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KVIJSMNO Ilt'l.t.ETIN, ttONOI.Itl.U, T H , SUTlMtDAY. JL'I.V 10. tSOO.
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I HteliJ""' ..iBy Louis Joseroh Vance I
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.pllll tin- relsid font found tin prl
hltflior lliiin ll fellows Hi' slnppid
ntiil held liii hicut'i oppressed b it
ponelotlmi Hint some one whs iioiii
hi hi ('iitinrmnlliiii of this i ami1 star
tlliiBl) an lerle whler In tin nljJit,
SO lloW til llllll tlllll 111- f.ll'llcd III-
eiiulil feci llu disturbed air fauuliu
"Is It jou. racles'-"
III' Imd mi nnsw.r rei.ly Tin- ioI.c
was iiiiii nlliic If In- iiual)7cd II col
lisil) Inn id mill stupid In- stood
hiIiiI iipim llio point 1 f piuli
"IZioles. Is It j tin '
'tin- wliluM was Imtli shrill ninl
slink) Vs li ti'isi'd Klil.uiii.il was
liuir lillmliil l. n lla-li ill ll'ht strlk
hu til id sipitreli In t ii i' i's lurotiiii
juried l.odlly n;.ii him irltd tiuyjirln'j
fain, nn I ilon
tarlly he klirauk Imd a i.iee. to the
Unit step from the top Itislantaiie
ously the hjJit was ihUpmiI
Halt or -or I lire"
II) how he icnll"eit tint he hid been
scriitlnbul bj the aid of nn eleitil"
hand lamp. The tn mill. .us whisper
told htm something ei-i- that the
spoakor sulTirul riuin iienes as liUi
sinni!? ns l.u ,m ii Til., i. ...... 1...1....
gae him Inspiration lie i rhsl nl'ii
entuie Iu i giiaiiln! mlie Hands
up!" mid stmik nil siniirih with his
Mick, lis feriule liiiiiln -id upon some-
thing soft, but heme M'iiu!.niMouly
he hen id u low frl hiem.l m llio
ivini' was swipt nslib i blow landed
glanilngly on his should, r nnd he was
cnrrlid full! o(T his feel In the evelsht
of n mill hiiilul Jindlli upon him nlt'i
stuggerlng fun c mid passion Ueellne,.
he was borne bin k and down a slop or
two nnd then i hoblug on an until
dropped his cane aid with one hind
inught the iMluslers, while the other
lore lnefreciui.ll, a, nrlsts of 1,,,,'W
that eluelud his throat, ho. for n
space, tho to hung, panting nnd
Uheii, eiidenuirlug to swing hlsshnuh
dels out iignlnst the nail. Klrl.uooil
released his grip mi the hand rail and
poll, tli.'ii willed, pinlliig. ti)lug to
got his (Darings lllm-elf pilufnlly
sh ikeu nml IiiiiImmI he shrewdie sur
liilsnl that his assailant hud fund ns
ill If imt i.uise And, In point of la. t,
tho uuu liy wl'h neither move m.r
moan, ki til as death, at the nioil. an's
And mu'.' linn slleuie h d fi lilt tl Its
wings hut No II riognnll stii't
Jli.ie enlist lois of t' it t. r-lf lug
liuillunlrrK pniuei bo'ieith hi i t'un
able lo ilMIn -iilsh ll In power of el
slim, Le I'litllll .0 Intel lulu lb1, ml'iiit -s
of tieiubllii" horriir In a ultls l .
lii'foi'e he thought of his mm libox
Ilium i'l Kelt be foiiiil li ami stiu. I, a
ll.'hr As the wood niu-ht irul tho
blight mu II lluno I. apnl In Ihe pent
nlr he Ii'iiiuiI forward out the bul.
l.loilhloKtl) dlo.ullug whit he must
'Ihe man lie quit t. h 'nil upon the
floor, legs and hips mi the stairs One
arm hid f"ll.n oeot his ft o lil.llu-
the upper half The hind gleamid
white uud dill ale it- a woman's Ills
chin was smooth a d round his lips
tlllll and p'-ltiliut I'. 'Heal h his Ion.
