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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY. APRIL 12, 1913.
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AWTHOitNE bd all tbe con- I
Cdeiicf? iu the world In blm- J
e!f now. He qulrkly s!z1
up bis crowd He knew now i
time il.e tboulit upperrnewt in tl.eir i
iiiind m "motiey." and that the ide
tliHt -ould proijuce the qultker would
l.av their aupport. His plan of action
was (julcW In Its evolution. If he could
crrj It out without unt xpetiii8 to
I u.-tf'.r n umrl: the better. If they
i:..- s:cl iifK.n dndn au-1 iiot wordu liw
cj-.iid "e bis wiiinlin; t Mocte Carlo
i . vj. with the jn;iijiacM aireudy beller-l-.ig
he w tt.e nobest rnan In Aiiierl-
;i. it would t.e -!iT to conrtnee ttiem
t!:i:t there m plenty more to come,
'i :. n. too. Hawthorne aim erely belle-
I that If Korrovitia were rid of the
priii'e hihI n I lowed to rnn along In a
ptMci-fu! (hauiiel without a revolution
a minute, tlier waa a lot of procferity
rt.i'iri of it. for the people could apply
t!; inse.veH to the development of the
country Intend of preparing for battle
hitv otter day.
Nuw I'e proposed to tel! tl:-(.e people
t!ut tl.ey v. ere tuakiHK a ery tiad
l-teiiL in di liiroiilr g the I res'i.l klrig;
t tin t with tt:e kln went h;i h'ipe for
te fistnr. prosperity of the country.
W!tli tli'if artinii'iit li" bopel to soore
l'. ,o'iivs ttctory. His trump card,
of 'f.iite. v. is ti e reiill.itloii ttiNt tt.e
pn -If of H"irovina believed iiiui to be
:i i 'iiillniia re and be projioed to piay
;t :i,any utm-sover- if te wasn't emptor
J i. st for a mnmetit be looked so, un re
ly :it t;,t- prlri'-e The eyea of his tilsh
t rss '.-Te' with rnife. He knew
.. !!:'? every ii.lrniTe of delHV w:tk-
!. efl'rt to 'lc'!i:"i!ie uing
-o" 'I m e the ti'le slov. ly cliatiring
e j.i 1 1 --1 ii r, r ! ji I r:'Ti of Horrovitm toult
k.:::u- e nt tiirn as if expecting
iiiirn..i:ir-. i: t o? f'e rime's
Mi " ' I.- .. Vi; (,,
I ' .
to - : . testiia":
NTV T Bjr Coorte.y of COHAN . HARRIS j r : A
Ciif . TIT-lt Ulttlii i.i. 1 , k - m - - Ml mi n)M - n"' - ---'i Vif lilii i'iil
'. . ill' ! :h n.'i,'
I1 i !i".e i'l frori :e rpl.anage. Her head was almost entirely covered with what
vi.' ten.' "i-;iM head." one side l eir.c entirely bald. I used every remedy I ever read or heard of
in phs:i:an's prescriptions r.'it they availed nothing. At last In desperation and as an ex-
I .- .:". '. 1 1 It .M.'t ailMrr..-i..1 fi r that, I began on ilerpicide. The first few applications
' '1 i he 't 1 :t g After u '.tii- two ;;..c; a half bottle? she was entirely cured.
I w ish on coi.ld see her 1 : :.r !r I had used any more Herpicide I don't know what we would
hiNe ilcr.e :'h it hs the al.tady has hi.ir enough for two. The bald plaeee are well covered
nr. A it is peculiar that all th r.ew fca r is curly while the old hair is straight. The child, whose
l.aii e is K;cur';s is t ow eigiu ears old a'id cails herself the "Herpicide Girl." MRS. C. K. SHARP.
ry I :
harp, they are invariably sat'sty
w h i h
! ies-rc er.
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I more excitement when Hawthorne,
j who had been waiting for be chuuer
I ln of tbe crowd to cense, turned and.
wttb a amlle wblch aeeojed tt cotuca')-
1 k f
" . &
"Tel nre! Pieate.
