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Thursday, April 0, lli, KJ THE LOGAN republican P(VjE 6EVEH H
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I By JOSEPH C. LINCOLN
m W Copyright 1903. by O. Applelon Co.
The ride through tile storm to tha
H Ncgent hotel gave him opportunity for
inoro thought. Hut lie gained little
H tomfort from thinking. If It wns a
H rolncidcnco, well nnd good. If uot
A bellboy conducted lilm to thq
H Wblttnker room "on the saloon deck."
H It was n smnll room, very dllTercnt
from tlio Atkins llhrnry. nnd Captain
H Cy, in a emit.' seated chair, wns hud-
H ed close to the steam radiator. IIo
Hj looked fnr from well.
Hj "Uvenlu", Ilenuiu," he snld as tlio
HJ congressman entered, "Pretty dirty
night, nln't It? What we'd cnll n
jH gray no'theaster back home. Sit down.
jH Don't mind my not Ret tin' up. This
HJ hcntln' arrangement feels mighty
HJ comrtnbte just now. tt I get too fur
(H nwny from It I shiver my deck planks
HJ loose. Take olT your things."
H Mr. Atkins did uot remove his over-
HJ coat. Ills hat bo tossed on tlio bed.
H Ho glanced fearfully at his companion.
HJ The Intter's greeting had been so
casual and everyday that he took cour-
9J age. And the captain looked anything
H but formidable as be hugged tlio rudl-
HJ ator. Perhaps things were not so bad
H ns bo bad fen red. lie resolved not to
HJ seem alarmed, at all events.
HJ "Have a cigar. Ileum n?" said Cap-
tain Cy. "No? Well, all right; I will
HJ If you don't mind." -.
HJ no lit the cigar, Tho congressman
HJ cleared bis throat.
( "Cyrus," bo said,. "I nm not nc-
Hj customed to .run at the beck and call
H of my er acquaintances, but even
fl though we -hnvo disagreed of late.
HJ even though to mo your conduct seems
quite unjustifiable, still for tho sake
J of our boyhood friendship and bccuiisc
you nro not well I er came."
H Captain Cy coughed spasmodically, a
cough that seemed to be tearing him
to pieces. He looked nt his cigar re
H grot fully and laid It on the top of the
9 "Too bad." he observed. "Tobacco
9 gcn'rully lien up my talkln' machinery,
H but just now It seems to make me
H ark like n ship's dog shut up In the
H bold. Why, yes. ncmun, I sco you'vo
H come. Much obliged to you."
H This politeness wns still more en-
H couraglng. Atkins leaned back In his
(fl A) chair and crossed Ills legs,
jH "I iircsume," be said, "that you wish
jH to ask concerning tho appropriation. I
HJ "You needn't. I guess we'll get the
HJ Uemuii's condescension vanished. Ho
HJ leaned forward and uncrossed his legs.
HJ "Indeed?" he snld slowly, his eyes
H fixed on tho captain's placid face.
H "Whlttnker, what (iro you talking
HJ about? Do you supposo that I bavo
HJ been the representative of my peoplo
HJ In congress all theso years without
Hj knowing whereof I speak? They left
HJ tho matter In my hands, nnd your In-
H "I nln't goln' to Interfere. I'm golu
JH to leave It In your hands too. And I
H cnl'lnto you'll be ablo to And a way to
H get It. Um-t-htiin, 1 guess likely you
HJ The visitor rose to his foot. Tbo
Hj lime hud come for another blast from
H Olympus. Ho ruined tho mighty right
HJ, arm. Hut Captain Cy spoko first.
Hj "" "Sit down, Hemnn." said tbo captain
H quietly. "Sit down. This ain't town
Hj mectin'. Never mind tbo appropriation
Hj now. There's other mutters to bo talk.
Hj ed about Unit. Sit down. I tell you."
