The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923, January 15, 1904, Image 7
iwuswini MfyMnt ' T -v v V TliflP ' v t - - - .. . r . . . ,...- -. v- " JlasaMsBBBsfl I ' "" " TT""' " --- - mm bV, H ''''''''''""""'M'i I mind that ho committed tho deod. i i . . i . . . .,,. ,. uiBuiri i r:j fwM THE FATAL O R F Q U By A. L. Harris Amhnrnt"Mln t-optrt ,,(, tsti, tv Oat i 0 3, - " r v r V A ( I CHAPTER XIV. Continued. All. though still legible, wero moro or less Injured by tho Cory ordeal to which ihey hud boou In some decree subjected. Tho fire, which hail stopped before reaching the upper pait of tho body, had been sufficient for thin. He ran his eyo on or them nRaln. What was that? Something which crackled as ho laid his hand upon one f the papers nearest to him. It was a sheet of foreign note paper, much Hinged, nnd written only upon one Hide. He pushed all the other papers to gether In a heap. Then, with the burnt letter before him, with an elbow planted on each side, nnd his head supported between hL hands, ho bent hlnihi'lf to tho task of deciphering whnt still remained. At last, after at least an hour spent In this way, ho niado a gesture of despair. "1 suppose. I must glvo It up. The 1ask is beyond me at least, this por tion of It." llo cast his ee again over tho words. "They toll mo nothing as they nre. They even servo to cast some Impllcn 1lon upon my father's honor, and " He broke off abruptly, and tho color forsook his face. What was it the doctor id hinted at? Something dis creditable in the past? He glanced at tho paper again. "But this speaks of something worse " He gave a hasty look round, as -though he half-feared the possibility of the presenco of a listener, as he whispered tho words "Something criminal'" He took up his pen again, and once more concentrated his whole attention upon the burnt letter. The paper before him contained a -number of broken phrases tho be ginnings end fragments of sentences. The upper part of the letter had been "Something I Jnirncd away, and tho first word which was decipherable was his father's name "Silas." Below this might he read, with fiome difficulty, tho following inco herent scraps of sentences, in which, after all, there was a good deal of guess work: "Hrve not forgotten ... of A twenty years ... on receiving this letter ... at once for Dover . . . expect to reach . . . Thcro Is that between us which . . . not allow you to deny ... I ask . . . and many . . you alono can ... If you refuse I shall . . . that you ... as tho criminal . . . of your youth." Heneath this last sentence ho could make out whnt ho took to bo tho letter J, which apparently stood for the initial letter or tho Christian name, but tho rest of tho signature ' was burned and obliterated. At this moment something again ro- f- called to him tho mysterious words which he had heard tho night before the funeral, nnd he looked round for a possible Interpretation of them. Ills eyo roamed from one object to another! and his tonguo repeated tho words "Tho spring at tho back of the recess!" What recess? Whore? lie rose from his chair and took a sharp turn round tho room. Tho recess! What was meant by tho re cess? "Father." ho said, as though ad diesslng somo one present. "Show mo what you mean." Ho drew up his halr and resumed his seat; but there " was that in his behavior which sug gested one under tho control of som mesmeric influence, or who walked in Ills sleep. Immediately n front of him. lt'i yo rested upon a small door To lils surprise, ho now observed (or thu first time that tho key was In the lock. He turned It and saw papers within, tied up In bundles n :it en dorsed. Somo wero qulto yellow with age, and Fome were more mod' rn. .1 He went to work deliberately until lie had quite cleared tho space. It was not very largo, but now that it was empty it formed a sort of He did not finish tho word oven In his own mind, hut began to pass his lingers over tho panel at tho back, slowly backwards and forwards, an Inch at a tlmo. At last, something seemed to catch liii nail Bomothlng which projected mer so slightly. Ho pressed it the spring at tho back of tho recess firmly. Tlicro was a llttlo Jarring sound, and tho back of tho partition fell forward, re- .AdVUV. ; .,? 