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■——— l^— — — ll * l — M^^PH—l———— J^ —^V V (Copyright. 1910, by the New York Herald Company.) jHS, ,popyrlght. 1910, by the MacMillan Company. "mSr DH '' X’" IT 17 SYNOPSIS. Elam Ilarnlsh. known al! through Alas ka as “Burning Daylight,” celebrates his 30th birthday with a crowd of miners at the Circle City Tivoli. The dance leads to heavy gambling. In which over 1100,000 Is staked Harnish loses his money and hla mine but wins the mail contract. He ■tarts on his mail trip with dogs and sledge, telling his friends that he will be In the big Yukon gold strike at the start Burning Daylight makes a sensationally rapid run across country with the madl, appears at the Tivoli and is now ready to join his friends in a dash to the ne w .gold fleMs. Deciding that gold will be found in the* up-river district Harnish buys DVo tons of flour, which he declares will be worth its weight in gold, but when he arrives with his flour he finds the big flat desolate. A comrade discov ers gold and Daylight reaps a rich bar vest. He goes to Dawson, becomes trie most prominent figure in the Klondike and defeats a combination of capitalists In a vast mining deal. He returns to civilization, and, amid the bewildering complications of high finance. Daylight finds that he has been led to invest his eleven millions in a manipulated scheme. He goes to New York, and confronting his disloyal partners with a revolver, he threatens to kill them if his money Is not returned. They are cowed, return their stealings and Harnish goes back to San Francisco where he meets his fate in Dede Mason, a pretty stenographer. He makes large investments and gets into the political ring. For a rest ho goes to the country. Daylight gets deeper into high finance in San Francisco, but often the longing for the simple life nearly over comes him. Dede Mason buys a horse and Daylight meets her In her saddle trips. One day he asks Dede to go with him on one more ride, his purpose being to ask her to marry him and they canter away, she trying to analyze her feelings. Dede tells Daylight that her happiness could not lie with a money manipulator. Daylight undertakes to build up a great Industrial community. He is Insistent that she marry him and yet hopes to win her. Daylight falls back into his old drinking v ays. There is a flurry in the money market. CHAPTER XlX.—Continued. “Dede, if I tell you, flat and straight, that I’m going up to live on that ranch at Glen Ellen, that I ain’t taking a cent with me, that I’m going to scratch for every bite I eat, and that I ain’t going to play ary a card at the business game again, will you come along with me?” She gave a glad little cry, and he nestled her in closely. But the next moment she had thrust herself out from him to the old position at arm’s length. "How is this possible? How can you leave your business? Has any thing happened?” “No. nothing’s happened yet, but It’s going to. blame quick. I’ve taken your preaching to heart, and I’ve come to the penitent form. I’ve taken ray last drink. You’re marrying a whisky-soak. i?ut your husband won’t be that. He’s going to grow into an other man so quick you won’t know him. A couple of months from now, up there in Glen Ellen, you’ll wake up some morning and find you’ve got a perfect stranger in the house with you, and you’ll have to get introduced to him all over again. You’ll say. Tm Mrs. Harnish, who are you?’ And I’ll say. Tm Elam Harnish’s younger brother. I’ve just arrived from Alaska to at tend the funeral.’ ‘What funeral?’ you’ll say. And I'll say. ‘Why the fu neral of that good-for-nothing, gam bling, whisky-drinking Burning Day light the man that died of fatty de generation of the heart from sitting in night and day at the business game.’ ‘Yes, ma’am,’l’ll say,‘he’s sure a gone 'coon, but I’ve come to take his place and make you happy. And now, ma’am, if you’ll allow me. I’ll just me ander down to the pasture and milk the cow while you’re getting break fast.' ” “But you haven’t answered ray ques tions.” she reproached him, as she emerged, rosy and radiant, from the embrace that had accompanied the culmination of his narrative. “Now just what do you want to know?” he asked. “I want to know how all this Is pos sible? How you are able to leave “Dear Elam.” She Whispered, “Dear Elam.” your business at a time like this? What you meant by saying that some thing was going to happen quickly?” "Let’s go and get married,” he urged, all the whimsicality of his utterance duplicated in his eyes. “I’ve been work ing like forty horses ever since this blamed panic set in. and all the time some of those Ideas you’d given me were getting ready to sprout Well, they sprouted this morning, that’s aIL I knew I wanted to ride