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By E. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM.
Author nf "Tht Matter Jttnimer." 'M
Prince of Slimm." 'Wijiti rloua
JUT. Sahin," "Anna the
Copyright. 1005, 1SKM. hy Little. Tlrown.
(C'onttiitioil from Pago Threo.)
"You know," he answered.
"Did you guess last nlqht thai wo
were Impostors V" she asked.
"Certainly not," he answered. "An
drew was tortured with doubts auom
you. IIo believed that you were Phyl
"I am!" she whispered. "I was afraid
of him all the owning. He must have
It seemed to Dnncombo that the
rocks and gorse bushes were spinning
round and the ground was swaying un
der his foot. The wind, which had kept
them both half breathless, seemed full
of mocking voices. She was an impos
tor. Those were her own words. Shu
was In danger of detection, perhaps
of other things. At that very moment
Spencer might have gained an entrance
Into Rutiton House. He felt uncertain
of himself, and nil tho time her eyes
watched him Jealously.
"Why did you come here?" she cried.
"Why do you look at mo like that? It
Is no" concern of yours who I am. Why
tlo you Interfere V"
"Everything that concerns you con
cerns me," ho answered. "I don't care
who you are or who you say you are.
t don't oven ask you for any sort of
explanation. I came to warn you about
Spencer. For tho rest, hero am I yout
friend whatever happens. You are tor
rilled! Don't gj back to the house.
Give me the right to take care of you.
I'll do it!"
Then for the first time a really hu
man expression lit up her face. The
sick fear passed away. Her features
were suddenly softer. The light In her
eyes was a beautiful thing.
"You are kind." she murmured, "kind
er than I ever dreamed anyone could
lie who knew. Will you be kinder
"Try mo!" ho begged.
"Then go away. Forget who I am
Forget who I am not. Shut yourself ui
in your study for twenty-four hour
ami come out without any memories'
at all. Oh, do thin for mo-do tills!"
she begged, with a sudden break In her
She leaned a little toward him. A
long wisp of her hair blew In bis face.
, moment of madness mine to him
with the gust of wind which blew her
almost Into his arms. For one exqui
site moment he held her. Tho violets
at her bosom were crushed against his
coat. Then she tore herself away.
"You are mad!" she cried. "It Is my
fault! Oh, let me go!"
"Never!" ho answered, passionately
clasping at her hand. "Call yourself
by what name you will, I love you. If
rou are In trouble, let me help. Lot
uio go back to the house with you, and
we will face It together, whatever It
may bo. Come!"
She wrung her hands. The Joy had
all gone from her face.
"Oh, what have I done?" she moan
td. "Don't you understand that I am
an Impostor? The man down there Is
uot my father. I oh, let mo go!"
She wrenched herself free. She stood
uway from him, her skirt gathered up
Into her hand, prepared for lllght.
"If you would really do me a kind
ness," sho cried, "get Mr. Spencer to
stop his search for mo. Toll him to
.forgot that such a person ever existed.
.And you too! You must do the same.
"What 1 have done I have done of my
own free will. I am my own mistress,
twill not be Interfered with. Listen!"
She turned a white, Intent face to
jrjinl the house. Dunconibo could hear
nothing for tho roaring of tho wind,
but the girl's face was once more con
vulsed with terror.
"What was that?" she cried.
"I heard nothing," ho answered.
"What can one hear? The wind Is
strong enough to drown even our
"And those?" sho cried again, point
ing with outstretched linger to two
.rapidly moving black spooks coming
inward them along tho winding road
vlilch led from the highway to Huntou
Dnncombo watched them for a mo
ment. "They nro tho Runton shooting
brakes," he declared. "I expect Lord
Runton and the rest of them are com
"Coming back!" sho repeated, with a
yttlo gasp. "But they were going to
snoot all day and dine there. They
ro not expected homo till past mid
alght." "I expect tho shoot Is oft'." Dun
combe remarked. "One couldn't pos
sibly hit anything a day like this. I
yonder they over started."
Uer face was white enough before,
"fcut It was deathljnow. Her lips
nnrteil. 1nt only n llttlo moan ennio
from thorn. Ho lionnl tho rush of
iw.i' nidriM iiml saw hor soring for
IIo wan loft nlonc upon tho
T'XTOX was apparently enjoy
lug Hits relaxation of having
trot rid of practically tho
wlmln of Its miosis for tho
The women servants were going'
tl.el: duties faithfully enough,
i but with a marked absence of any su
perfluous energy. Mr. Harrison, tho
butler, was enjoying a quiet pipe In
1 his room and a leisurely perusal of
the morning paper. Mrs. Kills, tno
much rospe,"tod housekeeper, was also
In her room comfortably ensconced In
tin easy chair and studying a new vol
ume of collected menus which a friend
had sent her from Paris. No one was
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orv one was appreciating a certain
seiiso of peace which the emptying of ,
ilm house from a crowd of more or los.
