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THE MISSING MAN Dy MARY R. P. HATCH Author of "The Bank T ragedy " Copyrltlit. 18(1. Iy CHAPTER "You XX. Are Henry Ashley.-- ' He then spoke of the examination of when being found of unsound mind be was sent to an asylum, of Ms escape and supposed death by drowning. "With the cunning of insanity it now appeared that Mr. Hamilton had 'nduced a vagrant to exchange clothes with him. and with the disguise thus afforded succeeded in getting clear of the town. The man who resembled Hamilton in genera! was afterwards appearance drowned and identified as a patient of the asylum chiefly by his clothe: as the body was unrecognizable from having been sp long in the water. "It must have been a strange fatal ity or blind instinct which led him to seek employment at his own mill, and a boarding place al the house of Mrs. Fry, a woman previously well known to himself and wife, the recipient, as she avers, of many favors from himself and wife. "He saw his wife and children st church. His wife was greatly moved by his resemblance to her husband. He was, also, much excited by her looks and those of Perley ar.d Clar;. He knows nothing of all this now. hut I can prove it by the testimony of Dan Fry and his mother. From that, time he began to watch her house, his former home, one night standing in a pouring rain until he was drenched and made sick in consequence. Although he knew little of music previously, he purchased a violin and became a good performer in a short time, but now he has returned to his normal ignorance and cannot play at all. I shall call to the stand an eminent specialist who will explain to you that this sort of dual existence is not unknown in science, although it is so uncommon ss to be Mrs. Hamilton shared remarkable. in the feelings of her husband, but could not explain them. She recessed them, therefore, as much as weak-minde- !. and sheparcl New, Mr. Harnstead. turn, if you please, to the following Thursday What did you do that day?' "Waited iu Portland depot for take him Hurd a good hour. D tor punctuality,"' tead Barnstead. "Now which of these dates was the one you s.. toe men mett?" "The first " "Where did you and Hurd go?" We w. i,t to Mechanic Falls." "What did you do then?" "Took orders for goods." "Together?" "Ye-- . He for his firm. I for mine." "Did you stay all night'" "Yes." "Did you drink?" "Yes. mi a glass or two." "Did you not drink more than a glass or two. Did you not driak nearer a dozen?" death of this man. We will suppose that he saw him approaching the Hamilton house and shoots him from his window and then rushes upon the scene Hinging the pistol one side, and was there, as we know he wis, before Mr. Carter could get there. Or. we will suppose that some other person. Solomon Marks, for instance, got possession of Dan Fry's pistol and "Perhaps." followed Edes. shot him, and disap"In short, were you not consider the river. down peared ably worse for what you d:ank, s "It is well known in Orovedale. and much so that you had to stay in bed can be proved by half a score of wit- a or two?" day nesses, that Solomon Marks was "I did." twice closeted with the defendant "Wasn't your head in a COtifOUPd ' " and that he went to the Fry house, muddle, and didn't you tell Hrrd so? when it is easy 10 suppose be found "l presume so." an opportunity to get possession of "Could you swear to any ev nt that ihe pistol, to make it appear llial look place within a week oi two ot for committed suicide iny client that time?" there is no doubt but that the shot "1 can swear I went to He;hel and was fired to kill him. Now, it is per- Mechanic Falls." to be fectly clear to me and must "Yes, that is in your note book. Did you, that the false claimant underyou speak of meeting the two men anor own his hand, took, either by or seeing them meet, to your friend other's, to rid himself of a trouble- that, week?" because some person troublesome, "I don't recollect." But did he sucthe true claimant. "Could you swear i; was net Thuis ceed? No J the very shot fired to send you saw them saw there meet?' Vane Hamilton out of the world re- day "No, sir, I couldn't: but I think it of stored him to the full possession his faculties. Strange, yet true! Can was the Friday before." Mr. Barnstead, slightly flusiied and we doubt, after such a manifestation in the overruling for good of the irate, left the witness stand. Mrs. Hamilton's testimony eame Divine Providence, which so often in a was and rracefu! next, given thou shalt Thus to crime. far says ' She rego, but no farther, he recovered to though shrinking manrer. lated the various tests to which she and to his his claims family prosecute had subjected the two claimants a' estate?" various times, and said that both had It was then five o'clock, and an adresponded readily, but that the denext until the was taken journment r a fendant invariably hesitated morning. When the little court house bell be- moment before replying, but that the gan to ring next day the streets rap- plaintiff did not. The judge at this juncture proposed idly filled, and soon the small room was thronged wiih eager spectators that she subject them to seme test The work of the day was entered in ihe presence of the jury, if there upon promptly by the calling of the was any point which remairei unset-fein her own mind. witness, George Barns tead, to ihr stand. There is one." said Mrs. Hamilton. He gave a straightforward testi- "Is it of a natu.