The Carroll Sentinel from Carroll, Iowa on December 14, 1894 · Page 10
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The Carroll Sentinel from Carroll, Iowa · Page 10

Carroll, Iowa
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McLean JUdlclM Oo., st, UDI, m, Green Bay Lumber Company Lumber and Coal, AND ALL KINDS OF BUILDING MATEJUAL Hm VVti north of Carroll mill,; Owroil, few*, CHAPTER Xll For the moment I felt but little surprise, as I thought Olivia was but making the same mistake she had made formerly. Yet when J noted that she knew the true date of her loVer's return and remarked the strange expression on tho face of Rose I became instinctively convinced that she spoke the truth. It was Francis Briarfleld who stood befpre me, and tho dead man was Felix. How the change of personality had taken place I was unable to guess, but nevertheless felt that it was true. Rose Gernou, with a look of disappointed rage, was the first to speak She stamped her foot and laughed scorn- 'This is. ridiculous!" she said contemptuously. "It was Francis vho died. He" "Francis did not die, as you well know," interrupted the young m u "Felix fell into nis own trap, and .or safety I assumed his name. I bel \re yon were aware of this all along." "How can that be? And if I r?ally did know yon were Frauds, why did yon not say so?" '.'Because I did not wish to betray myself. For aught I know yon slew my brother and were quite capable of ao- onsing me of his murder." Rose evaded this question, and tossing her head, with a sneer, moved toward the door. Before she could reach it I blocked her passage. "Not yet, Miss Gernon," said I mean- ingly. ' 'Though we have discovered Felix to be Francis, we do not know how the former met with his death." "I cannot tell yon." "I think yon can," said Olivia quickly, "seeing Felix, by your own confession, made all arrangements with yon." "And yet Felix is dead," scoffed Rosa "He fell into his own trap." "I don't know how he died," she said resolutely. ' 'As regards that I am as ignorant as you are, though I believe- Francis .killed him." "Ah I You then acknowledge mo to be Francis?" "I acknowledge nothing. Let mo pass, Mr. Denham. I nave to attend to my business." "Not till yon tell me where your no called father, Strent, is to be found." "I don't know," she said sullenly. "Yes, you do," persisted Olivia, "and yon shall not leave this room till yon tell olL" .,.-., "Ix I uC £ot go to the theater, I shall bernined," "That does not matter to us," said Francis mercilessly. The woman looked at our three faces, and seeing therein no hope of mercy compromised tbe matter. * "Lot me have a night to think over it," she entreated anxiously. "No," said Francis and Olivia in one breath. "You m*st tell all now." "There is no time," she urged. "I am late as it is. I must go," "Let me speak, Briarfield," I interposed, seeing he was about to refuse again. "We do not want to make a public scandal of this—as yet" Frauds consulted Olivia with a look and turned to mo. "Yon know more about this case than anyone else," be said-quietly "Miss Bellin and myself are quite pro- pared to leave tbe matter in your bands." "Very good. Then Miss Gornon can' go to her duties. I undertake that she shall be forthcoming tomorrow. Oh, yes, MissGemon," I added ironically, "I have made all my pious. Knowing yon were mixed up in this case, I engaged a detective to look after you." "A detective I" she said, with a terrified look. "Yes I One of tbe smartest detectives of Scotland Yard. Permit me to escort yon to the stage door of the theater and introduce you to this gentleman. Perform your port tonight and go borne. Tomorrow coine to these rooms at noon and tell us all you know. I am not afraid of your escaping, as wy detective will watch you till wo see you again." "Suppose I rofusol" said iioso viciously- "In that cose I'll have yon arrested at once us on accessory to tbe murder of Felix Briarfleld." ««*ww "You are too strong for mo,"she said savagely. "I accept your conditions. Tomorrow I'll come bore at II o'clock Can I go now?" "Certainly—provided you accept me as your escort" "As you please," she replied disdain- Cully. "As for you, Miss Boll li>, "ibe added, turning toward Olivia, "I wjab you joy of your bargain. Thutnutntt Francis Briarfleld sure enough. I knew It all along and played on his fours foi roy own ends. He is a coward, mid Felix was worth a down of him. For you, Mr. Briarfleld, I have nothing but contempt" With thin parting shaft she sailed ou! >of tho door, closely followed by mo, Tbo deteotlvo wai waiting on tho othej •Ido of tho street and followed uu closely. ROM glanced uneasily front side fa Mdo, but not one word would she sneak nor Oia I witth bar to talk, Imviuu quit* enough on my mlud for tho prcwenl Wbea wo urrivud at tho stuno door ol tbe Frivolity tbeato, sho imicud on tbi Wp. In the light shod from thu lauw above I could MO hor sooruful fuoo. "What I have prwulsud i