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With all the advantages of
youth, education and good looks
and no vocation other than the
enjoyment of wealth, the hero of
our present story chose rather
to sacrifice his case and com
fort on the altar of his duty as a
citizen. Hia city called him to
save her from spoliation -and
corruption, and he responded to
the call. To lure him from the '
path of right canu the seduc
tions of lava and the claims of a
reyercil parent s memory, allied
with the mighty forces at the
command of political and finan
cial malefactors. The firmness
with which "the man of the
hour," singled out for the high
est post in a great municipality
by those who saw in him only
a weakling and a tool, resisted
the very forces that had elevated
him for their own purposes to
official power will be an inspi
ration to the reader, as it has
been an uplifting force in the
minds of thousands who have
witnessed its theatrical repre
CHAPTER II CONTINUED
(From last Saturday)
"M.v'liusbsuJ,"lprultleil Mm. ll.Minelt
complmciitly. "always said that the
men who rose highest In the money
world readied their lofty place over
tho dospolletl bodies of hunilio.ls of
tlcttiim. Thank Co.!, my buy has no
such parental record to look hark on.
My husband was one man In a mil
lion tlu' soul of lio:uir tiotli In busi
ness and In private life. You've rend
of lil splendid civil war record. Tlien
h? went l:i! hualtiivn r.s u contractor
and engineer r.ad earned a fortune,
every dollar of which was honest.
TIuI'h something to be proud of In
tlieio money loving tlmoH,"-
"What was tin' name of the flnanelcr
who ruined Mr, Garrison?" iiskod D.ll
I.ik. Htlll tiatinted by tbe narrative she
lind Just beard.
"No one knows. It was suppressed
at tliu time. The facts In the written
confession left by Mr. Jurrlf.ni) be
came public property; but. through po
v lltlcal, Inttueuco, tbe nair.o of the man
responsible for the tragedy was sup
pressed. Here I sit chatting on dole
ful topics, while those two young peo
ple are running nil over the pluco uu
chaperoned, 1'xcuso mc, won't you,
unit I'll look them up?"
She smiled ut Alwyn as sho left tho
room, and his answering smile showed
how fully lie understood unit appre
ciated her mothe In leaving him alone
Willi n.illaH Wiilnwrlght. Perhaps Dal
las, too, understood, for the miulo as
though la fi.llow Mrs. Bennett out Into
the lawn. Hut Alwjn stepped between
her i:ii I the u ludoir.
"Don't go Just ct." he bogged. "I've
mi much to talk over ulth .toil. When
they ciime In u were speaking of that
paragraph about Glbbs and yourself.
You don't love him, do you, Dallas?
Tell tne you do.i't!"
''What right li ive you to ask mo such
"Only the right that my love for you
gives me, dear heart. You must have
known I lined j ou even though I've
net or said It I efure. I lov jou, Dal
las, though till today. I think, I ueter
realize I bow much. Tell me It Isn't
true that you're going lo marry (Ilbbs."
"Kwu If It weren't true I should not
marry .ton. Alwyn,"
The exclamation v. a:: wrung uucon
selously from bis whitening lips. It
was us I'jouk'i ii pang of physical pain
li'id pierced lilm.
"I wouldn't marry joit," went on
Dallas, though I'mire gently, "becuuso
you don't really low me."
"I do', I do! Willi my whole heart,
"Oh, Alwyn'" she exclaimed tilth nl
most motlier-IMje tolerance, "ttliat n
ihlld you ure! What n mere child!
Home one 'tries to take away from joh
a plaything jou'tu grottn used tu hav
ing. You never eaied especially about
the playthlug before: but. now that
jou're In duuger of losing It, .yon cry
out": 'OU, I love It! I love It!' You'll
, so in llud uuolher toy tlut'll :uuke jou
"Dnllas, you arc unfair! You bnra
no right to treat my lore for you s
"As If It were n mere whim? Isn't
It? Now, don't cay 'No.' but look me
In the cyc and answer one question.
