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A TALE 0F(
IN. THE TIME. OF
BN HOLDER Ml AND I PARREL OF THE BLESSED ISLES, . ; k
. KEENNO UP, WITH LIZZIE. ETC, ETC - : - , e 4
cofmoiff WNCROWiycKRtMk mwo
i BART HEARS SOME STARTLING
'; Synopsis. Barton Baynes. an orphan,
p1wm!v Bnvnea. and his Aunt Deel on
neighborhood called Lickltysplit, about the year 1826. He meets Sally
Dunkelberg, about Jils own age, but , socially of a class above the
Bayneses, and is fascinated by her pretty face and fine clothes. Barton
also meets Bovng Kate, known in the neighborhood as v the "'Silent
Woman. Amos Grlmshaw, a young son of the richest man in the town
ship js a visitor at the Baynes home and Boving Kate tells the boys
fortunes, predicting a bright future for Barton and death on the gallows
frAmos. Barton meets Silas Wright, Jr., a man prominent Jn public
affairs, who evinces much interest In the boy. Barton learns of the
power of money when Mr. Grlmshaw threatens to take the Baynes farm
unless a note which he holds is paid. Now in his sixteenth year, Bar
ton, on his way to the post office at Canton, meets a stranger and they
ride together. They encounter a highwayman, who shoots and kills the
stranger. ; Barton's horse throws. him and runs away. As the murderer
brads over the ; stranger Barton throws a stone, which he observes
wounds the thief, who makes off at once. A few weeks later Bart leaves
borne ta enter Michael Hacket's school at Canton.
CHAPTER VI 1 1 Continued. r
TTbere comes Colonel Hand," said
3Xrs. Hacket as she looked out of the
window. rThe poor lonely Whig! He
has nothing to do these days but sit
around the tavern.'
Colonel Hand was a surly-looking
xno beyond ' middle age, with large
yes that -showed signs of dissipation.
Tie had a small, dark tuft beneath his
fcnrer lip and thin, black, untidy hair.
FWhat do ye think has happened?"
fee asked as he looked down upon us
Trlth a majestic movement of his hand.
Crlmshaw, -. has . been - arrested . and
Irtmght to jail for-murder. ;,
vPtor murder? asked Mr. and Mrs.
Hacket in one breath. - .
"Fr,bloody . murder,' sir' the colonel
went oax t was the shooting of, that
ooan fai the town oV Ballybeen a few
weeks agDv Things have come to a
Wttj pass In this country, I should
aay. .Talk about .law and order; we
dant know , what it . means here and
why should we? The party, in power
ft-avowedly opposed to it yes, sir. It
fias fastened upon bribery and corrup
fflon. Da -you . thir.k that -the son o
Ben . Grlmshaw , will Teceive punish
ment even If he Is proved guilty? Not
at all. He will be protected you mark
He bowed and left us. When the
tfoar&ad closed behind him Mr. Hacket
aid-- Y,':y . v ,: .
"Another victim horned by the
Snapdragon I . : If a man were to be
lain - by a bear back in the woods
Cfolooel Hand would look for-guilt In
tk (position party. Michael Henry,
whatever the truth may be regarding
Ste- poor boy in Jail, we are in no way
wsponsIbTe.- Away with sadness!
What Is that?A v - '
, 3, Mr Hacket inclined his ear aud then
adcfeoTr "Michael Henry says hat he
anay be innocent and that we had bet
ter g and see, if, we can help him.
2tas 1 hadnt thought o that. Had
o,w the girl anjswered.
' "We must be letting Mike go ahead
f,va always," said her father. Yoii
mw the crime,; I believe," turning to
J told them all I knew it It
"Upon my word, I like yoa, my
IrsTe lad, said the schoolmas1er.I
Aeard of all this and decided that you
weald be a help to Michael Henry and
at creditable student. Come, . let jos
a. and pay our compliments to the
senator. .f -j., ., ' . . '.. -.( .
The schoolmaster and I went ove
o Mr. Wrights house a white, frame
tending which had often been pointed
: wt to roe. ,
- Mrs. Wright, a fine-looking lady who
et us at the door, said that the sen-
alor had gone over to the mill with his
We've plenty of time and we'll wait
loir him,', said the schoolmaster.
' 1 see him!" said little John as he
asNlrtath ran to the gate and down
rongh plank walk to meet him."
, We saw. him coming a little way
' wa the " street In; his shirt-sleeves
with his. barrow in front of him.' He
chopped and lifted little John in his
ros, and- after a moment, put him
town and1 embraced Buthi it ; K
. "Well, I see ye s till love' the tender
Kabrace o' the wheelbarrow," said Mr.
