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With alt tho advantages of
youth, education and good looks'
and no vocation other than the
enjoyment of wealth, the hero of
our present story chose rather
to sacrifice his caso and com
fort on the altar of his duly as a
citizen. His city called him to
save her from spoliation and
corruption, and he responded to
the call. To lure him from the
path of right came the seduc
tions of love and tho claims of a
revered parent's memory, allied
with the mighty forces at the
command of political and finan
cial malefactors. Tho firmness
with which "the man of the
hour, " singled out for the high
est post in a great municipality
by those who satv in him only
a weakling and a tool, resisted
tho very forces that had elevated
him for their own purposes to
official power will be an inspi
ration to the reader, as it has
been an uplifting force in tho
minds of 'thousands who have
witnessed its theatrical repre
sentation. ciiAFrnn i.
r"f""IIH country house of Charles
I it JValnw right, ...tinandcr. 'toppy,.
iuv-wKUTuvvriuuuuig ine wuier
A la a cllutnx of architectural hid
eousness, .slid extravagant coat. Tlio
grounds of Charles Wnliiwrlght. finan
cier, stretched out tuto countless acres
of laudscape'.gardenlug. The wholo es
tate of Charles Wuluw right, financier,
eclliMcd those of bis neighbors In the
fashionable suburb, even as tho name
of Charles, Wulnwrlght, financier,
eclipsed almost every other In tho city
world where money ruled ns undis
puted unrt absolute monarch.
Kven when he turned (rout the bus
tle of city and fellow money builders
and sought for n space the hlinplo llfo
on his (2,300,000 country place, with
Its modest equipment of forty-ono serv
ants, Mr, Wnluwrlght so far curried
Into tho wilds tho atmosphere of busi
ness and the burdeu of other men's
wealth as to huve u very complete lit
tle stockbroker room fitted up adjoin
ing bis big library and to keep a man
alght and day at his private wire.
Charles Waluwrlght, financier, whs n
bachelor. No obese or stutucsquo wife
lurried about with her a portable ad
vertisement of his wealth In the shape
of fabulously valuable jewels or tuado
bis iiuuio renowned lu opera box, New
port casino or Lenox cottage. Ills only
brother had died years before, leaving
n mere beggarly million dollars or so
and two children to divide It. These
:hlldrou Dallas, a strikingly pretty
and still more strikingly Independent
Ctrl of twenty-four, and I'erry, a de
lightfully lazy, lovable lad of tweuty
ouo lived with their uncle, who man
aged their affairs, let tbem go protty
much as they choso and as they wcro
more or less ornamental and enter
taining and decidedly popular was
rather fond of them.
The trio had passed a pleasant, un
eventful month at the big bouse on tho
hill early In the summer of 10, whou
n day dawned whercou fate booked n
number of decidedly Interesting futcful
hupiwulugs to o.fur.
Watnwrlght himself was up betimes
and at work In bis library, poring over
market reports, cipher telegrams and a
dozen other details of deals which bis
fclmplo life cult did not prevent blin
from operating at long range, with
blm was Ills secrets r)i Thompson, a
pallid, earnest looking youug fellow,
who) unobtrusive ctUcIcncy bad long
Unco won tho financier's admiration.
This morning affairs In the financial
world had gone moie than ordinarily
lo Mr. Walnwright's liking. Moreover,
paragraph In oue of the city papers
that had caught his eyes had set bis
lean gray face to twitching with as
uear an approach to a smile as tho
great mau ever permitted. Altogether
be wus In an unwoutedly genial mood,
and somo of bis good nature so fur ex
panded as to Include his busy secro
tury. Thompson." ho remarked as the last
batch of correspondence was cleared
away, "you're looklug pair. Do I work
you too hard"
"No, Indeed, sir," rep-fed the secre-
tiifyT with n 7ronp'!ltuilo llial "Lad
something itlmoit (.lavish In It,
'reeling ull rlghtV" went on Wain
w right. "You need more exercise. Why
don't you get nut of doors oflcnerj"
"The work, sir"
"Oct another man t6 help you do the
telegraph part of It, then. I"
"Thank you, sir. You nro very kind
Indeed; but. If It's Just the same to you,'
I'd rather handle It all myself. I hope
the work's iiorfectly satisfactory, sir?"
