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AN ALL-WASHINGTON CAST
By JULIA MURDOCH ' '
Brazilian Ambassador to' Entertain ;
Pan-Ameriean Director Dines Latins
A WHITE STREAK Of DISASTER
By EDGAR FRANKLIN i
CHARLES B. HANFORD.
The remarkable number of Shakes
pearean revivals that have been already
announced thli aeagon mint be aston
ishing to those cynics who have de
clared that Shakespearo has ceased to
bo acting dramas and become a lit
erary study. This season more than
cyer the more serious drajnaa are to be
taken Into account. The plays of which
Bothern and Marlowe and Mantcll have
practically had a monopoly for several
years( will receive consideration by
many other prominent players.
William Faveraham has already
ttbened his season In an elaborate pro
duction of "Julius Caesar." himself
playing: tha part of Marc Antony.
Lewis Waller has produced with great
uccesa "Henry V" In Daly's Theater,
New York;. Sothern and Marlowe have
entered upon their magnificent Shakes
pearean revival, and are packing the
Manhattan Opera Homo every night,
where they are presenting Shakespeare
amidst dignified and sumptuous sur
roundings, and now comes another noti
fication that la of especial interest to
Washington lovers of Shakespeare In
the announcement that Charier U. Han
ford, together with an all-Washington
company, Is to Inaugurate a Shakes
pearean Joint-starring tour, commenc
ing on November It, and continuing
throughout the season.
Members of Hanford
Waibintton Company. .
Tho members of Mr. Hanford's com
pany will Include besides Mr. Hanford.
who will also act as manager of the
company, Miss Odette Tyler, R. D. Mc
Lean, and Miss Marie Drofnah, better
known In Washington as Mrs. Hanford.
Mr. Hanford and Mrs. McLean arrived
.In Washington yesterday, having com
pleted preliminary details and arranged
bookings for their Southern tour. Thev
will open at the Academy of, Music.
Richmond, Va., and from there will
continue South, appearing- In all of the
large Southern cities, and going as far
West as Texas.
Savannah, Charleston, New Orleans.
Memphis, and the larger cities In Okla
homa and Texas will be visited, in con
nection with the company's appear
ance In Texas, It Is Interesting to note
A French art crltlo writing of the way
In which the artist. Claude Monet,
works, says he paints the same picture
oer again fh atlterent colors, giving ten
different copies. Lately, Monet. In order
to work close to nature, takes ten can
vases with him each day, and accord
ingly as the light changes he places on
his easel the canvas that corresponds
most closely 'to the moment with which
he began, to meet the effect he desires
But he does not paint entirely from
nature. He makes pictures from mem
ory. In proof of this the critic points
to his several views of tho Grand canal,
at Venice, where he has taken all kinds
The honeymoon trip of a recently mar
tied couple ended In the Tombs,p to
which place of sorrowful detention they
' were committed for the theft of a blan
ket from the steamer Commonwealth,
on which they had Journeyed from New
port They odmltted the theft, but said
that they had merely taken the cov
ering as a "souvenir," and the Judge,
mercifully taking Into account their ver
dancy, i permitted them to go on their
way under a suspended sentence. Tho
widespread Inaccuracy In the use of the
English language and an all too com
Evening Things Up.
"What did Mrs. Kloseman give you
for cutting her grass?" asked Tommy's
J'Nothln'," replied Tommy.
""Why, she promised you 10" cents,
"Yes, but I used her sickle to do It
with, and she charged me lb cents for
the use of It."
Good As Soap.
Mother Whv. Hobble, how clean
your hands are!
Hobble Ain't they? Dut you ought
to have seen them before I help Brid
get make bread!
Mr, Hanford's declaration that 'Texas
Is what might bo termed "Shakespeare
mad." in, speaking of the wonderful
vogue of Shakespeare In this remote
region Mr. Hanford said yesterday;
"There Is more Shakespeare to the
square Inch., In Texas than In any other
State In the Union."
I asked him to what he attributed
this rather remarkable condition, and
he accounted fori It because o'f the f act
that tho women's' clubs of Texas are
Interested In Shakespearean literature.
"The strife for literary attainment has
much to do with It," he continued. "In
every move for advancement In the
world of letters, tha people always come
back to Shakespeare, which they ad
mit to 'be the standard for Alerature."
Career of Hanford
Is Well Known.