Vnat csej it
iM sp :nt to the disturbers,
n. I am plensed to meet
of '.ettP' app
-nrirg men in
led to ne;.r;-sent
The manufacturers make
P'-dc. Cut tur? accompany letter from Mrs.
C. K. Sharp of Luverne, Ala., which comes
voluntarily an i unsolicited is a glowing tri
bute to the wcrderful power for good con
cealed in this well known scalp prophylactic.
lrs. Sharp's Letter:
I.uvernp. Ala . Feb. 16. 1?13.
:i "ie wonderful results of us:n? Ilerpicide. December 14. 1S11.
i-g res'ilrs achieved it tn
ti.d.v be operier.ce'j hy the
of such an astocishlr.g nature
stops 'chine nf the scalp ar.1 prevents the hair from
liii-: -r ;sr. luxuriance, so ir.tense'.y alrn'red by everyone
vi'h .N tC . BRO'S ILERPICIDE, the we!! Vr.rn and 6ri-
Ycur Money Back if You Are No
Earber Shops and Beauty Farlort.
Co-operative Store Co.
-ci nn,- t:rITT. rTT
me DtiRliiesi "interests" of the comma-
n!ty. applauded. Even tbe ferocious
glare of RaduUld and the prise could '
not quiet tbera. i
"It means none qnlck work now," '
whispered the prince to RadnteVt
"Why caD't yon come forward wltn a
rood fiucffeRtlon. Vou're alwaya Dab
bling over with advice except when
Hawthorne was bowing with busi
nesslike bmsqoeoess to tbe mob.
"Now then. Jet's cut out the merry
: repartee and get down to brass tacks.
j You've demanded his majesty's a Dili -I
cation. He has left it to me to give '
you his answer. Well, gentlemen, his -i
majesty and 1 have thrashed out this
I subject pretty thoroughly. We've de- ;
elded to sign the abdication and aban- ,
don the throne."
"Tricked."' gaaped the king.
Irma, who bad been sitting along
side of her father. Jumped to her feet.
: be couldn't believe that Hawthorne
1 asd been disloyal to them, although
; lor tbe moment she ws forced to tbu
; cocclufilon that tbe evidence was very
; much against him.
The prince immediately came out of
! hU sulks and smiled. With a wave of
his band to the crowd he said:
"You se. gentlemen, lisht is might.
1 Even tils American couldn't stand to
, tee you all ruined."
; UHsteuir.g to Hawthori.es side,
, Irma pleaded:
"Tell nie; Bler.se. please tell me'.
Wh.it does it all mean':"
j "Just wait!" whisrerpd Hawthorne.
( at the same time concealing with some
I difficulty a very good laugh.
j "Bravo!" shouted Radiiiskl. only t-
i find thst the crowd dltln t seem to be
so utrongiy in favor or abdication now
that the millionaire was displaying
Hiicb cordial good feeling toward tu
Just then it dawned npon the prince
that perhaps the American was plan
ning a little scheme whereby he couUl
the Use of i
claims of hair
value for Ker-
t:se or NEWBRO'S HERPICIDE.
or.e who ur-P8 it carefuliy an i ir.telii-
st- x' ' ?
Ayv . v
encbre bctb the king and himself. I
Gent'e:.te:i." said the prince, afaia i
wiiug tc. trie treat in an effort to re- : At the proper rim? in walked the two i ed that he was the winner.
' taiQ ih:it power which he bud bt-ld i es-jruards. They nart hardly dampen-; "Weil, gentlemen, nave your deliber
i over the mob. but which be felt slow- d ,ns ta f n rplrister when Ra-! rions hrt.iiht rim to anv conclu-
i Jy ebbing away from him. "don't be
; fooled by this young upstart"
Groans jireeted th:s announcement
beet.use Borrcvina could rot under
stand how any man with mifi;ey cou'd
b an upstart.
