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THE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS AND TIMES: THURSDAY, MAY I7, 1009.
Hy Thomas A. Wue
Novelized fttm Ihe Play
by Frederick R. Tooml
Copyright, 1503, by Thomas A. Wise.
CAROLINA t.ANODON S ADVICE.
ET mo p-ppak to Mr. Tlalnes
alone," said Carolina to Norton
and hor brother.
Norton turned a triumphant
grin at Rnndolph as ho beckoned him
out and whispered: "I.eavo him to
her. It's alt right. That New York
dude has been rldlnc; for n fall he's
going to get it now."
"I am sorry, so sorry this should
hare occurred, Mr. Haines," Carolina
The secretary looked up slowly, his
face drawn. It was an effort for him
"I can't understand It," he said. "I
mightn't hare thought so much of this
n n'onth ago, but .
I have come to
love the senator
almost as a son, '
and to think that '
ho could bo like
the rest of that '
bunch Is nwful " j
"Ynu nro too I
t.iuch of an
Idealist, Mr 1
Haines," said the j
What do you
think of it?" he'
mo too much, el- j
thcr, Mr. Haines.
I didn't think it
was much. Per- j
haps I don't un-1
derstand business !
any too well."
"But you see .
"I can't understrmeX ii-,,.,i i
it," he mid. t. rnnri
The girl looke. up at him sorrow
fully. "Yes; I sej at least that you and fi
ther can never work together now."
Haines nodded affirmatively.
"I suppose so. I'm thinking of that
How am I to leave him? We'vo been
to close. I've been so fond of him. I
flon't know how I could tell him."
In girlish, friendly fashion Carolina
rested her hand on Jils arm.
"Won't you take my advice, Mr.
Haines? Go away without seeing him.
Just leave a note to say you have
gone. He will understand. It will be
easier for both that way easier for
him, easier for you." She paused,
looking at him appealinply cs she end
ed very softly, "And easier for me, Mr.
He looked at her thoughtfully.
"Easier for you?" he said. "Very
well. I'll do it that way."
The secretary stepped slowly to his
desk, sat down and started to write
the note. Carolina watched him curi
ously. "What vill you do," she asked, "now
Ihat you hare given up this position?"
"Oh, I can always go back to news.
paper work, be
out looking up.
The term "news
Carolina a shock
She had forgot
ten that thlc mats
had been a re
porter. Here he
was turned loose
with the knowl
edge of this
"deal," which she
knew would be
to print. She
must gain still
"I can fo bar.): to and she felt that
ruwtspaptr work." 8ne had enough
powei to win against him.
"I'm going to ask you stin niiornrr
favor," she said.
Bud returned her look with a bitter
"What is it?"
"You have learned about thls-tbis
land matter and"
"Oh, yes! I can guess. You want
me to keep quiet about it to hush it
up," a shade of scorn in his tone.
"I only asked this so that you would
not disgrace me," she pleaded.
Disillusioned at last, robbed of his
lifelong optimism, shorn of his Ideals,
even his love for he began to despise
this beautiful, misguided woman
Haines sat broken in spirit, thinking
how quickly the brightness of life
fades to blackness.
"Very well," he said sadly. "I sup
pose you aro Innocent. I'll save you.
If they're all your father, too crook
ed, why shouldn't I be crooked? All
right; I won't say anything."
"I only ask you not to disgrace rae,"
pleaded the girl, "You will promise
"It's a promise."
She sighed In relief.
"Father will bo coming back toon,"
sho said. "You won't want to see
"No, I won't want to see him. Give
him Ibis note. I'll have to como back
while he's nwny to clear up 6omo
Halnea bowed and hurried from tbo
room through a side doorway Just as
Senator Langdon came in through the
"Bud, Bud," he called, but the aec
Tatar? did not bait.
Carolina Langdon stood with Haines'
tote in her band, wondering at what
lb bad don. She regretted baring
become entangled in the wars of men
la Waablagton. Bbe aaw that the
aan'a game waa played too strongly.
too furiously fast, for moat women to
enter, yet abe relolced that the coveted
l(fefiKB& .j4noJ .beenjpat,. ..Bhtjiyaa
sorry that her means of saving It bad
not been less questionable. Bbe saw
that ambition nnd honesty, ambition
nnd truth, with difficulty follow the
Senator Langdon's face was unusual
ly grnvn ns ho cumo to greet Carolina.
Line showed In his face that the
daughter had never noticed before.
She saw Norton and Randolph, who
had followed him, exchange significant
glances Jubilant glances and won
dered what new development they had
"He's pone without a word," the sen
ator sighed. "Well, perhaps that's
"Ho left a note for you," said the
girl, handing him tbo letter which
Haines hnd given her.
