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Logansport, Indiana
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Friday, January 21, 1898
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1R9DRIGUES OTT9LEM5UIJ * AUTHOR OF "AN ARTI5T IN CR)ML,£TC. p COPYRIGHT. 4897. BY O.P. PUTNAM'S SONS. CHAPTER "— Fifteen years before the or>cniUK of the story John Lewis went to live ic H plac^ called Use. in New Hampshire, •with a little glr\ 6 years old, Virginia, the duuirhierof hlgdcce-eed sister. He had a eon wno hat been left at, school, but ran away and shipped for Cftin*. Five years after Lewis went to Lee a family named Marx el also settled 'here. Young Marvel met aud loved Virginia Lewis. Alice. Marvel, Walter s sister, and Harry Lucas also met and wore reported to be in lore with each other. A c the opening of the story a person purporting: to bo the missing son of John Lewis arrUes at Leo Waiter Marvel proposes for Virginia H hand to her uncle, who refuees, tellinir him that his uncle, whose name be Bears, was a villain and a convict. Young Marvei draws a pistol and shoots at Lewn, but bis aim is diverted by Virginia, Soon after Lewis is found dead in his room wlfi two bullet koles in his body. His death occurs limultaneously wliin the ftrrivftl of the man who claims to bo Ms «on 11—Mr. Barnes, tha celebrated detective, and Yom Burr -ws, another detective, take up the case strongly. Buspectinpr Virginia ai the criminal. lll-They examine the frnnnds about the house where the murder is com mitlt d and find foot prints of a man and woman, the woman's foot prints strengthening their suspicions of Virginia. They also ^nd two Dlstols, one marked "Virginia Lewis, the other marked "Alice Marvel." Virginia writes a letter and goes away with it, names disgulaod, folio.TB her. IV—Virginia gives her (Otter to one WillJe fiverly. who posts it. Barnes keeps his eye on it. gets possession of it and thus learns the whereabouts of Walter Marvel. CHAPTER VII. THE AUTOPSY. After being released from his room by Burrows, Lewis crossed the hall and wont into the parlor. Though New England farm people usually arise early, he judged from the stillness in the house that no one else was yet astir. He beard the detective go up stairs and close his door behind him. In the quiet of morning in the country the least eonnd is heard afar off. He wondered how it was that Burrows had been in the hall so early and why he had returned to his bedroom, but there was no way of having his thoughts answered. He stood near the fireplace for a long time with one elbow on the mantel, his head on his hand, gazing npon the spot •where the corpso had been found, as though fascinated, There are some who avoid the presence of the dead, or places where the dead have been. These would strenuously deny the possibility that spirits of tbe departed return to earth, yet in their secret hearts they admit that it might be. Theyscoff at ghosts, yet avoid a chance Of meeting one. There are others who would 110 more enjoy such an encounter, but who, having speculated little as to the possibilities or probabilities, yefc, in annndefinable, half conscious way, wonder whether such things can be. These fire attracted to the scenes of deaths, and especially of homicides, for, if any ghost .should have the desire to return, would it not be the grim specter of ouo who had been forcibly ejected from his earthly shell? Alight not his unfinished career contain some iucompleted purpose, so strongly impressed upon the soul, that Ju-. would try to get back into communication with eonie one whom he might inspire to do his bidding, so that he, poor ghost, might continue •npon his long journey lighter hearted? Or, in case of murder, might it not be that the keen following of a scent by the quick mind of a shrewd detective results from the whisperings of the spirit of the deceased, which hovers •about the sceno till justice be done? If this be a possibility, would it not be a probability that such would be the case where suspicion had fallen upon .some beloved one? For whether she, if a woman were suspected, were even truly guilty, might not a kindly, loving ghost, be willing to savo her from vengeance, even though somo other, perhaps his enemy, would suffer in her place? However this may be, the fact remains that, though we may speculate and speculate, we know nothing. And, knowing nothing, we speculate. Thus it was not strange that in that room and on that spot Lewis should allow his thoughts to wander afar off, so far indeed that we need not follow him. But while he stood there blind and deaf, as the abstracted always are, though their eyes aud ears may be in perfect order for the reception of impressions, there entered one whom he neither saw nor heard. I use this pronoun, although I am alluding to the great mastiff, for it was the dog who stalked silently into the room. I believe that