Mr. Hanford Is so welt known a
Washlngtonlan that a resume of his
work seems sUptrogatory. Practically
railed In the Capital City, he entered
the theatrical profession after1 having
been graduated from the Washington
High School and spent two years In
the study of law at Columbian Col
lege. He has appeared hundreds
of times In all of Shakespcer's plain.
and has also been seen In number-
ous modern dramas. His latest the
atrlcat venture was as stage director
and a member of the cast of "An As
tec Romance," which was fried out in
new xorx a fortnight or more ago,
As a Shakespearean exponent he has
few equals In the-country. Mrs. Han
ford's work both as a Shakespearean
actress and In lighter dramas la pleas
nntly recalled by Washlngtonlans. Dur
ing tho stock season that recently
clcsed, she was a valued member of the
Columbia Stock Company, appearing In
several character roles where her work
was uniformly excellent Miss Tyler.
though not a native Washlngtonlan, has
family affiliations In the Capital City,
and while In JVashlngton she always
makes her home with the Shepherd
family, In Btltmore street Her last ap
pearance In Washington was several
years ago, when she was a member of
the all-star company presenting "The
Heart of Maryland," which waa pro-
aucea in tne nelasco Theater.
Miss Tyler's stage career has b-vm
unusually auccessful. With Mr. Mc
Lean she starred In many Shakespear
ean aramas, playing- also opposite Mr.
McLean In "The School for Scandal."
and other standard comedies. Her
stage debut v,as made under the man
agement of Charles Frohman In "Sec
ret Service," In which she created the
part of Caroline MUford. Bhe also
created the, name part In "Phroso," In
which play ahe was tremendously suc
cessful. Mr. McLean Is Actor v
of the Old School.
Mr. McLean Is a Shakespearean actor
or the old school, and In the forthcora-
Ing tour will alternate with Mr. Hun
ford In t)e parts of Othello and Iago.
The repertoire of the company Includes
"Romeo and Juliet," "Julius Caesar,
and "Othello," and It Is quite probablo
that In the spring a sumptuous proluc
tlon of Henry IV will bo placed upoul
the stage by Mr. Hanford's company.
In the "Othello" production Mrs.
Hanford will be the Emclla and' Miss
Tyler will have- tho part of Desde
mona. The organization of the company Is
not vet complete, but within, a very few
days the entire cast will have been
selected, and rehearsals will begin at
once. Mr. Hanford carries his own
scenery and costumes with him on the
tour, and promises tho people of the
South a Shakespearean production that
-Alii compart mest favorably with those
already under way In New York.
of license. Monet, however. Is not alone
In this. Millet, the much admired Mil
let painted all his landscapes In his
workshop. So he had no difficulty In
painting after nature, for he had plenty
of time In his atelier to do' his arc-en-del
(rainbow), which outdoors hardly
lasted two minutes.
The painter Harplgnlea has told his
friends of the days wnen he worked be
side Corot In the garden of the Luxem
bourg. "I saw him," said Harplgnles,
"painting a great tree In the middle of
a walk where there was no tree.
'Where do you get that?' I asked him.
'In hore.' he said, tapping his forehead.
Then he began to paint some nymphs
under the trees. 'Whero the devil do
you get these nymphs? I asked htm.
'Oh. I see th,em,' he answered, quite
mon disregard of the rights of prop
erty are responsible for this use of the
word "souvenir" (signifying remem
brance) for "booty," or, as professional
thieves call It, "swag." People who
would Indignantly resent any charge of
dishonesty do not hesitate to pilfer
spcons, napkins, towels, glasses, soap,
and other small portable articles from
hotels and restaurants for the enrich
ment of their collections of "souvenirs."
It Is time that souvenir hunting
should be know-n by Its proper name of
petit larceny, If only for tho benefit of
a rising and Imitative generation, which
does not realize that the two are one
and the same thing. New York Herald.
Was a Corridor.
"I'd have you know, Mrs. Blythe,"
said Mrs. King, "that my brother was a
banister of the law,"
Mrs. Blythe turned up her nose scorn
fully. "A fig for your banisters," she retort
ed; "that's nothing. I have a brother
who Is a corridor In the navy."
Wait and See.
Stella-Rut, Jack. I don't think your
father will be pleased at our engage
ment You know he alwas said ou
needed a practical wife.