in the hills with you just about thirty million times more than I wanted to go to the office. And I knew all the time It was Impossible. And why? Because of the office. The office wouldn’t let me. And then I made up my mind that I was to the dividing of the ways. One way led to the office. The other way led to Berkeley. And I took the Berkeley road, i’m never going to set foot In the office again. That’s all gone, finished, over and done with, and I’m letting It slide clean to smash and then some. • I’m wiping the slate clean. I’m letting it all go smash. When them thirty million dollars stood up to my face and said I couldn’t go out with you in the hills today, I knew the time had come for me to put my foot down. And I’m putting it down. I’ve got you, and my strength to work for you, and that little ranch in Sonoma. That’s all I want, and that’s all I’m going to save out, along with Bob and Wolf, a suit case and a hundred and forty hair bridles. All the rest goes, and good riddance. It’s that much junk.’’ A knock at the door Interrupted him, and he was left to stare delight edly at the Crouched Venus and on around the room at Dede’s dainty pos sessions. while she answered the tele phone. “It is Mr. Hegan,” she said, on re turning. “He is holding the line. He says it is Important.” Daylight shook his head and smiled. “Please tell Mr. Hegan to hang up. I’m done with the office and I don’t want to hear anything about any thing.” A minute later she was back again. “He refuses to hang up. He told me to tell you that Unwin is in the office now, waiting to see you, and Harrison, too. Mr. Hegan said that Grirashaw and Hodgkins are in trouble. That it looks as if they are going to break. And he said something about protection.” It was startling information. Both Unwin and Harrison represented big banking corporations, and Daylight knew' that if the house of Grimshaw and Hodgkins went It would precipi tate a number of failures and start a flurry of serious dimensions. But Day light smiled, and shook his head. He caught her by the hand and drew her to him, “You let Hegan hang on to that line till he’s tired. We can’t be wasting a second on him on a day like this.” “But I know something of the fight you have been making,” Dede con tended. “If you stop now, all the work you have done, everything, will be de stroyed. You have no right to do it. You can’t do It.” Daylight was obdurate. He shook his head and smiled tantalizingly. “Nothing will be destroyed, Dede, nothing. You don’t understand this business game. It’s done on paper. All I stand for is paper. I’ve got the paper for thousands of acres of land. All right. Burn up the paper, and burn me along with it. The land re mains, don’t it? Nothing is going to be lost —not one pile out of the docks, not one railroad spike, not one ounce of steam out of the gauge of a ferry boat. The cars will go on running, whether 1 hold the paper or somebody else holds it.” By this time Hegan had arrived in an automobile. The honk of it came in through the open window, and they saw It stop alongside the big red ma chine. In the car were Unwin and Harrison, while Jones sat with the chauffeur. “I’ll see Hegan." Dhylight told Dede. “There’s no need for the rest. They can wait in the machine." “Is he drunk?” Hegan whispered to Dede at the door. She shook her head and showed him in. “Good morning, Larry.” was Day light’s greeting. “Sit down and rest your feet. You sure seem to be in a flutter.” “1 am.” the little Irishman snapped back. “Grimshaw and Hodgkins are going to smash if something isn’t done quick. Why didn’t you come to the office? What are you going to do about it?” “Nothing.” Daylight drawled lazily. “Except let them smash. I guess. I’ve had no dealings with Grimshaw and Hodgkins. I don’t owe them anything. Besides, I’m going to smash myself. Look here, Larry, you know me. You know when I make up my mind 1 mean it. Well. I’ve sure made up my mind. I’m tired of the whole game. I’m letting go of it as fast as 1 can, and a smash is the quickest way to let To Allay Eye Irritation Simple Wash Made From Saturated Solution of Boracic Acid Is Very Soothing. When one Is forced to work under a light that is placed too high for eye comfort and cannot be readily ad justed it is far better to use an opaque green shade over the eyes than to al low the sight to become permanently injured. A good quality of these can be pur chased at your stationer s for the modest sum of a quarter and the re lief you will find in them will be more than worth the small expense. Should the eyes become irritated near the eyelash use a wash of luke warm sterilized w'ater having diluted therein as much boraic acid as the water will take up. One can prepare a pint bottle of this and have It ready for