; "Ttere is a wicked plan afoot here,"
; continued tbe prince, trying bard to
! pe: tbe attention of tbe crowd. "This
I Intruder has come tere with a paltry
' sum of motey, and he wants to be die
tutor of tLe co:it.try. He has inveigled
'. himself Into tbe pood graves of your
' poor weak king by telling him that he
would see bin) through the revolution."
"Ie that right, your m.-.'esty " de
1 manded one of tbe leaders of the
I The king did cot answer. Irma was
I about to do so when her father bid
I her be silent
"He'd have the king abdicate, would
be? Yes! And then he'd take the
; throne. a"d after he had milked the
i country dry he'd take up his little car
j pet bag and go home. In case the
country proved prosperous be would
turn It over to the United States, and
they'd uii:k you dry with taxes."
Once more the tide was turning, but
this time It was goicg back to the
"Down with hlmr' shouted a voice
in the crowd.
"Not so hasty,1
' saM Hawthorne
"You want ready mocey. don't you?
Whether 1 want to be dictator or not
"Step up, soldiers, and ret you'S firat."
we can settle at some other time.
Your troops want money."
"Yes, yes!" came from the soldiers.
"Well, I'll give If to you. Step up.
soldiers, and get yours lirst"
Once more the prince injected him
self into the situation.
"Men. be ca!:n. Are you going to be
gold bricked? Po you lniagiue that any
mini is going to carry around real mon
ey like that?" pointing to the satehel
ful that Blake had brought in. "Why,
those are medals they peve away at a
fair over In his home country a couple
of years ngo. They look good but ars
"Medals, eh." saM Hawthorne. "Well
you'll find that you ce.n get pretty neat
any place if you bave enough of those
' Men. appoint a committee. Let him
irive you one or two pieees that you
ii. ii" pfi K tight out ol that satchel and !
take it down to the hotel, where we'll
nave a committee ot three Americans
examine tbe coins and state wbether
they are genuine or not."
"Agreed!" said Hawthorne.
The mo!) quickly decidtd opon Its
own committee. Hawthorne readily !
lurried over several coins to them. i
The prince was not nn easy man to
outwit, and he proposed to have Amer j
l-nrus that he krew on that cniniuittee i '
t .!;: '1s!;. Tl. n he remembered that I
he stl'l h:;d in j."il tbe two l.'ngiish '
men whom be luid nrre.-ted for their I
part in the escape of Uawthome ana i
"Mrioy," sfilfl the kirg fo Radn'skl. as .
the hornewhat d.-gtisted crowd tilec
out-of Lt:e talace fearful lest t!:e c-ora- ,
m it tee find tiiat the Amerieaa's gold
was not good. The committee or Bor- !
roviuans hurried to the hotel. The j
prince and the faithful Kadulski made i
for the Jai:.
"Say. would you fellows like to get
out of this scra;.e?" said the prince to ,
tii tin nriionefl Rti!?Hhmen I
"Don't make us laugh," said the
taller of th two.
"Well, we've got a little job for you.
and If you go through it straight you'll
be seen s-; fely out of the country. If
you dou't there is no telling when you
will be well, you know I'm a man of
"Go ahead with the t
the little Englishmen, ea.
iger to get out
Info flip open ,ir !
"I want you to get into some Ameri
can togs rit;ht atvay. That American
who gave you the money has corne !
pre'fy cloe to upsetting this country.
Ile a pi.t a lot f counterfeit money"
"Nor if it's like v. j.it i:e gave us.";
venfired one of tUe prisoLers. j
"Never mind that. You've got to ex- j
amine more of it and swear that lt'9 '
no good Ijo yi.ni see? Now. you
con.e ;rii nie. Jet into tis-.-e Arnerl
cia cioti.es ami o op tj tae uotel and .
"Wtere'il we register from?" !
"Any p'r.ce bo long as it's In the
C 1:1 fed Stiites."
