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IPS ACTON stool liy tWo cen
ter table In the library nvitn n
match In her linutl. TOio big
room was as dark as a cave.
She could see absolutely nothltij?. Hut
what uns It that slid heard?, Surely
some one was moving softlyf over, the
"Who's there?" cried the girl. .
The only answer was a t sound of
scurrying feet. Some one' was run
ning toward the door comuiuvilcatlug
with the conservatory. Inntuntly the
knob clicked sharply, but tle door did
not open because It was locked, ins Miss
Actcn well kuew.
The girt had an impulse Uo scream
end another to run away, but her
strongest desire was for Hj3it. She
feared darkness moro than the mys
tery that it hid.
It required less tlmo than tlie tick of
a clock for her to turn ou.tftc gas in
the drop light and strike 'the match
that was ready in her hand. The gas
JpuUod with explosive suddenness. All
that was In the room seem til to leap
Into being out of the vault Ling shad
ows. With his back against the conserva
tory door and his outstretched hands
upon the wall as if to steady him stood
a young man. tall, lean and pale. lie
wore a long black overco.it, but it was
hung open and revealed the garb of a
Miss Acton let her pent up breath es
cape from her lips with si sound like a
sigh of relief.
"Do not be alarmed." she said. "I
know who you are, and I will not be
tray you. Sit down, and we will de
cide what It is best to do."
The convict's gano was bent upon
her with painful Intensity. She seated
herself by the table, and ho advanced
toward her with the hesitating stealth
iuess of a cat.
"Some one will come," he said In a
"Xo," she replied. "My aunt has
gone to her room, and the servants
have their duties. However, if you are
afraid, you may lock that door."
She indicated the one by which she
had entered, and ho hastily locked it.
Then he Hung himself into an easy
chair near to hers and fix oil his eyes
upon her as steadfastly as their na
ture would allow. They were dull blue
evo.3. but the extraordinary rapidity of
their restless piny gave thorn an effect
of brilliancy which suited well the
character of ids face. It was a shrewd
face lacking the higher elements of in
telligence, yet far above the level of
mere animal cunning.
"I read in a newspaper that you had
escaped," she said, "hut I did not sup
pose that yom would dare to come here.
Vet I believe that your father expect
ed you and that he went away to avoid
the risk of meeting you."
The .onviet said nothing, but the in
tensity of ids facial expression was a
distinct contribution to the conversa
tion. "You don't understand," said the girl.
"Probably you don't know who I am.
Let me tell you the whole situation in
a few words. You knew of your fa
ther's second marriage'-"
"Ho married my aunt, and I came
here to live with them by your father's
g:Tat kinduess. Wo knew that he had
a son. am! that ids name could nqt bo'
mentioned in tins house, but neither
my aunt nor myself had the slightest
knowledge of the cause of the
estrangement between you and him.
It was only by accident that I found
out where you were."
"How did it happen?" ho asked.
'Through your letter to him last
ppring the one 'that lie returned un
opened. I noticed the Sing Sing post
mark on it when it came. Of course I
did not then know it was from you,
but he wrote the return direction upon
the envelope. He sat at this table, and
afterward I saw upon the blotter a
part of the address reversed, of course,
but legible. -The State l'risoa,' and
your middle name. 'Irving.' "
"Arthur Irving Vane. Well?"
"Then I kiiow that you were a con
vict, and it was easy to guess that
your crime and your disgrace had
caused your father to renounce you.
Hut let me tell yoi a swret; he loves
ycj yet. I know it; I am sure of it;
find that is why I am going to help you
tonight, though ho would never forgive
me If he knew It."
"Ami you read of iny escape?"
"Yes. I read a few days ago that a
convict named Irving had escaped
with two others. 1 knew, of course,
that you had dropped your last name
for your family's take when you were
There was a moment's silence. Then
the young man leaned forward, with
his face close to hers, and asked In a
low, intense voice. "What are you go
jug to do for me?"
"What do you need?" she asked.
VFcod? A hiding place?"
lie sprang to his feet so suddenly
that the girl was frightened nlmost
lb the point of crying out.
''Money, inouey!" he whispered.
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"That's what I need. With money
enough I can got out of this country
and begin n new liro on the other side
of the world. If I go back to prison,
it will kill all tho good thflt's In mo. If
I don't If I get clean nwuy who
knows what I can mnktf of myself?"
"I bellcvo that tticro Is much truth
In what you say," sho replied. "If I
could have advlxl you before you
broke out of prison, I Would hnvo told
you to servo your sentence and then
begin life anew. Uut I know that If
you arc captured now you will have
to servo years and years In addition
to your original sentence. I cannot
ask you to do that. It Is very wrong
of me, but I shall help you to escape.
