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Senator Morley Vernon's visit wltli his
nances wu inti rrupti t by i all from
nia pdlltieal boss at Ibo state capital.
1i tli !!(. r, tied It. t. K(rl mora thnn In-,
bociiuta the had arranged to ntn-nd a
l,l, r Inal evening uhii him. Sin Mid
she yearned tor h national office tor him.
On Vertior'a desk In the senate 1m foujil
a red rose, accompanied by n plea for
auiTr.njr for women. He met the au
thoress, pretty Ml.su Maria (freena of
Chicago, win. propositi t,, convert him
into voting for house resolution No. 18.
MIr.s Qraenc secured Vernon's promise to
vote for tin' suffrage reaolutlon. He also
aldi'ii bar by convincing othen Ha took
a liking to the fair suffragette. Miss
; Graana consulted with the lleutenant-gov-
arnor. Vernon admitted to himself that
the suffragette had stirred n Strange feel
ing within him. He forgo) to read his
tlunrce'n latter. Vernon made n great
speech In favor of suffrage, aided y
glsnces from Miss Qreene. The resolution
was made a spirlal onlrr. Vt-rnon whs
enthusiastic or. the prospects for the ree
olution. He was much In Miss Greene's
compuny. Vernon neglecti I thoughts of
Amelia. He took Miss Greene driving and
laid out pinna for the su i ess of the reso
lution. Vernon's speech caused a great
newspaper sensation. He was being neg
lected by Amelia, who lintl not answered
his letter. Vernon Is "tipped off" that his
suffrage resolution may not pass. As
Miss Greene was due the following morn
ing he had no feats. Miss Graana ar
tlvad and breakfasted with Vernon.
Across the dining loom entrenched be
hind women opponents of the suffrage
resolution, he spied Amelia He started
toward her. She treated him coldly and
the women opponents of suffrage n-
roved him for his part. Mrs. 1 lodge
athrop told .Senator Vernon that Ills
conduct with Miss Graana had bean hard
upon Amelia. lie was told to comfort
tier. Vernon had a tearful Interview with
Amelia, and he tried to undo the ills
which his HUfTriigu. move had caused, lie
riartially "made up" with Amelia, who
iad turned lobbyist against the resolu
tion. CHAPTER XIII. Continued.
"Sweetheart." he said, "I must go
now. I should have been in the sen
ate at ten o'clock; 1 hate to leave you,
but I'll explain everything when I get
He waited an instant, then he want
"Aren't you going to say: 'Good
Amelia got up.
"I'll go, too," She said. She was
still catching little sobs in her throat,
now and (hen. Vernon looked at her
In some surprise.
"Why " he began, incredulously.
She must have divined his surprise.
"I have to help Mrs. Hodgc-La-throp,"
she said, as if in explanation.
"Hut, of COOru, I hate to bother you."
"Oh, nonsense, dearest," he said,
impatiently. "Come on. Let's start."
"Hut I can't go looking this way,"
she said. She walked across the room,
and standing before a mirror, wiped
her eyes carefully, then arranged her
hat and her veil.
"Would anybody know?" she asked,
facing about for his Inspection.
"Never come on."
They wont out, and down the eleva
tor. When they reached the- entrance,
Vernon looked up and down the street,
but there was no carriage in sight.
The street was quiet and the hotel
won an air of desertion, tilling that
all the political activity of Illinois had
been transferred to the state house.
Vernon looked around the corner, but
the old hack that always stood there
was not at its post.
"We'll have to walk," he Baid. "It'll
take too long for them to get a car
riage around for us. it's only a few
blocks, anyway. The. air will do you
As they set forth in the bright
morning sun they were calmer, and,
having conn- out Into public view, for
the time being they dropped their dif
ferences and their misunderstandings,
and began to talk in their common,
"Did Mrs. Hodge-Lathrop aak you
., to change me on the Ames amend-
&l men!'.'" Vernon asked her.
HL "The what?"
"The Ames amendment; that's the
"No, do her justice; she didn't."
"She said hIus wanted me to work
against it, that's all."
"Didn't she say anything about ask
ing mo not to vote for it?"
1 "Well, yes; but I told her"
"That I wouldn't try to Influence
you In the least."
Vernon nia&e no reply.
'Nvo,, she went on, "I'm to work
gainst it, of course."
They were silent then, till sudden
ly she appealed to him:
"Oil, .Motley, I've got to ask strange
men, men I never m''t, to vote again l
It ! How nm I ever! "
"It's all very strange," Vernon said.