I.augdon opened it and read:
1 cm clvlmf up the Job. You can under
mam! why. The least nald about It be
tween us the better. I am sorry. That's
all. UUD HAINES.
Slowly he read the letter a second
"And he was making the best kind
of a secretary, I thought."
Divining that something against
Haines had been told her father, Caro
lina glanced at Norton.
"I told your father how we caught
Mr. Haines," he spoke as an answer
The girl was startled. She had not
thought that things would go this far.
"I told him how nalnes wanted to
get in somo land speculation scheme
with Altaeosln, how we tricked him
and caught him with the goods when
he made the proposition to me and
how wo forced him to confess."
"You told father that?" gasped Caro
lina. Norton nodded.
"I don't understand It," Eald Lang
don. "To think that he was that
Son Randolph now took his turn in
the cose against the secretary.
"We were both here, father. I heard
him Carolina heard blm," he said.
"Didn't you. CaroIinnT'
"Yes," said the girl weakly, "I was
here." Then Ehe turned abruptly. "I
must go," she said, "must go right
nway. Mrs. Holcomb Is waiting foi
The senator turned to his desk bent
"I suppose T sbonld have taken a
secretary who was a southerner and a
gentleman. Well. Randolph, you'll
have to act now. Take this letter"
The young man sat down and took
the following from the senator's dicta
tion: Mr. Haines
Sir I Quite understand your fee'ilngs
and the impossibility of your continuing
In my employ. The least aaid about it
the better. I am sorry too.
WILLIAM H. LANGDON.
"You boyr. run away. I've got to
think," said the senator.
When tbo pair bad gone the old man
drew the letter to him, and below his
signature bo added a postscript, "Don't
forget there's some money coming to
Walking across tbo room to leave,
"He was making the best kind of a
A HE5CUE IN Ttin NICE OF THfE.
IATER in that never to be forgotten
day Bud Haines ventured back
to his desk in the committee
room, after first ascertaining
that Senntor Langdon would not re
turn. Some of the senators papers
must be straightened out, and he want
ed personal documents of his own.
The secrrtnry regretfully, sorrowful
ly performed these tlnal duties aud
found himself stopping at various in
tervals to try to explain to himvclf how
he had been deceived in both the Lang-
dons, father and daughter. Ho had to
give up both problems. To hlra nei
ther was explainable "I've known
enough senators to know that I'd never
meet an honest one," ho muttered.
"Rut as to women well, there's too
much carefully selected wisdom in
their innocence to suit me."
This cynic, new born from the shell
of the chronic idealist that was, sud
denly was disturbed In his ruminations
by a pound at the door. Looking up,
he saw Hope Georgia Langdon stand
ing shyly, embarrassed, In the main
"Mr. Haines," she said timidly.
Bud jumped to bis feet.
"Yes, Miss Hope Georgia."
As the senator's younger daughter
camo toward hlra he noticed that she
was excited over something, and for a
newly made cynic he took altogether
o much notice of her youthful beauty,
her fresh, rosy complexion and her
dancing, sparkling eyes. Tho thought
occurred to him, "What n woman ehe
will make If she doesn't imitate her
"I couldn't let you go, Mr. Uainea,
without telling you goodby and letting
you know that,
no matter what
the others say, I
don't think there
has been any
could reply the
young girl rush
ed on excitedly.
"That's why I
came. I know fa
ther and Caro
lina won't like it
think It's nIce,,',vottgo.
but I wanted to say to you tbat I don't
think one ought to believe thing
against one you've liked and trusted."
"You think one ought not," aaid
HainoH. "So do I, but In this case
the proofs wero very strong. What
are you going to do when people you
can't doubt pledge their word?"
The girl tossed her bead.
"Well, tho only one's word I'd like
to take would be the person accused.
I know I'm only a girl, Mr. Haines,
and I'm not grown up, but you've
made a mistake. Do try to clear
things up. Why don't you see father
and talk to him? Please do, k'r,
Little realutlnr tbat the girl wai
speaking In bis own favor, for be
knew not the need for aueh peaking,
be believed her to be defending ber
rather. He grasped ber hands lm
"You have grown up Terr much
since you came to tba capital, haven't
you?" he eald. "And you are right,
M!ssHppiv Ipugat to have known
even when the facts were against him
that your father couldn't have been
really crooked. He can't be."
Hope Langdon's face flushed Indig
nantly. "Father crooked? Who said so?
Who dared say that?" she exclaimed.