Hj Mr Atklus was purple hi the face,
Hj but be sut down. The captain cough'
HJ ed again. "Henian." ho began when
H the spasm was over, "I nsked jou,to
Hj come here tonight for well, ulcused if
H I know exactly. It didn't muko much
H dlfTcrcnco to mo whether you came or
H "Then, sir, I must say that of nil
H tbo Impudent"
H "S-s-h-h, for the hind Mikes! Hpeeijj-
H utnkln' must bo us bad as the rum hub-
H It when a feller's got it chronic as
H you have. No; it didn't make much
H difference to mo whether you came or
H not. Hut. honest, you've got to bo u
H kind of Itiiukcr Hill monument to the
Hj folks back home, They kneel down at
H your foundations nud look up at you
H and tell euch other how many foot
H high you arc and what it cost to build
H you and how you stand for patriotism
H nnd purity till well, I couldn't sco you
H tumble down without glvln' you a
H ebnnco to cxptaln-l couldn't. 'Twould
H bn like blowln' up n church."
I A CUAPTI-JH XXI.
ly-w-oriK purple lind left Congress-
H I man Atkins' f.ice. but tlio
H I Hpcct-hmnktng habll Is not like-
H I ' ly to be broken,
H "Cyrus Whlttnker," ho stammered,
"have you been drinking? Your Ian
H gungo to me 'Is abominable. Why I
I permit myself to remain hero nnd lis
H ten to such"-
H "If you'll keep still I'll (ell you why.
H And If 1 was you I wouldn't i too
H anxious u II nil out. Tills evcrlnstin'
H cold don't mnko mo orer and abovo
H good tempered, and when I think 9f
what you've douo to that llttlo girl, or
wbnt on tried to do, I hnvo to bold
H myself down tight tight and don't
Ec you forget i! Nov,' you keep quiet
Er ard listen. It'll be best for you, lo
ll ii Your cards nln't under tlie table
K my loiter, I've sewi jour baud, su4
1 know why you've been plnyin' It. I
1 know the whole game. I've been '
west, nnd Ilvrrdcun and 1 have hnd a I
Mr. Atkins had again risen from the I
choir. Now bo fell heavily baolj Into
It. Ills lips moved ns If he meant to.
speak, but lie did not. At the mention
of the Kvenlonn iinme lie mnde n '
queer choking sound In his throat
"I know the whole business. He
man." went nn the captain. "I know
why you was go knocked over when
roil learned who llos'n wns the night
of the party. I know why you took
jp with that blackguard Thomas and
why you've spent' your good money
hlrln' lawyers for him. I know nbout
the mine. I know the whole thing
from tlrst to last. Shall I tell you?
Do you wnut to hear It?" '
The grea't man did not answer. A
drop of perspiration shono on bis high
forehead, and tho veins of his big
white bands stood out as lie clutched
the arms of his chair. Tho monument
was tottering on Us base.
"It's n dirty mess, tho whole of It,"
continued Cnptnlu Cy, "And yet I can
gee I suppose I can see some excuse
for you at the begiuiiin'. When old
man Evcrdean nnd his crowd bought
you nnd John Thayer out way back
there in Til, nftcr John died, and nil
tho money wns put Into your bands
I cnl'lnto you was honest then. I
wouldn't wonder If you mennt to band
over the 5.17.C0O to your pnrtuer's wld.
ow. Hut 'twas harder and more risky
to send money cast in them days than
'tis now, nnd so you wnlted, tbiukln'
maybe that you'd fetch It to Emily
when ou come yourself. Out you
didn't come homo for somo years; you
Went trndin down along ttio 'Fcojccs
and nround that way. That's bow I
reasoned it out tbeso last few days on
the train. I give you credit for beln'
honest tlrst along.