If Scott 01 libs hadn't proposed to lue
Jf that' paragraph bad not appeared In
the paper would you have come here I
today and told me you loved tne? No. I
you kirnv you wouldn't!"
"Don't talk like that, dear!" implored
Bennett. "I tell you I love you! More
than I ever dreamed n woman could bo
loved. I love you! I"
"There's an easy way to prova It,
"What way? Anything"
"lly doing nonicthliiR to make mo
feel proud of you. I don't feel so now.
I could not marry n man who loiters
his life away a mini who sits ldl
while others are througtug past him In
the upward climb. You are rich,
thanks to your father's efforts. What
have you done with that wealth? If
you've done i:o harm with It you'te nt
least put It to no good use. You are
young, talented, highly educated.
What have jou done with your juuth,
your talents, your education? How
hate you used them for your own bet
terment or for your fellow men's?
What have you to offer ine? Money?
li.iclal position? I have plenty of Ixith.
What else can you offer we? Nothing
"My love, for one thing. I can offer
"In what Is your love 'better than
any other man's? Ilehlnd It Is uot
a record of hard work, of self sacrifice,
of achievement -of any of the things
that go toward making love strong and
enduring and beautiful to make It a
support that a woman can lean ou for
life? What have yos to offer me or
auy other woman?"
There was a silence. Yet tvbeu lieu
nctt spoke there was n uew note In
bis voice a ring of u wakening strength
that Imprcsed Dallas In spite of her
self that sent a wholly strango thrill
through her and set her heart to beat
lug with unwonted quickness.
"Yqu are right," said be. "I have
done nothing. I've been content to be
a rlih man's son, aiid I've nothing to
offer that Is worthy youra.ccppgpjc,
but (hat does not mean I never shall
hate. And by the grace of God I
shall! You've put things In s.new light.
I see them as I never did. It Isn't a
wholly ple.it.ant experience, but It's
good for me. There's nothing yet that
I'm fitted to do, but I'll llud something,
never .fear. And when l do"
"Don't say there's nothing you're fit
for," protested Dallas. 'Tli'.'ro's uoth
lug .toil couldn't accomplish If oncu
jou set yoiuselr to It. Why, Just think
of those speeches jou made for Mr.
Lordlier last campaign. They were
line. I was so'V
. "Oh, those amounted to nothing. I
Just did It to obllgu him. And, be
tides. It wus fun tu sway the crowds."
"That's Just it. You did It for fun
mil for A friend. Why uot do some
thing In earnest nud for joursclf? The
world Is fairly bristling with oppor
tunities for guilt a man i,s you. (J rasp
thine opportunities. Won't you?"
"Yes! And when I do is there any
hope that you ttlll?"
"I have given MY. (Ilbbs no promise.
( told him to wait."
"Then my thuuee Is ns good as his.
from now on I am going lo drop tho
role of t li.li man's sou and be some
thing on my owu account. If you have
faith In mo If you bellevo In uie-lf
there is a ghost of a chance that you
can some day lovo me"
"I bnvo faith In you, Alwyn," hr
answered softly, letting her band lie
passive in his grasp. Then, withdraw
ing It with a pretty gesture of petu
lance, sho added:
"Only I wish It didn't always re
quire a blow to rouso you to action.
Did you over happen to notlco that
trait In yourself?"
"Why, no. I don't quite understand."
"Then hero's an instance that will
show you what I mean: In your senior
ycur at Yale when you were playing
halfback ou tho varsity cloven I saw
my first football game. It waB against
Princeton. You were the only man on
either team I know, bo I watched you
from first to
last. Llttlo as I
ball, I could sco
you were play
ing a clever,
tious came. Uut
it wuau't a fight
In? game uot
tbe sort of game
that curries ev
It. Then, In the
necond half, in
oneof tho scrim
mages I sutv a
strike you. Oh,
It was a das
tardly.cowardly blow! Hestruck
you when your
"l'ouucrc the collcgt
hem the tiuiii ul
head was turned utruy. You sutv who
It was, mid you mudo no appeal to tho
referee, but In the next scrimmage
you broke that nun's collar bono aud
stunned lilm. lie was curried sense
less fjoiji the. Hold,, and you kentou1
ou had begun to play" a fighting
game, and It carried you through the
. ... . ....
i-rnimiuii nue lor inc. uuiy luucuuoivu
""" ""- " """ ",c b't " .
