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INFLUENCE OF THE MOTHER
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'ILLUSTRATIONS dY RyvfiJt&J'
ttrrmcur ito cr flOMi-fttiWu'ca.
MlMi4 Iiiiioh, Hjilnslor ami Kiisinllnn of
Oi'itiuJt) and Hillary, i-ilnlilli'liivl mini
hut lic.iuiitinitiiH at HtinnyM u. 'J.'"".1
Uip hull. Ortrtiili- riml her I un J., 1'n'1
H.illoy, Imil roiiviTHi-il In Hi" W Haril
lonm hlmrlly lioforo tin- iniirlcr l)t?.-'
tU.tiiiiili'H(in licensed Mlv mios if 'I " l
lug ImcIc evidence CiHMir Hti.loy "f 'u'
AriiiHlriuiK'H limiU, defunct, wiw "rits'ed
f(r riiibcazliinciil I My AriiinroiiB
leutli wan iiiinmnuMMl. MiilcyH Into i,
Ixmlye. AriiiHlroiiK, tnl.l llilsoy llnil while
Him Hllll loved lilin. alio was to nmrry i in
otlui II do Moped Unit IT Walker w.ib
Hie niiiti. IouIho win found uneoiyu'lmiM
nl tin- hollotii of tin' olri'Ulnr HlnliciiHe.
Klic H.ild Miiualliltix had brliBhuil by he'
In the d.irlt on Urn atnlrway and mm
fainted llalley In HiispieliMl of Art 11
Mroiiu'H nun der. TIioiiiuk. the lodi,"Ueei
er. mm found dead with a noli1 In l'
paclirt lii-urltiK tlio name "l.uc en Hi
line." A ladder found out of plaee deep
eiia I In mystery The Htahle.i were
l.i.i iicd. ami In UK tlarU MIhm I ti - m! t
nn liiliudrr Mnliey iiiyatrihiusly (IIhup
pearwl IIIh nulo vnn found wrecked v
a height train, It developed I liiNey I ml
mi HiKiimoiifln Iho library with n woman
before Ilia dlRapimiranec. New eoolj ills.
iippcnm. Minn Innefi learned llulHi-y wiih
itllvo Dr Walker's f.uo become livid
nl mention of tho name of Nina larrliiK
ton ICvldeneo win seeured from a Iramp
llml a nun. HUPiiosedly HuIhcv. ImtJ hee i
lioiind and Kiiggcd mid thrown Into mi
cinptv ho, car Clertrmle wan m using.
llimtliiK for hor. MIhm Uiiicm ran Into a
mini and fainted A eonfedmale of nr.
Wallior confoiiHid bin part In llio my8-trry.
CHAPTER XXIX. Continued.
"Blto fltruck mo iih lining an ugly
niiHtotiiur. and when uho loft, about U
o'clock, mid went across to llio Arm
KlroiiK plnco, t wan not far liohlnil bur.
Sho walltod all around tho limine llr.it.
Inditing up at tlio windows. Thou alio
rang tbu bull, and tho ininuto tho door
was opi-nod nho was through It, and
Into tho ball."
"How long did nho nlay?"
"That's tho queer part of It," Hlggs
Hitltt ungorly. "Sho didn't como out
(lint night nt all. 1 wont to bud at
daylight, and that wns tho last I
board of hor until tlio next dny, when
1 saw hor on a truck at tlio stiitlon,
covered with a sheet. Slio'il been
struck by tho express and you would
haidly bavo known bur dead, of
courso. I think sho stayed all night
In thu Arnwtrong house, and tho
agent said sho was crossing tlio track
to tako tlio tip-train to town whon tho
express struck her."
"Another clrclo!" I exclaimed.
"Thon wo nro Just wbcro we started."