"But never mind whether you was
on not you haven't been since. You
never paid over n cent of that poor
feller's money honest money, that be
longed to bis heirs and belongs to 'cm
now. You'vo bung on to it, stole It,
used It for yours. And Emily worked
I nnd scratched for n llvln' nnd died
poor. And Mary, she died after beln'
I abused nnd "deserted by that cussed
husband of hers. And you thought
, you was safe, I cal'late. And then
' Dos'n turns up right iu your own town,
right ncrost the road from you! By
tho big dipper. It's enough to make a
feller bcllee that the Almighty docs
take n baud In strnlghtenln' out such
thlugs when us humans bungle 'em J
It is so!
i "Course I uln't sure, Hcmun, wbnt
you meant to do when you found that
tbo child you'd stole that money from
, was goln' to bo under your face and
eyes till you or sho died. I cnl'lnto you
was nfrnld I'd tlnd somothln' out,
wnn't you? I presume likely you
thought Hint I, not bavin' quite tbo
' reverence for you that the rest of tho '
Bnyporters have, might bo sharp ,
enough or lucky enough to smell n rat.
Perhaps ymi susplcloned that 1 knew
the Everdeans. Anyhow you wanted
to get the child ns fur out of your t
' sight and out of my hands ns you
could. Ain't that so? Aud when her I
dad turned up you thought you saw
your chance. 'Ilcraan, you answer me
this: Ain't it part of your bargain with
Thomns that when ho gets his little
girl bo shall take her and clear out,
awny oft somowheres, for good? Ain't
It now whnt?"
Tho monument was swaying, was
swinging from sldo to side, but It did
not quite fall not then. The congress
man's cheeks hung flabby, his fore-"
head was wet, and bo shook from bend
to foot. But ho clinched Ills Jaws and
mado one last attempt at dellnuce.
"I I don't know what you menu,"
ho declared, "Yon you seem to be ac
cusing mo of something of stealing, I .
believe. Do you understand who 1
nm? I hnvo somo lnfluooce and repu- '
tntlon, and It Is dangerous to to try to j
frighten me. Proofs are required In
"S-a-h-li! You l.now I've got the I
proofs They . ere easy enough to get i
onfi' I happened on tho truck of 'em.
I .o :d hil-es, Hcmun. I nln't n fool!.
WIiiii'm the use of your pretend In' to
be one'; There's tho deed out In Fris
co, with jours nnd John's iiamo on it.
There's the records to prove tho 6ale.
There's the receipt for tho $75,000
Mimed b you on behalf of yourself
and jour pnrlner'd widow. There's old
man Everdeitu nllvo and competent to
testify Theie's John Thayer's will nu
tile uvei to Orliim. Proofs! Why.
you thief. If It's proofs you want I'vo
got enough to send you to stato prison
for the rest uf your life! Don't you
daro say 'proofs' to me again! Il.-nun
Atkins, you owe me, ns Ilos'u'S guii'd
Ian, $o7,r.0ii, with Interest since 1WI.
What you goln' to do nbout It?"
Here was one raj'.. a feeble ray, of
"You're nut her gimrdlHii," cried At
kins. "The courts have thrown you
i out, and your appeal won't stand el
' tlier. If any money Is due it belongs
to her father. She Isn't of age! No,
sir, her father"
I Captain C.v'n pulleuce hud been giv
ing nwny Now ho lost It altogether.
He strode across the room und shook
hl.s forefinger In his victim's face.
. "Sol'1 ho cried. "That's your tuck,
Is It? By tlio big dipper, jou go to
' her father Just you go to lilm nnd tell
lilml Just hint to lilm that you owe
his daughter thirty-odd thousand dol
1 lars nnd seo what he'll do. Good heav
ens above, he wns ready to sell her
j out to me forf5() wutb of sand bank
. In Orham almost ready, be wns, till
you offered u higher prico to him to
fight. Why. ho'll have your hide nail
ed up on tho bnm door! If you don't
pay lilm every red copper down on ine
nail ho'll wring yon dry. Aud then
he'll blackmail you forever nnd ever,
emeu unless, of course, I go home
nnd stop the blackmail by prlntlug uit '
story In me ureeze. I re, n precious
good mind to do It By the Almighty,
I will do It unless you come off that
high horse of j-oiirs nnd talk Ilko n
And then the monument fell felt
prostrate, with n sickly, pitiful crash.
