The Yukon Sun. (Yukon, Okla.), Vol. 19, No. 40, Ed. 1 Friday, September 16, 1910 Page: 3 of 8
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HtrrfijC.1T not OY &OOMJ tHK«L./c+ T
headquarters at iSunnysxi-' The s« i \ ant.s
desert. <lertrude and Halsey arrive \siili
Jack Halley. The house was awaken« (l by
a revolver shot and Arnold Armstrong
was found shot to death In the hall. Miss
lnnes found Halsey's r< \olv r on the
lawn, lie and Ja k Bailey had disap-
peared. (Jen rude revealed that she >\ as
engUK. <1 to Ja< k IJaih-y. with whom she
talked in the billiard room shortly before
the murder. Detective Jamieson accused
Miss Inn«*s of holding bac k evidence He
Imprisoned an intrude r in an empty room.
The prisoner esc aped, (lertrude was stis-
pei ted because of an injured foot Hal-
Key reappears and says he and Brwley
vert■ . ill d away l y a t« I- grain Cashier
Bailey of Paul Armstrong's bank, de-
funct. was arrested for embezzlement.
Paul Armstrong's death was announced
Halsey's iiano Louise Armstrong, told
Halsey tliat while sin still loved Him. she
•was t" marry another. It developed that
Dr. Walker was the man. Louise \\ is
found at the bottom of the circular stair
case. Recovering consciousness, she said
something had brushed by her on the
stairway arul she fainted. Bailey is sus-
pei't.-d of Armstrong's murder After
"see -rig a ghost." Thomas, the lodgekeep-
er, was found dead with a slip in his
pocket bearing 'he name of "Lucien Wal
lace " Dr. Walker asked Miss lnnes to
vacate in favor of Mrs Armstrong. She
refused A note from Hailey to Gertrude
arranging a meeting at night was found.
A ladder out of place deepens the niys-
tery. The stables were burned During
the ex< itement a man stole into tin- house
a search failed to reveal him. Miss lnnes
shot an intruder. A man limping was
seen on the road.
standing at the foot of that staircase
shootin' through the door—I'll never
be the same woman again."
"Well, I'm glad of that—anything
for a change," I said And in came
l'.liza, Hanked by Itosle and Mary
Her story, broken with sobs and cor-
rections from the other two, was this:
At two o'clock (2:15, Itosie insisted)
she had gone upstairs to
from her room to show Mary Anne
(A picture of a lady, Mary Anne inter-
posed.) She went up the servants'
staircase and along the corridor to her
room, which lay between the trunk-
room and the unfinished ballroom. She
heard a sound as she went down the
corridor like some one moving furni-
ture. but she was not nervous. She
thought itmight be men examining the
house after the fire the night before,
but she looked in the trunkroom and
She went into her room quietly. The
noise had ceased and everything was
quiet. Then she sat down on tlie side
of her bed, and. feeling faint she was
subject to spells—("I told you that
came to come up for two girls and
their trunks I supposed tle-re was
something doing, and as this here
woman had been looking for work in
the village I thought I'd bring her
Already I had acquired the true
suburbanite ability to take servants
on faith; 1 no longer demanded writ-
ten and unimpeachable references. I,
Rachel lnnes, have learned not to
mind if the cook sits down comfort-
ably in my sitting room when she is
taking the orders for the day, and I
am grateful If the silver is not cleaned
with scouring soap. And so that day I
merely told Kiddy to send the new ap-
plicant in. When she came, however,
1 could hardly restrain a gasp of sur-
prise. It was the woman with the
She stood somewhat awkwardly just
Inside the door, and she had an air of
self-confidence that was inspiring.
Yes, she could cook; was not a fancy
cook, but could make good soups and
desserts If there was any one to take
charge of the salads. And so, in the
end, I took her. As Halsey said, when
"Pid they go toward the club?"
Gertrude asked suddenly, leaning for-
"No, miss. 1 think they came into
the village. 1 didn't get a look at
their laces, but I know every chick
and child in the place, and everybody
knows me. When they didn't shout
at me—in my uniform, you know—I
took it they were strangers."
work was this: SomV one had been
shot by the bullet that went through
the door; he had not left the village,
and he had not called in a physician.
