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VT/ie msm,: 5j] W» * ■ ! 11, 11 !£ ! i un m ;| jt : If Tm* ; I ri ? - i ! jl ■ J Ü 'I j ye/Mr&'SüßfiOim'if cv Li iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii CHAPTER VIII.—Continued. - 12 - a I "I like to henr a man talk that way. I despise modesty In business, course you ate coming In with us? of As 7 said, we shall require five addi tional millions, perhaps more, to work the thing properly. There Is no need now to go Into further detnlls. You understand the situation even better than I do." He paused. "Since this Is Saturday," said Fltz hugh, "aud since nothing can be galued by your knowing my decision before Monday, I shall meet you Mon day morning at ten o'clock and will then give you my answer." A slight frown appeared on Otis' thin face. He began gathering up his dHta. "Very well. At what place?" "At my brokers'—Shirley A Co., in the Merrlmac block. "At ten? Very well. I know al ready what your nnswer will be—ttu emphatic 'y es.' " Suddenly he stood up, with a sweeping gesture, as though to force into the background everything pertaining to business. "Now let's talk no more shop. We've had enough for one nlghL" While they were exchanging part ing words the hall door opened and Mrs. Otis and Kathleen entered. Fitzhugh's heart seemed to stop for the Infinitesimal pnrt of a second, und then, as Kathleen came down the hall. It leapt, bounded, raced on with mad dening speed. He tingled to his finger tips. It was the first time he had seen her since that moonlight night two summers ago. Then, with the soft June moon on her glorlons hair, a gauzy scarf over her hare shoulders, he had thought her exquisite, ethe real. Now, with her sables, her tur ban of white fur, the tang of the frosty night In her glowing skin, he thought her ravishing, dlstractlngly beautiful. -Momentarily Otis seemed to hesltute. as though reluctant to do somethlnng Mint might afterward earn him n re huke. But as Kathleen nnd her mother drew near he intercepted them with his guest and presented him. first to his wife then to his daughter. I As the girl spoke an acknowledg ment of Fltzhugh's salutation she looked up for the first time iuto his eyes. The next Instant she started visibly, and, seemingly unconscious of her act, did a rather singular thing: she came very close to him and looked searchingly Into his fnee. The bright color heightened In her cheeks. Her fingers closed convulsively on the muff she carried. Her eyes traveled swift ly over him to his feet, nnd came to rest ngain on his face. She seemed In a state of bewilderment. Then, recovering her composure as quickly as she had lost It, she mur mured something conventional and was gone. lie never quite knew, when he found himself walking rapidly down the driv -, with the snow swirling round him. how lie got ttiere. Ills brain was In a whirl, his pulse on fire, and ov.-r and over lie repeated to him self: "She's wonderful—more wonder ful than ever me!—Un iv,.-. me— the only one. His appointment was with Hunt at a Mlel he renewed the lliiril acquaintance ship of that memorable day. A "quiet little game" was brewing In an tipper room, and he arrived in time to Join at the beginning. to him, and as he shuffled tli card' In high feather, exchanging quips with the men around the table anmit his obvious good spiiils, the door behind him opened and some new players entered. The next moment Fltzhugh was be ing introduced to the new arrivals. "Mr. Fitzhugh. this is Artie Sparkle." A foppish young man, smiling vacu ously, came forward with mincing step and held out a flabby, bcjcwoled hand. The "quiet little game" lasted all Saturday night and until late Sunday afternoon. Fltzhugh's Golden God dess, Luck, frowned upon him at first und he lost steadily ; hut later his su perior playing began to tell, and as her Inclemency gradually turned to smiles lie won much faster than he had lost. He was decidedly the mas ter of the others. Artie Sparkle lost continually. Alan, he continually drank. It wns not quite clear whether his adversity was responsible for his Intemperance, or vice versa, but certainly as hts llba tlons Increased he played the more recklessly. He distributed his paper treely, but as he became more Intox icated there was a decided reluctance to the advances. At length he was flatly refused and Rdvlsed to go to bed. And she knows Of them all sin- is ;i\, i n- -''uh It was li -re it The tir't d.