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KASTKHN CLACKAMAS XHWS, TIllltSDAY. OCTOBER 20, 1027
The Recluse of
Fifth A venue
i H WYNDHAM
“ It was,” Malet said. “ He was a
broken-down steeplechaser which hud
been brought out to Mexico City by
an English mining magnate.”
“ What happened to him?”
“ He ran until he dropped dead,“
Malet returned. "I'm not a horseman.
I had no Idea how far or fast a horse
"That’s the thoroughbred strain,“
Barnes said. He passed into a dis
quisition on feats of thoroughbred
horses and dogs. It was a hobby with
“ Is there a thoroughbred strain In
men, too?” Malet asked.
“ You bet there Is,” Barnes said
promptly. “ But the thoroughbred to
the test, and, whether he be man,
horse, or hound, he’ll respond.”
“ Barnes,” Malet began, when the
subject was exhausted, “ haven’t you
yet found out that NIta Is in love with
“ I m p e r t i n e n t puppy,” Barnes
stormed. " I f I'd been In your place
Instead of being cast for a d—d
flunkey, this would never have hap
pened. I'm not sure but you couldn’t
have stopped It if you'd tried.”
"Stopped it?” Malet returned. "You
talk like a fool. I could just as easily
have stretched out a hand and
dammed the Colorado river in flood.
Robin McKlmber’s been a better man
than you have. What have you done
all your days but loaf until you were
so scared of the sight of Lippsky you
took those long hikes which put you
In condition? Don’t scowl at me. I
know’ you could lick me easily, but
that won’t make you worthy of your
daughter, will It?”
Barnes listened to the story that
had been told Mllman and Bradney.
“ What’s the good of telling me
this?” Barnes said. “ Do you suppose
I want to go back to I'eeksklll?”
"You won’t have to. You are six
hundred dollars to the good, your
wardrobe is enlarged, and you’ve Nlta.
Mllman admits that what we have
done leaves us less clean than we
** "1$ won’t hurt me,” suhl Barnes.
“ You wouldn’t notice It on my hide.”
"I'm not approaching you from that
angle,” Malet said craftily. “ I ’m re
minding you that you are winning
success at Nlta’s expense. I’ m not In
th e least doubt about you. With
Bradney and Mllman there was a
much greater chance of defeat.’’
"W hat the devil are you counting
on?” Barnes demanded.
Malet put his arm on the bigger
“ On the thoroughbred strain In you.
I ’m relying on the fact that when the
test comes the thoroughbreds re
He watched Barnes, who sat silent
for almost live minutes. Barnes did
not break the silence until he had
torn up the copious notes he had made
concerning the ranch in California,
over which he knew now he would
" I ’ll do what the others want me
to,” he said.
have got out of our ruts. We were
all plodding along deep furrow’s, see
ing nothing nheud. I hud almost for
gotten the villa outside Florence until
I saw it mentioned In Loddon’s hill.
We shall live very comfortably in a
house built on a meadow that Dante
once owned. My cousin, poor lady,
essayed to model In clay, and there is
an excellent studio. For Barnes there
will be a change— and Chianti. Brad
ney shall write a book or do what he
chooses. I urn not to be left alone.
I have come, after years of isolation,
to depend on you.”
He broke oft’
abruptly us Nlta came In.
“ Well, my dears,” she said, “ what
plot huve I Interrupted? I cume to see
why the coffee was getting cold down
“ We are on our way to Florence,”
C H A P T E R XIII
Floyd Malet’s movements for the
next few days were rapid and success
ful. He found himself for the first
time In the city of Rochester. The
McKimbers had u big place in Its most
fashionuble residence section, a city
block of it w’here most were contented
with a hundred-foot frontage.
Robin McKlmber on his way from
the works to his home was passed
swiftly by a man of middle size whose
curriuge seemed familiar. The stran
ger did not observe the scrutiny.
Robin felt he was not deceived; the
bogus viscount had shorn off his mus
tache and Imperial. He had now' a
brisker way of walking. Actually,
Robin noted, the Impostor whistled
Floyd Malet felt a harsh grip on his
arm. He was spun around to stare
A French M anservant Adm itted Him .
