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WIUIAMM ac HARO^EDWIN
¡Uustrattoru by R.H.LM
Cmn g ifTi t " i
Ho heard the servant's footsteps
going rapidly away. He was shaking
with anger, horror, resentment; he
was almost—not quite—cure now of
all that had taken place; of why
Warden bad been tnurdored. of what
vague shape had moved behind and
guided all that had happened since.
He recalled Eaton s voice ao he had
board It flrat on the train at Beattie;
and now he was almost sure- not
quite—that he could place that voices
that ha knew where he hod beard it
Ho lay with clenched bands, shak
ing with rage; then by effort of his
will bo put these thoughts away. The
nurse reminded him again of hie need
T want nothing now,” ho said.
“Have It reedy when I wake up.
When the doctor comes, tell him I am
going to get up today and drees.”
He turned and «fetched himself
upon hie bed; oo, finally, be slept
went to get the correspondence I caw
them there and put them with the
correspondence In my own safe.”
Santoine lay still.
"Who besides Donald knew that you
The Man Hunt
Then Budd only Hs Camo Upon the
did that. DsughtevF bo asked.
The rolling, rarine-gullled land
Read for Which He Waa Looking.
where Harriet had left Eaton wee
fled madly back Into the shad
wooded thickly with oaks, maples and
Harriot recognised thia aa dismissal ash; the glare from the burning ow ; as he did so. he heard the men
and went out. The blind man felt the bridge lighted the ravine for only a crying to one another and leaping
blood beating fiercely tn bls temples little way; Eaton had gained the bot from the car and following him. He
end at file Anger tips. It amssed. as tom of the ravine beyond the ixdnt ret reate*] to the woods, went further
tounded Mui to reel I m that Warden'e where thio light would have made him along and canto back to the road, ly
murder and all that bad followed It visible and bad made the best speed ing fiat upon his face again and wait
had sprung from the Latroa case. He be could along it away from the lights ing till some other car In passing
recollected thet he had been vaguely and voices on ths road. This speed should give him light to see.
conscious ever since Latroo'« murder was not very great; bls stockinged
Eaton, weak and dlxxy from his
of something strained, eomethlng not fret sank to their ankles In the soft wounds and confused by darkness and
wholly ofiea, tn bls relations with mud of the ravine; and when, realis his struggle through the woods, had
tboee men whose Interests had been ing thst he wss leaving a trace easily no exact Idea how long It ha<| taken
moot closely allied with Latron's. It followed even by lantern-llghL ho him to get to this place; but be knew
bed been nothing open, nothing pal clambered to the steep side and tried that it could have been hardly less
pable; It was only that he had felt to travel along Its slope, be found his than two boura since he had left Har
The men he was following
st times in them a knowledge of progress slower still. In ths dark riet
CHAFTm V Puata« throuah (ha ear,
©eeewT —On e Derae'a k«n4 han«tn(
some general condition governing ness be crashed sometimes full against therefore, had that much start of
•utaMa the berth He aaceriataa Don»«'»
them which wag no: wholly known to the tree-trunks; bushes which bs could him. and thia made him wild with Im
bell hae reeeetly rue*
braatiaaiao as 4 Unde Derae with *-
himself Whoever niatchford had seen not see seised and held him, ripping patience but did not discourage him.
Ma • alia a eu>«een.
wee someone well known to him, and tearing at hie clothes; Invlstbls. Hts own wonnd* Eaton understood,
■arialr. aa the trwta
whose presence hed been eu «making fallen saplings tripped him. and bo made Ms escape practically Impoaai-
AM-hll VI -Sinclair reeeealaae tlM
thst speech bad failed Blatchford for stepped Into unseen holes which ble, because any one who saw him
•4 man aa Beall Bantulae. who. _
thouah Mine la a »orullar |>ow«r la the
the moment and be bad feared the threw him headlong, so that twice ho would at once challenge and detain
■aaaciai worM aa advlaar la ’ »la tater-
effect of the announcement oo Hau
rolled clear to the bottom of the him; and the other man waa still more
Hi« recarery la a matter eT doubt.
ravtue with fierce, hot pains which Mriously wounded. It was not his es
CHAPTER VII. — Circumatancee
nearly deprived him of his senses cape that Eaton feared; It was con
point to Eaton aa Santoine’a as
shooting through his wounded shoul cealment of him. The man had been
taken from the car because his condi
CHAPTER VIII.—Eaton , practically
When he had made, as he thought tion was so serious that there was no
Glared under a meet. He refuses to
fully three-quarters of a mile and hope of hiding It; Eaton thought be
make explanations aa to hi« previous
movements before boarding the train,
must be, allowing for the winding of must be deed. He expected to find
but admita he waa the man who
the ravine, at least half a mile from the body concealed under dead leaves,
called on Warden th night the finan
bla pursuers, he climbed to the brink hurriedly hidden.
cier waa murdered.