use at any time. The only thing necessary would be to place the bottle in a cup of warm water so as to make it luke warm before using. Should a white sediment tortn at the bottom Is by no means spoiled, as this is only a very small extra quantity of the boracic asid which has been absorbed by the water and Is in no way harmful More than a certain quantity, say a heaped teaspoonful to a pint of wa “Use a Different Tone of Voice, or You’ll Be Heading for a Hospital.” go. All you’ve got to do is to protect yourself and all our friends. Now you listen to me while I tell you what to do. Everything is in good shape to do’ It. Nobody must get hurt. Every body that stood by me must come through without damage. All the back wages and salaries must be paid pron to. All the money I’ve switched away from the water company, the street cars, and the ferries must be switched back. And you won’t get hurt your self none. Every company you got stock in will come through —” “What have you done to him?" He gan snarled at Dede. “Hold on there, Larry.” For the first time Daylight’s voice was sharp, while all the old lines of cruelty in his face stood forth. “Miss Mason is go ing to be my wife, and while I don’t mind your talking to her all you want, you’ve got to use a different tone of voice or you’ll be heading for a hos pital, which will sure be an unex pected sort of smash. And let me tell you one other thing. This-all Is my doing. She says I’m crazy, too.” Dede stepped forward where she confronted the two men. “Walt,” she said. “I want to say something. Elam, if you do this In sane thing. I won’t marry you. I refuse to marry you." Hegan. in spite of his misery, gave her a quick, grateful look. “I’ll take my chance on that,” Day light said. “And now. Larry, you’d better be going. I’ll be at the hotel in a little while, and since I’m not go ing to step into the office again, bring all papers to sign and the rest over to my rooms. And you can get me on the ’phone there any time. This smash is going through. Savvee? I’m quit and done.” He turned to Dede as scon as He gan was gone, and took her by the hand. “And now. little woman, you needn't come to the office any more. Consider yourself discharged.” “I’d cry, if I thought it would do any good," she threatened. “In which case I reckon I’d have to hold you in my arms some more and sort of soothe you down.” he threaten ed back. ter, will not be absorbed, so there is no fear of making the water too soft, as only a certain degree can be achieved In this direction. Use of this when the lids become irritated, applying with a well-cleaned eyecup, will save you from many a painful and patience trying stye, an abscess of the eyelid that is most discomforting and which make their appearance at the most inopportune times. The National Tree of China. The tung. or wood oil tree, is worth ily named the national tree of China It is stately In appearance, with smooth green bark and wide-spreading branches, affording a fine shade. It bears a fruit resembling a shell bark hickory nut, but as large as a small orange. Each nut contains three tri angular seds similar to small Brazil nuts. Tbe oil Is pressed from these seeds and the refuse is used as a fer tilizer. The oil is used principally for polishing woodwork and dressing leather. Considerable quantities are exported. The wood of the tung tree is used tor making musical instruments, fine boxes and the framework of small houses. It is believed that this tree might flourish in warmer parts of the United States.— Scientific American. As he stood at the top of the steps, leaving, she said; “You needn’t send those men. There will be no packing, because I am not going to marry you ” “I'm not a bit scared.” he answered, and went down the steps. CHAPTER XX Three days r '->Viieht rode to Berkeley in his red car. It was for the last time, for on the morrow the big machine passed into another’s pos session. It had been a strenuous three days, for his smash had been the big gest the panic had precipitated in Cal ifornia. The papers had been filled with it, and a great cry of indignation had gone up from the very men who later found that Daylight had fully protected their Interests. It was these facts, coming slowly to . light, that gave rise to the widely repeated charge that Daylight had gone in sane. It was the unanimous conviction among business men that no sane man could possibly behave in such fashion. On the other hand, neither his prolonged steady drinking nor his affair with Dede became public, so the only conclusion attainable was that the wild financier from Alaska had gone lunatic. And Daylight had grinned and confirmed the suspicion by refusing to see the reporter. He halted the automobile before Dede’s door, and met her with his