. . i i -
nv5ii.fliic miosis had brotiuht about. i
In one room only things were differ-
out, and neither Mrs. Fills nor Mr,
Harrison nor any of the
knew anything about that.
It was the
principal guest chamber on the first
lloor, a large and handsomely furnish
ed apartment. Barely an hour ago It
had been left In spotless order by n
couple of painstaking servants. Just
now It had another aspect.
In the middle of the room a man lay
stretched upon the lloor, face dowu-
ward. The blood was slowly trlekllnc,
from a wound lu the side of the head
down on the carpet. With nearly ev
ery breath he drew ho groaned. Over
turned chairs and tables showed that
he had taken part hi no ordinary strug
gle. The condition of the other man
also testified this.
Tho other man was Mr. Fielding. IIo
was down on his knees upon the Hoot
rapidly going through the contents of a
dark mahogany box, which was appar
ently full of papers. Scattered over the
carpet by his side were various strange
looking tools, by moans of which hu
had forced the lock. Mr. Fielding was
not all his usual self. Ills face was ab
solutely colorless, and every few mo
ments his hand went up to his shoulder
hlado and a shiver wont through his
whole frame. There was a faint odor
of gunpowder in the room, and some
where near the foot of the prostrate
man lay a small shining revolver.
Nevertheless, Mr. Fielding persevered
in his task.
Suddenly there came an Interruption.
Footsteps outside In the corridor had
paused. There was a sharp tapping at
the door. The prostrate man groaned
louder than over and half turned over,
proving that ho was not wholly uncon
scious. Mr. Fielding closed the box and
Btaggered to his feet.
lie stood for a moment staring wildly
at the door. Who could It be? He had
asked, as a special favor, that he might
not bo disturbed, and Mr. Fielding
knew how to ask favors of servauts.
Interruption now meant disaster, abso
lute and unqualified tho end, perhaps,
of a career in which he had achieved
some success. Big drops of perspira
tion 'stood out upon his forehead, drawn
there by the pain and this new fear.
Slowly and on tiptoe ho drew near the
"Who li that?" he asked, with won-
"It Is I! Let me in," eamo tho swift
answer, and Mr. Fielding drew a little
breath of relief. Nevertheless he was
angry. He opened the door and drew
the girl lu.
"You fqol!" ho exclaimed. "I sent
you out of tho way on purpose. Why
have you come back?"
Sho opened her lips, hut no words
came. The man on tho lloor groaied
again. She swayed upon hor feet. It
was all so horrible.
"Speak, can't you?" ho muttered ho
twoim lila nfli "'I'lilnira linvn L'Olin
imiiiv iw.ro. I'm wnnniiml. and
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"I was In tho park," sho faltered,
"and I saw them. They are nil conilug
pi - A
Hhcch upon tltc
, "Coining hack?"
I "They arc almost hero. Sir George
Dnncombo told mo that tlioy could not
shoot because of tho wind."
IIo had forgotten his hurt. lie
caught up his hat and coat and pushed
her out of tho room. Ho locked the
door and thrust the key Into his.
pocket. As they walked down tho cor-!
1 rldor ho lit a cigarette.
j A footman met them hi the hall.
"A gentleman has called to see you,
str, n Mr. Speiicr," he announced. "I
have shown him Into the library."
Mr. Fielding appeared to hesitate for
. a moment.
"It Is the man who wants to soil us
the car," he exclaimed, turning toward
' the girl, "but 1 haven't oven sceu it
yet. Potter toll him to wait for a quur-
tnu i.r iiimim '' iiit MfWJiiii iiiTiiiiiir in.
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ward the footman. "I'll Just drive
down to the lodge gates and back.
Come along. Sibyl.'
She followed him to the frint door.
A man was seated at the whiH of the
motor car and turned his heart quickly
as they approached. Mr. Fielding nod
ded pleasantly, though his f: ce was
white with excruciating pain.
"Kept you waiting, I'm aftiid," ho
said. "Can you drive at all lulu wind
"Jump in, sir, and see," the
Bwered. "Is the young lady dining?"
Mr. Fielding nodded and stejped In
to the front seat. Tho girl wasjilready
in the tonnoau. The man sloped lu
his clutch, and they glided nond the
broad, circular sweep in fronl of the
entrance. Just as they staiCed the
wagonette drew up. I
"We shan't bo more than a fv min-
utos." Mr. Fielding cried out,
lds hand. "Sorry you've lost yo r day's
"Hold on a minute and I'll coi e with
you." Itunton called out. "Tat car
looks like going." I
But Mr. Fielding did not licit.
