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Ot all kinds done promptly, neatly and at.Loircst Prices at the . SBIRIT OFFICE. Handsome new faces' of Latest Style Type recently added to our already excellent job outfit. IF YOU WANT To Ret the most for your money ad vertise in the SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON. the paper ot the people?the -paper of the largest local circulation. NEW SERIES, VOL. XXXV, NO. 48 CHARLES TOWN, W. VA., TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1900. ESTABLISHED 1844 F. L. Bushcng, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Charles Town, Jefferson Counfy, W. Va. Will regularly attend all the Court's of Jef ferso? . and attend to other Jaw business in tliiai State and Virginia. Special attention given to collodions. ?rOIUce two doors west of Carter House. Geo. A. McClone, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLER AT LiW. Office with Cleou Moore. J. F. Engle, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Charlc6town, Jeffcrsou County, W. Va. Practices in the Courts of Jefferson and ad olnltur counties, in the Snpretne Court of \ est Virginia, and in the United States Dis triet Couitut Martinsburg. Notary. Public in Office. CvT" Office in Law Building,.North George st. B. D. Gibson, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Va. Practices In the Circuit Courts of West Vir ginia. the Supreme Court of Appeals and the United States District Court at Martinsburg, O filce over Aisquith ?& Co.V drug store. A. W. McDonai.o.] [Frank Becicwith. HficDonald & Beckwith, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Charles Town, Jefferson County, WcstVa. "\JTJILL practice hi the Courts of Jefferson. ? \ Berkeley aud M or train counties, the U. S. District Court at Murtiusburg, aud the Court of Appeals of West Virginia. T. C. Green, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Cliarlestowu, Jefferson Cobijijty, West Virginia. WILL practice in the Courts of Jefferson, Berkeley and Morgan counties: also, the United States District Court, at Martins burg. and the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia. Special attention to the col lection of claims and prompt remittance of the Joseph Trapnell, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Charlestown, Jefferson County, West Virginia. PRACTICES in the Courts of Virginia and West Virgiuia. Attention paid to collec ion of claims. George Baylor, ATIORNEY AT LAW. Charlestown. Jefferson County. W. Va. "VTy'ILL regularly attend all the Courts of Jef V ? fersoii and Berkeley counties, and attcrd other law business in the State of West Va. C5T Special attention given to collections. Forrest W. Brown, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Charlestown, Jefforeon County. W. Va. VVTILL attend to eases in the different Courts IT of West Virginia and Maryland. Atten tion given to Pensions tyul alt chases of Claims against I". S. Government. IW' Special atten tion to Collections. James D. Butt, ATTORNEY AT LAW, AND REFEREE IN B ANKRUPTCY Charles Town. Jefferson County, W. Va. Samuel J. C. Moore, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Berry ville, Clarke County, Virginia, ANT> Cleon Moore, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Charlestown. Jefferson County, W. Va. % * "ILL undertake cases jointly in the Courts u of both of Said Counties. H. Clay Getzendanner, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Shepherdstown, Wr. Va. Special and prompt attention to Collections, Conveyancing and settlement of Estates. Office 2nd door west Gibson's drug store. Jam. M. Mason. Jas. M. Mason, Jk Mason & Mason, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Charles Town, JelTersor. Co., West Virginia. practice in the various Courts. Care M ful attention paid