Hearts of Three Approaches a Climax in Today's Installment J
The Pelican's Parliament.
DELICAN BEND, in the Missouri River, near St Charles,
Mo., is the scene of a great annual gathering of peli
cans. There is a big flat bar in the river there visited by
vast flocks of pelicans that migrate from South to North
in the Spring and from North to South in the Fall.
This Day in History.
THISus the anniversary of the execution of the Scottish
hero, Sir. "William Wallace, in 13Q5 by ihc. English.
His defeats of the English angered Edward I. and he was
outlawed and captured. Tried in Westminster one day,
he was hanged, drawn, quartered and beheaded the next
When a Girl Marries
A ROMANCE OF EARLY WEDDED LIFE
Anne Trying to Save Phoebe Finds
That She Is Under the Domination
of West, Sheldon and Ewy
By Anne Lisle.
CWhose newspaper serial are Hniqm
I& popalar appeal and cleverness
-.,. CHAPTER GLXVL
(Copyright, 1919. JOng Features
MARDLY had Virginia departed,
leaving' me the difficult com
' . mission of trying to persuade
Phoebe to be a simple little girt
agabx 'instead of a gay young so
ciety woman, -when Jim telephoned.
"Anner lie exclaimed, with an air
of bj-eahless hurry. "Will, you
stuff a few duds into a, , bag and
send them down, to the station by
messengers? Cosby wants to chase
aprpse ta river to meet a'couple of
"the big fruit men .from the coast.
He asked me as a favor to come
As inspiration, came to me then, i
and. because of it I acquiesced so '
amiably vthat I could hear Jim gasp
as he went on: "
'Can't be back till tomorrow.
Do you mind being alone?"
"Don't worry about me." I an
swered. "I wouldn't particularly
mind being alone, but I think Til
ask Jeanle ox Phoebe to come over
"Ask 'em both. And. take 'em to
a, show If you like. Call Drysen
and get" decant seats while you're
about It. ' 111 ring you up first
thing when I get back. You're a
good .spprt. Anne. So. long."
A once I ' executed Jim's com
mands. Then I called "Virginia's
apartment and asked for Phoebe,
and when her voice came to me
over the wire, plunged right into
the midst of my plan.
"It's Anne, Phoebe, rm home
sick for you. It's months since we
had a good talk. Are you ready
for a. reunion?"
"Of course." replied Phoebe with
"Jim's -called out of town for the
night," I went on, trying to arouse
her enthusiasm. "Why can't you
and I go to a show and then you
come back here to protect jne from
ghosts and things?"
"I'm sorry, Anne, I'd like to,
but I have other plans. Shall I call
sister. She may be able to come."
"No. Virginia and I had a little
discussion this afternoon."
That was intended to-make-Phoebe
recollect the days when ray "dis
cussions" with Virginia hadn't left
us on speaking terms. Phoebe's
reply shewed thai my plan was be
ginning to work.
"Oh, I see. "Well. I don't like to
leave you alone. How would it be
;f I came te you after the party?
Xo wait; I've a real idea. "Will you
I accepted promptly. This was
even better than I bad dared hope
it would give me a chance to .study
at first hand the situation Pat had
reported. and it 'might present an
oppqrtunity I could use to wean
Phoebe away from Ewy and her
whole dangerous group.
fir ' !v k iJX I
The man who was f
TO HANG THE BC MtRKOK WHEA
THH OWNER OF THE SUITING
When Sheldon's car was announced
I hurried downstairs with a cocky
feeling that the situation was in my
hands and that Phoebe was as good
as "saved." The first hard jounce
to my calculations came with the re
alization that we were a party of
six that Tom Mason had been
brough along as my partner.
All through the dinner at a gar
ish place called the Red and Slack
Club, Tom behaved with a quiet
dignity pleasantly In contrast with
the conduct of the other men the
hilarity of which Pat had warned
me. And all through that dinner,
Phoebe, sitting between Sheldon and
Dick West, and flinging at each In
turn glances that seemed to lure
and tantalize reminded me rather
sadly of a snowflake misdirected
Into July instead of January.