'A r& REQUEST N D OUT r r-.ni,.. Vrt-Atr. tit I'utittthtna Company. bystrttt A smith. venllng another compartment behind the first. This at first seomod to contain noth ing but a packet of old loiters, tied round with a faded blue ribbon. They wero his mother's letters, written be fore her marriage, and treasured ever since. A bundle of old love letters. Was thut all? No, there was something else. A photograph, faded and yellow, like tho letters. A photograph of a young man, in tho dress, that now seemed old fashioned and ridiculous, of twen ty or thirty years ago. The features were hardly distinguishable, but on tho back was written a namo and a date "James Ferrers, taken Juno, 1858." CHAPTER XV. The New Client. Mr. John Sharp's offices wero situ ntetl oft the Strand. And at 11 o'clock one morning Mr. John Sharp wa3 rseatcd In his private room, expecting a visitor, or, as Mr. Sharp would liavo expressed it himself, n client. Wlillo waiting for tho latter to put In an appearance, .ho whlled nway the tlrao with tho morning paper. At the particular moment to which wo refer, his attention was ongaged by something in tho top right hand corner of tho outside sheet, which seemed to nfford him a considerable amount of satisfaction. "It certainly does rend well," ho re marked to himself cotnplncently. "I can't deny that, though I did draw It up myself. "I wonder," ho continued, rasping his chin with his forefinger, "whether the gent who's niado the appointment for It o'clock came from tho advertisement, or whether ho was recommended?" The advertisement referred to was as follows: "Sharp's Detective Agency. Swift, can do for you?" sure and secret. All Inquiries con ducted with tho greatest skill nnd dis cretion. Hvldonco obtained on any subject. All communications regard ed as Btrictly private and confidential. Mr. John Sharp promises to nil those who honor hlra by seeking his ntd tho experience of twenty years and the secrecy of the confessional." Mr. John Sharp, ns regarded his outward appearance, was somewhat or tho weasel order. As he himself often said. "Shnrp was his namo and sharp was his nature." "My new client's late," he con tinued, looking at his watch. He opened a door of communication and put his head through. "Jennings!" "Yes3lr." "When tho gentleman comes, don't forget to tell hlin that I'm engaged for tho moment, but shall be at lib erty shortly;-and mind you como In when you hear me bang tho door, and nsk If I am disengnged and can seo tho gentleman now." Tho faithful Jennings performed his duty to tho letter. "I think," snld Mr. Sharp, rising and referring to a memorandum, ns tho gentlomnn was ushered In, "that I have the pleasure of addressing Mr. Durrltt? Will you be good enough to be bcateil." The visitor admitted that was his namo, and took the seat Indicated. "Something I can do for you?" In quired Mr. Sharp, placing the tips or his fingers together Interrogatively. The now cllont, who had with him a small leather bag, opened It, and produced threo artlclos, which he placed upon the tablo beforo him. Thoy consisted of a square, flat pack age, a photograph and a ball from a revolver. "Suppose you begin from tho begin ning and tell mo all about It. I shall not interrupt you," said Mr. Sharp, ns ho opened tho note-book and mois tened a stump of lend pencil with his tongue. , Ho kept his word, though he made copious notes, and for some moments thcro was only tho monotonous sound of tho one voice, as tho now client re capitulated all tho circumstances which had led to his seeking Mr. Sharp's assistance, and which have already been fully gone Into. When ho had finished, "I thought tho namo seemed familiar to me," said tho othor. "To bo sure, I remembor nil the clrcumstancos connected with tho sad affair. And so you think you havo hit upon tho guilty party?" "I nm certain of It," was tho deter mined answer. "I bellcvo I know his name, and havo proof in my own imLiiux:;&iM mind that ho committed tho dood. What 1 want you to do is to traco him for mo or, rather, put mo on hla track nnd let mo nm him down." "Phow!" whistled Mr. Sharp, softly, under his broath. "This Is something qulto out of tho common, this Is. Sup pose," ho said, addressing tho young man, "that wo examine tho ovldonoe. This Is the bullet, you say; and thin a photograph you found among tho deceased gentleman's pnpors, Might I inquire whnt this is?" laying his hand upon the her article. "That la tho letter I spoko or, which made tho appointment which my rather kept, nnd was thus, indirectly, tho cause of Ills death. It Is partly destroyed; but enough remains to eIiow that thoro was" hero ho hesi tated for tho first time "somothlng of tho nature of a secret between them." Mr. Shnrp ran his eyo down tho page "Humph!" ho remnrkod; "something vaguo and unsatisfactory. It certainly seems to hint at some thing of a suspicious nnturo botweon tho two." "Don't make nny mlstuke," put in Ted