same rush ing tdctics, enclosing her In his arms before a word could be uttered. “I’ve done It,” he announced. “You’ve seen the newspapers, of course. I’m plumb cleaned out. and I’ve just called around to find out what day you feel like starting for Glen Ellen. It’ll have to be soon, for it’s real expensive living In Oakland these days. My board at the hote’ Is only paid to the end of the week, and 1 can’t afford to stay on after that. And beginning with tomorrow I’ve got to use the street cars, and they sure eat up the nickels.” He paused, and waited, and looked at her. Indecision and troubie showed on her face. Then the smile he knew so well began to grow on her lips and in her eyes, until she threw back her head and laughed in the old forthright boyish way. “When are those men coming to pack for me?" she asked. And again she laughed and simu lated a vain attempt to escape his bear-like arms. “Dear Elam,” she whispered: “dear Elam." And of herself, for the first time, she kissed him. “Now, I’ve got an idea.” Daylight said. “We’re running away ‘from cit ies, and you have no kith nor kin, so it don’t seem exactly right that we should start off by getting married in a city. So here’s the idea; I’ll run up to the ranch and get things in shape around the house and give the caretaker his walking-papers. You follow me in a couple of days, coming on the morning train. I’ll have the preacher fixed and waiting. And here’s another Idea. You bring your riding togs In a suit case. And as soon as the ceremony’s over, you can go to the hotel and change. Then out you come, and you find me waiting with a couple of horses, and we’ll ride over the landscape so as you can see the prettiest parts of the ranch the first thing. And she’s sure pretty, that ranch. And now that It’s settled. I’ll he waiting for you at the morning train day after tomorrow.” Dede blushed as she spoke. “You are such a hurricane.” “Well, ma’am,” he drawled, “I sure bate to burn daylight. And you and 1 have burned a heap of daylight. We’ve been scandalously extravagant. We might" have been married years ago.” (TO BE CONTINUED.) Officers Show How Army Does Baking WASHINGTON. lmprovements In present-day methods of baking bread in the field for the army over the methods of only a year or two ago were seen in a demonstration at the Washington barracks the other day, before a delegation of officials from the war department. Those present were Gen. Henry G, Sharp, commis sary general of the United States army; Col. David L. Brainard and Maj. Henry G. Cole. One of the feats performed was the loading of an oven, capable of doing the cooking for a hundred and fifty sol diers, on a wagon in seven minutes and three seconds. This was about one-third of the time w hich a similar demonstration in oven packing had consumed two years ago, according to the officials. No housewife or French chef could have turned out a better dinner or whiter, brown-crusted bread than did the cooks in the open air with their ‘'take-down” ovens. In the opinion of the watchers. Roast beef, that sent up a savory odor, onion gravy that tempted the palate, and strawberry shortcake, cov ered with delicious icing, w-ere only a few of the things which were on the bill of fare. Capt. M. A. Elliott, Jr., who is in charge of the bakery at the barracks and who conducted the inspection, assured his visitors that Finds Huts Upon a Lonely Island QUIDNUNCS at Washington, those gentlemen who are always asking, ‘What now?” enjoyed a considerable thrill of mystery and curiosity in dis cussing the recent report of Rear Ad miral Southland, who on board the West Virginia visited Palmyra Island and 51 of lesser isles, lying about 1,000 miles southwest of Honolulu, about 90 miles from Fanning Island. The Palmyra group, says Chappie’s News Letter, was proclaimed a part of Hawaii in 18S2, but since It has ap peared tt> the state department only re cently that Great Britain had annexed them in 1889, Rear Admiral Southland was dispatched with the West Virginia to explore the group thoroughly and especially to search for any public monuments conflicting with the United States' claim to the islands. His re port on this point is very clear and explicit, to wit: “The results are defi nite in making it clear that no flag pole. notice board, monuments or oth er surface objects Indicating an en deavor to claim sovereignty on the part of any nation exists on this is land." No living person was found in the archipelago, although bird life abounded. The most mysterious find was a lit tle settlement of three huts In a Human “Goat” in Postal Department <X ZMSkiCt A HUMAN “goat” was discovered the o'her day in the postofflce de partment.' No, it was not Postmaster General Hitchcock. John R. Rhoades Is employed