The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, June 15, 1894, Page 6, Image 6

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Tlio tide flowed back and forth omrath
Mv thickening loe unseen, and the win
ter wore on. Maxcy's now pupil w:is
making much progress. The saifte was
trne, in another sense, of Maxey him
self. Soinetiines in the interest and pre
oeeupatiou of their mutual labors their
heads would i,r't very close together.
This was so entirely accidental and un
premeditated an ooenrronoe that the foot
that a sudden interruption tit sucli rimes
started a blnsh into the ftices of e'lwji
seems strange and unaccountable. But
it was unquestionably the fact A knock
nt the outer door one afternoon was at
tended by this result. They had lieen
bending over a sketch by a window in
the rear room, and both became sudden
ly conscious that thfly were betraying
unwonted confusion. Maxey was so
painfully aware of his own betrayal of
sentiment that he was very glad of the
opportunity offered to couceai it by an
swering the summons at the door.
He stepped into the vestibule and
partly closed the entrance to the rear
chamber before he looked into tho outer
corridor. Two men stood by he stair
railing, When he saw them, the artist's
heart nave a great bound. One man he
kntW by right; the other he know by in
tuition. Tho foremost man was the sly
landlord of 40 Flood street. The other,
who remained a little ih the rear, was
n curious specimen of humanity. He ap
peared to be between 40 and ."0 yeiU'S of
age, His face was smooth, his skin very
pale and sallow. His cheeks sank into
two cavernous hollows. His hair was
long and of an obstinate itraightnoaa. It
buried his ears and swept his coat collar.
In perfect keeping with the rest of his
appearance, his eyes looked as though
they might have been of a definite color
in his boyhood, but had faded out from
long usage. So did his hat, his coat and
what was visible of tho remainder of his
habit. There were a telltale glossiness
and a woebegone threadbareneu about
them nil. If there was a forlorn and ut
terly :: down atmosphere surrounding
his face, this was equally trno of his hat
and shoes. His ancient coat was button
ed up about his neck with such an evi
dent attempt to conceal the absence of a
conar or nio oirniK--s oi ms linen mac I
the only possible excuse for having tak
en so much pains about the matter
seemed to be to allow the observer a
chance to amuse himself with a specu
lation as to which of the two was the
fact. And with all this there were hard
linos in the man's face which spoke of
unhappinen, even perhaps despair.
Mr. Belfry bowed as soon us tho door
was opened. With a placid wink, of
which his companion, was blissfully un
conscious, he said;
"I believe yon was the man, sir, that
Wanted man to write letters for you?"
"I believe I was, "returned the artist.
"And if yon have found mo the person
I want I shall lie greatly obliged to you.
Let the gentleman como in. Perhaps
you wouldn't mind yourself taking a
Bent in the vestibule?"
The hireling gavo Maxey a Hly look
and a profound bow. He motioned his
companion forward, and when the door
was closed immediately turned the key
in the lock, drew a chair up against it
and sat calmly down with his back to it
rue taueu ana lariorn individual did
not notice this action, us it was done
behind him. Ho had come into the hall,
had removed his hat and WAS bestowing
one or two smoothing touches upon his
obstinate hair, eying Maxey rather
steadily the while.
"You did not mention tho gentle
man's name)" said the artist.
"His name is Dye," returned tho sly
At this tho lips of tho stranger un
closed to give slow and distinct utter
ance, in a dull, somber voice, to thecor
rfilwrative statement.
"Mr. Leander Dye, sir."
"Dye? Dye? Bather an odd name,
that. Hut I think I have heard it before.
I think I have. Coine in, Mr. Dye, como
iii. I have recently taken it upon myself
to become the protector and guardian of
a certain young person: to whom I shall'
take great pleasure in introducing you. "
Maxey threw open the door comimmi
cating with the rear room and stepped
in. Tho next instant the young woman
and tho man confronted each other.
Tho meeting affoctedthem differently.
Annetto was so overcome that sjie was
obliged to cling to the piano for support.
Mr. Dye, even under tho shock of tho
fhrst meeting, did not start, nor was
anything added to the naturakjiallor of
his countenance. He merely turned his
head, saw the man who had brought him !
thero sitting with his back against the
door, east a faded glanco over tho gen-
Miixcy threw open the ilnnr.
eral situation, including the resolute
artist standing before him, folded his
arms across his breast in a mauner that
would have been dignified but for tho
inconvenient necessity of retaining his
hold on the forlorn hat and modo tho
remark as if he were announcing tho
most, casual thing in tho world:
"You havo set a trap for mo. "
Maxey was somewhat astonished at
his coolness, though lie thought, his at
titude a little theatrical. However it
might havo been for Mr. Dye, tho meet
ing was certainly a very painful ouo for
the poor girl who had been taught in
her early years to call him father. Her
bosom rote and fell. She became so
Vhito that Maxey began to regret hav
ing subjected her to the shock. In his
anxiety to overwhelm the man he had
not considered the possible effect on the
woman. Still the worst was over, and
ho could only proceed.