IXictet as we approached the senator.
' ily' embrace" Is the 1 tenderer of the
two," tl!e latter laughed -with a look
ci fcishands. '" v""
tie recognized me and seized my
two hands; and shook them as he said :
'pon my wbrd( here is my friend
Cfut. ; J -I was not' looking for you here."
ne put his hand 'on cy, head,-now
Signer thaii his shoulder, and3 said f
. uui. luuKmg ipr you nere. ,
'',Uked;ih)btit;in7rautit arid uncle
, atfid !ferpressed Joy at' learning that I
- was Wrtf "under Mr? Hacket. ,: -y
; l shall l)e here for a,' number of
tyiciaf he said, "and t shall wairt "to
; -j. 'it
NEWS ABOUT THE SON OF
goes to live with his uncle,
a Tarra on itairieroaa, in a
see you often. Maybe we'll go hunt
ing some' Saturday." -:
We bade him good morning and he
went on with his wheelbarrow, which
was loaded, I remember, with stodt
sacks of meal and flour?
We went to the school at half past
eight What a thrilling place It was
with its 78 children and Its three
rooms. ; How noisy they vwere as they
waited In the schoolyard for the bell
to ring ! I stood by the doorslde look
lng j very foolish, I dare eay, for 1
knew not what to do with myself. My
legs encased . in the tow breeches felt
as If they were on fire. I saw that
most of , the village boys wore bought
en clothes and fine .boots. I looked
down : at my own leather and was a
tower of shame on a foundation of
greased cowhide , Sally Dunkelberg
came in with some other girls and pre
tended not to see me. That was the
hardest blow I suffered. ' if Mr--::
Among the handsome, well-dressed
boys of thevillage was Henry Wills
the boy who; had stolen my water
melon, had 'never . forgiven him for
that or Xpr the killing of my little hen.
The bell -rang anJ we marched, into
the big room,- while a - fat girl with
crinkly hair played, oxi a melbdeon.
Henry and. another boy tried to shove
me out -of line and a big paper wad
struck the side of my head as we were
marching in and after we were seated
a cross-eyed, freckled girl In a red
dress made a face at me. - 4
It was, on the whole, the unhappiest
day of my life. During recess
slapped a boy's face for calling me a
rabbit and the two 'others who came
I Saw a Face and Figure Behind the
Grated Door of One of These Ceils.
to help him went away full of fear
and, astonishment for I had ; the
strength of a young moose In me those
days. After that they began to make
friends with me. ' .'- ' ''H ,.,r "'i.j'; :.;-
In the noon hour a man came. to me
In the schoolyard, with a subpena for
the examlnatipq of Amos Grlmshaw
and ; explained Its" meaning! " '
While X was . talking with thl man
Sally passed me walking with anof her
girl and said: . J : ' v - i i
j: "HelloV Bart I", - .Ylti
; I observed that Henry Wilis Joined
hem and walk. dowri thetreet at
the side of Sally1 r iot my first bans
I of Jealousy then. : r . ;
: , yynen scnooi was .out that after
riobri Mr.. Hacked said I. oould huve an
hour to see5 the slghts pf Jthej village
so I set out feeling much depressed.
I .walked: toward the' house of . ' Mir.
Wright and saw. him digging potatoes
in the garden ! and went In. I ' kteW
I that he was my friend.
how "'do yoti ' W&
school ?Tfce 'asked:
"Not very well I answeredv ;t K
"Ofcourse'ibtJ It'$newft3' yoo
now;andyou ss dur aunt and
uncle Stick' to it v iYoull maker
friends:ahd'gt Ixrcstejl befpe lonr.:
"I want to go home," I declared.
"Nblet'slook at thcjumpaai?Iie
suggested "Toli'r lpstfbr a4mihute,
and like all los:peopte IroutreeS
the wrong way pon't b4 misled by
selfishness 'Forget what you wanl : to
do arid thlnk::of: what we want Vdu:io
do. JWe want you to make a' man of
yourself. " You must d i4t for,he sake
ofi those dear people, who hrivedone
so much for your erneedleiuts
toward ' the schMlhouse yonder.!' ; ,
He went oa with his wor axid as I
walked away I understood that the
needle he referred to 'was my icon
science. y::t ' V"-; : j ':--:'
I went about my chores.- There was
to. be no more; wavering: 1n my con?
duct At thev supper table Mr: Hacket
keptus laughing with songs and Jests
and -stories. The . boy I J dhn, ; having
beeh reproved for rapid eating; hurled
his spoon upon flo.v, ; 4 ,r .