Yale. You were the college hcro-tb
man or me uour. uut u tooic a mow
to rouse you
Now do you under-
"Yes, I think I do. I'erhaps you're
right. I certainly remember the blow
well enough. Do you happen to know
who It ttus tnat struck me that day ou
the football Held?"
No. I knew none uf tho player x-
lept you. Who"
It was Olhbs."
"I'm not likely to have forgottea.
Ask.ldm yourself. He ttjll remember
It. I fancy. It was a week Iwfore he
left tbe Infirmary." '""
"But 1 can't realize that Mr., Gibus
would do such a thing! It va fo
"Ob. don't bold It against htm
was excited anil'
"Tell Mr. I'liehtu I'll, sec htm In the
library," called Walnwrlght from' the
"More politics!" exclaimed Dallas.
"Come, shall we go out to the tennis
Tbey passed through the opeu French
wlndow'tis Walnwrlght uud Glbbs en
tered the library from the opposite
"The alderman's a little behind time."
sal.l Wplnwrlglit. "lie's a character In
his way. You'll bo Interested lu meet
ing him. Glhbs."
"Mr. l'heljn." announced the butler.
"I know my own name, mm." re
marked a voice behind him. "You
needn't go biillerln'. It at me Like I was
belli' ratified ut un east side liifc'tug
Morula", Mr. Wnlniv right. Maybe It
was you he wax hollerlu' at."
"Yim'ii' a little late, alderman." sal, I
"1 always am. Let the other feller
du the wait In'. That's n.v motto, und
many u giol hour's time I've sired by
It. Who's .tour friend?"
"!r (Ilbbs of (llhhs & Norton. Mr
(JIM s. this Is Alderman I'hel.iu "
( "Of the Klghth," amended 1'hclan
"Only man to carry his ward list elec
tion riinnln' Independent. I'll used to
mcci..,vnti. Yes, f iiyr i air Inde ;y ndent.
'Awynviii, as Wnluwrlglit here can tell
you. l!on-lg.uiV out ligalu-'t mo this
year, nud heM git carrloj away by
some fool I !c't that he van down me
next campaign." ' -
"Can be?" asked Glblu politely,
"Can ho?" roared I'lielun, his close
clipped hair n-brlstle. "Can be? Can
.4 Me nun ii PhtUitu
chesty Dick Horrlgau down Alderman
Jimmy I'helan? Well! Notlilu' to It,
son. Wlicn I'm through With Dick
Horrlgau he'll have worried himself so
thtu they'll have to wear glasses to
shave lilm. I'll bury lilm so ileep tbls
full that they'll never llud hlin .till tbey
start dlgglu' a subway to China." '
"You seem pretty confident," observ
"Confident? Why not? Why not, I
ask you? Why wouldn't I bo confident?
Is there a voter lu the 'ward black,
white, yellow or greenhorn that I can't
call by bis first namo and usk after
all bis children by uume? Is, there a
voter n the ward I haven't staked to
coal or outings or bull or boozo? Ib
there? If so, namo lilm to mo. l'ut a
name to him. They're my friends
twelve months qf every year, not Just
at election time. Uorrlgan, Indeed!
Say, If be starts runulu' any man lu
my ward bo'll have to sight htm by a
tree to sco If he's makln'' any. progress
or uot Horrlgau, bey?"
"Come, come, alderman," Interposed
Walnwrlght. "Why don't you and
Horrlgau suioko tho pipe of peace?
"Tbe only pipe me an' Dick Uorrlgan
will ever como together over will bo a
yard of lead pipe, an' my list will be
at one cud of that an' his thick bend
at tli other."
