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He wheeled around to bl* desk and
"But she didn’t seem vexed with
then suddenly back again
"By the way," be said, "I saw the
“Ob, no. sir; she gave me a brooch,
new maid. I can't say I wholly ap-
as I told you.”
"I fear I can’t promise you any prove of her.’’
He paused a minute, weighing h!»
thing," said Mr Royce slowly, after a
moment’s thought. “Of course It's Fords.
"She seems careful and devoted," be
none of my business, for Miss Holladay
must arrange her household to suit went on at last, "but I dou't like her
O one who has been away from One of the World’s F¡
herself; yet, if you don’t get batk with eyes. They're too intense. I caught
the United States for a term ot
your old mistress I may perhaps be her two or three times watching me
mous Women As
years the Christmas holidays
able to find you a position somewhere strangely. I can't Imagine where Miss
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else. Suppose you come back lu three Holladay picked her up. or why she
Henry Holl and
or fonr days, and I'll see what I can should have picked her up at all. She’s ami the simple pleasures Indulged lu
French, of course.. She speaks with a I during the nine days of posadas in I Three women have been noted a» a
“All right, sir, an 1 thanh you,” rhe decided accent. About the money, I Mexico are returned to with a certain
tronomers. They are Caroline R.
suppose we'd better sell a block of measure of relief.
They tiled out after him, and I beard , and more than once I carefully re said, and left the office.
English: Maria Mitchell,
A posadu is an inn, and the idea per
them go singiug up the street. Then viewed its features to convince my-
I had .¡i. .x.k ( my own t - ,.-er| V. I’, bonds. They're the least produc
lean, and Mr*. Willlamina pap,,
1 sank back into my chair and thought ' self anew that our theory was the me busy that nig
1 a t. so devoted no tive of her securities."
know n to all the world, of Caesar Au Fleming, the lady at present in
again of Godfrey's theory. It se me right one. Only one point occurred to thought to Frances Holladay aud tier
“Yes. I suppose so,” agreed Mr.
to tit the case precisely, point by point me which would tend to prove It un- affair*, but they were recalled to u-r I Royee, aud the chief called up a broker gustus. who, in the height of his pow- i of the star photographing departmd
er. wished to know the number of peo at Harvard university. Mrs, FlemJ
—even- and 1 started at the thought— true — If there was an illegitimate with renewed force next morning.
and gave the necessary orders. Then
to Miss Holladay's reticence's* to her daughter, the blow »he hud dealt her
“Did you get Miss Holladay's sig ; he turned to other work, and the day ple who bowed beneath his scepter. was born and educate,! In Dund.J
In order to determine the fact he de Scotland, but came to Awe -
whereabouts the afternoon before. The father had also deprived her of what nature to that conveyance?" Mr. Gra
wb >le mystery lay pluln before me. In ever Income he had allowed her or <f ham chanced to ask bl* partner in the 1 passed without any further reference creed that a census should be taken of in life. Sbe began her career a*
to Miss Holladay or her affairs.
all the nations composing the great teacher. She was especially attract*
some way she had discovered the ex any hope of Income from hlru; so she course of the morning.
The proceeds of the sale were
istence of |.< r half sister, hud secured had acted In her own despite— Still,
"No. sir," answered Mr. Royce, with 1 brought to the office early the next Roman empire. To effect this Augus
tus sent twenty-four commissioners to
her address; she bad gone to visit her Godfrey's theory of sudden passion just a trace of embarrassment. "1 >
afternoon, a small packet neatly sealed
and bad found her away from h lim
might explain this away. And then called at tlie bouse last night, but sbe | and docketed — 100 thousand dollar the different parts of bis world. The
it was probable, even, that the half again Miss Holladay could probably sent down word that she was too ill |
diet commanded that every person,
slater bad written her. asking her to be counted upon, her first grief past, to see me or to transact any buslnesa.” , bills. Mr. Graham turned it over lu rich or poor, weak or strong, should go
'con.e—though, in that case, why bad I to provide suitably for her sister.