Duncombe, who -had rcturnq from
the park by the Holds, was tossing
the road to enter his own gatej when
a black speck far away on the top of
the hill attracted his attenth . He
stood still 'gazing at it and as In
stantly aware thut It was appti idling
him at an almost Incredible sp nl. It
gathered shape swiftly, and he ivatch
ed It with a fascination whio kept
him rooted to tho spot. Abte tho
wind he could hear the throlMng of
Its engines. IIo saw It round 1 slight
curve In the road with two wftcls In
the air and a skid which sccA'd for
a moment as though It must iinui de
struction. Mud and small stoiw Hew
up around It. The driver was rouch
lug forward over the wheel, to e and
motionless. Duncombe moved :o the
side of the road to let It pass'dth a
little exclamation of anger.
Then-It came moro clearly lntd sight,
and ho forgot his anger lu hlsimaze-
nieiit. The seat next the drl
occupied by a man leaning fi
whoso lace was like the
dead. Behind was a solitary
or. She was loaning over as
trying to speak to her eampaulo
hair streamed wild lu the wli ,
on her face was a look of bin
t fearful terror. Duncombe halfoioved
fbrwnrd. She saw him and fttched
the driver's arm. Ills hand secfled to
fly to the side of tho car, and hi right
foot was Jammed down. WltnL'rlnd
Ing of brakes and tho screanjig of
locked wheels tho car was brolht to
I . .
a standstill within a few feet
IIo sprang eagerly forward. Sfc was
already upon her feet in the roal
I to be continued.
NEWS OF NBBEAiKA.
Death of W. A
Omaha, July 19. Vfllinm
ton, a pioneer and on of tit most
nromincnt citizens of Omalil. died
suddenly at his homdlast nlflit.
Prohibs Call Statt Conven
Lincoln, July 23. he Pro
paity is tho first In 10 field
state convention. C airman
has Issued a call for convorJ
no nem Jiuy si, in iuuuonuui
Lincoln. Tho object I to arrange for
placing a stnto ticketjn the fluid uu-
der the now nrimnry Iw.
Governor Sheldon p St. Louis.
I Innnln Tulw 93 fVnrnnr fihnlilon
has accepted tho lnvation of Prest -
dent Roo3ovelt to attql tho reception
at St. Louis on Oct. 2 Tho governor
loft for Alliance, wlro lie will ad
rirnss tho teachers atihe Junior nor
mal. He will also vis the schools at;
Broken Bow, North ltto and wear
ney beforo returning.
REV. FERGUSON I3SUSPENDED.
Must Answer to Conrence for Al
leged Misconduct Wfc Mrs. Cross.
Lincoln, July 19. o preliminary
hearing of tho Rev. 1 P. Ferguson
of tho First Methodlsthurch of Unl-
I'm' vorslty Place ended Inho ausponslon
of tho minister und 1 case will be
taken beforo tho genui contorenco.
Ho was charged wi misconduct
with Mrs. Cross, a wojm of his con
ac and w-WiWWi it
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WINS A COUNTESS OF SPAIN.
Engagement Announced of Omaha
Banker to Member of Nobility.
Omaha. July 20. Announcement
was made of the engagement ofFrank
T. Hamilton, vice president of the
Merchants' National hank and high In
the financial affairs of tho Omaha Gas
company and tho Omaha and Council
Bluffs Street Railway company, to
Countess Louisa do Cistue of Granada,
Spain. The wedding will take placo
at tho homo of Mrs. Phoebe Hearst
STATE CHAIRMAN FILES SUIT.
Secretary of State Will Not Permit
Name of Sundean on Ballot.
Lincoln, July 23. Upon the refusal
of tho secretary of atato to permit the
namo of John L. Sundean, a Populist,
, to ll0 n,aPfiI, on the noniocratic ticket
, Ml ,,,, ,im-w i,niit ant
In tho direct primary ballot, State
Chairman T. S. Allen of the Demo
cratic state central committee, filed
application for a writ of mandamus
with tho supreme court. A special
1 meeting of the court will take placo
today to hear tho pleadings.
Where They Were Not Bad.
A visitor who was going through tho
penitentiary one day turned to tho
warden and said:
"I suppose you have a good many
bad people hero?"
"Bad! B-id people hero!" ejaculated
tho grny haired warden, with nu air
of comic surprise. "What put that Into
your head? There nro no bad people
here. Why. If they wanted to bo bad,
wo wouldn't let 'em."
Tho warden smiled grimly, and tho
visitor awakened to the fact that the
"pen" was not t!o place whoro peoplo
could nfforl to be bad, even If they
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