"I suppose you won't deny that you
know this lady?" he said In a voioe that
was meant to bo very uncompromising
and stern.
"Sir, it would be utte rly useless for
mo to deny anything. "
Mr. Dye had not cast a second glance
at his former daughter, nor did he do so
now. He made his answer in the most
grave, even dignified tones. Ho punctu
ated perfectly. There was a little pause
after tho "sir" and a full stop at the
"anything." This calmness, which
might be either the calmness of deter
mination or of despair, rather discon
certed the artist. He had often imagined
himself the central figureth such an in
terview, but he had never dreamed of a
man like Mr. Dyo.
"Nevertheless I will break his guard
yet," ho 'thought)
After a minute's silenco Mr. Dye
went on in the same measured tones in
which self consciousness and hopeless
ness were strangely intermingled.
"Touching the lodyt now under your
charge, whom I once disgraced in per
mitting to bo knows by a name by no
means a synonym for Integrity and up
rightness, I do not hesitate to say that 1
am exceedingly well rejoiced at seeing.
her in such apparently excellent health.
Sho is a good girl, sir; she is everything
the term implies, and yet, sir, you must
be aware of the almost painful relations
that exist between us, and being aware
of them and of the fact that they ore so
strong that she left my house volunta
rily, for tin: avowed reason that a longer
life with so uncongenial a person as my
self wa unheal able, you can scarcely bo
surprised that OUT meeting is not more
mutually plcasurableand cordial."
Mr. Dye occasionally hesitated an in
stant tat a word, but generally his dull,
somber voice flowed on, measurably
and uninterruptedly, as if ho were de
livering himself of a speech that was
quite familiar to him. His dignified
bearing was in such (narked contrast to
the dominant air of faded gentility that
pervaded him as to be almost painfully
ludierousi Maxey gazed at bim steadily
aful said:
"You don't know where sho went
when she left your house?"
"Sir, she never made a confidant of
me. Do not misunderstand me. I am
not reproaching her. I was utterly unlit
for and unworthy of her confidence. I
always avoided her, as the bad instinc
tively avoid the good. She was right to
go. I entered only a feeble protest. I
am aware, sir, that it may seem incon
gruous and artificial coming from me,
but oven at the risk of seeming incon
gruous and artificial I desire to say in
taking my farewell of the young lady
under your charge for you can scarcely
wish to prolong an interview that is
manifestly so painful to her i hat I am
heartily, devoutly, sincerely sorry that
fato ever threw her into the way of such
a worthless mortal as myself, and that
I earnestly hope thai her future may bo
as bright and unclouded as her past was
dark and unfortunate."
Despite the theatrical ring of the se
pulchral voice there was a tone of sin
c rity and candor about the last few
Words that made an impression, even
against his will, upon the artist. The
tears came into Annette's eyes. Timidly
and tremblingly sho approached Mr.
v lit . 1 a t i
uv-e and neid out Her small white hand. !
"Mr. no, father," she faltered,
"phtuso do not think I was ungrateful.
You will forgive me for what I said
about my parentage when I waa angry.
If you have done riglit, it was cruel. If
you havo not, it is a matter for your
own souL I shall never forget that it
was your roof that sheltered me when I
had no other. Believe me, I did not run
away from yon. I met with a terrible
Sir. Dye did not look at her, but ho
unfolded his arms to take her hand,
which he held as lightly as pos ible and
dropped at the first opportunity. Max
ey, who was watching him closely, was
startled to see iu liis face a momentary
betrayal of sentiment. There was no
doubt about it. Mr. Dye's dim eyes wa
tered, and the corners of his gloomy
mouth twitched. Tho tunc in which ho
at last replied was very different from
tho ono in Which he had previously
"If I said (kid bless you, it would bo
mummery! The blessing of a man liko
me is a poor legacy, but I should like to
say something to show you that I am
feally sorry for tho part I have played in
your life. You always were a good girl
and did your best to phase ma lam
not your father. I could not feel toward
yon as a father ought perhaps, but I was
not insensible of your Virtues. I never
Was more pleased in my life than when
I heard" He seemed to think himself
in danger of committing himself here,
for he hesitated and finally substituted
"when you just now told me that you
had escaped a terrible accident, (loodby,
Annetto went out, sobbing. When tho
door had closed behind her, Maxey men
tally hritv'fl.hiiiisolf for a desperate con
tost. Unfortunately for him, at tho very
outset of the battle ho felt a distrust of
himself and a dread of tho superior
strength of his adversary.