to Collections. Office one door west of Carter House. O . J. L. Luke, DENTIST , OFFICE in Talbott buildiug, nearly oppo site National Bank, Chartes Town, West Va. Gas and Vitalized Air administered for pain Jess extraction of teeth. Is also prepared to set Gold Crowns. James M. Ranson, DOCTOR OF DENTAL SURGERY, OFFERS his Professional Services tothecil izens of Charlestown and vicinity. C3**Oilie?j opposite Palish Building, Main e'reet*, Charlestown, West Virginia. Dr. Wm. Weill, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Charlestown, West Va. Office?South side of Main Street corner of West Dr. C. T. Richardson, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Cliar^^Btown, West. Virginia. O. B. GOLLADAY, Charlee Tow n*s Only WHITE BARBER, OPPOSITE HOTEL WATSONk. First-class appointments and service. Clean towel with everv shave. 0 5/07-V. First-Class Restaurant Nicely Fitted up for All Seasons. JAMES W. THOMAS is prepared to serve all Eatables in season at his Washington Street Restaurant, four door.) west of the Hotel Watson, at all hours, and invites his friends and the public at large to call and give him a trial. Everything put up in the most approved style, and every efTort made to please the most fastidious, be his appetite ever so dainty. Oysters lo every style a specialty, and orders for Dressed Poultry, for family use, given prompt and careful attcution Dec. 15, '96. W. M. Stanley, V. S., Graduate of the Ontario Vetekinakt College, Toronto, Canada. Ailments of domestic animals will receive careful treatment. Prompt attention to all calls night or day. Charges reasonable. Res idence, A. D. Barr's. oppoHtc B. & O. Depot, Charles Town, W. Va. 0.26/90?y. Arc popular. Tliey never all to ;.lcuf,-. ? Tlio saiisfuctior therefore, iDcrcascs with the length o- time they nre in use. Durability 16 oue of the best tests of piano lucrit. THE STIEFF Has that clearness nod purity of tone and the it echan teal perfection which i? the distinguish ing characteristic of the eud-of-tbe-ceutury pi?no>>. J Seeond-Hand Pianos of various makes at greatly red ct'd prices. Repairing. Timing and Moving. Accominodatlug terms. Catalogue and Book of Suggestions cheerfully given. CHARLES M. STIEFF. Warerooms?C N. Liberty St., Factory?Block of East Lafayette Avenue. Aiken and Lanvale streets, BALTIMORE, MD. A. L. Andeksox.] [Geo. W. Anderson A. L. Anderson & Co., ~VV est A^irginia CARRIAGE WORKS, -MIDDLEWAY, JEFFERSON CO., W. VA. THE undersigned iiave been established in the Carriage Business on the Middlewav una o-hepherdsu.wn turnpike, one mile north of ^tidleway, /or four years past, and during that nine have been doing a large mid constantly in creasing business in the manufacture of CARRIAGES, JUMP-SEATS. END SPRING & SIDE-BAR BUGGIES JENNY EINDS, PHAETONS JAGGERS, &C. Our work has tieen sold all through Jefferson and adjoining counties, and has afwavs tnven satisfaction in every particular. it is our constant aim to work the very best material, and to do all work in a first-classman ner, and as to our prices we pledge, ourselves to do work as low or lower than first-class work can be done for elsewhere. If parties wish to consult us in regard to work, and do not find it convenient to visit our fac tory, we will, if notified by postal card, send a representative of the firm to visit them at their homes, and five all necessary information. Second-hand vehicles and good Horses taken in exchange for work. .. )V.? .kc?P constantly a large variety of New v chicles in stock., and have also Second-liana Carnages, Buggies. Ac., which we sell very low . A. L. ANDERSON ?fc CO. CHARLES TOWN Marble & Granite Works, Cor. George and Nortn Strait*. DIEHL & BRO., Manufacturers of MONUMENTS, TOMBS. STATUES Slate and Marble MANTELS, Tiling, and all kinds of Building Marble