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Professional Bit ectory of Wallowa County
The Mystery of - The Yellow Room t . - THOS. M. DILL ATTORNEY-AT-LAW t t W. C. KETCIIUM DENTIST - ENTERPRISE I Office first door south of New f Fraternal Bldg., Enterprise, Ore. ? ,i'.i.-e ItcrianJ Ilulldtug. Independent Phone. Home T 'M,5Sl''3:'3l5''33M'S'i'3':''!-5"3,'5"3 By GASTON LEROUX CHAPTER XXVII. In Which II It Froved That Ons Does Not Always Think of Every, thin. IREAT excitement prevailed when Rouletabllle bad finished. The courtroom became agitat ed with the murmurtngs of suppressed applause. Maltre Henri Bobert called for an adjournment of the trial and was supported In his mo tion by the public prosecutor himself. The case was adjourned. The next day M. Robert Darzac was released ou ball, while Daddy Jacques received the Immediate benefit of "a no cause or action." Search was everywhere made for Frederic Larsan, but In vain. 31. Darzac finally escaped the awful calamity which at one time had threat ened him. After a visit to Mile. Stan gerson he was led to hope that she might by careful nursing one day re cover her reason. Ronletabllle and I left Versailles to gether, after having dined at The Dog That Smokes. In the train I put m number of questions to him. . 'My friend," I Bald, "I am still In the dark as to your reason for going to America. When you left the dan dier you had found out. If I rightly un derstand, all about Frederic Larsan. You bad discovered the exact way be bad attempted the murder?" "Quite so. And you," he said, turn ing the conversation, "did you suspect nothing?" "I don't see how I .could have sus pected anything. You took great pains to conceal your - thoughts from me. Had you already suspected Larsan when you sent for me to bring the re volvers?" "Yes! I bad come to that conclusion through the Incident of the 'Inexplica ble gallery.' Larsan'a return to Mile, fctangerson's room, however, had not then been cleared up by the eyeglasses. My suspicions were the outcome of my reasoning nly, and the Idea of Larsan being the murderer seemed so extraor dinary that I resolved to wait for actual evidence before venturing to act Nevertheless the suspicion wor ried me. and I sometimes spoke to the detective In way that ought to have opened your eyes. I spoke disparag ingly of bis methods. But until found the eyeglasses I could but look upon my suspicion of him In the light ot an absurd hypothesis only. You can Imagine my elation after I bad ex plained Larsan'a movements, I re member welT rushing Into my room Ikt a madman and crying to you: 'E'll get the better of the great Fred! I'll get the better of him In a wny that will make a sensation!' "But one important point escaped as both. It was one which ought to have opened our eyes to Larsan. Do you re - member the bamboo cane? I was sur prised to find Larsan had made no use of that evidence against Robert Dar sac. Had it not been purchased by a man whose description tallied exactly with teat of Darzac? Well, just be fore I saw him off at the train, after the recess during the trial I asked him why be hadn't used the cane evidence. He told me he bad never bad any in tentlon of doing so; that our discov ery of it in the little inn at Episay bad - much embarrassed him. If you will remember, be told us then that the cane bad been given blra In Lon don. Why . did we not Immediately ay to ourselves: 'Fred is lying; he could not have bad this cane In Lon don; be was not hi London; be bought It- in Paris? Then you found out on Inquiry at Cassette's that the cane had . been bought by a person dressed very like Robert Darzac, though, as we learned later from Darzac himself. It was not be who bad made the pur chase. Couple this with the fact we already knew from the letter at the poste restante that there was actually a man In Paris wbo was passing as Robert Darzac. Why did we not im mediately Ox on Fred himself? "Of course bis position was against us, but when we saw the evident eagerness on bis part to find convict ing evidence against Darzac nay, even the passion be displayed In bis pur suit of the man the lie about the cane should have bad a new meaning for us. If you ask why Larsan bought the cane if be bad no Intention of manu facturing evidence against Darzac by means of It, the answer la quite sim ple. He bad been wounded in the band by Mile. Stangeraon, so that the cane was nseful to enable him to close bis band In carrying It Yon remem ber I noticed that be always car ried it "All these details came back to my mind when I had once fixed on Larsan as the criminal. But they were too late then to be of any use to me. On the evening when be pretended to be drugged I looked at bis band and saw a thin silk bandage covering the signs of a slight healing wound. Had we taken a quicker Initiative at the time Larsan told us that He about the cane. I am certain be would have gone off to avoid suspicion. All the same, we worried Larsan, or BaUmeyer, without y COPYRIGHT. 