-- to be conclusive?'' he asked. mony, corresponding to Mr. Morley'J "I think it is. It is something that do not know myself, but that my husband does. "Please state it." "I wish to know the whereabouts cf a small diamond button, or stud, that he gave me. It was his mother's, and I told him I was afraid should lose it it I wore it. He laughed i.nd said he would take care of it for me, and he did- I never asked to knn i' Where he kept it, and he never told me." "One claimant may be taken into the next room while the other one answers," said the judge. "The plaintiff, as the first party, may remain and answer first." There was a decided stir in the court room at the proposition, so out of the usual course; and as the def fendant arose and walked into the small office adjoining the court room, jet beyond hearing, the audience the hardly breathed, so deep presentation of it in his opening feeling in expectation of soit.ething unusual about to take place. argument. "I sat in Portland depot, near to But the answer was Commonplace the newstand, waiting for Hurd, who enough. was to go on with me to Bethel. I "1 took it lo the bank," raid the saw standing, irresolutely, at a little plaintiff. r'istance. a man whom I now know tr "For what purpose was the button be Vane Hamilton. He was dressed used?" exactly as described by the advertise"My wife fastened her night-robment. He looked about him as if he with it." did not know what to do. Finally, an"In what part of the bank did you other man entered who stopped to keep it?" stare at the first. Then, as if recol"In a small drawer of the safe" lecting himself, he went off a little "Is it there now?" way. but still looked at him. The "I don't know. I had forgotten the first man was aware of this scrutiny. matter entirely till now." 11 appeared, for at last he walked up (To be continued to him and asked: " 'You Who appear to know me. MUCH NEED FOR CAREFULNESS. am I? What is my name.' "The other seemed disconcerted a Men on moment by the inquiry, but answered Beekeepers and Newspaper Common Ground. in a second or two a of beekeep"'Your name is Henry Ashley. I er Atin recent convention Archibald H. Pa., Jenkintown, know you well.' of Sunbury held hundreds of Mayhew "They talked together a few min- bees in his hands and ihe utes, but in a lower tone. I did not little insects to wander atpermitted will through hear what they said, and shortly after- his hair and beard. Some even got ward they went off together." up his sleeves and down his shirt "Mr. Ilarnsload," without causing him any inconveMr. Ferguson, "you say the first man nience. looked about him as if he did not ' said Mr. Mayhew. know where he was. What was his and Hut," smiling. "I could not conduct this unit and Was vague expression? Startling exhibition with any but Caucertain or casian bees. A novice at "Rather vague, sir. as if he did not if he should attempt to Imitate me know where Oe was." with an ordinary species would take "Was this the other's expression?" as his life In his hands. "No, sir; his was the reverse a matter of fact. Is a pretty dangerous watchful, matter for uninformed persons to take "Their expression was totally unup. An ignorant, reckless beekeepsf like, and yet their eyes looked alike." at large among a lot of valuable hives, "Yes, sir.'' la apt lo do himself and them as much "When do yon usually make your lusrm as an Ignorant, reckless 'answers rips. Mr. Barnstead." tO correspondents' man will do lo his "I have no regular time." newspaper and Its subscribers." "This time you went on Friday." Mr. Mayhew paused, brushed a half "Yes. sir." dozen bees from his mustae': an'' "What date?" lesumed: "The fifteenth of May." "I erhaps you have never eonsi tered "How do you know?" bow Important a post the 'answers to "I know by my remembrance of correspondents' man holds on a newsIhe day and by my diary." To such a man the people paper. "Do you note the time of your trips come with all their troubles lawsuits, I", your diary?" illnesses, worries, fears, wrongs, every"Yea. sir." thing. "Please produce the book If you "And unless the answerer is r Ise It. about you." have and ctiivfnl some such paragraph as Mr Barnstead took It from his this Is apt to deep Into his column pocket and handed It to the defend- every now and then: ant's counsel, who, however, did not reply "'Mrs. T Willie pitcoe-T- he take It. gives you last Thursday was n mis-- i Mr. Barn-Mea"No, read It yourself." ike. We should have said a quarter did so. r,t a grain of strychnine, not a quarter "'Started for Bethel. Waited In of a pound. B l Impossible in this Prfard depot" for Hurd We went eniumn "fcr ns to recommend "ndej on together.' 