"Where do we go from here?"
Sheldon demanded toward the end
of the meal, flinging his arm across
Phoebe's chair as he spoke, and
catching the end of her floating
chiffons between his long fingers.
Phoebe didn't stir, but Dick West
turned and stared at Sheldon's
There was a sullen glint in his
slightly close-set eyes.
"Why not to Cheng Fuey"s as
usual?" he demanded.
"Maybe Anne would rather"
"Afraid of Anne?" purred Ewy.
"She's no goody-goody, and sho
likes Oriental things as well as the
rest of us. Tommy, I saw a fan of
peacock feathers in a shop down
in Chinatown the other night. And
it seems to me it would just match
that blue robe you "
"Peacock feathers are unlucky,
interrupted Tom solemnly. "I car
ry a rabbit's foot on my watch
Chain, and a four-leaf clover in my
watch and under my coat lapel re
poses a pin I onoe found head to
ward me. So you can't lure me to
Chinatown after peaeook feathers.
But If that pretty little Toy Ten
is going to dance again I should
think any properly jealous blonde
would try to lure us away."
Every one laughed as if Tom
were being tremendously clover.
And I, who knew just how clever
he had been to defeat Ewys malice,
forced a quavering little smile.
"Want your chicken chow mein
and a-dance or two to give you the
appetite for it, baby?" asked Shel
don, his voice a little fuzzy as he
leaned toward Phoebe.
"The waltzes are mine!" chal
lenged Dick West, also leaning
across toward Phoebe.
As we got up to go. Ewy came
and slipped her arm through mine.
"I didn't realize what I was do
ing when I almost gave away that
you were the girl to whom Tommy
was making presents of wonderful
blue robes. Forgive roe, Anne?"
Tt doesn't matter." I replied with
far more indifference than I felt.
"I'm glad." acquiesced Ewy with
an air of understanding. "Isn't it
amusing what a little flirt our Baby
By FONTAINE FOX
man who was
LOCATE THE BEAM
WkMtar Bras cite.
is turning Into? Dick and Shelly
'are quite mad about her. She puts
my nose out of Joint, and I love her
for all that. And I do try to keep
an eye on her. You believe that,
don.'k,you. Princess Anne."
-!ii '- To Be continued.
' l -
fipHE minute when the hero takes the bright-eyed
i heroine' whispered "yes" on his lips
HE decides "111 ask her to-night."
SHE decides "If he asks me, then 111 say 'yes. "
And Mr. and Mrs. Dan, longing their necks behind
them, their four eyes stars, cheer under their breath,
"Hurroo! hurroo! for the power of suggestion!"
Advice to the Lovelorn
Romance of Widow and
DEAR MISS FAIRFAX:
I am a widow of forty-fire and en
gaged to a widower of nfty-flve. He
Is very Jealous of me and disapproves
even, of my women friends. He ad
mires a well-dressed woman, tint still
objects' to my dressing fashionably.
I am considered pretty and attractive,
and can't imagine why he hates to see
me dressed In anything but a hlgtv
necked, plain waist. I have a few
friends coming to the house, and the
other evening I noticed a decided fa
miliarity on nU part toward a certain
lady with whom I am hardly acquaint
ed. She happened to drop in with on
of my friends. I am sure he did not
know her before he met her here.
This man is considered a perfect gen
tleman, and enjoys the respect of every
one. After the above happened, I ex.
By Aline Michaelis.
WHEN August days bring heat
and haze to crowded thor
oughfares. I feel I must get
up and dust and leave my piffling
cares. For all day long I hear the
song of shaded, rippling streams,
when night winds blow I hear them
go a-singing through my dreams.
Though day by day I toil away to
meet my butchers' bills, I must ad
mit I'd like to hit the road to dls-
tant hills. I love the lights, the
goreous sights, the city's hum and
din that is, I do the whole year
through, till Summer time steps In.
