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Logansport, Indiana
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Saturday, November 6, 1897
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{£- own CHAPTER 1. -The body of T acob Benton is found murdered on the lawn near hl8 house. 11, 111 and IV-Minard Hendricks. a detective, takes up the case. Ho flnds a notebook on the Uwn belonging U) Montcast e. H revolver near the body, » partly burned match and footprints leading but a short distance t'n m 'be r>ody. where they suddenly end. v, viand Vll-Hendrlcks send for a bloodoound. A clock -whiot. Hopped at 2:80 a.m. Indicates thai Montmstle left the house at that time, and hli bed hag not been clept In. Mies Bent; n l«8u»p'0ted. VlU-Hendrickscatch<-8 Kslph Benton burning an envelope, fhi bloodhound arrives. CHAPTER X. That afternoon Miss Hastings had a oaller. It was Mr. .Richard Hastings, a New York banker. "I am go glad to see you!" she exclaimed impulsively as she came into the library and kissed him affectionately. "I thought you would be," said the banker, taking a seat. "I read the news at lunch, and ray wife and I both thought it was my duty to hasten out at once. I presume you would like to come over to u§. Your room is always \ ready, yon know." Miss Hastings moved uneasily in her chair. "Uncle, I don't see how I could leave just now under the eircnm- •tances," she said. "You know Alice and I are great friends, arid it would be ornel to desert her at such a time when even her aunt is away.'' Mr, Hastings gave her a cold glance of disagreement. "But," he said, "suspicion has fallen on the family. The papers are fall of speculation and dark hints. I am sure your father would insist on my t^-'dng yon homo if he knew the situation. J want to do, you see, as I should like him to act for ine tinder similar circumstances." "Suspicion ha* fallen on some ene here?" gasped Miss Hastings. "Surely you are mistaken. Why, who"— piore me on their bended knees,"" was, Miss Hastings' ultimatum, and, white and red by turns from suppressed anger, Mr. Hastings left the house and stepped into a cab at the door. Miss Hastings sank into a .chair, overcome with weakness from her encounter with her uncle and the excitement of the past 16 honra. She wondered what was to become of her. Of one thing she was sure, and that was that she would stand by Ralph Beaton. Poor fellow 1 By this time he must know what the papers were saying. As if he had not had enough to bear without that! Thinking of Balph reminded her that Alice might need company, so "Who is your physicianr" ihe rose to go to her. The door of Miss Benton's room was not entirely closed, and as Miss Hastings drew near she recognized Balph's voice. He was speaking excitedly. "Yon are silly.to take on so," he was saying. "Hendricks and his gang may search till doomsday and never know the truth. I have fixed that. Montcastle It is very vague ut present," an- will help." iwered the banker, "but it looks very Miss Hastings think yon were gnllty of mien a crime," said Miss Hastings, "and I intend to stand by yon." He sat down by her and took her hand in his. "I saw your uncle drive up, and I knew what he came for," said he, "and if yon had deserted me I should have given up. I could stand a good deal, but to lose you now, in addition to all the rest, would be more than I could bear. Really, I am in earnest." Miss Hastings covered her face with her hands and heaved a deep sigh. She was thinking of the words she had overheard just a moment before. She wanted to ask him if he were not keeping back something from her, but such a question would imply a lack of faith in him, and she remained silent Steps were heard in the hall Some men carrying large bouquets and wreaths of flowers were reflected in the pier glass as they passed to the drawing room to lay them on the coffin, Balph followed her glance to the mirror. "Poor old man!" he said. "I have not yet realized that he is really dead. Sister acts aa if she did not either. We shall miss the dear old governor in spite of all the rows." The power of articulation neemed to have left Mis* Hastings. She tried to speak. She attributed the failure to her mental condition. "Poor Aunt Martha!" sighed Ralph, releasing her hand. ' 'It will kill her, I'm afraid. If you only knew her, yon'd understand. She is peculiar, but she bas been a mother to Bister and me and has already suffered too much." "Does she know?" asked Misa Hastings, finding her roioe at last. "Has she heard?" "Not yet," replied Ralph. "I telegraphed Dr. Gibson at the sanitarium to keep the papari from her. I hope he will be cautious. It is on her account that we are BO particular, but''—he reflected a moment—"I forgot yon don't understand. Some day I shall tell you the whole gloomy story. We—we have our skeleton, yon see." "All families hava them," observed the girl wonderingly. "Ours is ono, however, that can be done away with by a plentiful use of common sense, and sister and I are doing all we can in that direction. It bas been uphill work, and now it will be harder than ever." equally for the sou—what's his name?