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nVHNINa BULLETIN, HOnOLULU.-tV H , SATURDAY, AUO. 22, lftOS.
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CHAPTER HI CONTINUED
(From Last Saturday)
"WIi.-w'm Hit imtfir?" nsked Wain
wilg'at. looking up
"Nn'hliu." returned Hnrilgau. nut
lio ill I not losiimc- litrt k nt. Instead ns
hi tal Ui-1 he Ijoiii t p in' tho loom la
npp in t r'-ilfrni-.'x. jet every turn
ih.iiiccit to hrltg !'" heuur nnd near
it to tho dim of tlii adjoining olllcc.
"Yoj ro." ho t-ild. " u must have
tlic ilgut man.
If no don't, wo
haven't ii shad
hi? of n show
ton I.i Wo must
be c-itroful to
cllOHm till" best
turipo sllilc. In
f.ut. Ml. Wuln
. r I g li t I n
I n g s li u 1
brought lilm tr
the oi'lro door
Willi tlie last
word lie sud-
ili.-.il; Jirniil It open,
Tiiuiipnoi itoipoI quietly oi or the
threi hold l.ttb tho lllctt, walked over
to hi, employer. Iiimleil lilmndlsputib
mid w:it o:t n'.alii undoi the buttery
of llorrlir.'i'ii gate, closing tho otllc
doo.- after h!..i.
"'1 h it fellow was listening to every
v.ord wo trl.U" ilinulcd the boss as
the dmr ibc: behind Thompson.
"Ilo, foolish ou in oi" protested
-Wiilnivilght. Ho una bringing me
lliU i iccinge. I'lo tricl unit tempted
mid tcttoil Tliompboh In n hundred
v.iis. cn.l ho's ahvjjn runt; trie. 1
t.'iU hlr.i ilttMl."
"Well. I don't trust a man living,"
iclil.tcd Hoirlgin, icluctuutly eo'ivlne
cil. "I don t ilgi ixiolpts or Keep nc-co.-its
or v. rile letters or line wit
nesses .lion I talk. I nlwiis make It
n quistlo'i of ivr.ii.lt between me ami
the other mm If there's nn luvcstlgt
tlo.i. M word's ns ,u)d as nuy onn's.
rnd they iiiu't prove mi thing ngilmt
mo In i.i'e of a rhowdowii. I mlvlso
.Mm to tiy the name plan. I I'm n good
one. And In the iiieniitliiie if I vveio
ou I'd keep uu co on that hecrutaiy.
He'll Iiear wutehlinj."
"Never inlud about Thompson. He's
nil right. Lot's get back to the elec
tion. Who uao ou In uilnd for
"Well," considered Ilorrlgan, "ho'H
got to bo some ono who Isu't mixed up
in polltka or corporations. Some one
the puhllo Isn't on to. A man with no
"I advise )ou to consult tho calen
dar of saluts mid pick out our candi
date there," Bnecred Wnlnw right, who
could not clearly follow bis guest's rea
soning. "No. I think I can Ami him ou
earth," laughed Ilorrlgan. "IIo's got
to Imj oung. clever, cducited, with u
good name, u good fiimlly and social
standing and plenty of cash. Tho cash
Is Important, ho tho publlu will under
stand he Isn't n gruft hunter, Tuo've
got to bo made to think bo's In the
game for purity of polities and high
principles and lovo of civic duty and
all that sort of thing. At tho same
time he's got to be some one wo can
handle to suit ourselves. That's the
man who'll catch 'em coming and go
lug. We'vo got to And lilm. Any sug
gestions?" "Well, how ebout aibbsj"
"Won't do. Iliokcr mid money Jug
gler. Tho public wouldn't stand for
"Sawjer was born foolish, and lie's
bed getting stcmlll sillier every car
Hluie, and his faie fchows It."
"Ten llroctilc, then."
"Ten Urocele Is too fond of turning n
clguretto into tho connecting link be
tween (lie and a fool. And, besides, ho'
wears a monocle. What'd happen If ho
was to Hash that monocle In a l'ourth
w-md meeting? Theie'd bo u massa
cre." "Well, who, then? Hnvo ou any
ono In mind?"
"Yes," assented Ilorrlgan, "I have.
Do you happen to know a young fel
low who spends his summers no ir hero
a chap named Ilonnett Alvvn Ben
nett''" "Certainly; I know lilm well. But"
"Well, how does he btrlko ou?"