"Why, they told me he had sold out
on the Altacoola bill. They aaid he
was trying to make money on Alta
coola. That's why I quit."
Tho flame of anger still was spread
on the girl's face.
"They said tbat!" she exclaimed.
"Then they lied. They said you were
tho crooked ono. Wliy, father thinks
jron sold out on Altacoola. They said
you were trying to make money on
thnt navy ynrd."
"What! They said I was crooked!"
Haines fairly shouted. Ho rushed
around tho de3k nnd caught the girl
by both hands.
"I see It!" he cried. "I see It!
Thero's something I'm not Just on to.
You thought It was I; your father
"Of course." exclaimed Hope, quite
ns excited as he. "I couldn't believe
It. That's why I came back to get you
to explain. I wanted you to disprove
"I should say I would," cried the
"I knew it, I knew it! They couldn't
make mo bellovo anything against you.
I knew you were nil I thought you.
Oh, Mr. Haines, prove you are that for
Then Hope Georgia abruptly stop
ped, Sho had lost her head nnd in
tho enthusiasm of the moment had re
vealed her real feelings something
rhe would never do presumably when
tho grew more wise In the ways of
She suddenly thrust Haines' bands
from her own and stood staring at
hltn, wondering wondering If he had
Strangely enough, under the circum
stances, the girl was the first to re
cover and break tho nwkward silence.
"Come to our house tonight. Mr.
Haines. There's to bo a dinner and a
Hope QeoroUi Langdon, girlUh and vi
vacious. muslcale, as you know, but that won't
matter. No matter who says no, 1 i
promise you tbat you shall see father.
There shajl be an explanation."
"Thank 'you. Miss Hope. You don't
realize all you've done for me," said
Bud seriously "It's n wonderful
thing to find a girl who believes in a
man. You've taught me n lot. Miss
Hope. Thank you."
"Goodby. Mr. Haines. Come to
night," sbo said as she turned and hur
Bud Halncs stood looking after her
"What a stunning girl she Is! I've
seemed to overlook her, with the rush
of events and Carolina," he murmur
ed softly. "We never were such very (
great friends, yet sho believes in me.
What n beauty she Is!"
A messenger boy broke In on his
musings with a letter for Senator
Langdon marked "Important."
"Guess I'm secretary enough yet to
answer this," he thought, tearing It
"Great heavens!" he exclaimed as be
read it. "Here's tbe chance to get to
tbe bottom of this Altacoola proposi
tion. It's from Peabody."
Haines read the following:
Dear Senator Langdon I am going; to
Philadelphia tonight. Urgent call from a
company for which I am counsel, so I
probably won't be able to confer with you
regarding the committee's choice for the
naval bc.se. But I know you are for Alta
coola and trust to you to do all you can
for that site. I of course consider the
matter definitely settled.
"This situation will enable Langdon
to bluff Peabody and draw out of him
all the inside of tbe Altacoola business
ought to anyway. Guess some Gulf
City talk will smoke blm out."
Haines rushed out and across tbe
hall, to reappear literally hauling in a
stenographer by tbe scruff of tbe neck.
"Here, you, take this dictation record
time," he cried:
Senator Heratlo Peabody, Louis Napoleon
You are going to Philadelphia tonight, I
know, leaving the report on the naval
base to me, I have Just come on various
aspects of the situation which make me
incline very favorably toward Quit City.
I am looking Into the matter and. of
course, shall act according to my best
Judgment. That is what you will want
me to do, I know. Sincerely yours.
WILLIAM H. LANGDON.
"T don't think Senator Peabody will
go to Philadelphia tonight," laughed
Haines grimly as
be addressed the
envelope, "and I
tblnk that when
tbe 'boas of tba
around to the
Instead there will
be more than one
kind of music,
more tban on
kind, of food eat-
i"-" " wl en pernnps crow
? H -before the even-
tenator." BeUlBg hla hat,
Bud ruabe to
tbe door to look up a mamnger.
"It's all In Langdon's hands now," b
cried. "Here's where I resign my posi
tion as-Yjnlted States senator."
.nr. oongmnroM opiwhtiu.
SENATOR LANGDON'S dinners
had well won popularity In
j Washington. invitations to
' thorn were rarely answered by
the sending of "regrets." He had
brought his old Mississippi cook from
Ihe plantation, whose southern dishes
had caused the secretary of state him
elf to make the senator an offer for
the chefs services. "No use bidding
for old General Washington," said the
lenator on that notable occnlon, "He
wouldn't leave my kitchen, sir, even
lo accept the presidency Itself. Why.
t couldn't even dlscbnrgo him if I
wanted to. I tried to let him go once,
air and the old general made me feci
bo ashamed of myself that I actually
Fcnbcdy and Stevens were the din
ner guests tonight, ns they were to con
fer afterward with Langdon and settle
on the action of tho naval affnirs com
mittee regarding the naval base. The
three, being a majority, could contiv.l
the nctlon of the committee.
