Seminole County News (Seminole, Okla.), Vol. 17, No. 14, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 21, 1923 Page: 3 of 8
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M. W. JANES
W. A. BISHOP
The Blind Man’s Eyes'
J. E. LESTER
DR. T. T. CATER
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She told him, beginning wtth her dis-
covery of Eaton In the garage and
ending with his leaving her and with
Donald Avery's finding her In the mo-
tor ; and now she held back one word
snly—his name which he had told her,
Hugh. Her father listened Intently.
“You and Mr. Eaton appear to have
heroine rather well acquainted, Har-
riet," he satd. “Has he told you noth-
ing about himself which you have not
told me? You have seen nothing con-
cerning him, which you have not
Her mind went quickly back to the
polo game; she felt a flush, which his
blind eyes could not see, dyeing her
cheeks and forehead.
The blind man waited for a mo-
ment ; he put out his hand and pressed
the bell which called the steward.
Neither spoke until the steward came.
"Fairley,” Santolne said then, qui-
etly, “Miss Santolne and I have Just
agreed that for the present all reports
regarding the pursuit of the men who
entered the study last night are to
be made direct to me, not through
Miss Santolne or Mr. Avery."
"Very well, sir."
She still sat silent after the steward
had gone; she thought for an Instant
her father had forgotten her presence;
then he moved slightly.
“That Is all, dear,” he said quietly.
She got up and left him, and went
to her own rooms; she did not pretend
to herself that she could rest. She
bathed and dressed and went down-
stairs. The library had windows fac-
ing to the west; she went In there
»nd stood looking out.
Her mind was upon only one thing—
even of that she could not think con-
nectedly. Some years ago, something
—she did not know what—had hap-
pened to Hugh; tonight, In some
strange way unknown to her, It had
culminated In her father’s study. He
had fought someone; he had rushed
away to follow someone. Whom?
Had he heard that someone In the
study and gone down? Had he been
fighting their battle—her father’s and
hers? She knew that was not so.
Hugh had been fully dressed. What
did It mean that he had said to her
that these events would either de-
stroy him or would send him back to
her as—as something different? Her
thought supplied no answer.
But whatever he had done, whatever
he might be, she knew his fate was
hers now; for she had given herself
to him utterly. She had told that to
herself as she fled and pursued with
him that night; she had told It to him;
she later had told it—though she had
not meant to yet—to her father. She
could only pray now that out of the
events of this night might not come
grief to her too great for her to
She went to the rooms that had
been Eaton's. The police, in stripping
them of his possessions, had over-
looked Ids cap; she found the bit of
gray cloth and hugged It to her. She
whispered his name to herself—
Hugh—that secret of his name which
she had kept; she gloried that she had
that secret with him which she could
keep from them all. What wouldn’t
they give Just to share that with her—
Ms name. Hugh 1
She started suddenly, looking
through the window. The east, above
the' lake, was beginning to grow gray.
The dawn was coming! It was be-
ginning to be day!
She hurried to the other side of
the house, looking toward the west.
How could she have left him, hurt and
bleeding and alone in the night 1 She
could not have done that but that his
asking her to go had told that it was
for his safety as well as hors; she
rould not help .him any more then;
ihe would only have been In the way.
But now—she started to rush out, but
controlled herself; she had to stay
In the house; that was where the first
word would come If they caught him;
and then he would need her, how
much more! The reporters on the
lawn below her, seeing her at the win-
dow, called up to her to know fur-
ther particulars of what had hap-
pened and wltat the murder meant;
she could see them plainly In the In-
creasing light. She could see the
lawn and the road before the house.
Day had come.
And with the coming of day, the un-
certainty and disorder within and
about the house seemed to Increase.
, . . But In the south wing, with
Its sound-proof doors and its windows
closed against the noises from the
Inwn, there was silence; and In this
silence, an exact, compelling, methodic
mnchlne was working; the mind ot
Basil Santolne was striving, vainly as
yet, but with growing chances of suc-
cess, to fit together Into the order In
which they belonged and make clear
the events of the night and all that
had gone before—arranging, ordering,
testing, discarding, picking up again
and reordering nil that had happened
since that other murder, of Gabriel
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Three men—at least three men—
had fought In the study In Bantolne’e
presence, Eaton, It was certain, had
been the only one from the house pres-
ent when the first Bhots were fired.