"I'd never have thought of lilm In
stall a connection."
"Why wouldn't ou? Ho pretty near
fulfills all our t-uallllcatlons, Besides,
U fathcrusedJo bo a big man ln,tl)Q
orguii'ulio'n. (Sot so no Tal contracts
fnui It In Ills time too"
"But oung Bennett has never"
"He's well on, well educated, clover.
and nil tint. I ran acro him last fall
when he tame over to help Larimer In
hh light In tho rourtc'lith. Hi- tuado
some tattling gool spccdies. and the
bnH nil took a Ul.ln- to lilm A swell,
but not n snob; good mixer, good fel
low, popalxr. clear hcidcd, no past
t-i, he's our man. More I think It over
tho surer I am.
"I shouldn't wonder If you're right
Hon would ou like to talk It over
with lilm now?"
"Yes. lie's still around tho place
onion heio, I think."
Wnlnw rlcht rang a bell, and tho but
"I'lnil Mr. Bennett." si!d tho fltnn
lor. "and ask lilm If he will stip here
for n moment."
"Yis," vent on Ilonlgtn tolectlvely.
rubbing Ills huge plump hinds togeth
er, "he'ti the man fo.- us tint Is," he
ndnrd. with liss iisstiianee. 'If wo can
h itidlo lilm "
l think" no cm." nnsvvered Wain
w right, a fragment of Ids com ers itlon
with (lllibs i'rshhu icrois his mein
ory. "You ree. I have f llrl good rei
coih for belle, lug h.-'s In hive with my
niece. Mlfs Dallas Wnlnw right."
"So? '1 hit's"
"And, as 1 loiitrol her fortune ard
her biottier's tint 11 I'eny Is twenty-llvo"-
"Oli. it's a cli'ih!" iheckled Horrb
"Mr. lit mutt Is pi i) lug tennis." re
ported the butlir. uniting to the door.
"He will bo hole at nine."
"Now," tv'tiincil lloirlgan. "tho only
tlillU that iiin.illis Is to lllid out If
he'll loiisent, mid then"
"You minted me. Sir. Wnl.in right?'
iiskid Bcuuclt, stepping thmttgh the
long window from tho veranda. "Oh.
gnid ti ornlng. Mr. Ilorrlgan," he milled
on tcclug the bcioud occupant of the
'J he young man was coatless nnd col
I lirle-K, his silk shirt being turned In nt
j tho licrlc. In one li ud he swung a ten
nis incket. With the other ho mopped
his flushed faie, for the day was hot
mid tho game had been swift.
"Yes." nusv.ercd Wulnvv right. "I'm
sorry to liiteriupl our 'tennis set, but
wo want to sic ou on n rattier Impor
tant matter. We'vo bieu talking about
"Thanks!" said Bennett, with a puv
7.'ed smile from one to the other of the
two older men. "What about?"
"Want to Lo mi or?" queried Horrl
"What's the nnsv.er?" countered the
"It Isn't u Joke." Intencncd Wain--.vrlght.
"Mr. Hoi rig in is In earnest."
"In earnest? 1 hope tho hcat'hasn't
gone lo his head."
"You don't understand." put In Hor
ilgau. "I loutiol tho pnrtj 'a nomina
tions. 1 ho nomination for major is
ours If ou'll like It."
"Not not rent! V" gasped Alwyn
"Yes, really. Wo"-
"But, with n whole organization full
of good material, wh do ou come to
"Because ou'io tho man no want."
"As an iiuswei that'i. excellent, but
as nn explanation It's uistlflng."
"I'll tell ou. We're looking forward
to n risky light and"
"And since ou tec no chance of
winning ou pick me out us the victim
Instead of somo organization man?
Good Idea as far as jou'ro concerned,
but I beg to decline, without thanks."
"No, no!" corrected Wulnwrlght
"Mr. Ilorrlgan thinks that ou havo a
strong chance of winning."
"That's light," corroborated the boss.
"It'll be a hard tight, but with tho right
mnn we'll win, mid wo bellevo you'ro
tho right man. liven If jou lose, you'll
show tho world what euro made of.
Tolks admire n lighter. They haven't
much uso for nn Idler." '
JTlie coarsely spoken words brought
back with a rush Dallas Wulnwrlgbt's
plea and his own learning to do some
thing to mnko her proud of him to
win her by great deeds to prove his
lovo worth her acceptance. Was this
tho chanco tho chance ho had so eager
ly longed foi ? It seemed providential.
