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Devil 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 th~ counsel for the defence. When the sound of Etwald's carriage had died away in the distance, Jen, who had hitherto kept .silence, raised his head and looked at David. "Well, .sirl" he said, in an icy tone to his adopted son. "I am waiting for .Von to explain this very extraordinary conduct." "Jliijor Jen, 1 have no explanation to pive you." "What!" cried his guardian, rising. "Do you dare to si:, there anil tell me that you are a traitor, a coward, an ungrateful man? What will every one say, when they learn that you intend to defend Etwald?" "They will say almost as cruel things ns you have said," returned David, still composed. "Hut 1 do not care for the opinion of the public. 1 act according to the dictates of my own eonscien :e. 1 have an excellent excuse." hat is it, if I may be so bold as to ask?" "I refuse to tell you at present." Indeed: and am 1 ever to learn the reason of your extraordinary beha vior?" "Yes. Major. You shall learn my .reason aj.— the trial. 1 shall explain it when 1 make my speech for the de fence." "David, there is something very ex traordinary in your gehavior, and you refuse to give me your reasons there for. If 1 wait until the trial, will you explain "Yes. I have already told you so. In my speech for the defcnce you will be fully satisfied that I have good cause to act as 1 am doing." "Very good," replied Jen, calmly. "Then 1 shall say nothing to anyone about your very curious behavior. I shall work hard to secure the condem nation of this sooundrei. You can do your best to save him. But against you, or for you, shall not open my mouth. At the trial I shall expect an explanation." "You shall have it." "But," added Jen, "as until that ex planation we are enemies—although not openly so—I shall require you to leave my house." "I 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 against 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 steal tho devil-*tick, 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 lo 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-fill ing 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 evidcr.cc 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 you or I to gain possession of that •»tone." "Where is it?" "Etwald carries it on hla 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 1 Br the Author of Ths Mystery of a Hansom Cab, ." 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 1m plorings of Isabella, the negress posi tively declined to say a word against the Great Master. "While dat big man hab de Voodoo Stone, I do nothln'—nothin'," she said. And from this obstinate position they all failed to move her. "Wby don't you set Stone yourelf. if you adore it so much?" cr'od Mrs. Dallas, exasperated by this obstinacy. "Ah, if I hab dat Voodoo Stone, I be roat great—de queen ob the de-bbies. 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 word to mother or daughter, who were both in tears, she left the room. In the afternoon she was nowhere to he found, and both Mrs. Dallas and lsa-~ bella came to the ennektsion that she had fled to avoid being forced into giv ing incriminating evidence. They fell into one another's arms, and wore lie side themselves with terror. All the evil done by Dido and Etwald seemed likely to fall upon their inr»eent heads. "Still, there is hope," said Isabella. 'We will speak to Major Jen, and ask him to send the police after this rea ed 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 til! 0 o'clock that he presented himself at "The Wigwam" anil heard the story of Dido's flight. "But she can't be very far away." said Jen, hopefully. "1 saw her in Deanminster, and thought she had uone 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 Stone," said Jen, wondering what she meant. Dido opened her clenched list. The Voodoo Stone lay in the palm of her hand. 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, tho stone was now in the possession of Dido, and for some reason, which Jen was unable to fathom, she was quite content to betvt»}' her share in the plot. By changing hands the Voodoo Stone had transformed Dido into a traftn.oS. However, as the advantage derived from the transfer was all on the side of the proseeuption. 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 9C David, who pointedly kepi 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 she 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 the}' 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 ruse laid down the devil stick, at which he bad been looking. When on his feet be glanced round th» court and caught the gaze of Isabella, who was staring eagerly at him. Then he turned to his client. Dr. Etwald smiled coldly 011 bis 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 tin- guilty person. It was 1, 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 1 bribed her to give it to me. I pretended to go to the city 011 the night of the murder, but, inste ul of doing so. I remained in the grounds of Mrs. Dallas, where I obtained the 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 off. The dev il-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'.?. At once the iron tongue, with its drop of venom, appeared. With the sharp point he made an irregular wound the palm of his hand, and cast the devil-stick on the table l/cfore him. A moment afterwards, amid the silent horror of the crowded court, he 'ell down—dead. CHAPTER XXII. 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 In his rooms body of the dead man taken to the residence of Major at the confession signed which UM by was Voodoo substantially once Dr. Etwald was set at liberty on the charge of murder. Whereupon he returned to his house as though nothing had happened. Mrs. Dallas aiul Isabella came back to "The Wigwam," but without Dido, on '-he day when the trial terminated in so tragic a manner the negress disappear ed. and with her tin- 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 tfrev bead. "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 surprtso. "Do yen 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, ait that black witch. 1 wish sJiie could be caught." Dido was never caught. She was too clever to give the police a chance of laying hands 011 her. l.ike a stone cast into a wide ocean she disappeared from Deanminster, and. possessed the Yondoo 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 over 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 lite corpse of David was here. The corpse of Mau rice, where? Only Dr. F.twald could answer the question, and lie, released on the charge ot murder, was now out 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 iille.l the last few weeks, Jaggard entered the library, and announced that Mrs. Pallas and her daughter wishes to see him. Al though lie was tin willing to speak to those who had caused these troubles, Jen had 110 reasonable grounds for re fusing an interview. Therefore he gave orders that the ladies should be shown 111:1 the dm whig-room. When he re paired thither, however, he found to his surprise that .Mrs. Dallas only was waiting for him. "1 could not gel 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 sa y. "Why did she not come in?" aslcad Jen, coldly, for he did not feel very amiably disposed towards the widow. "I don't know. She is a strange i?l.*l. Major, and the events of the last f^W weeks have shaken her nerves." "They have shaken mine," retorted Jen, grimly. "Hut 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, aftet what bas taken .pU'.ve h?re, 1 can stay no longer in America. I shall sell my house and leave for the West Indies with my daughter within the month. "1 think it is the best tiling you caji do," said Jen, brusquely. (To hp II IT Hired Vfcl[i. 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 lata 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." ifi "I get to work when I gets ready," was the reply. "How do you manage 'bout the brek fus?" "Oh, I pays the missus to cook df brek 11 s.''— Harper's .M aga /.i 11 e. \MV for Knkcii A neatly dressed woman rushed intt a Euclid avenue grocery yesterday and priced the different sizes of pots ot baked ber.ns that the grocery keepa 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 serve?" inquired the clerk, ready to advise. "Oh, I'm not buying thr. to serve," the customer replied. "Of course shall use thom, but I'm getting them to keep my hands warm on the car. I came away from home without eithei muff or mittens."—Cleveland Dealer. I*rov«Ml lit* I tiiioreiicr. "He proved his client's innocence of burglary by producing an alibi." 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