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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY. JULY 30. 1908.
GEORGE BARR McCUTCHEON,
Author of "Beverly of Grtuterk." Etc x
COPYRIGHT. 1908. BY ' DODD. MEAD fc COMPANY ,
CHAPTERS I. and II. Introduce Jane
Cable; an attractive Chicago girl; her
father, David Cable, general manager
of the Pacific, Lakes & Atlantic rail
road, who has risen from the locomo
tive cab, and Graydon Bansemer, one
of Chicago's bright young men. Cable
had years before once run awav. but
had returned ta care for his wife and
CHAPTER ITI. To James Bansemer.
a "shady" New York lawyer, a widower
with a little son, came two young wo
men for consultation. One of them car
ried an Infant. Bansemer Is served bv
a caricature of a man named Ellas
CHAPTER IV. The woman with the
girl baby, a foundling, desired to adopt
her legally without the knowledge of
.her husband, David Cable, who believ
ed the infant was their child. Bansemer
aided her after -advising her to leave
New York. Droom was not told of the
transaction, but Baneemer was sure he
Knew about it.
CHAPTER V. Twenty years later, in
1898, Cable is found elevated In the
-railroad world, and his wife is in so-
clety.- Their supposed daughter is now
a beautiful, accomplished young wo
, man. David Cable, not susnectino: that
tshe Is not his own daughter, loves her
greatly. Mrs. cable is disturbed bv a
chance meeting with Droom in the
streets .of Chicago. Droom is still in
the employ of Bansemer; who has beVu
driven out of New York bv exposure.
Graydon is not awaro of Ills lather's
CHAPTER VI. Bansemer decides to
blackmail Mrs. Cable for hush money.
He contrives to meet her, Graydon at
the same time meeting Jane.
CHAPTER VII. Mrs. Cable lives In
dread of exposure to her husband by
Droom or Bansemer, although the de
votion of the latter's son to Jane pleases
her and her husband. B;ins.emer's at
tentions to herself alarm her.
CHAPTER VIII. Bobby Rigby. law
yer and chum of Graydon. receives a
letter from Dennis Harbert. a New York
attorney, warning him against Banse
mer. Rlgby's office Is the favorite
lounging place of Eddie Deever, who is
CHAPTER IX. Graydon Is accepted
. CHATTER X. Rigby and Deever
watch Bansemer. the younger man gain
lng Droom's confidence. Bansemer and
Droom discuss the Cable case, and the
lawyer discovers that his clerk knows
the names of Jane's parents. Droom
hates Bansemer. but is loyal to him.
Bansemer. whose only love is for his
son. Is willing to have the latter marry
Jane for love's sake.
CHAPTER XI. Mrs. Cable visits Ban
semer's office. That same evening Droom
receives a message from his employer
telling him to meet the latter at Rec
OLLOVYIXG close upon
Mrs. Cable's visit to his
office in the afternoon.
Bansemer presented him
self at her home in the
evening, urbane, courtly, tout charac-
tteristically aggressive. Her action in
(bearding him in his den was not sur
jprising, even though it might have
ibeen considered unusual. He had been
well aware for some time that she was
sorely uneasy and that it was only a
question of time when she would
make the expected advances. Since
the announcement of Jane's engage-
jment' Bansemer had been punctiliously
considerate. And yet underneath his
Ifaoltless exterior Mrs. Cable felt that
ishe could recognize the deadly poise
of other intentions. . She lived in fear
jthafe they would spring upon her as if
from the dark and that she would be
powerless to combat them. Something
stronger than words or even intuition
ftold her that James Bansemer was not
to be turned aside by sentiment. '
i: Driven'at last to the point where she
felt that she must know his intentions,
(she boldly ventured into his consulta
tion room, a trembling but determined
creature whose flesh quivered with
(hill despite the furs that foiled the
iwintry winds. Elias Droom passed het
(on into the private room, with a polite
grin that set her teeth on edge.
She left, the building fifteen minutes
ilater, nursing a wild but forlorn hope
'that James Bansemer meant nq evil
jafter ail. Without hesitation she told
Ihim plainly that she came to learn the
.precise nature of his attitude toward
1 herself and the. girl. , Bansemer's re
sentment appeared too real to have
been simulated. He. was almost 'harsh
In his response to tbe inference. In the
end. however, he was a little less than
tender in his efforts to convince her
that she had cruelly misjudged him.
iShe .went away with a chill in her
heart dislodged, but not dissolved.