If we of Ilayporl could bovo seen our
congressman I heu I The grcnt man,
freat no longer, broke down complete
ly. He cried like n bnbj It wns all
:me nil true. He bad not meant to
steal at first. He hnd been led Into
using the money In his business. Then
ho bad meant to send It to tho heirs,
but he didn't know their whereabouts.
Captain Cy smiled at this excuse. And
now be couldn't pay he couldn't. Ho
hnd Imrdly that sum In the world. IIo
hnd lost money In stocks. His prop
erty In the south bad gone to the
bad. He would be ruined. Ho would
hnvo to go to prison. He wns getting
to be nn old man. Aud there wns
Alicia. Ills daughter! Think of her!
Think of the dlsgrnccl And bo on.
ovcr.niul over, with tlio one recurring
burden wbnt wns the captnlu going
to do whnt wns ho going, to do? It
wns n miserable, dreadful exhibition,
and Captain Cy could feci no prldo In
"There, therol" ho said nt last "Stop
It, man; stop It, for goodness sukesl
Pull j-ourself together. I guess wo can
fix It up somehow. I nln't golu' to be
too hnrd on you. If It wnn't for your
meanness In beln' wll)In' to let Bos'n
Buffer her life long with that drunken
beast of n dud of hers I'd feel almost
like telliu' you to get up nnd forget It.
But Hint's got to be stopped. Now, you
listen to me."
Ueman listened. He was on his
knees bcsldo the bed, his faco buried
in his arms, nnd his gray hair, tbo
leonine Atkins hnlr, which bo was
wont to toss backward in tho heated
periods of his eloquence, tumbled nnd
draggled. Captain Cy looked down nt
"This who'e business about llos'u
must bo stopped," be said, "and
stopped right off. You toll your law
yers to drop the case. Her dad Is only I
bangln' around localise you pay lilm j
to. He. don't wnnt her; be don't enro
(MPTAW Of I.OOKr.D DOWN AT UIH. I
whnt becomes of her. If you pay blm ,
enough hu'll go, won't he, and uot
Tbo congressman raised his head.
"Why, yes." he faltered; "1 think he
will. Yes, 1 think I could arrange
Hint. But. Cyrus"
Tho cnptnlu held tip Ills hand.
"I intend to look out for Bos'u," bo
said. "She cares for mo more'ii any
ono else In tho world. She's as much
to mo as my own child ever could be,
und I'll sco that she is happy nnd pro
vided for. I'm religious enough to be
lieve she was sent to me, mid I intend
to stick to my trust. As for tho
"Yes, yes the money?"
"Well, 1 won't be too hard on you
that way, cither. We'll talk that over
later on. Maybe we can urruiigo for
you to pay It n llttlo nt a time. You
enn sign a puper showlu' that you owe
It, and we'll fix the payln' to suit all
hands. 'Taln't as if tho child was iu
want. I've got some mouey of my
own, and what's mine's hers, I think
we needn't worry about the money
"Clod bless you, Cyrus! I"
''Yes, all right. I'm sure your askin'
for the blessln' 'II bo a great help.
Now, you do jour part and I'll do
mine. Nu one knows uf this business
but me. 1 didn't tell Evcrdean a ;
word. Ho iloii't know why I hustled'
out ibere nnd bui-U nor why I asked'
so mniiy ipiesiluiis And ho ain't tbo,
Uluil In pry lulu what don't concern.
lit fit So you're pretty Hofc, I cal'late.
Now, If j nu don't mind, I wish you'd
run uloiig home. I'm I'm used up,'
sort of" ,
Mr. Atkins uroso from his knees.