Jack Don't worry. Walt till he sees
how you ran drive a car and take a
Ambassadors and Minis
ters Guests of Direc
tor John Barrett,
The ambassador of Brazil, Scnor D.
da (lama, will entertain at 'a dinner to
morrow evening at the embassy In Six
John Barrett, director general of the
Pan-American Union, entertained at a,
large dinner last evening at the Pan;
American Building In honor of Count
Candldo Mendes de Almeida, president
of the Brazilian commission now In the
United States and editor and proprie
tor of the Jornal do Urasil, one of the
leading newspapers of. that country.
The guests were tho other members
of the commission, the ambassadors and
ministers of Latin America and a num
ber of others connected with tha Din.
A distinguished company attended
the reception and dance which Mrs.
Itockwood Hoar, Widow of Conareas-
man Hoar of Massachusetts, gave last
evening at her old home In Worcester,
Mass, to present her daughter, Miss
iieicn iioar. iter in the season Mrs.
Hoar and her daughter, who, have
spent tne summer in Massachusetts,
wilt return to their Washington resi
dence, and Miss Hoaj- will be one of
the debutantes of this winter.
Among the, guests of Mr. Hoar last
evening were Miss Delia Torrey, aunt
of President and Mrs. Taft, Miss
sther Cleveland, daughter of trie
late President Grover Cleveland, and
James A. Garfield, a descendant of
Mrs. Charles W. McFee, of Sunder
land place, la preparing to leave
Washington early In November to
spend a year In Africa. She will tall
from New York on November .
Senator Shelby M. Cullom and his
niece, Miss Fisher, left Washington
today for Illinois, where they will
spend a fortnight.
Col. Robert M. Thompson entertain
ed at a dinner last evening at tho St.
Regis in compliment to a number of
the officers of the visiting fleet Col
onel and Mrs. Thompson will spend the
fall at Virginia Hot Springs. '
The Assistant Secretary of the Navy
and Mrs. Beekman Wlnthrop, who spent
the last several weeks In Lenox, Mass.,
are now tn New York for a da) or two
before returning to Washington.
Mr. and Mrs. George F. Becker, who
spent the summer at their place In tha
Berkahlres, have returned to Washing
ton and have openM their residence for
Mrs. Ralph W. Crane,, of Stamford,
Conn., Is spending some time In Cleve
land Park visiting her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. James Sharp,
Mr. and Mrs. Chester J. Sharp, of
Nokesvllle. Va.. are the guests of the
former's parents for the week-end.
Mr. and Mrs. Darius Gasklna have
sent out Invitations for the marriage of
their daughter, Mlak Anna Barbara
Gasklns, to Kdward Ernest Adams on
Wednesday afternoon, October S3, at
4-30 o'clock, at tholr residence, lfi.C
The Semlnoles have completed ar
rangements tor their opening dance of
the season on Tuesday evening, October
13, at the Elk's Hall.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred L. Lewis have
cards out announcing the engagen'-en
of their daughter, Miss Ursula M. Lewis,
to Motion V. Leopold.
The Ladles' Club of the Washington
Saengerbund will give an enterialnmenv
and euchno at the club house, 311 C
street northwest Thursday evening,
October 17, at 8 o'clock.
History records many strange exam
ples of fires that are kept burning tor
long periods bf time. Tha best known
example are those of pagan people,
who ke-p up perpetual fires es a relig
The oldest known fire In the world Is
that In a Buddhist templo near Bang
kok, Slatn, which has been burning
without Interruption for two centuries.
A priest is always on guard to watcli
the sacred flame. Every four yoars a
now flamt Is kindled, but this Is always
lighted In the great brazier fiom a
brand of the old fire.
The life of a grand vizier tn Persia
was once saved by n Parsee tiador, who
discovered and exposed a plot to kill
the royal official. In spite of tho faot
that the Persians are Mohammedans and
hold flre-worshlpers In contempt a
A slackening of the pace from time
to time when fatlguo begins to tell Is
worth, while on Its own account, be
cause It compels an Intelligent revision
of the day's program, which tends to
become cluttered up with unnecessary
It was the last straw that broke the
camel's back If the load had been sift
ed down to the wheat he might have
been going yet. The business man who
la beginning to wilt a little, under the
strain may find that his efficiency Is In
creased rattier than diminished by not
trying to do so much, by getting rid ot
detail which can be spared, by giving
a fresher inlnd to the most essential
things. Otlners may have their work
prescribed, ton the prescription can be
altered, and)tho tendenoy toward short
I -wci 'Vfi?r)' m
MRS. WILLIAM NELSON TAFT.