Into the cold face of young McKlm
“ Well,” said McKlmber, “ how Is
jour friend, the duchess of Green-
Malet knocked again at Bradney’s Cheese?”
“ Much better,” said Malet, undis
“ Barnes has come through,” he said, turbed. “ She can now sit up and
smiling. “ I know you despise men drink in the view.’*
given over to sport and athletics, hut
“ D— n it !” Robin exploded. “ Don’t
when It comes to a showdown they shake hands with me.”
have the right kind of heart. God
“ I cume to your fair city for no
protect me from a world governed by other purpose. I want to see your
intellect. Good night.”
father at once.”
“ My father Isn’t well,*’ said Robin.
Next morning Malet went Into Mil-
“ He doesn’t see strangers.*’
man’s room before breakfast.
“ He will see me,” said Floyd Malet
“ Before you say anything,” he be
airily, “ because I bring him hack his
gan, “ I may as well tell you that
youth, ids reputation, and his future.”
Barnes Is on my side, and Bradney
By this time they had come to the car
ready to do what you say.”
which Robin had parked by the curb.
“ I thought they would be,” said Mil-
“ If this Is your automobile, let us lose
man. “ I have not slept, and I tried
In vain to convince myself you were no time.”
“ Look here,” said Robin, “ you de
wrong. I give In. i have had a great
deal of figuring to do to meet the liberately lied to me about Miss
changed conditions. Tell me, how Brown’s address. I cabled to Kng-
would you like to live just outside land and Lady Horsham had never
heard *»f Mis« Agatha Brown.”
"I didn’t give you her aunt’s ad
“ You ask me, a sculptor, how 1
dress,” said Malet. "I referred you
should like to live there, near the Bar
to a duchess traveling In Tuscany."
gello and the UtflzlT”
“ Her aunt?” Robin cried.
“ I did not tell you, I think, of my
“ The countess of Horsham Is the
villa there. It lies on the hills to the
west of the city and overlooks the aunt of the lady we will call for the
gardens of the Villa Palmier!. It has moment Miss Agatha Brown.
about twenty rooms, and was well fur spoke truly in not having heard of
nished. The gardens are productive such a person."
“ I’ve got to know more about tills,”
and charming. Years ago 1 gave It to
a distant cousin. She died recently, Robin exclaimed.
“ You will not while you grip my
and It comes to me again. I And.
after settling my affairs, there will be arm like that. I have come to see
enough for us all to live comfortably your father. Until I do see him I
In Italy, where the exchange rate fa shall not say any more.”
Ten minutes later Malet was In Mc-
vors us very much.”
"I don’t understand you," stam Klmber’s private room. The man who
mered Malet. Was this Indication was now working as Raxon dictated
that Peter Mllman had deliberately showed very markedly his depression.
“ I think I’d better see you alone,”
thrown away this New York home?
*‘I sent Sneed to Nita's room with Malet suggested.
“ Why?" said McKlmber slowly. “ My
a request that she would give me five
minutes after you left last night. You soil Is my full partner In everything.”
“ Kven In your St. Louis affairs?”
were quite right. I shall always re
“ I don’t know what you have to do
member you were the first one of us
to do the right thing. I could never with St. Louis, but he knows every
!p p in this house happily knowing thing that happened to me there."
“This simplifies matters very much,”
that to do so was the price of her
unhappiness. I am growing older, hut said Malet. “ Now, gentlemen. If you
will listen carefully, you will hear a
1 do net think I hid growing tdtterer
most enthralling story, the first essay
H is sometimes hotter not to succeed
Ptihapa our reward may be thut we in serious crime of men hitherto un
FARMER KILLED AND
BODY LEFT TO HOGS
’ Lesson ’
Flimsy Motive for Crime
Seen by Officials.
(B y R E V I* M. m z W A T E » , D D.. Dean
M oody B ib le In s titu te o f Chlc&KO.)
(© . 1927, by U’ eutern N ew s p a p e r U n ion .)
Copyright In the United Suite«
W .N L Serrtoe
C H A P T E R XII— Continued
Improved Uniform International
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Lesson for October 23
T H E C A LL O F T H E
distinguished In the crook’s Who’s
LESSON T E X T — I K in g * 19:19, 10;
When the recital had ended a new Amos 7:10-15; Isa. «1 - 8 .