And then I hear so sweet and clear
the calling woodland notes from
birds and bees and rustling trees,
a hundred, hundred throats. The
dusk and dew Are falling, too. the
moonrise and the dawn. That's
where I stop and nimbly hop to
put my watch in pawn. For, though
It's line to be In line for honors and
for gold, I'm telling you that they
will do for me when I am old. Yes.
it may be a 'century from now I'd
rather hear the ringing sound of
farthings 'round than any wood
land cheer. But up to date the,
"coin can wait the while I hustle out'
to some retreat that's cool and
sweet, to cop the wily trout. It
must be nice to have the price to
live for many moons on caviar and
all such fare, but I prefer plain
prunes. When old and bent, I'll
be content to hear the shekels fall,
but now I'm sure the woodland
lure's the sweetest song of all.
peeted a full explanation of his con
duct, but, to my surprise, he has never
mentioned it, though he knows I no
ticed It and acted coldly toward him.
1 imagine he has met her on the out
. -Dd this has caused me consider
able worry and anxiety. Would you
advise me to approach the subject to
him. or ignore the rumors I have heard
about the woman? What la your can
did opinion of this man?
. , TROUBLED.
This suitor of yours does not
sound altogether promising to me,
from your own account. You say he
Is1 Jealous, even In regard to your
women friends; and familiarity with
a guest in your house Is certainly
In questionable taste. I think it
would be more dignified for you to
Ignore this woman's advent In your
affairs, if you Intend to remain en
gaged to this man.
Soldier Fails to Make
Known His Return.
DEAR HISS FAIRFAX:
Since childhood I have known a boy
three years older than I am. He was
among those who went to fight for our
country. All the time he was away we
corresponded. In fact, his letters were
written to make me understand he
he really cared for me. Now, through
a girl friend, I hear that he has been
home for two weeks. Should I bather
about meeting him, as he has never let
me know that he was home? Though
I love him dearly. I have never shown
him that I cared. If I made any at
tempt to meet him. would he think
I was running after him?
A great many girls have writ
ten to me about similar experiences
with young soldiere. And one can
only judge, while In France, they
probably forgot their American
sweethearts. I do not think I
would go out of my way to meet
this young man, as it is up to him
to let you know of his return. If
you happen to meet him, however,
I should act cordially.
Is He Faithless?
DEAR MISS FAIRFAX:
My sweetheart was a soldier when
I met him at camp, where I used to
sing. When he left for France I told
him I would be "true blue," which I
was. When he returned, after eight
months, he seemed pleased to be with
ime again. He was dlvcharged, and
'went to his home In the West. I
heard from him every day until three
weeks ago Since then I have heard
nothing. I wrote to him. but have had
no answer. Gentlemen are asking me
to go to places, but I refuso them, t
am very attractive and am known
widely for my singing. ANXIOUS,
If you have written to the young
soldier and he has declined to ans
wer your letters, I cannot see how
you can be bound by mutual prom
ises that he has failed to keep.
1919. International restore Berries. Inc.
Puss in Boots
By David Ooryi
I saw a ship a-aaiUng,
A-saillng in tha sky.
And past the elouds of silver white
It vent a-raclng by.
Its wings were mad of purple silk.
As shlmmery as could be.
And it was full of pretty things
For baby and for me.
Thar were chocolates in the cabin.
And apples In the hold.
And round the big propeller spun
Just like a wheel of gold.
The four-an-twenty sailors
Were doves of milky white;
The captain was a downy goo.
With feathers snowy bright.
And when the airship came about
Upon the sea of bine
The four-nd-twnty little doves
Began to coo and coo.
AND then the airship descend
ed, much to the delight of
Puss Junior, who as I told
you In the last story, was now
traveling in New Mother Goose
"Ahoy there. Sir Cat! said Cap
tain Downy Goose leaning over the
rail of his airship, would you like
to said the skyblue sea. with mr
And you don't suppose tor a min
ute that' Puss Junior said no? No,
sireet He jumped right in, red
topped ..boots and all. and im a lit
tle while they were flying over the
tree-tops. The little dove sailors
trimmed the sails and scrubbed the
decks and every now and then went
down into the hold and brought up
chocolates and apples. And the
captain's wife and baby ate the
chocolates, and Puss Junior and
Captain Downy Goose ate the ap
ples! "This is the first time I've even
been in an airship." laughed Puss,
turning to the captain, whose bill
was Just biting off a big piece of
apple so that he couldn't reply for
a few minutes. So Puss didn't wait,
but went on to say: "I've been up
in a balloon and with the old lady
who rode on a broom to sweep the
cobwebs off the sky."