Also, Dr Walker knew who Lucien
Wallace was, and his very denial
made me confident that, in that one
direction at least, we were on the
"Gertrude," T said, "1 have been a
rery selfish old woman. You are go-
ing to leave this miserable house to-
night Annie Morton is going to Scot
land next week, and you shall go right
To uiy surprise, she flushed pain-
I don't want to go. Aunt Ray," she
said. "Don't make me leave now."
"You are losing your health and
your good looks," I said decidedly.
"You should have a change."
"I shan't stir a foot." She was
equally decided. Then, more lightly:
"Why, you and Liddy need me to ar-
bitrate between you every day in the
Perhaps I was growing suspicious of
every one, but it seemed to me that
Gertrude's gayety was forced and ar-
tificial. 1 watched her covertly during
the rest of the drive, and I did not
like the two spots of crimson in her
pale cheeks. But I said nothing more
about sending her to Scotland; 1 knew
•he would not go.
Struggling Down-Stairs with a Heavy Trunk.
a Visit from Louise.
Thht day was destined to be an
erentful one, for when 1 entered the
house and found Eliza ensconsed in
the upper hall on a chair, with Mary
Anne doing her best to stifle her with
household ammonia, and Liddy rub
biug her wrists—whatever good that
la supposed to do—I knew that the
gliosi had been walking again, and
this time In daylight.
lCUza was in a frenzy of fear. She
clutched at my sleeve when I went
close to her, and refused to let go
until she had told her story. Coming |
Just after the fire, Qie household was J
demoralized, and it was no surprise |
to me to find Alex and the under
gardener struggling downstairs with
a heavy trunk between them.
"I didn't want to do it, Miss lnnes,"
Alex .'aid. "Hut she was so excited I
was afraid she would do as she said
when I came, didn't I, Rosie?" "Yes'm,
indeed she did!")—she put her head
down on her pillow and—
"Took a nap. All right!" I said. "Go
"\\ lien 1 came to, Miss lnnes, sure
as I'm sittin' here, I thought I'd die.
Somethin' hit me In the face, and 1
set up, sudden. And then I seen the
plaster drop, droppin' from a little
hole in the wall. And the first thing
I knew, an iron bar that long (fully
two yards by her measure) "shot
through that hole and tumbled on the
bed. If Id been still sleeping"
<"Painting," corrected Rogle) "I'd a'
been hit on the head and killed!"
I wisht. you d heard her scream,'
put in Mary Anne. "And her face as
white as a pillow-slip when she turn
bled down the stairs."
"No doubt there is some natural ex
planation for it, Eliza," I said. "You
may have dreamed it, In your 'faint-
ing attack. Hut If it is true, the metal
rod and the hole in the wall will show
we told him, it didn't matter much
about the cook's face If It was clean.
1 have spoken of Halsey's restless-
ness. On that day It seemed to be
more than ever a resistless impulse
that kept him out until after luncheon.
I think he hoped constantly that he
might meet Louise driving over the
hills In her runabout; possibly he did horse and trap outside and drive
meet her occasionally, but from his
continued gloom I felt sure the situa-
tion between them was unchanged.
1 art of the afternoon I believe he
read—Gertrude and I were out, as 1
have said, and at dinner we botli no-
ticed that something had occurred to
trude burst out, "tell us what is w rong.
Halsey is not here. He has gone to
the station for Mr. Jamieson. What
"To the station. Gertrude? You are
"Yes." I said. "TJsten. There is
the whistle of the train now."
She relaxed a little at our matter-
of-fact tone, and allowed herself to
sink into a chair.
"Perhaps I was wrong." she said
heavily. "He—will be here in a few
moments If—everything is right."
We sat there, the three of us, with-
out attempt at conversation. Both Ger-
trude and 1 recognized the futility of
asking Louise any Questions; her
reticence was a part of a role she had
assumed. Our ears were strained for
the first throb of the motor as it
turned into the drive and commenced
the climb to the house. Ten minutes
passed, 15, 20. I saw Louise's hands
grow rigid as they clutched the arms
of her chair I watched Gertrude's
bright color slowly ebbing away, and
around my own heart I seemed to feel
the grasp of a Riant hand.