When he asked , if she and Mr. Cable
would 'be at home that night- for a
game, of cards she felt obliged-to urge
him to come. It was not until she was
In the carriage below that she retnem-
tbered that David Cable was to attend a
Mg banquet nt the Auditorium that
night and that Jane would. be at tbe
Jtheater with friends,
i ' Bansemer smiled serenely as he s
jcorted her to the , door. "We will not
permit anything to" happen which might
bring misery to the. two beluga so dear
to us," he assu'red her at parting. ,
Shortly after 8 he entered thj Cable
tome. , He had gone to Chicago avenu
.beforehand to send a telegram east.
From the corner of Clark street he
walked across' town toward the lase,
facing the bitter gale with poor grace.
(In Washington' place he. passed two
men going from their cab Into the TJn
;ion club. He did not look at him, nor
did he see that they turned and stared
chap-; Bobby Rigby, the other Denis Harbert
of New York.
"It's the same Bansemer," said Har
bert as they entered the club. "I'd
know. him in a million." ,
At the Cables' a servant on opening
the door announced that Mr. Cable
was not at. home.
Is Mrs. Cable at home?" asked Mr,
Bansemer, making no effort to find his
Yes, sir,"' responded the servant aft
er a moment s nesitation Bansemer
passed through the vestibule.
"Say Mr. Bansemer, it you please."
He removed his coat and was stand
ing comfortably in front of the blaz
ing logs in the library when' 6he came
down. .: ..-
I thought the night was too dread
ful f or a uy one . to" venture out un
less" she was saying as she gave him
her hand. ' ..;
'A night indoors and alone Is a thou
saudfold more dreadful than one out
doors in ouest of good company," in
terrupted Bansemer. ' He drew up
chairs Mu front of the fireplace ' and
stood by waiting for her to be seated.
"I had forgotten that Mr. Cable was
to attend a banquet at tbe Auditor!
um," she explained nervously, confi
dent, however, that he felt she had not
To be sure," he said. "This is the
night of the banquet I was not in
I tried to telephone to ask you to
come tomorrow night. The storm has
played havoc with the wires. It is
Impossible to get connection with any
one. A servant appeared in tne aoor
You are wanted at the telephone,
Mrs. Cable. Shall I say you will
Flushing to the roots of her hair,
the mistress of the bouse excused her
self and left the room. Bansemer
leaned back in his chair and smiled.
She returned a few minutes later with
a fluttering apology.
"What a terrible night it must be for
those poor linemen," she said. "I re
member what it meant to be a railroad
lineman in the west years ago. The
blizzards out there are a great deal
more severe than, those we have here,
Mr. Bansemer.- Just think of the poor
fellows who are repairing tbe lines to
night. .Doesn't it seem heartless?"
"It does, indeed-. And yet I dare say
you've been scolding them bitterly all
evening. One Seldom' thinks it worth
while to be merciful when the tele
phone refnsea.to obey. It's only a true
philanthropist .who can forgive the tel
ephone. However, I am grateful to the
-blizzard and happy. Fair weather
would have deprived me of pleasure.'
"I am sorry Mr. Cable is not at
home," she said quickly.
"1 doubt if I shall miss him greatly,'
said he. ":
"He expects to leave early. He isn'
well," she hastened to say. "Don't you
want to smoke?"
"A cigarette if you don't mind. By
the way, where is my future' daughter-
in-law? Surely I may see her tonight.'
"She is at the theater with Fern
mores; Graydon is' one of the party
Didn't you know?" she asked sud
"I do remember it now. - He left the
apartment quite early. Then I have
Fernmore to thank for we are alone,
He leaned forward in his chair and
flicked tbe cigarette ashes Into the fire,
his black eyes looking into, hers with
"You assured me today that yon
would be fair," she said, with strange
calmness, meeting, his gaze unflinch
"I am fair. - What more can you
ask?" with a light laugh.
"Why. did you say today that I had
nothing to fear from you?" she de
"Ton have nothing to fear. Why
should you fear me? For twenty years
yonr face has not been out of my
memory. Why should I seek to hurt
you, then? Why should I not rejoice
in the tie that binds our interests our
lives, for that 'matter? Come, I ask if
I am not fair?"
ner face becjame pale, her heart cold.