The night had cleared a little; to
of the bank aud looked back. He waa
CHA ITER IX.—Eaton pleads with
not. as be bad thought, half a mile the north, Eaton could eee stars. Sud
Harriet Santoine to withhold judg
from the road; he was not a quarter denly the road and the leafless bushes
ment. telling her he ia in aerioua
of a mile; be could still see plainly at Its sides flashed out in the bright
danger, though innocent of the crime
the lights of the three motorcars upon light of a motortar passing. Eaton
againat her father. He feel» the girl
the road and men moving In the flare strained forward. He had found the
of tbees lights. Hs waa certain that place he sought; there was no doubt
CHAPTER X Banteln« rocovara «uIB-
he had recognised the figure of Avery a car had turned off tbs road some
etentlr la quMtlan Baton, who refuaea
to reveal hie Ideality The financier re
among these men. Pursuit of him, time before and stopped there. The
quire« Baton to accompany him to the
however, appeared to have been passing of many care had so tracked
■anlolne home, whore ho to la U m poet-
checked for the moment ; he heard the road that none of the men In the
Uon of a eemi-prtoonor.
neither voices nor any movement In motor« seemed to have noticed any
OHAPTSR XI - Baton meeta B reoldenl
Eaton, panting, threw thing of significance there; but Eaton
ef the houao, Wallace niatchford, and a
young girt. Mildred De via, with whom
himself down to recover breath and saw plainly In the soft ground at
apparently he to acquainted. though they
the edge of the woods the footmarks
strength to think.
conreal the tart
Kalona mission Io to
aeruro certain documenta which are vital
There was no question In Eaton's of two men walkiug one behind the
to hie Interest«, and file being admitted
mind wbat his fate would be If bo other. When the car had passed, be
to the houoe to a remark able «trek« of
The alrl ag.'eea Vo aid him
surrendered to, or was captured by, crept forward In the dark and fingered
bec ome, deeply Interacted In Harriot Baa-
his pursuers. What he had seen tn the dlatlnct heel and toe marks la
toln* and oho In him.
Sentolne's study an hour before waa the soft son. For a little distance
CHAPTKR XIL-Harriot telle Baton oho "Have You Listed What Waa Taken
ao unbelievable, so completely unde- he could follow them by feeling; then
and Donald Avery not ao "«»»•" to tan
tolna reeding to him the document« on
monstrable unless he himself could as they led him Into the edge of the
which he ha««« hie Judgments While
walking with her. two men In an auto
prove his story that he felt thnt he woods the ground grew harder and
mobile deliberately attempt to run Baton
receive no credence. Blatch he could no longer follow them IB
tolne. This could have been only the
down. He ««-'«P«, with alight Injurleo
Th« girl recognlaeo one ef the mon ae principal himself.
ford, who had seen It In ths light In that way.
having been on the train on which they
It was plain to Mm what had oc
Rome circumstance which Santoine the study, was dead; Bantolne. who
cam« from Bratt la
comprehended only Imperfectly as yet would have seen It If he had had eyes, curred ; two men had got out of the
CHAPTKR Kill.—Santoine question«
had forced thia man to come out from was blind. Eaton, still almost stunned car here and had lifted out and car
«ton cloooly. but the latter Io reticent
ried away a third. He knelt where
• blind man telle him he 1« convinced
behind Ills agents and to act even at and yet wildly excited by that sight,
the attack made on him on the train waa
be could feel the last footsteps ho
the roeult of an «rror. the attacker hav the risk of revealing himself. It was felt only. In the mad confusion of his
could detect and looked around.
ing planned to kill Baton. Santoine tell« probably he who. finding Blatchford'« senses, the futility of telling what be
Harriet ehe Io to take charge of certain
The wound In his shoulder no long
presence made revealment Inevitable, had seen unless he were In n position
paper« connected with the ‘'Latron iwop-
erflae.” which had hitherto boon In
had killed lUiitchford. But these cir to prove IL Those opposed to him er bled, but the pain of It twinged
cumstances gave Bantolne no clew as would put his statement aside with him through and through; his hesd
CHAPTER XV—At the country club
to who the man might be. The blind the mere answer that he was lying; throbbed with the hurt there; his feet
Baton reveal« a remarkable proficiency
al polo, «aamlngly to Avery'« gratlfira-
man tried vainly tn guess. . The only ths most charitably Inclined would were raw and bleeding where sharp
tlon Baton Indue«« Harriet to allow him
regarding the man of think only that what he had been roots and branches had cut through
to leave the grounda for a tew mlnutee
his socks and torn ths flesh; his skin
which Santoine now felt sure «it through had driven him Insane.