They walked briskly down (be slo
ping street under the railroad bridge
and then up the little hill whereon
sits the capltol of Illinois. They
could see the big fiajt, high upon the
dome standing out in the prairie wind,
and the little flags on the house wing
and the senate wing whipping Joyous
ly, sprightly symbols of the sitting of
Now and then they heard cheers
from the house wing, where the legis
lative riot-that ends a session was al
ready beginning. They passed into
the dark and cool corridors of the
state house, then up to the third
floor, when members and messenger
boys, correspondents and page boys,
rushed always across from one house
to the other, swinging hurriedly
around the brass railing of the ro
tttnda. It seemed that the tide of
legislative lile was just then setting
in toward the senate.
"Oh, Morley," whispered Amelia,
forgetting his offense, and clinging
close to him, "I can't go in there,
really I can't."
"Nonsense," said Vernon, "come on.
I'll deliver you to Mrs. Hodge-La
throp In a minute; then you'll be per
fectly safe. Hesldes, you have your
lobbying to do."
They reached the senate entrance,
and the doorkeeper, seeing a senator,
opened a way through the crowd for
their passage. There was confusion
everywhere, the nervous and excited
hum of vplces from the floor, from the
1 vestibule, from the galleries, from all
around. And just as they stepped up
to the raised floor whereon (he desks
of senators are placed, the navel fell.
and si illness with it. They saw the
lieutenant gOtemOt leaning over bis
deck, Studying a slip of paper he held
In his hntid.
"On this question" he said, "the
yeas are 10 and the says ere i; and
two thirds of Ihe members elect hav
ii fulled to vote in the allli niatlvo,
the resolution is lost."
Vernon stood transfixed The whole
thing was bet tie in upon Mm; he saw
Mrs Overman HodjPS-Lethrop, and the
expression Of calm and I ifty satisl'ac
tlon that had Settled on her face told
him thai it was the Ames amendment
that had In en lost. Hut SOON now
thought Seemed to strike her. for when
Senator Porter looked around with
something like a smile of cbngraiuii
tlon, she beckoned him, and lie has
u rted to her side
"Move to reconsider and to lay on
thd table." she said, ami With a look
of j admiration h taped and made
tii" motion, it wits put, n was carried
of 'Course, and the amendment wan
"Well, that's attended to," said Mrs
Overman Hodge-Lathrop "Ah, Mor
ley," she said calmly, "you here? And
"Sin's here," he said, "and .11 did
not net here on time!" The shame and
mqsfi?Vatlon on his face were pitiable
thadsps Uiey could not have touched
MrssgOrerman HodgaLathron's heart
"And I didn't get here on time."
he repeal od, ruefully.
"Why, my dear boy." said Mrs
Overman Hodge l.athrop. "1 didn't In
tend that you should."
He looked at her fiercely, angrily,
Si that was the game, was It?" he
said. He whirled, with another fieri c
look, on Amelia.
"That was the game, yes. Morley,"
said Mrs. Overman Hodge-Lathrop.
"Never Corfte On."
"but you needn't look at Amelia so
she was utterly Innocent, tin- dear
Amelia came up. She had seen Ver
"What is It what has happened?"
."Well, I got here too late, that's all."
said Vernon. "I was' detained, and
Mrs. Hodge-Lathrop has just now
kindly told me that she had arranged
that I should be. I'm ruined, that's
all: I'm lost."
"No, Morley," said Mre. Hodge-Lathrop,
"you're saved. You're saved
from yourself." She still smiled at
him sweetly. "You might have made,
don't you know, another one of your
'Vernon bit his Up and walked away.
He encountered Martin, but could only
look at him helplessly. Martin re
turned his look with one of surprise.
"You here?" he said. '
"Well, yes," replied Vernon. "At
last too late, it seems."
The surprise had not left Martin's
face: tu It who new added a perplex
1 It we'd known." said Martin; "but
ere thought, thai is, we beard, that yon
hail ducked "
Vernon shook his head as with a
pain that would DM let him speak, lb
was looking disconsolately tinea the
chamber to where Mies Ore ens stood
talking with Hull Hums. As in a
dream, he he nil Mrs. Overman I lodge
"Ah. there Is that Greene woman!"
Mrs Ovciman I lodge l.athrop was
lifting her gold glasses again. Veinon
wus wondering how be was to face
thp Qreons woman. But at Mrs. Over
man Hodge-LathtOp's winds an Idea
(line to him:
"I'll go bring her ami Introduce
her." be said He bolted away and
wept toward her She was cold and
distant Fortunately. Burnt lied, at
"Can you forgive me?" he said. "I'll
explain it all in an Instant "
And how?" she asked wjth a r-hlll
rise' In her tone.