-nl fell At tills point Fltzhugh, who so far had loaned him nothing, removed the requested number of chips from his generous heap and shoved them across the table to the tipsy one, who with much difficulty counted them and gave in exchange his I O' U for five hun dred dollar*. They soon want the way of the rest, and he slit slumped down In his chair, Ids arms dangling limply at either side, his head sunken, his mouth open, leering stupidly from unddr drooping lids. Fltzhugh caught Ids wandering eye. "Better try another stuck, Sparkle," he invited In a friendly way, and be gan cutting off a small section of his chip pile, you to, Sparkle?" Artie struggled valiantly to speak distinctly. "A thou—a thou—a hie ! a thousan', ol' simp." With considerable slowness and de liberation the transaction was made, and Fltzhugh pocketed Artie's 1 O U for a thousand dollars. The early winter darkness bad closed In before the game ended, and most of the gamblers were ready for bed. Very quietly Fltzhugh went In turn to all those who had taken Artie's I O U's and bought them In. In all they amounted to over eight thousand dollars, and the ones he himself held brought the total to ten thousand five hundred. way. us? of addi need You "How many may I help Fltz be Mon will Otis' his in al as and ten, Otis entered. Fltzhugh was alone in a private compartment of Ills broker's olhee on Mondny morning when, promptly at With a brief "Hood morning," the capitalist came straight for to the point, und hall. had soft a tur the he "You ure with us. Fltzhugh?" "Sit down, Otis. Make yourself com fortable. Try one of these cigars? You'll find them of an excellent fla vor." Otis took a cigar from the prof fered case and sat on the edge of the only remaining chair iu the small room. Resting a long hand on his knee, he tapped his wiry fingers Im patiently against Ills leg. He was a little annoyed by Fitzhugh's easy cor diality. He never liked to mix good fellowship with business. "Well? You are coming in with us?" re her first she his of Her muff to In as mur and he Ills fire, him at Join with his be vacu all God first su as to he mas Alan, While Fltzhugh talked a great light not had been dawning upon Ills caller. It was now burst upon Dim effulgently und or lie saw the truth, lie stood up. llba- "I understand," he said Icily. "I more hardly think there is need for further words." was to "For all I am worth." "Good I" Otis sat hack a little far ther on Ills chair and smiled his sat isfaction. "Good for you." "What we want most of all Just now is cash?" "Yes, and lots of It." Fitzhugh took out his check book, rested It on the small writing table. 4 V m » j] jit is -re "No!" Artie Jumped Violently. "You Let Me Have No Such Sum. It's a Falsehood !" fell dipped u pen in the Ink. "I will give you my check now for two hundred thousand." Otis returned to the edge of his chair. "We must have at least half a million now. and perhaps five millions altogether. I thought we went Into all that Saturday night." "So we did. And I repeat I am with you for all I am worth." Otis removed the glasses from his aquiline nose, and. twirling them on his finger, looked nt the younger man Inquiringly. "I don't believe I quite understand you," he said. "Didn't I speak distinctly? 1 say again I am ready to pool my Interests with yours to the last cent I possess." He opened his check book, filled In the date, stopped with Jien poised. "Will you take my check for two hun dred thousand?" He turned to go. But suddenly the thought of how simply he had been "taken In" became too much even for his half-starved sense of humor. He stopped nt the door. "It was very cleverly done," he con gratulated. "You are a gifted actor." 