Her Marriage Took Place Last Evening.
Returns to Home
For Her Wedding
Miss Alice Boutell, daughter of the
American Minister to Switzerland and
Mrs. Boutell, who will be married to
John B. W. B. Ladd, of Boston, on
Thanksgiving Day, arrived In Washing
ton last evening from New York and
has opened the Boutell apartment in the
The Minister and Mrs: Botitell and
their son, Hugh G. Boutell, will remain
In New' York a few days before coming
to Washington. The family landed In
New York yesterday morning on the
Miss Margaret S. Smith, daughter of
the Rev. Roland Cotton Smith, who ar
rived In Washington several days ago,
la the guest of Miss Mary McCauley.
She will remain with her until her fath
er returns from their summer home In
Ipswich, Mass., early next month.
The New Hampshire Society, of this
city, will resume Its regular monthly
meetings at the W. C. T. I', parlors.
K3 Birth street northwest, on the even.
Ing of Monrijy, October It at which
tlmo the following officers will be In
stalled for the ensuing year: Ulmtr E.
Fisher, president; Mrs. William E. Ab
bott first vice president; Dr. Chailes II.
BowIqt, second vice president; Arthur
Sargent, treasurer, and II. K. Hilton,
The society will hold Its tintlcngs on
tho evening of the second Monday ot
each month from October t.t May(
All Now Hampshire residents of th's
olty are cordially Invited to attend.
Mrs. Ira Fclsteln. who has been lslt
lng Miss Delia Klshel, of Connecticut
avenue, will return to her home In New
Mr. Joseph Abel entertained at brldga
during the week In honor of Mrs. Ira
Fetsteln of New York.
Miss Esther Steppacker, who has been
visiting Mrs. Blumenthal ot Thirteenth
street, left Washington today for Bal
timore to spend a few days before ru
turnlng to her homo In Now York.
tingle flt.me has been kept burning con
tinuously for seventy years at Sarhad
lni 'honor of the humble trader.
In Inhabited lands within tha Arctlo
circle flies have been known to burn
for years. This, however. Is not so much
a custom as It Is a simple practice based
on reasons of convenience and neces
sity beoauso of the scarcity of wood
or kindling of any kind to produce Ig
nition. Oil Is the tuel of the people ot
In Blclly It has long been the custom
or the vendetta to maintain tho "fire
of vengeance" until one's enemy has
Uaen slain. Tho criminal records of
that fiery Island are full ot Instances
of Area that were kept up for years,
until death overtook the unfoilunate
victim whsse life had been marked for
er hour and a weekly half-hollday In
summer Is wholesome; it I. a recognl
tlon of the fact that tor a few weeks
at a.tlme we nre liable to be transport
ed to the tropics and to need the pru
dence with which white men In the
tropics gradually acquire, Every hot"
wave In a city brings a formidable list
or deaths and prostrations, many of
them avoidable If men treated' them
selves and were treated by others with
the respect due to a good machine.
J here are times when the risk has to
be faced as a matter of duty, but when
It Is only a question of doing a littlo
If-SiJrf. '"" m.0r6 '.a thlnK not par-
--; ; "'" "" '" r me ruiura
and not risk a breakdown that may
.... m. permanent loss oi efiiciency.
Bprlngfleld Republlctn. '".
Carusi-Taft Wedding Is
One of Prettiest o'f
One of the prettiest weddings of
the season was that of Miss Stella
Carusl. 'daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eu
geno Delancy Carusl, And Wllllnm
Nelson Taft. which took place last
evenlnjr at .7 o'clock In St. Patrick's
Church. The Rev. James A. Smyth,
assistant pastor of the church, of
ficiated In tho presence of a largo
gathering of relatives and friend.
Palms, autumn, leaves, and yellow
and white chrysanthemums adorned
the church' for tho occasion.
The bride, who was given In mar
riage by her father, wore a handsome
gown of white charmeuse draped
with rose point laco and caught with
clustera of orange blossoms. A court
train of white brocaded satin' was
fastened, on the shoulders with pearl
and rhlnestono ornaments and th
short chiffon sleeves were finished
with pearl embroidery.
A string of pearls, the brldo's gift
from her father, and pearl and
sapphire pins, the bridegroom's gift,
were the only ornaments worn. The
bridal veil of white tulle was ar
ranged with orange blossoms and the
bridal bouquet was a shower of lilies
of tip valley.