Iu t;: ni.-M .T'rr.e the crowd had t.' k
er. to tl;.- hotei t . aw:tit th deii&era
ti r s Ot tLe COtt.tr.Itfees A ."ter a 3
h'lur or sc it was ani-otm'-ed tit't Sen
ator B ':uvd hnd ie-:j chen as the
first me:: m-r t ; ius up x: the co.a c.r
f.Ted by ITswthorre Just to keep ep
r poesr:' :. s t'ie j rlri-e offered oiposl-t!'-&
t t'j" ser.ator. laiTlnc that nn
wls e freiri r i!i v. : ti rne's 'ir.d
w. J r .-reniv :! .,h that gent:
' j.- '.:. t retik- ary
r.'a '" ' ;:. ' t r:.n of
Lue stLuior. for fet tal me "Aistc -
ufa. ... - -i; . : - ,y ;
t .f , w. Jts1
K, V.'i f5,"at .'-..-
;t'v-'. 'Iri. .Z
tennired" Englishmen would vote
dulski was before tbe committee an-jsion'r" asked the chairman after the
nouncing that two American strangers ; committee was called to order,
"had just arrived who would be sure! "They have," said the first English
to be free trom prejudice and who, man. "The coins are perfectly good,
could be depended upou to give an y0u can melt them and bud that they
honest verdict. ' are pure gold."
The announcement was welcomed by
tbe committee. Blake happened to De
hovering about the hotel, and when be
saw the two tuar.ls being greeted Dv
the crowd as Americans he gave way
to a good laugh. He quickly commu
nicated the news to Hawthorne.
"Well, that's a good one!" said Haw
thorne. But he didn't see the joke as did
Blake. He h'irried down to the hotel
Instead. The senator and the two oth
er "Americans" were sitting about tbe
table ready to announce their decision
just as Hawthorne walked In.
"There's no donbt In my mind, gen-
la 1 ... n rI' h a. inln. Pn irannlrm 1 hflVJI
' .k , . ' ..j .,.
some of the same with me. said tuei
Probably given to you y Haw-1 ruuj tuu,,ulllce lau,B
tborne," remarked the prince. : . "rg , : w
The senator arose from his seat pre-! "People. ovr long are you to be made
pared to take issue with the prince, but; the f"ls of these fore.cners? lets to
quicklv realizing that any demonstra-1 tne rlace and this, time force the sur
tion at this time would only thwart the re?Tdejf f' ' . . 4
plans of Hawthorne he merely orer-! Hawthorn, tried to gain their atten-il-o
th insult- tpmnorarllv. tlon, but they wouldn't listen to him
"Well, gentlemen, what is your Jndg-
ment?- asked the chairman of the com-
m.tc t t!. first Pnt-nshmnn. !
Just then Hawthorne appeared at thei
"As I was about to say." said the
Englishman, "bad coles are to be found
everywhere, and It la very difficult to'
tell them offhand. It requires coasid-.
"And your decision?" the second Eng- j
Hshman was asked. j
"As my friend says." was his reply,'
"bad coins are verv bard to detect. I
! shouldn't care to give a hasty jtidg-:
I ment. Now, if you would take a little .
! adjournment sny until 5 o'clock this
afternoon we perhaps could give the
matter the serious consideration which j
It requires "
An approving nod from Hawthorne
caused the senator to remark:
"Yes. perhaps on second tboutrht It,
Is only fair that the gentlemen should
be given a 111 tie time to consider. They I
are riht. There are lots of bnd coins '
floating about the country." i
Tbe prince's temper was again be-j
yond the control of his highness.
"I oucht to kill the dogs," he told
Radulskl after they got out of the Com- j
mitfee room. i
"Wouldn't help matters now" said
his aid consolingly.
"Find the fellows quickly."
Tbe prince went to a room of the
hotel, while Radulskl told tbe two Eng
lishmen they wtre wanted immediately,
"You hounds!" tbe prince hissed the
! moment they entered the room. "Why
i did you betray me?"
"Now, prince, be easy." said the tall "We demand your abdication imme
man. "You see, me and my friend are! diately!" shouted the prince,
business men. We have come to the "Now, Just a minute." urged Haw
conclusion that it Is worth Just a little , thorne, again taking the center of the
more than our freedom to put this deal' etage. "How much longer are you peo
through." pe going to be made the tools of this
now rnocti do you want7 I II glva
yen 100,000 oralos apiece."