'Then you won't accept my check?" This is no game for culihlts far the his with gave hun the "No. to play In." Fltzhugh smiled, atn a rabbit?" Oil8 deemed the question unworthy "Se you think I ) an answer, und the (lour closed behind him. CHAPTER IX. Mondny afternoon Fitzhugh rang the doorbell of Artie's apartment. Soon Artie appeared. "My business," explained Fltzhugh. when the servant had gone, "has to do with your I Ü U's which I hold." "Aw, yes. You did let me have a few hundreds, I remembah." "The total amount." suld Fitzhugh. "is eleven thousand dollars." "No!" Artie jumped violently. "You let me have no such sum. It's a false hood !" "Don't get excited. I bought in all your puper after the game. It total' eleven thousand dollars, just as I said." Artie spning to hl.s feet. and. light ing a cigarette, began pacing nerv ously to and fro. Tossing tiie ciga rette aside, he sat down, resting hi> elbow on his knee, and passed hi' hand shakily across his brow. "I can't do anything for you now," he muttered, without looking up "My allowance is overdrawn and I'tr in a hole. Y'ou'll have to wait, that's all." "Have I said I wouldn't?" suggested Fltzhugh. Artie looked up quickly, a sudden glad hope leaping to his pale eyes. "Then you won't press me for it?' he wondered eagerly. "I may not ask you for it at nil. I may make you a Christmas present of the entire butch, if you—" "Only command me! I'll do any thing you say." "The lust three days," continued Fltzhugh, watching the effect of his words, "I've had detectives working tor me on a rather delicate matter. They were making a secret investigation ol you and your family. I know to a alcety your tinunclal status, your so cial standing, and I knew before 1 came -here that you were unusually hard up at present. I need a social valet, and I'm willing to give you tlit Job." "My deah fellow—" "I shall want to join tlie best clubs. Y'our part Is obvious. You will intro duce me to people whom I wish to meet, you will procure me the entree to homes I wish to enter. There will he other commissions which I shall give you from time to time, and u> you fulfill them I will return, one by one, your I O U's." The effect of the proposal upon Ar tie was somewhat singular, screwed up his mouth iu a ludicrous manner and emitted u sound that was a cross between a baby's crow of de light and the screech of a peacock, "It's excruciating !" he cried, when he found his breath. "It'll be fright ful fun." He sobered suddenly. "Aw— I say ! One teeny-weeny peep at the slips, what?" Fltzhugh showed him the I O U's and he nodded his head brightly. Then his mirth overcame him a second time and he went off Into another peal of delight. While Fltzhugh sat watching him in critical silence a servant entered and He announced several callers. "Ask 'em to toddle right in." Then, turning on Fltzhugh : "I'll try you on my friends—what?" He smiled prêt tlly. "I suppose I can stand it." The four or five young meu who en tered were, for the most part, of Ar tie's eluss. They were flaccid, listless, seemingly consumed with ennui and a-weary of the world. They talked languidly of tailors and different makes of motorcars. They expressed lukewarm preferences for a certain brand of cigarette or a particular kind of mixed drink. None hud any indi- j vlduullty hut ull were cut from .the same pattern. : ! Some time later, iu the street lie low. Fitzhugh paused a moment in the falling snow and spoke feelingly to himself. "It's enough," said he, "to make a man stop posing." Then lie went home, addressed an envelope to Kathleen Otis, slipped therein u one-dollur hill and after it a card, upon which In- wrote : "May you have a Merry Christinas Is the wish of him who bought the soup and water." Fitzhugh planned well In maklmj Artie his "social valet." After that Monday conference in his broker's office he had surmised the relations between himself nnd Otis would thenceforth be uiinmleuble. Ills sur misai proved correct when not long afterward he met Otis and his wife one Sunday on the drive. He doffed his silk hat with a Chesterfieldian gesture—and was rewarded for Ills courtliness by being Ignored more pointedly than If lie had been an ut ter stranger. Clearly after this there was hut one way for him to see Kathleen, and that was by