"Those in favbx c ls pUnUhiint
I remember that we had v a divided
hous on that important question. . . : - s
The schoolmaster said : "Michael
Henry swishes him to be forgiven on
promise of better conduct but for the
next offense he 6hall ride the bad
This meant lying for a painful mo
ment across his father's knee.
The promise- was given and our
merrymaking - resumed. The district
attorney, whom I had met; before,
came to see me after supper and asked
more questions and advised me to talk
with no one about the shooting with
out his consent Soon he went away,
and after I had learned my lessons
Mr. Hacket said: . ,K
"Let us walk up to the Jail ; and
spend a few minutes with Amos." '
We hurried to the Jail. , The sheriff.
a stout-Duut, Biern-iacea man, admit
ted us. y: -.-Cr-.'Yf'Y
"Can we see the Grlmshaw boy?
Mr. Hacket inquired. ;
"I guess so, he answered as he
lazily rose from his chair and took
down a bunch of large keys which had
been hanging on the wait "His fa
ther has Just left' , 1 - -
' He spoke in a low, solemn tone
which impressed me deeply as he put
a lighted candle in . the ' hand of , the
schoolmaster. He led us through a
door Into a narrow corridor. He thrust
a big key into the lock of a heavy iron
grating and threw it open and bade us
step In. . We entered an Ill-smelling
stone-floored room with a number of
cells against its rear wall. He locked
the door behind us. 1 saw a face anil
figure In the dim candle light behind
the grated door of one of these cells.
How lonely and dejected and helpless
was the expression of that figure! The
sheriff went to the door and un
locked 'it ' ' " - ' :
"Hello, Grlmshaw," he Bald sternly.
"Step out here." '
It all went' to my heart the man
ners of the sheriff so like the cold Iron
of his keys and doors the dim candle
light the pale, frightened, youth who
walked toward us. We shook his hand
and he said that he was glad to see
us. I saw the scar under his left ear
and reaching, out upon his cheek.
which my stone had made, and knew
that he bore the mark of Cain. ,
He asked if he could , see me alone
and the sheriff shook his head and said
sternly : . . : : Y.y, .. . : ;
."Against the ruW" - ?
"Amos, Tve a boy o my own an I
feel for ye," said the schoolmaster.
"I'm going to come here, now and
then, to cheer ye up and bring ye some
books to read. If there's any word
of advice I can give ye let me know.
Have ye a lawyer?" .
"There's one coming tomorrow."
"Don't say a word about the case,
boy, to anyone but your lawyer -mind
that'-' , . v ; ; ; ,
We left him and went to .pur home
and beds, I to spend half the night
thinking of my discovery, since which.
for some reason, I had no doubt ot
the guilt of Amosy but I spoke not of
it to anyone and the secret worried
me. , '. ;;' V' ' 'J,J '..
, Next morning on my way to school
4 passed a scene more stranee and
memorable than any in my long ex
perience. I saw the shabby figure of
old Benjamin Grlmshaw walking ' in
the side path. His hands were In his
pockets, his eyes bent upon the ground,
his lips moving as If he were in deep
thpught Roving Kate, the ragged,
silent woman who, for the fortune of
Amos, had drawn a gibbet, the shadow
of which was now upon him, walked
slowly behind the money lender point-
ing at him with her, bony, forefinger.
Her stern eyes watched him as the cat
watches when Its prey is near It. She
did not notice, me. - Silently, her feet
wrapped In rags, she walked behind
me , man,; always , pointing at him.
W hen he stopped she stopped. When
he resumed his slow progress she fol-,
lowed. It thrilled me, partly . because
I had begun to believe in the weird,
mysterious power of- the Silent Wom-ac,-
1 had twenty, minutes to , spare
a nd so I, turned into the s caaln street
behind and close by them. , I saw him
siop - ana buy some, .crackers, and4 an
apple and a piece of cheese. ; Mean
while she stood pointing at hint " He
saw, but, gave, no heed to her. He
walked along the f street In front ' of
mow: patiently; she -followed t . . - rt
: I started for the big schoolhousW and
a number of - boys Joined me with
4 Sally ranpast -6 wlth thai? low
lived Wills boyi who1 carried her books
for her;; His father had gone into the
groc&ry business aad Henry were
ibougt ten- cloihsa.- T eauianx; ten oaay
how mean lie was. jl was angry ana-,
iippidod not to sneak , to her until she
spokeTWlne. $ x-'got raioiig 'better ?in;
school, yaltho: - tere was - Some tlt-
teriar' when ' T feclted; probably - be-
cawe I hada broaderrrfllaiect;and big
crer boots than the boys In the village.
cHAPTrnf ix.; y -
Meet -President Van Burn? and
Crocs-Examinedi 6y ' Mr. Grlmshaw.'