Miss Aline Caruel, who waa her sis-
ter S mnld et hnnn. .nA ...!. - .,
- ....w, nw.v YTIllie W1LWI
yelled In white undjro!d chiffon and
trimmed with gold roses. Iniher hair
she wdre a pearl bandeau with a
bird of paradlso on the aide. She
carried an armful of tea roses.
me onaesmalds, Miss Ruth Jones,
Miss Luclndo Pennybaker, and Miss
Buford Brlce, wore yellow charmeuse
gons made with panniers of shadow
lace and trimmed with muhaf. i.
pastel shades of yellow, violet, and pink.
.nvir wore pearl Dandeaus with osprey
feathers In their hair, and carried bou
quets of yellow chrysanthemums.
Miss Lilian Thompson. Miss Natalie
Relslnger, and Miss Helen Carusl. the
flower girls, wore dainty frocks of white
batiste andjace with white ribbons on
their hair. They carried tiny jellow
baskets filed with tea roses.
James Philip Clifford, of Virginia, was
tho best man for Mr. Taft and the
ushers were William Turley Coburn,
of Washington; Clifford McManaway, of
Clarkaburg, W. Va.; and George P.
Smith, of New York city.
A reception In the home of the
bride's parents, tn Thirteenth street
followed the weddlnr immahv im t.
church. Autumn leaves, palms, ferns.
!. u.iwu oi yeiiow enrysantne-,
mures, dahlias, and roses adorned the
nousc, and a atrlng orchestra played
throughout the evening.
Mrs. Carusl, who assisted her son-in-law
-and daughter In receiving their
guests, woro palo blue charmeuse with
sllvor embroidery. Mrs. H, D. Glddlngs,
mother of the bridegroom, who came to
ashlngton from Italy for the wed
ding, wore black charmeuse and lace.
Later In the evening Mr. and Mrs
Taft left Washington for a wedding
trip. Mrs. Taft traveled In a suit of
dark blue whipcord with a small blue
velvet hat. After December 1 they will
be ut homo at the Harllngton.
Mr. and Mra Max Fischer, of 172t
Lanier place, will be at home to their
fiends this evening from 7 to 10, In
honor of their tncnty-nfth wedding an
Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Well, who lme
been spending a' few days In Wash
ington, left for their homo In Golda
boro, N. C. today.
Mrs. Ira Schoc-n and daughter, for-J
merly of a street, are now located ln
'"Vii iiwn dftiiiiiiciu lit WltJ UVlflatllt
. ?'lss Edith Straaburger, who was vis
iting friends In Baltimore, has returned
to her home In Columbia road.
Mr. and Mis. Abe King have returned
to Washington, after spending a few
days In Norfolk, Va.
DIVORCED WIFE ASKS
HER ALIMONY BE CUT
Realizes Sum Allowed by Court
Works Hardship on
BOSTON, Oct 13.-Reallzlng that It
waa only with the greatest difficulty
that her former husband, David C. Wy
man, paid to her the 2G alimony allow
ed her by the. court when she was di
vorced, ten years ago, Mrs. Lottie B.
Wyman has consented voluntarily to
accept 110 per week. Wyman waa once
a successful restauranteur of this city,
related to the Wymana who at present
run a chain of ulnch rooms here.
Thrilling Adventure of
wne i,one remale woman
Helplessly she lay back, looking up
Into his glistening eyes. She could not
speak, she could not move. She oould
see tho handle of that shining Instru
ment Of torture. h.li! In hlfl firm h.m.
lentlng grip. She beheld him gazing Into
tho yawning cavern before him, with a
iook oi ncnaisn satisfaction on his face.
... .... ,,HU .an,.,, Muvwtcr monu
ment, from the hand of his accomplice.
What was ho about to do?
. "' -" uunis Tjucr ivjueri
he hlflsed. She could not swallow. Would
.no eiiu novcr come? ano neara him
breathing deeply, she steadied herself.
rnriV fnp the urrtnat Wr, -.-. ... a a '
speak again? She listened In horrible
,. 7r r. .. :"B.nuluo nii. wwro vo de
cide all. Ah! At lust! "Madam, you
need two whlto fillings and a gold crown.
Tho cost will be H,r' Puck.
a Shows, sc, Virginia. Theater "Hit
Country First of All." today.
(Copyrlcht, 1S11, Frank A. Munaey Co.)
CHAPTER XXI (Continued).