— Kalph. You see, his father was heavily insured—more than $150,000, it is said —and the young man is his heir and badly iu need of ready money. They say he is pretty wild and a sort of come easy, go easy chap, with a good many debts hanging over him." "I don't believe a word of it," The young lady clinched her hand and to give emphasis to her words almost •tood up. "He may be—Mr. Benton may be iu debt—most young men are— but he is the very soul of honor. You don't know him. The public docs not know him, else it would never dream of accusing him. The ideal It's absurd." "That may all be as yon say,"-replied the banker, somewhat nettled, "but suspicion has fallen on him, and until he has got from under it I do not intend to have a Hastings mixed •up in it. Why, I have already been asked three times today if yon are a relative of raiuo, and it has been embarrassing to admit that my own niece is visiting a family about which there is so much unpleasant gossip. It is said that old Benton and his children never could agree and that they lived like cats-and dogs " "So they have even got that into the papers," said Miss Hastings. "Nothing is sacred nowadays. I know this, uncle— Kalph—Mr. Benton—has had a world cf trouble with his father, who was really losing his mind, and the trouble Alice has had with her aunt and ier lather has almost killed her." "It is certainly no place for you," •said Mr. Hastings sternly, "and I have come to take yon to your aunt's. The morning papers shall at least say that you have gone. I will not have it «ny other way." "Yon are not my guardian, if you are my uncle," replied Miss Hastings •with spirit. "I shall not desert my best friends at such a time just to gratify a •whim of yours.'' The banker grew red with anger. "Yon are iu love with the young •camp!" he cried furiously. " You need not deny it," "I am engaged to Mr. Kalph Benton," was the cold reply, "and the engagement is as sacred to me as marriage. You will not now expect me to prove false at such a time." Mr. Hastings took a deep breath. "Does your father know of this?" he asked. "So. Ralph wanted to write to him a week ago. but as he intended to go to Boston on business in a few days I persuaded him to wait and see papa personally. '' "Well, yon have got yourself into a pretty pickle is all I have to say," returned the banker, rising to his feet. "You have too much of your father's stubbornness to bo moved by any argu-! merit, so I shall not make myself ridic- nlous by persisting in trying to bring you to yonr senses. No young man of any trne feeling would allow a young lady to remain here under such circumstances." "He hinted to me only half an hour ago that it might be well for me to go to you," answered Miss Hastings, "but I told him it was my desire to remain •with bis sister, at least till some one oould take my place as her companion." 'I shall write your father at once," paused. The carpet had muffled her footsteps. They did not know she was near. "I never had such an awfnl feeling in my life," said Miss Benton. "Oh, I can't stand it any longer! It will kill me!" "Bosh! Look at me. The papers are even going over my record and hinting that I dirt ; .t, and yet I defy"— '•.Hi-.sli- Some body will hear you," cautioned Alice, and the door was suddenly closed. Miss Hastings retreated, white arid quivering, to the library and sat down again. She covered her face with her hands and tried to reflect. No; she would never entertain that thought. Ralph Bentou was her ideal, her conception of all that was manly and noble in man. It might; seem to others tbat he was guilty, but she would never believe it. And yet how strangely he had acted when he came down from his room just before the body had been found! And then the words which she had just overheard—what could he have meant? Miss Hastings happened to glance into a large pier glass which reflected part of the hall in the direction of Alice Benton's room and saw Ralph approaching. It was the first time she had caught his face in repose since the i