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this matter as as possible." and carefully calmly "Very well. Clare, you may take our brother into the garden." As soon as the ehlldren went out, Mrs. Hamilton turned an expectant By MARY R. P. HATCH face toward the detective. "Now, madam, have you any idea .uthor of "The Bank Tragedy" wijere your husband has gone?" "None whatever." Copyright, lHUi, by I.ee sod SlieparU "I am told that every year sine your marriage he has been away In the month of May and stayed two CHAPTER III. him. iters on particularly resemblilng weeks." Some people in Grovedale discredited "Once he but ten days; at Cashier's Matters at the Bank. Osborn's statement, while others another time stayed was he gone fifteen." Constance was left a prey to anx- averred that he must have been misHave you any knowledge of his ious thoughts while Tony went on taken, though, without doubt, they life previous to his marriage?" toward the mill building, a long, said, he thought he was correct in It was "I know his birthplace. structure on the river bank. un king it. On the other hand, main N. Y. mother. He his knew to asked see Mr. the to come had Tony Carter, and believed that harm was an only child. His father died was directed to his office, a comfortcashier after he left the building, able enough apartment at the rear of while the bank officials thought the when he was five years of age. The the building. matter quite serious enough to call a family was once exceedingly wealthy. I mar"Mr. Carter, have you seen Mr. n.eeting and look over the books, de- I have heard, but Vane, when was ried him, only moderately this morning or Hamilton, last posits and collaterals of Hie bank. as we say here." night?" People who had money in the savings "How does your husband appeal "Seen Mr. Hamilton! What do you Institution got wind of the matter, and when he goes away?" so in come mean, young man? You ought to the passbooks began to "Sometimes he seems troubled, at know I haven't without asking," he rapidly the directors publicly anBut this said irritably. nounced that all should be attended other times quite cheerful. time he appeared more worried than "Mr. Hamilton was at the bank to in due season, but that no irreguHe seemed very absent-minded- , last night, that's all. said Tony. larities had thus far been discovered, usual. and he talked In his sleep a good "And never came near the mill! nor did they expect to find any. Mr. deal the night before he went away." Look here, Henderson:" he called. Hamilton was expected in three days "Ah!" Mr. Bruce appeared interest"Vane has come, and we can gel him now, when, no doubt, matters would to straighten that consignment mat- settle in their old place. The bank ed. "What did he talk about?" "Of carrying heavy loads, and he ter " examiner, meanwhile, would In any that nobody would help complained Mr. For soon I'm the rest, be there. "By George. glad of it. You case know. Carter, I said this morning he Hamilton's bondsmen. Carter, Hender- him. "I can't stand it. It is too much, too hard,' he said over and over again. was likely to walk in at any time." son and Deane, were responsible men. thought he referred to his business, it if "But it seems he hasn't," said Tony, And thus the matter rested, which is very difficult to manage, for could be said to rest when half a dozcoolly, amused, in spite of his anximy uncle and Mr. Henderson are both ety, at their readiness to shuffle off en bank officials, aided by young were industriously turning over disposed to leave all the details to their responsibilities. And then he told them the facts as he had done all the bank books, looking up co- Vane." to Mrs. Hamilton. llaterals and deposits, which at one "Probably you are right. What "By George! That looks bad, don't point showed a difference of several else did he say?" Mrs. Hamilton blushed and hesitatthousand dollars. But there were one it, Carter?" Mr. or two erasures in the balance sheets, ed and looked at his note-boo"Yes; where can he be now?" "That's the question. Perhaps he difficult to understand, and yet which Bruce promptly closed it and put it in came back after something, and didn't might be made to come right in the his pocket. "You were saying, I think," he said, want to trouble Constance by going hands of the bank examiner. It was there. She, of course, would object too soon to say there was anything suggestively; but still he hesitated. "After all, dreams amount to nothto his going away again, and he knows wrong. it. He knows very well, too, that his No reply came to the letter Mrs. ing stray scraps of fancies, convermysterious journeys vex her, as well Hamilton ha: written, and the air by sations and a confused jumbling up of they might." Tuesday night, which was just two