and Sandstones. All orders promptly filled at the lowest rates. A;1 work guaranteed. Tnos. K. MOOKE, CI,EON B. MOORE. MOOI*E_& MOORE Insurance & Real Estate AGENTS. ClIARLES TOWN. Wf VA. OUice in the Maxwell Buildinir, next door to Hon, W. H. Travcrs. Representing the following Fire Insurance Companies; NORTH BRITISH AND MERCANTILE of England. CALEDONIAN, of Scotland. LANCASHIRE, of England. PHILADELPHIA UNDERWRITERS, HANOVER, of New York. GREENWICH, of New York. UNITED STATKS, of New York. PROVIDENCE WASHINGTON, R. I. MARYLAND CASUALTY CO. We also represent the PENN MUTUAL LIFE INSUR ANCE COMPANY, of Philadeluhia. one of the oldest purely mu tual life insurance companies doing business in the United States. All policies absolutclv lucoutcstible from date of issue. Loan, Cash, paid up or extended insurance after three years. Dividends annuallv. All business entrusted to our care will rcr ceive prompt atteution. Respect f nil v. Feb. 21, V'J. MOORE & MOORE. JEFFERSON COUNTY NLTRSERIES, FKY A CIIENOWF.TH, ritOPKS, MIDDLEWAY, W. VA., Offer for the coming season their usual stock of everything for the fruit grower. We have the LARGEST STOCK of Trees in the Valley; 100,000 2 and 3 year Apple Trees. Strong on Ben Davis, York Imperial atd Mammoth lllack Twig. A Fine Stock of KE1FFER PEAK. JAPANESE PLUMS & Shropshire Damsons. ? We only grow Biids aud Whole Root Crown Grafts. We positively do not ~row piece root grutts Ask for limitations. Aiivavs L'lat to show our stock. Come ami tee us before placing your order. Very resp. FRY & CHEN0WETH. New Jewelry Repair Store The undersigned has moved into the room of Mr. O. S. Hushes, lately occupied by \ir. '..A. Osbotirn. two doors east ot the po?t office, where be will conduct the business of REPAIRING WATCHES. CLOCKS A^D JErtELRY. An experience of 85 years in thu business enab es me to guarantee satisfaction to all who may favor me with their patronage. Give me a call FRANCIS BODNErT April 4, loyU. CHARLES RISSLER, Undertaker & Embalmer, CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. Will furnish all kinds of Caskets and Cof fins, and do Embalming according to the latest and most approved modes. Offices lu Maxwell Building,(formerly oceu Eied by Hon. W. H. Travers,) where be may c found at all hours, either day or night. July 11, lS9U-y. Established 1S5S. Successor to li. D. ShugerL ?fc Bro. R. D. SHUGERT, V Manufacturer of aud Dealer In Harness, Saddles, Collars LEATHER AND SHOE FINDINGS. Jobber in Sadler's Hardware. WHIPS, FLV NETS, FUR AND PLUSH LAP ROBES. HORSE BLANKETS. If von want the Best Harness Oil colne aud try the Diamond Black Leather Oil. I keep in stock the Pure Neatsfoot Oil. I have the agency for the W ilbur Seed Meal, for Horses. Cattle. Hogs, Sneep and Poultry. It is good for hoir cho'era. Wilbur Eirg Food makes the hsns lav 1 have th? county right of the Lightning Harness Hooker. Come and J?ee ir.' It 16 the best rafetj* attachment out for Harness. I pay the Highest Market Casti Prices, all the Vear, for Keef Hides, Horse Hid?s. Calf Skins. Sheep Skins and Fur Skins of all kinds. Mail o.ders solicited. Prompt attention to all correspordence. 11. I>. SHUGERT, Dec. 12, 181P. Charles Town. W. Va. Investigate the plaus ?-f life insurance offered by Tho PENN MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, of Philadelphia. i The Board of Trustees have adopted a reso lution sanctioning the following endorsement to be placed upon all policies where the risk is adjudged to be unqualifiedly first class: "This policy is absolutely in contestible from date of issue for any cause except non-payment of premium." It makes the policy a world-wide contract, free troth all conditions us to residence, occu pation. travel, habits of life, and as to name, time or place of death. PAID UP, extended, cash