone, the black footprints, the Basque cap. the handkerchief, the blood ou the wall, on the door and on the floor. If those traces were still all there they showed that Mile. Stangerson. who de Sired that nothing, shonbl h known Yellow had uot yet naa time to clear them away. This led me to the conclusion ..- .1... ..,.. . V, I...A k I III.- L "VI U4.-t3 IftlU IflftCU 11.117 one shortly after the other. She had rot bad the opportunity, after leaving ber room and going back to the labo ratory to her father, to get back again to ber room and put it in order. Her father was all the time with her. work 1l. So that after the first phase she did not re-enter her chamber till roid nipht. Daddy Jacques was there at 10 o'clock, us he was every night, but he went in merely to close the blinds and licht the nisht light. Owing to ber disturbed state of ml:id she had forgot ten that Daddy Jacques would go into her rom and had liegged biui not to trouble himself. All this was set forth in the article in the Matin. Daddy Jacques did go, however, and In the '.. dim light of the room saw nothing. "M'le. Stangersou must have lived some anxious moments while Daddy i Jacques was absent, but 1 think she was uot aware that so many evidences had been left. After she hud been at- ' tacked she had only time to bide the i traces of the uiau's fingers on her neck I I aud to hurry to the laboratory. Had I she kuown of the bone, the cap and the handkerchief she would have made j ; away with them after she had goue j j back to her chamber at midnight. She j j did not see them and undressed by the : ! uncertain glimmer of the night light, j J She went to bed wornout by anxiety j ; and fear a fear that bad made ber re- main in the laboratory as late as pos-' j slue, j "My reasoning bad thus brought me I I tit the second phase of the tragedy j when Mile. Htaucerson was alone In i the room. I bad now to explain the revolver shots fired during the second I phase. Cries of 'Help! Murder!' bad been beard, now to explain these? As to the cries. I was In no difficulty: since she was alone In her room these j eouul result from nightmare only. My I explanation of the struggle and noise j that were heard is simply that In her j r.!;-ti:mare she was haunted by the ter ! rible experience she had passed through In the afternoon. In her dream she ees the murderer about to spring upon her. ntid she cries. 'Help! Murder!" Tier hand wildly seeks the revolver she h"d placed within her reach ou the n!sht table by the side of her bed, but hr bund, striking the table, overturns It. aiis! t!.e revolver, falling to the floor. Ci.'charres lte!f. the bullet liidcing In the fe'IiEg. I knew from the Srst that ' tije bullet In the celling mnst bare re-! ! lulted from an accident. Its very posl- j :i"n suggested an accident to my mind j and so fell in with my theory of a ; nluntmaru. 1 no luuger doubted that the attack had taken place before mademoiselle had retired for the night. ' After wakening from her frightful ' rircMm unit ITvintr nil, till frtr haln aha' had fainted. "My theory, based on the evidence of the shots that were heard at mid night, demanded two shots one which j wounded the murderer at the time of : 1IJ--1 IV illlU VUf IJIfU (11 Uf lllllt of the ni'.-htMinre. The evldenee given by tli r.eriiiers before the examining n!::istni'e was to the effect that only one shot had Iwen heard. M. Stnu eerson testified to hearing a dull sound first, followed by a sharp ringing sound The dull sound 1 explained by the f;i'!ii!cr of the marble topped table: the riricii-s sound was the shot from tbf revolver. 1 was now convinced I was rk'lit. The shot tbnt had wounded the h:t:d of t!ie murderer and had caused it to blevd so that he left the Moody Imj Tint on the wall was fired by mademoiselle In self defense liefore tLe ocm.d phase, when she had been really attacked. The shot In the cell in;: wbi-h the Benders heard was the accidental shot during the nightmare. "1 had row to explain the wound on the temple. It was not severe enough to have been made by means of the mutton Inme. and mademoiselle had not attempted to hide it It mnst have been made during the second phase. It was to find this out that I went to the yellow room, and I obtained my answer there." Houletabllle drew a piece of white folded paper from his pocket and drew out of It an almost Invisible object which he held between bis thumb and forefinger. "Thls. M. Tresldent." he said, "is a hair a blond hair stained with blood. It Js a hair from the head of Mile. Stangerson. I found It sticking to one of the corners of the overturned table. The corner of the table was Itself stained with blood a tiny stain-hardly visible, but It told me that on ris ing from her bed Mile. Stangerson had fallen heavily and had struck ber bead on the corner of Its marble top. "I bad still to learn, in addition to the name of the assassin, which I did later, the time of the original attack. I learned this from the examination of Mile. Stungerson and her father, though the answers given by the former were ! well calculated to deceive the examin j ing magistrate. Mile. Stangerson had ! stated very minutely how she bad j 8ent the whole of her time that day. We established the fact that the mur j derer bad introduced himself into the j pavilion betweeu 5 and C o'clock. At a quarter past 0 the professor and bis daughter bad resumed their work. At Z. the orufefcxnr bad been. With bt of Room COPYRIGHT. 