Twenty-five minutes, and then a
sound. But it was not the chug of the
motor; it was the unmistakable rum-
ble of the Casanova hack. Gertrude
drew aside the curtain and peered
into the darkness
"It's the hack, I am sure," she said,
evidently relieved. "Something has
gone wrong with the car, and no won-
der the way Halsey went down the
It seemed a Ions time before the
creaking vehicle came to a stop at the
door. Louise rose and stood watching,
her hand to her throat. And then
Gertrude opened the door, admitting
Mr. Jamieson and a stocky, middle-
aged man. Halsey was not with them.
When the door had closed and Louise
realized that Halsey had not come,
| her expression « hanged. From tense
watchfulness to relief, and now again
to absolute despair, her face was an
"Halsey?" I asked unceremoniously,
ignoring the stranger. "Did he—not
"No." Mr. Jamieson looked slightly
surprised. "1 rather expected thw
car, but we got up all right."
"You didn't see him at all?" Louise
Mr. Jamieson knew her at once, al-
though lie had not seen her before.
She had kept to her rooms until the
morning she left.
"No, Miss Armstrong," he said. "I
saw nothing of him. What is wrong?"
"Then we shall have to find him,"
she asserted. "Every instant is pre-
vious. Mr. Jamieson, I have reason
for believing that he is in danger, but
I don't know what it is. Only—he
must be found."
The stocky man had said nothing.
Now, however, he went quickly to-
ward the door.
"I 11 catch the hack down the road
and hold it," he said. "Is the gentle-
man down in the town?"
"Mr. Jamieson," Louise said impul-
sively, "1 can use the hack. Take my
SUPREME COURT REVERSES THE
DECISION OF LOWER COURT
STATE SAVES BY RULING
Depositor's Guarantee Fund Relieved
of Responsibility for the Perma-
nent School Fund on Deposit
in the Columbia Bank
mad Try to find the Dragon Fly it
ought to be easy to trace. I can
think of no other way. Only, don't
lose a moment."
The new detective had gone, and
a moment later Jamieson went rapidly
down the drive, the cob's feet striking
J'-liza looked a little hit sheepish.
"The noh 's there all right, Miss Iu-
nes," she said. '.'But the bar was gone
when Mary Anne and Rosie went up
to pack my trunk."
1 hat wasn t all," Liddy's voice
came funereally from a corner "Eliza
-drag It down herself, and scratch ^^looke'd Sn*" ^ "
I was trying to get my bonnet off
and to keep the maids quiet at the
same time. "Now, Eliza, when you
have washed your face and stopped
taw ling," I said, "come into iny sitting
room and tell me what has happened."
Liddy put away my things without
speaking. The v^ry set of her shoul-
ders expressed disapproval
"Well,"I said, when the silence be
came uncomfortable, "things seem to
be warming up."
Silence from Liddy. and a long sigh.
"If Eliza goes, 1 don't know where
to look for anotiier cook." .More si-
Rosie Is probably a good cook"
Liddy, I said at last, "don't dare
to deny that you are having the time
of your life. You positively gloat in
this excitement. You never looked •
"The wall must be at least six
inches thick, I said with asperity.
"Unless the person who drilled the
hole carried his eyes on #he ends of a
stick, Eliza couldn't possibly have
But the fact remained, and a visit
to Eliza's room proved ft. I might
jeer all I wished; some one had
drilled a hole In the unfinished wall
of the ballroom, passing between the
bricks of the partition, and shooting
through the unresisting plaster of
Eliza's room with such force as to
send the rod flying on to her bed. I
had gone upstairs alone, and I confess
the thing puzzled me; in two or three
places in the wall small apertures had
been made, none of them of any depth.
Aot the least mysterious tiling was
the disappearance of the iron imple-
ment that had been used.
Mary Anne and Eliza left that after
distract him. ll w&b disagreeable,! every step. Louise stood look-
which is unlike him, nervous, looking after them. When she turned
at his watch every few minutes, and
he ate almost nothing. He asked twice
iround she faced Gertrude, who stood
indignant, almost tragic, in the hall.