She understood. - The mask was . off
He veiled his threat in the simplest
words possible. The purpose looked
through with greedy disdain for
"I can offer no more than I offered
today," she said.
"Do you suppose I would accept
money in payment for my son's peace
of mind?" declared Bansemer, with
finely assumed scorn. "You . offered
me $10,000. You win never know how
that hurt me, coming from yon. Mon
ey? What is money to me in an affair
like this? I care more' for one tender
touch of your fingers than all the mon
ey . in the world J You. and you alone
can mold every impnlse in. me. For
half my life I hare, been, hated. No
one has given me a grain, of love.
must have it. - For years, you have not
been out of my mind I have odt been
out of yours.'
"Stop!" she cried, angrily. "Yon
have no right to say suehv things to
me. You have been la our: mind all
these years, but, oh, how. I have hated
jects to dictate to "film". Craft and co
ercion always had been his any. oraii
could not win a woman's . heart, but
coercion might crush It into submis
sion. It was not like James Banse
mer to play a waiting game after It
had been fairly started. '
"Now listen to me,": he said distinct
ly. "You cannot, afford to taiK iikc
that You cannot afford to make an
enemy of me. I mean what I"
"What would, you do?" she cried.
You have promised that nothing shall
happen to mar the lives of our chil
dren... You have given me yonr pledge.
Is it worthless? Is it'
t"I wouldn't speak so loud if I were
you," said he slowly. "The walls have
ears. You have much to lose if ears
other than those, in the wall should
hear what could be said. It would
mean disaster. I know at least that
you do not love David Cable"
"What! I I worship my husband!'
she cried, her eyes flashing, her bosom
heaving. "I love him better than any
thing else in all the world. How dare
Tfr.ii oflv thnr trt tiia'" -
'Control yourself," he cautioned
calmly. "Permit me to say you love
the position he has given you. You
love the pedestal on which you stand
so insecurely.. You. would rather hear
bis curse than to see the hand of so
cial ostracism raised against you.
Wait! A word from me and not only
David Cable, but the whole world
would turn against you."
I have committed no crime," she
flared back at him. "I have deceived
my husband, but I have not dishon
ored hiui. Tell the world everything.
If you will."
"It would be a luscious tale." be said.
with an evil laugh. "The world, which
Is wicked, might forget the fact that
Jane is not David's daughter, but Da
vid would not forget that she is yours."
"What do you mean?" starting from
her chair. "She is not my child.-. You
know she isn't You know tbe entice
"I only know that you brought her
to me and that I did you a service.
Don't ask. me . to be brutal and say
more." She sank back and glared at
him like a helpless, 1 wounded thing,
the full force of his threat rushing in
"You you couldn't do that she
I could, but I don't see why I
should," be said, leaning closer to her
You know it isn't true," faintly.
I only know that 1 am trying to
save you from calamity."
"Oh, what a beast you are!" she
cried, springing to her feet "Go! 1
defy you! Do and say what you will!
He rose calmly, a satisfied smile on
I shall of course first of all forbll
my son to marry the young woman.
It will be necessary fcr me to explain
the reason to Mr. Cable. I am sorry to
have distressed you. Really I hud ex
pected quite a different evening after
your invitation. -You can't blame me
for misunderstanding. your motive in
askings mo- to come here when you-ex
pected to be utterly alone." His laugh
was a sneer.
"Poor poor little Jane!" murmured
the harassed woman, clasping her
hands over her eyes. Then suddenly
she cried ouU "What a devil you are
to barter with your son's happiness!"
"ril not mince matters," he said
harshly. "You and I must understand
each other. To be perfectly frank,
everything rests with you. Call me a
Deast ii you like. As a beast I can
destroy you, and I will."
"You. forget that I can go to my hus
band and tell him everything. - He will
hate me, but he will believe me," she
said, facing him once. more.
"The world , will . believe me," he
"Not after I tejl the world that you
tried to blackmail me; that you have
"But I haven't made such a de
"I can, swear that you have," she
cried, triumphantly. He glared at her
for a moment his past coming up
from behind with a rush that left him
nothing to stand on.
"I am " willing to run the risk of
scandal if you are, my dear," he said
after a moment bis hands clinched
behind him. "It will be very costly.