what it would be too much to call "Where does he go, Carter, every weeks from the time Mr. Hamilton ideas." "I understand you," she said, keenleft Grovedyle, was rife with a hun year in May?" At the station when ly. "You think what he said may be "You know as well as I do. I only dred rumors. hope there's no danger in it, that's the train whistled in, the platform was of consequence. I think so, too; but all. Seems as if there must be, or crowded with expectant people. Mrs. please to recollect that when my husHamilton with her children and Mr. band spoke a womna's name in his he would tell Constance." "Mr. Carter, your niece would like Carter were &11 there, waiting, and sleep I did not mistrust his honor, to have you step up to the house." placid and cheerful, nor do I now." trying to loo "Perhaps you will tell me what he said." looking her squarely in the face, for he perceived he had a woman of nerve and commonsense to deal with. "I will. He said 'Lenora Nora a pretty name.' " "Do you know anyone named Le- - pleae, Dead" 8 Months; we will go over THE MISSING MAN low-bui- YOUNG MAN LEAVES COFFIN TAKE MARRIAGE VOWS. IN VAULT Denver, Col. The following death notices appeared in Kansas City papers, dated January 13, 1106: ' Died At the home of his parents, No. 2SS29 Euclid avenue, Frederick J. Harvey, at two o'clock yesterday afternoon. His death was due to consumption, which caused a lingering illness (or the last three years. He returned from an extensive visit in New Mexico, where he had hoped to regain his health, and had been home a week, being conscious to the last minute. He was 20 years old, leaving a prostrated mother, father, sitter, and affianced wife, Miss Lily Godfrey, to mourn his loss. Funeral services were held on Friday at three o'clock." Alter being alive In the family vault at Kansas City from January 12 to the middle of May, Frederick J. Harvey, one of the wealthiest men In Kansas, came back to life the other day, married his Denver sweetheart, Miss Lily Godfrey, who was instrumental in restoring him to life, departed on his honeymoon the same day, and will arrive here next week to visit relatives. Mr. Harvey is the son of Barnard Harvey and grandson of the deceased Frederick Harvey, the millionaire owner of all the eating houses on the Santa Fe line. The family is well known throughout the United States. At the time of Mr. Harvey's death, as the family still term his entombment, he had contracted a severe cold, which developed into pneumonia. His already tubercular system was not strong enough to throw off the additional trouble, and physicians pronounced him dead. Death from poisoned gas arising from the lungs was given as the cause. Although all respiration had ceased, Miss his affianced wife, Godfrey, would have it that he was not dead. She wept and moaned, took the death watch upon herself, and would not leave the casket until it was placed on a marble slab next the casket of her father and aunt in the family's tightly closed vault. well-to-d- 1 I nora?" d FOR FOUR MONTHS Lid of Casket Left Oft Through Error Shows Natural Color of "Corpse," and Body Is Taken Home Now on Honeymoon. 1 d TO "No, I do not, and I have never heard my husband speak of anyone by that name." "Still you think you can explain it, TIGER KILLS PYTHON I can see that," he said. "Perhaps lhat yould be too much to IN DEAOLY BATTLE say." Mrs. Hamilton arose, went to the bookcase, and took therefrom a Bad Storm at Sea Is Means of Furvolume of Poe's poems. I nishing Big Cat with a "He liked them very much, and at 'Lenore.' " found a book-marSnake Dinner. Mr. Bruce took the book and read New York. Any one who has never w'th not unattractive accent: seen the biggest, python ever brought How shall the ritual then be read? the to this country can find that snake on requiem how be sung? board the steamship Indrasamha, By you, by yours, the evil eye: by yours which arrived here the other day from the slanderous tongue That did to death the innocence, that Yokohama, Singapore and other ports died, and died so young." east of Suez. "Poe's verse is very melodious, but Captain Wilkes, master, says the lhat is one of his poorest poems. Still snake is 27 feet long and 3 feet in circumference. No one took the trouit might have haunted your husband's mind." After a few more questions, Mr. Btuce took his leave, assuring Mrs Hamilton that, without doubt, tidings would be got of her husband before - long. Then he went straight to the Essex House to learn what he could about the strange lady who had spoken to Mr. Hamilton on the street, for he had heard the meeting commented upon. (To be continued.) SAD SIGHT Hillmen IN INDIA. Stagger Under Burden of Immense Planks. No sadder sight is to be seen in India than the spectacle of "The Men With the