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i..|WilliatTi AKacHiirq nnd hdwin Buhner
The second picture. Atan mw , waa ■ either ease, If he has left anywhere to stay and help him areM; oui ne
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one that had t>e«n taken In front of any evidence of what It la that changed •Bly put tbe buttons in the clean shirt
the barn at the farm. It showed Alan and opprvaaed him for all these years, and reopened the dreaaer drawers and
at twelve. In overalls and barefooted, or If there Is any evidence of what laid oot a change of things.
holding a stick over hla head at which has happened to him now. It wilt be
"I waa to tell you, sir, Mr. Rherrlll
found In hla house.”
a shepherd dog waa Jumping.
is sorry he cannot be at liome to din
Rherrlll turned beck to Alan. “It la her tonight Mrs. Rherrlll and MI m
“Yea. that la Nhep and I, Mr. Hher
It was taken by a man who for you—not tue. Alan.” be Mid simply, Rherrlll will bo here. Dinner 1s at
stopped at the bouse for dinner one “to make that search. 1 have thought ' seven, air."
day; he I Iked Hhep and wanted a seriously about it. this last half hour,
Alan dressed slowly, after the man
picture of him; ao he got me to make and have decided that 1a a« he would had you«; and at one minute before
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tthep Jump, and he took It."
want It—perhaps as be did want It— Mvvn be went downstairs.
: of America, meets every second and
“Doesn't It occur to you that It was to be. ID- could have told me what hla
Tlier« was no one In Hie lower ball
fourth Wednesday of each month at
your picture he wanted, and that ta- trouble was any time In theae twenty aud. after an Instant of Irresolution
I Woodmere Hall, 7«3O 80th Ave. 8. K.
had been eent to get it? 1 wanletl I years. If he had t>een willing I should and a glance Into the empty drawing
F. B. VOLTS, Clerk.
your verification that these earlier know; but he sever did. Your father, room, be turned Into tbe ema!! 'oom
picture« were of you. hut this last one of course, bad a key to the front door at the opposite side of tbe halL A
1« easily recognlMble."
like this one, rile servant has a key
bandsoiM. stately, rather large wom
Rherrlll unfolded the third picture;
an, whom he found there, introduced
It was larger than the other« and had
herself to him formally aa Mrs. «her-
been folded acroM the middle to get
rill. Her reserved, yet almost too
It Into the envelope. Alan leaned for
casual aeceptauce of Alan’s presence,
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ward to look at II.
told him that she knew all the par
“That Is the University of Karims
ticulars about hlmaelf which Rherrlll
sets nad gtrost
foothall team,“ he Mid. “I am the
had been able to give; and as Con
«ecnrid one In the front row; I played
stance came down the stairs and
end my Junior year and tackle when
Joined them half a minute tatar, Alan
I waa a aenlor. Mr. Corvet—F
was certain that she also knew.
"Yas; Mr. Corvet had theae picturea
Dinner was announced, and they .
They rame Into my poeaesslnn day be
went into tbe great dining room. I
fore yesterday, the day after Corvet
where tbe table with Its linen, silver,
dlMppesred; I do not want to tell Just
and china gleamed under shaded
H* Could Net Call Up Any fienao That
yel how they did that."
lights. Tbe oldest and most dignified
the House Waa Hla.
Alan'« face, which had been Hushed
of the three men servants who waited
«mte them at least that he "halj st
at first with excitement, had gone
upon them In tha dining room Alan
rived Mfely and was well. He bought
quite pale, and hla bunds, aa he
, thought must he a butler—a specie« of
a postcard ta tbe drug store, and wrote
clenched and unclenched them nerv
i creature of whom Alan bad beard but
the ou Mt that
Just, "Arrived Mfely; am well” to
ously. were cold, and hla lipa were
' never bad seen; tbe other servants, at
very dry. He could think of no po“
least, received and handed things John Welton 1a Kairnaa. There was
wouldn 't stay autay our
alble relationship between Benjamin
through him, and took their orders a little vending machine upon tbe coun
customers keep coming
ter, and he dropped in a penny and got
Corvet and hlmaelf except one. which
1 from blm.
back for more prmttng.
a box of matches and put them In bis
could account for Corvet'a obtaining
What Rherrlll bad told Alan of bis
and keeping th«M picturea of him
We satisfy - That ’s the
■ father had been Iterating Itself again
He malii-d tbe card and turned back
through the yeara.
i end again ta Alan's thoughts; now he
to A»tor street; and lie walked more
"I think you know who I am." Alan
' recalled that Sherrill had Mid that his
daughter believed that Corvet's dis ewiftly now. In ring come to bls deci
sion. and only shot one quick look up
“You have guessed. If I am not mis
appearance had had something to do
at the bouse as he approached It. With
taken. that you are Corvet'a son."
with ber. Alan had wondered at tbe
what had his father ahut himself up
The color flamed to Alan'a face for
moment how that could be; and as he
wttbln that house for twenty years?
an Inatant. then left It paler than he
“For Almost Twenty Years,” He Said, watched ber sctom the table and now
And was It there still? And was It
fore “I thought It must be that way."