tout I'U'llllig iliess i lot'inl a short nml
slender II-miio Sotlil' j whuteiei of
his iiinMiiiiiie siig'.siiii t In? burly
riilllati, the mldiilglil miiimler Ilo
seemed llllll' mure than a hot o,
enoll.'li In iliess for illimer III Ills at
titude there was somethl u pitiful')
Rllggestlee of a beaten ihlld Ihitinn
Ir't n ."iiier
Nllllllllteil on Itu, stillis Itirimt..' I1I4
nut nmnlst hi .st u Z .. 1,77.. i, i i ii ,m, '"" '"'"" "ncn " ""p vioeiau io mown nhutcier kood watched him. turned attention to
antagonist out of Imlaiuo 1 he littir brushed his. mid a hum!, warm nnd sounds inUit lime bom made by two the nrrlaee l.inins
plutiged Kmuwaid. .liuggliu KliU- friglle. elos.,1 upon his own Iu a pa.- pairs of H,g f.ct. Pr all tint, they 'Ihe match which' he ruked si.lrlledlv
wood with him. Clawing. I.UI.In:. shm of relief nnd gratitude. fled on tiptoe, stoalthllj. guilty shad, down Uh h Ig Hr ruddllr 1 he
grappling the) went lo the b-.tto.,, "Ol. I am to g-glad!" It a, Dor- Iu the night, and at the newel post suceie. lug a Irs T c !
..led e olou.l, b, nui, s.ip. but Ion: o,hy Calendar's enlec.boeorid mUtake. uu b.uk Into tho unbroken blick- three- I to i lief nhenve beefy ma"
before the last was riaelud Klrkwood's "I -I didn't know what t to t-thlnk. lu-w nhlil, sliroud.d Iho fastueHses w,h lining bosses or cheeU. in
throat was free Whin the lUit strmk jour fare I w9 backward of the dwe g A -udden Jl Tl iSiw
lhrowlugl.lii.solf o!T. he got-to his cur It wns .eon. but nhen I called nccess of fury on the ,nrt of the teec tunnug eees glittered l"ke diM
feet .ml grispul the r.il'liig for sup- jmi nnswend In a eoke so strarwe- I nlnrmlst at the kii.ikor spurred them ,. wir.r;', ,, ,,' . . ,.? , . ..
c us. -in c smitten nudum izod Kirk
wo, d si iri'il mi un'll without n lim
ine I lie inn till llli 1. 1' roil mill went out.
'Itii'ii Hlr-iU'hli nlii lip Willi nn ox-
linn itlnn nt i.ik i' of mint,) jtice ntul
mm i rn hi' rnltlei! the bin It inniU'
mi sound was ompt). In disgust lie
wtc ll wis tlic doe H's own luck tliH
lie should run nut of eostus nt n time
to trill ill Ilo uiiild nut oecn su
nlit tlier tin- follow nui dead, unroll
st Imis or slmplv slumming He liul
Utile tilcii of Ills looks, nml to ln able
t. lile-i.lfv htm mlihl dim. n ilenl of
tn utile nt nomv future time since lie.
KlrkuiHHl, M't'iuitl ko little itble to tils -
ein.ipo himself from the rlutohes of I know
this liisme mlvi'iilure' Ami the clrl- I "' wonder!" There wis n iiuauce of
what hud become of her How rnulil Irofmniil bewilderment In her cxclii'
he ooiillnue to nearch for her, without ! "iatl0"' ,,K'"' "Iu L""'l'''l Rlust
IIrIiIn or Kiilde. throiiKli nil those Hlletit ""'nelliliiB In the liall-a chair. I pre
rooms, whose walls mUlit Inclose n "Ume- At nil eients. 1 beard that nrd
hmidrcd hlililcn datiRors In that house Imt ollt "'' "" ' "i1 '" ""' r"1"
of iniKior)) nboie the ilriiwln room ion ire. I
Hut he delulod imlv bilclli His
bliMid was .Miiinj;. and It w. is hot. It ,lK ""'ir bv Ihe stilrs when he he was polKii.intly seiislthe to the
was quite plain lo him tli.it lie could Pi'wil nltli'n l Inihes mid neier subtle warmtli of her at his side He
not withdraw and leiulu his self ie- K""'K''1 " Then, when he sot on the could hear her soft, drj sobs of ex
plicit. If the slrl was there to bu next floor. I starled on. but j on came 'elleiiicnt and suspense pitnctuatliis the
found most nssuredlj he must Und ' ' "Hl'iw'l Into Ihe ilnwliu room J ijulet anil was filslitenod ubsolutely
her 'Ihe hind liuiti lint had di77lil nl"' crunched behind a chair Vou , by nil Impulse, too strous for ridicule.