the aid of Artie Sparkle. Fltzhugh never required a second at tempt to scale the citadel of any home, no matter how "exclusive" that home might be. He Immediately be came "the sensation" wherever he went. What with Ills distinguished appearance, his flnshlug wit, his skill at repartee, and, above all else, his gift of adapting lilntself readily to any role and playing It with avidity, his popularity was of a wondrous growth. He never lacked an audience, nor did he ever fall to keep one hanging on his every word. But Fltzhugh had little time to be a society pivot. Though he was be come a lion lie seldom went out to i Only when lie believed he roar. should see Her would lie accept any of the Invitations. (TO BE CONTINUED.) All I* fair In love—except brunattaa. ) to a I SCOTIA MAJORITY IS PLACED AT 30 , 000 . NOVA CANADA DIVIDED ON QUESTION Question Was on Allowing Booze to Be Shipped In To Them—All Cities Go Arid—Large Majority in Alberta. OTTAWA.—Dry forces won vic tories Monday in four Canadian prov inces—Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatche wan and Nova Scotia—in which a general plebiscite on the question of prohibiting importation of liquor from other provinces was submitted. As a result of the phebiscite the four provinces will be virtually "bone dry," the liquor previously having been secured through Importation. Contrary to wet predictions, the in dustrial centers generally voted dry. Halifax, N. S.. and Winnipeg. Man., voted wet and returns from Regina, Sask., showed a dry vote of 3508 against a wet vote of 3217. Incomplete returns indicated dry majorities in Nova Scotia of 30,000; Saskatchewan 7000 and Alberta of more than 15,000. Figures were not available from Manitoba. The vote was taken in accordance with an act of the Canadian parlia ment which, refusing to interfere with the rights of the provinces to manage their owq uifairs, provided for provincial plebiscites ou the ques tion of liquor importation. ol a 1 to u> by in UNITED STATES AND JAPS QUIT TALK OVER LAND All Communications Off Till After Elections.—Wait On Decision of California People. WASHINGTON.—Conversations be tween the state department and the Japanese embassy regarding the pro posed anti-Japanese land legislation in California have been temporarily discontinued and will not he resumed until after the November elections in which the California people will vote on the land legislation. ly Sells Walla Walla Farm. WALLA WALLA.—James C. Cun ningham and Charles Hussey of Spo kane have sold the remainder of their big farm near Clyde, this county, to Arthur S. Kennedy and sons of Red wood Falls, Minn. The considera tion Is 3105,000. The farm consists of 2850 acres, 200 of which are In wheat and the remainder pasture land. The sale includes all equip ment. on Carries Record Grain Cargo. SEATTLE.—Bound for England with the greatest grain cargo ever carried from the Pacific coast, the Friesland sailed from this port Sat urday. The cargo includes 15,000 long tons of grain, valued at more than $1,100,000, purchased by the British royal commission. There are 550,000 bushels of rain in the ship's hold. j j Woman Attacked By Sheep. LEWISTON.—Mrs. W. S. Brown of the Anatone section was brought here recently suffering from injuries re ceived when she was attacked by a vicious ram while turning a band of sheep out to pasture. Mrs. Brown : suffered two broken limbs and other ! severe bruises in the encounter. lie in a an it Parties Spent Big Sums. WSHINGTON—Total disbursements of the republican national committee between June 14 and October 18 of this year were placed at $2,741,503 in an official statement filed recently. The democratic national committee had expended $669,071.69 in the same time. Ills ut at be he his his on be to How State* Voted Four Yea Ago. States. Alabama Arizona Arkansas California i 'olorado Connecticut Delaware Florida ... Geoncia. Idaho IllinoiH Indiana Iowa Kannaa . Kentucky . ouisiana .. Maine Maryland Maanach uset t« Michigan Minnesota MiHHiasippi Missouri Montana Nebraska . . . Nevada . I )em, 99,409 33,170 12,148 466.200 178.816 99.786 24,753 P vn Ï0, » 47.148 . 462,395 . 