Eaton understood that his possibil was hot and dry with favor, and Ms
CHAPTER XVI -That night Baton tn-
vad«« Bantoln«'« library, cooking Ute pa
cerned in the Latron case or with the ity of escape was very small, even If head swam.
Ear« he 1« determined to poe.ee« There La Iron properties.
There waa not yet light enough to
escape had been his only object; but
• find« two men one of whom ho rocog-
nl«o« with bewildered aurprlae. on the
“What time Is ItF the blind man Eaton's problem waa not one of es see any distance, but Eaton, accus
earn« errand The throe men engage ta suddenly asked the nurse.
cape—It was to find those he pur tomed to the darkness and bending
a olotol duet.
sued and make certain that they were close to the ground, could discern the
"It le nearly noon, Mr. Santoine."
CHAPTER XVII — Aroused by the «hoop.
“Will you leave me alone for a few captured at th« same time he waa; footmarks even on the harder soil.
Ing. Sanmina deacenda to the library. The
and, as he crouched panting on ths They led away from the road Into
»mhatanta are thor«, but allent. Wallace moments F he directed.
etch ford arrlvee and 1« on the point of
He listened till he heard the door damp earth, he was thinking only of the woods On the rotted leaves and
Informing Santoine of the Identity of one
twigs waa a dark stain; a few steps
of the rntrudera when ho le «not and close behind the nurM; then he seised that.
Imtantly killed. The flshtere earape The the private *phone beside hie bed and
Aa he struggled forward. Impatient beyond there was another. Eaton
ante baa been rifled and Important paper«
at thsae delays, be came several picking np a leaf and fingering IL
called hie broker.
times upon narrow, unguarded roads knew that they were blood. So the
"How Is the niarketF he Inquired.
CHAPTER XVIII.—Harriet flnde Baton,
There was something approaching and crossed them; at other tlmee the man was not dead when he had been
badly wounded. She help« him and ao-
lifted from the car. But he had been
companlea him In ao onto In puratilt of to a panic on the stock exchange. It little wilderness which protected him
the Invadero of the houoe. Ho eatlafloo
Some movement, arising changed suddenly to a well-kept lawn hurt desperately, was unable to help
hof of hl« Innocence, which ehe haa never appeared.
himself, was probably dying; If there
doubted Avery and a haitlly aummonM from causes not yet dear, had dropped where some great house with Its
pooeo pureuo Eaton. Satlefled ho haa
outbuildings loomed bad been any hope for him, bls com
wounded the man ho recognliod In Ban-
ahead, and afraid to cross these open panions would not be carrying him
tolno o study. Baton leave« Harriot and stocks.
takaa up yio trail through the woods
"How Is Pacific Midlands?" San places, ho was obliged to retrace hia in this way away from any chance of
steps and And a way round. The die surgical attention.
CHAPTER XIX.—Harriot revoala het
action« to her father. She to confident
tanco from the bridge to the place
Eaton followed, as the tracks led
be haa a duo to the myetery
The men had
Santoine felt the blood In hia tem where the men hs wee following had through the woods.
CHAPTKR XX.—Peculiar happening« Is ples
got ent of their motor, he had thought gone very alowly, carrying this heavy
£« «lock mark«t apparently convtnc«
to be about two miles; but when be weight Thfey fiad stopped frequently
ntoln« of the truth of a theory ho asked.
had been traveling more than an hour, to rest snd had laid their burden
"Down seven points."
he had not yet reached It
Then, down. Then suddenly he came to a
(Continued from last week.)
suddenly he cams upon the road for Cee wh?re plainly a longer halt bad
"Eight points off.”