llurrltt nt this point; "whatever there may ho of that naturo does not cannot apply to my father." "Probably not! Probably not! But you must allow a certain amount of ambiguity of cutting both ways. If wo could provo tho knowledge- of somo ncfnriouF somo" hero ho rorerrod to n sentence In tho copy of tho letter "somo criminal proceedings con cerning tho writer on tho part of tho or thja unfortunnto gentleman who was shot something which lay be tween thoso two alono. Why, then, wo should ho nolo to seo our way. Suppose thoro was a strong provoca tion. Suppose thoso two to bo alono In a rtrst-class carriage. Suppose that a sudden quarrel -arrises between them; thnt tho deceased, ns 1 havo Just said, Is provoked to utter throats as to what ho may or may not do. Suppose tho ono threatened, who car ries a revolver, makes up his mind to silence him onco for all by tho mentis of n bullet through his brain." His client nodded. "Now," continued Mr. Sharp, "be foro proceeding farther, Just lot us como to an understanding aa to what you want mo to do?" "I wnnt you," was tho answer, "to trnce this other from the tlmo that ho was Inst seen." "Very good," from Mr. Sharp. "And to traco his history back wards from thnt time." "And tho party's name?" Ted handed him tho photograph and showed him what was written on tho back. "Very good, sir. I think wo under stand each other. And you would wish mo to begin my Investiga tions ?" "At once!" There was a little discussion hero about terms, expenses, etc., which, be ing satisfactorily nrranged, tho client rose nnd prepared to take his depar ture. "You will lcavo mo this" tho de tective Indicated tho photograph "ami your copy of tho letter?" Ted nurrltt assented and replaced the other articles. "I shall mako a point," said Mr. Sharp, "of going through the report of tho Inquest again to refresh my memory, and in case thoro should bo any llttlo fact thnt may havo escaped yours. You havo to prove" checking tho Items off on his flngorB "First, thnt tho man wo want wroto that let ter; secondly, that ho was tho other passenger, und, thirdly, that ho fired thnt shot." Tho answer was firm and concise: "I don't require you to prove the murder so much as to traco tho man, nnd, when you have douo so leave him to me!" (To be continued.) A Yankee Trade. Tho old Yankeo skill at driving a bargain is not being lost. A woman visitor nt n fashlonahlo resort on the Maine coast last summer wont to tho Unlversnllst church In the placo tho first Sunday morning of her slay, and was politely shown to a seat. There was no hymn hook, however, but tho occupant of tho pew behind her reached over and placed ono in her hands. At tho close of tho servlco tho visitor turned and thanked tho person, saying as sho was to attend that church all summer she would llko to buy a hymn hook. "Well," said tho other woman, "I guess you can havo that book If you'll give mo a pair of blnck gloves, No. 7." Very well," said tho visitor. Tho next day sho went to Portsmouth, purchasod tho No. 7 black gloves for 11.50 and duly re ceived tho mho of tho hymnal in ex chnngo for thorn on tho following Sim day. Boston Hornld. One Thing to Avoid. 'Yes," Bald tho groat man, "I am going to write a book of personal rec ollections. I think I am prominent enough to do that, don't you?" "Oh, yes, you'ro prominent onough, hut I'd llko to caution you about ono thing." "What's that?" "For tho purposes of publication, don't recollect anything about promi nent men now living." "But they're Just the people I want to write about. Thoso are the kind of reminiscences that will mako tho book Boll." "Oh, well, suit yourself, bur, remem ber that I warned you." "What's tho dangor?" "Why, Just as soon as you bttg'ja. to recollect things about thom they will begin to recollect things about yoa." "I hadn't thought of that," romark4 the groat man. Cincinnati Post. Women Inventors, Tho United States has grantod 3,500 patonts to women. : l- ... ;v-, ji, . - - V. , ,. J, .a 'Aj'AAfCxiA l.v WLlly.a4!-.v'lt flBi i ffiTOB Y Till MMh-iiTlr IrflTil toTii yiilJIffii I .Vi '. j rlJSi j 3y f ' Ljgt vjJjfS99 32!S-JggJ L f- 1 Vug W grBVER. Stole Collaretteo. The vogue of the stolo collarette In an established fact nnd Its number nnd variety Increase day by day. Tho two shown are among the best offered and afford a choice of shape and style. Number One Is mndo of mole skin with trimming of ermine and Is shaped to form n deep round collar nt tho hack, with stole ends thut tiro nnr- 4609 Stolo Coll&ri'ttt-a, ono olio tower nt tho waist line nnd btoader nt tho lower edge, where thoy terminate in points. Number Two Is shown In Persian lamb cloth with black silk ornaments, making a finish at the front. The col lar portion Is nquaro nt both trout and hack and tho stoles are wider ut tho ends than at the collar. Both designs arc available for all the materials used for collarettes, fur, lamb cloth, velvet nnd tho like. To cut either ono will requite U& cards 27 Inches wide. Tho pattern 1609 Is cut in the medium size only. Apple Tnploca Pudding. Suppose you put n half cup or tnpl oca, to soak over nlRht. 