him at the head of the slulrs should
be Ills aid now tint he thoiisht of It- I
and pnii 'ill il he was able lo llud It
iu the m. ramble mi the st ilrs he Ind
lost hN hit buthereiuemberiMtti.it'
the losta's short llud lUht hid dls-
colored tills on the floor be.iotid the
mans In dj Carefully sh ppliig ucross '
the latter, he reioiered bis headgear '
and then, knieliiu. Ilstemd with un I
oar i lose to the fellow's fine. A softly
re.ular boat of brenthliu renssiircd
him Half rising, he inu.'ht the bidy
beneath the iirmplts. lifting nnd drag-
Bins It oir the stilruise. and knelt
again, lo fiel of oaih poikit In the
mill's iliithlng, pirtlr as on olnlous
pnraiitlon. to relleie him of his ud
erllsnl reiolirr nuilnst an untimely
likening partly to see If he had tlio
limp iiIhiuI him.
The m-inli prord fruitless. Ijr;.
won! suspoitisl th.it the weapon. IIUo
ins own. n in oUsttil only In his lc-
tllii'K ruiili liiinchintion. As for the
limp. In the mt of rlslns he strink It
""" "I" M" "' plckul It up
It felt like a mrtil tube n inutile of
Itu lies In dlameler. n foot or so In I
Iiii.-iIi passablj hiaiy. He fumbled
wl'li It Impatiently "However the
die ken i." he noiidend nudlhlj. "does
the llifirnal uiaihlne work" As It
li il ft t-U. the thing worked with dls-
concertliig abrupliicss as his untrained
lingers fell biipibaiiie on the snrliic.
A "'"ll'" slnre "gain smote him In j
'"' f'11'"' Hl"l "t the same Instant, from i
" '"'ll" ,lot n J"rJ a,vn-. nppircntly.
"" "'""""'''le cry rung out upon tha .
Heiirt III Ids mouth he stepped back. I
..."iu... i no iimi. wuii'ii imnishlV
went out, and lifting a protecting fore.
' Who's tliul" he demnnded hirshly.
A sliaivled sob of tenor unswere'd
him. bliirnd b ii swift rush of skirts,
mid Iu a breath his shitleied nones,
qulotid and a glimmer of common
sense penotrntid the murk ntigir and
feir hid bnd In his brain. He under-
KttUiml e1, ,,..,. .,
dl, at the darkness will, eager
"Ml'sCnlendir!" he irlcd guirdedly.
"Miss Calendar. It Is t-I'hlllp Kirk-
there was n second soli. r mmilinr
... . . .' '
nt like H'Urs ut all
Tell me." ih
ileadetl, with palpable .(Tort id steady
ler-elf. "what has hapr-nodV '
"I think, p.rhaps.
uiieasll). agilu troubletl by his r.itln,
linpules "iMThaps jf.u ion do that
belli r than I "
"Oh" said the voice guiltily Her
Ulnars tn nihil il ou bin and everc gi ti
ll) ultlidriiwu 'I was so frl,'htemd "
she loufossid uflir a little lame, do
filghtoiiid that I ha nil) uinnrsiahil
Hill )oil how did )ou"-
"I woiilnl ..bout )nu" he ripllel In
ll lone nbsiirille apotogitli "Munelu w
It didn't hi fin right It was none of
my husliHss. of lourse. but I louldu't
help mining Intl. This follow-, who I
cut lie Is .lout worr). lies union-
stloiis-sllppul Into the house Iu u
milliner tut Hoeiuod to me smptous
I lunlly know wh) I followed, exie.t
tint Jie loft the door an open bulla
Hon tn Interference "
'I inn't be Ihaukful enough," she
told him warmly, "lliat ion did Int. r
fere. Vou lime Indeul saeed mo
"I ilim't kui.ev ulint
"int don't know him'"
"I can't .'eon (.liens '1 he light"
Jie paiisui inqiiiiiugi). iviii.w.ii,.i
fiiinliliil with the lump; but. whether
its Hide h'liidlliig had Inquire,! some
eJlaL-jan-l.'-...".I.anl-ui or wl.ejjj,
by the Ileibbs-Mcrrill Co.
ir i "
w ore 1 1 1 'i
otilj o'le feel ' ' ' I 'i
stautli Hinollii ml 1 1 Ihe till .