'akprs.' ; S e I 1 jzzz jgJ J s possible; but when her little boy was lost and returned through the efforts of Primus Edes, as he was called, she allowed her heart to rule her hands to the extent of showing her gratitude by gifts for his personal comfort and convenience at Mrs. Fry's. "Now comes the false claimant, Mr. Hamilton, or Ashley, on the scene, safe, as he supposes, in his fraudulent claim, because he thinks his wronged He is the exact brother is dead. as we all know, the of cashier, image and he was received by Grovedale extrapeople with open arms. His fertiland nerve, ingenuity, ordinary ity of resource carried liim through various tests and examinations, and he was installed in the place of the true and lawful owner ami tenant of the Hamilton estate. But there was one, gentlemen, who did not receive She It was Mrs. Hamilton. him. could not believe he was her husband and what testimony is better than that of a wife who for seven years lived with him and came to know all his ways, his movements, his tricks of manner, everything which goes to make up personality, which we all know does not consist entirely of features, height, voice, complexion. more subtle, f is Personality elusive nature It may elude recognition bv all except Ihe more intimate friends. In this case It evaded all but that of the wife, ihe true. loving woman who, through all would not be cheated by a false resemblance." Then in a low, impressive voice Mr. Morley broached the matter of physical odor which, exhaled from the materia' body, enables a dog to distinguish his master from all other persons, l ost children, slaves, fugitives from Justice, have br mi tracked by this unmisphysical odor, so powerful and takable as to cling to articles of Many clothing worn by the person. people have the sense of smell strong-of ly developed, as others have that sight, taste, hearing; and Mrs. Hamll ton was thiiR highly endowed, he ald Then the plaintiff's counsel went r.n to speak of the shot fired at his .client In the grounds fraudulently held and he occupied by the defendant, which attributed to some permm lutercsied In rrmovlrghim beyond reach of mak "We will suppose," said ing trouble Mr. Morley. "that Ashley had ft last In P.i recognized the true claimant mm Eden, snd tpnt he realised h hl h own dangerous position from but him tl" nothing could ex'rlcatc 1 cross-questione- d d wide-awake?- g, wide-awake.- " t FA KPT i FT ,SPBOTMFNt yiira FARM BULLETIN BOARD. of How to Make One and the Uses ts Which It May Be Put. It's given up lJ every one that Pat- way to A th Cliatll to preach the new rick of the bells was the most won- faith to the people. After Oisin told derful saint that ever lived for workhis wonderful story to the clerics Pating miracles, and the one I am going rick took him by the hand and ied to tell you about now was the great- him the ways to Ath Cliath, where for est miracle of them all. three days Oisin listened to Patrick Long ago, and a very long time of the bells preaching to the princes and to the people. ago entirely it was when Finn Mac Cumhull and the warriors On the fourth day of the preaching, of the Fianna ruled from their king's dun at when Patrick was getting ready to Alnihuln over the pleasani province baptize the people it's what he said of Leinster. Three score captains to Oisin: "Come out now with the others, son there were of the Fianna sfhd five score champions followed every cap- of Finn, till I baptize you and save tain when he went to the wars. And you from the torments of hell, for If the like of these men for heroes you are not baptized you can nevei the world has never seen before or enter heaven." "But tell me first, Patrick of the since. Seven feet tall was Minne, the smallest of them all, and the handle white book, where are the Fianna Art of his spear was just a young ash my son, Oscar of the strokes. Garriada, the victorious, Caolite, son of Reman, and Finn, my father are they in your heaven?" "No," answered Patrick, "their likes would not be let into heaven, they died un baptised. They are prisoners in deep hell, suffering the torments of fire." A spot of red anger burned on either cheek of Oisin, and it's what he answered "Then keep your heaven for your self, O Patrick of the crooked staff, and for the likes of these ill singing clerics; as for myself, I want none of it. 1 will go to this hell you speak about to be with Finn, my father, and my son, Oscar, and the friends of my youth." And Oisin could not understand tit all the tears in Patrick's eyes nor the