"ltltt" rAmniiatr,tt,1 Wnlntvrltttif "Im
Is n strong num. Is It safe to iight
"Why Isn't It? IIo's got to come into
th'o I'lghtb to lick me, nnd 'he'll tie
about as strong there as a barkecp's In
fluencc with tho I'rohlbltlou party.
Besides, I like a light. I'm tho original
Ston. look und listen' s brnal at Troubla
"A". apersoiiiiLfiivnr to monklei;-
fjr) ? mf
man." wlieedled . Wnlnn right In Ills
moBt persnalv;iauner, "won't you
niake a frleed or florrlgau
Td1giaiuy,ontte you by makln' a
Bne. faab.lonabrifV' rolllck'ln' funeral of
ktt uut tr!end-frle:iis"
.'BUt if asked'hlm here to meet yo'u '
wouldn't you try, to be cordial to
"I sure vroatf-as cordial ns a bank
rupt to a rent collector. He'd be as
pretty near ai welcome as a broken
; "I'm sorry you-look at It that way,
alderman, bccaM I've asked him to-
day." ' S
I "To come, here? Quit jour JoshlnT'
"But ut doesn't know he'll meet
"A' ho'JI never Ond It out. for I'm
on toy way. I'd sooner meet a p'rude
from Hi contagion hospital."
"Of course. If you're really afraid of
"A f rulil of him I'1 snarfml I'helnn.
coming to n full slop at tile door and
then rctunilug to the middle of the
room. "Afraid of Dick llorrleunl
Show me tbe man I'm ufruld to meet
and I'll meet him tilth pleasure Just
to show you It's a He. As for"-
;.Mr. Itorrlgin!" came the butter's
announcement from the threshold.
The mail who followed the eiinouiice
meut was one who curi'.ed In his bear
ing the chief reasons for his success.
Toll, stout, square of Jaw. square of
brow, hard of mouth, he seemed tu
dominate bis very s-irroundlugs und tu
exhale a rough forcefulness that car
ried nil before It. ills physiognomy
tluit uf the lioru
lighter,, as well
un leader tbe
man that ucl
ther gives uot
I'roni the ,duy
hen us u ferry
ticket seller be
bud laid tbe
his later for
I'ur a montrnt'iU
enemies ;uccd tndt i. .(pj Karvi!r al
, - , policeman, con
.tractor, politician aud ' boss, be bad
fought ids ttay ever Ho the front by
that same force, backed by a1 bulldog
pluck, n genius for organization nnd a
mentality wholly devoid of scruple and'
It could not be, said britlcbard Hor
rlgan that ids murals 'were bad. Ho
simply had no morals at all, HY' con
tact with men or higher .culture than
tils own he bad lost-bW'early Incorrect
ness aud tulgarlty of speech. Ills dom
ineering roughness 'of manner be bad
tio wish to lose, it wus'by far too vsl
tiablo an asset.
"Good morning. "Mr. Walnwrlght,"
began Horrlgau, with a breezy fa
miliarity, as lie strode Into tho library,
q'ulto unabashed at finding himself In
the. presence of tbe dreaded finance
king. "I'm a bit' ahead of, time, but"
aI!e stopicd short, with a grunt of
rage. Ills ejes bad, fallen on l'belan.
Bristling like u plucky terrier at tbe
onset of a mastiff, tbe alderman stood
bis ground, giving .the boss glare for
Aud so for a moment tbe enemies
faced each other.
OltKIGAN was' first to break
the tense silence.
"What's tbls here for?" be
growled. Indicating Pbelan
with a, contemptuous' Jeric of tbe bead
and addressing no one In particular.