You have much to lose."
"I think," she said shrewdly, guess
ing bis weakness even as he saw it
"that we can talk sensibly of the situ
ation from now on. I am not afraid of
He looked at her steadily for a mo
ment, reading her thoughts, seeing her
trembling heart Then he said dryly:
"III do nothing for a week, and then
you'll send for me." -The
door in the . vestibule opened
suddenly and. some, one aye, more
than one came in 'from the outside.
Mrs. Cable started to her feet, and
turned toward the library door. Banr
semer was standing close by her side.
He turned to move away, as David
Cable stepped to the door to look in.
Cable's coat collar was about his ears,
and he was removing his gloves. For
a moment be stood- motionless, gazing
upon the occupants of the room.
Then for the first time there flashed
before him, the sharp point, of steel
which was to pierce bis brain later
on with deadly suspicion and doubt.
There was no mistaking the confusion
of Mrs. Cable and her visitor.' It. was
manifest that they had not expected
him to" appear so . unexpectedly,. He
remembered now; that on two other oc
casions he had found. Bansemer at his
house and alone , with, Mrs, Cable, but
he had., not regarded, it . as extraor
dinary, ' But there was a. startled look
in . her eyes, tonight- aa Indecision in
her greeting, that, caused., hlni to knit
his brows and.,; lift his hand . uncon
sciously to his. temple, before, speaking.
Ue , heard Bansemer say that be was
Cable turned to "stir the. 5re, with , the gedvith doubts,' feafS. prophecies all '
poker, an unusual act on her part he
was not slow to observe. The seed
I brought Bobby over from the club
witb me and a friend, Frances," he
said, after asking Bansemer to sit
down for awhile. His keen eyes noted
that her hand shook as she put tbe
poker back Into its place. .As be
walked, into tbe hall to throw aside,
his coat Frances Cable turned to Ban
semer with a significant look, shaking
her head in mute appeal for silence.
Bobby Rigby . came . into the , room,
followed by a till stranger, whom he
presented to Mrs. Cable. Bansemer,
standing near the. library table, caught
a glimpse of tbe strangers, face as he
took Mrs. Cable's hand, ne started
violently, unable at first to believe his
eyes. . A chill ran through his frame.
and his expression changed from won
der to consternation. :
"Mr. Bansemer, my friend, Mr. Har
bert." ' y
"I have met Mr. Bansemer," said
Harbert with . a cold stare straight
into the other's eyes.- They were on
opposite tides of the table.
"In New York," said Bansemer firm
ly, his eyes unflinching In their return.
whirling like mad around the ominous.
figure of Denis Harbert.
Suddenly he stopped stockstlll,, the
bitter scowl deepening In his' eyes.
With an oath he turned abruptly and
hurried in the opposite direction. The
time had come. to make ready, for bat
tle. A few minutes later, he was writ
iug the note which created so much
commotion in the home of Ellas
(To be Continued.),
STANDARD OIL SUIT.
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He stood motion-less, (imlmj upon the oc
cupants of the room.
He noticed that Harberts look was
uncompromisingly antagonistic," but
that was to be expected, it troubled
him, however, to see something like
unfriendliness in Rigby's greeting.
Harbert was the man who had
fought him to rout in New York. This
keen, aggressive young barrister had
driven him Into a corner from which
he escaped only by merest chance. He
knew James Bansemer for what he
was. It had not been his fault that the
man crawled through a smajl avenue
of technicalities and avoided tbe pun
ishment that had seemed so certain.
He had waged war bitterly against
the blackmailer, and he missed com
plete victory by a hair's breadth.
Feeling the strain .of the situation,
Rigby talked with earnest volubility.
ne lea the conversation into many
lines the war in the Philippines, the
banquet, the play which Jane and
Graydon were seeing.. The thought of
the play brought a shade of despair to
his brow pretty. Miss Cleg was in
tne party wun mat "mucutr," Med-
ford - (
James Bansemer had beet cold with
speculation every instant o'.' the time;
had felt that Harberfs condemning
gaze had never left him. Apparently
listening to the others, he found him
self wondering what Harrert's trip to
Chicago signified. Gradually it dawn
ed upon him that his old time foe was
not through with his fghting. The
look in Rlgby's eyes meant something.
after all, and Rigby was Graydon's
best friend! Harbert was in Chicago
to act and to act first. This thought
shot into the man's broin like burning
metal. It set every n ?rve afire. His
Nemesis had already 'jegun his work.