"You know what threatens Halsey,
Louise," she said accusingly. "I be-
lieve you know this whole horrible
It's my opinion all this running noon, but Hosie decided to stay It
around, and getting jolted out of
rut, has stirred up that torpid liver of
It's not myself I'm thinking about,"
• he said, goaded into speech. "May-
be my liver was torpid, and maybe It
wasn't; but I know this: I've got
•omt feeling*' left, and to see you
was about five o'clock when the hack
came from the station to get them,
and, to my amazement, it had an oc-
cupant Matthew deist, the driver,
asked Tor me, and explained his er-
rand with pride.
"I've brought you a cook, Miss In-
neai. bu said. "When the message
during the meal on what train Mr
Jamieson and the other detective were
coming, and had long periods of ab-
straction during which he dug his
fork into my damask cloth and did
not hear when he was spoken to. He
refused dessert, and left the table
early, excusing himself on the ground
that he wanted to see Alex.
Al.'x, however, was not to be found
It was after eight when Halsey or
dered the car and started down the
hill at a pace that, even for him, was
unusually reckless. Shortly after
Alex reported that he was ready to go
over the house preparatory to closing
it for the night. Sam Bohannon came
at a quarter before nine and began his
patrol of the grounds, and with the
arrival of the two detectives to look
forward to I was not especially appre-
At half-past nine I heard the sound
el a horse driven furiously up the
drive. It came to a stop in front of
the house and immediately after there
were hurried steps on the von a
Our nerves were not what they should
have been, and Gertrude, always ap-
prehensive lately, was at the door al-
most instantly. A moment later Louise
had burst Into the room and stood
there bareheaded and breathing hard.
"Where Is Hals, v?" „)le demanded.
Above her plain black gown her eyes
looked big and somber and the rim id r. . . ,—
?riv" brought ,0 her face There IsT" ' ^
I got up and drew forward a chair.
"He has not come back,
quietly. "Sit down, child;
(luthrie, Okla.—Among thirty-five
opinions handed down by the supremo
court Tuesday was one by Associate
Justice M J. Kane, relieving the Ok-
lahoma depositors guaranty fund of
responsibility for the $190,000 of the
permanent school fund that was on
deposit in 1 he Columbia llank and
Trust company of Oklahoma City
when that concern failed, in Septem-
ber, 1809, with $;i,000,000 liabilities.
Of this amount of school funds, ap-
proximately $->0,000 was protested by
bank collateral in the form of county
warrants, etc., worth more than the
amounts protected. The remaining
$140,000 was protected by suretl/
company bands, and the suit just de-
cided makes the surety companies
liable for the full amount bonded.
"The bank guaranty fund is creat-
ed," says the opinion by Justice Kane,
"under Hie police power of the state,
which must not be Invoked, except
to promote the public, convenience,
the general prosperity, the public
health, the public morals, or the pub-
lic safely. It was obvious that lar;;.>
sums of the public funds would nen s-
sarily be deposited in banks gener
ally, and in case of the failure of a
state bank having such deposits pay
ment out of tlie guaranty fund would
place an additional strain upon it that
might jeopardize the claims of general
depositors for whose protection it was
primarily intended. To obviate lliis
1 he legislature upon permitting such
public funds to ho deposited in banks,
further provided, in the same section,
a system w hereby they would he com-
pletely protected against loss without
impairing the usefulness of the banic
guaranty fund as a protection to the
Justice Kane's reference to the sys-
tem of protection provided for public
funds is that statute requiring all
such funds to be protected by collat-
eral, such as bonds, etc., or by surety
"li is not unreasonable," continues
Justice Kane, "that the legislature
would provide a system of protection
amply sufficient to protect the perma-
nent school fund against loss wher-
ever any part of il might be protected
without regard to the hank guarantee
fund. And It may be, that in addi-
tion to tiie reasons hereinbefore set
out, the legislature intended this sec-
tion requiring collateral or security
protection for public funds, to be a
prop and not a burden to the bank
The National Surety company of
New York is thus liable for the full
amount of its bond of $50,000, which
has already been paid; the United
Slates Fidelity and Guaranty company
of Baltimore is stuck for $ii0,000, and
the Southern Surety company of Mus-
kogee is liable for $40,000.