"Ask your friend Walnwrlght,"
grunted I'helun, with equal roughness,
"I you sec," began Walnwrlght con
clllatlugly, "I didn't like to see two
such first rate chaps at odds -with each
other, so 1 wanted to bring you to
gether hero to"
"Ob.'youdld, did your' sneered Uor
rlgan. "And what did rbolamsay to
"I said," snapped Pbelan before bis
bost could reply"! said I'd see you In
. . firstr
"Same here, twice over!" 'said Hor
"But," Interposed'TValnwrlght coax
Ingly, "is there no"way"-
"No," retorted' 'Jlorrlgan, bis deep
voice rumbllug'far down iri bis throat.
"There Isn't Look here,' I'bolanl I'm
out for your scalp, and I'm going to get
It!" ' '
"Come on, look for. Itl'f crowed The
Ian. fairly bopplug upland dowu in
rage and excitement "Come a-ruunln't
An' Svblle, you're huutln' my scalp
dou't' overlook one bet I'm' after
"Mine, you little ahrltnpt Wliy"
"Yes, yours, Horrlgan, you cur.
You're pretty chesty an strong stand'
,n' ?n ibt t(?'' ot ,ho orgiynlzatlon. but
lyou'ro no blooinln' statue of Liberty.
ion can tie torn down, and' hero s tho
nian who's golu' to do, tbe tcarin.
Me Aldcruiau Jimmy Hielan of tbe
'.!', i .. . . '
I ' u nlt tb.a' tot ' , You'll
r ""' u' '" lu '". wuen cue eiec
"Lct It go t that for keeps.- I"
gan, 'If.tfiN "mis" the business you
wanted to tlk over with mc here"
"It Isn't," assured the thoroughly un-
comfortable financier. '
uui men we cau get uown to real .
business perhaps when this fellow's
'That lets me out." observed I'hoian
cheerfully as he picked up bis bat.
"G'by. Mr. XVnlnwrlght. G'by, Mr,
Glbbs. Horrlgjn. I'll" .
"But you'll -stay to lunch, alderman.
won't you?" urged llorilgau. with an
effort at cordiality that deceived no
"No, thanks," replied I'helnn. "When
the curtain's down and the orchestra's
gone homo I, don't need no usher to
poke nie In Ithe ribs to tell me the
show's out. As for sfayln" to break
bread with Dick Hon Igau. I'd sooner
have a Jolly llttlo grub fest with Wiley's
poison sqaad. Goodby, all. Horrlgati,
as ror you, some nay in cross two
sticks of dvnaniltc under tou and vnu'lt
scatter bo wldetlutt the Inquest over
your p'lltlcal remains ttlll bavo to bo
held lu fourtccii counties."
I nm so sorry. Mr, Uorrlgan, that
this should buyo happened lu my
house,", ssld Walnwrlght as the irate
alderman stalked out, leaving the boss
staring after him lu dumb fury, "I
meant It for the liest nud
"Mr; Walnwrlght." Interrupted Hor
rlgun, tenting bis pent-up ttruth on his
dismayed bost, '"this old world of ours
Is white with 'bodes 6f failures, of
fools, of deadbcats. lu other words,
of folks who 'meant It for the best'
Now let's get down to business."
"Klrst let .ue Introduce Mr. Glbbs.
"Glad to ulcct him. but he'll excuso
mc when I say I never talk business,
when 'tbe re's a third party around. No
offense. Mr. (llhhs .lust walk out and
take n look at tbe tlew, like a good
boy, won't you? Thanks."
Glbbs. ut St warning look of appeal
from r Walnwrlght, cheeked -thft angry,
retort that sprung to his lipi." turned
on his beel and walked o'lt Horrlgan,
who bad observed tbe glanco exchange
d between the two men. grudgingly
uerapieo. 10 soiien mo eneci or nis
brusquencss. , , , ,,,,
"I didn't mean, to ruuU-'ouf.Arkodi"
said, be, " "but riiclau riled mc; andil
took it out on the im man 1 spoke to.
What ou earth set you to having Pbk
Ian here to' meet me for. anyway"
"Just as I said. I wanted to Win him
over to us. Wo will need esry strong
, we clm get tUg fa Wg
You know a lot about finance. Mr.
