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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY; MAY 13, 1909.
of the Play- of
the Same Name
Copyright, 1909, by. American
so?" responded Tike alm-
This romance deals with a
curious admixture of American
plainness and European high
life; with a young Indiana girl
dazzled by a title and in the
clutches of a quartet of sharp
ers headed by an impecunious
British peer; with the girl's An
gl'omaniac brother, a Russian
noble in disguise, an escaped
Russian convict and a faithless
wife, and, must important of alt,
with the girl's shrewd, witty,
courageous, resourceful guard'
ian, Daniel Voorhces Pike of
Kokomo. Daniel lives the In
dianu girl and is determined to
save her from the sharpers even
against her own will. Read and
yon will learn how Daniel, with
but a single jriend to aid him,
fazed a most dijficu.lt dilemma
and why he figured so promi
nently in un international ro
mance in which heraldry was
more important than hearts and
cupidity far more conspicuous
could see the worn steps leading up to
the veranda and himself approaching
half fearfully along the gravel walk
that led in from the rusty gate.
On the veranda sat the big man with
the heavy features and the corncob
pipe, and lie heard the voice agaiu bid
ding him come up. And then there
was a call to some one within, and a
woman emerged with a white bundle'
in her arms.
"Show her to Dan," lie heard the
man's voice say. and then, when the
woman had removed n bit of. the flan
nel covering from the little face and
lie had looked upon it. startled, abashed
and marvelousl y choking as to the
throat, the big voice went on again:
"She's going to In? L'thol, Ian. that
bundle of infancy. And maybe some
of these days she'll be getting herself
in a tight place, and it's going to be up
to you. lan. to help her out, and
you're going to promise me that you'll
do it. boy. Horace, the oilier kid. he'll
grow up maybe to have sense, and
he'll look out for himself, but it's a
"it's a ci lit.!"
ttiugh place for girls, lan a mighty
lie could almost hear the hushed
voice in which the boy had given the
"Of course It's so. man!" replied ht
other, shaking him vigorously, by the
shoulder. "Wake up. can't you? It's
worth fifteen thousand a year to you!'
Pike, turned quizzical eyes upon his
friend, and folded the letter he held In
"Much obliged to you, Tom," he said.
I guess I'm kind of upset today. Got
a letter here that jolted me a nttie.
I'm thinking of going away for a
spell." , ...
"Going away!" ejaculated his friend
with wide eyes. "Going away!
"I guess I'll take a trip across the
water." replied I'ike dreamily. "Al
ways wanted to see those foreign
parts, those Vertices and Homes aud
Loudons. Must be a queer tribe over
there. Tom. Not much like us plain
folks here, eh? Lots of high and
mighty dukes and earls and things nnd
coats of arms and crowns and coaches
with white horses, eh?"
Tom Perkins sat down in a chair
with a gasp of . astonishment. He
stared at his friend with frank amaze
ment written on his face and opened
his mouth twice before his lips formed
"Europe!" he said at last.
"Europe." he replied. "Say, Tom.
you remember Jim Cooley? They sent
Jim over there, didn't they? Made
him vice consul or something over in
London? I'd maybe get a chance to
see Jim and talk to him about about
His voice died down, and he regarded
the wall again.
"Never happened to bear of folks
over there of the name of of Haw
castle, did you. Tom?" lie went on "1
don't know what sort of business they
are in. but I guess they're well to do.
Never happened to hear of them, eh?"
Perkins shook his head, and i'ike
"Maybe I'll write to Jim Oooley anil
ask him about these people. Jim d b
likely to know 'em, 1 guess. Vice con
sul must be a pretty big bug over
sod whether the guardees 'ant him to
attend to "business or not If you're
talking about those kids of John Simp
son's. I'd say you've done about , all
you could lie existed to. You've kept
the money together, haven't you?
You've made It grow.. You've eeut it
along regular over there. What more
could any one want?"
"Maybe that isn't enough."