Planks," staggering along under their burden. Here is a grimly pathetic picture of them, drawn by Sir Frederick Treves: "They are hillmen of the poor'-sort who carry planks of sawn wood Into Simla. Each beam is from twelve to fourteen feet in length, and two or three make up a load. The men are and the sun and rain have tanned them and their rags to the color of brown earth. They bear the planks across their bent backs, and the burden is grievous. Tiny come from a place some days' journey toward the snows. They plod along from the dawn to the twilight. They seem crushed by the weight of the beams, and their gait is more the gait of a stumbling beast than the walk of a man. Their long black hair is while with dust as It bangs by each side of faces. The sweat their bowed-dowamong the wrinkles on their brows Is hardened Into lamentable clay. They walk in single file, and when the path is narrow they must needs move side . The path is in a soliways. . tude among bare and pitiless hills; the road Is as old as the world; and In rne weary dust, of It many hundreds have dropped and died. Along It steals this patient line of groaning men, bending under the burden of the their backs. Behind upon planks them a rosy tinted light Is falling upon the spotless snows, and it needs only the pointing figure of pnte on one of the barren peaks to complete the picture of a e'rele In Purgatory." n . ' Wise Advice the Management Some Returns to Life. lt "Now, madam, have you any idea where your husband has gone?" "Worried, hey! Well, Henderson, but to little purpose. About twenty you just fix that matter as we talked. people alighted, but Vane was not It seems we must get, along without. among them. "He will come Vane a while longer. I hope nothing sure," said has happened to him, as you say. I'll Mr. Carter, cheerfully. "Come, Conjust go up to see Constance. If we stance. See where you are stepping, only knew the nature of his business Clare. For Heaven's sake, look cheeraway, or his whereabouts, but we ful, Constance" (in an undertone this don't;" and with a worried air Mr. was said). "How can I look cheerful?" asked Carter followed Tony. Constance was greatly excited when Constance, drawing down her veil. he reached the house. "Will he come Uncle "Oh, uncle, something dreadful has Carter?" asked Perley. "I think so." happened to Vane!" she exclaimed, as soon as she saw him. "Then what did the man at the sta"Oh, no, Constance. I guess not. I tion mean by saying he had gone off guess he had business at the bank, with the green-headewoman?" "Green-headesomething connected with the deposit woman? what do you vault in Boston. He may have been mean, Perley?" "I don't know. That's what, he said: hurried, and didn't want to alarm I heard him. Do people ever have you." "But after he had spoken to Tony, green hair?" "I never heard of such a thing. The uncle, he must have known I should man was talking so to plague you." worry." "No, he was talking to another man "Yes, so you would. Vane ought to have thought of that, but men are and I overheard him." "You must have understood with inconsiderate. Very inconsiderate men are, my dear." your elbows. Cheer up, Constance. He would know I Vane will be here if not, "Vane isn't. would worry. I am sure something the day after, surely," he said, kindly, for he noticed that she was deadly has happened to him." "Can't you write anywhere to find pale. "But what could the boy have meant about the green-hairewomout?" "He gave me an address in Boston, an?" "Doubtless it Is known that a womthe same I always write to when he is away, but it amounts to but little." an with curiously tinted hair spoke to Vane on the street the morning he "Why?" "Because, as Vane explained, he went away. She was a stranger and ntigtt be miles away, though in the traveling north, but they left town course of a week a letter so addressed about the same time." "Oh. yes, that explains it. The man was pretty sure to reach him." was will soon joking.. I thought so." week a and. pass, "Well, The bank examiner was sent for. no rtoubt, Vane will return safe and and a detective engaged to look after well. But let me advise you, Constance. Question him about his jour- the missing man. Mrs. Hamilton was very much unneys, where he goes. Yon have a right nerved when Mr. Bruce was shown to know." "1 had decided to, uncle; for, as into the sitting room, and seeing this, he did not immediately open the busiyott say, 1 have the right to know." As I have said, the time did not ness of his call, but chatted pleaspass very quickly, for time lags to antly with Clare, who was just beginhearts wearied or worried. Constance ning to fake music lessons, and was struggling with her "scales." dispatched her letter to the Boston "Fine children, madam. I,lftle girl and Inquiries