1 have a white-lined granite kettle, and put the tnploca to soak In thut. In the morn ing put a little wnter in; lot it sim mer slowly, until transparent; put a tablespoon of butter In, a llttlo salt, nutmeg, a stick of cinnamon, sugar to taste; then pare nnd quarter apples and put In. Put In as many apples as you waul, and cook until apples are tender. You will havo something pretty nice. You can havo rhubarb and tapioca, strawberries nnd tnploca. raspberries and tnploca. Cook on lop of Ktovc. November First. Seven Gored Skirt. The seven gored skirt that flares freely and gracefully at tho lower portion retains all Its vogtio In pplto of tho many novelties Introduced. This ono ulluvvs of cither the inverted plnlts or habit h a c It . a nil i b t r I m m o d with Bhaped straps thnt add much to Its Btylc. As shown it Is made of nut brown hopsncklug, with straps of broadcloth piped with velvet, and Is stitched with cor tlcelli silk, but all 4610 8vnn doled lflaro Skirt, 22 to 34 wotst. matorlals used for sklrta and for en tire gowns aro suitable. Tho skirt is cut in seven gores that nro shaped to widen generously below tho knees and to provide tho fashion nblo flare. Tho back gores aro cut for lnvorted plaits, but can be cut off at indicated lines when the habit ef fect Is preferred. Tho straps aro pointed at tholr ends and aro ar ranged over tho gores before the skirt Is seamed. Tho quantity of material required for the medium stzo Is 9' yards 21 Inches wldo, 44 yards 41 or 4V6 yards 52 Inches wide whon material has fig ure or nap; 3V ynrdn 44 Inches or 3,i yards 52 Inches wldo whon material lias neither figure nor nap. Tho pattern 4C15 Is cut In alzes for a 22, 24, 2G, 28, SO and 22 Inch waist measure. Violet Is a favorlto color. Velvet meltings trim frocks. Jeweled clasps aro much liked. Painted wood buttons nro noted. Tho best velveteens will not wear off. Lnced effects in ribbon arc still noted. Walking skirts Just touch tho ground. Riveted steel arrows trim Binart hats. Oranges decorate a big brown fur hat. Lace Is conspicuous on somo of tho now hats. Many dcllcato tones aro beautiful with brown. Forty-flvo inches is tho poplar coat lengths. It's a fad to havo tho slipper heels match the gown. Coat tails of laco aro clever on an cvonlng toilet. An odd panel skirt is arranged over plaited skirt. Latest in Linen Collars. Stiff linen collars aro acquiring more wonderful shapes each week, indicat ing a largo rosorvo of Ingenuity among their originators. Somo or tho latest and also tho prottlost nro designed with tho Idea of dispensing altogether with tho supplementary bow or tie, therefore, llttlo V-shaped extensions HenjnpNas THE 1 In front, tho fastening, of course, be ing effected nt tho back. Eminently original Is ono composed of nltcrnnto rows or the white linen nnd lattice work, the latter threaded through tho velvet ribbon to mutch the rrock or blouse, ami tied in graduated bows In front, while another, embroidered with a heavy raised pattern in threadwork, bonsted a triangular emplccement in ft out an a substitute for the tto. A Moonlight Dress. Ono of (ho most charming flights fashion tins taken Is In tho form of n "moonlight dress." TIiIb most won derful effect can ho achieved with layers of filmy chiffon gauze, nnd sheer glistening Liberty silk in theso shades: stiver, whlto moonlight blue, grny and other pale shades. Thoro havo been sunset gowns In purple, rose, retl gold, mnuvo cream and turquoise blue, nnd autumn gowns in the richness of color thnt season suggests, also winter continues all white and cold nnd sparkling, hut never before u moonlight offtvt with all Its poetic, fancy. Kxperts havo proved how beautiful It can bo In blending these requisite shades nnd material. Advantages of Fur Hato. Poverty Is sometimes a safeguurd. Tho expensive and fashionable fur hat has been found unwholesomo for the hair, and ono worn as constantly A DAINTY LITTLE WAI8T. t ,'! ' '', i tititlVlSfSff'(Sifhy!PS'S'il3 Young girls nro nlways charming when dressed In white. This pretty waist combines crepo do Chlno