"Perfectly, Thompson, You're the
only omployco I have who seems to
loio work for work's sake. Seen any
thing of Mr. (Hubs this inornlug?"
"No, sir. 1 don't believe he's up yet.
Coming by such a late train last night,
j on know, sir, nnd"
"1 wus up ns late as he was, and I
wus at work by 8. Hut when a man
dikes his first holiday In six years, as
he Is doing. 1 Bupposo oversleeping Is
part of the fun. There's n mau to pat
tern yourself nftcr, Thompson! 1 re
member when he started out he hadn't
'a penny nothing but the rcsolie to
get money and then to get more of It.
And now look ut hlml At tblrty-llvo
he's the head of one of the busiest
brokerage houses In"
"Oood morning!" broko In n voice
from the foot of the broad stairway
neross the hull. "Sorry to he so lute.
Do you know how the market Is?"
"It's opened ccn stronger than I
hojicd," wild Wulnwrlght. "Take a
look at these dispatches and see for
yourself. Hud your breakfast?"
"Yes, thanks," answered the new
comer, a well groomed, stocklly built
man, lounging Jnto the rooms, with n
nod at Thompson, who discreetly
withdrew Into the adjoining office.
"Seems queer to Inrvo n whole day
nwny from the office. I hardly know
what to do with so much spare time."
"It's tho everyday hard work tliut's)
put you' where you are today, Glbbs,
and that's Interested me In you. For
Instance, that deal of yours in South
"Yet thut was tho deal tho rmuers
"All denounced ron for? Wlint tin
you care? Yon wero within tlm lnw.
Tbcy'vo been hammering mo for years
mm aiinuuung an sorts of low mo
tives to mo. As loug as tho law doesn't
Interfere) I'm dibit- in trot nil r nfi fln
nro you. Bo Is every sauo man. As
iouk us ii can oo uono witnout any
fuss or shouting. A mosquito could
bite twico as often If aulr h didn't
slug n song about It By tbe way,
have you Been tho papers"
"No. Anything new?"
"One thluir at least Mint nin-tit: to in.
teres t you. Listen to this: 'The engage
ment of tho nleco of a world celebrated
financier to a prominent voiinc broker
Is about to bo announced. Tho young
iuay ami ner urottier aro orphans and
are not only their famous uncle's
wards, but also tbe sole heirs to his
vast wealth. They nro summering nt
his mugulflccut country place, where
tho fortunate broker Is mldil in snenil
every one of the very few moments
icu vacant ny uu during stock manip
ulations.' No mistaking that, eb,
'It It oucht to brim; mntfnru tn ii
head, I should think."
It certainly should." assentMl Wnin.
wrlcht. "In fact. It'ii Hiwii n Miirii.
clous master stroke that I've a notion
you. may possibly bavo been at tbo
bottom of It. Now, confess. Weren't
"Well. Of COUrso I didn't T.pllv
write It. But"
'Clever boy! Dallas will Iioya tn
show her hand now or never. She's-
IfCPt you OU thR anxious iuilt inn Innp-
as It Is. That's tbe reason I asked you
up hero for the day. She must settle
kt today If I can raunago It. She knows
now anxious i am ror her to accept
"But I'm sometimes afraid she tnfi
not caro for me."
"Then make her care. As lnnir aa
she cares for nu uiia nlmi von ,m nar.
fuude her to bcllem Bhu adores you."
'IIow do you know? Ycu'ie a bach
Tftrtiapa that's how I know. 'And
he doesn't care for any one else."
"You're sure) There's' Bennett, for
"Alwyn Bennett? Why, absurd!
She's known him all her life. They're
Just good friends; nothing more. lies
our- nearest neighbor here, and It's
only natural. Besides, he Isn't the sort
of man she wants., He's' an .Idler.