were made in Orove.inle concerning Mr. Hamilton's takes after her father, the boy after you. I see." Appearance there on the twenty-seconof May. which was the rfme al"They are good children, and their leged by young Osborn as the date father is a good man." she said proudly. when he saw and spoke to him. "I do not doubt It; and now. tf you But no one had seen him, or any KEEP THE OLD SOW OVER For four months Harvey lay in the camp of his dead ancestors, until Miss Godfrey, craned by the feeling which grew upon her that her beloved was not dead, returned to Kansas City and begged especially with the family to The accompany her to the vault. mother, who was devoted to her son, eagerly accompanied her, and the two went together to the family plot. Entering the vault for the first time since the burial they stood astounded at the door. The casket was open. Sinister fears crept over them. That a tragedy had occurred neither doubted. But the puzzling question was, There will be a strong temptation to market the old sow this fall on account of the high price of pork. Many are of the opinion that their bog business is more profitable when the sows are turned off after raising a litter or two and the breeding stock chosen from the youngsters, says the Swine In this way one Breeder's Journal. gets rid of the expense of feeding the old sows during the late fall and winter months. The young ones must be fed fairly well In any event, whether they be intended for breeding purposes or for the meat market, and it certainly is the most economical from the feed standpoint to let the old sows go and fill the breeding pens with young ones. We do not favor this practice, however, even under present conditions. Of course there will be plenty of sows in the com belt this fall that are worth $2,r or $30 each for meat, and where 15 or 20 old sows are kept over it is true that some capital is tied up in time. Nevertheless, we believe in the fixed policy of keeping over the best old sows. Select those that bring through a good litter of uniform pigs. There is no question that the old sow will raise more pigs, and raise them better, than a young one. Furthermore, by continuing the practice of breeding from mature sows, it will materially contribute to keeping up stamina and constitutional vigor. There is a growing belief among many swine men that the reduction in stamina of certain breeds is not so much due to the practice of Inbreed ing as It is to the mistake of continually breeding from young stock; that Is, from young sows and from young males. Some of our best breeders have found by using mature stock always, and by inbreeding sensibly they can fix desirable characteristics only To Their Astonishment They Found in this way. If anyone would take the the "Corpse" Alive. time to examine any good pure-breswine herd he would find that the ownwho had opened the casket? Tremer believes in the of breeding bling, Miss Godfrey approached it to from mature animals.plan While the man learn the worst. Astonished beyond expression she who raises hogs for the meat market a radically different object in found Mr. Harvey just as he was on has view, yet we believe that the same of The and the burial. the day Hps and that the profits principles linger nails were still pink and there In the end apply will be longer when the was not a sign of decay in the enplan of keeping the old hows aB long tire body. as they are able to raise large and Later the fact developed that, the uniform litters Is enforced. undertaker understood the pall bearers were to have put the lid on, and A SMALL CARRIAGE HOUSE. that the pall bearers thought the undertaker would attend to it. Mrs. Harvey and Miss Godfrey had Description of Way to Build a Most ! Convenient Structure. the body taken to the family home, where they visited it daily from May Plans of a building 18x24 feet In until September 4, then Harvey came size, with stalls for two cows, a box to life, and the wedding followed. stall for a horse, and room for two buggies, is shown in the illustration Sills 6x8 inches should be set on posts to keep her head to the sea; the kind or liters. The studding is 12 feet long, that sweep aft, carrying everything of 2x4 Inches. The first floor 8 feet in movable before them, and end up by the clear and floor joists 2xS, placed going overboard astern In a swirl that resembles the week's wash in a boilMf If II oooh ing caldron of soapsuds. COW STALL MUI Anyway, it was blowing some, and yap the seas did come aboard. There was p Aii? cov" srnu- jHa felone particularly tall, i' low that got over the side and kicked ft ROOM FOR BU66IES jftw '"M up old Nick. This sea hit the box of 1 , one of the pythons, and the box turned 8 over. The weight of the python did BOX STALL the rest, and before any one