in the supply division of the department. It is the principal duty of Rhoades to nail together the large boxes filled with postal supplies for postmasters in every section of the country. As is customary with those who are engaged in a similar task, Rhoades took up a mouthful of wire nails. By some unforeseen circumstances one of the nails escaped his fingers when it was about to be pulled from his mouth, and went down his throat. He was choked for an instant. Then some of his co-workers called up an ambulance. They thought he would choke to death unless medical aid was Electrician Fries Eggs by Wireless ELECTRICAL discharges of hun dreds of volts, an electric globe burning without any wire connection, egg frying by wireless, wireess tele phony and telegraphy, and other elec trical phenomena, and also wonders of liquid air, were demonstrated in a lecture by Professor L. H. Wood and Henry L. Transtrom, an electrical ex pert. at the Washington Foreign Mis sion seminary. The electrical discharges were seen flashing in long specterlike streams, which snapped and crackled like light ning. By changing the terminals, the flashes resembled small electric foun tains. Mr. Transtrom, holding his hand near one of the terminals, received into his body a current of at least 200,- 000 volts without any injury. A wonder to the audience was the frying of the egg without any visible power, but there was heard the siz zling and the low hum of the transmit ter. which was not connected with the pan. Two hundred of the audience heard through the receiver of the wire less telephone a voice that came from Cause and Effect. Gabe —“How did Jones get behind the bars?” Steve —“Spent too much time in front of them ” —New York American. no "frills” had been added for the oc casion. but that it was as* ordinary noonday meal. The bakery at the barracks is known as field bakery No. I, and com prises one-third of the entire cooking staff of the United State* army. It has facilities for cooking for 19,000 men, although only about one-third of the facilities were in use. The corps there includes one officer and 65 men. This section also 1* a school for those who wish to become army cooks. Besides the outdoor ovens, widch are used continuously as soon as the weather loses the smallest portion of its wintry severity, two large indoor ovens are always ready for use there. The demonstration included the use of the older clay ovens and the kind used in the Civil war, and dowm to the present day type, which can be knocked down in a few minutes ready for transportation in the army wag ons. The advantages, capacity and life of the several types of ovens were explained by Capt. Elliott. Although the regular army oven of the present time is a substantial iron affair, Capt. Elliott insists that his men know how to use the simplest forms as w ? ell. This rule holds true in the other apparatus. The men learn how to use the most modern dough-kneading machines, but they must also know how to use the original dough-knead ing machines —the hands. In the school where the men are taught to cook are hung charts show ing food values. Besides this there is an equipment of experimental appara tus, including an electrical oven, used in teaching them the scientific aa well as the practical points in cooking, densely wooded slope of Islet 51, the presence of which was thoroughly screened from anything by the. closest search. Two of the huts were roofed with corrugated iron and one w'ith thatch, and there were stoves, tables, shelves, jars, bottles and other evi dences of a continued occupation at no very distant period. One hut, with a new' dodV and good lock, contained a large number of cedar cases of Ori ental make, several of which had been labeled by pasting a slip of Japanese paper on the ends and writing over It. One case was thus labeled: "This case contains ammunition, May 7." While there is no harbor at which a vessel might coal or a naval base be permanently established, the group could be used for the accumulation of supplies or the rendezvous of an expe dition intended to carry out a design dependent for Its success on se crecy. rendered at once. The ambulance from the Providence hospital arrived and Rhoades was hurried to the institution. The physicians at Providence were es pecially busy when Rhoades arrived. He waited for half an hour. No one came to his assistance. "I can't afford to wait any longer,” declared Rhoades, “I will be docked if I stay away from the department any longer." He left the hospital and returned to his work. The nail was still clinging to some part of his Internal anatomy. "How does it feel to have swallowed a nail?" Rhoades was asked. "Well, I have swallow-ed many a fish bone, and I don’t feel any other sensation than