His faco alight with tho Joy of battle
and tho hopp of his heart's reward,
Bennett turned upon tho waiting boss.
"Good!" elled Ilorrlgan, slapping
lilm resoundingly ou tho back. "Good
b o y Now,
ber ono thing,
nett, mid his
hood seemed to
uvvay from him
like a rilkcrmlcd
ing the man
hood and rug
tdilmicd of nil
Ilia curehti boyhood
1 tho follies mid Idleness that had hither
to imibked It. "remember one thine. If
I win Uils light If I am elected jua or
I shall neve- once svs ervo 7rom "my
solemn oath of ollce. I"
Walnn light, unensy tit the randl
datj'n unwonted words and manner,
ctarted to eprk, but Ilorrlgan ilcftl)
"Of course .vott'll kiep our oath of
otllee." he liellovved Jm lilly. 'Of
course ou will. That's understood."
Ihc'.i In mi undertone to Walnwrlght
as Alwni moved nnny the boss wills-1
"Don't butt lul I.eavo him to mel
That silly leforin talk don't menu ail-1
thing. It's tho wn all oungstcrs In
politics blow oiT stiam. U'livo lilm to
IIK next few mouths were n pc-
rloil of iinpricedcnteil toll atid
i-xillemtnt for Alujn Bennett.
He sometimes vvoudered nt his
own (.Iwjuencc. Speech after speech 1
he innile In every section of the city
In. half built suburbs. In halls where
nine-tenths of his luuivrs wcic In
evening drcbs and vvheic familiar
fiee j dotted the place; In ov ercron deil,
smoke reeking auditoriums, where not
one man In three wore u collar and
where u sioie of nationalities vied for
With n M-rsatlllt that delighted
Iloirlgan tlu- candidate managed to
idipt hltiiFclf to ever niullomo nad,
moreover, to impiess his hcuiers with
i soiifo of hlj iibsolute slucerlt and
honesty. In the crowded. polglot
reotlnjn I e hit o'l the pi in of speak
ing lo representatives of cacti race In
heir own laugtin're In n slti;le even
ng. so the papers recorded, he had
ui"de sprcdus In C'isllih, Prcncli,
Herman. Italian mid pnuUh At some
meetings toiu.li' lull tiled to lunfUM)
hbn b Interuiptln with questions,
joking couiliient or I isttll. I'or e ich
,Vlvvu, vrtthout bieiMiig the thread of
his discourse, found mine q'lh k reply
o npt us to tut u the I in ;'i o i till tor-
n eutor mid tutu lie i UiPe.iees syni
uthv to hluibolf.
At I.' ot clect'oi tin eitme ml went.
nd Alt.'; n Betiticlt by a filr major
ity cmrleil hh entile fkl et lo victory.
Even his tov crest e titles In Hi.- organ-'
I.ttlon ere fori ed to iidtult tint Ben
nett, and Burnett i lo.ie. had taved tho
party from levc.e defeat, llorrlgan'n
Judgment and eliolie of men for tho
thousandth time In the bo s' crooked
politic tl inreer vvat vludliated. and
Ilorrlgan himself n is overJo;id be
j oiid monsuio. Nor dll the Tut that
he bad fulled to oust Aldcrm in l'he
Ian In til' prli'iailes nholl.v iloiid tbo
There was. howevir. n sl'g'it cloud
on Alwn's triumph, for D.tllis Wa'n
wrlght vv.ia not pioMiit to shtro tint
triumph. Within a fen- das nfterllor
ilgan's visit to the Wnluvv i Ig'it pkico
Dallas hid roue with in i .nit ou mi
eight months' to ir of Burn e at.d the
Mediterranean. But Terry, w 1 o it her
secret leqttcst had kept hci p isfetl on
ovcry detail of the Stirling iiiiiipilgn,
cabled her the I exult on eleithu night,
nnd the follow lug diy n rep! lues
i.ve of (iii'iitiil.itlon eros ed the At
lantic to glad leu Alvv.vu's le.ut. In n
letter that followed a nick liter Dal
las asked the llrst political favjr t'ao
future ma or was cillcd up n to grant.