and loau values after 3 years. For particulars, address, MOORE & MOORE, Agents. March 21, ISO!!. Tin and Stove Work. The undersigned has loeated in the shop of Mrs. Margaret Doolcy, West Main street, near Ifoll's Pump, where lie is prepared to execute all kinds of Tin and Stove Work, at short no tice and upon reasoua?;lc terms. Roofing and Spouting a Specialty. Will also keep on hand or manufacture to or der, all the ordidarv lines of Tiuware, such as ERUIT CANS, BUCKETS, PANS, ETC. A liberal share of the public patronage respectfully solicited. B. F. DOOLEY. Sept. 7. iS97. CHARLES TOWN BOTTLING WORKS. CHARLES SCHULTE, Piopriutor. Comer West anil Liberty 6ts? CbnHes Town. Carbonized Soda of all Flavors. Seltzer, Vichy. Kissinger and other MINERAL WATERS. LIQUIFIED CARP ON IC AClD OAS. GINGEK ALE A SPECIALTY. Match 13 ?y. P. D. Davis. J. A* Emtnert. DAVIS & EMMERT, House & Sign Painters, CHARLES TOWN, W. VA, Paper Hanging and Graining a specialty. Prices moderate, work executed promptly and satisfaction iruarantccd. , A pail 7. 18%. Contractors & Builders. FIRST CLASS WORK BY GOOD MECHANICS. If yru intend building or making altera tions" or if your property is in need of repairs, call or seud postal to I CHAS. n. GRIM. Contractor and Builder, j Box 231), Charles Town. W. Va. references.?I. U. Coflfmau, Win. Kahn I Tlios. C,'.Earnshew (work just finished). Special Attention to allKinds Jobhi ng May 15. 1894. I Sing Kee Laundry. Brown Building, opposite National Bank. CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. t Our Laundry turns out the very best of work. Work taken everv day and turned out the second or third. Sltlrts. Collars and Caffs iu gloss or domestic fiuisli; just as yon like it. I Our work is all done bv hand.and your clothes will la-t twice as long as when washed by uia I chincry. Please give me a call. All work guaranteed. Yours respectfnllv. April 1?tim. SING KEE Ice, Coal and Wood. I am now prepared to furnish the best of hard aud *oft coal at rock bottom price*. Don't purchase until yoti see me. Also the best of "wood iu large or small lote. Pure ice all the year round. Soft Coal for the use of farmers, blacksmiths >?ud?etigine Operator* a specialty. Orders left ut the store of S. H. Laudis. or at inv coal yard (formerly Kenne dy's) on the old Lcetown road, "will have prompt attention,and satisfaction guarattced. Dec. 5. MARSHALL BURNS. CHICKENS, EGGS, TURKEYS, GEESE, DUCKS, Will* huy Carpets, Mattings,Oil Cloths and anything in our Furniture line, froam a Cheap Chair to the best Par lor suit, at the JLotcest Cash Price. Our store is full of CHINA, GLASS and ALL KINDS of TINWARE. A FULL LINE OF GROCERIES, and we sell as cheap, if not cheaper, than anybody else. Call and see us. We also want Meat, Lanl, and anything you can brine us. For your pioduce we will exchange anything i? our store, which will benefit you as well as us. We appreciate past favors, and thanb you very much for the same. We remain Yours truly, jft. jl. ifoipu, Main St., Gth door East of Post Office, Charles Town, W. Va. Col. R. P. Chew. W. O. Norris. CHEW & NORMS, Charles Town, Jeflcrsou County, W. Va. Real Estate and Loans. BUT AND SFLL FAKM8, LOTS AND HOCSBS, CO A I. AND TIMBER LANDS, NEGOTIATE LOANS ON HEAL ESTATE OK OTHER SECURITIES. INVESTMENTS Carefully Arranged* All Business Conducted Confidentially and Wi'tli Strict Promptness. April l?