TValnwTlght. ltut you're a lank out
sider lu politics or you'd netcr have
made such a break. I cau't compro
mise with Pbelan even If I wanted to.
no's stood out against mc, and I've
got to smash him. If be could defy me
and get away with It. other leaders
would think they could do ltlbb, and
In less than no time tbe organization
would bo split up Into a dozen'factlons,
and I'd bo down aud out. Understand?
I'vo got to look out for discipline It I'm
to bold tbe place I've won. When n
man In tho organization starts a fight
against me. I must down him. There's
no turning back. That's why I'm boss,
Every man In tbe crowd kuows he's
got to obey me or fight me and that if
It's fight It's a battle to tbe death.' And
bo's tho man who docs the dying, not
I. Now, you understand? So wo can
get to business. What" v
But business scorned this morning
luted, to many Interruptions. The lat
est came in tbe form of Judge New
man, wno, bustling into tho room with
nil bis customary pompous dignity,
suddculy stopped in bis tracks and
wilted at sight of the boss.
"Good morning, Mr, Horrlgan," said
tbo Judge ingratiatingly, wriggling un
der tho boss' glower. "I bopo I'm uot
hero too early and that Mr:" Waln
wrlght has Interceded for"
"l'or your reuomluatloul" queried
Uorrlgan, speaking as though to a dis
graced servant "If thut's wbat you're
here for you might bavo spared your
self tho trouble. Wbat I told you be
fore still goes."
"But, Mr. Uorrlgan, consider bow
long I've been on tho'boncb, and"
"And it's time you got your nose out
ot tbe feed bag snd gave some one else
a chance. You are"
"I'm growing old, Mr, Horrlgan!"
pleaded tbe thoroughly cowed Judge.
"How can I go back to law practice
and compete with younger men? Be
sides, Mrs. Newman dec-lures"
"I can't help that," returned Horrl
gau, qulto unmoved! "You've bad your
share. We'vo got to look out for our
own actlvo workers for tbo men we
can count on to do the right thing."
"But, Mr. Horrlgau," protested tbo
Judge, "I alwajs try to do wbat la
"I said 'the right thing," corrected
tbo boss. "See tho difference?"
"Excuse me, Judge," Intervened
Waluwrlgbt "If you'll leave this mat
ter In my hands, I will try to convlnco
Mr, Horrlgan of your fitness. Just
leave It nil to me." i
"Oh, thank you so much, Cbarlesr"
cried tho relieved Judge "I'm sure 1
cau count ou you. Mrs. Newman will
bo so grateful. Weli, I won't detain
you nuy longer, Goodby."
"Goodby, Judge," answered Waln
"Goodby, Mr. Horrlgan," went on'
Judge Newman, tvjth effusion.
A grunt from llorrlgini, who had'
turned bis broad back on the tlsltor, '
wus the only reply, and the Judge de-1
parteiMo bear the message of hope to
Mrs. .-xewuiun. ;
"Hnve jou any special objections to
.ipirmnii: ukkcu i umwrigui.
"No," snld, Horrlgau, "except I think
perhaps there's men who enn do better
by ut. You know how much It means
sometimes to hnvc the right Judge han
dle your case.'
"I think at n pincn wo can manage "Who? Thnnps-ui? Absurd!"
Newman, and"- "I don't know I'd rather"- .
"Oh, If It Is a favor to you. all right. "o;ise:ie. It's Thompson, my prl
But It doesn't do those Judiciary fel-' v.He secretary, a limn Mho's tieen with
lows any. barm to keep them guessing mc .,, ;,.arK- trm llm r8..
awhile. It tames 'cm and teaches "em , "i'...t j ,'t. i ,oll't trust anybody,
to mlud-sort of keeps them lu their y,.,,,) ,, inf so up other rmm."
nlnres. vnu know. And now won't rou
tell that butler of yours not to let us
Walnwrlght eomplM. tuvj fm tvr
settled down to their ilefcrreii tnls.
"How about the election this fall?"
began tin1 ilunneler.
