Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1900-1909, February 27, 1906, Page 4, Image 4

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

Kind You Ilavo AJwavs "Bought, and vrnieli has been,
use for ovei 30 years, nas borne the signature of
7 - and has been made under his per-
y - w m ..... HUfM W MTAWU. Vj M. 3 UUUVJ
i Counterfeits, Imitations and ' Just-as-g,ood"are but
:periments that trifle with and endanger the health of
fonts and Children Experience against Experiment,
istoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare
ric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. It
a tains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic
bstance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys "Worms
d allays Feverishness. It cures IMarrhoea and "Wind
lie. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
d Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the
omach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep
ie Children;s Panacea The Mother's Friend.
Bears the Signature of
8 Kind You Have Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years.
i 3r" A Mystery f
i 2$ cfrTwt I
I w 7r BURTON E. h
I I (LQtyTg Cory 1
very happy; yes, sir. They were
just like lovers, sir, until her death.
.They seemed just made for each other,
sir," and the trite old saying gathered
a new dignity as he uttered it.
I paused a moment to consider. This,
certainly, seemed to discredit the theo
ry that Holladay had ever had a liaison
iWith any other woman, and yet what
other theory was tenable?
"There was nothing to mar their hap
piness that you know of? Of course,"
I added, "you understand, Thompson,
that I'm not asking these questions
from Idle curiosity, but to get to the
bottom of this mystery if possible."
"I understand, sir," he nodded. "No,
there was nothing to mar their happi
nessexcept one thing."
"And what was that?"
"Why, they had no children, sir, for
fifteen years and more. After Miss
Frances came, of course that was all
"She was born abroad?"
"Yes, sir; In France. I don't just
know the town."
"But you know the date of her
"Oh, yes, sir the 10th of June, 187G.
,We always celebrated it."
"Mr. Holladay was with his wife at
the time?"
j "Yes, sir. He and his wife had been
abroad nearly a year. His health had
broken down, and the doctor made him
take a long vacation. He came home
a few months later, but Mrs. Holla
day stayed on. She didn't get strong
again, some way. She stayed nearly
four years, and he went over every
few months to spend a week with her,
and at last she came home to die,
bringing her child with her. That was
the first time any of us ever saw Miss
"Mr. Holladay thought a great deal
of her?"
"You may well say so, sir. She took
his wife's place," said the old man
"And she thought a great deal of
"More than that, sir. She fairly wor
shiped him. She was always at the
door to meet him; always dined with
him; they almost always spent their
evenings together. She didn't care much
for society. I've often heard her tell
him that she'd much rather just stay
at home with him. It was he who
rather insisted on her going out, for
he was proud of her, as he'd a right
to be."
"Yes," I said, for all this fitted In
exactly with what I had always heard
about the family. "There were no
other relatives, were there?"
"None at all, sir. Both Mr. Holla
day and his wife were only children.
Their parents, of course, have been
dead for years."
"Nor any intimate friends?"
"None I'd call Intimate, sir. Misc.
Frances had some school friends, but
she was always well reserved, sir.'
"Yes," I nodded again. "And now,"
I added, "tell me, as folly as you can.
what has happened within the last
three weeks."
"Wilt: begaa slowly, aftet;
Tjie'nouse, fiat m the library or even
ings, ate scarcely anything. Then Mr.
Royce got to coming to the house, and
she brightened np, and we 'all hoped
she'd soon be all right again. Then she
seemed to get worse of a sudden and
sent us all away to get Belair ready.
I got the place in order, sir, and tele
graphed her that we were ready. She
answered that she'd come in a few
days. Ten days ago the rest of the
servants came, and I looked for her
every day, but she didn't come. I tele
graphed her again, but she didn't an
swer, and finally I got so uneasy, sir,
I couldn't rest, and came back to the
city to see what was the matter. I
got here early this morning and went
right to the house. Thomas, the sec
ond butler, had been left In charge,
and he told me that Miss Frances and
her maid her started for Belair the
same day the servants did. That's all
I know." J
"Then she's been gone ten days?" I
"Ten days; yes, sir."
Ten days! What might not have hap
pened in that time! Dr. Jenklnson's
theory of dementia recurred to me, and
I was more than ever inclined to credit
it. How else explain this flight? I
could see from Mr. Boyce's face how
absolutely nonplused he was.
"Well," I said at last, for want of
something better, "we'll go with you to
the house and see the man in charge
there. Perhaps he can tell us some
thing more."
But he could tell us very little. Ten
days before a carriage had driven up
to the door. Miss Holladay and her
maid had entered it and been driven
away. The carriage had been called,
he thought, from some neighboring
stable, as the family coachman had
been sent away with the other serv
ants. They had driven down the ave
nue toward Thirty-fourth street,
where he supposed they were going to
the Long Island station. We looked
through the house; it was in perfect
order. Miss Holladay's rooms were
just as she would naturally have left
them. Her father's rooms, too, were
evidently undisturbed.