Acting upon the thei iry that Mr. Dyo
had some knowledge of the crime on (ho
sea road, ho had prepared a terrible sur
prise for him. He had caused it to bo
nndi rstood that the viotim of that, dime
had died in consequence and then sud
denly confronted him with Ik r. Ho had
jongratulated himself beforehand on tho
effect of this trying situation, but Mr.
Dyo had scarcely expressed more surprise)
than if it had boon tho most ordinary oc
currence of daily life.
Maxey spoke up sharply:
"Now to tho business which I havo to
transact with you. Thero is no need of
your standing, sir. Siteleiwu."
"Sir, I was standing here," said Mr.
Dye;, thoroughly recovered from his re
cent momentary weakness, "utterly at a
loss tt( detcrminowhatoould be tho mar
velous nature Of the eircumstauevs that
could influence such a gentleman as
yourself to take) the) pains to cuter into
a notl very reputable subterfuge to in
duce so humble' ;m individual as myself
to come to your house, when a siiuplo
written request left at my lodgings
would have' bee n sufficient Men do not
take such pains my long experieueo
with human nature leads me to stiy it
men elo not take such pains without an
adequate motive."
Mr. Dyo said all this uot as though
he had any real curiosity. In fact, there)
was such a somber, graveyard atmos
phere about his veiice and manner that
the' hearer was involuntarily impressed
with the belief that he had reached a
stage' of me ntal depression where it was
no longer possible to harbor a lively in
terest in any affair of life'.
"Wo will not discuss thatnow, said
Maxt y. "There- are) some matters which
you must e xplain to my satisfaction be
fore) 1 shall fed Overwhelmed with a
sense of my own meannefta. If yon will
sit down, it will be' more comfortable
for you, as it may prove to bo a some
what lengthy se'ssiem. "
"Sir, it is immaterial to ma"
Having said this with a sign that
seemed to leave no matter of doubt that
he spoke) the truth, Mr. Dye accepted
the proffered chair, He' deposited his
woebegone hat upon the confer table
with us much e uro as if it had been tho
most valuable thing in the world, folded
his arms and fixed his faded glance upon
tho ruffled fur surface before him. Max
ey seated himself opposite where ho
Could watch him narrowly.
"toil understand me', I hope', sir?
must jbe explained, if not to metaow, to
the proper authorities at some other
time'. I have not employe! the' police so
far in this matter for reasons of my own.
The police unfortunately inolufiei tho
press. My family affairs have enjoyed
all the publicity I care for erf late, but
if necessary I have fully made up my
mind to sacrifice my own feelings in
this re gard. 1 must inform you at once
that the police would be very glad to
know where) to find you, and it remains
for you" to say whether yem shall let
them know it in person or go from hero
a free man. "
Maxey had been awake nights plan
ning his procedure at this interview,
At this point in the' ease he had always
pictured the trembling villain as turn
ing pale and saying, "Oh, Mr. Maxey,
do not deliver mo to tho peilice, anil I
Will te'l you eve rything!" but in reality
the presumable villain ope'iie'iUlii un
like. ..'heel lips to say in an dntirely steady
"Sir, you see here a man who for years
and years has boon struggling in the face
of great and insurmountable odds, and
who bus made a failure of the struggle.'.
I elo not know what yem mean, but you
evidently eie'siro to institute legal pro
COedingS of some- nature against me.
Yem have- my full and free permission so
toelo. If I am accused of anything, loan
not what in the category of crimes, from
petty larceny fo murder, I shall not tako
the tremble to ele'iiy it. When this man
brought me to your door, I was wonder
ing if it were possible for Providence so
far to have relented toward mo us to bo
opi ning for mo a means of honest mid
manly employment. I came here as a
last effort In that direction. With the
result ef this experiment in mind, I
shall never try it again. No, sir. Do
what yem please with me. I will employ
lio counsel. I will make no def ense'. The
law may take its course. The remainder
of my lite, the manner of my death, is a
matter e)f total indifference to me. "
The volet; had still its theatrical ring,
but underneath it all there was a grim
ih ss and a sincerity that carried With it
tho conviction that he meant what ho
said. When tho amazed Maxey could
speak, he exclaimed:
"So you confess your share in the
crime' without equivocation?"
"Kir, I e':i only confl ss the truth, but
as I am nut a man of Veracity that
Would have little weight. If you havo
any evidenciint all of any wrong dealing
on my part, an ignorant and uncultivated
jury would undoubtedly do yemr weirk
and Convict me eif anything. I look liko
a villain. I havo all' tho suspicious and
nnexplainable habits of a villain. Twelve
average men worrid say at once: 'Ho is
n villain. Let us punish him. ' "
"And you have n't a shadow of a sus
picion of what yem would be) accused?"