That looks pretty good." he replied.
"And you'll decide In my favor?"
"The decision goes to the highest
bidder," remarked tbe spokesman as
the Englishmen bowed their way out
of the room.
Blake was waiting for tbe English
men downstairs in the hotel.
"Hawthorne wants to see yon,"
whispered Blake at the same time
pointing to the direction in which the
American might be found.
"How much did they offer yan?"
sked Hawthorne quickly.
"What's your decision H
One hundred thousand ora los apiece."
was the reply.
"By the way,'' asked the smaller ol
the two. "how much U that?"
"Ob. about t-i.'jU In American mon
ey." said Hawthorne. "Now, see here.'"
said the Awerleau. pres-iug coins into
their bauds. ";io money th:s fellow
can give or oiler yon v-i.l he any good
Cfi'e's thy !,::ve this good Auieri.-aa
coin to back their govern::. ent. There's
S.-.ikj npieee for you In good g'.'d. Now.
you fellows go down there and vo'e
rirht. That's s
1've jii.-t to say to
oejn the crowd te-
in the af
gar to gather ag.i-f,
"Wf.atV vo i' (.'. i
criiii'i.- n'. rvou- y .'. t
men as thev a.-da l
';" a-ked the
r iu i-ng!ih-ir
v, n y to tlie
' Cfcmj.if.te rn2".'.c
"The highest bidder pets it." was th
renlv. And the nrinc-e took it for grant-
Cheers greeted the decision.
"Stop, stop, people!" shouted the
prince In a frenzy. "Pon't be tricked
Two of your committeemen are jail
birds." CHAPTER IX.
The Melting Pet.
HIS action on the part of the
prince completely disarmed
Hawthorne and Blake for the
moment. Under orders of the
prince the guards seized the two Eng
lishmen and hurried them off to jail
again. Once more the populace was in
turmoil. The rrince knew that he : .
had gained a temporary advantage, and
. . . ' . .. . ...
he proposed to make the best of it.
now- the PrInce- ther startetl
for tu PaIac- Hawthorne and Blake
took a short cut and were there fully
teu minutes In the lead of tbe mob.
"i'ou wait here." Hawthorne told
Blake when they reached the front of
the palace, "and let me know tbe mo
ment they come in sight."
Hawthorne brushed by the guards
sod went immediately to the king In
tbe same room that be bad giveu au
dience to the mob in the morning.
"What news? What news?" pleaded
the king, who was beginning to show
the effects of the attempt to dethrouc
Hawthorne quickly told him of th
prince's scheme to have the guard
pose as Americans and then when be
was foiled to expose them.
"Here's the crisis." announced Haw
thorne. who had completely regalr.ei
his fighting prowess. "Here's where
"No. We'll surrender.' It isn't worth
"You've placed yourself In ray hands,
"Yes. But we're completely outnum
bered, and we can never win that crowd
"Well, we won't surrender while we
have this," announced Hawthorne, fon
dling his revolver.
"Do as you will," meekly obeyed the
Just then Blake rushed into tbe room.
"They're here!" he announced.
No sooner ha,d be spoken than in
rushed the prince, followed by the
j committee that had been appointed to
oversee the testing or tbe gold.
i man? You've listened to him long
enough. Let me tell you a few things.
Do you know that it was this man.
your prince, who took those guards out
of the Jail and made them pose as new
ly arrived Americana?" demanded
"Imposslbler shouted Hadulsltt
"Is It? Well you'll find out"
.Then, turning to the king, be said:
"Your majesty, order those men
brought here immediately. Let us bear
"Whatl Would yon take tbe word of
two guards who bad betrayed their
commander?" exclaimed the prince.
"Do you wan$ to neaT these) menT"
Hawthorne appealed to the crowd.