Even thin, broken ns lie was ho looked
ten years older than when he entered
the room he could Inirdly bellcvo
what bo bad Just heard.
"You mean," ho fullered "Cyrus, do
you mean that that you'ro not goluc
to revenl thls-tbls"- j
"That I'm not goln' to toll ou -ou1.
Yup; Unit's whnt I mean. You get
rid of Thomas and squelch Hint law
ense und I'll keep mum. You enn'
trust mo' for Hint."
"But but, Cyfus, tho peoplo nt ,
borne? Your story In tbo Breezol I
"No; they needn't know, either. It'll (
bo between you and me,"
"God bless youl I'll uoer forget"
"Thut's right. You mustn't Korgot
tin is (be ono thing you mustn't do.
Aiid, seo here, you'ro boss of tlio politi
cal fleet In Bnyport: you steer the
school committee now Phoebo Dawei
ain't too popular wllh that committee
'l.'d seo that she v.'iis popularized."
"Yes, yes; she shall be. She ahull
not bo disturbed. Is there anything
elso I can do?"
"Why, yes, 1 guess thero . spcnisi..
of popularity made me think of It.
That harbor appropriation had bettel
A very faint tinge of color enmo Intc
the congressman's chalky face. II
hesitated Iu his reply.
"11 don' know nbout that, Cyrus,"
he said. "The. bill will probably bi
voted on In a few days. It Is mado uj
"Then I'd strain a p'lnt aud mnko li
over. I'd work real hard on It" I'm
sorry about thnt sugar river, but I car"
late Bay port 'II lime to coiuo first
Yes, it'll have tu, Ilcman; It snrtln
Tho reference to the "sugar river"
was the, final straw. Evldoutly this
man know everything.
"I-M'll try my best," nillrmed Hc
mun. 'Thank you, Cyrus. You have
been more merciful than 1 bad n right
"Yes, I guess I have. Why do I do
it?" He smiled and shook tils head.
"Well, I don't know Por two reasons
maybe first, I'd hate to bo responsible
for tlppln' owr such n sky towerln'
idol us j'ou've been to make ruins for
Angle Phlnney and the other black
birds to peck at aud cuw over, and,
second well. It does sound prcsumln',
don't It? But 1 kind of pity you. Ray,
Ueman," ho added, wltha chuckle,
"that's a kind of distinction In u wny,
nln't it? A good many folks have
hurrahed over you and worshiped you.
Somo of 'cm, 1 guess likely, hnvo en
vied you; but, by tho big dipper, I do
believe I'm the only ono In this round
world that ever pitied youl Goodbyl
Tho elevator's right dowu tho liall."
It required somo resolution for tho
Honorable Atkins to walk down that
corridor and press the elevator button
But ho did It somehow. A guest came
out of ouo of tho rooms nnd appronch
ed htm ns ho stood there. It wns n
mnn bo know Ilcinuu squared his
shoulders and set every nerve and
"Good evening, Mr. Atkins," said the
mnn. "A miserable night, Isn't It?"
"Miserable, Indeed," replied the con
gressman. The strength In his voice
surprised him. The mnn passed ou
Hcmnu descended In the elevator und
wulked steadily through the crowded
lobby nnd out to tho curb, where his
cnb wns waiting. The dilver noticed
nothing strange In his fnro's iippenr
nnce. Ho noticed nothing strange
when tho Atkins residence wns reneh
cd nnd Its tcnniit mounted tho stone
steps '111111 opened the door with his
Intchkey. But If bo bad seen tlio dig
nified form collupso In n library chnlr
nnd monn nnd rock back nnd forth
until the morning hours he would have
wondered very much Indeed.
Meanwhile Captain Cy, coughing
and shivering by tbo radiator, had
been summoned from thnt wnrm ha
ven by n knock nt bis door. A bell
boy stood at the threshold, holding a
brown envelope In his hand.