Senator Pcnbody had finally post
poned leaving for Philadelphia until
tho midnight train in order to bo pres
ent, he assured Langdon as the trio
entered the library. Tho girls, Norton
and Randolph were left to oversee
preparations for the prominent Wash
lngtonlans invited to attend the must
cale to be given later in the evening.
Carolina nnd Hope Georgia were In
distinctly different moods tho elder,
vlvacl. I, elated over the bright out
look for her future; the younger, cast
down and wearing a worried expres
sion. Norton nnd Randolph In Jubilant
spirit tried to cheer her and. failing, re
sorted to taunts nbotit some imaginary
Tho courage of the afternoon, which
had enabled her to speak to Haines ns
she had, was gone; girlish fears now
swept over her ns to the outcome of
the evening, naines had not como!
Was ho really guilty and bad promised
to come merely to get rid of her? Why
was he late? If he did come, would
she be able to have her father see him.
ns she bad promised? If she failed,
and she might, sho would never see
this young man again.
"If I looked na unhappy as you,
Hope, I'd go to bed and not discourage
our guests as they arrive," Carolina
suggested. "Our floral decorations
alone for tonight cost $700, and the
musical program cost over $3,000. The
most fashionable folks In Washington
coming what more could you want.
Hope? Isn't it perfectly glorious?
"Mr. Haines is below, asking to see
Senator Langdon," announced a serv
"Ob, I knew he'd come! I knew it!
I knew It!" cried Hope Georgia in pure
ecstasy, clapping her hands.
The three plotters turned on the girl
In amazement; then they stared at
"Mr. Haines!" ejaculated Carolina.
"Haines!" exclaimed Randolph, hur
riedly leaving the room.
"Haines!" sneered Norton. "We can
take care of him. Tho senator won't
Carolina caught the suggestion.
"Tell Mr. Haines that Senator Lang-
"1 Jfl-oupat Mm fcneto' Father will want
to tec hinu"itald Hope.
don regrets that h'e cannot possibly
receive him," sho directed.
There was a ring of protest and pain
in nope Georgia's voice as she darted
out of the door after the servant.
"What's the matter with tbat girl?"
asked Norton, trying to be calm.
Carolina shook her bead.
"I don't know. She's queer today. I
believe she imagines herself In love
with Mr. Haines."
"Aren't yeu afraid she'll make trou
ble?" The other slater laugbed confidently.
"Little Hope make trouble? Of course
ot. If she docs, we can nlways fright
en her Into obedience."
The door reopened and Hope entered,
followed by Bud Haines. Tbe girl's
head was high; her cbeeks were red;
ber eyes glittered ominously.
"I brought him back. Cnroliua," she
said coolly. "Father will want to aee
him. I know there has been aome
"Yet," supplemented Bud. "there has
been a decided mistake, and I must re
fuse to accept the word tbat came to
me from Senator Langdon."
Carolina Langdon drew herself up in
ber moat dignified manner.
"I'm sorry, Mr. Haines, but you
must accept it," sbe said.
"Exactly," aeconded Norton. "Sen
ator Langdon entirely declines to re
"I don't trust anything you say,
Congressman Norton, and I may say
alto that I recognise no rlfht of yours
to Interfere in any affair between me
and tbe Langdon family."
"Perhapa X can explain my right,
Mr. Halnea," Norton aaid coolly, step
ping beside Carolina. "I have juit
bad tbe pleasure of announcing to
Miss Hop Georgia Langdon my en
gagement to Miss Carolina Langdon."
Halnea, entirely unprepared for such
a denouement, abot a searching glance
at Carolina, flbe bowed her bead in
"So that's why you tried to ruin
mtr be erlpd. "You're born from tbe
am mold," turning from Carolina
Langdon to Congressman Norton, then
back to tbe girl.
V lbs., flood facing; each, other ..when
Randolph Langdon returned. Atsltjht
of Bud llnlnro lie started, nlnppcd
short n second, tlicu camo forward
"Mr. Haiucp, my father bus declared
that ho will not sec you, nnd either
you leave this house at onco or I shall
call tho servants."
Bud looked at young Langdon con
temptuously. "Yes. I think you would need somo
help," ho sneered, feeling In IiIh veins
the ruh of red blood, the determina
tion in his heart that had m few years
back carried him through eighty yards
of struggling Yulo football players to
The senator's son drew bark bis
arnv.but tho alert, confident look of
the New Yorker restrained him.