1908. BY BRENTANO'S I "But," I interrupted, "if Larson had I no intention or using The cane as evl-1 deuce against Darzac, why had be made himself up to look like the man when he went In to buy it?" "He had not specially 'made up' as Darzac to buy the cane; he had come straight to Cassette's Immediately aft er be bad attacked Mile. Stangeraon.' CHAPTER XXVIII. UUING the days that followed I hud several opportunities to question Rouletabllle as to his reason for his voyage to Amer ica, but I obtained no more precise an swers than he had given me on the evening of the adjournment of the trial, when we were on the train for Paris. One day, however, on- my still pressing him, he said: "Can't you understand that I bad to know Larsan'a true personality?" "No doubt," I said, "but why did you go to America to find that out?" He sat smoking his pipe and made no further reply. I began to see tbat I "was touching on the secret that con cerned Mile. Stangeraon. Rouletabllle evidently had found It necessary to go to America to find out what the mys terious tie was that bound her to Lar san by so strange and terrible a bond- In America he had learned who La- Sfin was and had obtained information which closed bis mouth. He bad been to Philadelphia. And now what was tbls mystery which held Mile. Stangeraon and M. Robert Darzac In so Inexplicable a si lence? After so many years and the publicity given the case by a curious and- shameless press, now (hat M. Stangerson knows all and has forgiven All, all may be told. In every .phase of this remarkable story Mile. Stan gcrson had always been the sufferer. The beginning dates from the time when, 08 a young girl, she was living with her father In Philadelphia. A visitor at the bouse, a Frenchman, bad succeeded by bis wit, grace and per sistent attention In gaining her affecr tlons. He was said to be rich and bad asked her of her father. M. Stanger aon, on making inquiries as to M Jean Roussel, found that the man was a swindler and An adventurer. Jean Roussel was but another of the many names under which tr-t notorious Pall- neyer, a fugitive from France, tried lo hide himself. M. Stangerson did not know of his identity with BaU meyer. He learned that the man was simply -undesirable for his daughter. Ee not only refused to give bis consent to the marriage, but denied him ad mission into the house. . Mathilda Stangerson, however, had fallen in love. To her Jean Roussel was every thing that her love painted him. She was Indignant at ber father's attitude and did not conceal her feelings. Her father sent ber to stay with an aunt In Clnclnuntl. There she was joined by Jean Roussel and. lu spite of the reverence she felt for her father, ran away with him to get married. They went to Louisville and lived there for some time. One morning, how- ever, a knock came at the door of the house In which they were, and the po- 'Jen entered to arrest Jean Roussel. - It was then that Mathllde Stangerson, or Roussel. learned tbat ber husband was no other than the notorious Ballmeyer! The young woman in tier despair tried to commit suicide. She failed In this, and was forced to rejoin ber aunt at Ciucinnatl. The old lady was over- Joyed to see ber again. She bad been anxiously searching for her and had not dared to tell M. Stangerson of her disappearance. Mathllde swore ber to secrecy, so that ber father should not know she bad been away. A montb later Mile. Stangerson returned to bei father, repentant, ber heart dead with In ber. hoping only one thing tbat she would never again see ber husband. the horrible Ballmeyer. A report was spread a few weeks later that be was dead, and sbe now determined to atone for ber disobedience by a life of labor and devotion for ber father. And she kept her word. All tbls she bad confessed to Robert Darzac, and. believing Ballmeyer dead, had given berself to the joy of a nnlon with him. But fate bad resuscitated Jean Roussel. the BaUmeyer of ber youth. He had taken steps to let her know that be would never allow ber to marry Darzac that he still loved ber. Mile. Stangerson never for one mo ment hesitated to confide in M. Darzac. Sbe showed him the letter In wblc'o Jean Roussel asked ber to recall the first hours of their union In their bean tlful and charming Louisville home. "The presbytery has lost nothing of its charm nor the garden its brightness. be had written. The scoundrel pre tended to be rich and claimed the right of taking ber back to Louisville. Sbe bad told Darzac tbat if ber father should know of ber dishonor sbe would kill berself. M. Darzac had sworn to silence ber persecutor, even if be bad to kill blm. ne was outwitted and would have succumbed bad it not been for the genius of Rouletabllle. The Mystery of Mademoiselle Stangeraon. Mile, loss ir Stangersoa was herself help less in the hands of such a villain. Sue bad tried to kill him when he had first threatened and then attacked ber in the yellow room. She bad, unfor tunately, failed and felt berself con demned to be forever at the mercy of this unscrupulous wretch who was continually