tiuM do, Mr. Denh«m,"she said spitefully, <<i»i discovered nothing bnt a mare's nest." When she entered the theater, I turned round to the detective, whom I found at my elbow. "You know what yon have to do?" I said imperatively. I "Yes, sir. I, saw her face in tho light. Yon con depeud upon me. I shan't lose sight of her." "She is to come to Mr. Briorfield't roonjs tomorrow at noon." "That's all right, sir. I'll see she ii there." "Good. Be very careful She' is a clover woman and would baflle the devil himself." "She won't baffle me," said the detective confidently and so departed on his mission. Having thus provided for the safe keeping of Rose Gernon, I returned to Briarfield's rooms and found him alone. Miss Bellin had taken her departure during my absenca "Where is she?" I asked, glancing round. "Olivia has gone home," explained Frauoia "If she is back before 9, her mother will never hear of this escapade, so I put her in a cab and sent her off." "All the bettor," said I, taking a seat. "Now that we are alone I wish to hear the story of your transformation from Francis to Felix." "I told you I was Francis all along," he said reproachfully. "Yes, in such a way that I thought yon were Felix," I answered ironically. "I told you I was Franeto all olonfl," he . laid reproachfully. ' 'Yon might have trusted me, Briarfield. It would have been better for us all" "I have no doubt it would," answered Francis gloomily, "but I was afraid lest you should think I hod killed Felix." "I knew yon were incapable of snob a thing." "Thank yon." he said gratefully. "Hod I knpwn you were sp true a friend, t should have mode you my confidant As it was, when I remembered my wild threats of killing Felix, I dreaded lest, finding him dead, yon might accuse me of "his murder." n*aa~ 'Who killed him? "I don't know. When I saw *«««n, he was dead." "And Strent and Rose?" "They bod loft tbe bouse.** "What time was this?" "About 6 in the morning." "And I was not np till 10 o'clock. Yon bad plenty of time to fly. Bnt what put it into your head to place tbe dead body of Felix in your bed?" "It's a long story, and I fcardly know if you will understand my mo tivea." "Yea, I da Yonwere afraid of being accused of the crime. It was foolish of you to mistrust me. I would have aided rather than blamed you." "I see that now. It was kind of you to try to avenge my death. Unfortunately all your industry was dangerous to me, and I bad to baffle it" "You certainly did so very adroitly. Bnt toll me tho story. I am anxious to know what took place." Francis was quite unnerved by tbe late interview and before continuing poured himself ont a glow of brandy. Then, pushing ibe bottle toward me, be began his strange narrative without further preamble, "Whoa t wont to bed that night," be said slowly, "I could not sloop for ever so long. I kept wondering if your theory could possibly be true about tbe treachery of Felix If it were, I considered bow I should puuisb my brother. Whllu thus thinking I fell asleep and didn't wake up till close on 6 o'clock in tho morning. All my troubles came on uio with full force, and you know bow much worse things look at that hour than In broad daylight. There was no chance of further sleep, to I put on my clothes and went down stairs, The first thing I saw was my brother Felix lying dead ou the floor." "Hud yon any idea who killed him?" "Not the slightest I thought it wo* either Btnmt or tbe girl, w I went in search of them. Tbey had fled, for I found my horse gone, ao this flight oon- tinned me in my suspicion. At first I determined to woke yon UP and explain all, but rowoiuberlng my foolish talk of tbe previous night I thought you might tbiuk iuo guilty of my brother's doath." "ThatwasafoollMbidea/' "Woll, put yountelf in my place, and « would have thought us I" . mGuuifbt escape "Knt what about the substitution of jronttelf fc» Felix?" "I'ttid that to throw off thescelnt. 1 guessed that your Idea Was fight, and that Felitf was masquerading na I, BO thought I might go back with safety as mysolf. Felix was far cleverer than 1, and It Was certain that he had provided •ome reasons for the absence of his real self while he passed himself off as me. The whole plof unrolled Itself In a mo- taent before me, and I saw in carrying it through lay my only chance of safety." "It would have been far easier to have trusted to my friendship." "I see that now," said Francis penitently, "but I did not then. I wanted to leave the house without your waking, BO took the body of Felix softly up •tain, undressed it and laid It In my bed. Then I folded up my clothes on the ohair beside the bed and dressed myself in his suit." "And the pearl ring?" "I had to part with that so as to carry out the deception; therefore I slipped it on the finger of the dead man. Then I looked the door of my bedroom and came down stairs ngnin. In a few min- ntes I was on iny way to Marshmin- Bter." "How did yon got the horse back to Fnndy'a