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afterwards wrote thu lerw-- found I under the bank president's door. ou my when placed, il there myself in way to join I.enora in Canada. the letter I wrote as If the cashier wished to Taake it appear that he would soon return and exonerate osborn front suspicion in a manner to make the affair .still more dark and puzzling. After his i stayed in Quebec for a the long time, receiving letters from to I wise too was which States for I was sure they were lures. read in the newspapers Finally. of the death, by drowning of Henry Ashley, with an account of the whole affair, a summary of his life, and dishonest course, which it stated had culminated in insanity and death. I was sincerely sorry for all this, though I reasoned as he was insans he probably failed to realize the horwas not hardrors of his situation. hearted naturally, and my wicked life had failed to make me wholly bad. Marks, my evil genius, was in Can ada. and it was he who. after the death of the supposed Ashley, whom we knew to be Vane Hamilton, proto posed that I return to Grovedale take up the position and honors of my dead twin brother: There would be no danger at all to me, he argued, with my peculiar gifts and talents. I possessed in an unusual degree the gift of mind reading, the subtle magnetic or psychical chain which binds one individual to another, making them one through transmission of Upon the vibrations of the mind. this gift Marks declared I might depend, and he instructed me M the science to which he himself had introduced me until I really felt myself nossessed of an almost irresistible d me at power, and one thaj"' V times. I decided to go to Grovedale and Vane Hamilton, who I was pretend had lost his sense of identity but recovered it. I had informed myself of one or two similar cases when the mind had suddenly recovered its powers, and it would agree, I reasoned, with his manner when he was on the train, which was said to have been unusual. In short. I decided to do exactly as the real Vane Hamilton would have done had he returned after the hallucination had left his brain and memsucory. It is known how the plan it how known not is it ceeded, but. was regarded by myself WThen I stenned from the train amf walked up the street I perceived looks of recognition from the few persons whom I encountered, but none addressed me, so 1 concluded they were not personal friends of my brother As I neared the marble shop the door was being opened, and I saw the monument and the name Vane Hamilton on it. A beautiful woman stood looking at it, and I conjectured it was his wife. Nay, I knew it to be I when she cried out and fainted. went in and bent over her and marveled at her beauty. As I looked a mighty love formed in my soul for her I cannot understand it. I only know I loved her with an undying passion. I forgot Lenora, forgot every thing, even the part I was to play, as I gazed at the beautiful statuesque figure extended in all the pathos of lost animation before me. (To be continued.) I THE MISSING MAN By MARY R P. HATCH Tratfedy " Author of "The Bank I uutruhl :. by l.rr and hsnrt1 YOUNG BRIDE RISKS i 10-tic- CHAPTER XXIV. Continued. to refresh his recollections, or be the Then Marks was warned to leave the means of information to some person city by a special edict, and he turned to whom he might apply. determined s his talents to new achievements. We to change traveling hags and to all went West Marks. Scule and 1 myself of his notebook, or any and we established banks in new growpapers that he carried. I succeeded ing communities, forging our charters in doing so that very afternoon, but I and victimizing a great many people. restored his money and gave him my Mrs. Marks was dead, and I was told own overcoat and traveling bag to by her previous to her death such facts take the place of his, which 1 thought as she knew regarding my abduction, it prudent to confiscate, the better to and that my true name was Victo throw the police off their guard. Hamilton. My mother and twin brothHe was arrested a week later and er, ihe told me, were living in Grove-dale- , taken to Goodwill, where his strange New Hampshire. manner was believed to be a ruse on About this'time I met Lenora Davis, his part until his examination before the daughter of a disreputable couple the authorities, when he was proknown to Marks and Soule. She was nounced mentally unsound and sent beautiful and virtuous, tainted by her to the asylum. vicious surroundings though not more Lenora, who saw in the newspapers than I, but indeed we both knew no the statement that Henry Ashley was other life than that which we lived. i arrested, went to see the prisoner, She was beautiful and true to me, but cried out in astonishment when and she gave me her hand with all admitted. He denied that she was the graciousness and sweetness of the his but she, thinking it best for wife, most high-breand cultured lady. She declared that she was. She was very beautiful, as I have