'When are those two coming home.?"
went on rvrklns. "Why don t they
come back and spend Joiin's money
where it was made at home?"
"L don't believe they're coming back
right soon," replied Tike. "Things
the office In
Bank building, the j-niunt young in. m
With .the stern features and the kindly j
gray eyes that always seemed a porpel- j
ual rebuke to the face- In which they '
were set ruminated over the letter he,
held in ids lu. nd. His ba.-k wa.i to thej
door a half glass dour which was also '
the main and only entrance to the J
room and which lre up n Its trans- '
lucent surface In rasrg"'! 1 ttcrs. worn '
by the polishing the lass had under
gone, the Wf.nls. "la'i!cl Voorhees
Pike, Attorney at Law."
I'ike himself had a queer twist of
feature, a sort of whiinl-ality that
pervaded the very atmosphere about
lilm. and the smile wlrh which he re
garded the letter lie b'ld had a world
of reminiscence and sadness in It.
As he gazed at it the letter seemed
to fade Into nothingness, and in its
place there rose the picture of a day
years before, a day that caused the
dingy walls of the oliice to become
tenuous and gauzy, and through the
gauze he seemed to see another oflice
a ramshackle sort of place, with a tin
sign showing through the window
which informed the passerby that real
estate was the commodity dispensed
within. To Pike the picture grew yet
more distinct, and in the broken bot
tom enne chair he saw the figure of a
heavy faced man In his shirt sleeves
engaged in smoking a corncob pipe.
In another corner of the room lie
could see a red headed boy poring over required promise and the awe with
a pine table, laboriously copying in a which he heard that the newest atom
round hand some title deeds. Then. , of humanity to arrive was already
: - .
"SHE'S UOIXG TO MAURY THE HOX. ALMKlilC ST. AUliYN."
Ethel in it hi t garden hat.
sort of seen to attract 'em over there.
It must be a mighty Hue place
"Huh:" replied Perkins disgustedly.
"What's the matter with Iokomo?
Why don't that girl come back home
and marry and settle down? Tell me
Pike smiled queerly. and his head
seemed to shrink iuto hi shoulders a
trifle as he thrust his hands Into his
"I guess she's going to marry and
settle down, Tom, all riizht." he said
slowly, "l'rom what I hear she's go
ing to marry one of those dukes or
earls I was mentioning."
"Marry a foreigner!" cried Perkins,
jumping to his feet. "Why. I thought
"Never mind what you . thought,
Tom." returned I'ike. "I'm telling yon
she's going to be married. That's why'
I guess she won't be likely to come
back to Kokomo. I guess Kokomo's
a pretty poor looking place after some
of those other places she's been see
ing." "How do you know?" aked Perkins,
drawing his chair forward.
i'ike lifted the letter h(-uad folded up.
"I got this from hor.V lie said sim
ply. "Want to know what's in it?"
"Yes." answered Perkins.
"I can't let ycu read it. but it's from
a place in Italy Sorrento." he went
on slowly, mouthing the unfamiliar
word. "She says she's going to marry
the Hon. Almeric St. Aubyn. heir to
the ancient house of Hawcastle. And
she wants to make a -settlement on
him. She on n't marry without my con
sent, you know, Tom. if she does the
money goes to the Kokomo Orphan
"Going to give your consent?" in
"Don't know," answered Pike. "I've
got to look the young man over first.
I promised John Simpson I'd always
look after her. That was when she
was born. He said girls sometimes
got into a tight place and they'd need
some one to pull them out.. Sounds
good, doesn't it. Tom? lion. Almeric
St. Aubyn. Must be a member of con
gress or something over there. Maybe
he'll be a senator some day. I can't
object, Tom. if he's got ft show to
make a good living for her, can I?
Say, what is a settlement, anyway?