"Mr. Haines, In the souili gentle
men do not make scenes of violence
The cold rebuke of Carolina cut Into
Halncs .stood In perplexity. He did
not know what to do or how to get to
the senator. It
pil was Hono who
tr? t Kx p.'itnn In lilq ros-
"I'll tell father
you aro hero.
I'll make him
Halnrs. Ho shall
With the n!r of
a defiant little
.started for the
iSVfT' "Hope, I for-
a bid you dolns
"HI till father Mr. any such thing,"
Unities i here." exclaimed li e r
older sister, but the younger cirl paid
no attention. Rnndolph caught her
"You shall not, Hope," he cried.
Hope Georgia struggled and pulled
her nrm free.
"I reckon I just got to do what
teems right to nie. Randolph," sho ex
claimed. "I reckon I've grown up to
night, and I toll you I tell nil of
you" sho whirled and faced them
"there's something wrong here, anil
father Is going to seo Mr. Ilnlnos to
night, and they arc going to settle It."
Norton alone was equal to the situa
tion, temporarily at least.
"I'll bo fair with you, Hope." he said
reassuringly, and she stopped in her
Hinht m the hall door. "I'll take Caro
lina nnd Randolph in to see the sena
tor, and we'll tell him Mr. Haines la
here. Perhaps wo had better tell the
senator." Norton suggested, beckoning
to Carolina and her brother. "Let Mr.
Haines wait here, and wo will make
the situation clear to the senator."
"You'd better make it very clear."
exclaimed the younger girl, 'for I'm
going to stay hero with Mr. Halncs un
til he has seen father."
The guilty trio, fearful of this nv
ond unexplalnable activity of Hope
Georgia, slowly departed in search of
Senator Langdon to make a last des
perate attempt to prevent him from
meeting this pestilential secretary that
was and might be again.
When the door closed after them
Hope came down to t lit table where
Bud Haines was standing.
"Won't you sit down, Mr. Ilaliic::"
sho said. "I'll I'll try to entertain
you until father comes," .she said weak
ly, realizing that again she was n!ono
with the man she lovpd.
HOrE TANOIloVs IIOIT. OF TfllrMPI'
HAINES sat at a table in the
reception room, across from
Hope Georgia, and ids grat
itude for her battle in bis fa
vor mingled with a realization of qual
ities in this young lady that ho bad
never before noticed. Trobabty ho did
not know thai what bo hnd really seen
In her Hint day and tbat evening was
the sudden transition from girlhood to
womanhood, ber casting aside rf
thoughtless, Irresponsible youth and
of the responsi
bilities of tho
who would do
her share in tho
across In aston
ishment at this
slip of n girl who
men and an old
er sister of un
ties. "I do not rec
She trnidci do hcraharr.
in the world's work.
ognize you, Miss nope," ho said final
ly. "Perhaps you uover looked at ine bo
fore," sho suggested archly, feeling In
stinctively tbat this was her hour; that
the man sho loved was at this moment
thinking more about her thau of any
thing else in tho world.
Hnines made a gesture of regret.
"That must bo it," lie agreed. Then
ho leaned forward eagerly. "But I'm
looking at you now, and I liko looking
at you. I like what you've done for
"Ob, that was nothing, Mr. Haines,"
she exclaimed airily, her intuition tell
ing her of her sway over tho man,
"Nothing!" ho exclaimed. "Well, It's
more than any one over did for mo bo
fore. I've known lots of girls"
"I don't doubt that, Mr. Haines,"
Hope interjected, with n light laugh.
"Yes, I say 1'vo known lots of glrK
but there's never boon one who showed
herself such n trno frlpnd as you have
been. Thpre's never been any one who
believed lu nie this way when I wai
practically down and out."
"Perhaps you're never boon down
and out before, Mr. Halncs, so they
never hnd a cbanco to show whether
they believed in you or not."
"That may bo one reason," ho un
awered. "I woudor why" bo paused
"I wonder why your sister Carolina
did not believe in me."
"You were quite fond of her, weren't
you?" tbe girl began, then stopped and
turned away her head.
Hntneg gazed curiously at Hope.
"I was, yes. I even thought 1 loved
ber, but I toon saw my mistake. It
wasn't love. It was only a klud of
Suddenly pausing, Bud Halnea shot
swift glance at tbe girl.
"What wonderful hair you have, Miss
Tbe girl smiled Invitingly.
1 r"yluK so'.