"Here's one thing." I said, "that
might help," and I picked up a photo
graph from the mantel. "You won't
mind my using it?"
Mr. Royce took it with' trembling
hand and gazed at it for a moment
at the dark eyes, the earnest mouth.
Then he handed it back to me.
"No," he answered, "not if it will
really help. We must use every means
we can. Only"
"I won't use It unless I absolutely
have to," I assured him. "And when
I'm done with it I'll destroy it."
"Very well," he assented, and I put
it in my pocket
There was nothing more to be dis
covered there, and we went away, aft
er warning the two men to say not a
word to any one concerning their mis
tress' disappearance.
Plainly the first thing to be done
was to find the coachman who had
driven Miss) Holladay and her maid
away : from th houae, and with this
end in view we; tlsttad all the stables
tnem had a carnage been orderea by
her. Had she ordered it herself from
a stable in some distant portion of the
city for the purpose of concealing her
whereabouts, or had It been ordered
for her by her maid, and was she real
ly the victim of foul play? I put this
question to Mr. Royce, but he seemed
quite unable to reach a conclusion. As
for myself, I was certain that she: had
gone away of her own accord and had
deliberately planned her disappearance.
Why? Well, I began to suspect" that
we had not yet really touched the bot
tom of the mystery. .
We drove back to the office and found
Mr. Graham there. I related to him
the circumstances of our search and
submitted to him and to our junior one
question for Immediate settlement.
"At the best, ifs a delicate case," I
pointed out. "Miss Holladay has plain
ly laid her plans very carefully to pre
vent us following her. It may be dif
ficult to prove that she has not gone
away entirely of her own accord. She
certainly has aperfect right to go
wherever she wishes without consult
ing us. Have we the right to follow
her against her evident desire?"
For a moment Mr. Grahaia did not
answer, but sat tapping his desk with
that deep line of perplexity between
his eyebrows. Then he nodded em
phatically. "It's our duty to follow her and find
her," he said. "It's perfectly evident
to me that no girl in her right mind
would act as she has done. She.had no
reason whatever for deceiving us for
running away. We wouldn't have in
terfered with her. Jenkinson's right
she's suffering with dementia. We
must see that she receives proper med
ical treatment."
"It might not be dementia," I sug
gested, "so much as undue influence
on the part of the new maid, perhaps."
"Then it's our duty to rescue her
from that influence," rejoined Mr. Gra
ham, "and restore her to her normal
"Even if we offend her?"
"We can't stop to think of that. Be
sides, she won't be offended when she
comes to herself. The question is how
to find her most speedily."
"The police, probably, could do it
most speedily," I said, "but since she
can be in no immediate danger of any
kind I rather doubt whether it would
be wise to call in the police. Miss
Holladay would very properly resent
any more publicity"
"But," objected Mr. Graham, "If we
don't call in the police, how are we to
find her? I recognize, of course, how
undesirable it is that she should be
subjected to any further notoriety, but
is there any other way?"
I glanced at Mr. Royce and saw that
he was seemingly sunk in apathy. '
"If I eould be excused from the
office for a few days, sir," I began
hesitatingly, "I might be able to find
some trace of her. If I'm unsuccess-1
iul, we might then call In the author
ities.' Mr. Royce brightened m for a mo-,
rnent, . ' ' - ;
That's it," he said. "Let Lester
look Into it."
"Very well," assented Mr. Graham.
T agree to that.- Of course any ex
pense you may incur will be borne by
the office."
"Thank you, sir," and I rose with
fast beating heart, for the adventure
appealed to me strongly. "I'll begin
at nce then. I should like assistance
in one thing. Could you let me have
three? or four clerks to visit the va
rious stables of the city? It would
be best, I think, to use our own people."
"Certainly," assented our senior in
stantly. "I'll call them in and we can
give them their instructions at once."
So four clerks were summoned, and
each was given a district of the city.
Their instructions were to find from
which stable Miss Holladay had or
dered a carriage on ' the morning of
Thursday, April 3. They were to re
port at the office every day, noon and
evening, until the search was finished.
They started away at once, and I
turned to follow them, when my eye
was caught by the expression of our
junior's face.
"Mr. Royce is ill, sir!" I cried. "Look
at him!"
He was leaning forward heavily, his
face drawn and livid, his eyes set, his
hands plucking at the arms of his
chair. We sprang to him and led him
to a couch. I bathed his hands and
face in cold water, while Mr. Graham
hurriedly summoned a physician. The
doctor soon arrived and diagnosed the
case at a glance.
"Nervous breakdown," he said terse
ly. "You lawyers drive yourselves too
hard. It's a wonder to me you don't
all drop over. We'll have to look out
or this will end in brain fever."
He poured out a stimulant, which the
sick man swallowed without protest.
He seemed stronger in a few moments
and began talking incoherently to him
self. We got him down to the doctor's
carriage and drove rapidly to his lodg
ings, where we put him to bed without
"I think he'll pull through," observ
ed the doctor after watching him for
awhile. "I'll get a couple of nurses,
and we'll give him every chance. Has
he any relatives here in New York?"