trouble in his voice as the saint answered him: "The mercy of God Is more wonder ful than all his works. Oisin, this with night you will be christened Finn, your father, and with your loved On the White Horse of Magic comrades of the Fianna; your high tree. By that you may know what the to them has conquered heaven. others were like. Many's the fine loyalty Come with me now to the ford." song has been made up about them by At that he led the old pagan's falterthe ancient bards of Ireland. steps into the shallow stream and ing On a day at the court of Teamhair baptized him there. When that was in the presence of the four kings and done he bade Oison return to the wathe four queens of Ireland the three ter's edge and wait for him there. caskets of honor were given without But Patrick remained in the water lessening to Oisiu by Cormac, the praying. Three times he raised his high king. The first casket held the anus toward heaven, then bowed his five silver lilies of courtesy, which head again and waited. meant kindness to the conquered, When he did that a heavy, luminous hospitality to the stranger, charity for mist, settled on either bank of the the poor and distressed, gentleness to stream. Presently the figure of a old men and children, and white homwarrior with shield, and sword, giant age to women. The second casket con- and spears of ancient make, stood at tained the five bronze nuts of learn- the river's edge outlined against the ing, which signified: Skill In fighting, mist. And Patrick knew by the king's in sleight in wrestling, swiftness crown that was upon the warrior's hunting, caution in chess playing, and forehead that it was no Other than the sweet cunning in the making of great Finn, son of Cumhull himself, melodious songs. And the third cas- that was in it. And the warrior came ket held three golden apples which into the stream and bent his knee besignified courage in danger, faith in fore Patrick, and Patrick baptized friendship, and truth in speaking. And him there. Then followed Oscar of no other man before or since ever got the strokes, and Cairrioll of the white those three caskets at one time with- skin, and Faolan the liberal, and out lessening. Con an of the sharp tongue, and So no wonder at all it was that Caoilte of the flaming hair, and his Niahm of the golden hair, who was seven sons. And as each passed he the daughter of the king of the Counbent his knee in the flood and Patrick try of the Young, fell into conceit sprinkled the water on his forehead with the great fame of Olsin and jourand sjxike the words that changed neyed all the way to Ireland for love him into a child of God. of him, And no sooner did Oisln set When the last figure melted away eyes on Niahm of the golden hair than into the haze Patrick knew that his he loved her with every vein of his task was ended. Hut as he turned body, and it's what he said to her: to the bank a resplendent fig"From this day out I will have ure regain forth to meet bim. Of stepped neither ease of mind nor peace of t.Il the men Patrick had ever seen In heart until your life Is the same as the world, this one was the stateliest my life; and for me there's no other woman in the world but you, 0, woman of the deep shining eyes!" For answer Niahm bent down from the white horse on which she rode k-1 and kissed him on the forehead and i on the eyes, and this is what she said: "There Is many a king's son who has paid court to me, O Oisiu of the comely brows, but it's to you I give my heart, and to no other. And It's to take you back with me to my father's country I have come, bringing the white horse of magic for our Journey. And if you love me, as you say, you will come up now and sit behind me here." So he did that, and the great while horse turned his face to the western Fea and the people of the Fianna saw them no more. And they went their way together on the white horse of magic over the high, tossing sea and under the dark, running waves and in the Country of the Young and were given an hundred thousand welcomes In the palace of the king itself. Patrick Baptized Him There. But one day as Oisln anil his young and comellest. It's more than seven men were coming home from the hunt on the side of the hill before them, feet tall he was, and the hair of his and out of the middle of the cloud a proud head fell like burnished gold Upon his brow was sweet sounding harp began playing, t'i his shoulders. and the heart of Oisin stood still, for a golden fillet, and a collar of red gold he knew it to be Suauach, son of encircled his neck. Patrick knew well It was dlsln and no other that Senshetin, who was In it playing, and that stood belore him. As the saint gazed was the the song that Suanach sang the apparition raised Its right hand lament for the death of Oscar. high above Its head with the open And straightway a sudden famishtoward Patrick. And It's how ing for a sight