said, and my safety, saw now that I was at large, and she she owed much of her loveliness to knew that the prisoner was the man the unique color of her hair, which was had seen in Grovedale, and whom she of an emerald tint, the color of the sea. had for a time mistaken for my she She was always beside me, and she self. She was convinced that he bore well her part in the society of could be no other than my twin broth the mushroom towns where we estaber who had been seeking me, but she lished our banking institutions. of course, said nothing to any one After a time I learned that my twin to me when we met in Canada brother, and who was said to bear a except a few weeks later. most startling likeness to myself, was Meanwhile. I had found the note endeavoring to find me; for what pur- book and read it with interest. I had pose I could not understand. was a bank cashier no desire to meet him, but kept out of saw that Vane I judged him to be an honored and his way, and gave orders that no one I read the confession he had should direct him to me. I had no citizen. fear of being recognized by him, as I noted down a "gold ring for Clare," his seldom I may say, never appeared "a writing book for Periey,'"' and and himself to wife's "bring request in public without being disguised, our nefarious banking operations making let it be soon." There were allusions to his business this necessary to my safety. In one at the bank and the mill. His partI as would known be place Carwith long whiskers; in another, as ners were named Henderson and I in saw another whom place ter, smooth-faced- , with light, curly hair; In Tony dark spoken of as "Uncle Carter." a third, with Osborn was the bank clerk, 1 learned, (dyed) hair and light mustache. 1 pos-see- dark-haire- close-croppe- ' far key-min- : I LIFE FOR HUSBAND. A couple of days ago a gentleman called upon me with a message tfrora the German emperor). . . . The wording of the message was: "Convey to Mr. Clemens my kindAsk him if he rememest regards bers that dinner, and ask him why he didn't do any talking." Why, how could I talk when he was talking'.' He "held the age," as the poker-clergsay, and two can't talk at the same time with good effect, it reminds me of the man who was reproaching a friend, who said: "I think It shame that you havo not spoken to your wife for 15 years. How do you justify it?" "I didn't want to Interrupt her." II the emperor had been at my table be would not have suffered from my silence, he would only have suffered from the sorrows of his own solitude. U 1 were not too old to travel I would go to Berlin and introduce the etiquette of my own table, which tallies with the etiquette observable at other royal tables. I would say: "Invite ma again, your majesty, and give me a would courteously chance;" then waive rank and do all the talking myself. I thank his majesty for his kind message, and am proud to have it and glad to express my sincere reciproca From Mark tlon of its sentiments. Twain's Au"'blography in the North American Review. fears to come to the children of this community and state. dar. moonless night Through She urged he: BOI , her stiffening ftDgers a:;d limbs from the biting cold being forgotten in the mental anxiety for her sufferiug husband. The thin night gown offered but meager protecweather and tion from the near-zerthe snow tiling from the hoofs of the running horse struck her continually. Hut she conquered, where failure would have been more logical. Three miles were trSTersed and a wail from the freezing wife brought quick response from neighbors. When helped from her horse she seemed on the verge of collapse, but rallied quickly and insisted upon going back to hei MRS PETRA LIEN RIDES THREE MILES IN NIGHT ROBE TO SUMMON AID. BITTER COLD HAS NO TERROR First Carries Injured Man from Burning Home Is Now Near Death Because of Her Awful Experience. Woman 1 Harrold. B. D South Dakota's new heroine is Mrs. Petrs Lien, the bravest girl in the west, who is hovering between life and death at the home of her sister, IfrS, John Lisrnum of this place, and the title of heroine will remain with her whether she lives or dies. Petra Peterson, aged 13, married Andrew II Lien three months ago, and their honeymoon was scarcely over when the tragedy occurred. They lived on a farm ten miles south of this town and their home was a favorite place for the young people of the community to gather. When the young couple retired a few nights ago, the fire in the sitting room above was quite low. About midnight the husband arose to look after it. Fearing it would go out he threw in some kerosene, or possibly, as some of the neighbors think, gasoline. An explosion followed, enveloping the man in flames. He was terribly burned, his (Lin attire being consumed instantly. His screams brought his young wife from her bed. With a skirt which she had grabbed as she ran, she fought the flames and managed to drag her husbtand from their midst. The whole room was ablaze and she realized the useless-nes- s