-y. DO YOU KNOW That the surest, way for a young person to be eoiue self-supporting is to tret a thorough knowledge of r-horthaud sind typewriting? if be learns bookkeeping all the belter. In se cujrjng this education he must not overlook the Important subjects of writing and spell ing. We make a specialty of these essential studies, aud for the sum of $50 a persou may attend the day session for a period of ten mouths. Six months is found suflicient iu some eases, and iu others only live months is necessary, but we do not wish anyone to be deceived in thinking that, these cases are the average, for they are not. You had bi tter count on ten mouths. If you are at work dur ing the day we will give you three months (12 weeks) for only -ilO. uight sessions. This is a reduced rate and is just one half the day rate. A beautiful catalogue will be sent you on application, but we prefer to have you come ami see us. A good time to call is 'utter five iu the evening. WOOD'S COMMERCIAL COLLEGE, 311 East Capital Street, Oct. 31. Washington, D. C. THE JEFFERSON COOPERAGE COMPANY, ' CHARLES TOWN, W. VA., MANUFACTURERS OF FLOUR, APPLE AND LIME BARRELS, AND OAK STAVES AND DEALERS IN ALL KINDS OF COOP ERAGE STOCK. Main Oflice and Yard on BjI Line. o A specialty of FLOUR AND APPLE BAR RELS, which will he sold at reasonable prices. Will pay iA per cord of 128 cubic feet for good Stave and Heading Timber, delivered at Factory. EIRE WOOD, in any lengths, sold and delivered on short notice. July 18. 1890-y. WHEN YOU VISIT WASHINGTON ?GO TO? CAMPBELL'S VIENNA DINING AND LUNCH ROOMS, jyOS. 814 and S16 F. St. N. TP., (BETWEEN 8TII AUD 9T1I STS.,) Washington, D. C. MEALS 15 AND 35 CTS. NO LIQUORS. Nov. 7?ly. Hour and Feed Store. The undersigned has removed his Flour and Feed Store to the west' rooui.of the Dalgarn building, Main street, Charles Town, where he will offer FLOUR AND FEED FOR SALE, and condnct the USUAL EXCHANGE BUSINESS. Fioar. Feed. ?fcc..Fo)d ut rates to suit the times. Will in; pleased to have the calls of a!l my old customers, and respectfully solicit the patronage of the public in general. April 5. ?EO. H. TURNER. c. HERMANN, Florist, 3S-44 W. South St., FREDERICK, MD. Will Mipply. od rhort notice^ DECORATION" and BEDDING PLANTS, CUT FLOWERS, and FLORAL DESIGNS. Decorations for Weddings, Receptions etc., a specialty. May 24?y. Shoes ! Shoes ! A Great Variety of Shoes and Slippers for everybody, at all*price*, for Spring and Sum mer. just opened. Prices marked down to make short profit's to suit the times. April 31. 3. S- DALGARN, Dr. Humphreys' Specifics cure by acting directly upoa the disease, without exciting disorder in any other part of the system. KO* CUBES. PBICES. 1?Feveri. Congestions, Inflammations. .25 ~?Worms, Worm Fever, Worm Colic... .25 3?Tccthln*. Colic,Crying,Wakefulness .25 4?Diarrhea, of Children or Adults 25 7?Couch*, Colds, Bronchitis ,25 8?Xeuralgia, Toothache, Faceache 25 9?Headache, Sick Headache, Vertigo... .25 10?D yiipcpiiia, Indigestion,Weak Stomach.25 11?1Suppressed or Painful Periods 25 li-Whltei, Too Prof uso Periods 25 ^3 Croup, Larynsltiii, Hoarseness 25 14?Salt Rheum, Erysipelas,Eruptions.. .25 3 5?Rheumatism. Rheumatic Pains 25 16?Malaria, Chills, Fever and Ague 25 19?Catarrh, Influenza. Cold in the Head .25 20?Whooping-Cous h 25 27?Kidney Diseases 25 28-i\crvous Debility 1.00 30?Urinary Weakness, Wetting Bed 25 77?Grip, Hay Fever of au w*eaMS at your Sold by druggists, or sent on receipt of price. New^orl^8 Co., Cor. William & John Sts., CATARRH THE CLEANING AND HEALING CUKE FOR CATARRH is ELY'S CREAM BALM Easy and pleasant to [ use. Contains uo in jurious drui:. It is quickly ubsorhi-d Gives Relief at once [_ It Opens audClcnuscr- aai 1% 1 ? ? ?>, -' 'JJ t ho Nasal Passages. COLD H EAD Allays Inllamalion. Ileal* and Protects the Membrane. Restores the Sen-en #.f Taste a .