O LD E N T E X T — I heard the voice o f
McKlmber stared Into Malet’s eyes.
It seemed that he had shed years. In the L ord saying:, W hom shall 1 send,
and who w ill g o fo r us? Then I said,
place of depression was hope and a H ere am I, send me.
P R IM A R Y T O P IC — God Chooses I I I .
McKlmber senior had an Iron grip. Helpers.
“ Young man,*’ he said to Malet, and ice. U N IO R T O P IC — God s C all to S erv
subtly flattered him, “ never yet has
IN T E R M E D IA T E A N D S E N IO R T O P
anyone done me a good turn and lost IC— Spirit o f the Volunteer.
YOUNG P E O P L E A N D A D U L T T O P
by It. This goes for you und the
others.” He turned to his son and IC— The Need fo r Modern Prophets.
commanded him to get three numbers
A prophet Is one who speaks forth
on the long-distance wire. “ I ’m Inter- ! the message of unother. A prophet
ested In Peter Milman’s association may foretell events, but his primary
with Brewer. Maybe I can get some business Is to speak forth God s mes
thing back out of the wreck. But sage.
don’t tell him that y e t When can I i I. The Call of Elisha (1 Kings
see him and the rest?”
“ We thought If you could be at Mil-
1. His occupation. He seems to
man’s place three nights hence we
have been a well-to-do fanner, as
would arrange to have Raxon there.
there were twelve yoke of oxen In
Bradney and I have staged rather a
service when God called him. It was
pretty little scene. Of course, Raxon
while engaged In his common duty
won’t expect to see you or anyone but
that he received the divine call.
2. How he was called. Elijah cast
“ Can I come?*’ Robin McKlmber
his mantle upon him as he passed by.
. asked anxiously’.
II. The Call of Amos (Amos 7:10-
“ I think It might be arranged,”
10 ) .
Malet smiled. He could say no more,
1. Ills occupation (v. 14). lie was
because McKlmber bombarded him
a herdsman and gatherer of sycamore
with questions and made innumer
able notes. He was a shrew’d and
2. He was a prophet, not by suc
hard-headed man. Malet took the mid
cession nor trained in the prophetic
night train hack to New York feeling
he had made a friend. Robin’s changed
3. God called him from his humble
attitude was amusing. He listened
life to stand before the king. God Is
with the greatest deference to Malet’s
remarks and thrust something Into , not straitened for helpers. He raises
up workers from unexpected quarters,
his hands as he boarded the truln.
“ Thank you,’* Malet said, “ but I dlls them with His Spirit and sends
don’t deserve a tip.”
I I I . The Call of Isaiah (Isa. 6:1-8).
“ It’s a letter for her.” Robin flushed
1. Isaiah's vision of the Lord (vv.
1-4). No one's ministry will ever he
On Thursday evening, which was for | fruitful until he has hud a vision of
ever afterward memorable In the lives I the Lord.
of Peter Milman’s guests, Paul Raxon ! (1) He saw the Lord on Ills throne
walked down Fifth avenue wondering (v. 1). The supreme need of a serv
for what purpose he had been asked ! ant of God Is to have a vision of Him,
to confer with the recluse. Over the even to see Him on His throne. Just
telephone Mllman had said it was a now. perhaps as never before, we
matter of urgent import and had to do j need a vision of the enthroned Lord,
with his political ambitions.
Ordl- I as the awful durkness Is settling down
narily Raxon would have suspected | upon the world.
(2) He saw the Seraphim abovs
danger, but not where Peter Mllman
(vv. 2, 3). Their standing indicated
The Mil mans had been a great fam that they were In readiness to do Ills
ily intermarried with those who bidding. Their equipment with six
wielded immense financial power. wings showed their ability to execute
Their prestige was undoubted in New the divine will. In the divine pres
York. Perhaps Peter Mllman, brood ence, one pair was needed to veil the
ing over his misfortunes, had some head from the divine glory, one puir
scheme to utilize the influence of his veiled the feet which had been soiled
kin. The message was given In such In contuct with the world, while the
a way as to enlist Raxon’s lively third pair was suspended In midair
interest. It w*as Impossible to think waiting to depart on the divine er-
of a visit to this austere mansion as rnnd. As they waited in Ills pres
ence their continued cry was “ Holy,
In any sense perilous.