"Sir, of what use1 is it to question me?
If I say no, you will not believe me. If
I sa yes, I should only lay myself open
to further questions, which it would be
Impossible for mc to answe r, 'and then
you would not believe me. In any case
I should be a liar and an OquivooatOT in
(TOUT eyes, The shortest way is to call
the police at Sir, I have.nsed al
cohol very freely of late ye ars, mid it
has partially stun ede d in achieving tho
result to secure which I learned to like
It in blunting my senses and brutaliz
ing my intellect but I have: yet remain
ing to me, I think I may say without
exaggeration, sufficient penetration and
sagacity to understand that a gentleman
like yourself do BUOt take such pains to
becomo possessed of the person of aso
cial outcast like my If unless ho be
lieves such a step of supreme impor
tance Doubtless you have your theo
ries?" "Doubtless I have. Yon have parried
my question M iy ingeniously, Mr. Dye.
Let me see w hat you will say to tho
next. Yem spoke of tho truth in tho
matter. What i.i the truth?"
"Sir, I-will answer you unreservedly.
I connect my presence here, not without
some degree of naturalness, yon must
admit, to the interest you tako iu tho
young l.'.dy whom I have reared as my
daughter. 1 'hile I can have no Idea of
or Money
mt'.il tor 114 Itlodtcliioe
IS !li'lnriii)l. i
tVwiH, OntbA ('.. .Vii.
Dn. R. V. Pif.uce: Dear Sir-My eluunlitor
has boon Rick all her lite, ami tho older slin
riow, tlio worse she wns un
til she wns the picture of
elciith : tho plivHlciiina could
net, elo tier nny med.
I he'iirel of yemr " Knvnrlto
Proscription." for wnini'ii,
iiinl I Rave hor throe bottles,
and now aho Is n perfectly
healthy girl.
Havo recoinmondeel It to a
Brent muny sufferers from
foinnlo coinpliiints," and
It has cured thorn,
I think It Is the' Brontort
medicine in the world, mid
I Imvo noveir found any
Miss Lorn,
thing to oompsm with It.
Yours truly. Mils. M. J. LOYD.
The linn of Sailing tltdlclnti
what your suspicions are or of what yon
wonhl convict me, inasmuch as you
peak of the police I infer that it must
bei something of a criminal nature. Tho
truth in relation to that matter is An
nette is not my child, and I have no
claim or authority over her. I never
oven legally adopted her. If sho has
beirne my name, it wits because my lato
Wife wished it for the child's own sake.
She believed that it would be' humiliat
ing for the child to be brought up iu the
knowledge that she had no name; that
she was in truth a waif whose parent
age was unknown. I would have given
much if the name we gave her had been
worth more ffir her own sake, but it was
tho best that wo could do under the cir
cumstances. "
Who were Annette's parents?"
"God knows."
"And you?"
"Sir, I am not in his confidence. "
"Yem talk that way and etfpe'ct mo to
believe you!"
"Sir, ejn the contrary, I do not. Nei
ther elo I wish to be understood as in
dulging in profane levity. I have tho ut
most respect for the) Deity. He has, he
can have none for me."
Maxey was astounded. It was not
alone the coolness of the man, but tho
sincerity and despair with which ho
seemed to speak. In spite of himself, tho
artist began to believe him. For a mo
ment he could not regain courage enough
to return to the attack. Mr. Dyo lifted
his faded eyes inquiringly from the con
templation of his hat.
"You don't believe me?" he said.
"It seems hardly possible'."
"Sir, it is tho truth. For myself I
would not take the trouble' to speak. For
lu r sake I will say tei you that I take my
oath1 before Almighty God, as I hope for
mercy in tho worlel to come, that I do
not know who her parents were. "
Ho said this solemnly and impressive
ly. It produced a profound effect on
Maxey, who had never drifted away
from tho religious teaching of his youth.
The' name of the Deity was a very solemn
thing in his eyes. He cemlel not under
stand why it should not be in the eyes
of all men. Nevertheless he mustered
up courage to renew the battle.
"If this bo true, why then did you
appear so excited on the night when you
put this child into your wife's arms?
Why did Vou plead with her so earnestly
never to reveal that the child was not
yemr own? Why did you even say that
if the truth were known it, might bring
you tei the gallows?"
Surprise s liko this may startlo tho
calmness of effrontery, but there are
few surprises sufficiently strong to over
come the calmness eft despair. Air. DJ-o
was utterly unmoved. He replied in his
somberest tones:
"Sir, you must be awuro that tho
moribund when approaching dissolution
enters frequently into r stage eif hallu
cination. The mind wanders. If it wero
worth while to defend myself, I should
say that my poor wife was not herself;
that she exaggerated."