HIB face was drawn and white and
his eye rather frightened,
lie turned suddenly to Carvel.
"Put them back, then," he
said, despite Brady's fierce glare.
Carvol obeyed, and from severnl
pocketi documents were brought and
slapped upon the table,
'Burleigh chuckled audibly.
"Now, Mr. Grafton, just look them
over, please, and see If your property
Is there, and "
"del back there!" Brady roared,
"And so help me! I'll blow the
head off the first man that Interferes
with you!" Burleigh concluded.
His weapon came up suddenly, and
In spite of his bravado, Brady stepped
back a pace or two. Ills fellows sat
Orafton advanced and looked over
the Utter; then with trembling hand
he seized a long, folded document, and
another and another. 'He turned over
tne pile, searched further and recov
ered two more of his precious papers.
After a minute or two he stepped
back, and buttoned Into an Inner
pocket was the package connected
with the Kenyonvllle Traction matter.
"Burleigh." he said shakily "Tvo
got every blesaed note and bond, and
not a single one has been trifled
"Thank the Lord for that, sir!" said
the detective. He turned to Brady.
"You Just sit down there, Jim. I have
a word or two to say, I think. Oh!
you're still ready for battle, are you?"
"D'ye know that you broke Into this
office by force In the middle of the
Colson shrugged his shoulders, and
Burleigh shook his head.
"Don't you understand, Jim, that we
know all there la to know about tho
whole business? Jennlson "
"D n JennlsonI I'll He start
ed angrily from his chair.
"Here, here!" You'll do nothing of
"You'll be out of town before you
have the chance," smiled the detec
tive. "Jennlson gave It all away. We
saved Mr. Orafton here or he did
nnd we've recovered the papers. Just
a word orjtwo more, and we may say
good night or wo may wait until
morning comes along and then secuVe
warrants for you."
Not for me! Good God! Not for
me!" broke from Colson.
"That Is what we shall hava to see."
said Burleigh drjly. "You don't seem
to like the prospect of yourself and
Mi Brady attired In stripes?"
poison moistened his lips.
"And, perhaps, thev won't become
you. arter all. So It's better to take
matters calmly at this stige. Is It not?
All we want now la few facts. After
ward " He looked at Grafton. "Per
haps jou're the one best qualified to
find out how things stand, sir." '
The millionaire nodded.
"Colson," he said, "there are a good
many things that I could say to you
and a good many things that i could
do to you and, perhaps, I'm going to
refrain altogether. I am quite frank
with you In saying that the fellow who
committed' the actual theft Is 0no I'm
not very anxious to put In prison,
much as I should enJoyseelng you and
Brady there. However, there's a train
which leaves here for the 6outh at 2;J0,
and under certain circumstances I'm
willing to have vou go aboard."
Colson nodded, and a gleam of hope
appeared In his eye.
"Just what have you been doing with
"You mean "
"I mean how much money- have you
spent to whom have you sold the stock,
and what Is the whole business worth
For a moment Colaon's eye wandered
to the threatening scowl of Brady's
face, then to the politician's Intense
disgust he turned squarely on Grafton
and said: '
"We never placed the stock, Grafton.
I holding that for a littlo scheme
of my own. No. I didn't place It at
"In spite of our original agreement,
of course." '
"Yes, In spite of that. For the rest,
there's close on to a million dollars of
your monev banked in my name In this
town, Grafton, and as much more In !
Brady's name. The rest Is In the road."
The magnate rubbed his chin and
"By Jove! you're a choice pair. So
the road and the money you have In the
banks will practically cover your
"And you are Quite sure that none of
tne stock has been sold?"
"The book of certificates Is In that
' over there, and not a leaf has been
"And tomorrow, when I was out ot
the way, and you had forged my name
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to paper enough to satisfy tho wholo
"We have arranged for a few loans."
"Amounting to?" ' "
"A lot of money," Colson said, evas-
"Well, I don't know that tho exact
sums concern us greatly. That la easily
discovered later. The main thing is
that you're here, and that you still
have the goods. Isn't It? Open that
safe. Colson. and get dut your bank
books, your books or the road, and ev
trythlng else connected with the busi
ness." '.'Jii Brady's rare."
"Then you open It Brady." '
The boss hesitated for a moment, but
c'r.c,Vu?,Rncc8 hHl1 th better of htm.
