The Sunday Morning Herald. (Amarillo, Tex.), Vol. 22, No. 11, Ed. 1 Sunday, April 10, 1910 Page: 12 of 12
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THE SUNDAY MORNING SUNDAY AJKIL 1U 1010.
Jr5)W Trr'm XVT3
FOR JUST A MINUTE
I Below; I am giving a description of three nice new residenci that I am offering for sale
' on good terms. Come around and see me and I shall take deasure in showing them to
Xcfor a five room house I arn confident that one of them will pease you.
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' Hti tone changed abruptly. He
I pointed to ih sheriff's deputjes one
after tp thf with his stick. There
i vaa I remembered always something
j Insinuating disagreeable and final
about my grandfather's staff. .
( "CIw utl" he commanded. "Patesk
I ate these fellows through the wall.
' Mr. tktrttf If I were yrrti I'd be' very
4 ' etarefol. mdeed. whv. I said of this ef-
iOilr. ' I'm a deal mao come to life
iigmtn. ana I know a great deal that I
ceatlaivaa (Its a man for life like a
temporary absence from' this cheerful
ad llaaiant world rrecotnmend you
utrrtt. ;" '
na waiaeq about tne room with the
ejulek. eager step that was peculiarly
Bis ens-a. whlla Stoddard Larry and I
ataraa at htm. Bates wai Uipiu tha
aia aaariff to his feet.7 Morga and
tha rest 9t the foe were crawling ind
atairfartag away muttering as thought
fnp!ori& the' aid of heavea ftgalnst an
Til Bptrit " '
nokarlaf sat aUent not aura wheth-
er ka aaw a gboet or real fleah-and
lood. aad Urry kept .cleje to him.
catttoff off his reCreat. J think we all
tpwaneed taat bewildered feeling of
kiUrv wao ara caught fit mlchf
y a enddea parental r)flltt'on. My
crtaffatker went about peeling a the
boot wita a traatutl air that w dls-
alatUf. . . j'
Ha paused suddenly before tte de-
atT lor tia memorial table. wkk I
had nada early la my stay ut Cilia-
arm foosa I had sketched tha !etiwr.
Inr wUfe soma ears aad pinned It
art lust a she'f far my mora nuuroiy. j
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.tad f It inferaaee. Tie 14 gfnMe-
maa atilied out his glasses and utorvl
with his hanCs behind his backread-
larf. When he finished ha walked to
: whara ! stood. .. . . V'
"Jaet!' h aald "Jar my oy!T
Ula volca shooV and; hte hands trcm-
b'H aa he laid them on my ahonlders.
"farlaa." ha turaed. aeek'.ng bar but
tha girl had ranlahed. "JusV as well
he satd. 'Thla roora la haM'y an edl.
Mag t'.&t tor a womas." 1 heard tar
an. tpstact a light hurried ate? la ita
.t.ik . ' rr
Pickering to heard that faint. fu!
lire sound and ocr eyes met at he ln-
rat tt Tb yiourht of her
No. 1812 Taylor Street I have a
batli room. complete pantry porches water electric
lights etc. This house is new has never hecn occupied is
; well built has granitoid walks in front anl trees in tlic yard.
The house fronts east and is on a fifty-foot lot.
s I am offering this property for only $.$()( ) on terms of
$850 cash and the balance in six. twelve eighteen twenty-
: four and thirty months at 8 per cent. Possession tan he rjiveii
Thi is an excellent neighborhood not far from the
;var line and the adjacent property has walks and trees and
i will in ajl probability soon be covered with nice homes.
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t At No. 1602 Monroe Street I have a house the deserip-
- tioti of which is the same as the above. The lot in this case
has a sixty-foot frontage. This property is just one block
' from the car line and every home In this block is new ami
is a nice place. Price $.1100 oif terms of $900 cash balance
six twelve eighteen twenty-four and
to hay come and sec me
ion my oari and 1 iit tnat JMcKcr-
ln( taw and knew and was ftlad.
"Tbty hava all gone air" reported
Batci returntnir to the room.
"Now gentlemen." bngan mjr grand-
father teatlnx himself "this little bo-
fret of mine wai ha red by only two
periona. On of these was Batei"
he pauaed as an exclamation broke
from ill of ui; and he went on
enjoying our arnaiement "nd the
other was Marian Devereux. I had oh-
iPived for yari that at a man's death
lili property often geta Into tho wrong
bandi or becomes a bnne of ronten-
tln araonu lawyers. Sometlnina."
and the old gootloman laughed "an
executor proves incompetent or dls-
Ifinast. I was thorotmhly fooled In
you Pickering. The money you ewe
me Is a larpe sum: and yon were
delighted to hear of ny death that you
didn't eren make sure t was really out
Of the way. You were perftnitly will-
ing to accept Ilatea' word for It; and
I must 3r that Batra carried It off
splendidly." i :''
rtckerlnj rose the blood surglnR
again In Ms face and screamed at
Bates pointing a shaking finger at the
"To Impeator you perjurer! The
law will deal with your case." . -
"To be sure" resumed my grand-
fa'fcer ralmly; ''Rates did make false
amdavlts about my death; but posst-
"It was In a Pickwickian sense sir"
said Bates gravely.