"We're, already aruwliig! but. Just be.
ttieen you ami inc. It's going, to Is- a
Vot light The people n large, seem tu
)i u little sore ou the organization A
Vw 'deals lately luite IsVn a iHl'-'-raw
itid Home uf.tbe papers ure l:i-. 'ug
Iih'iI i.oid! If It wasn't for the tiers-aiH-r-
what n t-liii-li a Isms would huc
u ruu-ili.g a tit.'! It M be like taking
letinles fitim u baby's bank. Hut" ,
"Then you think there Is some doubt
bout the clef :lnnK"
"I wouldn't pi so f.ir ns Unit. It'll If
tussle, but with plenty of rush and
le right inii'i fur inii.iiir-iii.irk me. I
ly 'uud tbe rl alit man'-we ought to
"The wimn! ri' fqll of "right men.'"
eplled V" ' T,'i turtle' Is
'' III-'' ..ii-hler 'I bat l
by I uski. . ie t '.ley This Is
tbe point l'ul getting at: As soon as
election Is sufcly otcr tho Borough
Street railway .will apply for a fran
chise for n car line from 1 Hunk avenue
to Dash street along tho river front."
"I see!" nodded Horrlgau "And, ii"
you own the City Surfaco Hue and us
that Is Iho'Horough 'Street railway's
worst rival, you want tho lloroiighs
franchise' bill killed when It comes be
fore the board of aldermen."
"You're tyi-oug. To purapbrnso your
own words, you know u lot nlsuit poli
tics. I.wniit-tlieJtintiURh Street rail
way's , franchise granted, uud 1 want
tne rrnuentse to no iorpoiuiii,
"But I, don't see. what yolir driving
nt. It you Intend to.mcrge the Borough
Street railway wltU your ow u llty Sur
face lln'o'jts charier will become vol.1."
"I dou't meau to inergu them. I own
both roads, nud I run them separately,"
"Tbo '- youMo!" '
"That's a llttlo surprise, cb? I
haten't inado. any parade uf It. I Just
went quietly to- tt'ork,' through Glbbs,
nnd bought up n majority of the Bor
ough stock. Now don't you see how
the grunting otjho franchise uud tho
news that I control the road will work
when they are made known?",
"Sure! It'll send that stock sky
'high. You'll scoop lu u million or two,"
"A million on two!" echoed Wain
wrjsbt scornfully. "Nearer"-. -
litjjv M ft m 0"' ' "-JkjLJK
- a i A
"Hold on'" fiitrrrupied
u-iat's that nole'"
He hid Jumped to UU feet tilth on
nlaerlty that was surprising in si largt
,, ,.,, . .r!, nenlm? lntenilr.
-mat clicking" nM.nl Walnwrlght
"Oh. that's only the private wire In my
"I'rltate wire? Ary operator?"
"Of course. Why?"
"Fuppw he, fdsoulit happen to be
llrtenlts to tlJ"
"I i-uti't. Iii his niiwiice sumo im-
iort. ut u-cirnr might come, nnd ,If he
nsn't there on the tery moment toi
tiMiis.nlt It to mc I might lue thou
'Oinls. He's all right If ever a man
nil. I trust lilm I npllcltly."
"Oh all rl'ihl. tlun. Goon with what
.toil were snjliii'."
"I want the liiriug'i Street railway
fra:ihUe uuide perpemal, Catch my
"Sure Iti't t''e papi'is nnd the prop
erty liolde s wIP m ike n big kick."