with a bertha of cream laco and is exceeding ly effective. Tho shirred yoke Is a fenture and the bertha gives tho broad shoulder effect of fashion, wlillo tho sloevos aro shirred to fit the nrms snugly above the elbows, but form soft drooping puffs nt the wrists. All as any womnn finds It necessary to wear a hat would soon mako tho wearer bald. So women who havo boon envying your wealthier sisters this headgear comfort yourselves, for If they havo tho hat you havo tho un impaired head of hair. A Sensible Skirt. Tho best material for an overy-day skirt is twilled tnffcta. It Is firm, noiseless and soft onough to bo unpre tentious, nnd, In splto of tho fnd for checks antl plaids und Roman btrlpcs, a black twilled taffeta, tlght-lltted and plaited at the foot, escaping tho ground a full two Inches, Is unques tionably a modest and profltnblo pur chase. Most Economical Gloves. French kid gloves look fresh much longer than sucdo ones, and a kid that Is Boft and clastic Is better than n hard one. ir when wearing kid gloves your hands hecomo hot, breathe Into tho gloves ns soon as you take them off. This helps to prevent tho kid from hardening. Fashions for Wee Folks. Palo green In tho soft, cool shades is very pretty for Bashes, hair bows and tho llko, to accompany whlto frocks. Frocks for very small folk aro in the French form, with long waist and much abbreviated skirt, standing out crisply In ono-pleco prlnccsso form. Tho onc-plcce frocks take various forms. Most of them aro plaited In sldo or box plaits from collar band to hem, and with them Is worn a bolt In Russian style. Whlto wool frocks aro effectively trimmed with bands ot bright plaid silk bordered by whlto fiber braid. Stitched bands ot silk In plain colors trim somo of tho plaid frocks, and when, as Is often the caso, the model has a sailor collar and scarf, tho model has a sailor collar and scarf, this col lar may bo of tho taffota, hoavlly stitched at the edges, and tho scarf will bo ot tho silk. ji535 lfMgBBBgir II EACUPS Girl's Suspender Costume. Suspender frocks make ono of th latest novelties for llttlo girls and are exceedingly charming. Thin one la mndo with n box plaited gulmpo ot whlto lawn, whllo tho dress itself Is ot roso colored cashmere, stitched with cortlcellt silk, and Is delightful In color ns well as stylo, but tho de sign can be reproduced In any of the 48M Ulrl'i Dos Platted Btupendtr Cottiime, 0 to 12 rears, season's materials, In nny shade thai tuny be preferred. Tho suspenders, which mako tho essential characterise tic, aro delightfully childish In effect! and nlso servo to kcop tho skirt lij placo. Tho dress consists of tho guimpo, materials Boft enough for shirring are appropriate and the design suits both tho Beparato waist and the entire1 dress. The quantity of material ro- quired for a girl of 14 years ot age lot 3?l yards 21, 3 yards 27 or 2 yards 44 Inches wldo with yards ot lace A May Manton pattern, No. 4414, sliesj 12 to 1G years, will bo mailed to any address on receipt ot ten cents. WWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA skirt and suspenders, Tho gulmpo is laid In box plaits that aro stitched at, each edgo and is closed Invisibly be- neath tho one at center back. The sleeves nro plaited nbove the elbows, but soft and full below. Tho skirt Is straight and laid in box plaits whose edges meet at the belt and flaro apart) slightly as they approach tho lower edge. The suspenders aro made In two sections each, tho back ones cut in points that overlap tho front, and aro attnehed to tho belt by moans of buttons. Tho quantity of mntcrlal required for tho medium bIzo (10 years) Is 4,d yards 21 Inches wldo, 3 yards 27 Inches wldo or 2 yards 44 Inches wldo, with 1 yardB 3G Inches wide for gulmpc. The pnttern 4605 Is cut In sizes for girls ot C, 8, 10 nnd 12 years of age. Rich Velveteens. Changcablo velveteens havo the lool ot tho richest velvets from Lyons and nro particularly fine and rich when onj of tho colors Is black, This gives tref mendous depth. Somo choice exam' pics como at 75 cents a yard. , Readers ot this paper can aecure say Ms Manton pattern Illustrated above by fllllogoua all blauks In ooupon, aud mailing, with 10 cents, ' toE. . UarrUonA Co., 6J Plymouth Plaoe, Chi taio. 1'altern will be mailed promptly. Name , Town State.... Pattern No . . Walit Mauure (ltforiVlrt) , Dut Measure (If for waist) Age (If child's or miss's pattern)..... -Write plainly. Fill out all blanks, Enclose, 10a Mall to E. E. Uai rUoa Jt Co. , to PlyatoviUs, PUoe. Galeae a ' I s jSSNk si M ill H 7 tm j i I p 4 SM y.l 86t ,- j, r. M .