Santoine waited. Presently the door
Santoioe'e hand, holding the tele which ha was looking; somewhere to
tgaln opened, and he heard hia daugh- phone, shook in lie agitation; hia bead the egst along It was the place he
The ground waa trampled around
was hot from the blood rushing sought He crouched as near to the tMa spot; when the tracks went on
“Have you Hated what wna taken through ft, hie body was cb.llled. A“ road ns he dared and where he could they were changed in character. The
from the safe, Harriet?" Santoine idea *6 strange, so astounding, so in look up and down It. This being a two men were still carrying the third
credible as It first had come to him main road, waa guarded. A motor —e heavy man whose weight strained
"Not yet, rather.”
thnt hie feelings refused It though hie car with armed men In it passed him, them and made their feet sink tn
The blind man thought an instant reason told him ft wee the only pos and presently repaeaed, evidently pe deeply where the ground was soft.
"Harriet eomethlng haa been brought sible condition which could account troling the road; Its lights showed But sow they were not careful bow
tftte the house—or the manner of for all the facta, now waa being made him a men with a gun standing at ths they carried him, but went forward
keeping eomethlng In the house hae all but certain. He named stock after first bend of the road to the east. merely as though hearing a need
been changed- within a very few daye stock; all were down—seriously de Baton drew further back and moved weight. Now, too, no more stains ap
—since the time. I think, when the creased or had been supported only by parallel to the road but far enough peared on the brown leaves where
attempt to run Raton down with the a desperate effort of their chief away from It to be hidden. A quarter they hsd passed; their burden no
of a mile further he found a second longer bled. Eaton, realising what
motor ear waa mads. What was thst holders.
The bltnd man could write ae well man. The motorcar, evidently, was thia meant, felt neither exultation
His daughter reflected. “The draft aa any other by following the position patrollng only to thia point; another nor surprise. He had known that the
As man they carried, though evidently
of the new agreement about the La of the lines with the fingers of hie left car was on duty beyond thia.
th» propertie« and the liata of stock hand. He wrote a short note swiftly Eaton halted, thia second car ap alive when taken from the ear, was
holder« ip the properties which came now, folded, sealed and addressed It proached, and waa halted, backed dying. But now he wetebed the trucks
more closely even thsn before, look
through Mr. Warden'« office,” ehe re and handed It to the servant.
Its headlights awept through the ing for them to show him where the
"Have that delivered by a messen
woods and revealed Baton. The man men hud got rid of their burden.
"Those were In the safer'
ger at once,” he directed.
It was quite plain whet had oc
"Teo | you had not given me any tn- will be no written answer, I think; standing In the road cried out the
slana and fired at Eaton point blank; curred ; the wet sand below waa tram
•tnictlons about them, eo I had put only eomethlng sent back—a photo
he fired a second and third time. pled by the feet of three or four men
them in the other cafe; but when I graph. See that It la brought to mo
and cut by a boat's bow. ftey hsd
taken the body away with them la the
boat. To sinta It somewhere weighted
with heavy stones In tbe deep water?
Eaton's search was hot«less vow,
Rut It could not be eo; It must not
be sol Eaton's eyes searched fever
ishly tbs shore snd the lake.
there was nothing in sight upon either.
He <-rept back from the edge of the
bluff, hiding beside e fallen log
hacked with dead IcavM. What was
It bo had said to Harriet? “I 7111
come back to you-■ss you have never
known me before I” He rehearsed the
words In mockery. How would be re
turn to her now?
As he moved, a
fierce, hot pain from the clotted wound
In bis shoulder shot him through snd
through with agony and the alienee
and darknesa of unconaclousnees over
Bantolne awoke et five o’clock The
blind man felt strong and steady; he
had food brought him; while he was
eating IL his messenger returned.
Bantolne aaw the man alone «nd
when he had dlasnlsaed him, be sent
for his daughter.
Harriet went up to him fearfully.
The blind man seemed calm and quiet;
a thin, square packet lay on the bed
beside him; be held It out to ner
Khe snatched It In dread; the shape
ef the packet and the manner la
which it was fastened told her It
must be a photograph. “Open it,” her
“What Is It you want to know, Fa
ther?” she asked.
“That Is the picture of Eaton F
"I thought so.”
She tried to assure herself of tbe
shade of the meaning In her father's
tone; but she could not She under
stood that her recognition of the pic
ture had satisfied him In regard to
eomethlng over which be had seen tn
doubt; but whether this was to work
tn favor of Hugh and herself—she
thought of herself now Inseparably
with Hugh—or whether it threatened
them, she could not tell.
"Father, what does this mean?" she
cried to him.