Had Baton been aims against the
.other two? Bad Eaton been with ou
of the other two against the third?
It appeared probable to Santolne that
Eaton had been alone, or had come
alone, to the study and had met his
Santolne felt that the probabilities
were that Eaton's enemies had opened
the safe and had been surprised by
Eaton. But if they had opened the
safe, they were Hot only Eaton's ene-
mies; they were also Snntolne's; they
were the men who threatened San-
Those whom Eaton had fought In
the room had had perfect opportunity
for killing Santolne, If they wished.
But Santolne felt certain no one had
made any attack upon him at any
moment In the room; he had had no
feeling, at any Instant, that any of
the shots fired had been directed at
him. Blatehford, too, had been unat
tacked until he had made It plain that
he had recognized one of the lntru
ders; then, before Blatehford could
call the name, he had been shot down.
It was clear, then, that what had
protected Santolne was Ills blindness;
he had no doubt that, If lie had been
able to see and recognize the men In
the room after the lights were turned
on, he would have been shot down
also. But Santolne recognized that
this did not fully account for his Im-
munity. Two weeks before, an at-
tack wdileh had been meant for Eaton
had struck down Santolne Instead;
and no further attempt against Enton
had been made until It had become
publicly known that Santolne. was not
going to die. If Santolne’s death
would have served for Eaton’s death
two weeks before, why was Santolne
Immune now? Did possession of the
contents of Snntolne’s safe accomplish
the same thing as Santolne’s death?
Or more than his death for these men?
For what men?
It was not, Santolne was certain,
Eaton’s presence In the study which
had so astounded Blatehford, Wallace
and Eaton had passed days together,
and Blatehford was accustomed to Ea-
ton's presence In the house. Someone
whom Blatehford knew and whose
name Santolne also w’ould know and
whose presence In the room was so
strange and astonishing that Blatch-
ford had tried to prepare Santolne for
the announcement, had been there.
The man whose name was on Blatch-
ford's tongue, or the companion of
that man, had shot Blatehford rather
than let Santolne hear the name.
He was beginning to find events fit
themselves together; but they fitted
Imperfectly as yet.
Santolne knew that he lacked the
key. Many men could profit by pos-
sessing the contents of Santolne’s safe
and might have shot Blatehford rather
than let Santoine know their presence
there; It was Impossible for Santoine
to tell which among these many the
man who had been In the study
might be. Who Eaton’s enemies were
was equally unknown to Santoine.
But there could be but one man—or
at most one small group of men—who
could be at the same time Eaton’s
enemy and Santolne's. To have
known who Eaton was would have
pointed this man to Santolne.
Gabriel Warden had had an ap-
pointment with a young man who had
come from Asia and who—Warden
had told his wife—he had discovered
lately had been greatly wronged.
Eaton, under Conductor Connery’s
questioning, had admitted himself to
be that young man; Santoine had veri-
fied this and had learned that Eaton
was, at least, the young man who had
gone to Warden's house that night.
But Gabriel Warden had not been al-
lowed to help Eaton; so far from that,
he had not even been allowed to meet
and talk with Eaton; he had been
called out, plainly, to prevent his
meeting Eaton, and killed.
Eaton disappeared and concealed
himself at once after Warden's mur-
der, apparently fearing that he would
also be attacked. But Eaton was not
a man whom this personal fear would
have restrained from coming forward
later to tell why Warden had been
killed. He had been urged to come
forward and promised that others
would give him help In Warden’s
place; still, he had concealed himself.
This must mean that others than War-
den could not help Eaton; Eaton evi-
dently did not know, or else could not
hope to prove, what Warden had dis-
Santolne held this thought In abey-
ance; he would see later how It
cheeked with the facts.
Eaton had remained in Seattle—or
near Seattle—eleven days; apparently
and to escape attack during that time,
he had been able to conceal himself
He had been obliged, however, to re-
veal himself when he took the train;
and ns soon ns possible a desperate
attempt had been made against him,
which, through mistake, had struck
down Santolne Instead of Eaton.