"Vim," ho declare I earnestly. "1
know so, I never nollcod it before,
but I guest lots of follows! down In
Tlope's tantalizing stnllc worried blm.
"I hupo you tiro not, secretly engaged
loo!" ho I'xi-lnlmed.
"No, oh, no!" she answered quickly
before she thought.
"Or In love?" he asked fprlously.
Unities hnd slood up and wni now
leaning Intently over the Inblo. Ho
realized the difference between tho
feeling ho bad had for Carolina nnd
tho lender emotion that thrilled him
bo thought of the fiweot girl bofnro
lilm. Tills tlmo bo know ho wiim not
mistaken. Ho know that ho truly
loved Hope Langdon.
"Or In lovo?" lu; asked nr;iln, anx
ious nt. her sllcnro,
Hope looked at liltn slowly. A faint
blti'li lllumliud hor fne".
"Oh, don't let's lalk nl ut mo," she
"Hut 1 want to talk about you," he
cried. "I don't want to tat': nbotit any
thing clrp. I mnt talk about you, nnd
"jVo one hn licUrrr-' in mr liul ynu."
I'm going to tall; whether you want
to hear or not. You're believed in mo
when nobody cKp hetlevcd. You'vo
fought for mo when everybody else
was lighting ngal'if mo. You've slown
that you think I am honot and worthy
of n woman's faith You foucht your
own family for mo. Nobody has over
done for mo what you have, nnd
Ho faltered, full of what ho was
about to .wiy.
"And you're grateful," sho ended.
Ho looked her squarely in tbo eyes
s though to fathom her thoughts.
Then ho reached toward tho girl and
zrl-cd both her hinds.
"Grateful nothing!" he cried. "I'm
not grateful. I'm In iovo-ln love with
you. I v.nnt you want you as I never
wanted anything or anybody before,
and I toll you I'm going to have you.
Do you hear-:''
Hope could nor hide her agitation.
The light in ber eyes showed sho was
all a woman,
"Oh, nothing In the world could hap
pen ns q.iickiy as thnt, Mr. Haines!"
she protected, with her last attempt at
"Not bins could?" ho threatened. "I'll
Ho advanced quickly around the ta
ble, lm' the girl darted jut beyond his
grn-p. Thou she paused and her lover
pathoied her In his arms.
"Hope, my dear: you are my own,"
was all ho could ny as bo bent over
to kNs the lips that were not refused
Hope released herself from his fer
"I love you. 1 do Iovo you," s'ne said
fondly. "I believe in you, unci father
must too. You've got to straighten
this taiu'lo out now. for my nko ;u
well ns your own. l'ath T will li-uor."
"It's a'.! so strange. " wonderful
I can hardly ir3prtn:id It," began
Haines slowly as be hold tho girl's
I'nknown to both, tho door lending
from tho hall bad opened to admit
Senator Langdon into the lower end
of tho room. Surprised at tho sight
of tho couple, so seriously intent on
each other, ho made n sudden gesture
of anger, then, apparently changing
his mind, advanced toward thorn.
"I believe you want to so" mo, sir,"
ho said to Halncs. "I hope you'll lie
brief. I have very little time to spare
from my guests."
Hope's bosom fluttered tiniorouly
nt the Interruption. The man nervous
ly stepped forward.
"I shan't tnko nni h of your tlmo.
Senator Langdon," ho said. "There
has been a misunderstanding, a terri
ble mistake. 1 am sure I can convince
Senator Langdon hesitated doubtful
ly, half turned toward Carolina, Ran
dolph and Norton, who hail followed
III in, and again faced lliilnos.
Hope prosted hor father's arm anil
looked up Into his face ontreatingly.
Randolph, observing this, quickly
stepped close to tho senator's side,
saying, "I can settle with thi3 Mr.
nniues for yeu."
Waving his son aside, the senator
"I reckon thero's been too many
attending to my business and sottliug
my affairs, .Randolph," ho said. "I
think for a change I'll settle p. row of
my own. All of you cluidien go out
nnd leave mo hero with Mr. Halncs."