murder, and the sight of it shocked her inexpressibly. He was white and haggard, and his eyes were beginning to be bloodshot. He came into the library, started slightly on seeing her and then, advanced, with a smile. "I am so sorry for you, dear Julia," ha said tenderly. "It is not often that •aid Mr. Hastings. "H he should come Over, I presume"— "I should not leave here now if all •Jto relatives I have op earth. «bonld ijar ifiss Hafitin/js paused, \ a fellow gets his fiancee iuto such an awkward situation as this. As a rule, the great troubles come after marriage, not before." "Your trouble is mine. It would be just as great if we were separated," the girl returned sadly. He nodded and turned his face from her. She fancied his lip was quivering. "Do you know what the pacers are hinting at, Julia—I mean about me?" he asked without looking at her. "My uncle was here just now and told me," answered the girl. "I am glad you are aware of that anyway," Ralph said. "I could not consent to allow yon to remain unless you knew it." "Nothing on earth could, au&e C3 CHAPTER XI. That afternoon at-1 o'clock Dr. Lampkin called at the hotel designated by Hendricks and was informed by the olerk that the detective was in his room and had left orders for him to come up at once. The room was at the head of the first flight of stairs. Lampkin rapped. "Come in!" The doctor started, for the words seemed to come from the crack beneath the door. Lampkin turned the knob and pushed. The door opened about six inches, struck something and stopped. It was the head of the detective, for when Lampkin had looked through the narrow opening he found Hendricks on his hands and knees on the floor. "Oh, I beg purfon!" he laughed, rising clumsily. "I forgot that I was blocking the way. Lookout! Don't step on that thing." "What in thunder are you doing? asked the doctor, stepping cautiously over a black suit of clothes which the detective had carefully stretched on the floor. "Sh!" Hendricks closed the door. "Old roan Benton's," he went on with a grin. "I presume you think I am mad, eh?" "Method in it; I'd bet on that," returned the doctor. "Don'tquote. Be original." Hendricks sat down on the side of a bed for a moment, his chin resting thoughtfully in his hand. Presently he rose and drew one of the sleeves of the coat downward an inch or so. "How's that?" he asked. "How's what?" asked Lampkin. "What are you doing?" "Want to get him fixed as much like •we found him as possible. Hard to do without stuffing. For a little I'd rip up that mattress and utilize the contents. The more like old Benton it looks the slicker my brain wheels revolve. Ideas, ideas, my friend!" "What do yon expect to get out of that suit?" "Two fifty at a secondhand store," replied the detective. He burst into a little laugh and abruptly relapsed into intense thoughtfnlness. "I can see that yon are deeply interested," observed Lampkin. "Why, old sawbones?" "If you were not, your joke would not hare been so lame." "Not too much interested to enjoy yours," laughed Hendricks mechanically. "Ha, ha, ha! One on me." He sank on his knees, took hold of ths left lapel of Benton's coat and examined it closely. "What are yon studying that lapel so attentively for?" asked the doctor. Hendricks turned the lapel back and exposed the underside. "See that pin?" he asked. "Yes. I suppose you wili take it as a proof of stiugines-s and"— "Xorhiug of ihe kind," broke in the detective. He rose, opened the back part of his watch case and exposed a tiny shred of white paper. "I found that under the pin just now." "Well?" said Lampkin. "It was there," replied Hendricks. "There was a reason for its being there, but I can't make it out yet. It is one of i [TO BE OOKTDTCED.] *" FOOTBALL CHANGES.^ Goal After a ToachdowB May B« Abolljh«d. Football evolution has reached a »t»ge where kicking goal after a touchdown is looked upon as too easy. Ever since football has been a game kicking goal aftar the touchdown has been in vogue and thousands of devotees who are mystified by the Intricacies of field play regard themselves as fairly well acquainted with the sport when they oome to know that carrying the ball across the enemies' goal Una counts four and a successful kick between the two posts and above the bai registers a total of six points. How many of these enthusiasts, however, find any real excitement in this supplementary pro oeeding? How many of them, aftor giv ing thought, believe that this mere touchdown of tha ball by tbo foot of a chosen player should count half as much as the result of the struggle which sometimes