"You don't tell me." exclaimed
the captain, who had by this time
eaten the apple. "And did you like
"Wen, not as much as I did riding
with Old Mother Goose on her Gan
der," said Puss. "Do you know,
I've ben trying to find her little
house In the woods, but I've made a
mistake somehow. I'm in New
Mother Goose Land, but I don't see
how I got here."
"Don't let that worry you." re
plied the goose captain, and what
they did after that I'll tell you in
the next story.
(Copyright, 1910, David Cory.)
One to the Sex.
A lady, having left her umbrella
in a car, applied for it at the office.
"Oh, you ladies, you ladles," said the
official in charge, as he brought
about thirty umbrellas for her in
spection, "you are so terribly for
getful!" The lady smiled as she
kindly pointed out to him that, with
the exception of three, they were
all gentlemen's umbrellas!
HEARTS OP THREE
Regan Begins to Undermine All
Properties in Which Francis
opals et Presedtac Chapter)
yran&Is Morgan, descendant of Sir Sea- r
ry Morgan, historic buccaneer, decides to
paaa up activities of city life for a while
and plans a fishing trip. To Thomas
Began, stock operator, comas Alvares
Torres, a South Americas, who announces
be has a Up oa the location et treasure
buried" by Morgan in the old plrata days.
Regan "has an Idea.
young Horgaa sails far Best's Amsrtea
fa pursuit of the treasure. Upon landtag
be encounters strange young woman who
appears to mistake hlra for some one els.
He is flred upon by three natives aad
seeks safety aboard his vessel, tha
Francis learns ha and Henry, the mys
terious islander. gt both descendants et
Francis discovers bis resemblaae to
Henry was responsible for 'his peeaUar
greeting upon first landing es Boats
American territory. FracU aeonnters
Torres again. Francis Is saved from death
sa gallows and Henry Is arrested in his
place. Leoncla finds her fancy has stray
ed from Henry to Francis. Tbo two plot
to save Henry.
Francis. Geonlca and Henry elsda their
enemies and. go aboasA Francis" vJssfL
Tha Asgeuqus is paravM down ths coast.
Francis and bis party decide to go ashore
to elude their pursuers. They cam upon
treasure. Francis and bis friends sgaia
find themselves pursued and former bat
tles with foes to enable others to escape.
All members of the party are captured.
Henry and Jeff a- descend into pit o play
a strange gams. Francis finds csstodlaa
of pirate treasure. They fail lato a trap.
Old Priest's Chant falls to briar kay to
fortune from Cbla's ear. Francis decides
on exploration of pit. Oae of party fails
to death. Henry goes for help- The
frlsnds are reunited In the Valley of lost
Seals. Torres Is ordered to imbibe of
the drink of death. Help comes from ta
They meet the Qaeen. who Informs
the one of the party mast become be?
husband. Torres come-to life again.
Francis and party return to. the coast;
Francis marries the QQaeea. Francis
takes his bride to bis boms la New
Francis' wife learns of. bar husband's
love for Xeoncla.
Francis' wife leaves bim mysteriocs
ly in jealous fit. He" starts a search
In the meantime she finds Leoncia
razing at Francis photograph and
draws a polgnard to kill her but suc
cumbs t6 Iieoneia's strange power over
her and they become friends. The
Queen then leads a party Into the
Valley of Lost Seals to recover her
treasure and Torres and Jefe lead
Montana, Lode was still sickly na
der Mulhaneys unflattering and un
modified report, and "Weston, the
great expert sent out toy the Eng
lish investors, had failed to report
anything reassuring. For six months
Imperial Tungstom. earning, noth
ing, had been put to disastrous ex
pense in the great strikes which
seemed only just begun. Nor did
anybody, save the several labor
leaders who knew, dream that it
was Regan's gold that was at the
bottom of the affair.