(To lie ciiHlltiitril.i
I'ninK Minlurr Snlil tn limp luir
llrliiiiKlnu; In -srsi I us; Tim blue Co.
l'ltink .antuor was arrent"d Situnlav
ntKht by the polbe department on a wnt
'.int ihaidliiK the c uibeziloiuont of t:o
ftoni thovliiRcr h'ewitiK .Midline rnni
pan Hantwcr v. an In tho employ of the
company and (ollcctcd Ihe money In
liiestloii In the capacity of agent. Ho
Whs ycstcd.i relr;it,ed on ball. Ho will
1 Kten a he.uitiK lo-da.v In city cuuil.
TlH'iiKis Kxw.ire of lUirlinRlon. who was
art rated in Itichmoinl, will be Khen n
hearlns In-day In city court on the chaiBo
of ntton.ptliiK to defraud the Hutlanrt
and Central Vermont railroad. The
trouble is over a basjtap ctatJc. Tho
icspondent clalaii that ha did not receive
the proper ehack for hagsase font from
Kn to Wlnooskl Ho nccordlnKly so
cuied another one nt the local stntlo i. as,
It is claimed, under Mine representations.
Mrs. Trumbull wns nn-eMed Saturday
nlslu b the rn"cn derartment at her
rooms cr ITS t'olloRe ctreet, Ibo (liarse
beinR that Mie waa keeping a house of
W It I "f 1 1
WHAT OUR NEIGHBORS SAY
A I'N't St'AL KtiMANf'K.
i Kroni the Mnntpoller Journnl )
Tluit tlif oxprcxMnn, "Love wi'l ' -A
wsi," ii no meaningless nm. nt w "l.i
proliahly never moio rnn"liiM el
r'i inonMniti il tlmn In (V mnrrlngn vhcii
eirnmrt In Lebanon, N. II, the oil. or
tiny. An ltnllnn liny nbnut 11 yenrs of
rise nas Invllfrl to nttpnd the I'arls fx
Ii.Eltton by Ihe brother of hl ft ;
!i"'li'T. Hero he nirt tile dnURliler o
lit." luifit who wits then 13 yours or t.
The ltnllnn could not pponl 1'renrb i"l
tb( pill could not spe-ilt ltnllnn fo w , n
'liey felt In love matt rs were smnewl a
cnni;llc,ipit. iilthniit;li they nuinnnoil o
Li.dpi'Kland each other to tho extent n'
fin rimegf ni'iit. He was lo mo nwny
r.-.rr, some money nnd w h"ii he fent for
tin ih" wiis to come ami innrrv hl'i
hov went b;ul tn Ittilv -Alth ile
ti I ii'lluilloll linil, lint bp'n;.' pv urrcs'..
li. 1 III his xentmes, en nie n America to
f"ek bin foitiiiii' uhont ii.-Kp e.irs nso.
ilf wmWed in tt fruit More a (,n.e
I i il Dually went Into 1,1' . rnr 1 m
irlf stirrf Prilnu to snrn mi m nt ti n'
be Is now n lurpe mrrr 'irl A 't or'
time ngo l.e M-nt tnr bis m n. the
ul run lie linil not en for 10 yra' -'I
rt.e to ber prnmlfe, sl.e traveled n i
tl.e oft mi iilone nnd finally landed -,t
ni d Mund in Lebanon, where ?h
met by I er youthful ln er, whom i-hp .1 '
let rernsnii.e at fltst In the mmnt'n e
fbe had lenrned Itab.in and he bad
funlii-d I-'rmeli, po ,n two langiinc i
it'pv Rieeted rn"h otl.er crd wero nv
! CHEAP HKNATt n KT1 ALCOHOL
(From tho Rut. nnd New.'.)
An lnentor nt gentile has romp to
tie f.-oit with a ilfUcp w.n-'i Iip ola inn
w II S'llio the prnhlpm of cheap do.
iiriturcd nlcnliol. The i,-i iv Times of f .t
eiiv pnnis n pirt hp of tl p cnntrlv.irep,
nllrn is ,i spepil vii; fo- the produ' -t.or
of ulint I; licwti u ' prnnf ' pirrt
:i i" i-xpbiiiK-d Hat Hi'. sttil tnakss
'i.inor" spirits by the tlr't distillation,
v.hile by the prof -.s nnw in t-mjiir on'
oi.c-tl.ird of tho ppi (PntJKP put It la
ii'-bioMd thrntich the fir llatt"n
Il is claimed fur il is s.;.c u 1 Mill thnt
It can protltubly utilize hi.'i n;; cn-t-ilt.liis:
starch or "ica'- A l. t o' tl.o
wuMe piodti'ts of the fftim ei.ntaln thee
i.pecsRary elements, the inventor 1p
iimfs that wl en It1- t.'l Is gene-a"-Ir.trcdlired
farmers can hotter nftoid lo
fied their cattle vhn ray than w 'h
i nrr.stall. because tbe latter can
"ore piofltnhly utilized in the man ifa -
lure of al'ohnl, ivhloh he ways can ho
p; educed nt the low cost of 11 rents a
The .ipparatus l quite slmplp. and as
t!ip inventor states thnt it Is also In
piifod, the day mnv be at hand for a
Mebzatioii of the rosy expertai.ons n
these Blm advocated the enactment n'
the law whncli nholMiPri tbp tax on
n rohol denaturpd for nmmer.-lal i.sp
Commissi, nrrw Issup One of the ri.1
C lass (o W. H. Mrf'tirtj.