This was simply unanswerable, and
Btrangely enough it was the' first timo it
had occurred to Maxey. The artist felt
the groundwork eif his hope s giving way
beneath him, but he forced himself to
assume a skeptical air and to proeetfrl
"You can till me, I suppose, how you
became possessed of this child'?'
"Sir, 1 can assuredly."
"In tho name of goodness, vary your
form of address a little," cried Maxey,
exasperate d by the inevitable prefatory
"sir." Mr. Dye looked up with mild
surprise' in his faded eyes.
"Since it annoys you, sir, I will."
"It is unnatural, anil you put it on for
"You are a gentleman, s;'r. I cuunot
contradict yoa"
Maxey bit his lip.
"13e' kind enough, then, to goon."
"It was a dark night, sir," said Mr.
Dye, looking as though he we're drawing
the Whole scene out of the' ruffled sur-
; faco of his forlorn hat. "I was coming
' homo from u low resort, I stumbled
i up my sti'ps unsteadily anil fell over a
bundle that was lying outside my door,
j It was little Annette, stupefied by tho
I effects of some drug which had been
given her. I took her in to my wife,
and that poor, unfortunate woman who
I wrecked her life When she married mo
i conceived an affection for her at once.
We never 1: td any children, She desired
to keep her. I permitted her to do so.
j that is the whole story, Dei not think I
; wish to be short with you. I will an
J swer nny question yon think it worth
four while to address to me. "
"Did yem leave tho city immediately
liter you tonnd the child?"
"I did."
"My business, perhaps it would bo
franki r to say my me ans of livelihood,
in i dtatedit"
"What has been your means of live
lihood?" "Swindling in all its various forms "
Maxey sat staring in bewilderment for
nine minutes.
"By what methods?"
"By tho meanest methods, Do you
wish me to give' a catalogue of my
n ked ways? It would no detubt bo in
structive to you. "
"Nevermind that, " cried Maxey, with
Budden energy. "Answer mo this; Wero
you cone, Tin d in the attempt to murder
this child Annette?"
Mr. Dye sprang to his feet with a force
that overturned his chair and stood with
a horrified look fixed full on the artist's
faco. His lip trembled and his voioe f al
ti red when he asked:
"Is thatis that your suspicion?"
"I am not here to talk of suspicions.
I am asking yem a plain question, Sus-
teptible of n plain answer."
Gradually tho horrified look faded otft
of his face. The lack luster eye'S sought
I tho surface of the hat again. lit) turned
and carefully restored the chair te an up
right position before he reiplied:
"I would rather, I would much rath
er, sir, tho accusation should come iu
any other form, but go on, sir, go on
even in this, if there has been such an
attempt, arrest me, try me, convict the,
hang me I am utte rly unworthy of tho
least n ipect, its you realise. A man who
weiuld ste'al wonlel kill. He WOUld shoot
down even the 'young imel innocent girl
who trusted him. Go em, sir. I shall not
oppose) you. "
"I Am half a mind to tako you at your
word!" cried Maxey, rising and impa
tiently pacing tho fiotlr.
"I slfall not ri'sist yon, Bir. "
"Do you mean" to tell lho thnt you do
not know of tho foul attempt on this
poor girl's life on tho sea road tho very
day you disappeared from town?"
Mr. Dyo made no reply at once, but a
harsh, grating semnd ittued from be
tween his lips. Maxey even thought ho
heard him murium' through his cliuehod
"The black heart! Tho black heart!"
But his faded glance was scarcely lift
ed fremi the forlorn hat ero ho becamo
phssivo again.
"I can only say to you, sir, that I
never heard of this thing before. "
"Don't you read the newspapers?"
"Not except by accident I have no
interest iu the world whatever."
"Do you never hoar people talk?"
"I have heard nobody talk about this,
but lyhave bom away where I would bo
little likely to."
"Why did you go away?"
"Bccauso'it was necessary for mo to
have money. I have been engaged in au
attempt to raise money by eiishonest
me ans au attempt which failed 08 dis
astrously as it deserved. It was my be
lief until I canio hero that Annette had
indeed voluntarily absented herself from
my abode, as she had threatened to do.
If you will ask the landlord at 40 Flood
Street, he will tell yem that I left money
in his charge to lie given to her if sho
returned during my absence. I had, I
cemlel have, no possible ill will for that
unfortunate girl. Neither was her life
such that she could have acquired ene
mies. Yem speak in riddles, sir. Would
it bo asking too much that you should
tell mo the circumstances? But, no; you
will not do that, for 1 am the man sus
pected." "I think circumstances warrant a sus
ploion that you know more than you
will admit. Nevertheless, lest I do an
injustice, I will tell you what you ask."