A French manservant admitted him. holy, holy."
He saw manifestations of
The financier was shown Into a splen
did drawing room. The brilliant group majesty (v. 4). As the holy ones
which Malet had done many years be cried the very doorposts moved and
fore took Raxon’s eye immediately, the temple was filled with smoke.
although he was Ignorant of the sculp Smoke Indicates the divine presence
tor’s name. lie was examining the In anger (Ex. 10:8; 20:18).
2. Isaiah's conviction of sin (v. 6).
group closely wiien Peter Mllman en
tered. Raxon looked at hi in Intently. When he got a vision of the holy God
He saw a slim man of late middle age he was smitten with a sense of sin.
wearing the correct garb for the eve The reason that men think well of
ning. There was a coldness about themselves Is that they have never
Face to face with the
Peter Mil man’s manner that was not seen God.
reassuring. It was ulmost as if the Lord, Isaiah saw himself as wholly
presence of Raxon were an offense. vile. He realized that he had sinned
Mil man looked toward the sculptured In speech, and If in speech, then In
heart, therefore the cry of despair.
“ I see you are Interested In th at’’
3. Isaiah cleansed from sin (vv. 8,
“ I am,” Raxon responded. “ Who 7). Having been convicted of and
confessed his sin, n burning coal was
“ One who should have been our sent from the nltnr which purged
greatest sculptor hut for an unjust ac away his sin. His penitential guilt
cusation which ruined him.” Mllman was forgiven and removed.
saw Raxons eyes narrow. “ Floyd
4. Isaiah's call (v. 8). His call
from God did not come until after
“ Malet?” Raxon repeated slowly, as his cleansing. The purged soul Is tho
If searching his memory. “ Oh yes, I soul ready for the Lord’s service.
think I call his case to mind. Wasn’t
5. Isaiah's dedication (v. 8). As
he mixed up In a studio orgy where a soon as he was cleansed he quickly
woman was killed, or died under mys responded for service. The one who
has been sanctified and made meet for
“ Something of the sort,” Milnmn an the Master's service readily responds
swered. He pointed to a seat. “ Please to the call of God. He did not w ilt to
sit down, Mr. Raxon.”
see the end from the beginning, but
“ I’m wondering what you can pos freely gave himself up to that service.
sibly have to say to me.’*
6. Isaiah’s commission (vv. 9-13).
Peter Mllman smiled.
Because of the unpromising outlook,
“ I’m quite sure you are. It has to Isaiah shrank from Ids responsibility.
do with your political future mainly. He saw the people steeped In selfish
It seems you wish to go to the senate ness, but In spite of that the Lord
from this state. My grandfather was assured him that their blindness and
a senator for many years, and I still sin would not continue forever. The
retain an interest in politics.”
people would go on In sin. he taken
"You didn’t ask me to call Just to Into cnptlvlty, and the land left deso
hear that,” Raxon said bluntly.
late; but as the oak. after shedding.
“There Is more to come, much Its leaves Is for a time apparently
lifeless, yet It retains Its substance
The door opened and Fleming Brad and so can manifest its life, the
ney came In. He had been compelled prophet Is given to see under this
to shave off his few days’ growth of figure that despite the deadness of
beard. Raxon looked up at him, ! the nation a remnant shall he saved.
The holy seed of the kingdom shall
(T O BE C O N T IN U E D .)
come to fruitage In the Inst days.
P rep a ra tion T im e
The Highest Energy
If we are indeed here to perfect and
complete our own natures, and grow
larger, stronger, anil more sympathetic
against some noble carter in the fu
ture. wo had all best bestir ourselves
to the utmost while we have the time.
To equip a dull, respectable person
with wings would he hut to make a
parody of an angel.
Life Is the soul's nursery—Its train
1 ing place for the destinies of eternity.
- W . M. Thackery.
W h e n O ld A g e A rrive*
Praying and Living
I “ Prayer Is the very highest energy
I of which the human heart is capable.“
Old Mge doos not begin till our re | He who prays as he ought will en-
grets outweigh our hopes.—Boston leavor to ll-e us he ought.—Owen.