takes up the entire time of a half and which frequently does not prove successful in a whole game. Kicking should be an Important feature of a football game—the name implies as much—but even under the present regulations, which are far more favorable to it than the old ines, it Is only of secondary importance. Tackling, guarding, aggressiveness and maneuvering, with brute strength and a clear head to back them up, are most in evi dence. YOUNG GOLFERS. iComing- Players Who Will Beat Scotch- men at Their Own Game. It is an accepted theory among golf play .ers that the highest? skill is attained by players who begin young. Champion Whigborn started to play when he was only 6 years old, and it is difficult to establish an age limit to the numerous children who are now becoming golfers. It is not to be expected that America can yet beat the Scotch experts v.'ho have bv^en at the game for several generations, but no doubt international laurels will some day be won by some of the youthful Americans who are now wielding the sticks. Perhaps the youngest golfer of any at tain- give me a trtte in t»e dining room, bat t I preferred the kitchen. It is the sink j of household gossip. I got him started by giving him a plated ring with a red glass setting. I now know the house from a to izzard. Old man Benton was; dead against the house party. He hated Montcastle for some reason or other and had had a scrap with Ralph nearly every night for the last month. Jason confirms Jarnagin's story about the quarrel between Mr. Benton and Allen and says Allen is a snake in the grass and that he would not forgive an injury; tha it would rankle, you know, and then rise and burst, so to speak." "But yon haven't a particle of evi deuce against Allen," said Lampkin "The fact that he has quarreled with Mr. Beuton, when the old man was in the habit of quarreling with all aroun him, would not count for much." "Yon are right," agreed the detect ive, frowning, "but something in tha air seems to promise to give rue a clew before long. The whole case and al the people in it are buzzing round me at a terrific rate, like a gwarm of bees Do you know how we used to make swarm of bees settle, doctor? We raisec a frightful racket. If these folks dou' look out, I'll do that." "What do you mean?" "I'll make an arrest, right or wrong Somebody in the lay out is keeping back something, and I want to know vrha it is. My progress is blocked. There ii nothing like the pressure of handcuffi on the wrists to cure lockjaw. But . shall give them a little more time. Ja son tells me that Mr. Farnhall, Ben ton's lawyer, is greatly disturbed abou some important papers which are miss ing from the old man's desk. I am go ing to try to help him find them." WILLIE DtTKS. ments in this country in Willie Dnnn, Jr., son of the expert instructor of the Ardsley Casino club on the Hudson. Willie is only 4 years old, but can hold his own with ordinary players. His father is one of the best known golfers in this country or Europe. He took charge of the club on cho Hudson in the spring of 1S96, and it has gained greatly in membership and prominence since then. Mr. Dunn also laid out tba famous links at Shinnecock Hills. For three winters he wa* instructor of the Biarritz Golf club and two years ago instructed former Queen Natalie of Serria, who has a private estate near that resort, in the mysteries of the game. Pointers Tor flnngen. It is a remarkable fact that horses belonging to nonbetting owners often disappoint the public—in fact, oftener than those do which are owned by big plungers. Perhaps the secret of the businecs is that following owners' money is the best guide by public investments get beaten, and even the professional plungers have found this out to their cost of late. u u u ^ • KKI^ *-k- ~, j the half dozen inexplicable th.ngs con-1 ^ succe _ ^ fiv oat of ^ the nected with the case. When we know i favoriles thaE ^ mada favorites entirely who shoe the owner ef this snit of clothes, -we'll .know what this bit of paper means." Lampkin sat down at a table. "Has anything tamed np since I saw you?" Hendricks closed his watch with a snap and sank on the bed. "Ton know I was hungry when yea left, me," he began. "Well, I went to the kitchen. The oook, a colored man, A Chainless Wheel With Three Connecting Sprockets. GERSUSY FAVORS OUB WHEELS. IT«W DrlTlnf Derlce— Troptt Tetulon For Chain* — English Women R»nt WheeU on the Co-op*r«tiT<9 Plmn — Tire* With Air Compartment*. The chainless wheel is still the topic uppermost in the bicycle world. The leading manufacturers are slow in letting the