Sho likes men who have made some
thing of themselves like yourself, for
Instance. So uiako yourself easy on
that score. If Bennett loved her, he'd
have proposed long ngo."
"Not necessarily. He's not a mini to
get started easily," but once start him
"Then don't start hlin. do In mat
win. What Is It, Thompson?'
The secrctury entered from nlio,ef
f:e with it dispatch. ,
"There's an answer, sir," said he.
"Here's n blank."
Wulnwrlght reud the message, scrib
bled a few lines mid banded the reply
to the secretary, who hurried out
"So Thompson Is not only a secre
tary, but a telegraph operator as well,"
remarked (llbbs as the clicking of a
Morso Instrument sounded from tbe
"He's everything," replied Wuln
wrlght. "He's a wonder. 'He "beard
me say 1 wished I had a good operator
up here whom I could trust, so with
out n word to me he goes nnd learns
telegraphy. I've bad hlui nine years
now and tested and tempted blm fifty
ways, but he's as truo as steel, tbe one
einployeo I ever bad that I could trust
By tbe way, the message he Just
brought me ought to Interest you. It
tells me Borough Street railway stock
Is offered now at 03. I've given orders
for your "office to take all they can get
hold of nt that price quietly and with
out insklur any bids or attracting at
tention. That'll bo the biggest deal of
iuy career it i can carry it uiruugu.
You understand .your'part. perfectly
to take foryoursclf.'SO percent ,otvthc
deal, .handle the whole aff,i'.lr on the
floor and not.buy,nny ofjthe stock ,f or
your own private, account? , Htlck.tp
that nnd there's just .one h thing that
cull possibly bloc's us." '
"You mean, the' defeat, of. tbe rwat
city administration' this. full';" ,, "
"Just that.'ahd l'iroi'tVclleui It will
bo beaten. Tho organisation's solid as
rock.1- VThcythavo tholpolU-e. 'the of
""But tlie'ieople nt lurg"e?" " ,
"Tie, people ut largo are iji-vp that
like to he.drhcn by tho stro igeH shep
herd. If they weren't, ti ej'd have
broken looje u century ugo.'i ml rim the
cltyund thecountry to sult.i leni-elves.
Just now Did; Horrlgan ha peiin to be
tbe 'shepherd' wbo'cau iniO o th.'iu go
wherever ho says.'"
"Shepherd and 'crook ci'tnUued, I
should say." confmented Glhln. chuc
kling ut his own feeble Joke ,
"I wouldn't.. let u'H)eccli like that
get back to llorrlgun If 1" wro you,"
relurniHl Wulnwrlght dryly. "Your
wvr mlv' t Kiiffer. Nothi ig (except,
maybe, gmtltudoi Is so had ux. humor
for spoiling ii man's clmiiceti.ln busl-
uo.h or polities. .C hiUKb :ost. moro
thiiii people think. 'But. rpcaklng or
th' election this fall, a if'onii ware
or uny thungu of city udi.tlulstratlou
would Nmush'our Boruugh'i Street rail
way deal. T offset Unit,' I've Joined
hands with tlorrlguu. If 'I can Urlug
htm to bee things my wnyv he shall
have uisb enough to buy all the honest
voters bo needs. He's coliilug.,beru
mm iiuiiii in iiiik (mugs ovorwiui me.
1'iieiuns coming too."
"I'hclan? You mean the alderman
of the Eighth? You'll have a pleasant
little gathering. Perhaps yoq didn't
know thut rhelun and Horrlg.m have
had n row and"
"And that's why I'm bringing them
together here toduy. I wuiit to putch
up their quarrel If I' can. Itieed them
both. I'helan'a n, useful ma'ii." '
"But Horrlgun Is bois of the organl-
cation. If jou have 111 in on your side,
why do you bother about getting
"Yes. Horrlguu Is boss". He's fought
his way up by bulldog tactics. He
has no diplomacy-nothing 'but' brute'
force. Now, I'hehiii has Just us much
force In his way, but he's us tricky as
a' fox too. I've known him' oyer alnco
bo wus chief of police. Ilo'a u danger
ous man. If'ho'a against us, lie can
make trouble.. I want hlin. He's"
"Judge Newman!" announced the
,A whliustcul frown crossed Wain
Wright's fuce, but cleared Into a pass
ably hospitable expression us a little
gray haired man, with u solemn, weak
face, trotted pompously In on tho heels
of tho butler's announcement.