Sliu begged that In his o'Hcc Ilonnett
would tr to tlr.il n pi ice for Cjntlila
Garrlron, In consequence of which
when tho )oang in in made up hU list
of personal appointments Ml.is Garrl
son found herself listed uj assistant
private tecretar at n decidedly coti
It wis wh(lo sho was vvoj-klug In that
capacity In tho mayor's private room
In tho city hall during Bennett's lunch
hour o'ie day In mldw Intel tint her
collludu was broken by tho entrance of
Perry Waluvv right, redolent of bind
box and soap as over, found It's way
past tho dooi keeper and burbt Into tho
"Hello!" was his greeting. "HU
honor In't around?"
"No," answered Ciithln demurely,
looking up fioni her work with tho
most businesslike air sho could as
sume. "Ho's out at lunch."
"I knew ho would be," grinned Per
ry. "I timed It line, didn't I?"
"If jou know ho was out, why did
you como?" sho asked sovcrcly, "You
know I never receive callers during
business hours. If oU didn't como to
see Mr. Bennett"
"But I did Honest I did. I havo
message for lilm. It's awfully Impor
tant. Ho mustn't miss It."
"Perhaps ou'll Icavo It with me? I
"No; it's got an answer to It. I'll
havo to wait, I bupposc."
Ho sat down, uninvited, with an air
of mock resignation that was too much
tor Cjiitbla's gravity.
"Perry Walnwrlght," she exclaimed
In exasperation, "how often am I to
tell you ou mustn't bother mo here
In olHco hours?"
"Now ou'vo hurt my feelings," an
nounced Perry In solemn conviction.
"But," ho added generously, "I'll for
glva jou, ami to prove It I'll glvejoua
peace offering. Hcu? Your old Boston
terriers Betty and Prltico Charlie, and
mo holding them."
And belaid before her n photograph.
Rhe caught It rp.'wlth n tittle cry "of
"Oh, tho beauties!" she exclaimed.
"We do look well In that pose," he
"I was speaking of the dogs," she
reproved lilm. with loft scoin.
"But l'nrtn tho picture, too." he ex
plained. "I'm the one with the hat
"Thank you so much for the picture.
1 shall keep It alvvas. The 're tho
nicest dogs t ever had."
"I'm ulco too. And it Isn't my fault
I'm not n dog. I"
"I told jou once before not to give
up hope. You'll grow, ' I"
"I told that to borne fellows at the
club, and.we tried to tlguie It out, and
we decided ou wcie gulng me."
"What clever men Jou must bo at
that club! Arc you going to the ad
ministration bull next week?"
"Because that's the answer. I've
never been to mi adinliiNtriitlon ball, '
but If nu're there 1 guess If
Don't be sill, 'lite administration
bull Is n very gnat function indeed.
I've been asking questions about It.
Not onl.v every one connected with the
administration goes, but all sorts of
inpltallstit mid other people like that.
I'vejuiird that some of the hlggsst
fliianil.it deals are arranged during
that ball. 1-n't It qmer?"
"Not especially. Them's u deal I'm
thlii'ilng of putting through myself
that night If I don t g?t n good chance
eat Her ii deal that means
a lot to '
"Then why wait till flic ball? Why
"I'd do It now, only Bennett might
come In befoie"-
"Whit a worker Mr. Bennett Is!"
bro-e In Cynthia, turning vorj pink
and li istenlug to thunge the subject. ,
' In the old da.vs ne thought he wn's
"'.' foul of laziness, but now he's
working hero night ami da.v. He's not
only tho ouugcst nmjor this city ever
had, but I think he's the busiest too.
Tlio eulogy on the new tun or was
cut short by that dlgnltnr's appear-
nnro from the center room. As Alwyn
paused to bang up tils coat and hat
and pull off his gloves Cuthla bent
owe more oyer brr work, wlillo Perry
straightened up and tried to look as
though be really bad business of press
ing Importance with his honor.
The months had brought changes to
Bennett There wire care Hups on his
face, and his ccs wore tlreel. A few
silver strands, too, had crept Into tho
darker hair on Ids temples. There wps
tittle now about him to suggest the
jJ'Wcll. old man." ho exclaimed on
seeing Perry, "what's the excuso this
"The what?" nsked tho youtb tin
eaBll, "Tho excuse. You come hero when
I'm likely to be out about four times
a week, and always with a perfectly
new excuso for our Intrusion. I tol
crato you for tho originality of those
excuses. What is today's?"
"I have no need of an excuse," re
plied Perry, with an air of hurt dig
nity. "I am tho bearer of a most Im
portant messago to ou."
"Prom f rora Dallas la home; land
ed this morning."
A light came Into the mayor's tired
ecs at tho news.