“Your Father, as I Have Teld You,
from that that Benjamin Corvet had
he answered; “but you Mid be had no
Lived In That H sum Practically her, it puzzled him still more. He
fled? He mw no one ta the street,
had opportunity to ask ber when she
and was certain no one was observing
"Benjamin Corvet and hla wife had
waited witn him ta the library, after
him as, taking the key from hla pocket,
to the rervauls eutranc«. I do not dinner was finished and her mother
be ran up tbe steps and unlocked tbe
"I thought that waa what you know of any other key a."
had gone upstairs; hut he did not see
outer door. Holding thia door open
“The serv: nt Is In charge there then bow to go about It.
meant." A twinge twisted Alan's
to get tbe light from the afreet lamp,
nowF Alan asked.
"Tm sorry,” ahe Mid to him. “that
fate; he tried to control It but for a
“dust non there la no one In the we can't be home tonight; but perhaps - he fitted the key Into the Inner door;
moment could not.
then he closed the outer door. For ful
bouse. Tbe servant, after your fa I her you would rather be aloneF
"Do not mlMpprehend your father."
ly a minute, with fast-beating heart
Rherrlll Mid quietly. "I cannot pre
and a sense of expectation of he knew
vent what other people may think
not what, be kept bls hand upon tbe
bock to bls birthplace near Manistique, rill, of—my fatherF be asked.
when they learn thia; but I do not
key before be turned It; then be
“Uncle Benny bad had very few pic
ahare such thoughta with them. There aud be went up there to look for him.
opened tbe door and stepped Into the
1 had a wire from him today that he tures taken; but there la one here.”
la much In this 1 cannot understand;
dark and ailent bouse.
Rhe went Into the study and <ume
but I know that It Is not merely the had not found him and was coming
(Continued Next Week.)
result of what others may think It—
Rherrlll waited a moment to see picture of Benjamin Corvet. Alan took
of 'a wife In more ports than one.'
whether there was anything more It from her and carried it quickly
as-^ou will hear the lakemen put It.
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Alan wanted to ask; then be went out. closer to the light. The face that |
What Iles under thia la some great
looked up to him from the heavily
mlMdventure which hud changed and
glazed page was regular of feature, ,
frustrated all your father's life."
handsome in a way. and forceful.
Rherrlll crossed lhe room and rang
There were Imagination and vigor of
“Arrived Rafa; Well.”
for a servant.
As the door closed behind Sherrill, thought In the broad, smooth fore
"1 am going to a«k you to be my
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guest for a short time. Alan." he un Alan went over to the dresser and head ; tbe eyes were strangely moody
"I have had your bag
picked up the key wbicb Sherrill had and brooding; the mouth was gentle,
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carried u> your room; the man will
left. He put IL after a moment, ou rather kindly; It was a queerly Im
lhe ring with two or three other keys pelling, haunting fac^ This was his
show you which one It Is.”
be bad, and dropped them Into his father! But, as Alan held the picture,
Repairs to any machinery.
Alan hesitated; he felt that Sherrill
pocket; then he crossed to a chair and gazing down upon ft, tbe only emotion
had not told him all he knew—that
which came to him was realization that
there were some things Rherrlll pur Mt down.
he felt none. He had no emotion of
Sherrill bad spoken of the poMibll
posely waa withholding from him; but
any sort; he could not attaeh to this
lty that something might have "bap
he could not for.-e Rherrlll to tell more
man, because he bore tbe name which
pened" to Corvet; but It waa plain be
than he wished; ao after an Instant's
some one had told him was his fa
did not believe he had met with actual
Irresolution, he accepted the dlstnlsMl
ther*s, the passions which, when
Sherrill walked with him to the
dreaming of his father, be nad felt.