How much money do you neodV"
"More than you cmu get, I'm afraid,"
said ho gloomily. 'T must make Aus
There was a safe hullt into the wall
of the library. Mlsrt Acton walked up
to It, turned the knob of the combina
tion lock nnd swung open the Iron
door. Within was a second door of
thin metal, which the girl opened by
means of a key that she took from her
There wore books of account on each
side of the safe within and between
them three little drawers with pigeon
holes above nnd below. Miss Acton
took a roll of .money from the lowest
of the drawers and handed It to the
convict, who counted It rapidly.
"Four hundred," said lie. "I can
never do It with this."
"It is all thnt belongs to mo," she
said. "Of course wo cannot touch your
An inward struggle convulsed the
young man's slander frnuio.
"Why not?" lie sld ut last. "You
say thnt he still loves me."
"It would not Imj honest," she replied.
"It would bo theft. Can't you make
"Australia is a long way off," said
he. "I think my father ought to con
"Xo," said she firmly; "I will not con
cent, and you should not ask me."
"I'm afraid it's all up with me," said
tlie.convict, sinking into n chair.
Miss Acton rolloctod deeply.
"It is possible that if I asked my
aunt she might do something for us,"
she said, "but I can't go to her now lie
cause there are people In the liali.
They might look In hero If. I opened
"There certainly nro iooplc out
there," said ho. "I've lieard them talk
ing for the last few minutes. Rut I
could hide, you know."
"True," said Miss Afcton, "and per
haps that's the bot-'t wny. Get behind
those curtains at the' window."
The convict roso hastily. Miss Acton
closed the inner door of the safe and
put the key Into her pocket. As she
turned away she sow her companion
.standing with his' face In his hands,
while ills form was shaken by convul
"Why, what's tbo matter?" asked the
girl In tones of sympathy,
"It's nothing," ' bo replied; "only
only you locked that door. . You didn't
trust me. Why sbouhi you? .Ami yet
If there wns souks one who did, same
one In all the world who could see the
little good there Is In me"
Miss Acton took the key of the Inner
safe door from her pocket nnd laid It
upon the table.
"You see thnt I do trust you." she
"Thank you, tljank you, a thousand
times," lie murmured, and so strong
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was his emotion that he positively
staggered as he made his way toward
his place of concealment.
Miss Acton passed out Into the liilll
Whlcli was now light and wns greatly
surprised to see, lu the reeeptloii roam
oh tho other side, her aunt In conver
sation with a young gentleman,. He
arose aa Miss Acton approached, anil
she was the better abie lo admire his
exceptionally Hue physique. Ifls face
matched his form, being remarkable
for strength and beauty, and. more
over. It had Tor her an aspect of fain'!!
arlty. Ho looked as much Kke the
master of the hotwe as was possible,
considering the diffetence lu their aires.
"Mildred," said that young lady'a
iSad 1 I
Mm, la s t09 wrsylng contucnibiri
agitation, "Uils gentleman la Dr. .Vane,
my husbnml's eon." " -.;f.
Mildred know thnt Mr. Vnno nadbut
ouo son, nnd the other things that sho
knew or suspected In thnt moment will
readily occur to the render. Without u
word to tho visitor, sho darted back
ncross tho hall. The library door wns
locked. In another Instant sho waa
back ngaln lu tho reception room.
"Dr. Vane," sho cried, "there's a
thief lu tho library. I have given ldm
all my money and tho key of the safe.
I thought ho wns you."
"Thought ho was II" exclaimed tho
young man, astounded.
"Yes; I thought you were In Sing
Sing and that you'd escaped and"
"Thought I wns in Slug Singl" he
cried. "So I was. I am assistant to
the prison physician, and I have es
capedfor a eorIc of days, lint this
thlefl We must catch him. Has ho
locked tho door? Then I'll break it
"Xo, no," exclaimed Mildred. "Hun
around to tho window. He will escape
that wny. Auntie, call the servants."
Sho How to tho outer door, dragging
Vnno after her. In a moment he waa
racing around the house. Mrs. Vnno
had run through tho hall to collect a
posse of mnlo dependents.
Mildred, left alone, hnstencd to tho
library door and listened. Instantly
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tho door was opened nnd the convict
sprang out into the hall.
"I'm much obliged to you for sending
the others away," ho called out as he
lied by her. "You're a pretty bright
girl I don't think."