“Tour having the picture. Where
did you get ItF
"I knew where It might be. I sent
“But—but. Father—” It came to
her now that her father must know
wnp Hugh was. "Who—"
IN MT LIBRARY
"I know who he la now," her fa-
- (By Daaiel C. Doran)
tber said calmly. "I will toil you when
Come sit beside me, love, and we
With our companions hero may
"When you eauF
"Tee," he said, “Whore io AveryF
as though hia mind had gons to an Across the land and mystic sea,
Nor ever stir a step from home.
other subject instantly.
"He has not been In, I believe, sine« I Here we may watch the silent night
Descend upon the Lombard plain,
“He la overseeing the search for Or trace the water-fowl’s far flight.
Beyond the freighted ships of
"Send for him. Tell him I wish to
Here we may tread the Kaff, re heath,
see him here at the house; he is to
walk the Irish road in spring.
remain within the house until I have Or stroll the Arden woods beneath
A thousand song birds carroling.
Something In her father's tone
startled and perplexed her; ehe Here we may see dark frigates ride,
thought ef Donsld now only as the
Beside the mist-swept Golden Gate,
most eager and most vindictive of Or mark the swift Pacific tide
Sweep through the portals of the
Wap her father
removing Donald from among those
seeking Eaton? Waa he sending for Here we may bask 'neath summer
him because what he had just learned
was something which would maks
All fleeced with soft white clouds
mere rigorous and desperate the
search? The blind man's look and Blue as the blue of your eyes,
manner told her nothing.
When Andalusia rests st noon.
"You mean Donald Is to wait here
Here we may walk Assisi’s lanes.
until you send for Mm, FatherF
Tread where the gentle Francis
"That to it"
It waa tbe blind man's tone ef dis And found amid his joy and pains
missal. He seemed to have forgotten
A jMtohway to the throne of God.
tbe picture; at least, eo his daughter
moved toward tbe door, he gave no We need not cross beyond the door.
direction concerning It. She halted,
But we can bring the whole world
looking back at him. She would not
carry the picture away, secretly, like And choose from out our treasure
this. 8he waa not ashamed of her
Prince, jester, saint or mandarin.
love for-Eaton; whatever might be said
or thought of him, she trusted him;
So light the little lamp with me.
she was proud ef her love for him.
And we will wander far and wide.
"May I take the picture F she asked Across the mystic land and sea,
Nor ever stir a step outside.
(Continued Next Week.)
Why is a thumb like a hat? Be
cause it is felt.
I am forever, yet was never?
How do you swallow a door?
Why is a fool’s mouth like a hotel
door? It is always open.
When are eyes not eyes?
the wind makes them water.
What bird is in season all the
year ? The weathercock.
What will turn without moving?
Why is an army like a newspaper?
Because it has leaders, columns and
What can cross a stream in the
most brilliant sunshine and not cast
a shadow ? Sound.
They were rehearsing for the
opera when the conductor was nearly
frightened out of hia boots by a
terrific blast from the trombone
player in the corner.
“What are you doing?” roared the
“I’m sorry, sir,” came the reply,
“it was a fly on my music, but, he
added with just a touch of profes
sional pride, “I played him!”
Angus—I hear yer free nd Donald
has marrit a third wife.
Sandy—Ay, Donald’s an expensive
free nd; two wreaths and three pres
ents in 14 yean—Boston Transcript.
Mrs. X: “Is Mrs. de Muir an ac
tive member of your sewing circle?”
Mre. Y: “My good ness, no! She
never has a word to say—hut sits
there and sews all the time.”
| YEAGER THEATRE U&EH |
Richard Barthelmess I
HILE football coach at the University of Oregon
Hugo Bezdek used to begin his every speech with this
statement: “Oregon is a great state.” “Bez” was, and
In the next five years the Northwest will market a
greater amount of lumber than ever before in a like
period. Already some Oregon mills are running three
eight-hour shifts. Agreat many are running two shifts.
Deserted mills are reopening all over the state. New
mills are being erected. One great Portland mill, now
running 24 hours a day, has orders booked for 18 months. Such is
the story of one great Oregon industry.
In line with this report of prosperity The Columban Press, Inc.,
can report business in the printing field as good. The March, 1923,
business of The Columban Press, Inc., was 215 per cent greater
than the February business and 188.40 per cent greater than the Jan
uary, 1923, business.
We state these facts because they indicate to us that “Oregon is a
great state,” and Portland’s alright
The Columban Press, inc.
Railway Exchange Building
(Stark Street, between 3rd and 4th)