Hot Springs, S. D.—Has a twenty
ycur old hoy, born und ruised on a
South Dakota farm, walked to the
home of a neighbor three times Ids
age, a ina i of reserved, peaceable hab
its, and ut the edge of the man's own
corn field, in broad daylight, killed
him with u shotgun und left his body
to be mangled by hogs released from
their adjoining pasture. And Ims this
crime been commuted, not from any
one of the three ordinary motives, for
money, love or revenge, but merely
to gain possessiou of u truck and a
The supposition seems Incredible.
Vet Gerald Bowker, twenty years
old, slight, round faced, boyish appear
ing, Is In Jail at Hot Springs, charged
with the murder of Fred Tisner, fifty-
eight, a bachelor, whose home Is a
few miles from that of Bowker's par-
ents, highly respected farm folk who
live near the village of Oral, on the
prairies lying along the east side of
the Black hills of South Dakota.
Trailed and Arrested.
Bowker was followed by officers
who started on his trail us soon us
the mutilated body of Tisner had been
discovered, several days after his
death, and was arrested by the side
of the girl wife whom he married
last June. They were riding on n
truck bearing the license number of
Tlsner's truck. And In the truck were
a shotgun and a rifle, the latter
corresponding to the description of
one Tisner always kept In Ills house.
Fred Tisner wns a bachelor who,
German born, cumo to America when
seventeen years old, worked on farms
in Iowa and about 20 years ago came
to the southwestern part of South
Dakota to “ take up a homestead.'' He
had tilled his ground, raised some
stock, helped a sister back In Iowa
who was left a widow with eleven
children to bring up, and had In the
years of Ills hard work, accumulated
But this year he had 90 hand of
hogs which he was getting ready for
market. They were kept In a pas
ture at one end of which was a shed,
not far from Ids house. Near the
house, also, wns Ids cornfield nnd far
ther away his hay land.
Friday, August 20, Fred Tisner was
seen by one of Ids neighbors about
noon, driving a load of hay toward
his house. He was never again seen
alive, so far as Is known, except by
the one who killed him.
The Tisner buildings stand on a
rise of ground nnd are visible for a
considerable distance from several di
rections. But no one saw any un
usual happenings about the place. No
one knew that n tragedy had occurred
at the quiet little farm until August
20, when a neighbor, Bert Thompson,
came up to the house on his way to
look after some of Ids rattle. On the
edge of the cornfield, 50 yards nr so
from the house, lay Fred Tlsner’s
Rifle Is Missing.
The gate, made of three boards
which slipped Into slots, had been let
down. Hogs had entered from their
pasture nnd the body wns mutilated
almost beyond recognition. On the
hoards of the gate were blood stains.
On the broken handle of a pitchfork
firmly fixed in the haystacks were
more blood stains. And In the clest
of Tisner's body, when physician nnd
coroner examined It, were not less
than 25 wounds made by bullets from
In the stable were Tisner’s four
horses harnessed. From the shed be
tween two corn cribs Ids light truck,
always kept there, wns missing And
from his house was missing the .22
caliber riflle which he was known to
keep there habitually.
That was about nil there wns to he
teamed on the place.
soon heard of a truck answering the
description of Tlsner's which had
passed along a road leading east, to
ward the Bndhftids.
On the second day of the pursuit
the truck was overtaken. In It were
the hoy nnd girl couple. Bowker de
clared he Imd traded for the truck
with a stranger nnd wns on Ids way
to a locality called Cony Table to do
trucking, lie had no money on him
and had stopped a day on the trip to
work for money with which to buy
gasoline. In the truck were a rifle
and a shotgun.
Rowker nnd Ids wife were brought
to Hot Springs nnd Bowker put In
Jail. His wife, questioned by officers,
told that she was with her parents at
Buffalo Gap when her husband came
for her late In the day of August 20 nnd
brought with him the truck he said he
had traded for. They then started for
Bowker wns arraigned for murder
and is held without ball.
English Girls Heavy
Eaters, but Keep Thin
London.—English girls eat more
than American girls, according to n
London hotel nnd restaurant manager.
"The American woman does not or !
der a luncheon—Just a sandwich, a
little chicken perhaps, and nlways i
Iced coffee or Iced water," he says.