"Not so bad as that. Miss Innos,"
Itlggs said oagorly. "Nlnn Carrlngton
camo from the town In California
where Mr. Armstrong died. Why waa
tho doctor so afraid of hor? Tho Car
rlngton woman know something. I
lived with Dr. Walker seven years,
mid I know him well. Thoro are fow
things ho Is afraid of. I think lie killed
Mr Armstrong out in tlio west some
whoro. that's what I think. What else
tie did I don't know but bo dismissed
mo and pretty nearly throttled mo
for lolling Mr. Jmnicson boro about
Mr lanes' having been at his olllco
tho night bo disappeared and about
my bearing them quarreling."
"Wlint wiib It Warner overheard tho
woman say to Mr. Innos In tho li
brary?" tlio detective asked mo.
"Sho said 'I know thoro was some
thing wrong from tho start. A man
ihii't well one day and dead the npxt
without some reason.' "
How perfectly It all seemed to fit!
Koslo. Tin1 domestic force was now
down to Mary Anne and Mddy, with
llio umlcr-g.trdciicr's wife coming
i very day to help out. Fortunately,
Warner and tho detectives wero keep
ing bncl'.elor hall In the lodge. Out
of deference to Llddy they washed
their dishes once a day, and they con
cocted iieer messes, according to
their several abilities. They had ono
triumph that they ntc regularly for
breakfast, and that clung to their
clothes and their hair tho rest of the
day. It was bacon, hardtack and
onions, fried together. They wero nl
most pathetically grateful, however, I
noticed, for an occasional broiled ten
derloin. It was not until Gertrude and Itoslo
had gone. and Sunnysldo bnd settled
down for tho night, with Winters at
tho foot of tho staircase, that Mr.
Jamioson broached a subject he had
evidently planned before lie enmo.
'Miss Innes," lie said, stopping mo
as I was about to go to my room up
stairs, "how are your nerves to
night?" "1 havo none," I said happily. "With
Halsey found, my troubles have gone."
"I mean," bo persisted, "do you feel
as though you could go through with
something rather unusual?"
"The most unusual thing I can think
of would be n peaceful night. Hut If
anything Is going to occur, don't daro
to let mo miss It."
"Something Is going to occur," he
said. "And you're the only womnn I
can think of that I can tako along."
llo looked at his watch. "Don't nsk
mo any questions, Miss Innes. Put on
of hendstoncs, antl although, when I
found myself last. I had an instinctive
denim to keep looking back over my
shoulder, I found that, the first uncnsl
ncsa pist, a cemetery at night Is much
tho "ame as any other country place,
nilod with vague shadow's and unex
pected noises. Once, Indeed but Mr
.Inmlcson said It was an owl, and I
tried to believe him.
In tho shadow of the Armstrong
granite shaft wo stopped. 1 think the
doctor wanted to send mo back.
"It's no place for a woman," I benrd
him protesting angrily. Hut tho de
tective said something about wit
nesses, and the doctor only came over
and felt my pulse.
"Anyhow, I don't bellove you're any
worse off here than you would bo In
thnt nlghtmnre of a house," ho said
finally, and put his coat on the steps
of the nhnft for me to sit on.
There Is n sense of desecration, of
a reversal of the everlasting fitness of
things, In resurrecting n body from Its
mother clay. And yot that night, In
the Casanova cburchynrd, I sat quiet
ly by, and wntclfed Alex and Mr.
.Jamioson steaming over their work,
without a single qualm, except the
fear of detection.
Tho doctor kept a keen lookout, but
no one appeared. Once In a while
ho camo over to mo, and gave mo a
roassuring pat on the shoulder.
"1 never expected to come this," he
said once. "There's one thing sure
I'll not bo suspected of complicity. A
doctor Is generally supposed to bo
handier at burying folks than at dig
ging them up."
' When Churchyards Yawn.
It was on Wednesday Hlggs told us
the story of his connection with somo
incidents that had been previously un
explained, Hnlscy bad buna gone
since tho Friday night before, and
with tho passage of each day I felt
that ho might bo carried thousands
of mllos In tho box car, locked In. per
haps, without water or food. I had
read of cases whoro bodies had been
found locked In ears on isolated sid
ings In llio west, and my spirits wont
down with every hour
Ills recovery was distlned to be al
most as sudden as his disappearance,
and was due dliertly to tho tramp
Alex had brought, to Sunnysldo. It
seems tho man wns grateful for his
release, and when ho h nriied some
thing of llalsoy's whereabouts from
another member or his fraternity
for It Ib a fraternity ho wns piompt
In lotting us know.