demanding her presence at clandestine interviews. When he sent her the letter through the postoffice asking her to meet him she had re fused. The result of her refusal was the tragedy of the yellow room. The second time he wrote asking for a meeting, the letter reaching her In ber sick chamber, she bad avoided blm by sleepkig with her women. In tbat let ter the scroundrel bad warned ber that, since sbe was too ill to come to him, he would come to her and that be would be In her chamber at a par ticular hour on a particular night Knowing tbat she bad everything to fear from Ballmeyer, she had left ber chamber on that night It was then that the Incident of the "inexplicable gallery" occurred. The third time she bad determined to keep the appointment He asked for It in the letter he bad written in her own room on the night of the in cident In the gallery, which be left on her desk. In that letter he threatened to bum her father's papers if she did not meet blm. It was to rescue these papers that she made up ber mind to see blm. She did not for one moment doubt that the wretch would carry out his threat If she persisted in avoiding him, und in that case the labors of her father's lifetime would be forever lost. Since the meeting was thus Inevitable she resolved to see her husband and appeal to bis better nature. It was for this Interview that she bad prepared herself ou the i night the keeper WAS killed. They did meet, and what pass ed between them may be Imagined. He Insisted that she renounce Darzac. Sho, on her part, affirmed hPF love for him: He stabbed her in his anger, de termlned to convict Darzac of the crime. As Larsan be could do it and bad bo managed things that Darzao could never explain how bo bad em ployed the time of bis absence from the chateau. Ballmcyer's precaution were most cunningly taken. Larsan had threatened Darsao aa nv bad threatened Mathllde with the same weapon and. the same threats. He wrote Darzac urgent letters declar ing himself ready to deliver np the let ters that bad passed between him and hs wife and to leave them forever if he would pay blm bla price.- no asked Darzac to meet blm for the pur pose of arranging the matter, appoint ing the time when Larsan would be with Mile.' Stangeraon. When Darzac went to Eplnay, expecting to find Ball meyer, or Larsan, there, he was met by nn accomplice of Larsan'a and kept waiting until such time as the "coinci dence" could be established. It was all done with Machiavellian cunnlug, but Ballmeyer bad reckoned without Joseph Rouletabllle. Now that tb mystery of tbe yellow room has been eleareJ up tbls is not tbe time to tell of Rouletabille's ad ventures In America. Knowing tbe young reporter as we do, we can un derstand with what acumen be bad traced step by step tbe story of Ma thllde Stangerson and Jean Roussel. At Philadelphia be had quickly inform ed himself as to Arthur William Ranee. There be learned of Ranee's net of de votion and the reward be thought him self entitled to for It A rumor of bis marriage with Mile. Stangerson bad once found Its way Into the drawing rooms of Philadelphia, ne also learn ed of Ranco's continued attentions to her and bis iniportuultles for her hand, tie had taken to drink, be bad said, to drown his grief at bis unrequited love. It can now be understood why Roule tabllle bad shown so marked a coolness of demeanor toward Ranee when they met in the witnesses' room on tbe day of tbe trial The strange Roussel-Stangerson mys tery bad now been laid bare. Wbo was this Jean Roussel? RouletabCle bad traced blm from Philadelphia to Cincinnati. In Cincinnati be became acquainted with tbe old aunt and bad found means to open ber mouth. Tbe story of Ballmeyer's arrest threw the right light on the whole story. He visited the "presbytery," a small and pretty dwelling in tbe old colonial style. Which had indeed "lost nothing of its charm." Then, abandoning his pursuit of traces of Mile. Stangerson, be took np those of Ballmeyer. He followed them from prison to prison, from crime to crime. Finally as be was about leaving for Europe be learn ed in New York tbat Ballmeyer bad five years before embarked for France with some valuable papers belonging to a merchant of New Orleans whom be bad murdered. And yet tbe whole of this mystery has not been revealed. Mile. Stanger son bad a child by ber husband, a son. Tbe Infant was born in tbe old aunt's bouse. ' No one knew of It o well bad tbe auut managed to conceal tbe event What became of that son? Tbat U another story, which so far I am not permitted to relate. THE EDO. BURLEIGH & BOYD ATIORNEYS-AT-LAW Practice in all State Courts and Interior Department. Careful at- ! teuiiou to all business. -M"-M"tM'H" 1 n XV SHRAIIAV 4- I LAWYER ' ENTERPRISE I Practice in State and Federal I Courts and Interior Department. 1 C. T. HOCKETT. M. D. f PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON Office upstairs in Bank Build- . , ing. Ind. Home phone in office 1 " and residence. 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