There were a few faint voices la tha
affirmative, while Radulskl tried to
drowa them out wltb a resounding
"We'll hear them," announced Haw
thorne. By this time tbe guards, under orders
of tbe prince, were oa their way to tbe
The prince was doing his bent to be
beard, but Hawthorne held their atten
tion and, strange to say, for the time
being bad quelled their revolutionary
"Men, stop this nonsense. Cool off!
Do what is best for Borrovina?"
"You cannot pass Judgment on that,
sir," declared the prince. "What can
you know of L'orrovlna's conditions
"I know more than you think," was
Hawthorne's reply. "That's whr I'm
cere. io you know wnui my business
is? Making money."
"Yes. He makes It himself out of
any old stuff be may pick up along the
wayside," said the prince. In a vain at
tempt to make Hawthorne look ridicu
lous In the eyes of the crowd.
"Is that so?" was tbe American's re
ply. "Blake, bring In that pot."
Blake immediately appeared wltb a
big melting pot on a large Iron tray.
Beneath the pot was an oil tire.
"Now we'll see what my money is
made of," said Hawthorne.
"Give me a Borrovina gold coin?" he
asked of the crowd.
The senator, who bad come In but a
few moments before, offered one, but
Hawthorne said: I
"No. senator. We want a native ot '
Borroviiui to prodi;-e the coin." i
"Here," said one of Hie merchant, j
i Hawthorne placed It In the cot ' i
j "Now watch this melt, and while It
is melting I'm going to tell ton some
thing, people." said il.-.nthortie.
"lx yo-i know why I arne here rti'l
have been kei-.'.ng u:.ier cover til.
flow; Simply !.--:: iic4. I it:iw a cnt'li
Ing good chance to put tti s coi.ntry
or. its reet at,d at the :ti i- tune rake
hi a f-.'-.v more mii'-or s t r ii!se,r
Vc-n've 'ot fine err !. i little cli-ii:""
here to cio.-.r up a lot of fortunes. And
you're n-nklng toaei pie ? tli.it chance
with yonr l!!y ris for a -inarfer revo
lutlii: I warn von. nrf-t h-e :?nfl
. now, boys, if you carj in: tu;rr ny
further l"m going to p ,ci; ujj, .cave
' you Cut broke &cd to home.
"Gee, but 1 could make a pot of
money for all you chaps if you weren't
so busy with this revolution. And t
guess you could all stand having a
(?reat wealth can usually command
a hearing. So can brazon assurance.
And the btend of ttu two was enough
to.. hold the conspirators spellbound
The mob. by giviug ear to common
seuse. suddenly ceased to be a mob.
Hawthorne knew this, and he went on
"Sure you could nse cash. You've
gotten out of the habit, but yon couM
soon get the haug. of it again. The
only renson you haven't got money !.
because you've spout more time oi
revolutions than on business.' That's
what I'm here for to start you chaps
on the road to fortune. Anybody who
doesn't care to have a plump wad
needn't bother to listen to me.
"General." he went on, singling out
Hoheuloe as the keystone of the revo
lution, "how'd you like to have a palace
your own. n ben-.ine buggy and a
bank account? All that'd be kiud of
bad. hey? Yon, Mr. Hotclkeeper. now'd
you like to have people flocking from
all over the world to your hotel, so
you'd have nothing to do but wear
clothes and count your winnings
How'd all yon others like to have
steady Jobs at good pay and to havif
this town connected by railway with
all the big centers, railroads with fat
stock and yon fellows learning the cou
pon cutting hahlt? Break your hearts,
wouldn't it? You soldiers, how'd you
like all your back pay handed to yon
and an assurance that there'll be no
By this time the Borrovina coin had
been melted and was removed from the
smelter and one of Hawthorne's coins
replaced it- Then Hawthorne contin
ued: "Well. I tell yon all those things are
possible. In fact, they're all dead easy.
They're the things I came here to do.
But they can't be done while you'rw
running around in a circle making a
noise like throne wreckers. Cut out
tbe revolutionlugand get sense. What's
the use of shooting up a lot of perfectly
good people and changing one ruler for
another? Make Borrovina a real coun
try, not a comic opera land.