The case in question originated be-
fore District Judge George W. Clark
of Oklahoma county, and the lower
court's ruling Is reversed and remand-
Hero Business Unprofitable
Enid, Okla.- Italph Garrison, the
young man who confessed that lie
removed spikes from the rails of a
Hock Island railroad bridge near La-
homa with the idea of becoming a
hero by warning the engineer, was
Monday sentenced to one year In the
state reformatory at Granite.
Yours for uni-
Youri for great-
Yours for never
Your# for purity.
Yours for economy.
Yours for every-
thing that goes to
make up a strictly
high grade, ever-
That is Calumet. Try
it once and note the im-
provement in your bak-
ing. See how much more
economical over the high-
priced trust brands, how
much better than the cheap
and big-can kinds.
Calumet is highest in quality
—moderate in cost.
Received Highest Award-
World's Pure Food
••I Believe You Know This Whole Hor-
rible Thing, This Mystery."
thing, this mystery that we are strug-
gling with. If anything happens to
Halsey, I shall never lorgive you."
Louise only raised her hands de-
spairingly and dropped them again.
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
rtaln type of femininity
which instinctively understands the
I Raid | proprieties of a buggy ride. Helen.
. , , you are i aged three, cuddled up close to her far
thing" ^ ' ' ou8 1 'or this kind of ther, this being her first ride with him
' unattended. As father tucked the
I dont think she even heard me. robe about the dainty miss and
, ? , 1,18 n"1 nome back?" she chirped to hiB horse he asked: "What
fed, ooking from me to Gertrude. ^hall we talk about, dearie?" "Well
eln l^flnH hZri ™ he W6Dt? Where ( father." as she laid her little hand on
bis arm, "let's talk about loving each
"for heaven's sake, LouIm,"
County Seat Fight Almost War
Oklahoma City, Okla.—Civil war be-
tween Mountain Park and Snyder res-
idents, the contesting towns in tin
ounty seat contest In Swanson coun-
ty, was narrowly averted Monday.
Pwo hundred armed men reported
I'rom Mountain I'ark that they were
ready to go to Snyder to assist sher-
iff lira shears in recovering the coun-
ty records in compliance with the
opinion of atlorney general West.
The sheriff is declared to be In a se-
rious predli ;mient since tlie attorney
general gave the opinion that Moun-
tain I'ark was the county seat tem-
porarily and that it was the sheriff s
duties to force the return of the rec-
ords removed to Snyder In the night.
Bloodshed is expected with the first
move of the sheriff to recover the
property and he is endeavoring to ob-
tain an amicable settlement. The
governor lias declared that It Is a mat-
ter for the local police authorities to
adjust but that he will order (ha
militia to take charge of the situation
as soon as a riot occurs.
Another Chicago Auto Accident
Chicago Five men were injured
Tuesday, when an automobile in which
they were riding at a speed of -Ti miles
an hour, plunged into tho Calumet
river at Homan street,'Hammond, Ind.
Tired of Living, Boy Suicides
Vinita, Okla.—After writing a note
saying that he would be glad to see
Ills brother und sister again, but that
he was tired of living. Roy Cohorn,
twenty-one years old, shot and killed
himself at the home of his parents,
The Private Citizen—A general has
an easy time after the war Is over.
The General—Not for very long,
though. You soon have applications
for your autograph and Invitations to
Does Engineering Work.
Mile Handurln is superintendent of
an engineering linn In Russia. She
wns graduated from the Women's
Technological Institute In St Peters-
burg, and has had practical expe-
rience In engineering. SI10 built a
steel warehouse for un army co-oper-
atlve society, has been assistant en-
gineer in building a bridge across the
Nova and lias done other Important
"How did the street car company
come to lire that old conductor? I
thought he had a pull?"
"He did; but he didn't use It on the
cash register." Christian Advocate.
"Don't you think, Mary, you are too
old to play with the boys,"
"No, mamma; the older I get, the
better I like them." Judge.
There Is genius and power In per-
sistence.—Orison Swett Maiden.
to the breakfast table —
"crinkly" bits, made
from white corn,
A most appetizing, con-
"The Memory Lingers"
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