stables, and what made yon think of going to Bellin Hall?" "As to th'e first, I found Fundy's name on the saddle, so knew Felix had hired the horse. I took it back to the •tables, and, owing to rny resemblance to Felix, easily managed to deceive the hostler. Then, as Felix hi his letter had told me he was staying at Bollin HalL I want there." "Was there any suspicion?" "None at all I told a footman I had been ont for a morning ride and asked him to bring me a brandy and soda to my room. I needed the drink after all I had gone through, bnt my principal reason for asking him was to find ont my room." "How BO?" "Well, I made him carry the traynp •tairs in front of me. Of course ho took it to the room of Felix, and thus I gained my point without exciting suspicion. All the baggage, clothes, etc., of Felix were in the room. I knew all about them, as I had seen them plenty of times. Then I clrcwsed in a morning suit and went down stars to find Olivia." "Did she guess the truth?" "Not at first, bnt she saw there waa something wrong as she kept referring to events of the previous week about which I knew nothing. Luckily Mrs. Bellin did not come down to breakfast, BO I was able to tell her all when the servants left the room." "Had she recognised that Fejix was majaneroding as yon?''* "She had more or less, bnt was not quite certain. When I told her all that bad occurred, she believed me at once. In some instinctive way she knew that I was really her lover. Then we set to work to concert measures for my safety. Olivia told me Felix was supposed to be in Paris at the Hotel des Etrangora and showed me his letters, so it was decided M wisest to keep up that fiction. She told me all that had taken place during my absence, and by the time you came X was thoroughly fitted into the skin of Felix." "Then I &am Bad insisted yon were Pe}U,,'i "Vet You Bee, I told the troth, and so did Olivia, when I said I wns Francis, Bnt of course, as I had changed clothes with the dead man, we saw where yon were making your mistake. I never thought you'd take my death so much to heart" "Seeing that, Briarfleld, yon ought to nave told me all." "Olivia suggested as much, bnt I WM afraid. When you asked me to ride ont and see the inn, I asked for a night's grace in order to get rid of the body. I rode ont during the night and throw It Into a pool near the inn." "I know that pool," said I grimly, "and traced your trail thereto." "I am afraid I did it badly," said Francis, with a shudder. ' 'It was a horrible task, yet necessary, as I thought when yon saw no body the next day yon would think it was a dream or a hallucination. " "I did very nearly," I answered gravely. "And what about Paris?" "Ob, that was very easy! When yon •aid yoa wore going there to look np Felix, I followed yoa to London by the same train and crossed over to Paris at once. At the Hotel des Etruugors I found Felix hod bribed the manager to send on those lottorn to Olivia. He, of course, thought I was Felix find talked quite openly before we. Felix had invented a very ingenious plot to enlist the manager in bis service. What it was I need not tell you, but I told the manager whnt I wanted, nud he did it well Of course I paid him lavishly,'' "You mean ho deceived we by say. ing yon hod been six weeks in Paris?" "Yes, and about my going to Italy. Of course when you saw mo you thought I was really Felix, and that yon were oat of your mind." "How could I do otherwise when your statements were booked up by tlio manager? I did not know what to make of it." "Well, that's all I have to tell," said Prowl*, "and a lot of trouble itwui been. I winb I bad told you all at ant" '' What about Rose Qwuou'i"' "Ob, she found me out and made believe I was Felix. Bbe wanted to marry wo, as you saw. I had grout trouble witb hur." • TO PftdWL, MV CAT, 'You (ire life's true philosopher, An tplcuf e of alt and sttb, Aa egoist in sable fur, to U-hora all moralists ore on*. • i • i ¥ott hold your rabe <*aditlbtt9 ftW*. j While others toil you simply li«^ j And, based Upon a stable past, i Remain a sound consorvatlrat ! You see tho beauty of the wofId » {> Through eyes of unalloyed cotifoa*, j; And, la my study chair upourled, Move hie to pensive wonderment. I Wish 1 loiew your trick of thought, Tho perfect balnnco of you* Avnys. They seem an inspiration caught From other laws in older days.