"Nothing serious, 1 hope'?’ asked the | "Y’ou’ll take It to the house, of course, to the place of his birth or to tlie orig
she not remain 1 at home t> receive , I Granting this, the theory seemed to me
inal place of his fumlly to have bis or
John,” he said to his partner. "Les her uarne inscribed iu the Roman regis
her? At any r." ■ Miss Holladay bad I quite impregnable.
»waited her ft ”ti, bad uot.n-d her
One other thing puzzled me—how
So Mr. Royce placed the package in try-
.agi ation; in-'. p -rhaps, even keen cer- bad this woman eluded the police? I Of nervousness, ¡q-obably.”
Joseph and Mary, who were both of
But when h* called again at the his pocket, a cab was summoned, and
"tnln marks of blood ii|*m her. Tlie knew that the Freu- b quarter bad been
the royal house of David, went to the
news of her father's death had pointed ransacked for traces of her. wholi. house that evening lie received a sim we were off. The trip was made with town of Bethlehem. They found it so
ilar message, supplemented with the out incident, aud at the end' of half
nil too clearly to what that agitation |
full of people on the same mission that
aud those bio „1 sp its meant. She had | without success, and yet I felt that news inqiarted by the butler, a servant nu hour we drew up before the Holla they wandered about the town for nine
of many years' stamping in the family, day mansion.
remalue.l silent that she might not be- ■
days seeking shelter. Ou the ninth day
ducted, else some trace of her would
It was one of the old style brown they were allowed to stay In tlie stable
smirch her father's name, and also, . surely have lieen discovered. Miss Hol that Miss Holladay bad suddenly de
iH-rhaps. that she might protect the ,
of a posada. and there tlie Nino Santo,
otln r woman. I felt that 1 held In my laday, of course, rigidly refused her coiiuily place on Long Island. • It wa* it the avenue twenty years ago. It or Holy Child, was born. The posadas
ouly the end of March, aud so a full was no longer in the ultra fashionable are held for nine evenings iu commem- j
hand the key to the whole problem.
’ Point by point but what h snarl It found myself ou the horns of a dilem two mouths aud more ahead of th- quarter, which bad moved up toward oration of those weary days.
war! 'licit there would l-e. a vigorous ma Doubtless she was very far fror.: season. But ¡¿.lie was feeling vary ill. ■ - ntral park, and shops of various
Of course there are miserable home« !
search for the other woman I could wishing tlie discovery of the gull ’ was not able to leave her room, indeed, kinds were beginning to encroach upon where no sign of a posada Is held, but '
q,-t doubt, but rhe bad a long start aud
i aud believed the fresh air and quiet i '. e neighborhood, but it had been III-
Mexicans, rich and poor, arc generous. '
should easily escape. Yet perblip* slit be discovered, if only for Miss Holla of the country would do more than ;mi Holladay’s home for forty years, No matter how dirty and ragged, every
aud he had never been willing to part one is welcome in the churches, beautl
had uot started. Rhe must have re
MRS. W. P. FLEMING.
mained In town, else how could that last vestige of the cloud that sliau- nerves. So the whole household, with with It. At this moment all the blinds fully decorated, and at the nightly po
'iiote have been «ent tn ns? Rhe bad re
tlie exception of her maid, a cook, v re down and the house had a de- sadas held in them, though there the t* mathematics, however, aud in bfl
Then caine new developments with n house girl aud underbutler, were to
nialned. then-but why? That sb,
rted look. We mounted the steps to penatas are omitted, as the celebra- , was appointed to the observatory »tai
should feel any affection for Frances startling rapidity. It was toward quit leave the city uext day lu order to get tr.e door, which was opened at once to tlons are entirely of a religious nature, j at Harvard. There sbe has been evJ
/Holladay seemed ab-urd, aud yet bow ting time one afternoon that a clerk the country bouse ready at once.
o ir ring by a woman whom I knew
To tlie children the penatas are verj - •Ince.
brought word into the inner office that
«•Ise explain the note?