With Orafton close behind, he walk
ed to the safe and manipulated the com
plnatton. The door opened and the millionaire
bent down. Brady silently dropped
some smaller keys beside him.
..l0ra Iew moments Orafton worked
steadily over the contents. The Inner
compartments were opened ono by one,
and books and papers removed, llu
carried them all to the tablu and
studied them, while Burleigh kept u
sharp eye on tho trio and waited.
When Grafton looked up his cres
rested on Colson.
"You were substantially correct.' "he
said slowly. "Now just write a Con
fession of the whole business, Colson. '
"A confesslonl Why, man, I'd nev
"Bo able to do tho same thing agnln?
I hope not that's what I wunt to pre
vent ir possible. However, please youi
eelf." He shrugged his shoulders.
"You may write It and both your con
federates may sign It with you or you
all thrue go to state's prison."
Colson collapsed. Ills shaky hand
seized pen and legal cap, and .for fif
teen minutes he scribbled hurriedly.
"There! That's the wholo of It"
Grafton glanced through It. -
"Yes. that covers the main points.
Your name, Brady, plcnse."
The boss Inscribed nls labored sig
nature and tossed tho confession to
Carvel; and the forger executed a beau
Urully nourished name at the bottom.
"Next your check, Colson." Grafton
tossed tho book or blank check's acrdi-s
the table. "Your balance at the First
National Is phew! WIO.OUO: Make It out
to me." ,
The slip passed across the table.
Grafton held It as the ink dried, and
"Here, Brady, your loot is divided
among Hired bank, I sec, so that, I
shall have to trouble you to mike out
three checks. Hurry.
Brady took the books without S word,
and signed back to Its original poufcs
sor such cosh lot as he owned.
"Now get out! We'll put you .Aboard
the train, and by the Lord! If ever I
sec one of you again, hero or else
where In the State, or hear of .you or
any one of ou operating, this wholo
affair comes out, and you go where you
"But Grafton!" Brady's voice had
"You ain't you ain't goln' to make
me Jump town?"
"Yes, sir, nnd quick.'
"Grafton, you're .foolish. It lvon't do
you no harm It I stay, and here's where
I belong. Why, saj, both patties hero
do Just what I tell 'em. Let ,ino stay
and you can have whatever VoU like
franchises lor contracts or anythlns-"
"The train leaics at 2:30"
"And say, Orafton, let me stay here.
I'll live straight. I swi-ar I will, Graf
ton. You let me stay and keep It
quiet ami I'll make you mayor next
election. Yes. I'll make you oernr
of the State. If jou say so. Grafton:
I can do It, and" I will do It."
Grafton smiled slightly.
"And If you shouldn't happen to
catch that 2:30, vou'U be absolutely
certain to see tha Inside of ii cell
within an hour," Grafton concluded
Brady turned away with u groan
"Five minutes past!" Burleigh an
nounced. "Come along, gentlemen.
Shall we leave Jennlson and mv mhn
to guard these things, Mr. Grafton?"
"Then I'll call them and tell them,
while these other gentlemen are pre
paring for the trip." chuckled tho de
tective. The 2:30 pulled out of Kenyonvllle
station, and the old cuard at the train
pate stared somewhat at the light of
Kenyonvllle's biggest man almoct
SKipping to tne street at uuncign
In the emptv square without, bril
liant with half a dozen arc lamns.
"I think I'll ride home. Burleigh.
The last time I tried walking I hud
some rather back luck."
"Well. It can hardly happen again,
sir Shall I so back with Jennlson?'
"If vou will, and stav until morn-
Jng. Burleigh, what a "furore there's
going to De tomorrow when tho
papers find out that thOBe two have
dropped out forever!"
"And yet ir thev hand t managed to
get Jennlson to steal tnr papers, sir.
you'd navo been a lot more out or
pocket than jou are now. Most likely
thev would slmplv hao withdrawn
their cash early this morning and va
moosed." "It Is probable, certainly. Well then
let's be thankful thev were kind enough
to rob me," said Grafton, lightly.
The half-hour car came down the hill
and stopped before the depot and, with
Burleigh at his side, Grafton walked
over and laid a hand on the rail.
He turned to tho detective with a
"Two or three days ago I owned a
hotel or two, some apartment houses,
some business blocks, some electrlo
lights, atjd a few more odds and tends
about Kenvonrllle. Now, by thunder,
I own all tho trolley cars as well!"
He sprung aboard. "Burleigh, I think
It's time for mo to stop."