religionists, ia their egotism, have selfishly appropriated all the souls iu creation and bestowed them upon the king of ail animals, man. To my mind there is something inherently wrong about this dogma. I have nipt too many good dogs and too many bad men to easily believe that man alone is immortal, for surely if there be any immortality at all the good in the world must share it. So I think tho good in the dog is more worthy of perpetuity than the evil that resides iu num. Tho mastiff, having entered tho room, went close to where Lewis stcod, and after sniffing at his legs a moment gently lickod the hand which hung down, reaching it without an effort, so tall was he. Lewis mtist have indeed been lost in thought, for he heeded not the "Good morning" of the brute. His salutation unnoticed, the mastiff dropped down npon his haunches and so sat staring into the face of the man as though to ask wherefore he was not observed, There is th« picture—the man leaning against the mantel, present in the body,, but absent in mind or spirit, and the dog sitting patiently waiting for thiii return of consciousness in the man, s<:> that he might be recognized. As he con • tinned to stats UD at Lewis, who will say, that, dog though he was, he would not be able to note the first expression on the face which would show that the man's mind had returned from its pursuit of the unknowable? The position remained unchanged for many minutes, till ac lust tbe dog must have concluded that he deserved more than was accorded to him. He raised one of his huge paxvs and placed it upon the man's leg, repeating the action, as though intentionally touching him to attract his attention. Still failing, he reached a little higher and let his paw rest on Lewis' hand. This aroused Lewis, and even before be fully recovered from his reverie he closed, his fingers upon the proffered paw, grasping it tightly. He looked down, but as he met the mastiff's eyes they were turned axvay. What is there about a dog which causes him to do this? He will stare at you by the hour, but look at him aud he turns away as though caught in an act of which he is ashamed. Is it a recognition of the superiority of man, aud does he instinctively feel that it is a liberty for him so to stare, even though the proverb allows the cat to gaze upon majesty? Lewis stooped and patted the huge bead, and the dog turned his mouth up so that he could lick the hand which caressed him. "Poor dumb brute," said Lewia aloud. "I wonder if yon know that I am in trouble and are offering your sympanby:" He leaned farther forward, and the dog licked him in the face. "You seem to be fond of dogs." Lewis looked up quickly, releasing the dog's paw, and stw that it was Virginia who had spoken. "Yes," he repiled, "I am devoted to the species. I feel quite complimented at the favors shown to me by this one. He does not look like a dog who would make friends with every one, and it is said that these intelligent brutes instinctively avoid the evil disposed." " YoEi are the first man of whom Savage ever made a friend at sight," replied Virginia. "I think that his name is a gocd exponent of his nature. There are few about this neighborhood who do not fear him. I xvouder if what you say is true? 1 mean that a dog can do what a man cannot—read character and distinguish between the good and the bad?" "I ciiiiuot be certain, of course, but I think so. It is all speculation, though there are stories in substantiation of that theory. Hoxvever that may be, I am glad that Savage is friendly with me, since I am to be your guest. It would be very awkward otherwise. I should fear to leave my room at uight, " "You must not call yourself my guest," said Virginia, in friendly tones. '"Despite what, the detectives, or others, :nany have told you of my recent unpleasantness with my uncle, I loved him dearly. As yon are his son, I look upon you as his rightful heir, regardless of what, the squire tells me are the provisions of the will. You must consider yourself entirely at home." "You are very kind to the prodigal." He paused a moment. "You said just uoxv that you dearly loved my father." His voice trembled a little, and ha stopped to regain control of himself. "I am glad to have you gay that, I am glad that some one loved him.'' Again he xvas obliged to pause. "You see I forsook him, and ha must have been a very lonely man bad you not given him your affections. Now that I have corne back, in face of the dreadful calamity that has befallen us, your kind, -words lead me to hope that—that you will give me your good opinion and your good will now, and that later -we may grow to be firm friends and perhaps affectionate cousins. Am I—am I too bold?" ' 'I told you the truth when I said that I loved my father—for he was a father to me. How could I help loving him? He was so good to me.'' She was not ausworing his question directly, and as she said the last