The ' days ' went easier after-- that .
The 'boys. i took me, Into thetr lay and'
some of them : were most friendly
bad a swift , foot .arid $ good eye as
well as aVstrbng : arm;; and could hold
my' own . at ithree old cat a kind of.
baseball which ;: we played In the
schoolyard.1 Saturday - came. A we
were sitting down at ;the table that
riiorrilrig the younger children clung
to the Joaees ox miu, j juacKetana
begged him to take them up the river
in aboat -yW,
- i"Good Lord 1 ' WMt wUt thou.give
me : when J grow , childless he ex
claimed, with his arms around them.
"That "was "the questlpri of Abraham,
and It often comes tovme.- Of course
we shaU go.i But hark U Xet us hear
what the green chair ha v to say. : i
: There was a moment of silence and
then he went on with a merry laugh.
"Right ye are,"; Michael Henry ! You
are always right'. my boy G,od bless
your soul ! We shall take Bart with
us an doughnuts an cheese an cook
ies an dried meat for all." :
From that moment I date the, be?
ginning of my love for the occupant
of the green chair in the home of Mi
chael Hacket. Those ood people were
Catholics and; I a Protestant and yet
this Michael Henry always; insisted
upon the most', delicate consideration
for my faith; and feelings. " ' ; ;
r "I v promised to spend , the morning
in the field with Mr! Wright If I may
have your: consent sir," I said, f
"Then we shall; console t ourselves
knowing that you 'are in better con
pany," said Mr. Hacket 5 '
Mr. Dunkelberg called at the housa
In Ashery lane to - see me after
breakfast"' v.'.';' vva'::'-'";
"Bart, if you wili come, with me l
should like to order some store clothes
and boots for' you,' he said In his
squeaky voice. 1 " '
For a moment I knew not how to
answer him. Nettled as I had been by
Sallys treatriient of me, the offer was
like rubbing ashes on the soreness of
my. spirit v.,' ;!J 7"'.:.'.";" ". ,
I blushed and surveyed my garments
and said: 'CV'''iy-.'''Y-'s:-'-"I
guess I look pretty bad, dont I?
"You look all right but I thought
iriaybe you would feel better in softer
raiment, especially. If you care : to go
around much with the young people. I
am an old friend of the family and I
guess It would be proper for me to
buy the 'clothes; for you. ' When you
are older you:can buy a suit for me,
some time, if you care , to." " -
It should v be understood that ": well-to-do
people in the towns were more
particular about " their dress those
days than now. - ; ;
: "HI ask my aunt and uncle aboui
It" I proposed. . ' ;
i "That's all right he answered. Tia
going to drive to your house this after
noon and your uncle wishes you to
go with me. We are all to have a talk
with Mr. Grimshaw. ;
1 Be left me and I went OTer to Mr.
Wright's. c - ' .
They told me that he was cutting
corn in the back 16t where -1 found
him. ;:'.: -r'.v ;'"'U--C;.-;-
"Mr. Dunkelberg came this morning
and wanted to buy me some new
clothes and boots, I said.
The senator stopped work and stood
looking at me with his hands upon his
hlpS. ' '-.V; ' .;:. -'.;,;; J. t,
: "I wouldn't let him do It If I were
you," he said thoughtfully, -r' -
Just then I saw a young man coma
running toward us In the distant field.
Br.. Wright took out his compass. -
"Look here," he said, 'you see the
needle points due north.
He took a lodestone out of hfn
pocket and holding It near the com
pass moved it back and forth. Ths
needle followed it , ' .
; The young man
breathing deeply. ';
rolling off his face.
came up to
He was much ex-
cited and spoke with some difficulty."
"Senator Wright" he gasped, "Mis,
Wright sent me down to tell you that
President Van Buren' is at the house.
t remember vividly the look of mL'd
amusement in the senator's face ard
the serene .calmness wth which Ha
looked at the young man and said to
him: ''.;'vv -v v;, ".;-?.. .
"Tell Mrs. Wright to make him coo
fortable in our easiest chair and r
say to the president that I shall be
Grimshaw seeks ; by an offer
pf a . bribe to Uncle Peabody to
. prevent Bart from telling what
he , knows about the guUt of
Amos. 4 i How Uncle Peabody
and 1 Bart received this offer Is
told , iii the next installment W
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::b'-YZY TQ BE CONTINUED.)