On Wednesday evening Mr. Jamie
sou, who hnd been down at tho Arm
strong bouso trying to see Umlse
and falling was met near tho gate at
Sunnysldo by nn Individual precisely
as repulsive and unkempt :ib the one
Alex had captured. The man knew
tho dotcctlvo, and ho gave him a
pleco of dirty paper, on which was
scrawled tho words: "llo's at City
hospital, Johnsvlllo." Tho tramp who
brought the papor protended to know
nothing, oxcopt this: Tho paper had
boon passed along from a "hobo" In
Johnsvlllo, who seemed to know the
information would bo valuable to us.
Again tlio longdistance telephono
camo Into requisition Mr Jmnicson
called tho h,ospital, while wo crowded
around him. And when there wan no
longer any doubt Hint It was Halsey,
aud that ho would probably recovor,
we all laughed and cried together. I
am miro I kissed Mddy, ami 1 have
bad terrible moments sinco when
1 Bouiu lo remember kissing Mr.
Jauiinsoii, too, in tho oxcitoment.
Anyhow, by 11 o'clock that night
ISortrudo was on hor way to Johns
villi, H80 mllos uway, accompanied by
mm m Mil tw""T
m a -
"She Walked All Around the House
heavy shoes, and Bomo old dark
clothes, and ninke up your mind not
to be surprised at anything."
Llddy was sleeping tho sleep of tho
Just when I wont upstairs, and I
hunted out my things cautiously. Tho
detective was wafting In the hall, and
I was astonished to boo Dr. Stewart
with him. They wero talking con
fidentially together, but when 1 came
down they ceased. There were a fow
preparations to bo mado: the locks to
bo gone over, Winters to be Instructed
as to renewed vigilance, and then,
after extinguishing tho hall light, we
crept, in tlio darkness, through the
trout door, and Into the night.
I aski d no questions. I folt that
they were doing mo honor in making
mo one of the paity, and I would show
them I could bo as silent as they. Wo
went across tho Holds, passing through
tho woods that reached almost to the
ruins of tho stable, going over stiles
now and then, and sometimes step
plug over low fences. Once only
homebody spoke, and then it was an
emphatic bit or profanity from Dr
Stewart when ho ran Into a wire
We wero joined nt tno end of five
minutes by another mnn, who fell Into
stop with tlio doctor silently, lie car
ried something over his shoulder
which 1 could not mnko out. In this
way we walked tor perhaps 20 mimics.
Tho doctor was pulling siiinowhat
when wo dually came to a halt. I con
fess that just at that mlnuto even
Sunnysldo seemod a cheerful spot. Wo
had paused at tho edge of a level
oloarul place, bordered all around
with primly trimmed evergreen trees,
lletween them 1 caught a glimpse of
starlight Milnlng down on rows of
while headstones and an occasional
nioio imposing monument or towering
shaft. In spite of myself. 1 drew my
breath in sharply. Wo wero on tho
edgo of the Casanova churchyard.
1 saw now both tho man who had
Joined tho party and tho implements
ho carried. It wns Alox, armed with
two long-hnndled similes. After tho
llrst shock of surprise, I llattor my
self I wns both cool and quiet. Wo
went In alnglo llio botween tho rows
First, Looking Up at the Windows."
Tho uncanny mouinnt enmo when
Alex and Jatnleson tossed the spades
on the grass, and 1 confess I hid my
face. There was a period of stress, I
think, while tho heavy collln was be
ing raised. 1 felt that my composure
wiib going, nnd, for fear 1 would
shriek, I tried to think of something
else what tlmo Oertnulo would reach
Halsoy anything but tho grisly reali
ty that lay Just beyond me on tho
And then I heard a low exclamation
from the detective and I felt tho pres
sure of tho doctor's lingers on my
"Now, Miss Innes." he said gently.