"1 don't wonder she needs a little instinctively to be the new maid, Important features of the season. They I Caroline Herschel aud Maria Mltcbe
I felt that I was getting tangled up there was a woman without who toning up," remarked our chief ly'ni- though she looked much less like a
were star gazers, sweeping the nigq
In the snarl again. There seemed no wished to sec Mr. Royce at once. Rhe patbetically. “She has gone through ma ,1 than like an elderly working wo
sky with the telescope. Mrs. Fleminl
limit to Its Intricacies; so. In very de
a nerve trying ordeal, especially for man of the middle class.
is an expert in star photography,
who happened to be nt leisure for th- nt girl reared as she has been. Two ' “We've brought the money Miss Hol
«pair, 1 put the matter from me
of astronomy uukudwu in tu
moment, directed that she be shown in. or three months of quiet will do her ' laday asked Mr. Graham for yester
completely as I eould nud went
days of Caroline Herschel. It is not
1 recognized her in an Instant, and s-> I good. When does she expect to leave?” day," said Mr. Royce. "I'm John
possible to photograph stars through
di-l he—it was Miss Holladay's maid.
“In about a week, I think. The time Royce, his partner.” And without an
telescope that, of course, enlarges then
hasn't been definitely set. It will de swering the woman motioned us In.
The morning's Record attested thf
and brings them within range of tiJ
truth of Ranklu's prophecy, I had with weeping, and as she sat down pend upon bow the arrangements go "Of course we must have a receipt for
astronomer's vision. Many a tlm|
grown famous in a night, for Godfrey |
stars invisible to the naked eye bad
It, to bother her with any details of
had in a measure made me responsible
thus been discovered. Mrs. Fleminl
business? That conveyance, for in tiire.”
for bls theory, describing me with a
aud her assistants examine star pbotl
"Miss Holladay Is too 111 to see you,
■wealth of adjectives which I blush to
graphic plates aud find aud locate Ul
remember and which 1 have even yet mistress?”
“Can wait till she gets back. No, we sir,” said the maid, with careful enun
known dwellers in the firmament.
not quite forgiven hhu. 1 smiled as I
won't bother her at all.”
Mrs. Fleming has discovered mon
read the first Hues
But It seemed that sbe bad either Im
than 100 new stars. Eight of tiiei
proved or changed her mind, for two
A Record representative h.-ul the pleas
have belonged to the class known a
"Discharged you!" echoed our Junior. days
ure yesterday evenins ot dining with Mr. |
later a note, which her maid had perplexity. As for me. I was ransack
variable stars—those that sm'-' ■ ■
Warwick Lester, the brilliant young at-1 “Why, I thought she thought so much
written tor her, came to Mr. Graham
■torney who achieved sux h a remarkable ; of you?"
pear nt points where none "<••> l-ewtj
victory before Coroner Goldberg yester-I
asking him to call upon her in the
grow brighter and brighter for Mm]
“And so did I. sir. but she discharge,! course of the next twenty-four boms, certain—a voice low. vibrant, re
day afternoon In the hearing of the Hol-[
then wane and finally disappear uii
pressed. full of color. Then, with a
luday case, und. of cour.-.e. took occasion
tlie darkness whence they emerged
to discuss with hl-n the latest develop-'
"But wliat for?” persisted tlie other. ters of business with him. It struck start, 1 remer-.ber.T. It was Mis* Hol
insnts of tins *str*ordin*n ertto*
Eleven such strange stars have bed
"That's judt what I don't know, *!:
me as singular that sbe should ask for
Lester agreed w...» the Let ord In a the-
since 1848. The last one
or; wl Ich Is th- < ly one that-fits the
Mr. Graham, but our senior called a coroner's co'.: •t. I shook myself to-
that found by Mrs. Fleming in Al
fa t < of the case and completely and *ut- slit- wouldn't even see me. So I cam
1»?<- torily explain* ail It* ruiiutlcatlon*. - down here. I thought maybe you could
gust. She makes a special study of til
gether, for tl t w.:s nonsense,
comment. Au hour later the door *pen-
photographic plates made at Cam I-r d«
“t fear that won't da" said Mr
loe theory whs thru developed at help me.”
"Well, let me hear about It Just as It ed aud be eutered the office with a Royce at 1: st. "The sqm is a cousid-
and at Are pi pa, Peru,
xreut kugih, <eJ the urt.cle concluded
with the statemeu, that the Record happened," said Mr Royce soothingly most peculiar expression of counte- ernble one and must be given to Miss
Holladay by n.e pei-sutially in tlie pres
was assisting the police In a strenu . is "Perhaps I can help you.”