"H'h Iio il'O" he iolifes.snl
tlilns Kot.e wiol "
"Hale joti it Mill li"
"I Usui my hot before I put hold of
"Oil!" 8he loiunienldl, illseouraBcl
"Iline )oii nn nollon wh.il he looks
KtrLwnnil tlioofflil lirlplv "II imps "
he replied with n .liiukle.
I llko "" ninntiurMi nml htj cnlloev J
I "a'11" I,e" '" llp,, clntliet. ou
fcli'le don n to this floor-was there. In
wo"' n. but I darul not mine until-
A"1 ,l"'" ' lll'1,r'1 """"' ""' 'rJ' ul.
a",, "" 'ell down the slilrs together
' '"'I10 "" wl,c not ,"Ir, "
"Nolhliig worth mention. Hut he
""'"l 1"'' sot a prrllj stiff kniKk to
lay lilm out so completely " Klrkwood
'tlrnil the body with hN toe, but the
"1"" ,nn,le " sl" "I'eaU to the
worlJ And now. Miss Calendir"
" s'" nnsnereil he did not henr. for
ul hf llw,, "f ll1'' 'lu', l"Kwl the
l,"""ll'r ''""" I"1'""' nd thereafter
'1l, f"l'""l erish. browing n .deep
n'"1 '",ll,'" Ihirulerliu b rouse the
ctl'"" ond send them rolling. ,llke
v"li's f onragid ghosts, through the
t TIlAT.s Hi it J" At the (Irs
I uhiiiii the girl Ind tnugli
y If comiilsliely nt KlrknotHl'i
" arm .Sow, when a pausi
came In the growling of the knocker,
she nuitli' hlin hoai her olie. nnd It
was broken uud rlhrant with n threat
of hslerlu "Oh, what can It uioilii"
"' ''""'l know " He laid a hind re-
nssurliiKl.v oxer that which treuibkd
on his foreurm. "The police possibly.'
"Police!" she Iterated, aghast. "What
makes jou think"
"A man tried to stop meat the door,"
he answered ipilikly. "I got Iu before
he could When he tried the knocker
" lb)) came along nml Btoppcd him.
Tll toiler may haie been watching
the house since thou. It'd be only his
duty to keep mi eje on It. and heaven
knows we ralmil a racket, coming
"''' ""1 dnnn those stairs! Noev we
uie up nsnliist ll," he added blighflv.
I'.ut tlii'iJrl was lugging nt his hand.
"CiiLie!" she begged breathlessly.
"Come! 'I here Is u way! Ilcforo they
"Ilut this niiiu" Klrkviood bung
back, troubled. .
"The) the police are sure to find
and elite for him"
7m i hey will." he chuckled. "And
scree ..!, r.ght! e'd hau." chokl'd
e "' 'loath, with all the good -n, 111 In '
"Oh. do hurry!"
I Turning, she sped light footed down
I the st.ilrciiso to the lower hall, he nt
lor llllll lit nl
her elbow. Itprn H... m.n.n. ,, ..
. ,-. iwuu-
in. nun quaking noi.rts. in in r n
, ,11 ,- , - -
, " ," ,,, I"'1 KuWihI only
m-J "! ,'.i ' . ."" ,.',",' V "10
h, 7,.,ii i . .
-- i"--.....i M.-ps
of n steep stair, nse. Onl, n hand rail
.,.... ....... .,.,., tout n. I lie nisi mo-
I ", ". ""I'l'"-l "'"'. "I'ockeil Into
-i i '.ir."'" " ;'"'.""" e"n,flt0
whisper 'I ... so soriy! I should hue e
ii- puii.si uiniM'ir toeether. clnrlns
"i1:!", " t,1'"."-' '"'K ,'"' rl!i''" ,
. m.. - ' y? 0I'' ,l0
. , ',,,,.., . ., i . -
IP nisei" ' ""
.".,,. '.... . ... ..