xvords she choked back a sob and turned her head away to hide her emotion. For this reason she did not see an involuntary movement toward her which Lewis made. He stretched forth his anus, as though he would in- fold her with them by way of sympathy. Almost as quickly as he had been moved, he checked himself and seemed calm when she looked at; him again. '•Do yon know," said she, "your voice is very like your father's? And you ars like him too." Then after a moment, offering him her hand impulsively, "Yes, I think I can promise that we shall be friends." Lewis took the proffered hand and held it without saying anything. Virginia immediately withdrew it, not; re- seunnlly, but yet firmly. Her emotions, aroused by the subject which they had discussed, had betrayed her into more demonstrativenes^ than was her custom, Now she returned to her nsrnal mood and said a little more coldly: "Ccime, we will have breakfast. I came in to call yon." Lewis sighed as he followed her." The mastiff had sprawled off on the rug, lying on his side, his long legs outstretched, and appeared 10 be asleep. But as soon as the two left the room he jumped up and went after them. Id was about noon xvhen Dr. Sluow arrived, and by this time Burrows had risen. Meeting the doctor, he asked if he had come prepared to make the post mortem examination, to which hei received a reply ia the affirmative. "Will you go up to the room at once? I accompany TOU?" -•£es,'-' said the doctor, "I meant to come earlier, for I am anxious to make tbis examination as soon as possible, but I had to make a call on a very ill patient some miles away. As to your being present, it is what I wished. It is always best that more than one should witness such an investigation, in case anything of an unexpected nature should be discovered." "Very well, let usi go at once, for you cannot be more anxious than myself to begin. In fact, there is another reason why I would like to see the inside of the room." "What is it?" asked the doctor, with some curiosity. "Well, tbe fact is," said Burrows, "last night I thought I heard some one in the room, and also that a chair or other piece of furniture was overturned. I am curious to see if we find any corroboration of it in the appearance of the place." '•I doubt very much that xve shall, for I have the key in my pocket, aud so you see no OUR could have gained entrance. " The two men then proceeded to the apartment where lay the dead body. The doctor unlocked the door, allowing the detective to enter ahead of him. Burrows gazed eagerly around, but nothing seemed to indicate that any oue had been in the place since it had been closed the day before. "You see," said the doctor, "nothing has been disturbed. I am afraid your imagination played some trick upon you." Opening a satchel which he had brought with him, Dr. Snow produced his instruments and immediately began his work. First he stripped the body and found a considerable quantity of blood clotted about the parts, which with a sponge he carefully cleansed. He had scarcely done so when Burroxvs, •who had been following his actions with eager interest, excitedly exclaimed: "Look, doctor! There seem to be two wounds." "As you say, so it seems," said Dr. Snow phlegmatically, "but before wa make a positive assertion let us examine farther." With these xvords he took up his probe. Passing it into one wound, he worked in silence for some time, Burrows endeavoring to command his impatience. Finally he removed the instrument and inserted it into the second opening. With a little manipulation it passed superficially through the flesh and then emerged again about sis inches from the entrance and toward the back. At length the doctor spoke: • I thiz.k," said he, "that you are correct iu your surmise aud that txvo bullets have entered here. One I can feel with my probe; the other passed out, as you see this second track indicates. Both wounds are close together." "Will you extract the bullet?" asked Burrows. "Of course. It will give us a needed clew as to the bore of the weapon used." Thereupon be continued, determined to complete the task before him. While he xvas thus busily engaged Burrows stood looking from the window and was deep iu thought over this last point iu the evidence. In the talk between him aud Mr. Barnes both had thought that but one bullet had found its mark iu the dead ] body. Now it was incontestably proved that there xvere two wounds. How to explain that in connection with what they had already discovered was the problem, and his astute mind quickly evolved a theory to fit the case. It will be remembered that the pistols found on the lawn had each one empty shell, and as bnt one shell had been picked up in Virginia's room he concluded that that weapon also had been fired only once. The tracks in the snow seemed to indicate that Virginia had met Harry Lucas (whose name was on one of the pistols) and