"The English girl Is sensible; she
ones heartily and sometimes more
than a man.”
The city stenographer who fed on ]
currant buns and water has disap
peared. he thinks. The London girl
sits down to a proper meal. Although
she eats more, she still keeps slim.
KING’S DERBY HAT
Headpiece From Fire.
Bangkok, Slam— King Slsownth of
Cnmbodlu Las died, leaving behind
him the most expensive hat in the
world. Cumbodln Is n French protec
torate which once was u corner of
King Slsowath Inherited from t.(c
brother u brown derby which was val-
ued at $100,000, because of a huge
knob of diamonds which udorned Its
top, and he wore it on many stute oc
According to royul custom the hut
should have been burned upon the
death of Us first owner, hut one of
his numerous widows uppeuled to
King Slsowath to suve it from ex
tinction becuuse she admired It so.
The new king gratified her wish.
More than 500 widows survive the
monarch—more than mourned the
death of King Solomon.
He visited Purls before the war
accompanied by 200 of his wives, and
wearing red shoes, u dress coat and a
battered operu hut which he soon re
placed with his favorite bowler.
“ The French women,” he said,
“ continually Interrupt their husbands’
conversation without fear of punish
On his wuy to France the monarch
becume seasick. That worried him,
for he could not understand why a
king should be seasick like common
One day he became concerned about
his whereabouts after seeing nothing
but water for a number of days. He
sent for the captain of the boat, who
assured him that they would sight land
the next day. They did sight land the
next day, und Ids majesty was so
pleased that he ordered a special hymn
of Joy to he sung for Buddha.
Ills surprise at the captain’s “ pre
diction” coming true was so great
that he decorated him with a Cam
bodia order, observing at the same
time, with a touch of hauteur, that It
was strange the captuln knew where
Ids ship was while Ills majesty did not.
King Slsowath was said to he the
oldest monarch In the world, and to
have been horn In 1840. lie succeeded
to the throne of his brother. King
Norodom, In 1904.
Ancient Roman Kitchen
Found in Great Britain
dating back to tho time when the
British Amazonian Queen Ilnadieea
rose in revolt, have been brought to
light near here.
Excavations on the site of the Ro-
man villa ill Ashstcnd wood, discov
ered by A. Lowther, two years ago,
have shown that underneath and ex
tending beyond the renr of the build
ing are the walls of mi earlier struc
ture. From the manner In which It
was built nnd the style of the mate
rial used It Is considered that It was
destroyed about 00 A. D., or the
period of the rising of Boadicea. The
latter building probably dates to the
time of Hadrian, 130 D. D„ nnd re-
i allied, to judge from the latest finds
of pottery, until at least 250 A. D.
The latest discoveries Include a
kitchen with an oven tiled at the side
and connected at tho bottom full o f
charcoal, an ennmel bronze brooch
with the design of a dolphin on It,
two blue glass beads, n silver coin o f
Hadrian, and a small head of a swnu
Berlin Eases Passport
Rules for Americans
Berlin.—To facilitate the entry into
Germany of those Americans traveling
In Europe who make up their mind at
the Inst moment to come to tills coun
try, the German passport department
has tentatively Instructed the princi
pal frontier stations at Renthelm, Alx-
In-Clinpelle, Kohl nnd Basel, to allow
all Americans equipped with n pass
port, nnd against whom there are no
formal objections, to pass the border
into Germany, even without a regular
This measure, however. Is merely an
experiment to continue In effect until
October 30 of this year, when the au
thorities will determine If n sufficient
number of Americans have availed
themselves of this prerogative to war
rant the permanent adoption of such a
Jersey City, N. J.—Because she
mnde her own clothes nnd neither
smoked nor drank. Mrs. Ida Wagner
declares her husband, George P. Wag
ner, Jeered at her for not being “ mod
ern" nnd finally deserted her.
Germs’ Spread Feared; g
Ex-Hospital to Burn
Edmonton, England— A dis
used hospital In the populous
downtown district here has been
ordered burnt hy the city health
authorities, who fear that If the
structure were razed in any oth
er way germs might escape.
About twenty-five years ago a
smallpox epidemic raged here
nnd since then »he hospital ha«
been used as a storage place for
Health officers said that If the
building wns pulled down germs
might escape through the womi