"Have yon ever met Mrs. Overman
Hodge l.athrop?" he asked siguiti
eantly, "No," she answered.
"Then permit me," he said. She
went with him. Mrs. Overman Hodge
Lathrop had withdrawn iter delega
tion to the rear of the Chamber, and
than awaited Vernon's return.
"Mis Overman Hodge l.athrop, per-
mii me to preeetrl Miss Oreane'; Miss
Ansley, Miss Greene1 And so on, in
the order of relative rank, he intro
duced her to the other ladies.
Mrs. Overman Hodgl -l.athrop ex
tended her hand ofllelally. MlssGreene
took It with a smile.
"I am very glad." she said, "to meet
Mrs. Mrs. ah. pardon me, but what
was the name?"
"Mis Overman Hodge-Lathrop,"
"Au, Mis. Latbrop."
Mrs. Overman Hodge-Lathrop
seemed, to the eye. to swell.
"You have a charming little city
here, Mrs. l.athrop. We poor Chl
cagoang love to get down Into the
country once In a while, you know."
Mrs. Overman Hodge- Lnthrop
reared bach a little.
"No doubt," she stammered. "I
have always found It so."
Miss Greene feigned surprise, and
affected a look of perplexity. Vernon
withdrew a step, and with his chin in
his hand looked on out of eyes that
gloated. The other women- In the
party exchanged glances of horror and
wrath. Mrs. Harbourton. for her part,
seemed unable to endure It.
"Mrs. Overman Hodge Lathrop lives
in Chicago," she Interjected,
"Oh!" cried Miss Greene. "Is It
poaalhlaf How very strange lhat one
OOUld live in the city all one's life
and not have heard!"
"Not so very strange, I fancy," said
Mis. Overman Hodge-Lathrop. "One's
circle is apt to be so far removed."
"Yes?" said Miss Greene, with that
rising inflection. "Then you can not
have lived in Chicago long?"
"All my life," snapped Mrs. Over
"So long as that!" said Miss Greene,
with eyes that stared Incredibility.
Mis. Overman Hodge-Lathrop actually
(TO Bti CONTINUKD.)
WILLIAM WANTED NO LAWYER.
Reason Assignee! Was Something of a
Slur on the Profession.
When Justice Huffum opened court
in a small town in southern Georgia
one morning last week, he called loud
ly: "Jones against Johnson!"
A dignified gentlemun came to the
bar, and said: "1 am Dr. Jones, your
honor, the complaining witness. My
chickens were stolen and found In the
possession of "
"One moment, doctor," the Judge ln;
terrupted, "We must have the defend
ant at the bar. Jones against John
son' Jones against Johnson! Is the
defendant present? Is William John
son in DOURl ?"
A tall and shambling negro shuffled
to the bur, ducked bis bead, pulled bis
woolly forelock In token of respect,
and grinned a .propitiatory grin.
"All's Wlllyuni Johns'n. phase sur,
Jedge." he said "Ah doan' '" know
nuflln 'bout no 'fondant, sub. Ah'm
jos' de fn.an.wqt took de chick'ns."
"Don't talk like that," the court
warned William. "You ought to have
a lawyer to speak for you. Where's
"Ah aln'fgot no lawyer, cj'edgo "
"Very well, then," said his honor,
"I'll assign a lawyer to defend you."
"Oh, no, .suh, no, sub' Ple-e-ease
don' do dat?" William begged.
"Why not?" asked the Judge. "It
won't cost you anything. Why don't
you want a lawyer?"
"Well ah'll tell yo'. sah." said Wil
liam, waving his tattered old hat con
lidentlally "Hit's Jes' dis-a-way ah
wan' tun enjoy dem chick'ns mase-f."
- "How did your furnace come to be
"I suppose father did It in a mo
ment ot desperation. He hbs haen
threatening that furnace all winter."
NORTH vvifST NOTES ll
Maylor tockey, a resident of Vale, H
Oregon, dlml at Jnsephli e ho-pttal.
Wetaer, Idaho, from the effects of a
fall from a building la eouree Of con
struction In that city.