"If you will come over "
I held on to him frantically, and
somehow I got there and looked down.
s.i ', y
"But the Face That Showed in the
Tho lid of the casket had been raised
and a silver pinto on it proved wo
had mado no mistake. Hut the face
that showed In tho light of tho lantom
was a faco I had never soon before,
Tho man who lay before ua was not
Between Two Fireplaces.
What with the excitement of tho dis
covery, tho walk home under the Btars
In wet shoos nnd draggled skirts, and
getting upstairs nnd undressed without
rousing Llddy, I was completely used
up. Wlint to do with my boots was
the greatest puzzle of all, thero being
no place in the house snfo from Lld
dy, until I decided to slip upstairs the
next morning nnd drop them Into the
hole tho "ghost" had made in tho
I went asleep as soon as I reached
this decision, nnd in my dreams 1
lived over again the events of the
night. Again I saw the group around
the silent llgtiro on the grass, and
again, as had happened at the grave,
I heard Alex's voice, tense and tri
umphant: "Then we've got them," he said.
Only, In my dreams, ho said It over
and over until he seemed to shriek It
in my ears.
I wakened early, in spite of my fa
tigue, and lay thero thinking. Who
was Alex? I no longer believed that
ho was a gardener. Who was the
man whose body we had resurrected?
Aud where was Paul Armstrong? Prob
ably living safely In some extradition
less country on the fortune he had
stolen. Did Louise nnd her mother
know of the shameful nnd wicked de
ception? What had Thomas known,
nnd Mrs. Watson? Who was Nina
This last question, it seemed to me,
was answered. In some way the
woman had learned of the substitu
tion, and had tried to use hor knowl
edge for blackmail. Nlnn Carrington's
own story died with her, but. however
It happened, It wns clear that she had
carried her knowledge to Halsey the
afternoon Gertrude and I were look
ing for clews to the man I had shot
on the east veranda. Halsey had been
half crazed by what ho beard; It was
evident Hint Ixiulse was marrying Dr.
Walker to keep the shameful secret,
for her mother's sake. Halsey, al
ways reckless, had gone at once to
Dr. Walker and denounced him. There
had been a scene, and he left on his
way to the station to meet nnd notify
Mr. Jamioson of what he had learned.
The doctor was active mentally and
physically. Accompanied perhaps by
Hlggs, who had shown himself not
everscrupulous until he quarreled
with his employer, ho had gone across
to the railroad embankment, and, by
jumping In front of tho car, had
caused Halsoy to swerve. The rest
of the story wo knew.
That was my reconstructed theory
of that afternoon nnd evening; It was
almost correct not quite.
There was a telegram that morning
IlalBey funxelotiK nnd Improving. Prob
ably home In day or uo.
With Halsey found mid Improving
in health, and with at last something
to work on, I began that day, Thurs
day, with fresh courage. As Mr.
.lamlesou had said, the lines were
closing up. That I wns to bo caught
and almost llnlshed in the closing wns
happily unknown to us nil.
It was late when I got up. I lay In
my bed, looking around the four walls
of tho room, and trying to Imagine be
hind what one of them n secret cham
ber might lie. Certainly, In daylight,
Siinnyside deserved Its name; never
wiib a bouso more cheery and open,
less sinister In general appearance.
There was not a corner apparently
that was not open nnd above-board,
and yet, somowbero behind Its hand
somely papered walls 1 believed firmly
that there lay a hidden room, with
all the possibilities It would Involve.
1 made a mental note to have the
house measured during tho day to dis
cover any discrepancy botween the
outer and Inner walls, an.l I tried to
recall again the exact wot ding of tho
paper .lamlohon had found.
(TO UK CONTIN'UKD.)
At the Half-Century Mark.
Youth Is eternal to him who believes
In eternity. To me youth menna any
whoro from eight onward. I was an
exceedingly old person at eight nnd I
trust 1 violate no confidence when I
confess a youthful exuberance now
that I have bumped ngalnBt tho half
way post. Fifty Is a Bplendld tlmo for
youthful expansion; one's fancy still
retains nil Its Ingenuity while- one's
Judgment Is bettored by experience.