He told it. Mr. Dye listened motion
less till the end When it was over, ho
remained silent.
"Have you nothing to say to this?"
asked Maxey. ' 'Do you suspect nobody?' '
"I have nothing to say, sir."
"Not a wend."
"Well, then," cried Maxey excitedly,
"thero is only ouo course open to mc. "
Ho was interrupted by a knock at tho
door. Annette, whoso eyes wero not yet
free from tears, Implored his attention
for a moment. Ho went into the parlor
with her.
Miss Maxey, dressed for tho street,
sat in onei corner of the room, apparent
ly preoccupied, though the unusual color
in her cheeks was evidence -enough that
she was disturbed by more than ordinary
emotions. The artist barely noticed her.
He was too much under the power of tho
new and contending feelings that filled
his soul when Annette spoke to him to
heed anything else, for Annette opened
her heart to him and laid bare her sweet
and forgiving nature as sho never had
demo befi .re. And she pleaded for tho
teike'ii of his regard for her which ho was
the least in the world elesirons of grant
ing. But what could he do under the spell
:f her presence? How could he say "No"
sven when tho granting of her prayer
would allow to clip through his fingers
tho first real key to the mystery of tho
se'a road which he fi'lt he had ever held:
The beautiful face turned toward him BO
beseechingly, the dark eyes emphasized
hi r words so eloquently that he had no
power tei resist.
She could not forget that Mr. Dyo had
Drought her up, had given her a home;
that he stoexl to her in phicoof a father.
She could not bear to think of his being
persecuted or molested on her account
If he would not speak, let him remain
lilent The past was passed. Would not
Sir. Maxey give he r his promise not to
lollowup that elark matter further? Mr.
Jfaxey eliel not want to, bnt for her soke
Mr. Maxey would, and ho did.
"I promise you, " he said at length.
'I will eh tain him no longer. I will
;edl him that h" is at liberty to go where
le pleases, anel that I do it for his
laughter's sake'."
"Oh, no; please don't tell him that
t is not necessary that he should kueiw
ihat I interceded for him. I would rath
;r not."
"Very well then, " said Maxey. "So
X) if
Ho le ft the room and dismissed Mr.
Belfry from his post in the halL
As he was holding the door opeu tor
the sly landlord to pass out, Miss Muxey
swept by him on her way to the street,
and as she went sho flashed into her
brother's face a look of mingled pity and
contempt which made him feel decided
ly nnoomfortablo,
"She thinks I havo yielded to Annetto
too readily, " he reflected, "and no
doubt she is right. No doubt I have."
Still he eiemld not retract his promise
Dow. He went into tho room whero tho
tomber man still sat.
"Mr. Dye, I Jiave only one moro ques
tion to iisli ; you. Have you told mo ev
erything which you believe it is ne'ees
sary ft ir mo as the guardian of Annetto
to know?"
"Sir, I have nothing moro to say."
"I have done, sir. "
Mr. Dye arose, calm and unmoved
now as ho had been at first, smoothed
off his hat with his glistening sleeve,
put it upon his head and maelo the fol
lowing speech:
"I ele'sire first, sir, to warn you, if you
Wish to retain me, to havo me arrested.
Necessity is a stern law. 1 must eat. It'
there is nothing for mo here', I shall not
remain here. I do not much think, in
view of the manifold vicissitudes of life
and tho uncertainties of the appellations
wlfieh control human events, that if
you let mo go today it is at all probablo
you will e ver sev me again. "
"You tire at liberty to go whero you
will," said .Maxey. "If yem havo told
mo tho truth, thero is no reason why
you should not. If you have lied to me,
settle it with your conscience."
He opened the door. Mr. Dyo said not
a word. He made a profound stage bow,
settled his hat moro firmly on his head
and stalked out.
"And that, is tho end," thought tho
artist, with Some bitterness, "of my ex
perience as a detootive."
to he continued.
Complexion Preserved
viola mm
Romovo.i Fmelclri, Pfmplet,
Livor Moloi OlicliH'jade,
Sunburn and Tin, Hnd re
stores tho skin V) lea origi
nal freshness proeluoliiR M
ciciir emu BM1U1T coiu-w
nleixlon. Entwriortoitll nun'
preparations uaii polfsctif hnrmlcsfl. At all
OrufgistB, or moiled ior 50ets. Send lor Circular.
VIOLA 8KW 80AP Imrtr lneompanM9 u '
ftklD I'urilOuif Soap, uiivqiitle'l Tor elte toilet, n:lH vltlnue ft
rival fur tlio nunwrr. Anwluirlr riurn aotl dellcataly mtdi.
rawd. At ,ln-.,clit. Prior) 2S Cnh.