door, and gave hla directions to the amine Corvet'a house; but he had not
Alan stood still a moment longer,
urged Alan to examine It at once; be then, remembering the book which be
servant; he stood watching, as Alan
had left tbe time of the examination held, he drew a chair up to the light,
and the man went up the stairs. Theo
to be determined by Alan. Thia and read the short, dry biography of
he went hack and seated hlmaelf In
aliow-ed clearly that Sherrill believed his father printed on tbe page oppo
the chair Alan had occupied, and Mt
with hands grasping the arms of the —perhaps had sufficient reason for be site the portrait. It summarized ta
lieving—that C-orvet bad simply "gone a few hundred words his father's life.
chair while he stared Into the fire.
away." Corvet, Sherrill had Mid. had Alan shut the book and Mt thought
He seemed to be considering and de
bating something within hlmaelf; and married In IbW But Sherrill In long ful. The tall clock ta the ball struck
Morrison Street, Portland, Or.
nine. He got up and went out Into
presently he seemed to come.to a de
Ann conviction that there had been tbe hall and asked for his hat and
cision. He went up the stairs and on
the second floor he went to a front no mere vulgar liaison ta Oorvet's life. coat. When they bad been brought
room and knocked. Alan's voice told Did thia mean that there might have him, he put them on and went out.
QOME batteries will last longer than others
been some previous marriage of Alan's
He went down the step« and to the
him to come In. Rlierrill went In and.
even when everything is equal, and upon
oorner and turned west to Astor street
when he had made sure that the serv
that fact the Willard has won for itself the
When he reached the house of his fa
ant waa not with Alan, he closed the
distinction of being first with most motor
public marriagef In that case, Alan ther he stopped under a street lamp,
door carefully behind him.
ists—that’« the reason we sell ’em.
could be, not ouly In fact but legallf- looking up at the big, stern old Man
Then be turned back to Alan, and
Oorvet's son; and such things as thia, sion questlonlngly.
for an Instant stood Indecisive as
Alan knew, had sometimes happened,
He could not calf up any sense that
though he did not know bow te begin
what he wanted to My. As he glanced and had happened by a strange combi tbe house was hla. any more than he
too, is unexcelled for any make of battery.
nation of events Innocently for all had been able to when Rherrlll bad
down at a key he took from his pocket,
Stop regularly at our shqjj foi service, no
hla Indeclklon seemed to receive di parties. Oorvet's public separation told him of It. He own a house on
matter what make you have, and you’ll get all the life out of you»
from his wife. Sherrill had Mid. had that street! Yet was that ta Itself
rection and Inspiration from It; and
battery that the manufacturer put into it.
taken place In 1MTT, but the actual any more remarkable than that be
he put It down ou Alan'a dreaaer.
separation between them might, poe- should be the guest, the friend of such
“I've brought you,” he Mid evenly,
sibly, have taken place king before neonle as the Sherrills? No one as
“the key to your house.”
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Phone: Auto. 624-34
Alan gased at him. bewildered. "The
The afternoon had changed swiftly yet, since Sherrill had told him he was
key to my house F
into night; dusk had been gathering
“To the houae on Astor street,”
during hla last talk with Rherrlll, so when they did. what would they call
Sherrill confirmed. “Your father deed that be hardly had been able to see him? Alan Conrad still? Or Atan
ed lhe house and Its furniture and all
Sherrill's face, and Just after Sherrtli Corvet?
Its contents to you the day before he had left him, full dark bad come. Alan
He noticed, up a street to the west,
dlMppeared. I have not the deed did not know how long he had been tbe lighted sign of a drug store and
here; it came into my handa the day sitting In the darkness thinking out turned up that way; be had promised,
before yesterday at the Mme time I these things; but now a little clock he had recollected now, to Write to
A savings account in our bank will give the graduate a practical
got poaseMlon of the pictures which which had been ticking steadily in tbe . . . those ta Kama*—he could not
start in life—the only gift you can make that will increase in value.
might—or might not. for an I knew blackneM tinkled six. Alan heard a call them “father" and “mother” any
TTie June bride will appreciate, more than any other gift, a pas«
then—bo you. I have the deed down knock at hla door, and when It was re more—and tell them what be bad dis
book in her own name, for a saving account. Upon it she can build
covered as «ooo as be arrived. He
town and will give It te you. The peated, he called. “Come in."
a neat sum for her personal use.
