and on long time, if you choose," and i
Gwynn left the den of the schemer
with the funds that were to enable
him to save himself from business
That evening there arrived, at the
Branscombe home the nephew Wick
ham had sent for. The twain were
seated in the library when Lura, in
cidentally passing through the ad
joining apartment, was halted by an
alarming declaration which came to
her hearing from the lips of her
"It's all fixed, Maurice," he was
saying. "I've got that bothersome
Bartlett out of the way, or we'll have
done so soon. All you have to do is
to win the girl."
"And her fortune!" chuckled the
"Precisely. You see, this Bartlett
is in money difficulties. He came to
me for assistance. I sent him to my
ally, Purdue. When I write to Pur
due introducing a client, if I don't dot
the T in my name he takes his cue
that I have no use for the individual
and to entangle him in a net from
which he can't escape."
Two hours later Gwynn Bartlett,
seated in his office, was amazed at a
visit from Lura. She was pale and
"Oh, Gwynn!" she breathed wildly.
"Mr. Wickham has tried to ruin you.
I hope you haven't put yourself in the
power of that Purdue," and she re
cited her recent discovery.
Gwynn laughed joyously.
"You dotted that T and it has
saved me!" he cried. "This Purdue
made a most equable arrangement
with me and the money has already
saved my business, but the scoun
drels! Well, we have outwitted them.1'
"I can never stay under the same
roof with that wicked schemer," de
clared Lura gravely.
And then and there Gwynn Bart
lett asked her to come to a new home
as his wife, and a week later Isaac
Wickham knew the cause of his dis
CHINESE GIRL IS AUTHOR OF
REAL ORIENTAL MOVIE
Miss Manan Wong, a native of
Oakland, Cal., who has won the dis
tinction of toeing the first Chinese girl
to write and stage a movie.
The entire cast, composed of Chi
nese actors, was chosen by Miss
Wong for her Oriental drama, a pret
ty romance, displaying the real Chi
nese customs and dress. There are
30 Chinese men and women in the
Miss Wong is 22 years old, a grad
uate of the Oakland high school and
until recently a student at the Uni
versity of California.
AN EASY MARK.
"So, my boy, you have interview
ed your girl's father. Did you make
the old man toe the mark7"
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