"No; his relatives are all in Ohio.
Had they better be notified?"
"Oh, I think not not unless he gets
worse. He seems to be naturally
strong. I suppose he's been worrying
about something?"
"Yes," I" said. "He has been greatly
worried by one of his cases.
"Of course,' he nodded. "If the hu
man race ' had sense enough to Eton
worrying there'd be mighty little work
for us doctors."
"Pd like' to call Dr. Jertklrwon - Into
the jjeaae. -1 said. "He knows Mr.
f Royce and may" be of he. '
- Certainly. - ru be glad to consult
Doubtless want to know
A Bright,
Entertaining w
Charming Story
Now Running in the
The New York Tribune Says:
The reader will not want to
put the book down until he has
reached the last page. Well
written into the bargain."
You can, read it without money in the
Cortallis Gazette. New Sub
scribers supplied with back
chapters of the story;
Is unusually well equipped
to do all kinds of work.
A First-class Job Printer
always kept in the office
and all work guaranteed
to be strictly up-to-date.
Bring us the Work that
You are particular about
. Fifteen words or less, 25 cts for three
encoessfve insertions, or 50 ts per
month; for all np to and inolnWtn
pHrHtional worrls. j opnt a wow for .K
For all advertisements over ?5 word,
1 o rr word for the first ipeertinw, and
4 r per word for enoh additional inser
tion 'Nothing inserted for less than 25
T-rvr?er aon'eJv and chnrcH notices,
nthT than ptrictlv news matter, will be
MTN'fVRCA EGGS. 75c FOR 15. "W.
P. Tsrhv, 1 mile sonth of Tnavnle. 17-24
rears past. : fi milk rows, fresh in Feb
rnarv and Mare. Will ppII risrM to
riirht, party. Wm. Brvans. Wren,
Oree. u ()
Opment walks a sneHnltv Work guar
anteed. H. Bier & Co.. Onrva"is.
Oregon. 12tf
0,.P First National Rank RniMine.
OnV Pet of ahstrarts in Rentoi, County
ffW ?n Post Offirp Rnilrline, Corval-Oreeon.
OazkttE and Weekly Oregonian at
2.55per year.
Corvallis, Oregon, transacts a general
ponFervative banking business. Loans
money on approved security. Drafts
bought and Fold and money ransferred:
to the principal cities of the United
States, Europe and foreign countries.
Veterinary Surgeon
Snow livery barn. Give him a nail.
Phones. Ind.-, 328; Residence, 389 or
Bell phone. I2tf
CI .V f . -n t n .
bu ourgeuQ. nooma i-t, cant x una
ing. Office Hours : 10 to 12 a. m , 2 to
i p. nr. Residence : cor. 5th and Ad
ams Sta. Telephone at office and res
idence Oorvallis, Oregon.
meats; curbing made to order; clean
ing and reparing done neatly:: save
agent's commission. Shop North
iLr. :n . c?- "c.,. ..l, "ti. t
House Decorating.
, W. E. Paul, ind. "480 I4tf
Begins with the symptons of a com
mon cold ; there is chilliness, sneezing,,
sore th oat, hot ekin, quick pulse, hoarse
ness and impeded respiration. Give fre
quent small do es of Ballard's Hore
hound Syrup, (the child will cry for it
and at the first signs of a cronpy cough
apply frequently Ballard.s Snow Lini
ment to the throat.
Mrs. A. Vliet, New Cast;e, Colo.,,
writis March I9, 1902; "I think Ballard's
Horehound Syrup a wonderful remedy,
and en pleasant to take. Sold by Graham
ami Wfc-rthaiii.
For Portland and way points, leaves
Oorvallis Monday, Wednesday and Fri
day at 6 a. m. Albany 7 a. m. Fare to
Portland, $1.75; round trip $3.00.
H. A. Hoffman, AgU
Means the ability to do a good day's
work without undue fatigue and lo find
life worth living. You cannot have in
digestion and constipation without its
upsetting the liver and polluting the
blood. Such a condition may be beet
and quickest relieved by Herbine, the
best liver regulator that the world has
ever known, Mrs. D W. Smith writes,
April 3. 'o2. "I use tierbine, and find it
the best medicine for constipation and
regulating the liver I ever used." oOc
Sold by Graham & Wortham,
LuwKiest Man in Arkansas.
"I'm the Incident man in A'kMjisas,"'
writes H. L. Stanley, of Bruco, Vgince
the restoration of my wife's health after
five years of continuous couching and
bleeding f -om the lungs ; I owe my good
fortune to the world's greatest medicine,
Dr. King's New Discovery for Consump
tion, which' I know from experience will.
Awn 'i-rii HrtAB i f t'aTrAn r n 1 win A '-' TWir' -
wife improved, with the. first- bottle and
twelve i bottlesfi completed : the ,ccure.T:
Caresthe worst, coughs, aid- olda 1 or
m 'nkmr remaded: :l "Ati A llaa A Wood-
her rXMNry-ftetfO, eBI