EJith King, Detectiv«.
“Well, that beats me!" he exclaimed ence of till* w'tness."
"Oh. If you could, sir!" slip cried,
«•tideavor to find the guilty woman.
Now that tin- police knew lu which
It was the m.u i's turn to hesitate, I
The crowd ..t a New York city fern
Our Junior wheeled around toward sa .,' her lips t'ghten ominously.
• «Itinrter to spread ’heir net I had little all of Miss Frances. I've been with
uot io;:g ag > witnessed a strange sign
THE BABB IS PLACED IN THE MASOEIt.
doubt that she would soon I m - found, her nearly eight years, and for her to
It was a slender, refined, well dres.-d
I "Very well, si,-.” she said. "But I
■luce she bad tempted l’rovldeno* by go and treat mo like this- why. It Just was plain enough.
•varn you she I i most tie w -us, and It represent moil, women, goats and oth young woman making her way soul
breaks my heart, sir! I dressed he.
"To think that a girl us level lleude I has been foi'. i, liien her to talk.”
reuiuluiug in town.
er animals, beautiful dowers. Immense toward the Battery with a stalwal
■ She will ii >t I -• calle,1 upon fl talk.” chrysanthemums, giant roses and p-- >- young man chained to her wrist ad
Mr. Graham und Mr. Royce were this afternoon about 2 o'clock, an as Frances Holladay has always been
retorted Mr I.'.r.-•<• enrtly. and with- u;es, lovely dahlias, innvs. monks in full two other e,,u illy stalwart young mil
looking thr<> igb tin- Record article
th e womr.u turned and costume and graceful musical instru who were han ¡cuffed together, wallna
When 1 reached the office, and I ex-. me a little brooch, sir, that she was calities. Yet 1 couldn't but admire her o' t answer
the stair and to her ments. Each figure contains an empty quietly along with her.
plained to them bow the alleged inter tired of. Then she went out for a grasp of things. Here have I been l,d the wa,
view bail been secured. They laughed drive, and al-out nn hour ago cam, thinking she didn't know anything mistress' r m.
The young w inian was Miss Edit
Jar or penata of p -ttery. which is 1.id-
Miss Holl itav was lying hack In a den by the decorations or cos umes of King, a girl belonging l > the staff ofl
together In appreciation of Godfrey's back. 1 went right up to her room to about her business ami didn't care, I- .;
t chair wldi n bandage uliov.t her
Philadelphia detective agency, ij
"Mell?" asked Mr. Royce as the oth Lead, and even in the half light I could colored tissue [laper. most skillfully young men were s ildiers who bad dl
"It seems a pretty ■trong theory." a strange woman came to the door and
I -w changed she was. She seemed goodies and unbreakable toys.
amid our senior, "l'ui Un liued to be
serted from the United States iriJ
her for her maid and wouldn't need me
“Well, she started out by remlndln: much thinner and older and coughed
lleve It myself."
When friends have been inv'ted to a aud the girl detective had traced th,*
me that her property bad
I pointed out bow It explained Mis* wages. And while
posada the house Is decorated with arrested them and herself br-ugl
I stood there, si
Holladay's retl- em e- her refusal to as too dated to move sbe stmt the door her absolutely, to do as she pleased me. Not grief alone. I told myself, evergreens and mosses, /Howers aud them to New York, where sbe turud
with, a point which I, of cot’.i'-e, - on ccrdd have caused tl-ls breakdown: It tinsel iu all the rooms and corridors. them over to the beadquarter« ,-f tj
Hist us In proving an alibi Mr. Royce lu my face. After I'd got over it
ceded. She then weut on to say that was the secret weighing upon her. Mv In one room is the scene hi tli - stable eastern department at Govern -rs I
bit, I begged that I might see Miss she knew of a number of bequests her
“l’rw Isely. As Godfrey said, th* th-- Frances, If only to *ny goodby, bu"
of Bethlehem — the stable yard and land. The agency employing Mi«« Ki*
or.v touches every point of the case she wouldn't see me. She sent wore father laid Intended to make l-elore h.«
servants, the animals, trees and plants, makes a apeclalty of finding de-ertei
According to the old police axiom, that that she wasn't feeling well and death, and' which he would have i. a '<•
of Biblical characters, little toy from the army. Miss King is fr iiicJ
If he had not been cut off so suddenly;
proves It's the right one.”