"And In a rlriteoua cause" declared
mn grandfather. "I assure jrou Pick-
r!ag that I have v?ry Intention of
fairinc rare of nates. Ufa weekly let-
j ttrg Kivng an account of the curious
roanlfestationa of your devotion to
Jack' security and peace wore alono
worth a goodly sura. Put nates"
': The old gentleman was enjoying him-
self hugely. Ho chuckled now and
placed his hand on my ahou'.dr.
. "Sales It was too bad I got those
saiialvej of yours all la a bucchu I
was In a I'ahnblyeh m tho Nile and
ii-.ey don't have rural frco dcrlvery la
Ecrpt- Yew cabliffrarc celled me
homo before I tad Cniahcd rtadlcg tho
lottera. Cut thaakiCod JacU you're
allrer ' t . ; . 1
There was real IfexillDg in these last
- wiMmm aj
d S3 SSUOED3EXHI23
pew house of five
thirty months at 8
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UP East Fifth Street
touched by them.
"Amen to that!" cried Pates.
"And now Pickering belore you go
I want to show you something. It's
about this myBterlous treasure that
has given you and I hear the whole
countryside so much concern. I'm
disappointed In you Jack that you
couldn't find the hiding place. I de-
signed that as a part of your architec-
tural education. Pates give me a
The man gravely drew a chair out
of the wreckage and placed it upon
the hearth. My grandfather stepped
upon It seizod one of the bronze
sconces above the mantel and gave It
a sharp turn. At the same moment
Pates upon another chair grasped the
companion bronze and wrenched It
sharply. Instantly soma mechanism
creaked In the grebt oak chlmney-
.breast and the long oak panels swung
oxirm disclosing a steel door with a
"Gentlemen" and my grandfather
turned with a quaint tmich of humor
and a merry twinkle In his bright old
eyes "gentlemen behold the treas-
ury! It has proved a liettei hiding
place than I ever Imagined It would.
There's not much here .lack but
enough to keep you going for a while."
Ve wore all staring and tha old
gentlemnn was unfeiKnedly enjoying
our mystification. It. was an hour on
which he had evidently counted much;
l( was tho triumph of his resurrection
and home-coming and he chuckled as
he twlrlod the knob In the steel door.
Then Pates stepped forward and
helped him pull the door open disclos-
ing a narrow steel cheat upright and
hold In place by heavy belts clamped
into tho chimney. It whs Oiled with
packets of papers tied neatly with
"Jack." said my grandfather shak-
ing h:s head "you woujda't be an
architect and you're not much of an
engineer either or you'd have seen
that that paneling was heavier than
was ' necessary. There's $200000 In
llrst-rate securities. Pates and I put
them li.ere Just betoro I went to Ver-
mont to die."
"I've sounded those panels a dozen
times" I protested.
"Of course you havo" said my
grandfather "but solid steel behind
wood Is safo. I tested it carefully bo-
fore I left."
- H 'Rushed end rapped the e
wan bis staff and I laughed with him.
"But you found the Door of Bewilder-
raent and Pickering's notos and that's
"No; I didn't even find that. Dono-
ran deserves the credit. But how did
you ever come to build that tunnel If
you don't mind tolling raeT"
: He laughed gleefully.
("That was originally a tronch for
natural gaa pipes. There wai once a
At 1003 JcffciNon Strce; have a new five room house
west front bath. etc. Hasher been occupied and is a Jar-
gain at the price which is'i'.y SJ.400 Toi iii : .$51 ca-h.
balance six twelve eijjhtccijiw enty four am! thirty months
at 8 per cent. Von have tt' inside of these places to Ap-
preciate them and I shall bijdad t. .-how them at any time.
1 also have some ;icr l"t- that are offered on eay
terms and at riqht prices. Jin Mndi-on Street between Six-
teenth and Seventeenth Serf; I have nine :-. each (KH0
feet. granitoid alks and tit in imnt of r.ich. lot and trees
on each. These lots nn btjurcha'cd for $750 each i except
the corner lot whieh is -Sjj9 1 ) on terms W one-tliird ca-h
bal-mcc six. twelve and eirJi'cn months at S per cent.
have two east
:it 00x1 -JO foot
between Sixteenth and sixteenth Streets which I can se'l
for SK00 each on same t(!r as above.