of trying to extinguish the fast growing fire. Although much smaller than her sturdy husband, she practically carried him, herself barefoot, through the snow to the barn. She laid his quiver-jnform in a pile of hay and returned n the house for clntbinir The whole Dtiildin Mao ill iiaiut-n- . tiiv. .uuiu neither enter to get wearing apparel She nor to telephone to neighbors. knew she must, herself, go for aid. Returning to the barn the brave young bride took the scorched skirt with which she had fought the flames, and wrapping it about her now semiconscious husband, prepared for the terrible ordeal of riding through snow and bitter cold wind, almost nude. A bridle was hastily put on their fleetest (l se, but no saddle, the wife realizing that the warm body of the animal must be relied upon to supply needed heat to keep her own tender flesh from freezing. And so she began the notable ride which will be related for 1 FOR THIS. round Only trip to California, t'ia Salt Lake Route. Write for full information to J", H. Burtner, Salt Lake City WAIT $:Ui Keep Mum. Women, as women, are pretty much alike. They have the same hair, differing slightly only as to color and length; same features, same thoughts. When we love one of them, therefore, we are in reality loving them all. But It is as well not to mention this. ' g FIREMAN FLEES FROM GRAVEYARD GHOSTS SHOWED SOUND SENSE Brought Human Aid to Rescue of His Consort. from strong." "There is a neighbor of mine," says one of our readers, "who keeps a big Once or twice I got into the clutches and the president was R. H. Hast and I recently discussThere was a great deal be flock of geese, f the law officers, but eluded them by ings. the him ed with degree of intelligence clever devices of my own. I am a sides that told much of his life, both possessed by these birds. As an illusand public. mind reader, having been naturally private he told me the following In the pocket of the note book was tration, peculiarly gifted in this direction, andI old gander came home "That srlory: a key and a ring with the words "In by study of hypnotic methods in time one morning in a great hurry. alone I on the put exceeded, or at least equaled, the per trust" engraved inside. He was evidently in great trouble formances of Marks, Bishop and other- ring and determined to use the He rushed up to about something. readers. I got clear on one occa- foi I fancied it to be the key to the me and bowed several times; then he I I could open the sion by hypnotizing the jailer and bank, and believed said something which I could not unI found walking off before his eyes, he believ- safe from the figures which wheeling round, wadof the note- derstand and, the ing that I was the jailer and he the In another receptacle off down dled path by which he book. he stopprisoner. arrived. had Presently just I went to Grovedale, and to the At last a peculiarly aggravated swinto see if I was following, and, ped atI the found without any bank, which dle of ours in Goodwill riveted finding I was not. he came back and tention of the whole country. Marks trouble. When I mounted the steps repeated the performance. This time and Soule succeeded in escaping to to the bank a young man bailed me. I followed, to his manifest satisfacCanada, where I hoped to meet them. "Hullo!" he said. "Hullo!" I answertion, and he led me to the pond. On Lenora was instructed to proceed to ed, and added, "You didn't expect me the bank all his geese were squatting Quebec, while I was to join her later. back so soon, did you?" and after the around the grandmother goose of the But I was hard pressed. There seemed reply that he did not, he passed dowt. family, and she had a rat trap securelittle chance of escape. I was at Port- the street. But I was afraid he might ly gripping her left leg. My appearland depot, well disguised, yet, I return and I worked hastily, opening ance was hailed by shrieks of dejight knew, in imminent danger of arrest. the vault and safe by the figures I from the whole party, and when I While there I saw Vane, but at first I had found, and taking two notes of liberated the old lady inot much could not rully realize that it was my four and five hundred each, which I hurt) there was a grand chorus of seclu-svtwin brother. Sometimes in the judged would be useful. But I took tnanks. The old gander followed me Lenora's at request, no money. of our home, some distance homeward, bowing his 1 would doff all disguise, and at such In Vane's bag I found a small box all the way." acknowledgments times I was the exact likeness of the containing some gold shirt studs, and Illustrated and Dramatic Sporting man I saw that day. in his overcoat pocket a silk traveling News. I I stared at him. I could not help it, cap, all of which bore his initials. left one of the shirt studs on the desk the resemblance was so complete. To Check Unposted Mail. I walked to a and then as it occurred to me that But recollecting myself took off his coat his wife said As he little, distance