"(lood morning. Judge." said the host
pleasantly. "You don't know Mr.
(Tibbs. I think, of (llhbs. Norton Co.?
Judge Newman Is my next door neigh
bor on the left as you come from tbo
station, Ulbhs. You must have no
ticed the place-Queen Anno house,
"Oh. he jirobably never gue It a
glance," put In tho Judge. "A mere cot
tnge. that's all. When a man with my
meager Judicial pnlury has a social x.
sit Ion to keep up and four daughters
that uren't married und-rtarlej, you
can't rtallM ,.what It means to have
four unmarried"-! .
"No, I omhot." assented Walnwrlght
quickly, "and from present signs I'm
not likely to. I hope Mrs. Nowman Is
The little Judge's face grew doubly
"Kltreuiely well, thank you." said
be. "A wonderful tvomau! You've met
ner, Mr. ymDsi
No? Hut,; if
o 1 1 c (i .uoaruj
By the sf.
Charles, It. was
she Who 'told
me to drop; lu
on. y uu 'this'
morning. "o u
see 1 -i sjie r
Is most anxious
lor me to come
.bp for rtiTec
tlon this fall.
Mr. Horrlgan. to
whom I broach
ed the subject.
"I tUovyht you mlgflt
'iy ii uunl lu Mr.
hill." doesn't qule seem to see It that way.
He doesn't w'nut to hate me renominat
ed. I thought perhaps, us u personal
favor to so old a friend, nu might say
a word to. Mr. Horrlgan In my bebulf."
"Of course I'll do Hhat little I can.
Horrlgan will be here today. Drop lu
a little after noon uml I'll tell you how
my Intervention turns out."
"Oh. thuuk'.you so much!" cried the
Judge, Hsltlvc'y wriggling In bis de
light. "Mrs. t&wtnuii will bu so'pleus
ed. And. by" the way, won't you usk
I'erry why hcnever luinei oer to see
my daughters?, I'lease usk him If ho
won't. I'm sure Mrs. Newman would
be glad If be did. Well, till itfleruoou,
then. Oood morning."
"Queer little rat!" observed Clbba as
the Judge bowed blinclf out. "Mrs.
Newman, must, be u man el If all bo
"She Is a bonder us a husband train
er. " She's-, tallied kirn so he" doesn't
know hls'soults U u""- A good little
mau because he's never had a chunce
to be otherwise. I'll speak to Horrl
guu about him, jlioiigli.. It's always
Well to. have, a friend on the bench.
Oue.nccr can'tell wueu" ' -y
- But aalbluwai;uft "Ifsteniiig. .Uis
heavy 'face hstldUliteir-wlth it siiideu
glow of engemess. Turhtng to note
the 'calnie,' Wulnwrlght saw his niece
Dallas descending the. stairs. Involun
tarily she' halted iih she reached the
threshold-and saw (Jlblis. 'Then, her
sense of hospitality triumphing over
Impulse., she came. In ami greeted her
uncle's guest ylth some show of cor
diality. "Ilrmember. Dallas," said Wstn
wright us he prepared to go Into i)ls
Office, "Olhhs Is here only for the day.
'count tin you to make his holiday as
plbusant'us you can." He glanced cov
ertly, at'tilbbs. who had.'strolled to the
wjndow,' Then the financier lowered
bla voice .and said rapidly;
"l'lcasc lie nlve to (llhbs for my sake,
Dallas. I do u greut'denl for you, and
I don't often ask anything In return."
He patted her on the shoulderwlth a
gesture meant to be affectionate and
hurried Into the adjoining ii'Ilco.
Scarcely had the door closed wheu,
Olbbs turned from the window, crossed
the room to where Dutlils stood ami In
bis usual direct fushlouisald:
"Y'ou saw that" ,.