Eaton had taken the train at Se-
attle because Santolne was on It; he
had done this at great risk to him-
self. The possibilities were that Ea-
ton had taken the trnln to Inform San-
tolne of something or to learn some-
thing from him. But Eaton had had
ample opportunity since to Inform
Santolne of anything he wished; and
he had not only not Informed him of
anything, bqt had refused consistently
and determinedly to answer any of
Santolne's questions. It was to learn
something from Santolne, then, that
Eaton had taken the train.
The blind man turned upon his bed;
he was finding that events fitted to-
gether perfectly. He felt certain now
that Eaton had gone to Gabriel Wor-
den expecting to get from Warden
some Information that he needed, and
that to prevent Warden'* giving him
this. Warden htd been killed. Then
Warden’s death had caused Santolne
to go to Seattle and take charge of
many of Warden’s affairs; Eaton had
thought that the Information which
had been In Warden's possession
might now be In Santolne’s; Eaton,
therefore, had followed Santolne onto
The Inference was plain that some-
thing which would have given San-
tolne the Information Warden had had
and which Eaton now required had
been brought Into Santolne’s house
and put In Santolne’s safe. It was
to get possession of this “something"
before It had reached Santolne that
the safe had been forced.
Santolne put out his hand and
pressed a bell. A servant came to
"Will you find Miss Santolne,” the
blind man directed, "and ask her to
The servant withdrew.
Santolne walled. Presently the door
again opened, and he heard his daugh-
“Have you listed what was taken
from the safe, Harriet?" Santolne
"Not yet. Father.”
The blind man thought an Instant.
"Harriet, something has been brought
Into the house—or the munner of
keeping something In the house has
been changed—within a very few days
—since the time, I think, when the
attempt to run Eaton down with the
motor car was mude. What was that
Ills daughter reflected. "The draft
of the new agreement about the La-
tron properties and the lists of stock-
holders In the properties which came
through Mr. Warden's office," she re-
“Those were In the safe?”
“Yes; you had not given me nny In-
structions about them, so I had put
them In the other safe; but when I
went to get the correspondence I suw
them there and put them with the
correspondence In my own safe.’
Santolne lay still.
“Who besides Donald knew that you
did that, Daughter?" he asked.
Harriet recognized this ns dismissal
and went out. The blind man felt the
blood beating fiercely In his temples
and at Ills finger-tips. It amazed, as-
-s. r. and nr
“Eight points off.”
Santolne's hand, holding the tel»
phone, shook In Its agitation; Ms head
was hot from the blood rushing
through It, hla body was chilled. An
Idea so strange, so astounding, so In-
credible as It first had come to him
that his feelings refused it though his
reason told him It was the only pos-
sible condition which could account
for all the facts, now was being rtiade
all but certain. He named stock after
stock; all were down—senously de-
pressed or had been supported only by
a desperate effort of their chief
The blind man could write ns well
as any other by following the position
of the lines with the fingers of tils left
hand. He wrote a short note swiftly
now, folded, sealed and addressed It
and handed It to the servant.
“Have that delivered by a messen-
ger at once," he directed. “Thera
will he no written answer, I think;
only something sent buck—a photo-
graph. See that It Is brought to mo
He heard the servant's footsteps
going rapidly away. He was slinking
with anger, horror, resentment; he
was nlmost—not quite—sure now of
all that had taken place; of why
Warden had been murdered, of what
vague shape had moved behind and
guided all that had happened since.
He recalled Eaton's voice us he hail
henrd It first on the trnln at Seattle;
and now he was almost sure—not
quite—that lie could place that voice,
that he knew where he had heard It
He lay with clenched hands, shak-
ing with rage; then by effort of Ills
will lie put these thoughts away. Tlia
nurse remluded him again of Ills need
"I want nothing now,” he said.
“Have It ready when I wake up.
When the doctor comes, tell him I am
going to get up today and dress."
He turned and stretched himself
upon his bed; so, finally, he slept.