, 1'' iiiiii lliiin, . inr m,i, tvi.iA m.
jus ilarlcess Is .Ire nlf.il
I Till ri.iisitl I,. t... .. .1 I. a
' " "'"'" "" """" "'meiniev mm
-"" """ i...io..ii) nuu nui
,;,;;,,;,, "" """ " "'"""i
l 'Come!' she piuitid
the) bleak In"
hllllid b) iipprih.usluii, her eoke
'Jho) went fmenid. now li s Itnpet
., . . iiousl), for It was ut) bin!, uud lh
If l knew tho i.I10tl,,r iml f,,,,,,,, H,m
"Sit fear of that." lie rem n 'nil afir
a time '"Ihey woiildnt due bienk
A niitterlng whlspei miswend him
.., don't !, v due rlk iimli
p, . "
H.om(). (;MlllJ,0i lo ,,,.,
1 1 rule, itcros of liiujrlihliiue ihaiiibcis
nml (unwise. dileliig dep I'll" Hie
bowels of I he enrtli. like rabbits Imr
row Inn In n lean on. Iiiuliiiled li bet
Rk' l.i.M' stabs the hush lontlnui'il nil
limkin us If ttie ilii'nli genius of the
pluie lunl uist n spell of slloiue on
Hie kumker or else, outraged had
smitten Hie iioly tlliMtirltr Willi n
The slrl memed to know her way.
Whether guided lij fainllli'Hly or liy
lulilltlon. lie lul mi without hesltn
! tloli. Klrhwnod hlundeillig In lier
j wake lielwi'i'ii i ntifiiHliin of Impression
ami iliiwiilnc ilNiiiiij iiniiloUH of I. nt
enr tnucllile thliiB. tu whlili he eluiig
an to Ills hope of r.lhiill"U those Drill.
i frleiiill llnKim that hispeil Ills own
It wiis us If the wiiliilereil on for
'on hour. l'rolnilil from xturt lo tin
Ish their niKhl tiik up three inlnuh's-
i no more r.entuiill the Klrl uto.i
p(sl. ri'leuslni; his hi ml lleioulil he.ir
j her R.iiiopatril lireithliu before him
ami pillicietl tint noiiielhliu wiib
wrotu He look n Mop foiuiml.
i "What Is llV
' Iter full loke broke out of the oil
dcurltj Mnrlllngy close In III" mtj eir
The iloor-lhe lioll-l inn l nuupe
He presed forward. brnshliiB h'T
Hhouldrr. She did not draw uw.'ij. but
wlllliiRly Jlilded plnre to his hands nt
the fnslenlni!", mid what had prutnl
Impossible to her to U Ktron,; IIiiom
win n matter of lompiirtitlM' ease.
Yet, not entirely ioiisiIousIj he m
not pll( k As he liiKgril at the iKilts
'to take her In his iirms mid comfort
her with Ihe nssiiraiue that, whutoeer
her trouble, he would stand by her
and promt her. It were futile to try
to laugh It off. Ho gaee in or the on
demur, i:cn nt this irllleal moment
he found himself repeating out und
oecr to his heart the question: "Can
this be loe t'un this be loe"
Could It be loU' at nn hour's ac
quaintance Absurd! Hut he could
not laugh nor render himself Insensi
ble to the suggestion.
He found that he had drawn the
bolts. The girl tugged mid rattled ut
the knob. Ilelurtiintly the door opened
Inward. Ileiund Its threshold stretched
ten feet or more of loeerod passage
way whose en mince framed nn oblong
glimmering with light. A draft of
fresh air smote their fares. Behind
them n ilui..r hanged.
"tVhere ilros this open"
"Oh the'raeuM." she Informed him.
TJievuinW" lie stared In conster
nation nl Ihe pallid null that stood for
her fine "Ihr'nieeix! Hut jou. In
your eu'iiliu gown, nnd I"
"There's uq mher way. We must
chance It. Aioo'uf iifrald"
"Afraid" Uf slopped aside. She
sllppeil by him ainil mi. He closed the
door, citrefullj reiinivltig the key nnd
locking It nn thv outside, then Joined
the girl lit the entrance to the mews,
where lhe. pausw porforie. she nH
much dlciiiK ei ii d ns he, his primary
objection inomctirirlly wiiNlng In fone
ns they sune.u-d the conditions cir
cumscribing their esiiipe.
Quadrant mews wns busily engaged
111 enjo.i lir.' Itself Nlgiil had fallen
siiltrj and humid, mu the walls nnd
doorstepi were well fringed mid clus
tered with ropiosetitntlees of Unit class
of I-omlon's population w tilth Infests
mews through habit, taste or fone of
Out against the entinuce wherein
Klrkwood and the girl lurked, con-
founded by the problem of escaping
undetected through this vlinclous
Z "IbfeZr lo Ul Z
!. . V ,"UUI"H" ""crior. iieioie
It waltiil n four wheeler, horse already
hliehe.1 In beieeen. iho .l...n. . i,n
hitched in between the shafts, while
Its drleer. a man of leisurely turn of
n.lt.,1 inila llit(rrltiv l,.ai.u,it.... nf I
'.. '. ...,. '. .. ... .