G. C. BITTNER& CO., Toledo, O.
Fnr xrilo by Mnttbfiwn llrei. and John
II. riiuliia.
Los! Manhood
anel vigor quickly
niuhelv emlMifoirti.
lllnilooKemi dy. Willi niHMa nwnitotpr.. Sold b
ureil by IMIAIMI.
. I lie great
tUTXUEWS liItOSLruKk'ist!i, Bcranton, Pa.
foil Sins5
and say: " I'm taking cold."
But you shiver because your
system Is weak and cannot
resist outside Influences.
the Cream of Cod-liver Oil
and hypophosphltes will
clothe your bones with
solid flesh and build you
up so you won't take cold
easily. Physicians, tho world
over, endorse it.
Don't be deceived by Substitutes!
Prepared by Scott ,t Bontta, N. Y. All Dmtfllta
lid i.i.. i
Ncrvuiw DImum, nttlng W. morj
PamhLl BImdImmbmi. nuntly Kml
KEnri.T in HO IAVS. Cuiv.i nil
lion, OTC(CMUtfl by put ftbufct'H, fflTM tiny and size
to wrankon oennii ud iulckl' Hut nurHy resturci
I.oftt -M tut hunt) In Did Or rotinft. Enlly cnrik tl hi v, st
poi'lLVt. 1'rleo 41.00 apavkngc. Six f.-r 0A.00 with o
writ It-1. ffttaranttfa to onn 'r nimey r hn ! i. Don't
li t hii v id OrBggfej Mil you, any kind "I
imitation, iiwist on hnvLng InDAPO noDootnor u
hu not trot It, we will And It ly mall QBdn rerctpf
of price Pamphlet m voawd batmom free. Atlrlreat
Oriental Unili uM'i , I'i Hi. , hiciii , III., orouritteiiti.
SOLD by MftttbOWl Bros., Wholesale and Retail
DrtigffUti, SCRANTUN, PA., and other Lead
iiiR Diuists.
The abovo brand of flour can be had at any of the following merchants,
who will accept The Tribumr flour coupon of 23 on each one hundred
of flour or 51) on each barrel of flour.
tcrantem P. P. Pricn, Washington avemenl
Oold Medal Brand.
Dumaoro F. P. I'ncev Gold Medal Hran 1.
Utuunore V. D. Mauley, buperlutivo Hranl.
llydi Park tiiron 4 Davis, Waihbnrti St.
(iold Medal Brain'.; J scph A. Hears, Main
avenue, Supoi lativn llrand.
Orcon Kldjf0j-A.U8puneer.Qe)ld Medal Brand.
J. T. m ., SuporjatWe.
liovidencc i'enner & Chamoll. N' Main ave
nue, Buporlatlv brand;U, J OilhupU V.
Maikot Ktruot, Gold,. M,d il Brand.
Olyphant .1 allies Jordan, Superlative Brand.
Pecivluo Shaffer st Killer Superlative
Jerinyn -C, U. Winters & Co Huperalatlro
Arclibald Jones. Siupson ft Co., Q lid .Medal.
Cartondalu B. S. Clark, (loid Medal Brand.
Honeedale-1 N. Poster & Co. UoU MovUi.
Minooka M. Ii. I.avullo
"No star was ever lost wo once have seen,
We always may be what we might havo been,"
Scranton, Pa.
22 and 23 Commonwealth Building.
That we will GIVE you beautiful new pat
terns of Sterling SILVER .SPOONS and
FORKS for an ecual wer;ht,ounce for ounce,
cf your silver dollars. All elegantly en
graved free. A large variety of new pat
terns to select from at
4t A
mm mm
ji2w Inlie ieratlveOrfnnsof either seirauseilhr overexertion yiinthfuleiTon.
VjJe excessive ur of tohaoce. opleini or stimulants, which lend to luiinnltr. COB"
AFTER USING DO Other. Ailurws RfcltVK iEED 00 Masonic Toeuplc. CUie'JeOO. IU.
For Sale
in Scrauton, Pa., by H. C. SAJJDERSOft, Drijgpist, cnr. WashlniTtoD
"r-uco Btl'tHltS.
anil R
Ask for DR. BTOTT'S FBKKTBOTAL FITjI.8 and tako no other.
B Send for circular, rnee yi.oo per DOX n uoxrs; mr s .ies
Ull. MOTT'8 CHEMICAL CO., - ClereUuul, Ohio.
b'C M. HABRIt, Druc:ll, Itl I'eiin u,,
BomaUinesneedi a reliable, monthly, rofmlatlnc medlclno. Only liarmloia end
? tbapurettdrugaahouldboUKil. It you want lho beat, get
Or. Peal's Pennyroyal PiSIs
Ther are prompt, lafe and certain In r. The sannlne (.Or, Peal') never diaap
uuint, Sent tnywlierc, JSt.CieJ. Adtosa i'BAI. BUMOn Ce Clevoland, 0.