fountains. AH that money can do to ly placed on their trail—naturally. M
wouldn't be disturbed."
that the bequests were of such a na
Her sob* mastered her again and
beautify the beginning of the “old. old haps. She gains their confidence, ad
she stopped. 1 could see the look of tun- that lie dl-l uot wish bis name t >
is doue aceordiug to tlie taste their capture follows. One of tlie tbrd
appear In them, and that she was going
and means of the host and hostess. men whom she took to Governors I
HE body of Iltram Holladay wa* amazement on our Junior's fade, and to undertake to carry them out anony
Tlie little manger, amid soft lights aud land offered her Sl.dOO to let him ■
placed beside that of bls * if* did not wonder at It. What sudden mously."
draperies, stands ready for the Nino but she refused. She received H
lu bis graulte mausoleum at dislike could her mistress have con
"Well?" asked our Juulor again
aplei-e reward for her captive«.
Woodlawn on the Sunday fol veiled against till* inoffensive aud de-
"Well,” said Mr. Graham slowly
lowing Ida death. Two day* later bis v ;ed creature?
“Ymi say this other maid was a asked me to dispose at once of such of
Miss Bernie Gallaher.
<111, which had t-een drawn up 1-v Mr
forms in another part of the house, and
her securities as I thought best In or
Graham and deposited lu the office stranger?" be asked.
the pilgrim*, or peregrinos, march two
There is one woman in the pboi
"Yes, sir; sh*'d never been in the
■afe, was read aud duly admitted to
and two, led by one who carries the
¡graphing department of the Nat--"
probate. A* was expected, he bad left house before, so far as 1 know. M.** tomorrow night flod.odO In cash a
all bls property, without condition <>r Franc«* brought 1 .-r back with her l_ cool hundred thousand!”
litanies, they go through the bouse, museum in Washington, and her can
reserve, to bls daughter Frances the carriage."
winding iu and out of the rooms and is L. Bernie Gallaher.
"An-! what soi t c* ’o k1 • ivo'u.u
She is the assistant government ph
There were a few bequests to old *erv
HUNDRED thousand dollar»!”
ants, Rogers receiving a handsome leg •her
At last the wanderers stop at the tographer, one of her specialties l-eii
The girl hesft-'te*’.
ejaculated Mr Royce, and sat
acy; about half a million wa* given t
door of tlie room In which Is the man the taking of microscopic pietnrt*-
"She look e, I like a foreigner.
staring at his chief.
various charities In which he bad been
ger. Two voice*, representing Mary task extremely difficult ami ti
"A liuudred thousand dollars!
Interested during bis life, and the, rr sue »aid *1 lual.
and Joseph, In a wailing hymn beg to the eyes. In this department M - *’•
r r «.
That's a good deal for a girl to give
maluder wa* placed at th* absolute may l-e, by die i.. y w<- n...*
be admitted. Voices withlu chant a hther has few equal«. Not long a;
I pricked up my c_. s. T..0 »...
away tn a lump, but sbe can afford it.
disposal of bl* daughter.
Finally a voice announces who the made some pictures of ' ■ d'f
i.t th hat It - tant t Of coarse we've nothing to do but car
We found that bis fortune bad been Ibonght -c
that plead for shelter; then •eashells so small they were '-if*
ry out her instructions. 1 think both of
overeatImat si, as is usually the < a*e both Mr Rsy ' an! rr
thrown open, and the pere visible to the unaideil eye s • bi
“Doe* she resen bl* Ml TToll ’
tts can giiesn w'lat she Intends doing
With men Whose w ealth depends upon
to enter The Babe also a rare skill in making
with the money.”