"The article, lu tbla morning's paper?
There was no confusion, no embar
rassment, neither In tho clear, girlish
.voice nor In the honest dark eyes that
met, Glbbs' so calmly. He went on
with a shade less confidence.
"It annoys you?"
"Very much Indeed."
'.You can't feel worse about It than I
do,iMlss.,Wuluwrlght. ,1" ,
"You didn't write It yourself, then?"
','!? Of course not! Flow 'could you
think"- . "
"l didn't; I Just wonde'tjed. 1'lease
see that'tho rumor Is denied.".
'"Why should I? You are going to
marry' me some day, aren't you, Dal
it?" "Have I ever given you, reason to
think I would?"
"You huve let me keep on coming to
see you. You have'' ,
"I have told you that I don't care for
you the way, you want, me to. I have
groat admiration and respect, for you,
but that Is all. And It is not enough
to marry on."
"It 'Is enough for me. If I have your
admrafloii and rcsect to start ou I'll
soon niako you lore me."
"You would bo satisfied with so lit
tle?" "Yes. Know lug I could In time win
more. You aren't the sort, of girl who
could marry a man It she didn't re
spect him didn't admire bin). You"
"Perhaps I couldn't marry such a
mau. But perhaps I couldn't help lov
"Your chances for happiness would
bo better with me. Oh. Dallas, you
know I love you! You've kept me
waiting so long! Is' It fair to either of
"I hesitate because I waut to be fair
to us both. 1'or that reason I must
still ask you to wult."
"But I've wuited so loug! Tell me
one thing; Is thoro any one else that"
Steps,, iioiio. Joo llgbt,..cJattored dow.a
tne stnlrs. and Into "the library bounced
s lad In tennis tlanue's. He wtts toll.
Well set up' and rihhI to look at and
seemed always to baxe stepped direct
ly from n bandbox and to hate hai ex'
trcmely recp.ut acquaintance ' with
much soap n nil water.
'.'Hello. Dallas!" he shouted, encom
passing his sister In a bear hug. "IIow
"Here's Mr. Glbbs. I'erry." Dallas
reminded hlin as she emerged, some
what crumpled, from tho embrace,
Thc Jail's manner underwent n light
ning" and frigid change.
"Oh, good morning!" he grunted,
wth n curt nod to the viator, and.
' J' .
Ihillm ll'ii lii lorlijhl
pluklu;. up' a paper.- turned to the sport
ing sheet and became. lufmcrqed, In Its
; contents, oblivious of nil e.lsV.
I ."Mr, (jlbbs Is oil,v speiuljus one day
1 with us," adaionlshHl Dallas, trying
to. sofjen tier yin'iiig' 'brother's rude-.
nC8S . , . rf. --J&-M
-liopc no ii enjoy nv' nqms nt asout
tones' from the depths of the pitpcr.
Gibtis rose. " t '
'Till going out for ii cigar oil1 the
terrace." said he. "I'll Join .Voira little
"I'erry," scnldeil Dallas-us, soon as
the broker dlsuppcired - through the
loug'wliidows, "how could j'ou tieut a
guest "of uncle's so rudely?"
"I don't like the fellow. And I don't
like what I read III the paper fmluy
about him mid ypu. Gee; what u
measly juirugruph! It's enoiiKh to
muke a white man wuut to duslj out
his brains with a cigarette. You're go
ing ti) deny It hi lime for the retraction
lo get Into u:orr.iv'j pupils', areu't
you?" t ' ,
"Ir i , not quite sure."
"Good .Lord!" 'gasped Perry, slump
ing down In the nearest chair. "Are
you crar.y? Say. Jf ymi ure looking for
u real, good, exciting match why don't
you marry u Wall street stock report?
It'd tx", better 'u Glblia. If you 'marry
hlui you'll only Ik) uu 'also rati' with
the ticker tape-'uiid the market news.