C0Ul<1 not tell them that, bn» he con'd
house te yours in fee sfmple, given
The light which came In from the
Our service to our depositors makes an account doably 'alaable.
you by your father, not bequeathed to
hall, aa the door was opened, showed
you by him to become your property a man servant The man, after a re
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after hla death. Ho meant by that, I spectful Inquiry, switched ou th« light.
think, even more than the mere ac Ho crossed Into the adjoining room—
knowledgment that ho la your father." a bedroom; the room where Alan waa,
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Sherrill walked to the window and he thought, must be a dressing room,
stood ao though looking out, but hla and there was a bath between. Pres
eyes were blank with thought.
ently th« man reappeared, and moved
“For almost twenty year«," he Mid. softly about the room, unpacking
“your father, aa I have told you, lived Alan's suitcase. He hung Alan's other
tn that houae practically alone; dur suit In the closet on hangers; he put
ing all theae years a shadow of some the linen, except for one shirt, ta the
sort waa over him. I don't know at dresser drawees, and ho put Alan's
all. Alan, what that shadow waa. But few toilet things with the Ivory-
It Is certain that whatever It was that backed brushes and comb and other
had changed him from the man he articles on lhe dressing stand.
Alan wondered, with a sort of trepi
waa when I first knew him culminated
three days ago when he wrote <o you. dation. whether the man would expect
It may be that the consequence« of hla
writing to you were such that, after
he had sent the letter, he could not
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Re«. Phone 640-05
merely . . . gone away. In that
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case, as we stand here talking, he ta
still alive. On the other hand, hla
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J«mln Corvsl 1« oomMhlag of • re-
• and • mrilvry u> hla «no-1st««
All«' • stormy Intarview «Ilk hla part-
E. Hoary apoormon, ' <*rvot aoaba Cun-
lx a Mhorrlll. daughter of hla otkar
lima partner. I m «rance •iierrill. lad
aaeuiM from her a promlao not to marry
Ila than ¿laappaara •hirrill
Ma~n »'orvit haa written to a certain
A nm Conrad. in Nlui Itaplda Kansas,
aad a>hlMlad airana« agitation over th«
CHAITKR 11 -Corvet a lattar summons
acarad a youth al unknown patentado,
in Ch Ka «o
(Continued from laat week.)
Alan looked up quickly. “Mr. Cor
vel wee— F It« aaked.
“Corvel wan—la a lakeman.“ Slier-
Alsu Ml motlunleM, aa be recei-
tacted the at range aialtatloti that bad
aeuia Io him wbau be mw Ibe lake
tor Ibe Oral time.
should he l»H
Sherrill of IhatT He derided It was
ton vague, too Indefinite to bo men
Uoned. bo doubt any other man used
ooly to the prairie might have felt the
“He waa a shipowner, then." be
“Yea; bo waa a ahlpowner -not.
however, on a large acale al that time,
■a had been a master. calling ships
which belonged to others; then he
bad «ailed one of hla owo. He waa
operating then, I believe, two veieels;
bet with the boom time« on the lakes,
hla Interesls were beginning to ex-
I met him frequently In the
Beit few years. and we became cloae
BherrlU broke off and «fared an In
eta nt down at the rug
Alan bent j
forward; he made no Interruption but
aa>l> watched Sherrill attentively.
“Between IHMt. when I fir«t met him.
and IM*.\ Corvel laid the foundation of
great aucceaa; hla boat« aeetnrd lucky,
men liked to work for blm. and ha
got lhe brat skippers and crews. There
waa a laying that In storm a Corvel
ship never asked help; It gave It;
certainly In twenty year« no Corvel!
•hip had Buffered serious dlaaater.
Corvet waa not yet rich, but unleea
•ccldvut or undue competition Inter
vened, he waa certain to become so.
Then something happened.''
Rherrlll looked away at evident loci
bow to describe II.
“To the shlpeF Alan aaked him.
“No; to him. In IHM1 for no ap
parent reason, a great change came
“That waa the year."
Alan bent forward, hl« heart throb
blng In hla throat. “That waa aJ«c
ttie year when I waa brought and left
with the Welton« In Kansas," he mid.
Rherrlll did oot «peak for a moment
“J tbougbf,” he Mid finally. “it must
have been about that time; but you
did not tell my daughter the exact
“What kind of change came evei
him that yearF Alan aaked.
Rherrlll faced down al the rug. tbeo
•t Alan, then paat him. “A change
in hla way of living," he replied. "Th*
Corvet line of boata went on. ex
pandetl; interests were acquired In
other lines; and Corvet and tboa*
allied with him swiftly grew rich. But
In all thia great development, fbt
which Corvet'a genlua and ability had
laid the foundation. Corvet hlmaell
eeaaed to take active part He took
Into partnerahlp. ahont a year later
Henry Spearman, a young man whe
bad been merely a mate on one of hl*
ah I pa. Thia proved «ubvequentjy ta
have been a good hu«lne«« move, fot
SpeHrntan had tremendoua energy
daring, and enterprise; and no doubt
Corvet had recog nixed theae qualltlev
In him before othera did. Mincy then
he baa been oatanalbly and publicly
the head of the concern, but he haa
left ttie management almoat entirely
The personal changv
to Corvet at that time la harder foi
mo to deacrlbe to you."