knew just what; had happened there was some 20 feet of snake at liberty. Now, the python didn't seem to know just what to do under the cirFloor Plan of Carriage House. cumstances. There were other waves coming along, and, while perhaps he 2 feet on centers. First, floor joists are did not have hydrophobia, he was 2x10, placed 18 inches on centers, unaverse to a wetting. The nearest place less cement or earth floor is used. of safety seemed to be the tiger's The box stall may be 9 feet square, for the that python made cage, and which will leave two cow stalls about Of course, there were members of .'I feet wide, with a partition between the crew who could have told him, them extending back 4 to 5 feet. In but the crew was busy doing other each stall is placed a four 9x12 light things just at that time. There are sash, hinged at the bottom and ara well crew ordered always things ranged to swing in at the top. A may find to do when there is 20 feet, sash of the same size is set In the outmore or less, of snake crawling about door of the stable. The side the decks and the seas are rolling iloor sliding stable and carriage between aboard mountain high. room is also a sliding door. One win- But the royal Bengal didn't like the interloper, and as the python's bead came through the bars he swatted it. The python came to In a minute or The so, and started for the tiger. tiger kept his port and starboard forward paws as busy as Joe Gans, and it wasn't long before the python was out. Then the tiger pulled him Into the cage and made his dinner on about six and a half feet of the snake. 3- gray-heade- n Iu-V- Has Strange Mania. Mlllvllle, N. J.- Wit li a mania for child beating, Katie Pettlt, daughter of Joseph Pettlt, has been sent to Brldgeton jail by .Mayor George V. Payne. Complaints have been made that the girl waylaid small school children and beat them unmercifully. Yesterday she attacked nine Rebecca Austin, daughter of year-ob- i Kllzabeth Austin, with a club and beat her. Witnesses say the attack on the Austin chid was unprovoked. The girl's education has been sadly neglected and she seemingly has no sense of right and wrong. The mayor censured the child's mother and sent the girl to jail. US mm Girl - j The Tiger Kept His Paws Joe Gans. is Busy as ble to measure him, but he looks every Inch of the size the captain gave. There were four other big pythons when the Indrasamha sailed from Singapore, besides a royal Bengal tiger that was the champion In those parts before he was captured and sold. He looks still as if his appetite might be good If he only had a chance to spread himself. If it hadn't been for the tiger the Ave pythons would have arrived Intact. The tiger killed one of them after a terrific battle. Each of thi' pythons was In a separate box on the main deck amidships, and the tiger was In his cage not One day the Indrasamha ran Into a hurricane It wasn't an everyday affair by any means, but one of those that sailors tell about for years afterward the kind where the seas tower mountain high on the weather bow and turn the decks into a regular Niagara when they break and spill their tons of green water on the qulv ring fabric as she labors barely able man-eate- r to in Reference of the Piggery. Snakes Entwine a Woman. Elkton, Mich. Mrs. Sam Glassford came upon a nent of garter snakes while pulling weeds In a field. Angry at being suddenly disturbed, they began crawling over her person, winding themselves around her arms, and she thinks one encircled her neck. She was frightened so badly she became stiff and unconscious and remained so about 14 hours. Under treatment of Dr. McColl she slowly recovered her normal condition. She was not bitten nor otherwise Injured ;ban by the fright I i Front Elevation of Carriage House. dow in each side of the carriage room 9x12 sash, will provide of two ample light. Two 4 light sash might, be placed in the door, if desired, In place of one window. A harness closet Is built in one corner, says Farm and Home, which will provide room for harness, blankets, wagon jack, etc. A cupboard is built In the stable for brushes and curry comb, while a few hooks will take care of the broom, shovel, fork, etc. Access to the second floor is by a ladder built against the partition back of the cows. The hole through the floor is covered with a door to shut In A door r feet wide is cold weather. left In one end of the barn, through which to take hay, straw and grain. Two grain bins are built mouse tight over the cows and the grain brought to the first floor through spouts. Such a building can be built very cheaply and will prove ample for a Village place. Corn uwes not contain enough lime to form the eggs that can be produced frum the other element! in the in food. Be sure and supply lime abundance.