19C8. BY BRENTANO'S flauguter. and since the attacK toot place In the professor's absence from bis daughter 1 hud to find out just wbeu he left ber. The professor had stated that ut the time when he aud his daughter were about to re-enter the laboratory be was met by the keeper and held in conversation about the cutting of some wood and the poachers. Mile. Stangerson was not with him then, since the professor said. I left the keeper aud rejoiued my daughter, who was at work in the laboratory." "It was during that short Interval of time that the tragedy took place. That is certain. In my mind's eye I saw Mile. Stangerson re-enter the pavilion, go to ber room to take off her bat and find herself faced by the murderer. He bad been in the pavilion for some time waitiug for her. He bad arranged to pass the whole night there. He had taken off Daddy Jacques' boots, he bad removed the papers from the cabi net and bad then slipped under the bed. Finding the time long, he bad ! risen, goue again Into the laboratory, theu into the vestibule, looked Into tbe garden nnd had seen, coming toward the parlUon. Mile. Stangersou alone. He would never have dared to attack her at that hour if be bad not found her alone. His mind was made up. He would be more at ease alone with Mile. Stangersou in tbe pavilion than he would have been lu tbe middle of the night, with Daddy Jacques sleep ing in tbe attic. So be sbut the vesti bule window. That explains why neither M. Stangerson nor the keeper, who were at some distance from tbe pavilion, bad beard the revolver shot. "Then he went back to the yellow room. Mile. Stangerson came In. What passed must have taken place very quickly. Mademoiselle tried to call for help, but the man had seized her by the throat Her hand bad sought and grasped the revolver wbicb she bad been keeping In the drawer of ber night table, since she bad come to fear the threats of ber pursuer. The mur derer was about to strike ber on the bead with the mutton bone, a terrible weapon in the bands of a Larsan or tsallmeyer. but she fired in time, and the shot wouuded tbe hand that held the weaon. The bone fell to tbe Boor covered with the blood of the murder er, who staggered, clutched at the wall for support, imprinting on it the red marks, and. fearing another bullet fled. "She saw him pass through the labo ratory and listened. He was long at the window. At length he jumped from it She fle.v to it aud sbut It. The danger past, all ber thoughts were of her father. Had he either seen or heard? At any coat to herself she must keep this from him. Thus when M. Stangerson returned he found the door of the yellow room closed and bis daughter In the laboratory bending over her desk at work!" Turning toward M. Darzac. Bouleta hil'.e cried: "You know the truth! Tell us. theu. If that is not how things happened." i don't know anything about It" re ;i'.led J. Dftrzac. "I admire you for your silence. si W Kouletabiile. "but If Mile. Stangerson snew of your danger she would release you from your oath. She would beg o" you to tell all she has confided to you. She would be here to defend you!" M. Darzac made no movement nor uttered a word. He looked at Rouleta bllle sadly. "However," said the young report er, "since mademoiselle la not here I must do It myself. But. believe me, M. Darzac. the only means to save Mile. Stangersou and restore ber to her reason is to secure your acquittal." "What is thin secret motive that couipels Mile. Stangerson to bide her kuowlcdge from her father?" asked the presideut. "That monsieur. 1 do not know," said Bouletubille. "It Is no business of mine.'' The president, turuiug to M. Darzac, eudeavored to induce uim to tell what be knew.- "Do you still refuse, monsieur, to tell us how you employed your time during the attempts ou the life of Mile. Stan gerson?" , "I cannot tell you anything, mon sieur." The presideut tnrued to Bouletabille as If npjiealiug for au explanation. "We must assume. M. President, that M. Bobert Darzuc's absences are close ly connected with Mile. Stangerson's secret and that M. Darzac feels bim !f Sa bouor bound to remain silent It may be that,Larsan. who since bis three attempts has bad everything In training to cast suspicion on M. Dar zac, had fixed on just those occasions for a meeting with M. Darzac at a spot most compromising. Larsan is cunning enough to have done that" The president seemed partly con vinced; but, still curious, he asked: "But what is this secret of Mile. Stangerson?" "Tbnt I cannot tell yon," said Boule tabille. "I think, however, you know enough now to acquit M. Bobert Dar zac, unless Larsan should return, and I dou't think he will," be added, wltb a laugh. "'One Question more." said tbe rvrout Professional Bit ectory of Wallowa County THOS. M. DILL 1 ATTOLMY-AT-LAW t Office first door aouth of New -X Fraternal Bldg, Enterprise. Ore. ; X II BURLEIGH BOYD !? ATTORNEVS-AT-LAW I i. Practire in a'.l Stat Courts and V ' Interior Detriment. Careful at- ,t ; leu Jjn to all business. D. W. SHEAHAN ENTERPRISE mm Practice in State and Federal , Courts and Interior Department. I Trtgi j y s; ry Ji sti tfi iTi jry sy wSAn.gV I C. T. HOCKETT. M. D. ! I PHYSICIAN AND SlRGtOX f' t Office upstairs in Bank Build- ?, mg. in.t Hom nhon in office T and residence. viand is in a ve.low pa-tage. ; vv S-v-J-C M sH-XS ueuu 'AOtiuruiig your explanation, we know that Larsan wished to turn suspicion on M. Bobert Darzac. but why should he throw suspicion on Daddy Jacques also?" "There came In the professional de tective, monsieur, who proves himself an unraveler of mysteries, by annihi lating tbe very proofs he had accumu lated. He's a very cunnius ni:ui, and a similar trick had often enabled ht:.i to turn suspicion from himself. He proved tbe Innocence of cue before nc cuslug the other. Tou cnu easily be lieve, monsieur, that so complicated scheme as this must have leeii lots and carefully thought out in advance by Larsan. He found the oppnrtuutry to rob Daddy Jacques of a pair i f old boots and a castoff Basque cap. whi h the servant bad tied up la a handker chief wltb the intention cf carrr3 - them to a friend, a eharconl burner on the road to Eplnay. Wheu the crime was discovered Daddy Jacques bad Immediately recognized these objects as his. They were extremely com- promising, which explains his distress at the time when we spoke to him about them. 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