that created by taking Into my system one of the small bones of a shad." he replied. “L can breathe all right, and feel absolutely no incon venience, but I would like to have this nail removed. I waited long enough at the hospital today to have my ap pendix taken out. but apparently the physicians were too busy to attend to ray case. I felt compelled to get back on the job, for postmasters all over the country are howiing for their supplies.” >v 3 the transmitter in another part of the building The auditorium being darkened while wireless telegraphy was demon strated, it was illuminated by the bril liancy of the discharges, the noise of which was deafening. The lighting of a common incandescent globe by wire less followed. A hollow copper ball floating in a jar of water w’as rotated with great rapidity; and a heavy cop per ring was suspended in midair, and then thrown upward several feet, also by wireless. Professor Wood is a teacher of sci ence in the seminary and Mr. Tran strom a student. Mr. Transtrom has constructed much wonderful electrical apparatus. its Origin. Ham explained his complexloa, “1 was the first man asked to take 4ew a stove pipe, 1 ' he said. —Harpofii B* '*ar. NICE MAN. Softly—Won’t you give me another dance? Miss Charming—Really, Mr. Softly, you’ve had nearly all so far and — Softly—Yes: you know, it’s just to spite Miss Lovely. We’ve had a quarrel. Mirage Repeated. A Danish corespondent of the Lan cet in a receipt issue reports a case which he sayu “throws light on a miracle related in the Apocrypha.’ The patient was a man seventy-seven years old. with a cataract of eight years’ standing. While at work in his garden one day the patient had occa sion to rub his right eye several times on account of the sweat which had trickled into it. He awoke next morn ing to find that the sight of his right eye was restored. His wife and chil dren also remarked that his eye no longer looked gray. On examination by a doctor five days later nothing was to be seen of the lens till the pa tient looked down, when it was seen as a gray, shining body floating in the vitreous humor at the bottom of Ihe eye, where it moved with the move ment of the eye. The miracle of which Tobias is the hero is the sub ject of a painting by Rembrandt in Brussels. Sir Philip Sidney Outdone. In the seventeenth century wars between ' Denmark and Sweden a wounded Dane was about to raise a wooden bottle of water when a cry reached him from a wounded Swede stretched on the ground at a little distance. The good Dane, using the words of Sir Philip Sidney, stumbled to the side of his enemy, and. saying. “Thy need is greater than mine,’’ kneeled down and offered the water to hia lips. But the Swede, suddenly raising a pistol, fired and wounded the Dane in the shoulder. “Rascal!" cried the twice-wounded soldier of Denmark, "I would have be friended you and you would murder me in return. Now I will punish you. I would have given you the whole bot tle, but now you shall have only half.” He then raised the bottle to his lips, drank of it and afterward gave it in to the hand thai had attempted to kill him. Old Industry Revived. The offer by students of hand woven bed coverlets as payment for their tui tion led the president of Berea college to establish the Berea fireside indus tries. “Repair that loom" became a slogan which awakened Interest in the remotest cabins, the fireside in dustries now' include chairs, saddles, ax-handles, wooden plates, forks, spoons and baskets, in addition to blankets, linen towel covers, ramie towels and rag rugs o! many colors and designs The mountaineers often come a day’s journey on horseback to the lairs or to get detailed instruc tion. No Doubt. “Dibble is one of those fussy per sons who always speaks of a dogs tail as a ‘caudal appendage.’ “ “If the dog knew what a long name Dibble applied to what he was wag ging he would probably feel greatly fatigued." Crude Minded. “What sort of man is Dinghoffer?” “He judges a woman and a cigar the same way." “How is that?" “By their shape.’’ Its Proper Place. “Where shall we put this sleepy-hol low chair?" “Why not on the nap of the carpet?" In the Growth of Corn there’s a period when the kernels are plumped out with a vegetable milk, most nutri tious. As the corn ripens the “milk” hardens, and hnally becomes almost flinty. Post T oasties Are made from this hard part of choice selected com. It is carefully cooked; treat ed with sugar and salt; rolled into thin bits; then toasted to an appetizing brown —with- out a hand touching the food. It has been said that Post Toasties arc the most de liciously flavoured particles of cereal food yet produced. One can render an opinion upon trial. “ The Memory Lingers ** Sold by Grocers Poamm Cereal Company. Ltd.