You don't suppose I've been keeping
through the reaches of the past, he ,
seemed to hear the heavy faced man '
remove the pipe from his mouth and .
heard hint speak. i
"Dan." he said, "it's a girl!" '
And he heard the gasp the boy gave
forth as he turned about on his stool
"Sioio her to Dan.'"
and looked with startled eyes into the
kindly blue ones that glimmered into
"A girl!" he seemed to hear the boy
say. "A little girl. Mr. Simpson?"
In his fancy he saw tho big man
nod, saw him place the pipe back in
his teeth and extend his two palms
wntil they were a foot or so apart.
"A girl. Dan," he heard. " 'bout so
long. Dan, and purtier than all get
out. An' she's goin' to bo a big re
Fponslblllty, my boy. We'll have to
sell a heap of lots to pay what she's
goin" to cost, Dan a whole heap of
., And gradually the picture seemed to
fade away, and, like a dissolving view,
its place was taken by another the
picture of a half timbered house that
Rtood.baek among some trees at the
rorner of Main and Center streets, ne
motherless, and then the picture faded
again. Then came a succession of sim
He saw the dingy real estate tiffice
grow into a respectable brick building,
and then into a handsome stone edifice,
and tho heavy featured man turn
grayer and grayer and more somber
and more hardworking, and he could
remember the day when the tiny Ethel
was brought to the otfice for the first
time and of the manner in which she
began to grow up. He recalled the day
when she reached the mature age of
twelve and of how he had presented
to her a Piblo for a gift and of the
manner In which he had blushed for
all his twenty-five years.
And then he recalled the day when
John Simpson had confided to him
that the "kids" were to be given ad
vantages and were to be sent abroad
to school. There came a blank after
that, but he recalled as if it had been
but yesterday the feeling with which
he had pone off into a corner and
wrestled with the grief that had beset
him. lie could even see the fluttering
hand that waved to him from the ear
window as the train took her and her
brother away. .
Suddenly tho door behind him opened
and shut quickly, and quick steps
caused him to drop his feet to the
floor. He turned and found a visitor
at his elbow.
"Dan," said the newcomer. "It's
all yours. Jenkins just got a telegram
that the K. and G. has decided to offer
you the representation for this end of
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"Law case?" asked Perkins suddenly.
"Sort of," answered Pike quietly. "I
don't know that I'd call It just that.
Perhaps the trip would bo a change
anyway. And I'd lik to see this man
"Where does this Hawcastle live?"
"England. Got a house be calls
"What about the K. and G.?" asked
"I guess the K. and G. will have to
Perkins stood up resolutely aid faced
"There's something wrong with you.
Dnn." he said emphatically. "There's
something mighty wrong. It ain't
like you to go running off this way un
less there's something behind it."
He stopped, for. Pike was whistling
softly to himself, whistling like the
man who is striving to recall some
tune that is only half forgotter.. Then
he turned to Perkins.
"Remember that old tune, Tom," he
asked "'Swet Genevieve?'"
"Get out!" snapped Perkins. "That's
a million years old. Why don't you
keep up to date if you're going in for
music? What do you care about 'Sweet
"I nsed to know somebody that sang
it once long ago." said Pike quietly.
"I used to hear John Simpson whistle
it years before h died and left all
that money to me for .hose two kids.
Tom" he turned suddenly and trans
fixed his friend with an accusatory
fiuger "what would you think of a
guardian Hint doesn't guard?"
Perkins regarded him rebelllously.
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It Is Predicted that Many Will Tall
at the T. II. Thomas Drug Store
During the Demonstration.
The Root Juice demonstrations be
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tier short or money, cio you. ana srie'3
had to borrow?"
Perkins shook his head gloomily.
"Don't ask. me." he said. "I don't
know anything about women. Why.
Dan, I thought you'd mapped it out
"That'll do for that." said Pike
quickly. "We'll not talk about that
now. Tom. Suppose you go down to
Archie Toombs and ask him about Sor
rento and how to get there and wheit
a fellow gets there after he starts. I'm
going to write a letter to Jim Cooley
and get him to hunt up this Haw
castle." ; . '
When Perkins had gone Pike pulled
open the letter and read it once again.