"The clerk sent this up to j-ou. sir,"
he snld. "it enme ii week ngo. When
you went uwny you didn't leuvo nny
nddress, nnd whatever letters enrae
for you were sent buck to Bnyport,
Mnss. The clerk says you registered
from there, sir. But he kept this tele
gram. It was In your box, and tho
day clerk forgot to give It to you this
The euptnlii tore open the envelope
The telegram wns from his lawyer,
Mr. Peubody. It was dated n week
before und rend ns follows:
Coma homo ut oncu. Imimrtniit.
DUE blizzard begun that night.
Bnyport has n gencious allow
unco of storms and gules dur
ing u winter, although, as a
usual thing, there is uioie ruin than
snow and more wind than either. But
we can count with certainty on ut lenst
one bllzznrd between November nnd
April, und nbout the time when Cap
tain Cy, feverish aud III, the delayed
telegram hi bis pocket nud n great
fear in his heart, boarded the sleepci
of tho oast bound train ut Washington,
snow wns beginning to full in our vil
Next morning, when Georgluuun
came downstulrs to prepare ltosn's
brenkfnst the housekeeper hnd censed
to "go home nights" since the enp
tain's absence the world outside wnt
n tumbled, driving ulilrl of white
The woodshed nnd burn, dimly scon
through the smother, were but grny
shapes, emerging now and then onlj
to be n Iped from the vision ns by a
great flnpplng cloth wielded by tin
mighty hnnd of the wind. The old
house shook In the blasts, the window
panes rultled us If handful of smull
shot were being thrown ugnlnst them
nnd the carpel on the lloor of the din
ing room pulTcd up In miniature bil
lows. School was out of tho question, nm.
Bos'n, her breakfast enten, propnreif tt
put In n cozy dny with her dolls nnd
"When do you s'poso Uncle Cyrui
will get homo?" she nsked of tin
housekeeper. She hnd nsked tbo saint
thing at least three times n day during
tbo fortnight, nnd Georglnnnn's nnswei
wns ul ways just us unsatisfactory.
"I don't know, dearie, I'm sure. He'll
be here pretty soon, though, don't yon
"Ob. 1 uln't going to fret. I know
ho'll come, lie said ho would, anil
Uncle Cy nlwnys docs what he nji
About 12 Asaph mndo his appear
ance, n white stntue.
"Godfrey sclssorsl" ho panted, slink
lag his snow plnstered enp over tin
coal hod. "8ny, this Is one of 'cm
ain't It? Don't know's I ever set
more of a ono. Drift out by the front
fenco pretty ulgh up to my wnlst
ThU'll be a nnsty night nlong tho Or
ham bench. The Ufa savers 'II bnv
their hands full. Wbewl I'm about
"loen to the Histi)IIIcc?" oskef
Gcorglnniin In n low tone. I
"Yup I been Ihcro Mornln' mnl
Just this minute sorted. Train's twi
hours lute Glide says more'ii llkelj
tho even In' train won't be nble tu gc
through ut nil If this keeps up."
"Wns there nnj thing from"
Mr Tlddltt glanced at Bos'n nn
shook his head
"Not n word." he snld. ' runny, aln'
it? It don't seem n bit Ilko lilm. And
ho enn't be to Wnshln'tou, becnuso nil
them letters ennio buck. 11 sunn to
man, I'm beglnnln' to get worried."
"Worried? I'm pretty nlgU crazy!
Whnt does Phoebo Dawes any?"
"Sho don't any much. It's pretty
tough, when everything elso Is workJn'
out so fine, thanks to her, to hnvo this
happen. No; she don't say much, but
Bho nets pretty solemn."
"Say, Mr. Tlddltt?"
"Yes-what Is It?"
"You don't s'pose anything that haij
pened betwixt her nmi Cnp'n Whit
taker that afternoon Is responsible for,
for his Btnyln' nway so, do j-ou? You
know whnt ho told mo to tell her
about her not comln' hero?"