In the Southside .diion at Nineteenth and Pierce
OPPOSITE POSTOFFICE Phono 313
this house wlthk hlg trunk ma!n run-
ning off across Country to supply tho
towns west of here. The gas was ex-
hausted and ths pipes were taken up
befnro I benin to build. I should
never have tboiiKht of that tunnel In
the world If the trench hadn't suggest-
ed It. 1 merely deepened And widened
It a little and plastered It with cheap
cement as Mr as the chapel; and that
little room there where I rut Picker-
ing's notes had once bsen tho cellar
of a hoiiso built for the superintend
ent of tho gM plant. I never had any
Idea that I should use that pes-ie as
a meanB of gettlnn Into my own house
but Marian met me at the station told
me that there was irounio nere ann
came with me through the chapel Into
the cellar and through the hidden
stairway that winds around tho chirr.
ney from that room whero we keep tho
"But who w 'he Khost?" I demand-
ed "if you were really alive and in
Bates lnufihed now.
"Oh I w 'ho ghoRt! I went
through there orenslonnlly to stimu-
late your curiosity about tho house.
And you nearly caught me once!"
"One thing moi6. If we're not wear-
ing you out I'd like to know whether
Sister Thcreia owes you any money."
My grandfather turned upon Picker
Ing with blaslns 5'rs-
"You scoundrel you Infernal scoun-
drel SJator. Theresa nover borrowed u
cent of mo In her llfo! And you have
made war on that woman"
His rntte choked him.
He told.atC8 10 cl(1o Jnft """or of
the steel rhest and then turned to
"Where are those notes of Picker-
lns's?" . h demanded; and I brought
"Gen lcoien. Mr. Pickering has gone
to ugly lengths in this affair. How
many murders have you gentlemen
"We were about to begin actual kill-
ing when yu arrived" replied Larry
"The nrlf ot all his men off the
premises Dore or a"ve Br" sal'
"That I no3- Tt WM ft" Krat
mistake- vrry reat mistake; I had
no iilc-a "rh thlTKs rou(1 happen."
and my grandfather turned to Picker-
ing. ..jerlns. w'hat a contemptible
scoundrel 7" re' I lent you that
MOO 000 bu5r Berurrt'e8 to give you
better standing In your railroad enter
prlB. n'1 th "t tlm" 1 "w 7001
you got "10 0 'lls'e t1" collateral so
vou eoiild raise money to buy more
shsret ThoB1 fter 1 dled"he
chnckled"""vou tnf?Rnt you'd find and
destroy h nofl8 n(1 nat wo'ilo nl
the traB1'00; and If you bad been
imart f ouyh (b tai tham ypu wight
i ' t.
Streets f am
lots on Jackson
If yovt property is
i -i rs
r LI v?.
fcavei had them and welcome). But as
It Is they go to Jack. If he shows any
mercy on you In eollectlns them he's
not the boy I think he is."
Pickering rose seized his hat and
backed awny toward the shattered
library door. He paused fur a moment
his fneo livid with rase.
"Vou old fool!" he screamed at my
grandfather. "You old lunatic I wish
to (Jod I had never seen you! No won-
der you came back to life! You're a
tricky old devil and too mean to dlo!"
He turned towurd mo with some sim-
ilar complaint ready nt his tongue's
end; but Stoddard caught him by tho
sohuldors and thrust him out upon tho
A moment later we saw him cross
tho meadow and hurry toward Ct.
Changes snd Chances.
John Marshall Glenarm had probably
never been so hnppy in his life as on
that day of bis amazing homo-coming.
He laughed at u:i and he laughed with
us and an he went about the bonne ex-
plaining his plans for Its completion
bo chaffed us all with lii3 shrewd
"1 Wish to God I Had Never Soen
humor that had been tho terror of my
"Ah it you had had the plana of
course you would have been saved a
lot of trouble; but that little sketch of
the Door of Bewilderment was the
only thing I left and you found it.
Jack you really opened these good
books of mine."
He sent us all away to remove the
marks of battle and we gave Bates a
hand In cleaning up the wreckage
Bates the keeper of secrets Bates
the Inscrutable and mysterious Bates
the real hero of the affair at Glenarm.
My grandfather led us through tho
nsrrAw stairway t)V which he bad eo-
at the right kind
you and if you are
offering twelve lots which are bargains. Thes
hits have a frontage of 50 feet and are 125 feet
lots run clear through the block ami a house can be built
to face either direction or two houses can be built on each
In m:e facing east and the other facing west. This ts the
only block in the SoutliMde Addition th.it has water or that
is ci iii enient to water. Price only S400 per lot on terms
of n m:1 third cash and the balance in six twehc and eighteen
nvj-.ths at S per cent. If you want to build a home and want
a desirable lot for little money come ami sec me and let me
show you these lots. This property i.s but two blocks from
the cr.r line.