Whon sitting on the CO milestone the
vane of mnn's vision points southward
to tho past and northward to tho fu
turo with n minimum of oscillation
Rancorous thought nnd splenetic ex
presslon give way to quieter uerves
and cnlmer view, nnd tho mellow light
ed vista of the years that havo gone
solton the heart of tho youth of a half
century of years, John Philip Sousa
In the Clrclo.
Well to Remember That She Is Ever
a Model of Behavior to the
"It Is hard for a young mother, who
has not yet overcome tho wayward
tendencies of hor own youthful naturo,
to realize tho hiflucnco sho exerts
over her little ono. Sho Is constantly
surrounded by critical Imitators who
copy her morals nnd manners.
As tho mother is) fo aro her sons
and daughters. If a family of children
are blessed with nn Intelligent moth
er, who Is dnlnty and refined In her
manner, nnd docs not consider It nec
essary to bo ono woman In the draw
ing room nnd nn entirely different por
son In her ovcrydny life, but who Is a
truo mother nnd nlways a tender,
charming womnn, she will Invariably
see her habits of speech and perfect
manners repented In her children.
Great, rough mon nnd noisy, busy
boys will nlways tone down their
voices and stop quietly and try to bo
more mannerly when Bho Btops to
give them a kind word nnd a pleasant
smile. For a true woman will nover
fnll to say and do all tho kind, pleas
nnt things aho can that will In any
way help to lift up nnd cheer thoso
whose lives aro shaded with care and
toll. The mother of today rules tho
world of tomorrow.
Queer questions como over the tele
phone to the nowspapcr ofllces. Hero
wns one that tho man who chanced
to answer tho phono had put up to
him the other day:
"Say," began tho unknown scokor
after tho truth, "do you do you re
member who It was that killed Abel?"
"Why, Cain, of course," replied the
newspaper mnn, who put in several
years at Sunday school. "Who'd Ju
"Well," observed the man nt the
other end In an annoyed tone, "doggon
If I ain't gone and made n fool o' my
self. Course It was Cain, now that
you mention it, but I made a two to
ono bet with a follow that 'twas
Gollnth, and now I'll havo to go with
out a new overcoat, I reckon, this next
winter." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Can quickly be orercomo by
ct lurelr and
ceodr on the
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An Ohio man aged seventy married
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Lewis' Single Binder Rives a man what
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A man is judged by his
The itonach Is larger (actor in " life, liberty nd the pur
suit of happiness" than most people are aware. Patriotism
can withstand hunger but not dyspepsia. The confirmed dys
peptic "is fit for treason, stratagems and spoils," The man
yrlio goes to the front for his country with a weak stomach
w ill be weak'soldier and a fault finder.
A sound stomach makes for good citizensaip as well as fo
health and happiness.
Diseases of the stomach and other organs of digestion and
nutrition are promptly aud permanently cured by the uso of
Dr. PIERCE'S GOLDEN MEDICAL DISCOVERT.
It builds up tho body with mound tleah mad
The dealer who offers a substitute for the "Discovery" l
only seeking to make the little more profit realized on th
sale of less' meritorious preparations.
Dr. Pierce's Common Sense Medical Adviser is sent fret
on receipt of stamps to pay expense of mailing only. Send
21 one-cent stamps for the paper covered book, or 31 stamps
for the cloth bound. Address World's Dispensary Medical
Association, R. V. Pierce, M. D., President, Buffalo, N. V.
"I wrote him that I was ready to
"Wns ho Rind?"
"Ho wroto mo that ho would have
to borrow monoy to pay my faro."
"What did you do?"
"I asked him whnt I should do. and
ho anld ho would borrow mono
enough for mo to stay thero a while
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NeTcr Ix-fore have nhocH bern sold on n BIX StONTnS' jniaran'
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atvllBh-LlBht-Neat These shoes com
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