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By W? F. BRYAN.
Copyrighted, -isuS. by Associated
.No thunder rolled, no lightning Sash
ed, when James Henry Holden got his
Job, but the proceedings were not alto
gether without excitement. James
Henry entered the office with a de
mand for the position offered in che
' "We've got a boy," declared Royce,
the gray haired manager. "You're too
*T was to ten other placea before 1
could get here," explained Ja es
Henry. "Which is the kid you put on?"
Boyce nodded lu the direction ol! a
small boy who was regarding his nice
ly polished boots with embarrassed in
terest. James rendered hoarse thanks
for the information and slipped out.
He was back again in an hour or so to
lay a package and some change on
? "Them's the pencils you sent for," he
announced. "Where'U I put my hat ?"
"I told you we had a boy." st.Id
"And 4had' ain't *is.'" explained
James. "He's gone home to get his
eye fixed, and I told him Td take the
job, so's he needn't worry."
For a moment Royce hesitated. It
was* bad policy to employ a boy wio j
nad' taken another's job. but Royce
was very tired of boys who lacked
spirit, so at last he nodded his head
In-the direction of the bench where
..the boys sat walting for their turn to
"No more fighting or out you go," he
wained, with a frown, and James
grinned as he crossed over to the
lb two days he was "Jlmsey" to ev
ery one in the office with the exception
of "Benson, the senior partner, and
even Benson thought of him ns Jlmsey
r"r> these Infrequent occasions when he
?rafe the Hd any thought at all. Ile
WAR Q?&rt. intelligent and always ready
rr, .-.<-.; rr* :f-n-'ces not strictly In his
? .71 . '-y was sent up
tow : : :>"-: n's home with some
nur-'?, c rrd in rhese commissions he
delfc-bled. Usually he carried a mes
sage to Mrs. Benson, and Jlmsey grew
adoringly fond of the sweet faced girl
who was the broker's second wife.
Marion Chesney bad married Benson
because her parents bad given ber no
peace unto she bad consented to make
- the sacrifice mat should re-establish
. the Chesney fortunes even at the price
of her own unhappiness, and like a
brave little woman she was trying
hard to make the best of lt, though she
-'found it very difficult at times.
\ Benson bad sought a mistress of bis
bone rather than of his heart. He de
lighted in seeing his wife at the bend
of-his table when he gave dinners *J
h a business associates. Like the plate
^^d the wines, she did credit to his
' t?tohT^H^* he ^ve her llttle
.flower* and ^??f?
cause be felt that thia W"^6'7 D*
and Jlmsey took far more de^^TT
th? trip than did Benson in the sen'cl
ing or Marion in the receiving.
Once lt had slipped out at hone
_ that the head clerk had a standing
order to remind bis employer to send
flowers and things, and after that they
,were flowers or candy to Marion
jlmaey'a frank admiration and lively
ways meant far more to her because
bis boyish adoration was sincere and
bte friendliness genuine. She came to
watch for his appearance, and to Jim
?ey the quarter or half dollar that she
five bim meant far less than the
friendly pressure of the slim, cool fin
gera ss she laid the coin In his palm.
So matters stood when Jlmsey, mak
ing ? short cut through the park cn
the way to the street car line, came
. fact to face with Marlon and a man
as be turned a curve in the path
There was no mistaking the man's ?*
- tirade. He was making determined
love to her, and she seemed at least
tolerant if not receptive.
..For an instant Jlmsey paused and
tben half turned to retrace his steps
and made a detour. When he caught
a better glimpse of the man's face ho
He came to a stop before the couple,
and bis bat was whisked off as he
made a sweeping bow to Marlon. Then
ho turned to the man with a look ol
' I "Get on a nsw lay, Skinny," he de
manded. "You're off your beat and in
over your bead. You'd better beat li
or 111 tell the cops where the lead pipe
from Hennessy's new tenements went
lo. Ifs too bad you can't stay no long
er, but you get til outen here."
- To Marlon's surprise the man rose
and without a word took a hurried de
parrare. Jlmsey turned to her with
mild reproach In his eyes.