"And the message?" ho asked en
cerly. "That's the message. Sho's home."
"She sent you to tell me that?''
"No; not exactly that," evaded Ter
ry, wriggling uncomfortably,
"Well, what-was her mossagethen?"
"Sho she didn't send any."
"Then who sent the messago that
she has como borne?"
"Well, tbo fact Is I sent It myself.
That's why I brought It."
"Ob, yon poor Idiot!" laughed Ben
nett. "The same old excuso iu a new
shape! Well, now sou'ro here, you can
stay Just Uvo minutes. Pin too busy
to play with llttlo boys today."
"Little bo s! I'll bo twenty-two next
"Any messages while I was out, Mlsa
"Yes, ono," answered Cynthia. "Your
mother telephoned that sho would bo
hero at halt past 2. She said sho bad
a surprlso for yon."
"Say," remarked Perry, feeling bo was
being excluded from the talk, "I'd go
easy on that surprlso If I were you,
Alwyn. Pro bad surprises over tbo
telephone myself, and they're punk.
Onco a glrr
'(Alderman I'helan would like to
speak to your honor," Bald Iugrum, the
J old doorkeeper, popping out of tho
"Show lilm In," answered Bennett.
"Now, then. Perry"
"Were you about to ask me to stay
awhile longer?" asked tho boy. "Be-
j cause I'm sorry, but I can't. Goodby.
Good afternoon, Miss Garrison. Glad
' oil liked the photo. So long. Maybe
I I'll bring another messago from Dallas
"What can I'helaii want of mo, I
wonder," mused Bennett, half aloud.
"Ho and I bcarcel Good afternoon,
alderman! I think this Is tho tlrst time
youlvo honored me wjth u) Islt." .
"Then be lenient r ' ' S Unit otTcnre,
your Honor." Miggented t'helan. sink
In; bauds with the inijor and nodding
plc.isantlv to C.vnthln as she pasted
out to her own olllcc
"Hometblrg Important. I suppose,"
"Ma be It Is Important, nnd maylie It
Isn't." returned 1'helan. "It nil do-
paulsou whether that wnsn true story (
in lue curonicie una nnoiii our veto
ing the Borough Sheet rallwn bill. If
you've reallv vc-toul that bill all I'll
have to ilo Is to sav, 'Sorry I can't stay
longer.' and get out "
"No." said Bennett, "tint announce
ment wasn't authorized. I haven't ve
toed tho Borough Street railway bill.
In fact, 1 haven't made public any de
cision oa It. Why?"
"I'm glad to hear It. nud. that being
tho case. I'll Invite iuself to n seat and
stay awhile. Sa, our honor, on tho
level, that Borough bill was, tbo rawest
thing that over came across. Gee. but
J they did their work with n meat nxl"
rneii ou weren't one or the nlder
moil who voted for It?"
"Mo7 Nothln' doing. don't belong
to Dick Horrlgau's 'solid thirteen' Ho
can't buy and sell me at his own
terms like be docs them .thirteen geez
ers." "And ot, nldernutli, from our rep
utation" "Profi in rcput.itloj I'm n crooi,
hey? Well, thciu's crooks nnd crooks.
And I'm one of the other kind. If I'm
i rooked ut nil. v.hlch I doiy met en
thoosl.istlcallv. At limit I riitlnw mi
i . . . .....
'Then wh me ou here In regird
to the Borough b II . '
"Peril ips It's o.i 1'ie theor of 'set it
thief to catctMi thief.'"
"Well." Inughel Benin It. amused In
spite of IiluiMir li,v the nldei man's
friukiifbH. "at least ou i.ill u bpade a
I kiiiV ilo'i't lefer to It vugiie, but as'
a 'utensil.' You don't need .my foot
note ex pin nut Ions In one Hllnh!o when
JIniuij Phi-Inn's t liking liver move
a plctute. . If I hadn't lie-en through
the ga' le fioni sliuu to cash In.
would 1 le nine to wl)it the Horilgiu
crowd U framing up on jou now?
Sii. I've done some raw work In in
time, but this Bormuh busliiiss Is the
coarsest ct. The must think you'ro
the orlglua) Mr. (Iwd Thing
You speak us If I weTe"to1)e nWdc
"And ain't you ? ' cried I'helan. "Suro
)ou nrc. When the people get wise to
what thej 're upv against and com
mence to do their sen-am w III they re
member that So-and so framed the bill
ami that such and such aldermen vot
ed for It? Not them. What the public
will remember is that ou signed It.