"Now, then," he resumed, beckoning
to Blake, v, ho obediently came forward
! wltb tle suit case, "gentlemen, here's
my secretary, Mr. Rodney Blake. Here,
Rod. put the suit case on the desk. I
realize what you people are thinking.
You're thinking: 'All this American's
talk listens tine. But how are we going
to make money without some capital to
start on'' Well. I happened to antici
pate that question. Here's tbe answer."
He opened tbe suit case as be spoke
and displayed to the goggling eyes ot
tbe revolutionists for the first time tha
closely wedged mass of gold and bank
notes. Carelessly be rippled a thick
sheaf of notes. He Jingled a thick bag
of gold and poured a glittering yellow
stream of its contents from oue hand
to the other.
"People," shouted tbe prince, making
his last appeal, "I beg of you not to uu
fooled. It Isn't real money."
"Isn't It?" said Hawthorne, turning
toward the prince. Then he showed
them tbe melted American coin.
"Doesn't that look real? Just a little
bit more realistic than tbe genuine
Borrovina coin, isn't it? Pretty bad,
eh?" he observed, as the onlookers
stared with the eyes ot famished dogs
who behold a juicy trteak. "Beat money.
And enough of It to buy aLozan sena
tors. I understand the army la la ar
rears of pay. Here's enough cash to
settle the back salary f every officer
in Borrovina. And I'll make that cash
settlement right here and now."
A buzs of wondering joy from tha
uniformed contingent of ' the crowd
broke in npon him. But be raised his
voice and continued t .
"Work will be started at one on th
development of your roads, tbe build
ing of a casino, the world wide adver-'
Using of your great mineral springs
and resources. There will b good wprk
for the unemployed, money for tha des
titute. In short, I'm going to put Bor
rovina oa tbe map. In the meantime,
let's clear up thlH matter of back pay.
General Hoheuloe, bow much salary, la
"Seven thousand francs," answered
tbe general, speaking Hke a man In a
nawthorna with nimble Angara
counted out the sum and handed it to
tbe bewildered Hobenloa. talking rap
idly to the rest aa be did so.
"Yes, gentlemen," said be. "atl I've
told you can be realized. Borrovina can
1 be made a thriving, prosperous nation.
But there's one stumbling block we
must remove at the very outlet And
that stumbling block Is Princa Vladi
mir. You've got to take Vladimir out
for a walk and lose him. Borrovina
will be no good while ne'n mixing In
Us affairs, and you may as well know
"It Is an outrage!" spluttered Radul
skl, who bad noted with dazed horror
tbe sudden shifting of bis adored mas-
j tf-r's hopes of kingship and who now
found his voi'-e for the first time. "I
I tell you it Is an outrage! I"
j "It Is," absented Hawthorne. "But it
j Isn't going to be any longer. I'or we're
j going to send him packing. Step up.
gentlemen: Yon came herj for a set
; tlenint rf joor difiicuilJes I'm t!
I man to settle tlie.ni all. as I've Just e:.
'plained to you. What sVcill It be?
Revolution and ruin or prosperity nn1;
' loyal allegiance to his majesty? spei ic
i tip! Do I pay you'jour in-iiiey or do
j .V"U stay dead lnle: .Sows the tun
to answer.: I-ast c it for ti e din.ttg
' rnr- gentlemen!
Which shall It I.e.'"
"I.oog live the I. log!" yelled one
money lovn.g p.t'i- t
An 1 tii i ry whs taken on.
"Ilevohuiou s w.er!" cortiy jinnontic
ed I l;i wt lioiip ('on - a:r.iig now
evervlioiiy, 'in.) get votir!"
t'i v- ( : nr in. icu. f
: 'ire .i i l rfeilable,
f-d by tiiouu'iDdo of
-. I '
i h ' e h' "ti restored to
.M their gentle nld r.r.,1
'ra ivi proper lie:;. Sold by uli i-'rj-fclat.