and surveyed him less he would be expected to visit his own to him gently: he that observed I now house I walked to the river bank and openly, and "You remember those letters I gave acted strangely, as If he hardly knew tossed the cap carelessly into the to post three days ago?" you was. he where or was doing bushes and dropped the other shirt what he I I remember." "Yes, In a vague, puzzled stud on the graveled bank; not with-- I He looked about didn't remember to mall "But you But he had out some way that surprised me. qualms of conscience, for them, did you?" she said, sweetly. and his in direction, looks observed my there arose In my mind the distress of How did you find "No, I didn't. after a time walked up to me and his wife In thinking he might be out?" said drowned. But I rejected the thought "Because, among them was a postal 'You appear to know me. What is In a moment. He would soon be re- - card addressed to myself since it mv name?" leased, and then It would be all right. didn't reach me, I knew you hadn't shiftof Idea the came flash a Like I reasoned. Meanwhile, it was well posted my mail I shall always use man until I ing my Identity to this I for me to have the affair wrapped In this scheme In future. It only costs a no thought could make my escape. mystery for the present. cent, and It makes an excellent check further than this. No conception of I altered the notes and presented on you. Now give me my letters and follow to the unhappv complications them at the bank. There was no I'll post them myself " occurred to me. I answered almost need of any hypnotic or unusual directly. "Your name is Henry Ashley. methods to deceive Simon Low I Out of the Long Ago. I know you well." he knew, man had Just turned Adonis Into the like Venus looked we exactly but He did not appear satisfied, rue an Vale' Han, :he anemone. ril he II n '''! "'r '1 Into rotiv, rs.i'b enieii "I hope that horrid Mary MrLan 'ion almo-- ' directly, paying over the he had suddenly forgotten his name mention this flower in hei Of hi money without comment or question. won't and home, and every event book." the other bank I produced credenTo sbtOlUtelj "I nothing, know past life, But, alas onh too well do we know-thatials and a letter purporting to have nothing of the past." he said. anemones snd tooth brushes are H. R written Hastings, by to b lenorant for I been I wished ! imitated from I choice morsf ls to roll under the lit whose handwriting his belongings feared n time, and erary tongue. -- Mi; ffmakee Sentinel some date note I found amon'.' Vane's belongings might contain his name or An evil smile lit up his face, but he only said, "Leonora may die. she is August Personage at the Table Hid a Monopoly of It. I GANDER WHY MARK DIDN'T TALK. ALONE IN A CEMETERY AT MIDNIGHT HE SEES WEIRD SPEC TER8 AND RUNS AWAY. St. Louis. Lost for an hour among the tombstones of Calvary cemetery at midnight, fleeing till out of breath from mysterious white figures that seemed to rise up from among the graves, William Carpenter, a fireman, had an experience which he hopes will never be repeated. Members of his fire company, still talking about Carpenter's experience, look on the whole affair as a joke. He Life. $30 CU J SI Dnrl W V Furious Doctor. few M husband at once. She would wait for nothing but to be hurriedly dressed in clothing of her neighbor, and then astride her panting horse she again covered the three miles at top speed. Friends came and medical aid. All effort to save the life of Mr. Lien was futile, however, and he died at daybreak, in the barn where his young wife had placed him. Kuowledge of his death was the signal for Mrs. Lien to collapse and she was taken to the home of a friend. Burned and frozen and suffering from nervous shock the bereaved bride is still in a precarious state at her sister's home here. Her hands and face were scorched terribly by the fire. Their home and all Ub contents were destroyed. The funeral of Mr. Lien was one of the largest ever held in this (Hughes) county. Ret. Salt Lake Route. & Life on a Troopship. The troopship of revels in luxuries compared with its compeer of other days, and if the soldier nowadays grumbles to himself at his cramped accommodation and his ship's fare, he can take comfort in the thought that he enjoys advantagps of the sailing-ehithat bis brother-inarmperiod never even dreamed of. The Captain. s $30 C A L IFORNI A $30 Round trip via Salt Lake Route. Kale begins April 2Gth. Write today. J. H. Burtner, Salt Lake City. Giving the Mall a Sendoff. Over in the little town of Wildcat a negro postmaster each day carries the mail from the post office to tho train. Slowly he places the mall pouch on a crane. As the fast train Is approaching and the arm on the mall car extends to sweep the bag from midair, the old man shouts: "Hear ye! Hear ye! Hear ye! The honorable mall of these United States is about to go " He saw the lights of the engine disappear in the distance and started to find his way out of the cemetery. "I