It'll go screechlu' down the corridors
of time as 'tho Iniquitous Borough
franchise bill that Bennett signed.'
Catch tbo Idea?"
"Yes," said Bennett grimly; "I un
derstand. Bat w hut I don't seo Is why
you should have taken the tuuble to
come here and warn me of this.
Xou're never shown any special fond
cess for mo hitherto."
"That's right. But I'vo shown
bunches of unfondness for Chesty Dick
Uorrlgan. And Horrlgau's tho man
who's rushing the Borough bill through.
Lord, what n bill! It's so crooked that
If It vviis laid out like it street the man
who tried to walk along it would meet
himself coming back. Wh. your hon
"Mr. Walnwrlght. our honor," said
Ingram at tho door; "says be won't de
tain ) ou long."
"Lot lilm In If you like." suggested
Phclan. "I can wait. 'Shall I go Into
"No. Walt hero If you choose. Ills
business Isn't likely to be private."
"I'm sorry to break In ou your rush
hours," said Walnwrlght us ho ad
vanced to greet the mayor, "I won't
keep ou long. Good afternoon, alder
man." "Howdy," returned Phclan. walking
over to the far end of the Dolce, where,
by falling into deep abd adtnlrlug
study of n particularly utrocious pah
trait of somo curlier mayor, he donoted
that ho was temporarily out of the
"I'll como to tbo point at once, Mr,
Bennett," began Walnw light. "I call
ed to seo ou about the Borough Street
railway bill." ' '
"That's an odd coincidence," answer;
ed Bennett. "I v. as going to call Oil
up this afternoon anil iiBk ,vour opinion
of It. What do ou think of tbo meas
ure?" "What docs be think of It?" mutter'
ed Phclan. mldresijhlg the porti.il t 111
an aside that vus peifc-ctl) audible.
"What does he think of It? And him
owiilu' the I Iv til load! Oh, ens)! Ask
hltii.ii reil hard one!"
"You're mistaken, ulderninu," re
turned Waluvv right blandly. "I iiuMu
cllu'cd to favor the passage of tho Bor
l'heliii hhot one kieu glance of In
credulity ut the lluancler, then wheeled
about und resumed his rnptBtud of
"YeJ," continued Wnlnw right, "I iid
tult Hint tuy Cltj Surfuie line U In u
way the rival of the Borough Stieet
railway, but In ii big city like this
there's muvl.' null for loth Hues to
carr ou ii pinsiK'loiis busliiesH. so why
shoulll Ihc tr.v ( I'-JmiMMih other?"
ngilu nddiCEsIng Hie portrait
be gcttln' so old that I've begun hcur
ln' queer things that's never said?"
Wulnwrlght paid tin heed to the In
terpolation, but went on.
"Of course the fi-anclilo will be n
gool tlihu for the lloroegb road, but
it needn't hurt the Cltj Surfaio line
Besides, tho passing of the bill made
Borough stock rise from mto8l. Then
when that unauthorized announcement
was made toda that oiir honor would
veto it the stock tumbled from HI to
73. JiiBt seo what power rests with
you, Mr. Bennett! If oii should veto
tho bill, tho
will slump to
will menu to
widows and or
phans nud nil
sorts of poor
people who havo
savings In that
"I'll bo hear-
"' In' harps twang
"I'll he htnrln' Imrn n m-xt," gro iii
tiMt," MM IViclim." ( fiioltin In
wonder. "Has the poor, dear man got
svvellln' of the heart, or Is he ma.vlie
tho ndvnucc agent of the millennium
To think of old Tightwad Wuln
wrlght" Ingram forestalled any reply from
the financier by entering with the tid
ings that Thompson was In the nnle
room with mi Important missngc for
"May I see blm In here?" nsked tho
visitor. "It Is my private secrelnr.
"Certainly," asserted Bennett. ' Show
him In. Ingram."
"I'd like to bee a private secn-tary or
mine come buttln' 111 like this," con
fided Phelnn to the picture. "I'd chnso
him so far he'd discover n new street.
Tho alderman broke off short. Ills
co had fallen on Thompson us the
lattcr entered. Phelau stood rigid,
with mouth okmi and eyes bulging,
tuklug In every dctull of the quiet,
pallid oung mail's appearance. Tho
secretary mtauwhlle hnd gone up to
WnlnwrlgkC mm begun to deliver bis
"Mr. Ilorrlgan called )ou up. sir,"
said be, "Just a minute or so after ou
left tbo ofllce. He wishes oti to come
and seo blm Immediately If possible."