then left him to go to the woods. Suppose, then, that Lucas had fired his weapon at Lewis, and that tbe ball had struck at the point where it made but a flesh wound, and then had passed out? From this point Burroxvs reasoned as follows: "Lewis, finding himself wounded, had taken the precaution to writs the name of his supposed assailant on the paper which Mr. Barnes thought that Virginia had takeu from the table. He had then retired to his bed, as xvas evident; from his being in his nightdress. Then the man whom Virginia had met across the river, and who had unquestionably visited the house afterward, as was easily shown by his tracks, had entered and fired the shot which proved fatal." As he reached this point in the case which he xvas constructing to fit the facts he started with a new idea. "As Virginia had been cleaning a pistol, suppose that it was her oxvn weapon, and that it was she who, having planned the deed with Lucas, had finished it when she returned home and found her uncle still alive? This seems more probable, because Lewis might have left his own room to tell her of his wound, when she came in, whereas the roan would have sought him in his bedroom and have killed him there." Two points occurred to him in connection with his theory, and he approached the table xvhere the doctor was at xvork and asked: "Can you tell from what distance these shots were fired?" • "I have just been looking into that point. Of one thing I am convinced, and that is that one was fired at -rery close range, for tho cloth of the gown is blackened with powder.'' "Which wound was that?" "That is the curious part of it;. There is but one hole in the gown aad there are two wounds. I cannot be sure which bullet passed through the garment, because the wounds are so close together." This satisfied Burrows, and he came to his second jjoint. If he could find the suit of clothes which the murdered man had on when tcfae first shot struck him, and if he found a bullet hole in the garments, it would bear out his theory that Lexvis had received one bullet from •without, and then had undressed, the second and fatal shot coming after. Bnrro.ws was DOW aciiouB, to search. for the suit or clothes necessary to his theory of tbe crime, but was obliged to wait until Dr. Snow had concluded his investigation. This occupied some time, for he very carefully made notes of all the results. However, at last the doctor signified his readiness to dismiss the case for the day. The txvo men left the room together, Dr. Snow carefully lock- He heard the door open behind him, and, turning, saw Virginia. ing the door and placing the key in his pocket. They passed doxvu the stairs and, meeting uooue, parted at the gate, the physician jumping into his wagon and turning his horse's head homeward. Left to himself, Burroxvs hastened to commence his search. First he satisfied himself that he xvas alone in the house, the others apparently having gone out. Feeling thus safe from danger of interruption, he unhesitatingly proceeded to the room which had been occupied by John Lexvis. Here he found clothing in the closet and in the drawer of a bureau, fie examined everything most thoroughly, but xvas chagrined aud disappointed by not finding xvhat he sought. At length, hoxvever, he was compelled to admit that there was no sign of such evidence as ho sought, and he commenced replacing things as he had found them. While thus occupied he heard the doo open behind him, and, turning, saw Virginia. "What are you doing?" said she. "Those are my uncle's things. Why are you disturbing them?" Burroxvs flashed, as though detected in some dishonorable act, and though he felt that he had done but his duty he would have been glad if Virginia had delayed her entrance by half an hour. However, he determined to tell the truth, and it even occurred to him that he might discover something by closely watching Virginia's face as he disclosed his suspicions to her. "Miss Lewis," said he, "I confess it- may seem strange that I should he thus engaged, but as a detective, endeavoring to find the murderer of your uncle, I suppose youxvill admit that I may use all means to couipass that cud?" "I am uot sufficieutly.