<1 Hincli. Lipjo Size. W) cents at Druggists or by mail: Trial Si/.e. lO cents bv mail. ELY BKOTHKK^, f>f> Warren St;, New York. Carter House, Charles Town. W. Va. A. W. BROWN tfc CO., Proprietors. Central location. Hack to and from depots. Good Livery attached. The Afton Snn, FRONT ROYAL, VA. MclNTiniFF & Bkiscoi:. Proprietors. First-Class in ill Appointments. Electric Lights. Ilot and Cold Baths. Telephone. Good Livery Accommodations. Reamer's Howard House Howard and Baltimore Sid., BALTIMORE, AID. To My Old Patrcnm aud th>- Trawling Public: Havinjr had a vcrv liberal share nf the pub- I lie patronage during the pan five years, 1 felt encouraged to re-Ieasu tlie Howard House for a term of Jears, und bave at yieat expense refurnished und rctltted the hotel from top to I hot loin. Am better prepared Ibau ever to ac eommodatu the public. .My aim wrll be to give lirst-class aecouimorhiiious at *'J.OO per day. Country merchant# aud commercial traveller* will Ilud It the most ceuirally loca ted hotel in the city. Respeellully. Sept. 35, lh'Jj. -I.Va. KKAMEH. Wm. Ruti.edos, Oiaiiles W. liiuMi:. Pioprietor. Hakhy E. Hewitt, Clerks. Hotel Berkeley, Northeast Corner Public Square, MARTINSBURG, W. VA, 'Bus to and from all trains. April 1, 'W. Hart Hotel, No. 217, 210 and 321 N. Market street, WINCHESTER, VA. Rates 51 per Dat. Reduced Itatce by the Week. The new management will pay strict atten tion to the comfort of quests. June S. 1). McDON'ALD, Prop. Everett House, Opposite People's National Bauk, MARTINSBURG. W. VA. H. S. LEAGUE. Proprietor. Rates SI per day. Special rates to week and monthly boarders. Aug. 25. MH5, C. W. TAYLOR, House, Sign and Fresco Painter, PAPER HANGER & GRAINER < barles Town. We*t Virginia. O- I - WALL, Dealer in 4 LIVE STOCK, CHARLES TOWN, JEFF. CO., W. VA. STOCK Bousrht and Sold on CommUsion.? ill also asMst parties in Purchasing Stock on a reasonable per ccntage. For rubber tire stanhope bike wagons. runabouts, in-fact can put rubber tires on anv wheel in the house, see J Wra Miller. For an appetizing tonic and brscerme Fiance Bros. & White's raalt extract, the cheapest on the market. At NeiU's drue store. & Schlo-s Bros. & Co.'s tailor-made clothing sold by Max Theodore, Hagley Cor. Also Sweet, Orr & Co.'s pants and overall.-. Our sales of malt extract has increased 100 per cent., for we sell Leibig brand. It is the best tonic and appetizer on the market. For sale at NeiU's pharmacy. SPIRIT OF JEfFERSON. CiiAKi.Ee Town, Jefferson County, W. Va. TUESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 27,1900. Geo. W. Haines. - Editor and Proprietor ~ ?' $1.50 in Advance ; ?2 If not Paid in Advance. THE ARMY OF THE SEA. "ar out, far out, close riding crest on crest, fhe lon^, wlite legions glisten in the sun, Cndless arid armed for instant striie they run In monstrous plialanx, sweeping in abreast. Far out, far out, where seethes the wild unrest. What feartul glories have those foemen won. What deeds of blood have they in anger done And shrieked upon the night wind unsuppressed! And down, far down?why crawls the conger so?? Are staring eyes and shrunken lips that say Poor, piteous protest to the whirlwind foe that, striking them, reared on fcr further prey. Oh, fleets and powers, what war won songs have ye More dread than sing this army of the sea? ?Thomas liicket in New Lippincott. | A BACHELOR f I GODDESS, > f ? The Story of n Woman Hater and ) s Uow He Was Converted. j "A11 women are divided Into two classes?either designing adventuresses or simpering dolts. As for me," <iuotli Halbert cynically, "give me the first every time. You can trust to au ad venturess to have n little r:-ay matter at least In her cranium." He was talk ing to his secretary, young Allen, a cal low youth, almost effeminate, but nev ertheless brainy, too brainy, as Ilal bert expressed it, for his size and weight. Allen had got used to these sinister observations concerning wom ankind and rarely ever offered any comment either to agree or to refuto the other's statements. These two In dividuals were a study for one anoth er. The hour in which Allen acceptcd the position of private secretary, a short time before, they found