nirajis nuu uuckios, uuu, wuiie ivirus
Ht. .,,,,.,, ,,D ,,,.,- ,,, .. uunt (.lull till-
Ca,s wns .'inbiHlled their only hope of
""-''"'"JchI rolurii to the streets and
""""" riirroun.llngs of their world.
nn, uuiiiuiiy my in nttrnctlng the
,,, ntlentioii nnd engaging him
Ulthonl nronsllIB Ills sns.,1, Ions .,.-
brlnslng the population nbout tlielr
c-nrs Though he hosltnteH long, no fa-
vor.,,,,,. oppoituully presented Itself.
' In lime the jeliu npproached the
i.n. ..in. ,i. I
moutiilug nnd drlMng off. In this crlt-'
l"'l"lt 'tloi. the American, forced to
roe A-nle that lioldiioss must mark his
"" ""1( I' "Irt'" ""' '"! "
",'" '" h" hnmU a,,a' "lth " niiick
e urd to Ills companion, steniied out of
.... - ...
' 1 he iMbliy Imd n font upon the stc p
1 . . . . ..
wneii leirnevoou lappen nis snouioer.
"l...r lumme!" cried the fellow in
liuiie, p.ioiiug on u.s uee.. iw.qi.u.iy
Hid qiilik iindeistaiidliig eiillu'iied the
')es whlili Iu Iwo glatiies looked Klrk
wood up and down. "S'helii mo,"
tliltkl). "eehere'd )ou drop from, giw
".li H's i.i) nil. ill." said Klrkwood
h I'kly "Ale j uu ougased'
II )ou iu)kes )i'self iu) f.ue." re
in. mil tli'i.ibb) nliiew.lly, "I li.un"
"I'm shll'lngs. iheu. If juu get us
imt of la re tu one minute und lo -s i) -H.u'e
Till. Cm noi In llflieu '
I l' ileia.ilitlttl the follow aggies-luj
!". " npiillliniM llllll 11111
Klrkwooil inolloiud low mil the pis
MRi'Wij "Theie'H n l.nlj with ine-thi'i-e.
Sllll the nun illil tint mine 'Ten '
bob," he I. ir-'.lllm!, "nn' )oii iitiiulii
HWje with Hi' siulT ol' .'ciit'n fair
- If 11T- '
Klthunml Itljtptt Ms sioulifir
darter Come now', guetier. Is it gen-
roils Myke It il quid an "
"A iHJiind then. Will juu burr)"
Hy eeay of answer the fellow seram
bled hastily up to Hie bo nml Kiia'eli
ed at the reins. "Ck! Uee'-e hup!" he
'ihe gloom of the tunnel Indus. .1
them lulefly eie the lights of the Hog
III tlie-1'ounif flushed b) nnd the wheels
besan to roll more easily. Klrkwood
drew back with a sigh of relief.
"Thank od!" he said softly.
The gill had no wolds.
Worried b) her silence, solicitous
test, the strain ended, she might lie on
the point of fainting, he lot up the
shade and lowered the window at her
She scent il to luxe mllnpsod'lii her
corner Agiiust the dntk upholstery
her hair shone like pile gold In the
half light lloi e).'s uoie . IommI. mid
she bold a hnndkcri hlof to her lips
I'hi' oilier h it d hi) limp
She si. lllnl. nml soliiethlu: bulk! fell
from Ihe seat uud thumpi-d ) 1 1 lie mi
the llior Klrkwiu.l bent lo phi. It
up mid so for the lli-st time wis made
n ware tint she hut tin.il.-hl with In r
.1 sin ill blili k gladsloiie big or .onsld
or.ible w el :hl As he plated ll mi Ihe
forward -out their e.eos met
"I didn't know"- he begin
"It was lo mt tli ll." she hastened to
eipliln "Hut ut) father sent mc'-
"I hue boon thinking tint i1i to Is
ntcoluioly no nil) I know . f lo think
)ou piii rl) Ami I hue I n won
derlng." si ilitlnuid with Hliiiffei'l- I
nl cat dor "whit ).m must be think
lug of mo" '
"Whit should I think of juu. Miss
Willi Hie air of n weary ihlld she
laid l.rr head ngalnst the iiishlons1
ngnln, fate to him. nnd watched him
through lowered Itshes. unsmiling
"Vou might be thinking that mi ex
planation Is due jou. Heeii the way
wo wore bioirjlit (...'ether was cxlriur
dlnir) Mr Klikwnnd Vou must be
eery generous, us generous ns )oii
haee shown juur-olf bruee. not to
r. quire some sort of nn explanation
"I don't roe It that way."