"I know bow you feel," he said
soothingly as he watched the tears
come unbidden to her eyes. "You want
to bave a steady, and the old man ain't
no good for the mushy stuff. You can't
get a flirtation with no one what
knows your push, but you don't want
to get mixed up with no lead pipe
"I am interested in charities," she
explained, not realizing that she was
making a defense to a fifteen-year-old
" ftoy. "He spoke so interestingly of the
conditions be bad studied: This was
the first time that he presumed to be
'. "He thought bo had you cinched,"
remarked Jlmsey, forbearing to add
tb?l bs thought sh? was "easy." "You
V. ?SOTS ?XHOX?o 'SST
?G?m& O??T pce IVOSHS
Kg.jK>j,-?jaQ igoarpmft pus ;namg
Witwj > sala
?Tiff ?OS P?*8H9flO
mmi SHA anno-omr
want to put the old man wise, be*
cause Skinny may try to hold you up
blackmail, you know."
"I couldn't, I couldn't!" cried the
girl with a sob.
"But you must," insisted Jimsey
firmly. "If you don't tell, he'll make
up all kinds of stories, and you"ll bare
to put up or stand for 'em."
"But you can't understand," she be
gan, and Jimsey sagely nodded his
head. Ha was wise far beyond his
"I know," he conceded "You two
ain't never had a good fight so's you
could know each other. Cn I put him
The girl shook her head, but Jimsey
shook his, too, and, though he said no
more to her, he was waiting for Ben
son when the latter left the office. It
was Benson's habit to walk uptown
each evening until he felt tired, and
tonight Jimsey emerged from the shad'
ows of tho corner and fell into step.
"I want to chew the rag, boss," he
"See the cashier if you want more
salary," was the short response. "I
cannot be bothered with office details."
"This ain't office," denied Jimsey.
"It's about the lady. I didn't promise
not to tell, and she's afraid to."
"What do you know about my wife
that she ls afraid to tell me?" demand
ed Benson sharply.
"It's this way," explained Jimsey
hurriedly. "She ain't got nothin' to do
but to be gocd to folks, and she gets in
with the charity people. There's a
chap that trails with the bunch for
what he can get outen lt, and-and-he
was makin' love to her today. There
ain't nothin' wrong, and you can't
blame ber. I seen him sellin' soap for
twenty-fi' cents a cake, and there ain't
another faker I know c'n get more'u
ten. He's a swell talker, "and she fell
for to listen-Just to listen, you under
stand. But he thinks that he c'n
threaten to tell you and-and get some
money from her, and I want to plug
"And get the money yourself for tell
ing?" demanded Benson. "It won't
work. I have implicit confidence in
To his shocked surprise Jimsey
slapped him jubilantly on the back.
"That's the way to talk," he cried,
with enthusiasm, "only tell it to ber,
boss. Don't tell lt to me. Just sort of
get together. Good night."
He sped away into darkness, and hi
his perturbation Benson walked all thc
way home. He could see the poor little
girl fearful of what might happen and
trying to greet him with a smile. He
could recall many little things to which
business had blinded him, and when at
last he came into his home he took the
trembling little woman in his arms and
told her that he understood.
Even Jimsey could not realize to what
good effect he had "plugged the game."
He had made many crooked ways
straight, and some vague thought of
this made him happy as he stood in
line for a gallery ticket to the nielo- j
drama, where the stage villain would
be knocked out and virtue would tri
umph as be had seen it that day in
Uemg th* Opportunity.
"About the most resourceful young
person I've encountered in the real es
tate line," said a Pittsburg man, "came
from Ohio. He secured a place with
a real estate firm. The second evening
he was In town one of his co-workers
introduced him to an evening gather
^ ^.t the house of a well known
merchin The company, learning that
the newcomer ^e8Sea a volce, invit
ed him to sing. tx. reBponded with
'Home, Sweet Home/
"Everybody was surprised at VJ, SE.
lection, but as lt was well done ht
was heartily applauded Then he sur
prised them some more.
"Stepping forward to the center of
the room, he said:
" Tm glad you liked the song. There
ls nothing like "Home, Sweet nome,"
and let me say that our firm is selling
them on terms to suit and within
twelve mites of the city. If you don't
care to live there the fact yet remains
that it's the chance of your life for an
investment.' "-Kansas City Independ
See notice a
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