Rherrlll halted, hla eyes dark with
thought, hla lipa pre«»ed closely to
gather; Alan waited.
“When I mw Corvet again. In th*
manor of TMY-I had been South dur
Ing the latter part of the winter and
Beat through the aprtng—I waa Im
pressed by the vague but, to ma
alarming change In him
I waa re
minded, I recall, of a friend 1 had
bad In college who had thonght ba waa
In perfect health and had gone to an
examiner for life Inanrance and had
been refuaed. and waa trying to deny
to hlmaelf and othera that anything
could be the matter. But with Corvet
I knew the trouble waa not physical.
The next year hla wife left him.”
"The year of—F Alan aaked.
"That wee 18»?.
There waa *i<
question of their understanding and
affection up to the very lime she ■<>
strangely left him. Rhe died In France
In the spring -f 1910, and Corvet'a
first Information of her death come
te him through a paragraph In a
Alan had atarted; Sherrill looked at
"The aprlng ef 11110," Alan ex
plained. "waa when 1 received the
for fifteen hundred
Sherrill nodded; be did not aeem
aurprlaed to hear thia; rather I’ "P
peared to be confirmation of eome-
tblng la hie own thought.
“Following hla wlfe'a leaving him."
Nherrill went on, “Corvet mw very
little of any one. He aper.t umat of
hla time In hla own houae; occasion
ally ha lunched at hia club, at rare
Intervals, and always unexpectedly, he
appeared at hla office. I retnemlter
that aummer he waa terribly die
turbed becauae "tie of hla «hip« waa
loot. The Corvet record waa broken;
a Corvet «hip had appealed for help;
a Corvet vessel had not reached port.
. . , And later In the fall, when two
deckhanda were waahed from another
of hla veaaela and drowned, he waa
again greatly wrought up. though bl*
■hip« «till had a moat favorable record.
In 1902 I proponed to him that 1 buy
full ownerahlc In the veaaala I turtle
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“That Waa 1S»7 "
controlled and ally them with those
he and Spearman operated.
then, the firm name baa been Corvet,
Sherrltl, and Spearman.
"Our friendship had atrengthened
and ripened during thoae yeara. The
Intrnae activity of Corvet'a mind,
which a« a younger man he had <11-
rected wholly to Ibe ahlpplng. waa
directed, after he had laolated hlmaelf
In thia way, to other thing«. He took
up almost feverishly an Immense num
ber of atudlee- strange studies moat
of them for a man whoee youth had
been alinoat violently active and who
had once been a lake captain. I can
not tell you what they all ware
geology. ethnology, nearly a score of
subjects; he corresponded with vari
ous scientific eoetetlaa; he haa given
almoat the whole of bla attention to
such things for about twenty years.
But he has made very few acquaint
ances tn that time, and has kept
almost none of bls old friendships.
He has lived alone In the house on
Astor street with only one servant—
the Mme one all theae years.
“The only houae he has visited with
any frequency haa been mine. He has
always liked my wife; he had--he baa
a great affection for my daughter, who,
when she was a child, ran In and out
of hla home as she pleased. My
daughter believe« now that Ills present
pened to him -is connected In some
way with herself I do not think that
Rherrlll broke off and stood In
thought for a moment; be seemed to
consider, and to decide that It waa
net necessary to My anything more
on that subject.
“la there anything tn what I have
told you which make« It possible for
you to recollect or to explain F
Alan ehook hla head, fluahed. and
then grew a little pale. What Rherrlll
told him had excited him by the coin
cidence« It offered between eventa In
Benjamin Corvet'a life and hla own;
It had not made him “recollect"
Corvet, but It had given definiteness
and direction to hla speculatlona aa
to Corvet’a relation to hlmaelf.
Rherrlll draw one of the large chairs
nearer to Alan and Mt down facing
him. He Mt In an Inner pocket and
brought out an envelope; from the en
velope he took three pictures, and
handed the smallest of them to Alan.
As Alan took It, he saw that It waa
a tintype of hlmaelf as a round-faced
boy of seven.
"That la yotiF Rherrlll asked.
“Yes; It was taken by the photog
rapher In Blue Haplda."
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