Oh, 'keep out of It. old girl! You owe
something lo your Intelligent nnd dis
tinguished little brother." Ifyou'iu got.
to commit matrimony, marry borne one
I like, cun't jou'i"
"I haven't git en him u definite un
awcr yet." admlttetl the girl, n little
touched by the real filling that under
lay her brother's flippant words.
"That's good medicine. Conlldeuco
restored and the run ou Brother's K mo
tions is checkeil. Next tlimt you get
the marry bee I huve u d.injy candi
date to suggest for the Job."
"Who?" laughed Dallas, amused In
spite of herself.
"Not on your life! Wools of wisdom
from the young that's what It Is. Go
ahead uml, marry Bennett. Be a sport
and say 'Yes.' Why don't you want to
"For any one of u million reasons.
First of nil, 'ho never asked me to."
"Maybo bo's scared to. But If be
wasn't" Btuck on y'ou ho wouldn't bu
hanging around, here every day and
going everywhere with you tho way be
docs. I'll bet to ho's"-
"Mr. Bennett!'' tbo butler announced.
Brother and sister stared guiltily at
"SpcuVlng of angels" muttered Per
ry. But Dallas had already turned to
welcomo the visitor.
Alwyn Bennett nt first glauce bad
little to distinguish blm from tbe uv
erago, good looking young man ubout
town. But a closer observer would
bavo noticed a firmness about the
shapely mouth, au honesty and strength
of purpose about tho eyes, a general
air of' latent power that lay unawak
eued bencuth tbq Jolly, purposeless
cxtc'rlor. No crisis hud et culled forth
any special manifestation of this pow
er, and meanwhile Bennett wus con
tent to loaf through uu cxlsteuce thut
thus fur hud boon decidedly pleasant.
Tbo only sou of a widowed mother
who advised and spoiled him, more
than comfortably well off from the
great fortune niimsed by his dead fa
ther, possessed of n social position uu
assailable end equally fortunate lu
that iuHtorloti quality that spells
popularity ull thee gifts hud sated
Alwyn Bennett the trouble of lighting
life's battle or showing who might Iw
Within his leach.
"Gno.l o'd Bennett!" hailed Perry.
"We ticro Just talking about you."
"Good!" answered Alwyn "Any
thing. Is tetter than Indifference. Wbut
wen- J on saving ubout me?"
"You tell hlui, Dallas!" grinned the
"Be quiet!" whispered bis hlster,
flushing with eiatlon. I
"Then I'll tell for myself." went on
Perry gleefully. "I was Just arklng
Seeing the girl's confusion. Bennett
qulcLI) changed the subject by iuler
"My mother will lie over here In a
few mluuti. Dallas, she Is brlnghir
aliim; n guest of ours, who sit)s you
an I she were chums nt school .Mb!
Harrison." "C.inthla Garrison! Oh. I'll lie ever
so glad to see her again! I"
"I know who idie Is'" cried I'erry,
rcfpslng to le snubbed. "They bay
she'll a gorgeous looker. When her
kennel was under the hammer I
tKiugbt In her two m-i IlisfMi terriers,
Betty and Prince. Maybe 'hit won't
make me solid with her, i!i? Wll. !
guess. AH I ask Is a st.irt and jon'li
find a whole lot of cripples slower than
I'll he. If the; 're walking o-1 ml 'il
wander out. port f ulmh-SH-IIU- iil.i)
happen to meet 'cm. Muin- that's t.
bum Idea? Good old me!"
Ku.l of his Muclilaiclllaii k heme.
tbe lid bolted tbmrgli t:ie loiu win
dow uml us gone.
!., liu." began '.tenti "t. wl'Iin'il
preu hie. 'on n .'! suix- Uinw wl
I'm here tmlny, Vou'ie seen that juru
grupli In Ihe"-
"I h.ive miiii It." sho niiswelisl
. Tt-'titi i.l.ack by bir m-iniicr. "ensett
hesitated au lustsnt; then asked iicry
"Tl i-vth'. rumor Isn't true. Dallas".