It was the most formal of notes, be
ginning "Dear Mr. Pike and ending
"Yours-sincerely." It contained a brief
notice of the writer's Intentions, or.
rather, intentions in tht- event of a
certain contretemps that I" her seemed
Inevitable, and trusted that the end
would meet with his approval. .
He sighed as he folded It and re
turned it to Its envelope.
"And that ends the euardiruishfn.''
he, muttered. "Wonder what I'm o-
Ing to do with the old house now?"
From A drawer In his desk he pulled
a framed picture that showed a dcli
rnlely featured girl, with big. frank
eyes and a wealth of light, curling
hair that was half hidden by a big
garden hat. There was a smile about
the Hps that seemed very engagin-r,
and tho muslin dress she wore bad
been accentuated In its simplicity by
the art of the London photographer.
Pike had preserved the picture, which
bad been given to him by old John
Simpson the day before he died, and
he sighed as he looked at it.
Then he laid it face down upon the
desk and dropped his chin into his
hand. It may have been an hour that
he sat there, aud iu that time never a
thought of his legal business crossed
his mind. He was busy with a fanci
ful picture of an unknown city that in
spile of his desire seemed to take on
the aspects of a larger Kokomo. aud in
his fancy he could see a big. well knit
young fellow bending eagerly over to
look into the face of a girl, and ho
heard her call him Almeric.
"Must lie a mighty fine man." he
mused "a fine big mau to capture
Then Perkins came in to ask if Pike'
DAILY SHORT STORY.
(Continued from Page Four.)
flown in tue same ciair.
Mr. Strong was at the telephone-,
was usiii vigorous language
"Well. a::d how's the tomato mar
ket?" asked the caller as lie glared at
her aud rung off.
"It Is you you" who have d;ne this
thing," he exclaimed, "to revenge your
self! You! You!"
"Yes. I have cornered every tomato
in the county. It wasn't for "revenge,
but to give Cupid a chance. How much
will you take for your factory, cash
down? It hasn't any jtedigree to speak
of, but I think Mr. S ribiicr. the car
I'Uter. can give it one."
"I won't sell to you! Your tomatoes
can rot on your hands!"
"Oh. no. they won't, Jacob!" vhuckled
Miss Hilda. ' 1 can sell them nt a very
nice profit. P.ut your factory can stand
idle while I build one of my own! l'.et
ter talk business, Jacob Strong. Thai
son of yours is1 a uice young' man. and
I think a heap of my niece. It's' love
match, and it would be a pity to see
it broken off. Isn't there some way
that I can turn these tomato contracts
over to you and let your factory begin
work? There's money in the canning
business, aud I don't want to kill an
Mr. Strong fought for an hour and
then gave in aud shook hands. Dy the
time the contracts were assigned to
him he was smiling. I5y the time the
woman in the rusty old bonnet was
ready to go he was ready to remark
"Just so. Miss Dascomb; just so. Mr.
and Mrs. Seribucr are most worthy
peopld. and if Horace is iu love with
their daughter I have no objections to
a marriage. He is old enough to judge
for himself, and it Is not for me to in
terfere. Good day. ma'am, good day.
and thank you eTer so much for calling."
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Li Doi.pii & in:v.oLDs
. Mitchell & Lyndo liuilding
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has made. The T,
it would be necessary to leave that
night if Pike wished to take passage
on her. i
"I'll go. Tom," he said. "Maybe
you'll drop iu here once iu awhile and
tell folks that ask for me that I'll be
back in a month or so."
Then he sat down and wrote to Jim
Cowley at London.
At 8 that night he stepped aboard an
east bound train and the next after
noon was In New York. Sorrento
seemed a long way off, and it was
with a heavy heart that he walked up
the gangplank of La Trovence,
(To be Continued.)
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