"All right," answered the financier,
"I'll come nt once. I'm sorry, iour
honor, that I mn called away Just now,
for I'd like to discuss this Borough bill
further with you. But what I wished
to express can 1-9 tsld In n nutshell.
It I, who own the rtvn? ?"xl, nni In
favor of granting tbo Boroe;,'! fran
chise, r can't seo why nny giv else
should object to It. Como on. ".'r.oiup
boi. Good da, j our honor. GouJday,
Tho financier passed out. T houipson
was following when Phclan, who bad
never once removed bis cis from the
secretary, stepped In front of lilm.
"Well, oung man!" suld he.
"Well, sir!" said Thompson In mild
"You remember mo?"
"I don't think so, sir."
"Huh! That's queer! I'm Alderman
Phclan of tbo Eighth."
"I've read about you, of course, sir,
"But you don't know mo? Never met
"I'm sorry, sir, but I can't recall it
If I did. Good day. sir."
Tho secretary hurried out after his
employer, Phclan, with a puzzled ahake
of the head, seemed trying to solve
somo elusive problem. But Burnett,
who had uot noted the brief scene lxv
tween Thompson nnd tbo alderman,
broko In on tbo la t tor's nuvsmgs will)
"You appeared to bo amazed nt Mr.
Walnw light's attitude tow mil Uio Bor
ough Street mllvvay franchise1."
" 'Amazed' Is n mild, gentle word for
piy feeling," declared tho aliVzman.
"To hear that old flint heart pmitlln'
about widows mid oipluins nud fair
play why, say, our honor, I know
Charles Walnwrlght from way bm"k
and I tell ou bo has the sumo nJtV'c
tlon for tho money of widows ami or
phans that a tomcat Ins fur u cati.tr.
As for fair pla, ho wouldn't iccogutze
It If he was to hear It through u im-i'ri-phone.
Ho's up to something! I ilou't
know Just what. But I'll"
"Come, come!" remonstrated Bennett
good humoiedl. "I'm Mire ou do
Wulnwrlght nn lujiibtlie. lie"
"Ho's a lino old Mull Do oii chmiie
to rememliei the ( irrlsou case nluo
ears back? President Gurilsoii of the
Israel Putnam Trust coinpati"
"Who shot himself after being ruined
by a financier who was bis dcurest
friend? Yes. What has that to do
"Wlth Wulnwrlght? Oh, notbln
uiuih. Oul Wulnvv right happened to
bo the financier."
"Not You must bo mistaken."
"Am I? I uiight to know something
about It. I was tho ihlef of police ut
tho time mid handled tliu case. It was
I who suppressed Wulnw right's imuie.
Tor a small consideration I"
"V.'li. nil nh?" who si
"Wu ,i Bc-nii.lt "Of
all men H "
."n i on v. Iiv 1 loppcivd the
mere mil fair phi' nnl vl c I h"
di alt e i Jii't now purrel 1 hehm
''Ilieios so.ui tiling ''In ' '""I ll I
talk or h ,i .-.mi of the Borough'
bill nrn't II at liU liouc list sum
mer t'i tllorilc, imff 1-tl.iiunheiioml-uillou?
That's tho slur, mid '
"Ye On fin JCth of Jul He"
"I he i'.th of Jilv. In-? That was.
tl c dr.v lie had me out tin e lhc day I
i I uiit that fclli w (Ilblw 11 the way
! h f...... li... ii ittiiru cm. II u (ItliKs'i
I .11111 IIWtHI. ..." '..v..- tf .. ........
firm Hut's Im. In" nil tint Borough
Moil, 'i'lt-v've I i-oii ln III It up on
Hie quiet for liioulhs I begin to sou n
lot of funny llti'i'lUhts that m. ke tii't
tiling ileirir Glbbs Is III! Ill' Boroilg'l
stoik He's WuluwiU'it'ri ilium Hor
rlgui nud Walnwilghl frame ip your
nomliin Ion, tin ii Hie minute jou conic
tuto power till Itoroiuh fratiihln- bill
Is tl ii-'ii'd on oii b.v llorrlgm. mid
Wolnurl.hl lngi in to rig i It 'lnka
mv lip Wi I" nlglit onus the Borough
roul us well 1'ie I I! furriue mid llor
iLr.ri' gi i lo a f. t v ad or hioc's for
amiiult' 1'ie t i-u'ile Oh they've
ot oiir Im mr nil tlnl up in ilbbons.
like von v.iii n t ii-iisly Imokn Yau
and !,! in rf'it 1 1 p'l t teethe mil llg'ai
ibis tblig .il slile bv cli'e i 'i 1 whe.l
uu- I 'oI I ii- ! mil 111 rig I in lilik Ho)
1 1.: in" -
"I'ut I've no teiviiial qti irrel with
Mo-ilg-ui Hi '
"oii've u t t'lo b.i'lle q rrel with
hi n t'nt th 'i -i Ini nl'li nut !