Tell, nu- It Isn't." , V
. 1 A iy ,-.h iiiMu't It lie.trve?'' shecotin
teied pi "Vi rel; ." thougl not wholly
sorry to witness tbe new look her,
nuruK-KiMni j in nici 'Jiie look
ilM'I'eiied lis ltouictt r'liitl.uied:
'"YOU llo,l't 1'ile GlhLji Slllely you
don't love blm?''
The I'rei: '! w l!idovs swun; wide,
lire'uklng'iiir her ivpl.
AWYN P.BNNiriT turned shan
ly toi unl the wl ii!ow. angry
nt the Intel ruptloii. but I'erry
Widnw right, ushering two la
dles In from tho veranda, met his
scowl ul,b ii wink of triumph.
' "S'lit sn bad, eh?" called the lwy.
"Met them ns they were turning Into
the Urlvc. Y'ou see"
"Oh," obsened the younger of tho
two women n pretty, llowcr faced girl
who slnco ber entrance Into the room
had been engaged lu exchanging de
lighted greetlujs with Dallas, "So you
came to meet us? You said you Just
"Did 1?" asked Perry In deep amaze
ment. "Well, well! The fact Is, 1
wanted to do something startling lu
honor of meeting you, so I told my
first lie. I"-
"Don't mind blm, Cynthia!" laughed
Dallas. "He's taken that way quite
"Oh, It's bis usual pace, then?"
queried Miss Ourrlsou Innocently. "I
thought perhaps ho was Just warming
"And now," pursued Dallas, taking
possession of Cynthia, much to Perry's
disgust, "tell mo all about yourself.
"There Isn't much to tell. But there's
going to be. I'm going to work."
"Work? What for?"
"For a, living, of course."
"Yes, Isn't It ridiculous?" broke In
Mrs. Bennett, u sweet little old lady
who now found her first chance to
edge u a word iimld tho general vol
ley of talk, "But Cyiith'.i Is set on
"Why shouldn't I? I haven't u dol
lar, utid there's u theory that one must
"But wlint tiru you going to do?" ask
"I don't know. I bao n pretty good
education. I shall find something. I
Dallas, I think 'our brother Is giving
us a high sign nf Mime sort,"
"1 am!" declared Peiiy. "I Just
wanted to, tell jou there's n aurprl'n
waiting for )nu. Two suiprUcs lu one
kennel. Want to he 'em?"
"What Is he talking iilMiut?" queried
Cynthia, appealing to Dallas for light
on the mystery,
"Alxnit Betty and Prlncii Charlie," ie
torted Pi try, "Your two BonIoii fur
riers that I bought. Want to tec 'cm?"
"Oh. the diirllngst Of course I do.
Where n re they?"
"Coiiio ulotig mid I'll show you. 'The
darlings,' eh? Tall; IILe thut makes
me wish I was
ed ( y u th In.
Still puzzling i
iipidy as to i
tbe meaning of i
r-ME&Siw L te
lis cryptic ut
rii nee. Perry
f-'ip" iir''SV followed Mln
f jyf ltl tiarr,"11 rrom
TbKJ . IvJJ !' room, a grin
i l Cf' ( R of satisllcsl ntu-
, f) r-. ,' IV lt Ion w
1 v 7) t '" ,,Is l
To think of
isior little Cyn
thia having to
go to work!"
the in. "Ono
Perry fnllniccd Mh
natrium f n,iu flu;
would ns soon thiol: of putting n but
terll.i lutn luiiueis. Is It true sho has
no money left?"
"I'm iifruld It's only too true." an
swered Mrs Bennett. "Her father lost
everything lu (-peculating. He was
cashier of the Israel Putnam Trust
company and afterward president.
She puiiM-il ns the otllcc door opened
and Thompson, the, M-cretary, camo
Into the mom. At sight of Mrs. Ben
nett lie scorned iilxiut ti till II kick; but,
changing his purpose. croed to tho
table mid began to look for some docu
ments lie had fulled to gather up.