Qsjorgtai Steveimpolous, a laborer
employed in the concentrator ai ih
smelter at gtty, Nevada, was caught
in a belt and hofrik-lj mangled, death 1
resulting a few hours later. i.l
The new is being; circulated in I
Tonopah that the Las Vegas and To-
nopali Hoe, or Clark railway, will ba I
i Mi tided to Tonopah a rapidly as It M
can he graded and rails and lies laid. I
Best-bOtthd train No. I on the Pen-
ver Rio Grande railroad was de-
railed on Monday five miles east of
Wolcott, ICnglneor J. William and M
three passengers were Injured, none
Mrs. Francis Kostsr Kip. prominent
in Now York social circles aud the U
wife Of Henry P. .Kip, has been .fl
granted a decree of divorce by .Tudgo H
'Pike at lien . Nevada, on tho g: mind H
of desert Ion. H
Wnd has been received that Tim H
Timlin, Formerly of Ooldlleld, Nevada, H
has committed Buiclde at Chicago. H
Timlin was owner of the Imperial sa- H
loon and was a. so part owner of tho H
Monte Carlo at one lime. IH
John Sheridan, who killed his wife M
a tjoidfleid, Nevada, November S, M
1801, stabbing her through the side M
with a breadknlfe srkUe lie was in- M
tOXicated, has been convicted of man- M
slaughter, after a trial extending over M
several weeks. M
Raymond Lloyd, aged 81, an insur- M
ance ugent. a Yale graduate In the M
class of '94, committed suicide In a M
shabby room In Seattle by swallowing M
an ounce of carbolic acid. He was lH
despondent liecuuse of a fear that his H
mind was failing. 'H
L. Taylor, a tool dresser employed H
at the mines, at l-by, Nevada, became H
despondent and tooJc a large dose of H
laudanum, after a period of drinking. ' H
Prompt restorative measure, were j&H
used by the man's companions and H
he was soon out of danger. H
Unless the territory of the Salmon H
river basin In Idaho is divided to the H
satisfaction of both the cattlemen and jfl
sheepgSOP, war of a serious nature mH
which may mean the destruction of 'H
many head of cattle and sheep, as H
well 'as personal Injury to owners, Is H
liable to break out. H
Gilbert Noble, once the richest man )H
In Pueblo, Colo., his fortune being es- H
tlraated at from $.r00,000 to $1,000,000, ilfl
died a few days ago at the county poor jjH
aim He was lavish with his money H
int at the time of his death had an H
Interest in a large mine which was H
tied up In litigation. 'H
Range and weather conditions in H
the vicinity of Buffalo, Wyo., are so )
bad that flock masters are offering M
their sheep for sale at $1 per head. JaB
These sheep could not have been pur- agsa
chased six weeks ago, or before the fksl
tevere cold and snow set in, for less i
than $8 per head. l
The body of Mrs. Rupp, wife of s H
railroad employe, was found in tin )H
Platte river, near her home in Denver. (H
Her head had been smashed in by !H
blows from a heavy piece of slag, H
wielded, it is believed, by a negro who H
a few hours before attempted to force jH
his way into her hOQM, .iasa
Albert Scheffler. a, young stenog- iBbw
rapber, wan found hanging to a rafter H
In the attic of bis borne in Denver by JaH
his sister, who screamed for help, and M
the young man was cut down prop- !
ably In time to save his life. Schef- M
fler came from Nebraska recently and igH
had been In bad health. tM
Mrs. Ellen Mack, who had been I
working as a servant In several Seat- i asw
tie homes, Is Mrs. Helene Foy McAl- H
lister, formerly of Chicago hiiiI Madi II
son. Wis., possessor of a fortune of , j gte
$ I. "iii, 000 and founder of an orphanage J Pffl
and an old people's home In Wiscon- IH
sin, according to a Seattle newspaper. )M
Mrs. Mack'l husband nnd son were 'H
drowned seventeen years ago, since H
which time she has devoted her tiuas
to works of philanthropy. I M
Orville Snyder, who killed Artnur jH
Green near Junction Bar. Ore., In a !H
row on December 21, and who had Ivfl
given himself up to tho authorities, .H
was i alien from a deputy sheriff iM
while on his way to the county Jail lM
early Monday morning, by five lassl
masked men, who shot hi in to death.. VM
Federal officers in Denver dragged iftssl
two Chinese out of their iierths In lM
Pullman sleepers and will send them assl
to San Francisco for deportation. They J M
allege the Orientals are members ol Lassl
the band of eight young Chinese who 9ibss!
swam the Rio Grande river several II
night previous, six of them being cap- itssl
tured In Dallas. Bssl
Judge Cheadle of Lewlstown, Mont., 4
imposed fines of $100 each upon five Jgtsl
Roundup men charged with violating IBsal
the King law in betting on a horse Iggtl
race. The minimum fine was Imposed Iggtl
because these are the first cases to M
come up in this district under the new H
Joseph lee, aged 80, who has con- gJH
fessed at Helena, Mont., to counter- H
felting, Is believed to be Insane. Les jH
declares that Jesus Christ taught blm fl
the art of counterfeiting, and that ev- H
nrythiug In the world is part counter- H