a pleas ant communion of tastes and Ideas and a peculiar Inexplicable sympathy of feeling that seemed to have puzzled both. Hnlbert was n continued bachelor. He boasted or never having iSroposed to any woman. He was afraid of them. In his estimation they were all scheming politicians and ready to mar ry him or any man at a moment's no tice. "Keep the women away from me!" snarled Halbert at times when driven by force to a crush. "I'd rather smoke or sleep." And the little secre tary. v.ilh his strong, boyish ardor, kept them far away and comforted Halbert with his companionable si lence. The one measure In Allen's make up which Halbert could not understand was Ills reluctance to smoke. He could never get him to indulge even in a cigarette. And in the matter of drink ing. though Allen could mix a punch or a cocktail with commend::!.!e art, he brought tli:; 1 untastcd to Halbert as a kind of tottering to that exalted wretch. "You should have been a woman, by gad," Halbert said once to him. "A thousand pardons, Allen, but you would have made a line looking girl. You've got grace and tact enough for It, you know. Why, believe me, Allen, if there were women like you.today, with the brain aud all, I believe I'd marry one of them." Allen actually blushed and retreated In confusion, nalbert liked this display of apparent shyness, aud his affection for the boy grew. lie liked to slap him on tlio back and he said he felt lonesome when the chap was away. "I tell you What, Alleu, I don't know whether to adopt you as my'son. considering the fact that 1 shall never have one of my owl), or whether to let things slide on us formerly aud just double your sal ary." Things slid on as formerly until Hal bert announced a hunting trip to Abys sinia. He had actually completed plans for both and was sketching out in his Imagination the delicious camaraderie of two In a tent in the wilds of Africa when Allien announced his intention to resign. "You ungrateful beggar, you can't re sign," Halbert shouted. "Why. nly boy. I can't go without you. What's the matter?" "The fact of the matter is, sir," Allen replied respectfully, "I don't want to go with you." It was a blow, ajid it landed between Ilalbert's eyes. lie loved Allen if he ever loved any being on earth, and thl9 was the first time that he ever had been thwarted. Not given to sentiment or pleading, he nursed his agony si lently, for Allen's abruptness stung him with all the agony of unfllial in gratitude, of unrequited love, of treach ery iu a friend?everything. It pained Halbert as he had never been pained before. That afternoon lie ordered his horse for a long ride and went out de jectedly with a load on his shoulders. He wanted to puzzle out the situation. He had never to plead with any one before in his life Tor what he wanted, and he bated to plead now. It might seem unmanly, he feared. lie went out without calling to Allen, and he did not return for dinner. The secretary in the meantime felt an unhappy sinking of his heart as the hours dragged by and Halbert did not return. It was his custom at least to return to dress for the evening, espe cially if he meant to dine out, and his continued absence made Allen uneasy. He diil not know whether nalbert cared about his refusal to accompany him. but he knew that he himself cared, and he felt he could not ac quaint his friend-with the real reason until he had actually gone. At 9 o'clock Halbert came back?not exactly on a stretcher, but leaning on the arm of his valet. He had had a bad fall somewhere on the Riverside drive, and he had turned his elbow badly?sprained It. In fact. They had actually subjected him to the annoy ance of carrying him to a hospital be cause he had been too dazed to remon strate. and when his mind was eventu ally clear he demanded removal to his own rooms. His valet settled him comfortably oa c dlrap. and had left the room when Ualbert sank into a light slumber. In a few moments Allen came In, white, haggard, llmi> with anxiety, and stood there looking at Halbert with startled pain in his gaze; then, with a sudden, incontrollable Impulse, lie knelt down beside the divan for a moment and, grasping one of the sufferer's hands in his own, pressed- It to his lips with a sob of distress and pain. Ilalbert opened liis eyes and turned to look at him. He was almost too dumfounded to speak.""