kept on running," he said to a re porter, in telling of his experience, "wishing every minute 1 could get out "All around me were white tomb stones. I heard a noise In another direction and then I saw a white thing. It seemed to rise out of tie ground My hair went up, too, I tlvnk. "Then I did run. I'll admit I was dead afraid. just want ed to get out I think I of that place of horroni. prayed. I was damp all over with a cold, clammy sort of sweat." Carpenter wiped his forehead with his handkerchief in memory of the event before he went on. "T thought all the tlrre that I was beading for Calvary aenue. After a time I saw the light o; a street car In the distance and It sort of kept me company. I followed 'he light, and the next thing I knew had stumbled and fallen, and there looking at me was another white th ng. It wasn't I was as bad as the first, hough. a little. to the used spooks getting "I got up again ant' ran until I came to a barb wire fence. I got over the fence without a scratch, and found I was in Walnut Pr rk, north of the cemetery, All the I me I had thought I was going south. "A police man to) me where I was, and how to get bl ck to the engine-housHe said we had made a run had been In the on a false alarm. " cemetery an hour $30 California Route. Salt & Ret. Ever Have to Listen to 'Em. The Conversation (as It sounds) And I says to him, I says O, he says well, If you think, I says says then he says he he I just wait, I says Sadie says she never maybe I says, but I know, I you didn't, says I don't care what anybody says if he say so he says I said he he I I says says says Puck. , $30 California & Ret. Salt Lake Route. 1 Russian Farmers Organize. In Russia there are agricultural orof zemstvos, ganizations through which large quantities of farming sup-pil- es $30 and machinery are produced. Route. California & Ret. Salt lke WANTED THE WHOLE HOGS. 1 Widow Fully Determined to Get Her Money's Worth. "It's curious how the people have turned around within a couple of years and become so distrustful," said the old farmer, as the matter of graft and trusts were touched upon. "I had four hogs to sell and advertised them in the village paper. Half a dozen people came out to see them, She and among them was a widow. wanted me to swear to the breed, the weight and the fact that the hogs were In good health. She wanted to be assured of their good eyesight and hearing. She wanted to be satisfied that they were hogs. She wanted me to sign a paper that I had raised the porkers instead of stealing them. When I had done all this and the sale was about effected she suddenly turned and walked away. 'Hello, now, what's the matter?' I callcut their talis ed after her. 'You-voff,' she replied. 'Yes,' that was done 'Then you when they were pigs' knock off 50 cents apiece for missing tails, or I don't buy. It's whole hog or none and no craft!'" e. Hens Laid for 35 Years. Pennsbttrg, Pa. Twelve dollars was the price realized tor a pair of hens at the public sale of William Stengal's Mr. Stengal said property at Baily. that he had owned ihe fowls for 85 years, and that during all that time they had attended strictly to business. Mr. Stengel's farm is located near The Ghosts Appeared on Every Side. a ramp meeting ground of colored is not quite convinced that the white-garhfolks, and be did not lose sight of the figures were not ghosts. fact, for whenever gatherings were ten hi be would double-locand bar his Late at night, about half-pas- t o'dlock, the Baden firemen were arous- chicken-coop- . ed' by an alarm turned in from a box The visit of the local preacher to atLCalvary and Florissant, avenues. the Stengel farm always resulted in Tlleir shortest route to the fire was ,i hurry call for secretion of the favAt the orite hens. Young (thickens were hasthJOugh Calvary cemetery. biff Iron gates on the Broadway side tily slaughtered and conspicuously off the cemetery ('apt. Amnion and Kl fwm an Carpeu'er left the hose reel. Such Innocence! Ailnion opened tin- witcs and thenMrs. 8tubb Land's sakes, John, Caron the wagon. to bis pessjlrsng must be a great many barber rfcter was left behind to close me. shops in Wall street' s after the engine. Mr. Ktnbb What causes you to hen he bad closed the gates the thlnk so, Maria ' a hundred were reel and engine Stubb- - Why the papers say Mrs. ahead of him. dashing rapidly up of men are trimmed there hundreds the ran after HfU. Carpenter every day. Chicago Daily News. shouting loudly. California good-nature- e ed in Medicine. - There Is a fashion in most thlugi. and medicine during the last ten years has appeared to me to be as much under Its sway as dress or charity. Half one's duties as a medical man is devoted to explaining away the nosis of the fashionable physician, to the which, however, creditable diagnostician. Is particularly unfornat rontllw fr,r file nation! makes a pet of the maladle a la mode. D W. Samways. in British Medical Journal. $30 California & Ret. 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