of the wide, green hills palm It stood there smiling a little minute of Ireland and a hungry yearning for the through a sound of the long forgotten voices and then disappeared took the strength from Olsln's limbs, (loud the way the others had gone. As It did that the mists lifted, and and the enchantment fell from his Patrick went out to where the figure eyes. Olsin never looked back, but went of the old man was lying, and It's how as pwllt a- - the wind over the high, he lay with his Hps to the ground and ne cold and dead. tossing sea and under the dark runNow that was the greatest miracle own his to came be waves till ning of St. Patrick bringing back tho Flan f Ireland. fair country Now 11 chanced at that hour that na of Ireland from the grave the way Patrick of the bells, on of Calphrun, they would be baptized and saved for with two of bis clerics, was on his heaven. - psr- - KM : ' I -- y Some of our most progressive and practical farmers advertise regularly in the leading agricultural papers, and if )ays them so well that not one ot them thinks of farming without advertising. But there is more or less ad vertising. of certain kinds, that farm ers cannot afford to place in an agri cultural paper, and which would not pay in resulis because of iis very na ture. This is what the farm bulletin board is for. The sketch illustrates the lirst board we made, it can be made very easily and quickly and at little ex pense. If wide Iwards are used, get good material and have it dressed on both sides and Jointed. If matched stuff is used see that it Is compara tively free from knots. Cut the boards to run across the bulletin board horizontally, as this works better when writing on the board with a crayon. A good size for such a bulletin board Is about, three feet wide by five feet high. Use three wide cleats on the back. Fasten these with 1 screws. This is better than to use nails, as it leaves a smoother surface for writing. To make a good Job, bind the ends or edges all around with narrow strips, using a wider one on top for weather The writing surface can protection. be covered with liquid Slating, but black paint will do very well. I put three coats on mine and it lasted for several years. Every progressive farm, says Farm Journal, should have a name, and this FOR SALE: S DUtoe jfsy Pigs Pvrte &RZD 6iRNSEY Cow WANTED: oooD HRO) Ham a Suggestion for Bulletin Board. name should be painted In large white letters, in an attractive style, across the top of the board. The owner's name and post office address should If the be immediately underneath. farm is on a rural mail delivery route, record that fact and the number thereof. Set the mail box on the same post. Or nearby, and keep the whole outfit In lirst ( lass order, as in a measure it "officiates" as a sort of "show case" In front of the farm. Then keep the whole farm so that it will compare favorably With the show case, and you may acquire the reputation of being a model farmer. Quite likely. Try it and see. Why should not we farmers advertise our business the same as other business men do in the various commercial lines? We nearly always have something to sell, and there Is often something wanted. UTILIZING STRAW. How the Farmers of West and Northwest Could Save Waste. The waste of straw in the west and northwest is simply appalling, declares Prof. Thomas Shaw. Even In localities where farmers will tell you thai the land is low In vegetable matter, they will go on burning straw Incredible as It from year to year. may seem, the glare from burning straw stacks may be seen every fall from some part of Ihe area covered by the corporations of Minneapolis and St. Paul. In ibis area of straw burning, tho straw Is of the best for feeding. It Is brighter und less Injured by dews and rain than In the east, north and south. When cut at the proper stage of ripening, Its value Is very considerable for food, l.lve stock will eat With considerable relish even wheat straw thus harvested, when well stacked. Stock will eat. oat straw-morreadily than overripe hay, and this applies to horses, colts, yard cattle and sheep. Much of the straw Is too ripe before it Is cut. This is Inevitable where very large areas are grown, where but will be quite practicable the farming is mixed. The greatest loss, however, comes In the stacking. It Is rare to see a stack. Where threshing is done one sees simply straw heaps made by the use of a blower. With the aid of one extra man to guide the blower and one on the stack, the stacks could be built so as to turn rain. The stock, especially cattle and horses, could go to these stacks, usually made In the field, and help themSelves, and a large part of the winter's food could thus be secured. The manure made could then be scattered over the farm. The western man who burns straw, reasons that It Is easier to burn It than to draw the r sldue and scatter It uvut the land.