#ersed in the methods of the thief taker to be a judge," replied Virginia coldly. Burrows colored at the evidently intended slur, and with some asperity he answered: "If I am a thief taker, it is only the criminal who has need to fear my methods. The innocent can be in no danger"— "You are egotistical. Beware that you do not make the innocent suffer for the guilty in this case.'' "Ah! You know who the guilty is, do you not? Tell me what it is that you know and xvhat you are concealing?" At these xvords Virginia drew herself up to the extreme height of her commanding figure, and with withering scorn she replied: "Mr. Burroxvs, you forget yourself. How dare you speak so to me?" Burrows was about to reply, but before he could sufficiently control himself she continued: "Enough of this. I am not here to aid yon in capturing the criminal, but I want to know what you are doing among my uncle's clothing." By this time Burrows was determined to deal with her with entire disregard of her sex, remembering only that she was possessed of gnilty knowledge if nothing more. He xvatched her narrowly ad he asked: "Where are the clothes which your uncle wore when he xvas shot?" The girl's countenance did not change, save that a slight, a very slight, smile crossed her lips. "It appears that my uncle was in hi? nightdress when he xvas killed. Therefore your question is unintelligible," she replied. . "Your uncle was in his fall dress when shot, and I am seeking the garments which he wore." "Have you found them?" asked Virginia, still with her counteuauce under perfect control. "Ko, I have not," admitted Burrows, a little disconcerted. Before he could continue he was surprised to hear her say: "Will you come in to dinner? I came to call my cousin, but be does not appear to be here." Without waiting fur his answer she left the room. Burrows was disconcerted at the readiness with which she had dismissed the •whole topic. Could ic be, he thought, that, after all, she knexv nothing? He could not bring himself to admit this, remembering her evident interest in keeping some secret of which she was possessed. "The deeper I get the more complicated the whole thing seems to be," he muttered, as he followed his hostess to the dining room. At that moment he sincerely wished for the return of MX. Barnes. Nothing of any consequence occurred during the remainder of the day, and Burrows retired early to sleep that night -Once in bed, he conld not help wondering whether there would be a repetition o:f the mysterious noises of the night before. His slumbers were •undisturbed, and he awoke much refreshed the next morning. Immediately after breakfast he left the farm and -sent' to the saloon where be and lir. Barnes had stopped on tbeirfflxt arrival Here he found, as be expected, that their trunks had been sent from New Market, and he was thus enabled to make a chause of clothing, of which he felt sorely in need. Tbis done, he proceeded to the squire's house to ascertain if anything had been heard from his superior. He was ushered into a most comfortable parlor and was shortly joined by the squire himself, who entered with a dispatch iu. his hand. "Good morning, Mr. Barrows," said he, advancing. "I presume you are anx- ions to know about Mr. Barnes. I have just received a message from him, sent from Portsmouth. He promises to be with us today. Do yon know what called him to that city?" "Sot exactly, squire, though I fancy I might guess. He left me to fiad out the address on a certain letter which he thought it of importance to have. I suppose he must have followed the letter to its destination, in order to come up with the party to whom it was written." "Aud"who may that be?" asked, the squire, with considerable curiosity. "I cannot say certainly," replied Burrows; "but, as the letter was-written by Miss Lewis, I fancy it may be her lover, Walter Marvel. If this should prove to be the case, yon will see how well Mr. Barnes foretold how he should find this man when he said that he would only need to keep a watch on the movements of the lady." "Bnt does he —that is, does Mr. Barnes think that Marvel is connected with this case?" The squire's voice quivered slightly. Evidently he was sorry to have this young man implicated. "You will fmd, when you know Mr. Barnes better, that he is very slow to express any decided opinions in cases of this kind. In fact, it is commonly said among the men on the force that when Mr. Barnes accuses a mau he always proves him guilty." Therefore, you see, it is impossible for me as yet to say just what he does think." Before the conversation could be carried auy further, there was a loud rap on the knocker of tbe front door, and Dbe squire himself hastened to open it, ushering in Mr. Barnes and Walter Marvel. Squire Olney was as one struck dumb when he saw and recognized the latter. How quickly tbis shrewd detective had accomplished what had baf- fied the efforts of so many others! In just 24 hours he had apprehended the man whom he had come to find. Marvel was the first to speak. "Good morning, squire. You seem surprised to see me.'' "I am," rejoined the squire briefly. "Mr. Barnes here has told ine what did not know. You have ofiered a reward for iny capture." The squire hastened to disavow any personal responsibility for that action and continued: "1 hope, Walter, you kuow that I am your friend. I have only clone my duty." "I understand perfectly, sqnire. However, under the circumstances and because of later occurrences, I accepted the advice of Mr. Barnes and returned at once." "Oh! 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