"I do Vou haee mule me like you
ion much Mr Klikwoud"
"I'm sli'd." he Mild slmpl). '.'eery
glut If th.'l'i. the case ntul piesiippos
lug I lies, re e ll. Person illy," he
liugh.d "I Mom to in) self lo Inui
been uillior fi.rwuu! "
".No: mill kind md n genllemin"
"I'.lil-I IciiFe!" he fotesletl.
'Oh. bill I mean It. eenj word!
Wh) s'uiildn't 1 In n little while,
ten inlnu'es. hilf an hour, we shall
haee mcii Iho list of e,i h oilier Why
should I not ii jmi how- i uppm Into
all lint .eon bin.' iiuvolllshl) done for
If . uiti put It Hint way I'm sine I
don't know bound lint It oiuliar
rnsM'H mo hniilbl) in lime win meres
tin, He me ... If nny .mirage Ins
bein show ii ''Is i, 'ht It Is .units Hut
I'm fnrgeltliu ii"iilu" He thought to
dh en tier. Where 'hull I tell the
tilliby In go this time !ls Cnleiid ir"
'Cr.neii. t. pi 'Use " said Ihe gill
rnd nihil d n house iiuiubei' "I am
Vi moil in) father there with this."
Imlliiillng the sladsione bag.
T 7 lltKWOonthiust he nl ami sht, ill.
Kdets ollt of Ihe wllltltiu uud III, l
Htiuilid Ihe uibbv aiioidliisly.
but his i ,ie had Ik en Inellet Imil, '
as he found when he snt buk again, j
Quito uniiposully the girl took up tin?
tluead of (onuTsitlon when- It h.1.1
been broken off,
"H's rather hud to keep sllenc
when jou've lieeu so gin d. i don't I
want )ou o think me less gem rolls .
I linn )iiiiis)f:but.liiil), I tun telljou
linthliig" Mie slulnd a Hate reseui
full), or so he thought "There Is lit- '
lie enolli.ll In this-this Miettluil nf I
fair Hi it4 unileistaiid uij self, and tint
Utile I mi) not toll I waul )oii to
know th it "
(To be Continued.)
M ItnzliMieiu'.ty, tho flist secre
tin e of t!ii It tin Ian legation nt nu
llum it, and fnimeily u bccietary nt
tho embiiss) at Wnshlngtiiii, linn been
appointed Husulnn iiitisul at San
.-sL . ....
CATARRH OF LUIMGS
RELIEVED BY PERU
ACOtJOH should ncTcr bo supjiri sscd.
A cough Is a symptom of Irritation
tomewhere In the. bronchial tubes or
To mrpress the congh li only to In
A cough Is nn effort on thopart of nature
to gut rid of some Irritating substance.
The only medicine that really cures a
cough Is a nudlclna that will remove
the Irritation nlilch causes llio cough.
Catarrh anywhere on tho mucous sur
f aco lining tho bronchial tubes or lungs
Will produco a cough.
Mr. Armando J. Perez, Oallano 75.
"I write tn telly on ol the marvelous results that I have obtained from
) our remedy. Peruna.
"I,hae suffered four months from an obttlnate cough and a great deal
of expectoration, due to congestion of the right lung.
"I took a great many different welUknown medicines, nnd w hen I had
lost all hope of being cured, the eminent and Illustrious Dr. Hatael Luarcz
Bruno recommended Peruna, In doses dl one tablespoonlul before etery
"At the end of the first bottle, the expectoration had completely dls
appeared, and I took tour more bottles to cure myself completely.
"A little while afterward I was seised with very bad catarrh and began
again to take the Peruna, with the result that the catarrh disappeared on
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If the catarrh Is removed, the cough
To attempt to squelch tho cough with
opiates or lo keep It bick by taking
quieting multeities Is only to make mut
Tho cough should be allowed to con
tinue so long as the irritation continues,
otherwlso tho dattgerous s.'crutlom
which aro ejected by the cough will ac
cumulate in llio lungs.
Stop the catarrh, then the cough will
disappear ol Its on n accord.
Italians. Cubi. writes :
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