- j four padded footsteps prowl my room ' ' Half in delight arid hulf disdain. | You like this air of studious gloom 1 " { When streets without ore cold with rain, Borne day, alost you'll como to die, And I shall lose n constant friend. You'll take your last look at the skjr And be a puzzle tu thu end. ' —C. K. B. in London Spectator, i SHOSHONE FALLS. Phenomena Which Give Rise to Stories. About This Wonderland. Strange stories tiro told of phenomena, that appear at the Shosbono falls. Sometimes when the air is perfectly still the spray arises several hundred foot above the walls of the canyon and can be. seen. ou the plains at n considerable distance. Then for days and weeks at n time there is scarcely any spray at all. Ol'ten the- whole canyon around tho falls will be filled with spray, nud every bark and. rock will drip with moisture. Again it will be as clear as a frosty night under the same conditions from influences that no ouo has been able to discover or explain. , ! Often above the monotone of the falling waters weird souudl may be heard. unlike any that wore ever named and can be compared to no other, and again. from time to time a sudden throbbing: is audible, measured by regular intervals, like the bunting of a human pulse. These, too, proceed from no apparent cause, and science bos been unable to solve their mistery. At the crest of tho highest rook in the center of the Sboshoue falls is the nest of on eagle, and for .84 years the same bird has come regularly on the 20th, 27th or 28th of March to repair and reoocu- py it and raise a brood of young. Charley Walgomet first noticed her when ue> located here in 1860. The nest was, standing then, and as long as be lived. there, until five yuars ugo, he kept a" record of her reappearance. She never varied more than three days in her arrival. Since his time the record baft been kept by others, 'who testtfv to the. some regularity. " ""-^ The spray from the falls carries a* sediment which clings like frost to the windows of the little hotel and con be scraped off with a kuifa Mr. Keller, who keeps the place, says that they clean the glass every spring by laying the sashes fiat and pouring upon the solution of vinegar and salt After t have soaked for three or four days „ coating can bo wipud off with a clot- but in a few weeks tho glass is oover again, as if it was frosted. The sarapiira look like the dust of lime. » The, fauna. sediment clings to the leaves, of the- trees and vegetables thril are 'grown. around the place and <,an ba scraped oft" the rooks and thfc fooe of the bare clay. - Mature Funora a Liar. "The forces of tho universe ore ln> league against a lie, " says Emerson, and what his terse, penetrating pen would find to say where the lying involves perhaps mortal danger to human- beings we will not presume to soy, bnt will illustrate our moaning as follow!) In December, 1887, a child that bad died in Connecticut of diphtheria wa§ brought to Pittsfleld, Mass., for burial. . The parents came witk the body to a house in Pittsfleld, and a public funeral was held. Within a week and while the parents of the child still remained. as visitors at the bouse a child who 1 lived in the bouse wan token ill with. diphtheria and died. Thou came a humiliating confession from the Connecticut parents. Thoy said that tbe symptoms of the second child were just like those of their own and finally acknowledged that amuigewontg lm<l been made with the physician in attendance upon tho case to write n certificate of death by bronchitis instead of di^htburia, Other oases followed in the same hotue. —Philadelphia yon "Not a bit of it I should have bad woro moral courage," 'I hudu't at that moment. I thought you would denounce mo and I would be liangodj 00 took itep* to secure my uwu BttfotY. I wont outside and found tyrotbor't bone M the bide 0} TUi Strent »»d Ms daughter had tttfc VruU»W» iw "We'll settle her tomorrow, " said I grimly, "Cat, now, Frauds, who do you ihiuk killed your brother?" "I can't say. I dgu ' t ovuu know bow bodied," "Ho died, "said I, "from a wound Ui the htud lufllotod by a paiftouad ar rowhead which we* taken from Hull" "And who wounded him)" •d FrouoiMi tttruiug pule. "We'll flwa that out tomorrow," I *U»W««4i "from fto&e Bteowt, ttliutf fipjK» UJgontllile FooO. One of tho bigguHt mistakes about food which people make ia to forgot) that the true value of food to auybodyi is tho measure of its digestibility. Half u pound of ohoogo la vastly more nourishing, as regards ita werocomposition,! than ba|f a pound of boof, but while thai beef will be easily digested and tbw bel of vast uervico to us the ohocso is put out of court altogether for ordinary) folks byrousou of its iudigostibility.l Wo should bour this rule in miud whan|, wohoarpuoplacompnriug ouo food auothor iu rospuot to thoir value, —Lotidou Hospital IMuuwtlo Probably everybody knows that tbe»e «w hygroscopic pluuu wWob iudi««te moro or JOHH cluurly thu quantity of moUture in tho atmosphere. A atrip of senwood hung iu 014 osposod pojiuon (roquoutly dous duty OH a popular an? easily ooupruhonctuil wwvtljor glow, g».j though it may bo doubted whotber ,'ltt proaiotlouB are of uiuuh valuu. Mom roliauoo oau bo placed in the beb/viqr of u pine twig, whjob iuny very be pressed MO service KA a d weathor prophet.—Cologne Qaall^ Tbe mole In not blind, w w/y |»». KCUJB vuppow. Its eye in bordy Ittrgof' ibou a pluhottd and Iu oitrttfuirttro cd from du«c nud dirt by mstw of olaiiug bttira r^^k^A^l&'iL^ik^ ^

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