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“Have You Listed What Was Taken
From the Safe, Harriet?" Santoine
founded him to realize that Warden’s
murder and all that had folknved it
had sprung from the Latron case. He
recollected that he had been vaguely
conscious ever since I.atron's murder
of something strained, something not
wholly open, In his relations with
those men whose interests had been
most closely allied with Latron’s. It
had been nothing open, nothing pal-
pable; it was only that he had felt
at times In them a knowledge of
some general condition governing
them which was not wholly known to
himself. Whoever Blatehford had seen
was someone well known to him,
whose presence hud been so amazing
that speech had failed Blatehford for
the moment and he had feared the
effect of the announcement on San-
tolne. This could have been only the
Some circumstance which Santoine
comprehended only Imperfectly as ye;
had forced this man to come out from
behind his agents and to act even at
the risk of revealing himself. It was
probably he who, finding Blatchford's
presence made revealment Inevitable,
had killed Blatehford. But these cir-
cumstances gave Santolne no clew as
to who the man might be. The blind
man tried vainly to guess. The only
circumstance regarding' the man of
which Santoine now felt sure was
tl.j.t he was one of the many con-
cerned In the I.ntron ease or with the
“What time is It?" the blind man
suddenly asked the nurse.
"It Is neurly noon. Sir. Santolne."
“Will you leave ine alone for a few
moments?” he directed.
He listened till he heard the door
close behind the nurse; then he seized
the private 'phone beside his bed und
called his broker.
“How Is the market?” he Inquired.
There was something approaching
to a panic on the stock exchange, It
appeared. Some movement, arising
from causes not yet clear, had dropped
the bottom out of a score of Important
“How Is Pacific Midlands?" San-
"It led the decline.”
Snntolne felt the blood In his tem-
ples. "M. and N. Smelter# ?" he
"Down seven points,’
The Man Hunt.
The rolling, ravine-gullied land
where Harriet had left Eaton was
wooded thickly with oaks, maples and
ash; the glare from the burning
bridge lighted the ravine for only a
little way; Enton had gained the bot-
tom of the ravine beyond the point
where tills light would have made him
visible and had made the best speed
he could along it away from the lights
und voices on the road. Tills speed
was not very great; Ills Stockinged
feet sank to their ankles In the soft
mud of the ravine; und when, realiz-
ing that he was leuving a trace easily
followed even by lantern-light, he
clambered to the steep side and tried
to travel along Its slope, he found his
progress slower still. In the dark-
ness he crashed sometimes full against
the tree-trunks; bushes which he could
not see seized and held him, ripping
and teurlng at his clothes; Invisible,
fallen saplings tripped him, und ha
stepped Into unseen holes which
threw him headlong, so that twice he
rolled clear to the bottom of the
ravine with fierce, hot pains which
nearly deprived him of his senses
shooting through his wounded shoul-
When he had made, as lie thought,
fully three-quarters of a mile and
must be, allowing for the winding of
the ravine, at least half a mile from
his pursuer*, he climbed to the brink
of the hank nnd looked back, lie was
not, ns fie had thought, half a mile
from the road; he was not a quarter
of a mile; he could still see plainly
the lights ot the three motorcars upon
the road and men moving in the flare
of these lights. He was certain that
he had recognized the figure of Avery
among these men. Pursuit of him,
however, appeared to have been
checked for the moment; he heard
neither voices nor nny movement In
the woods. Eaton, panting, threw
himself down to recover breath and
strength to think.
There was no question In Eaton’s
mind what his fate would he If lie
surrendered to, or was cuptured by,
his pursuers. What he had seen In
Santolne’s study an hour before was
so unbelievable, so completely unde-
monstruble unless he himself could
prove his story that he felt that he
would receive no credence. Blatch-
ford, who had seen It in the light in
the study, was dead; Santolne, who
would have seen It if he had had eyes,
was blind. Eaton, still almost stunned
and yet wildly excited by that sight,
felt only, In the mad confusion of his
senses, the futility of telling what he
hud seen unless he were In a position
to prove It. Those opposed to him
would put his statement aside with
the mere answer that he was lying;
the most charitably Inclined would
think only that what he had been
through had driven him Insane.
Eaton understood that his possibil-
ity of escape was very small, even If
escape had been his only object; but
Eaton's problem was not one of es-
cape—lt was to find those lie pur-
sued and make certain that they were
captured at the same time he was;
and, ns -he crouched panting on the
damp earth, he was thinking only of
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
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“ ‘Your daughter recites real well,'
the pastor's wife said to Mrs. Mala-
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“‘Yes,’ suid Mrs. Malaprop. ‘I’m
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“Then she smiled and added:
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