For sale by JOHN H.
Spvuce Street, Scranton,
Dr. EX Grewer
The- PMaddphj . Bptriillit, nmi Mi aifoeiatad
Btnlt nf F.nuhsh nml flonimn piivRleynni,
nro now pnimaVontly lot nto.l nt
Tke doctor tatoraduatoof the t'nlyorsitv nf
1 1'linsylviinia.formorlv demotlltratnr of phvsi-
roUon Of FhlUdjlphU, A iPfcUlty of
Uiroiilo, Nr-renns, Skin, Heart, Womb and
BlOOd ellHi'asos.
Tho symiitom of whii:h aro dltStOOM, !ai k of
confidences Boxual wchKiii'sm in me'li iflnl wo
man, bau risiuu- in the throat. s;iotH floating
baton tlio iye'8, loM of memory, rTnable to con
rentrata toe mind nn one jubjaet, ormily
slartioil whi n i neleli'iilv sjiolfe'n to. anil dull,
oiKtrcsncd mud, wliHi onflta thoni for iicr
t'.rmmu tin. actual duties of Ufa, making hup.
tiine'SH Impcaatble! diitrenina tho action of
tho heart, causing flusliof heat, di-i,n n:i of
Kpirits, ovil forebodlngl, cowardico, tear,
dreams, melancholy, tiro cony of company,
feeding nit tired in tho morning as when rotfi"
ing, lack of energy, nervousness, trembling,
confusion of thought, depressfon.constip'itloiu
weakness of the limbs, etc. Those so nli'ectoel
should consult us immediately and bo restor
ed to perfect health,
Weakness of Young Men Cured.
If you have been given up by your physician,
call upon tho doctor and ba examined. Ho
ciu'os i tie worst cases of Nervous Debility. Scrn
leelii.liM S' res.i 'atarrhl'lles, Female Weakness,
Affections Of the Eye, liar, Nose autl Throat,
Asthma, Dealings, Tumors. Cancel's and Crip
ples of urery description.
Consult;. iiun.- lieu ami strictly sacred and
confidential, cilice .hours daily from iln. m.
ton p. m. Bundav U to &
torn the A'. J, Tribune, Xov.l.tMX
"CniCAno, Oct 21. Fhe first official
finnoiincement of World' Fair eli
plomas on flour has been made. A
mpdnl has been avrardel by tb.9
World's Fair judgas to tho flour manu
factured by th Washbnrn, Crosby Co,
in the preat Washburn Flour Mills,
Minneapolis. The committee report
the Hour strong and pure, and entitle
it to rank as first-class patent flour for
ininily and bakers' use."
Taylor-Judge Co . Gold Medal; Athertop
A: Co., Superlatives
Duryea Lawrence Storo Co., no!d Modal.
MOMO John McCrlndle, (1 ,!d Medal.
Pittatun M. W. O'Boylu, Ool 1 Medal.
Clark's Qreon-Frace & Parker, superiatiro.
Clark's Mimimt-P. M. nuiiu, 0ld Medal.
Palton-S, E. Fma & Son, Culd Modal lirani.
Nicholson -J. E. Harding,
Waverly-M. v.. Bliss A S,-,n, Hold Medil.
Factory ville Charles Gardner, Gold Me '.al.
Hopbottom K. M. Finn A Hon, Gold Medal
TobyhancA-T.byhanni It LeUgil Lumbar
Co., (iold Modal Brand.
Oou'.dsboro-S A. Adams. Gold Medal Brand,
Moscow Ball Clements tiold Medal.
Lako Are 1 James A. Bortree, tiold Medal
Forest City-J. L. Morgan JS Co., Gold Mede
4 Oonnell
Thli melsrM rrmrdy irntr
antftd Iu run, ft) I Of r(i dll
The Flour
Awards such as Weak Memory. Les:i nf 11 rain Poirer,lIeailache, Wakefulness,
Lost Manhood. Ntehtlv HmlaalCRIt, Nere i-usiicss, al. drains ami loss of power
siinintlon or Inanity, i nn nocarne.un vesi iiockci. 91 per cox. si 1 u. ...
hi nmll prepaid. Wlth.a S or.ler we give n written miernatrc to euro
.. 1 . .... , t. .... ...... . rireiilnr free. Belli hv nil ilnwirl.t. Ask for tt. take
3SJCClnL,3 Tho onljr safo, sure antl
over offered to Lit lies,
espeoiully recommend
od to marriod I.n,dinn.
Pharmaclat, cor. Wyoming Avenue and