public into their mechanical secrets, but it looks as if Che endless chainless -varieties might be dirided into two general clasM*. PIMPL FACES Pimple*, blotche*. bl»cth«*d«, rrf. rough, oily, •lotby «tin, itching. *c»Iy .cslji, dry, thin, «nd filling hiiir, and baby htaniibw prevented by CroccaA SOAP, the mo« eff«tio> ikin purifying and beautifying <o*p In the world. a> well u pnrvetand «weetf*t fortolitt,bulb, uDdnuncry (Qticura ii Mid throaehont th« vwrld. Pom* D. ATO HoleProp*.,Boiioo. " " •H«rtoB«»iitir/Ui. Skt»,"ft»» THREE SPKOCKET CHAiyLESS. First there is the beveled geared machine with cogs placed at right angles at the pedal and rear wheel axles. This kind of wheel requires superior material and accurate adjustment arid promises to be high in price. The other general class of chain- less wheels has three sprockets. In one luch make the outer section of the middle sprockat revolves OB baU feearings l In an other and very simple three spWcket J»* cjiine tha middle wheel revolves on axle. This style of wheel has been ridden by SUrbuck, the long distance racing man, in some of hie most important races On it he defeated Tom Linton and Jlmmie Michael, tha two greatest middle distance riders in the world, and the peculiar gear ing has gained prominence. It has sprocket on the crank axle that is mud like the ordinary chain sprocket, but it i much larger and the teeth are square This engages another sprocket of tho sam size and shape, which, in turn, engages a small sprocket, or COK, more properly, 01 the rear wheel. Among the recent bicycle inventions ii a new driving mechanism. As a substi tnte for chain and sprockets a connecting rod and reciprocating lever aro used. rod connects the left crank and a spur gear working in a pinion in the rear whee hub. On the right side of the machine is a centrally pivoted lever having slotte< ends cranked at the hanger and rear hub This lever is used to carry the rod over tl> dead center. Friction wheels running on ball bearings work in the slots of the lever The hub gearing is inclosed in a dust case The principles involved are old ones, anc its efficiency for bicycle use could be de termined by tests. According to consular reports recently received from France and Germany, the demand for American made wheels in those countries is such as to gratify the manufacturers who have taken their goods across..the Atlantic and started to Compete with the home makers. The Germans, ac cording to Consul General De Kuy, are convinced of the general superiority of oui wheels, so much so that American makers now hold the market arid can continue to do so as long as their machines are kept at their present high standard. In this connection it is significant that the promoters of the national cycle show in England have decided to bar out American wheels this'year. Word to this effect has already been received and has caused much talk among bicycle tradesmen. This is the first instance whore wheels of a foreign make have been discriminated against in any country. This Stanley show, which is held annually in London previous to the national, makes no ruling against American wheels. The annual show in Paris has been abandoned by the local authorities, and several American promoters have taken up the scheme and will give a show on broader lines. A patent has recently been secured on a tiro divided into compartments, each of which .is connected by a one way valve. The compression of the tire at tlie point of impact forces some of the air into the com- partniunt next forward, and this greater compression forces the air into the nest compartment, and soon around to the first compartment, where the air is supposed to effect a hardening just in the rear of the point of impact to prevent "back drag." Just why this hardening or compression would not force its "body" of air forward of the impact point, as it cannot escape back through the last valve, is a mystery only to bo explained by the "inventor." Few riders seeni to know when their chain is at the proper tension. Yet a tight chain is likely to strain the wheel or to snap and a chain too loose will frequently jump the sprocket wheels. Here is the way to judge whether the chain is too tight or too loose: Hold it steady and upright with the wheels immovable. Then work the crank back and forth. It should move not less than one-half an inch nor more than three-quarters of an inch. If .t moves three-quarters of an inch, the rather talkative bj narjire, cfiantd tfl He CMinot "Abide" Republicans. Chadron. Xeb.. 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