"I.e; tat in "" .e.t i soon get boarso
nnd li.i . i- tu rest their throats. As long
as wc get the tons what do wo euro
"Yes. es!" agreed the Ikiss Inrpa
tleutly. "That's nil right, but what I
want to know Is, How does all this
Horrluan threw himself back In bis
vmr. uptllted cigar In one corner of
his mouth, thumbs In waistcoat una.
holes aud eyed his host quizzically,
Walnwrlght did not cten pretend not
to understand. Still, Instead ot giving
a direct answer be went on with seem
ing Irrelevance: "
"1 mil a public spirited citizen. I be
lieve chic welfare would suffer by any
change lu municipal administration, so
to keep the present party In power I
nm willing to donate to It $-(n,000 to
ward election expenses
"I bat sounds pretty good ns far as It
goes, but nia.t be ou dldn t bear some
thing I asked you n mluiilu ago. Whit
I want to kiiovv.fs, Ilow does all tills
.'I'm coming to that. As I said, 1
nm it piihlk' spirited iltlreu. I'm also
u good friend null a good friend tbat
I'm nlwayH glad to put my friends on
o anything In the market that looks
partlculuily promising. Suppose I car
ry for your account nt the market
price (unit's '-') Just nowi l.'.'ioo shares
of Borough Street railway stock?
"If that frniichlfe Is granted, Bor-J
ougli stock will go up ut least 'J5 points
ttltbln two days. That would clear up
for jou n protlt of let's see about
Ilor-'yn lind pulled a iencll from
hl.s poel'.et nud wus figuring on tho
back of uu cutclope.
"Ycr." be nil 1 at lart; "that's right.
KITiVXjo. That would be my prollt,
while yours would run Into the mil
lions. That's not trnrin enough friend '
i hip for me."
"Surel, that Is n geuerous"
"(Icnciom-. i:iu,tle. but I'd like some
thing munlHivnt nay '.'."..(Kri slmrcfl nt
Ui. Tin u nt Hie -." point Jump I'd
make I'd make"-consulllug Ids Og
u.'i's on the envelope "somelhli g over
$i',',;o.rn. Tbat sounds better lo me.
"But Mr. Uerrlgan"
"Yon'ti' gut my terms. Take 'cm or
"Oh, ver. well." conceded Waln
wrlght, with lame gracIuuiFiicrs. "Any
thing In oblige n:i old friend,"
"(iool! So we get f-ua.WJO for elec
tion cvpciibcs. nud my personal ac
count lecelves 25.(K)0 bluires at 03."
'Qulli' so. And nov"
"And now comes tlie qureilon of tlw
rlglit win for t!i.i;or Wo"
Again Uorrlxau paused, rlsltig to ids
feet Kteallhlly, like toiiiv ponderous
cat, his lii'iid bent slightly, ns though
catching n faint illstnnt soiuidj.
(Continued Next Saturday)
MARKED FOR THE
j Almut three years ago Mrs. t Ilftkcs
o'f St3 Klrkliam etnit. Oakland.' Cul.,
culled at our ollli'n with n clrl thlrferu
iriirs olil.- tlin latter wink und listless.
Him stattil that she lud lout u daughter
throuKh kl.lney illseasa unit tlie iloctoni
now t..ld her tills one was In the same
ti nu.l that shu could Hie nut a short
The nioiher was nearly distracted. tVe
tnl.l her Unit lclilnc) illsenso wns rallj
Inll.inun.itlnn of tlm klitnty and that It
w-as In fact Incurublo umler the old illurc
lira, nil of which were kidney excitants,
hut that uu emollient for kidney Inllam
matlon had Ikcii lUscotcred anil that tha
ihllil woulil prubably recotcr, Tho inotli
cr took the treatment with tier.
We skin tlins yenrs.
A fi-tv mouths n bo Mr. Ifetkes called
wlih u iH'iiutlful oune girl. Who was tho
vcr picture of health. ho Introiluceil,
her as tho ilylmr n.itlent of three years
ns-o. ami told us to refer niutxjdy In tha
world to her. Hho stated tho ns'overy
was complete about the elevinth wis;k.
Kor tho only eiiiollleut for Intlamiiiatloit
of the klilaeys, tho world lias eter seen,
ask for lulton's Itenal l"onipouiid. iat
crature iu.iIKhI fr.M..
joiin j. rui.TON co. ,
Honolulu Drue Co. l'ort St.. am nur
sole local . nm-uis. Ask for bimonthly VI
IJullctin of lato recotcrlrs. It H
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