I Ifjn i i H-i oiirwl, )cii'll
be swallowed Let ire pin v u o i to il
en of I In i, lie Jokers 1 1 lb I bill of
tl. Yi " Kei"
I b.s- in i i- lion' I'-it 1 1 I 'Inn oi
il ' i i re ' I I ii- t e work
d o e It I-: i up r nig t. ulih til
iv.ir lln'i I . i l (. t'- bVil i-bec
i.l.i.i jii t b
( il i- I Invru"
In- ii ,n iklnr
miv pti imttiri
I think," ob
i.lin 1 I thln'i
I u in- i lulu' tc
glut ev,- Iliu
ii.i il nil uu
N'lti-r If lt'
n:i Joy to ou
to know It, Jim
lu.v p he In ii
ni it. 'You're all
lie-held out hill
h mil. mid Bennett grlptn d It cordially.
"J'm gkul v.e had thU talk, nlilei-
uimi." K.ild he "We are lighting from
iliruinit points of view, but our main
object 1 the rami- I think wo can
pull togttherou this in.ittir"
"We Mire tun!" iigrecd I'helaii "An"
as for Ilorrlgan, vrheii I'm iIomo with
llllll he'll be lo'led lip III il Hill' bundle,
an' I'll prl.it on It In I Ig letters, 'Use
all the ho i. s oi like'"
"Mm lit nmlt, sir," mill iiigraui.
I llio'u'it o't vv is sit gle!' exclaim
"It's mv niotliT bhovv her In."
I'roin lhc tinist iintcch iniber eunio
the Histle of feinlnliK' nKlro, nni' Mn
IliuueU luiiii' In Hev jteil :.s ho was
to his molhci, lu.n mm had no rcs
fur li.'.-. for over lit r hlmtllder hu had
iiitight u gllmpbo of miother face.
I U III Ions of hi i
B J or I'verythlug
& ' the Irl bo had
irlisl Bennett, ob-
d so long miss'
til mid who bint lusplted lilm to nil hu
had iielilevid-tlnt she was standing
It was Dillus heisilf who brought
lilm lo n reuse of tho other's presence,
for ns bo spi-aug fofvvaii to meet her
nuil eageii grnspi-ii noin mr out-i
Htlctlheil IliltiiN tho girl bowed ill'
luock revereiue mid misvvcred Ids ar
I'elit greeting with il ileiuilie;
-Good afternoon, our honor!"
"Don't;' he begged half In Jest, "lfsi
so good to bee oii again that 1" I
"I sent word Hint I had n surprise,
for .von Alwyn," liiterntptcd his moth
ei. "I know It would pleiibo ou. But,"
with a gliiucc at tho nldcrmnu, "jou'ro
bus? Perhaps wo"
"Not nt all, mother. Slay I present
Alderman Phclan? Miss Walnwrlght,
"Alderman Phclan of tho Illghtb,
amended the politician, thoroughly lit
nt cum In the preu-nco of tho visitors.
' I must bu goln' now, your honor. l"
But Dallai had como forward with
a smllo that melted tho speaker's em
biirrassiuent In au Instant.
'Tho Ali'iOiiaan I'helan who gives
hirkeh to nil thorn poor people nt
Christmas r" she mkisl In genuine Iu
tctot, "I've often lead uboul"
"Ihe same, ina'mii, nt om- service,'
rtstented tho delighted I'hel.-u. "I fill
' im with t ii key mi" coal Ii winter
r li I lake their wives uu' 1.1 Is ou
I'tlugif In tunimer. Kvir been to one
oj f'c- .Imnes () t'lieliin outln. miss?"
"No." u plied I nllnb. with n peife t
1 tu-w fine. "I'm Miri t t.i I
luvxn'i. 'I ell me about fiei i. wiri't
(Continued Next Saturday)
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