- Allen got up In confusion, and Halbert kept smiling and staring at him in a riot of bewil dered ideas, groping, as he did, in a queer labyrinth of uncertainties like a man struggling to face some peculiar situation that his^mind refuses to grasp. "I trust you will pardon my Intru sion," Allen said, standing by a win dow aud looking out into the night, "btit they told me you had been seri ously hurt, and?aud-^It almost broke my heart." Halbert sat up on the edge of the di van and. drawing his dressing gown around him closely, remained there j looking at Allen like one surprised In half toilet and somewhat nervous be cause of it. The kiss of the youth burned still in the flesh of his hand, aud It traveled along the chnnnels of feeling aud warmed his heart. Something was groping In his mind for recognition. IIo still stared at Al len and took in, with careful, scruti nizing gaze, the supple lines of his tall, svelte figure, the curves of his long neck, the slender hands and feet. "Allen," Ilalbert said, and lie got up and walked close to the youth and stood near him, his eyes still searching the boyish face, "Allen. I want to ask you a question. In Clod's name, don't be offended if I am wrong. But I don't think 1 am wrong. It never occurred to use before, but I am n blind fool, and it unnerves me. Look at me, Al len. aud answer this: Are you a wom an V" Allen winced and turned farther away and leaned against .1 table as if to steady himself. The young face was seamed witli pain. There was a long silence as Halbert waited for the other to speak. "You are a woman." he reiieated. "Yes. 1 am a woman." The words came at last, lirmly. almost defiantly, like thunder In Ilalbert's ears, stun ning him. "My God!" was all that came from between the parted, eager lips of the other. "But this costume?why this? I don't understand." "Because everybody has a prejudice against petticoats in the professions." the girl answered, "and I was bound I would not let that Interfere with my progress. Why should 1 be bound down, tied like a slave, because of a mere sellisli. unreasonable prejudice?" The color burned In her cheeks bril liant!}-. and Halbert stepped toward her with a sudden, quick movement, his arms outstretched, love on his tongue, in his eyes. In his gestures. The girl stepped nway from him as he would have touched her arm. "Sir. Ilalbert." she said, with dig nity, "I am your secretary and In your rooms, and you have discovered that I am a womnn. I'lease respect my tin happy position, for I wnnt you to be lieve that I am neither a designing ad venturess nor a simpering dolt. There is another class that you seem to be unacquainted witli?that you do not seem to take into consideration." She looked at him steadily, her eyes burn ing with determination. Ilalbert's head sank under the siege of her look. Her speech hurt him; It crushed him. Yes, he loved this girl; he understood It now. Ho had been a blind, self absorbed fool. "Girl, don't crush me under your heel." lie had not thought that there could be lack of respect where love dwelt. "While I am your secretary 3-ou must not speak of love. It Is an unfair ad vantage." "Then I discharge you this moment." cried Halbert, aroused. 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