: Buoved hv fitnrlmi DaUk
wnat a wona were this ; -how un
endurable : its .. weight ; if they whom
death had sundered did not .meet
?9nthey,tl : v
Ky.. . -V :,- Her Happiest Daya.
' The other day a lady confided to cs
mat tne happiest days of her life wera
spent during the three years that cha
wasT -j eighteeitBostori. Transcript ff:-
t Sooner or later the weak mtw fit dt
himself up to hia nscx 13 th slbrir - :f
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There are several styles in suits that
have almost equal chances for popu
larity this spring and the only way to
determine which is the best choice is
to try them on. Straight short coats;
opening ': over vestees, with narrow
plain skirts are universally admired,
but they are riot .universally becoming.
If they were there Is no doubt but. that
this type of suit would soon lead' all
the . res't The test of becomiiigness
must settle the question of choice ; no
other consideration is so Important.
But there isquite 'a'; wide range in
styles to choose from, so that every
woman may be confident of finding the
particular one that suits her best.
One of the stralght-coat-and-narrow-
skirt models Is shown in the picture
and it is an extreme example of this
mode, with a skirt rather too narrow
to be practical. But to the woman
who aspires to look slender it will cer
tainly make a strong appeal, for the
skirt Is long as well as narrdw. ' The
very thin woman cannot consider it.
Advance showing of pretty after?
noon frocks " for . summer, reveal many
lovely models made of sheer, plain
voile. Besides these, there are striped
and figured voiles and among them
some fine. Imported weaves, that are
to be reckoned with. The latter are
high priced. In fact considerably more
expensi ve th'ari plain georgette. They
appear in patterns and color combina
tions that are very; beautiful. But
even so, the dress of plain voile or
georgette rarely suffers by comparison
with a: rival made of the -figured pat
terns. The. home" dress 'maker will
succeed ' of tener with a -plain' fabric;
especially If she makes a little excur
sion In designing on her own accounts
The frock of plain voile' shown In-
the picture, bespeaks the nrk of a
professional destgneiv; who ; is. tralped
to make the most. of; fabrics that is to,
adapt them totylestini the best,,way.
In this, case; nothing Is used with the
yo but a little silk piping, iut thee
simpiip, means. prpyea. equal. :to making,
u dresK .nf sniart .distinction and one
fhat s;easy ? nough to;copy y t F
; A 11 -1 he. sheet, f r.l?ri cs a re made-up,
pver Klllvj of ?aln andthis frock has(
, n fiiMlerskirt and.: bodice rtpf .sllk,,
' -de flounce of the voile' Is set- on
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The coat is a pretty model with thn
wide.tucks at the bottom and it opem
over waisicoac 01 - piam tricolette
that (a very smart.1 It has a wide tun.
over collar ' and a row of large bonj
hnHVina irlnwn fha loft siAa
, Braid and buttons decorate the pret"
ty s6Jt ;that Is shown built on entij-elj
diffei'ent lines; from its companion ii
the picture. It has a )lain skirt wide
enough to be comfortable for walking.'
The coat is made with long side bodies
and a short panel, at the center of the
back to which a gathered skirt portion
is addedL Three groups of braid, with
three.; rows in - each group ending in
bone buttons dispose of the braid
and button decoration in neat, tailored
fashion, on the panel. The same deco
ration on the skirt portion ends in but
tons on the side pieces and this plan
is followed out on the front. For
those who do not like braid or wantr
change from It the styles offer cross-
oar, ana, oiner -arrangements 01 pin
tiicks andlgroups of wider tucks in the
material. ' ;
the underskirt and above it a tunic
accomplished by three hemmed
flounces set one above another. The
are ail narrower at ' the right than
at the left side, so that the tunic i
longer at the left side, f
The bodice Is made in the effect of
a little jacket of the voile, bordered
wit,h a band of It, set on with a pi pin2
of silk. The' Jacket reveals a vetee. .
also made of the f; voile and decora re
vlth cro.ss-bar tucks . and the leeye
are set; Into deep cuffs of the tucked
voile; For a. girdlea ribbon woven 1
checkerboard nattern nroves an ef
fective 'bit of craftsmanship with HttTe
penaent Daus or silk set on tne
Just above It at each side. .
i livy ;leads'ali 'other colors for bo
suits' and street dresses of the tailored
type for, spring i although a great deal
oi Drown ls- snown m tne press
and beige, tan and several shnde
gray,' especially a bJue - gray ctiilw ,
fmouse, are very popular.
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