Asaph fidgeted with the wet cap.
"Aw, that ain't iiotbln'," ho stnm
mered "that Is, 1 hopo It nln't 1 did
say somcthlti' to lilm thnt but Phoebe
uudcrstnuds. She's a smart womnn."
"You hnven't told them bonrdln'
house tattlctulcs nbout tho Emmie,
you go fetch mo a curd of mntcbes
from tho kitchen, won't j'ou of wbnt'B
been found out nbout thnt Thomns
"Courso 1 nln't. Didn't Penbody say
not to tell n soul till wo wns sure?
S'poso I'd tell Keturnh nud Anglo?
Might's well paint It ou n sign nud bo
dono with It. No, no! I'vo kept mum,
nnd you do ttio sumo. Well, I must be
goln'. Hope to goodness wo hear somo
good nows from Whit by tomorrer."
But when tomorrow enma news of
any kind wns unobtainable. No trains
could get through, and tho telephone
and telegraph wires were out of com
mission owing to tlio great storm, Bay
port wns burled under u whllo coverlet
three feet thick on n level, which
shone In the whiter sun as If powdered
with diamond dust. Tho street shovel
ing brigade, moaning most or the tie
tlve male citizens, 'was busy with
plows nud shovels. Simmons' was de
serted In the i-M'tiliig, for most of the
regular Imblt ' -s wet to bod nftcr sup
per tiled out
Two duj's of thin, then i.nbo Luiii
lej', his depot w ijjiu lenhued by n
sleigh, drove tho p.intli or Daniel Into
tho ynrd of tho Cy lilltnkcr plnce.
Gnbo was much excited. lie hnd news
of I in port a nee to communleute nnd wns
puffed up In cousequiMicc.
"The wire's nil right ngnln, Georgl
nnnn," ho snld to tho housekeeper, who
hnd hurried to the door to meet blm.
"Fust message Just come through
Guess who It's for?"
"Stop your foolishness, Gnbo Linn
ley!" ordered Miss Taylor. "Hnnd
over thnt telegram this minute! Don't
you stop to tnlk! Hnnd It over!"
Gnbo didn't intend to do "corked"
"It's pretty Important news. Georgl
uniiii," he iliH-lared "Kind of b.ul
news too. I think I'd ought lo prepun
you fur It bit of When Cnp'n (Musi
Pepper died I" -
"Died! Per the laud sakos! Whit
nro you sujln'? Give mo that, you
fool bend! Gho It to me!"
She snatched the telegram fioni lilm
und tore It open. It wns iiot ns dnd ns
It might have been, but It wns bad
enough. I.nwjer Penbody wired that
Cnptnlu Cyrus Whlttnl.er wus ut his
home In Ostnble sick Iu bid und threat,
eneil wllh pneumonia.
Captain Cy. hurrying homeward In
response to the attorney's former telo
gmm, had reached Boston the day of
the bllzznril Ho had taken I he train
for Baypori that afternoon, The triiln
had reached Ostnble nfter 1) o'clock
Hint night, but could get no further.
The cnptnlu, burning wllh fever mid
turn by chills, hud wnllowed through
tho drifts to his lawyer's home nnd
collapsed on bis doorstep. Now ho wns
very III und ut times delirious.
Tor two weeks he Iny, lighting off
the threatened nliaek of pneumonia
But he won tho tight, und nt last
word emtio to tho anxious ones nt
Uayport that he "lis past the ilungei
point and would pull through There
wns rejoicing nt tho Cy Whlttnker
place. 'J' lib board of strategy enme nud
performed nn impromptu war dnuro
nround the dining room tnble.
"Wbe-e-el" shouted Bailey Hangs
tossing Bos'u nbove his head "Youi
Undo Cy's weathered the Horn nnd Is
bound for clenr water now Three
cheers for our side! Won't we give
him u reception when wo get him buck
To Bo Continued.
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