The secrecy and the deadlines of ,
the attack was what unnerved Baa-
I com. All properties in which Fran
cis was interested were oeias
pressed down as if by a. alow-moving
glacier. There, was nothing
spectacular about the movement,
merely a steady, persistent decline
that made Francis' large fortune
shrink horribly. And, along with
what he owned outright, what he
held on margin suffered even great
Then had come rumors of war.
Ambassadors were receiving their
passports right and left, and half
the world seemed mobilising. This
was the moment, with the market
shaken and panicky, and with the
world powers delaying in declaring'
moratoriums, that Regan, selected
to strike. The time was ripe for
a bear raid, and with him were as
sociated half a dozen other big
bears, who tacitly accepted his
-Sut even they did not know the
full extent of his plans, sor guess
at the specific direction of them.
They were in the raid for what
they could make, and thought he
was in it for the same reason. In
their simple directness of pecuniary
vision catching no glimpse of
Francis Morgan nor of his ghostly
father at whom the blc blow was
Regan's rumor factory began
working overtime, and the first to
drop and the fastest to drop in the
dropping market were the stocks of
Francis, which had already done
considerable dropping ere the bear
market began. Yet Regan was care
ful to bring no pressure on Tam
plco Petroleum. Proudly it held up
its head in the midst of the gen
eral slump and eagerly Regan
waited for the moment of despera
tion when Francis would be forced
to dump it on the market to cover'
his shrunken margin in. other lines.
Bascom held the side of his face
in the palm of one hand and grim
aced as If be had a jumping tooth-
"Lord! Lord!" he reiterated. "The
market's gone to smash and. Tsa-
pico Pet along with It How she
slumped! Who'd have dreamed itr
Like a Fire Sale.
Francis, puffing steadily away at
a cigarette and Quite oblivious that
it was unlighted, sat with Bascom
in the tetter's private office.
"It looks like a fire sale," ho
"That won't last longer than this
time tomorrow morning then you'll,
be sold out, and me with you," the
broker amplified, with a swift
glance at the clock.
It marked 12 as Francis' swiftly
automatic glance verified.
"Dump in the rest of Tanrplco
Pet," he said, wearily. "That ought
to hold back until tomorrow."
"Then what tomorrow?" his
broker demanded, "with the bottom
out and everybody including the of
fice boys selling short."
Francis shrugged his shoulders.
"You know I've mortgaged the
house, Dreamwold, and the Adiron
dack camp to the limit."
"Have you any friends?"
"At such a time?" Francis coun
"Well, It's the very time," Bascom
retorted. "Look here, lorgan. I
know the set you ran with at col
lege. There's Johnny Pathmore "
"And he's in up to his eyes al
ready. When I smash, he smashes.
And Dave Donaldson will have to
readjust his life to about one hun-s
dred and sixty a month. And as for
Christ Westhouse, he'll have' to take
to the. movies for a livelihood. He
always was good at theatricals, aad
I happen to know he's got the
Ideal fUsa' face."
"There's Charley Tippery," Bas
com suggested, though itwaspateat .
that he was hopeless about It.
"Yes," Francis agreed, with espial
hopelessness. "There's only ose
thing the matter with him feis ,
father still lives." i
"The old cass never took a. fiyer
In. his life," Bascom supplemented.
"There's never a time he cant put
his hand es millions. And he still
lives, worse lack."
"Charley could get hlra to de it
and would, except tha ese thisg
that's the matter with me."
"No securities leftr his broker
Francis .nodded. " -
"Catch the old maa .partinr wjtk
a dollar without due formality.
- A CaS w sv Fries.
Tfeve'rtfceTessj si few' minutes Wer,
hoping' to find Charley Tippery in
his office during the noon hour.
Francis was sending his card. C
all jewelers and gem merchants Us
New York, the Tippery establish
ment was the greatest. Not ociy
that. It was esteemed the greater
jn the world. More of the, e!d--Tippery's
money was invested ba tn
great diamonds-corner than vr
those in the know of most things
khew of this particular thing.