Before he left the Cable home that
night he would be asking his host and
hostess what they kiiew of one James
As Bansemer arcie to say good night
to the others Haert's eyes met his
with deadly dlre'rfness.
"Where are yttir offices, Mr. Banse
mer?" asked thf New Yorker. There
was something significant Jg the ques-
"Mr. Rigby ad I have oflices in the
same, building.! he replied. "Will you
come in andrfe me?"
"I shall try,' said the other.
To have sived his life Bansemer.
could not meet David Cable's question
ing eyes as h shook hands with him.
Cable's handi-z were like Ice.
Outside th i house, in the whirling
gale, tbe taM lawyer breathed easier.
but not secitrelx. His brain was clog-
History of Famous Trial, Whtn a
" Fine of $29,240,000 Was Imposed.
The decision banded down by the
United States circuit court of appeals
in Chicago reversing, the flue of $29,-1
240,000 imposed on the Standard Oil'
Company of Indiana by Judge Kene
saw M. Landis was tbe result-of a
sensational trial In April of 11X17 be
fore Judge Landis in tbe United States
district court wherein the Standard
Oil Company of Indiana, a subsidiary
of the Standard Oil Company of New
Jersey, was under indictment for re
ceiving rebates from tbe Cbicagp and
Alton road. J
The shipments of oil on which the
rebates were obtained were made from
Whiting, Ind.. to East St. Louis. Tbe
regular rate was 18 cents per barrel,
but the Standard got rebates which
brought its price down to 0',i cents.
On April 1j, 1907. the Jury found
against tbe company.
Following the trial of the case. John
D. Rockefeller, William Rockefeller.
Charles M. Pratt and other high offi
cials of tbe company were subpoenaed
V- land testified before Judge . Landis ns
to tbq earnings, of the Standard Oil ;
three years covered by tbe indict
ments. They said tbe company's earn
ings in that period were about, $200.-
000.000. They testified on July 5.
1907. and on the following Aug. 3
Judge Landis imposed the fine of $2!!,
240,000 against the Standard Oil Com
pany of Indiana, which ha3 but $1.-
It was shown that rebates amount
ing to about $230,000 were collected on
shipments in. 1.4G2 cars, though the
number of shipments was but thirty
six. Judge Laudis imposed the maxi
mum fine under the Elkins law of $20.-
000 on each of the 1.4C2 car lots in
stead of the shipments, though the re
bates were made on the shipments.
In- its defense the Standnrd Oil
claimed it supposed the CV4 cent rate
was: the lawful one. as no rate bad
been publicly posted by the Chicago
and Alton road, as the law required.
When the fine was announced the
Standard Oil promptly took nn appeal,
and the recent decision was the result
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Like a flash hi manner changed.
He had her in his power, and. It was j Just ,golng, but that, he would stay , for
tflfror him ns hn buffered his wav aoi-osa
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caruoru. avenue. Que, of tliejugu ,w.iW f DQt nature to Dermil .bis .sub-' a abort chat about 4heJjanQuet, . Mrs,
TATTOOING. FOR BATHERS.
Fad. Adopted by Beach Maidens at
Jim Squid, cx-sailorman and expert
handler of India ink "points," has been
hiding from the irate fathers and
brothers, of a score of fair bathing
maids since the. latter proudly ap
peared on the beach at Atlantic City
the other, day with tattoo marks on
their fair arms and shoulders.
Spectators perched in beach chairs
gasped when they saw the first girl
swing up the beach bearing on her
rounded upper arm an intwined an
chor and cable, and tbe surprise be
came a shock when it was discovered
that other beach maidens had adopt
ed the fad of having their arms mark
ed with various devices.
At first glance it was supposed that
the marks, which ranged from the
anchor to hearts pierced with arrows.
were merely painted on, but -when it
was discovered that the marks were
needled in and practically indelible
there was a general stampede among
parents to discover the artist
Several doting fathers began at once
a search for Jim Squid..
It Is said that the old sallorman has
a 6mall shop in the Bowery -section of
the board walk and that he has taken
in several hundred dollars in carrying
out his "art."
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