•Udes for use In stereopticou vie "
the tiio tuatious of the Sheet, but there he a*ked o”'-!:|v
"Mi»» H »•’ - !*■ ’ <•'•.
The government sent it* hea l i-b
The other no Med. I believed that 1
still remained something over four mil
priest, and songs of rejoicing burst
Professor Smillie. to WaJi
could g >e»s too Die money, of conr«,-.
Silt much older-her hair’’ q-
lion for tlie girl a prett
boro. N. C.. to take pl.-ttin-s of ' •' n
e i« intended for the other wom»ll.
t dd is at once that she v
Eight 1. ■"’J
S’ie was not to suffer for her crime aft *'i haw brought the momy you <i«k /or.” gramme, tl-e details varying with the eclipse of the sun
finan the right
1 -r iTilrs 'n our bin!«
were obtained, each alm -st tl ■
er al) Mi«s Holladay seemed to me lu companion noted the charge. too, of fancy of the host.
dal matters would tw a
itlrelT ¡.l.-am-d nt
In din meter, and th«--e Mi«-
no littk- ii.i..u- i- of Nss nung an acces- c'v.r<e—a "ester change j-erhaps than
by our advice. Most of
In a con- nient place the penata is printed. They are said to be he M
her to *!)OW A'H’E »oiy after the fact.
my eyes could perceive— and 1 saw suspended,
wss conducted by our
•eemin* r Justice to any one,
of any of the eclipse photogra-! -
while, o; • ur»e. he to d
"Site se ms really III.” continued our
one* who choose to take part In the
MAR i IA WILLIS CAJII’BELLj
"My dci ■ Mis*
kind* abe wha I r sin- M-nt down word that senior "She look« thinner and quite
W a* e, l lent that Miss Il
I?” said Mr. Royce at last.
btrt «he « -rred
Rl ik •YV aa
ly t<s 1 ..g, toward b in Ii
time, turne. I eround a time or two.
11 when you dressed her?”
little Imp, •ative
Hofei« For Women.
dltuinu u. The whole <>
then given * stick with which to break
••Why. a r," she answered slowly. “I to seek rest and quiet and change of
It Is certain that thore !« ■’ t"
,< leva >uve:-*aut with
wouldn't exactly say she was 111, but
no better paying Investment t?
wish,st -lui suci-ees an,! ’
"When doe« «he go. sir?” asked Mr.
then another tries. When one succeed-? erate priced hotels and re«'n
she seemed troubled about something
’ e »top7
Ì ptlllRl himself to
1 Tbt I think she'tl been crying. She's been Royce in a subdued voice.
So a week or ten day
the cm tent- fall to the floor and a women In all the large citie
•P >ke ajr la it was lu
and crying a g.-od -leal, off and ou, since
-trow, I think gether. Wl-
utmost endeavor of n-
“The day after t
scramble follow* to see who gets the hotels, likewise midence civ ‘
police had *bed no lie
ly In fact, «he
most. In some old families there ar* girls who earn their living, are
her father died, poor tiling," sh* added.
trag-sly, and f-w the g
That «,-nld explain it. certainty, and could talk very little. Sh
evening* when the nnmerous servants Increasing In London They
bad passed into the I-
yet grief for her father might not be to catch cMd- the grip. I
partake of the j--ys of the posada and yield a good dividend are
th,- forgotten, but for
$<• only cause of France* Holladay'* was very bourse. It wou
share In th* souvenirs and refresh crowded and hare a long waltfci
It ren. Uned of uu-lln u.
tueuts prov!'.ed.—Collier's Weekly.
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lea»'’ in ”
Log«' 1 ,Br
I outfit Kolb
Lbt ’hift *'
too. t..i- >u
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Kgrkirg 0Q ’
Leu the saw
L mill r"rt *>
E uot ■ PI"
L, eelit out -
L lie ba
Lt sae seen
L,th »ud H
Lj m some
Mats bi 1' * "
L bottom 0
Ll«u od th<
I Tbe young
Libe mill f
Li been t
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Lain tbia m
[itiiea of th
W. 0. ill
[|- g freni li
Lew high e
toini of d
Motee a pt
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of brick, i
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t. ” by I
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in that i
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