The boa-M of licpnse commissioner
zranted n first class license to V I!
Mi ( 'arty nt 1"7 Main street Hntn-dav
nff f'vnoon. This wns nade po.sihle b
the withdrawal of P.alpli Nardml
whom a thlid class pPip ixns crar,'-1
on North stieet. Mr. Nardlnl later road
application for transfer to 211 Main street.
Kollnwlnc Mr. N'ardlni'.s withdrawal. Mr
Mct'ariv renewed the application wli'.-1-p
made last month for a fl '?t class
The license commissioners have cra-p.'
tbp application made by Mitchell Hnn-hr
fo- the transfer of bis first el.-us I' is(
fr m S'i Archibald s'reet t" the ei cb
ing at the hincthin of Klmwo'd a--!';rralp
(ibo f'nll, 7.IM10, for All Dciini'tincnts n'
thr .Ncmv I in 1 a ii el ( oinpiiiii.
The N'ew Holland T. Icphone A- Tele
graph company h.i- K.st completed i 1
Installation of a private branch ex han
in Its bulidinp;, whi'b will apply to t'.i"
different departments of the lnr.-il bi.ie.
This new service will be attended i .
ins business hours by a special oper.-
nnd will enatdn the subscribers, bv m hi
the naturn of their business h tb j
operator, tn secure the Immediate depart
ment they wish. As soon as the new tele
phone directories are out, which vw'.l .ie
In two or thice weeks, etilv one numbei ,
"it", will appear nzairst the New I'.hk
1.1 ml Telephone & Teleer.iph cnmpiny.
this plan hnvlriK been adopted in all tha
l'nder the old system many subscribers
who wish tn hiive their telephonet
moved to another location or w-,t have ,
complaint to make do not Itnow whom
to call. Thev waste considerable time in
calling up the different departments be
fore they finally t:ct the rtKht partv
l'nder ibo new system any subscriber who
has any businesj of any nature with tho
comp.iry has only to call 7tV1 and tbn
special operator, after learninc tbe nauirn
rf the innulrer's bus'npss, will 1mm."-ill.-.tely
connect him with the proper of
fice and person.
cm vi'v w. c. t. i". omrum."
At the Chittenden county W. C T t".
convention in IVichmond, the fo'lnwmc
resolutions wero adopted: "Resolved, That
we express our disapproval of the local
option law and Its working In Vermont
and declate our purpose to labor earnest
ly for a State prohibitory law'' Tb
followint; otllcers were elected to serva
the ensuinc year: President. Mrs. Anna
Kenyon, Hlchmimd, first vice-president,
.M-s. A. C Varney, Kast Charlotte; sec.
mid ice-presldciit, Mrs. P. It. Hntley,
Kssex Junction; secretar.v. Miss Mabel
Halcb. HurllliKton; treasurer, Mrs. J. E,
lvnnis, HurlltiRton; auditor, Mrs. P, K.
Hammond, HuriinRton; Y secretary.
Miss Cora Clark, Kast Charlotte; I.. T. I
secretary. Miss Helen M. WellmRli, Uur
lliiKton. I'OIJTl'.NUS IN MlltlGK.
(Trom tho Lowell Courier-Citizen,)
If Charles w. Morso s really worth
bit ween twenty to thirty millions In 1JM
he inun leptrol that he did not cash In
r.i.d ro out of busine.. He Is said to
be now praotlcally destitute of Money,
thoiih'h not of friends, two hundred of
whom are willlns to mnke up a inllllon
dollar bond for hl iclease. Tint u la
probable that tho Kreat wealth ascribed
to him three yenr nco was fictitious it
Is tint unlikely tint his assets and Ua
bdltles nt the time, if reckoned up,
would have been a standoff, Trobahly,
ton, if tho truth were known, thero art
other fortunes ns unreal as Morse's,
ACCENT ON THE K1HST SYLLABLE.
Kean Kemble Have you seen my Ham
let, me boyf
Serlbb I am elad to hear you char
acterize it In that way
Kean Kembla What dn you mean?
Scrlhb I am clad to hear ynu call It
your Hamlet I knew It wasn't Shaka
pere', Clevrlan A Plain Dealer
FOUNTAIN VVSXn AT VRLUj PRKSS,