Mildred felt that this was ''twitting
on facts." Of course sho should have
known that ho would listen at the
door. That she hadn't thought of It,
but had deliberately cleared the way
for his escape, lent nn unbearable sting
to his taunt. Sho could not stop him;
he had pushed her aside as if sho had
been a paper pattern of a dress hung
on a stick. I5ut she simply had to do
something to show that she had at last
waked up to the realities of the situa
tion". Seizing the first thing that came
to baud, she hurled it with desperate
resentment at tho head of the fleeing
It chanced to bo a small but heavily
bound volume of poetry that some one
had left on the newel at the foot of the
main stnirense. It would hnvo been
no menu missile in a practiced hand,
but a woman's bad marksmanship is
proverbial. The book missed the bur
glar nnd struck squarely between the
eyes of Dr. Arthur Irving Vane as that
gentleman Raped up the steps leading
to the front door. He had had a glance
through tho library window and had
learned the real direction of the thief's
The missile blinded Vnno just long'
enough to permit the rascal to dodge
him. An Instant later both men had
vanished In the darkness that shrouded
Mildred sat down on the steps and
burst luto tears of rage. She paid no
attention when her aunt, with the serv
ants lu her wake, rushed by to join In
the pursuit. Xot till she heard the
voice of Vane, returning, did sho raise
"You will beg the young lady's par
don for all that you have said. and
done," was what .Mildred heaid.
Looking up. she saw Vane holding
the culprit by the collar.
"I recognize this fellow," the young
physician continued. "Ills nmue Is
Irving. Ills home Is only a few miles
from here, nnd It Is not strange that he
should have selected this house for n
robbery that should help him In his
"He need not npologize to me," said
Mildred. "I don't deserve it."
When tlie elder Mr. Vane returned to
his home on the following day, he
heard the story of ills son's adventure.
It lost nothing by Mildred's telling.
The young mail appeared as her res
cuer from the clutches of a desperate
brigand. The fact that both Dr. Vane's
eyes were slightly discolored evidenced
his lii-roism to one who knew nothing
about (he Incident of the book.
it tratisplred thai the tmarrel be
tween father hud son turni-d upon a
(liiestioh of marriage. Vane junior ob
jecting to uniting himself for life to the
bride selected for him wlien both
were children. As a matter of fact,
the fat Iter's ieV.-s had somewhat alter
ed in tlie course of years, and he was
ready to seize upon the adventure hen;
narrated ns a pretext Tor the beginning
of a reconciliation which became com
plete a few months later, when tho
young physiblaii. with Mildred's full
autlimi.atluu, suggested her as a sub
stitute, for the dhugliter-ln-law that the
elder Van'e had originally chosen.
According to n cynic, every one mar
ries nowadays except a few foollsli
women and some very wise men. New
There arc about 120 vessels to
arrive at Hawaiian ports, not includ
Tho W. G. Hall will take the place
of tho JIauua Loa on the island rim
while revmiriny is being done nnd the
Miknlmla will take the place ot the
W. G. Hall.
During the last few moonlight
evenings there has been melodious
singing on tho look out at Kahului.
Wonder who tho nightingales could
Tho now steamer John Ena r.ow
under construction on the Coast for
the Inter Island Co. will in all pro
bability reach here some time during
Tho Maui came in last Sunday
morning about 10:30 A. with
mail and (i!) Portugucso for the
Hawaiian Comercial it Sugar Co.
but left abaut 1 P. M. for Hawaii.
No news has yet been received of
the whereabouts or fate of the Ameri
can ship wachusett. w. E. Mlghell,
her irrineipal owner, has not, how
ever, entirely despaired of the ship's
arrival at tho Islands. Unless fire
has overtaken her, he thinks she
may yci bo heard from.
The report of Admiral Bradford,
Chief of the Naval Bureau of Equip
ments, says that the survey by the
United States steamer Nero for a
trans-Pacific submarine telegraph
cable between Honolulu and the Phi
lippines was most successfully accom
plished, and that a satisfactory route
for an all-American cab'e to connect
the Pacific Coast with, the outlying
colonial possessions of the United
States in the Pacific and with China
and Japan has been discovered, thor
oughly explored, surveyed and map
ped. The bureau is now ready to
lay the cable at any time.
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Vessels in Port--Kahulul
Am schr S. T. Alexander, Ipscn,
from San Francisco.
Am Sp Columbia, Matson, from
Am Brgn Lurline, Shaube, from
Island sch Alice Kimball from
Nov. 25. Str Maui, Sachs, from
Honolulu, (i'J Portuguese.
Nov. 28. Am brgtn Lurline,
Shaube, 29 days from S. F., mdse.
Nov. 23. Island schr Alico Kim
ball, from Honolulu, cars for K. I?.
Nov. 2S.Str Claudine, from Ho
Fov. 25. Str Maui, for Hawaii.
Nov. 28. Str Claudine, for Hana.
Dec. 1. Am schr S. T. Alexander,
Ipscn for S. F. 5000 bags cf sugar
and 7 passengers.
Am Sch Mary Dodge, from Ta
coma. Am bk A J Fuller, from Tacoma.
Am Sp Henry Failing, from New
York, 211 days out, Corrugated Iron
& railroad ties. '
B. P Cheney from Tacoma. An
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John D. Tallant from South Ame
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