The interview was as Francis hi d
forecast. The old man still hii
tight reins oa practically ever
thing, and the son had little kpe
of winning his assistance.
"I know him" he told Fraheis
"And though I'm going to wrest?
with him, don't pin an iota of faith '
on the outcome. I'll go to the bbx
with him, but that wilj be au:
alL The worst of it la that he a
the ready cash, to say nothing'
oodles and oodles of safe securlt'
and United States bonds.
,But you seet Grandfather T- -pery,
when tie was young i '
struggling and, founding the bo.
ness, once leased a- friend a thvtg
saadl He 'never get it back, a
hef sever ,got over it Nor dtd
Father Tippery ever get over i
either The: experience- seared -bo1-of
them. "Why Father wouldn't
lend a penny on the North Pole an-,
less he got the Pole for secarity
after having- had it expertly ap
praised. "And you haven't: any seerfty.
you see. But I'll tell you what,
I'lJ, wrestle 'with the old man to
night after dinner. That's his
most amiable, mood of the day.
And Fit hustle around oa my own
and see what I can do. Oh. I know
a few hundred thousand won't
mean anything, and Til. do y
darnedest for something big. What?
ever happens. I'll - be at your house
at 9 tomorrow -"
"Which will be my -busy day.'
Francis- smiled wanly, as they
shook hands. 'Til be out of the
house by 8 "
"And Til be there by 8 then,"
Charley Tippery responded, again
wringing his hand heartily. "And
in the meantime Til get busy.
There are ideas already beginning,
to sprout "
After another interview Francis
had that afternoon. Arrived back
at his broker's office, Bascom teld
him that Jtegan had called up aad
wanted to see Francis, saying that
he had some interesting informa
tion for him.
"Til run around right away."
Francis said, reaching- for his bat,
while his face lighted up with hope.
"He was an old friend of? father's,
and if anybody could pull me
through, he could."
"Don.'t be too sure. Bascom
shook his head and paused reluct
antly a moment before making' con'
fession. "I called him up just be
fore you returned from Panama, I
was yery frank. I told him of your
absence and of your perilous sit
uation here, aad ah, yes. flatly
and fiat out asked him if I could
rely on him. in ease of need. And
he baffled. You know anybody cast
baffle when, asked a favor. That
was all right. But X thought I
sensed more bo. I wont dare to
say enmity! but I will say that I
was Impressed how shall I say?
"Well, that he struck" mo as being
particularly cold-blooded and nea
committaL" "Nonsense," Francis laughed. "He
was too good a friend of ray fath
er's." A Little IsersssttUsa.
"Ever heard of CosmopeKtaa
Railwa .nerger?" Bascom queried
with sistilflcaSt irrelevance.
Francis nodded promptly, thea
"Bat that was before my time. I -merely
heard of it, that's all. Shoot
tell me about it. Give me ths
weight of your mind."
"Too long a story, but take this
one word of advice. If you see Rr
gan don't put your cards on the ta
ble. Let him play first, and, if h
offers, let him offer without sollc
tation from you. Of coursev I o'
be all wrong, but It won't damat
you to hold up your hand and gft
his play first"
At the end of another half hour
Francis was closeted with Rega
and the stress of his peril w
such that he controlled his natura'
impulses, remembered Bascom's In
struction. and was quite fairly non
chalant about the state of his a'
fairs. He even bluffed.
"In pretty deep, eh?" was Regan's
"Oh. not so deep that my beck
teeth are awash yet," Francis re
plied airily. "I can still breatst.
and it will be a long time befor t .
Regan did not immediately re
Instead, pregnantly, he ran over t
last few yards of the ticket tap
"You're dumping Tampico "t
pretty heavily. Just the same."
"And they're snapping it "
Francis came back, and for the
time, in a maze of wonderment
considered the possibility of
corn's intuition being right- "Sure,
I've got them swallowing" 4
TO BE CONTINUED MONDAY.)
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