"What wus the rest of the story
about Mr. Gnriboii?" nsked Dallas,
rt'ii 1 Iy IntcreMed lu tho older woman's
Thoinpion's papers slipped through
his lingers mid went (Lidding across
the io1IhIiisI lloor. The others looked
around In surprise.
"Kxciiso me!" muttered the secre
tary us he stooi H'd to gather up tbo
documents. "Very awkward! I'm
"r-y " ,
lie went on iirMiigtng the scattered,
pipers In his usilaf iinohtruslio silence, '
effacing hluw.lf from the general talk. J
Ton were lelllng-mo about Cynthia
father," said Dallas.
-Oh.-yes.': clil .Mrs. Bennett tafelni;
up the thrcal of l;er tale. "He jvas
loo'cnl on as one of the most honorable
luiii'ccr lu the city. And so ho was
until his inlsf irtune."
"J!oro mlsfprtune Pirn e!me. nis
Ifn wis a rlrlhiMMl friend of mine, bo
perhaps I am rrejm.lcul hi his favor,
A famous finaiiiler-n dear friend of
his Induced hlin to muke a very largo
loan th.it p-ove.l to bo a mistake. Ho
went to the financier for ndvlco ns to
how to recoup the loss. Tho financier
told him of an Investment by which
ho could get nil tho money back with
out any risk and could make good tho
loan. Mr. Garrison tojk his advice,
used the bank's funds for the purposo
and the Imcstmrnt proved, worthless.
The IkiiiI; w.is Insolvent. Mr. Garrison
"Horrible! Horrible!" murmured
"The 'horrible' part of the whole story
came out later." said Alwyn Bennett.
"It seems the financier had deliberately
mined Mr. Garrison -ami was ou tho'
other side of the deal by which tho
bank's funds were lost. In othel
wonls. be pc-rsuaded his friend to put
money In what Iio knew wus u lo-tlng
venture, then took that money himself."
"lie .11.1 it wllirully." chimed In Mr.
Bennett, "knowing tils friend would be
ruined ami tint the batik's money
which he lured Mr. Garrison Into In
verting was going to swell his own III
gotten fortune" A,
"I ill.l not f.lns any omlved "who
could do tii.-li things." klr.id-lcreil Dal
las. "Poor t'ynthla!"
"Ciiithl.i MirTerivl least of nil." said
Mr.i. Ilt-u-i:tt. "Sin' wns little more
than n child i't the lime lUr i.iothu
died nf grli f. mid her brother a prui
king, cleier ouig fellow Just Miter
,l:it college disappeared,"
V'l n li.-il m Ii it, tie iirobahly
mi i.wn..' ij.i-r than face hl.i fc
Iher'ii dbg. ii-.' mid le;nn life sou.
.i!ie:'i' fur fro .i Ijo.'ie. 'I '"it nas nine
c iPj. ng). jet oyer Hliuo l'a'il he 'mis
'yrllhli ii Mill.' i:iti:iey ---ery ii'imih
cit iiiueh. hut no' doubt u'l he iqu
ciiipe together rbove til hare IIVIiij'
::pen es. She has triad every vay
ii get l:i lirie'i v Mi !:l u. ut kIu Cim'i
oente ii'ui i- lj-wlu-v fu'iv Is no
iVw exerp' :'. i rioiihl -lu.y onler
i never l,:ie- iiliu very i.ed-lu fact. I
i:-ly ru; Ma oi.v or t,Uibut I've
ii .ird Iio iu .. '.:i. m.:uly L iy. 'flic
tliiK-!; t.ifst li;e bfen olid of nil on
';'') a i.:aii lost hN gjil name nnd
h'.s life. IiIj i If.- illej, his run'R life
..is i.ricl.el nil lili ilmig'itei I ipo
,' htliod." tu.i ..! ti.il'4i,. -and ull that 6
O'.vuii'ier ii'U'it grin, u lltili) richer. 1
-ttll't telle-e It!"
A little ashainiM of ill-playing Kueh
veliemeniv lu the pros- nee of one of
her nnrlc's ilcp,udi-iru. the girl rjlauci'd
toward tbe table. But the ttferctary
(Continued Next Saturday)
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