‘care tor her us he cure for no ml
else on earth. . -
llllss Ann Marston was n very
VOL. x7<vl. No. 50.
cHlcAGo, lLL.. WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER’ 14',’
I898; V Engle Collielhitien
llllo ii1LLED HER?
Tile lllysterioustcircumstunces At-
tending the Death of Miss [liar-
ston--Love and Jealousy at llliir.
. ‘ By ElVlW.l.5 HOWARD WIGHT.
‘V ‘I ' . ‘ CHAPTER 1. 7
Miss Ann Iilarslon lay upon her couch near the open
window in her room at Mal-ston House. It was a gloomy
ton House had been an invalid for '
nvs y She ws sh t - ,
five years or age, with I de-
ter l ed llps a eyes rendered 4 ‘ '
room with its heavy, old-fashioned turnlture and dark
’ The was a. tap upon the drier followed
trance 0! the butler, HTISOII‘ who. '
of town. but his assistant is here"
"Very Well, show him in," saiddiiss Mnrstnn.
In 8. few moments Johnson ushered into the
tall young man, with sandy hair, light blur‘, eyes, and
rather Womanlsh features.
9 in Henry Ashhurton, madam," he said, a's
pain to which X am subject. Doctor Orrne is sometimes
able to alleviate my suirerings.
At that molnent Jnhnshn appeared again at the do .
a'am " he sslcl, "but John ‘Valr
"I beg your pardon, In
tent is here and begs that you will see
is going out at town and wishes to catch the hex
“Very well, Show him in," said Miss Zllarstml.
wait a few minutes, my business with Ihls
take but 3, short While," Rh? added, turning t
think that x can nlsqdo so. madarn," said the as V
xsce nvs ears Previous
. ‘ II
had injured her spine and l1'ni1el‘ed'
her helpless. ‘> . V‘ -
' iss Ann Marston had never
a. handsome woman, and her
prosaic lite had known but one
rie! romance. “hen a. young
of her, and one day they eloped
her. , ,. , .
, Ann gave no outwarii sign or her .
sorrow, she was always pale and <.
ri woman, It vin a hamlwme
Iortu e (rim he -mothe
vshirh she ha lncreasrd by shrewd
d successnli e u n la -
He Ll -d srior a raw )'esrx, lest-1
ing to his widow and child, a girl.
in ome barely 'sumrivllt to
years of age Carroll lilarslon, the son oi’ Miss Mars.
In ents war 0 . he had 3 small iniom and vi 9
stud in aw. H H‘! t the time tvl nty-six yenrs of
we ye s had ssed nee th n. u ll h
me Blanche and J lTlPS paid th vlsl 3
Mnrston Hnuse and it
Marstnn intended dividing her fortune equally among
the three young people.
'1‘ e my that our story opt-ns Blanche and James were
staying at Msrstan House.
hllss llarston lsy upon her touch. her me white. her
lips compressed. her browatlrawn topzet r in A ro
vi-lit-h did not come from physical sui'(erirlK<
< “I say, Johnson, was she murdered for that one thousand pounds I paid her."
slstarlt. The Young doctor bowed and resumed his seat.
Mrs. xtuthrrinrd sat in the pretty little pnrlo
tts e.-shs was s enaer, grsce ul womsn. w
hair Just t0llti'iEd u
was shout eight o'clock In the evening.
came quickly into the room
“WhY. Ill n
“contiunca on Page Two.)
s clnlnleil Mrs. Rutherford
Blsnch nutherrora was very pretty, rather
The Story of u l'llun's Temptation-
, ‘ll W0m(lll'SH?,l‘0lSlll and (1 Love
Too Great ‘for. selfishness.
By CLARA AUGUSTA l"ltA sl<.
sinewy little mountain horse lucked his nay care.
luiiyoalong the rocky psth lsstimg toward the bald sum.
the Great Man. list , and mail w v V .
lance, the rnlzized plank laylluznlnst thee pTl'pl’e) hltledlgx
the August sky, crowned almost. to its crest with the
‘ He-sum grow or the region
End sweltering in the hot air 1-!
noon 1 e. 7 -
Donald Carew lined his up and
-brushed back the loose damp locks
or the lovely ssh Parl Valley, sun.
bathed mid tropical. - t
‘villi was wanting to‘ com;
‘ plate this earthly pilrmllse but
“ ter at element hi
and vordura. .
The cry 0! the lnhabllnnts 01 the
valley was tor “'2 r. T e nran
and thti lemon, the smug of the
lit for the dwell-
he s. Gervasse would salve 2
problem at the ssh rut-i vsllry for
rest Cl‘ilC2UlD snurh.
no slulreways which had been
proyectetl for the Irnproventcm of’
the adjltrent territory. '
rovluus night he slid Mars.
from him ihey had elicited many
ht-rder was a Yankee ,l'i-om
. s A godsend to his mos
llulonous exis ence.
From his standpoint it would ap-
pear that the irrigation conlpany
low named Acluvorlh. who hi) 8. mill on the St. Germ
' use and
. “come at good
back east, so they say. but has lived in these 'ere
mountains ii he's second cousin 0 8. z ear.
ca ' no
of this water scheme of Youth, and has made his brags ,
lis he'll shoot the first man as ‘tempts to inierefre with
Csrew had laughed at the old Yanltee's serious race as
he warned him to look out for Ackworth. The young
lllan had life all before him, with plenty of money at his