I still have some of those sixty-foot lots on Adams and
Jeficrson Streets between Sixth and Tenth that I can sell
at $5"5 for corner lot s and $500 for inside lots. One-third
ca-h. balance six. twelve and eighteen months.
on the market list it with me
MnxaaasMiajmiumwtfiw jut miiiii hub
tered which had been built between
false walla and we played ghont for
one another to show Just how the
tread of a human being around the
chimney sounded. There was much to
explain and my grandfather's contri-
tion for having placed me In so hazard-
ous a predicament was so sincere and
his wlr.h to make amends so evident
that my heart warmed to him. He
made me describe In detail all the in-
cidents of my stay at the house listen
ing with boyish delight to my adven-
' tu res.
! "Bless my soul!" he exclaimed over
and over again. And as I brought my
two frionds Into the story his pleasure
; knew no bounds and he kept chuck-
! ling to himself half a dozen times
ahnklng hands with Larry and Stod
dard who were he declared his
friends as well as mine.
The prisoner In tho potato cellar re-
ceived our due attention; and my
grandfather Joy In the fact that an
ament of the British government was
held captive In Glenarm House was
chee'lng to sea. But the man's de-
tention was a grave matter as we all
realized and made Imperative the lm-
I mediate consideration of Larry's fu
"I must go and go at once!" de-
"Mr. Donovan I should feel honored
to have you remain" said my grand-
father. "I hope to hold Jack here and
I wish you would share the house with
"The sheriff and those fellows wont
squeal very bard abont their perform
ances here" said Stoddard. "And they
won't try to resoue the prisoner even
for a reward from a house where the
com back to life."
"No; but yon oaa't hold a British
prisoner In an American private house
forever. Too many people know he
has been In this part of the country;
and yon may be sure that the fight
here and the return of Mr. Glenarm
will not fall of large advertisement.
All I can ask of you Mr. Olenarm la
that yon detain the fellow a few hours
after I leave to give me a start."
After a late luncheon for which
the amazing Bates produced cham-
pagne the othera left us 8toddard to
help Iiarry get his things together
and rny grandfather and I talked for
an hour. t
"You will stay on here you will
help tn to finish the house?" the old
gentleman asked with unmistakable
eagerness of look snd tone.
It seemed harsh and ungenerous to
tell him that I wished to go; that the
great world lay beyond the confines
of Glenarm for me to conquer; that I
had lost as well as gained by those
few months at Glenarm House and
wished to go away. It was not the
mystery now fathomed nor the
struggle now ended that was upper-
most la my mind Ad heart 1st mem
of prices and
in the market
ories or a Kin who una mocked ma
wlfh delicloiia girlish laughter who
had lured me away from the Indiana
woodlands that. I mlRht see her trans-
formed Into another more charming
being only to shatter my faith at the
end. It was a comfort to know that
Pickering trapped and defeated war
not to benefit by the told trick she hai
helped him play upon me. His los:
was hern as well and I was glad in my
bitterness that I had found her in tbo
passage seoklng for plunder at the be-
hest of the samo master whom. Mor-
gan Ferguson and the rest of them
served. I did not mention her to my
grandfather; I resolved never to think
or speak of her again.
Tha fight was over and there was
nothing more for me to do in the house
by the lake. After a week or so I
should go forth and try to win a place
for myself. I had my profession; I
was an engineer and I did not ques-
tion that I should be able to And em-
ployment As for my grandfather
Bates would care for him' and I should
visit him often. I was resolved not
to give him any further cause for anx-
iety on account of my adventurous
and roving ways. He knew well
enough that his old hope of making an
architect of me was lost forever; and
now I wished to depart in peace and
seek some part of the world where the
trails were new and there were tracks
to lay and bridges to build.
These thoughts so filled my mind
that I forgot that my grandfather was
patiently waiting for an answer.
i"I should like to rto anything yoa
ask; I should like to stay here always
but I can't. Don't misunderstand me.
I have no Intention of going back to
my old ways. I squandered enough
money In. my wanderings and I had
my Joy of t.ht kind of thing I shall
find employment somewhere and go
. "But Jack" he bent toward me
kindly "Jack you mustn't be led
away by any mere Quixotism into lay-
ing the foundation of your own for-
tune. What I have Is yours hoy.
What Is In the box in the chimney la
yours now to-day."
"I wish you wouldn't! You were al-
ways too kind and I deserve nothing
"I'm not trj'las to piy you Jack I
want to rase m own conscience
that's all." ' '
(Continued next Sunday)
Difference of Opinion
Myra Kelley tells a characterlstlo
ntnrv of Mr. and Mrs. SDltzkv of the
I East side who rushed to school and
I frantically rescued their son a lad of
seven upon whom an operation for
adenoids was about to be performed.
"It was good we got there In time"
said tj father; but the already Amer-
icanized son remarked; "What did
joua hu la tor'" '
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