102.308 106,514 26.011 14.611 984 11 195 . 84.5 70,054 950 . 29 » 3:54.06:4 921.699 214,583 969,990 79.875 61.197 138.359 947,885 285,151 179,159 80,429 398,025 101,063 158,827 17.776 43,770 211.615 33.693 759,496 168,383 55,206 604,161 148.113 120,087 521,784 40,394 61.816 59,191 153,282 286.514 84,025 22,708 102,824 183,388 140.403 193,042 28,316 55.368 .t.i . 341,005 2*0,449 . 277,658 1' 211,854 6.466 60,.506 117.347 268,784 330,007 170,554 I 369.330 66,750 117.267 12,127 43.723 Hampshire New Jersey. New Mexico New' York. North Carolina . 120,1*88 North Dakota . Ohio . Oklahoma .. Oregon . Pennsylvania . Rhode Jsland South Carolina .... South Dakota . Tennessee . Texas . irth . Vermont . Virginia . Washington .. West Virginia . Wisconsin . Wyoming .. N . 260.352 31,163 869,115 ... 53,471 ... 614,753 ... 97,233 126.813 703,734 44,853 1.550 64,217 116,223 84, »99 54,137 ... 40.250 49,358 ... 187.244 ... 143,124 . 221,323 21.698 he Total« 8.538,221 9.129,606 See What Poor Bean Soup Did 1 K ■Jfra&ï . / i I* U ; Î 1» M F? R ! » 1 ' / j I V y [■ .y M®.|S m Out« «wan r ' D— § Ca *• : lit; i Been use they objected to the bean soup that was served them. 5!) convicts at the Maryland penitentiary nt Baltimore rioted, and the photograph shows some of the Imvor wrought by them. Guards and policemen fought for hours and could not subdue the prisoners, with steel doors from cells, mattresses and springs and tables, tire department was called out and subdued the prisoners with streams. who had barricaded stairs anil doorg Finally the powerful Recent Happening* In Thi* State Given In Brief Item* for Busy Reader*. Killed in Hunting Mishap. HARRISON.—Harry Bommer, lore man of an Oregon-Washington Rail way & Navigation company section gang, was accidentally killed near Cataldo, Idaho. Sunday, in a hunting accident. Dies in Auto Wreck. IDAHO FALLS.—William Bram brick of Boise, member of a survey ing crew, was instantly killed recent- S ly when his automobile went over an embankment near Rigby, 18 miles from here. Drops Dead While Driving Team. PENDLETON, Ore.—With his hands clutching the reins of a team which he was driving to his home at Cam bridge. Idaho, W. W. Eastley, age 57, dropped dead near here Satur day. In the wagon with Eastley were his wife and family. Odd Fellows Set Convention. LEWISTON.—The local lodge of Odd Fellows lias received word that an annual grand encampment for Ida ho will be held here In October, 1921. . The Rebekahs will meet at the same : ! a time. There will be from 800 to 1000 Odd Fellows in attendance at the con vention. Farm bureau meetings in Nez Perce county were completed last week and County Agent W. W. Skuse states that this fall's work of the ganizatlon hud been remarkably cessful. Organization for work in the j various communities of the county during the coming year has been com pleted, and the annual county farm bureau meeting will he held Lewiston November Ü. Nez Perce Farm Bureau. or SllC in Robbed o fHis Life's Savings. SANDPOINT.—J. P. Herman, a ZnïïZ t',!wn g r \ b °H ,hr | ee , TT nssn slnm i 7 SUStan ' !(1 the mriert hetin ^rrency, treasure He f-irniprlv H™?"** * 8 ll0US0 ' I h I, ,n » V , , , an ' where of monov In°1h \ . ge T* ' nL , ef in r n r, , during the ! panic of 190.. Desiring to enter a business venture he found himself un able to secure anything hut cashier's certificates, which set his plans aside and caused a determination to have nothing further to do with the banks. The $4500 represents his life's ings, which he was accustomed to pin about his clothing trips. ■ay when going on » Must Reprint Ail Ballots. BOISE.—Printing of ballots for the coming general election In nearly every county in Idaho, was halted Saturday, when R. L. Black, attorney general, ruled that It was contrary to the election laws to have a circle printed at the head of the Indepen dent ticket, thereby enabling the elec tor to vote a straight ballot, also unlawful to have "ticket" ruled. of an action tiled In probate court. The statute provides that where the candidates were nominated by tit Ion, as In the case of the Inde pendents, It Is unlawful to have circle at the top of tho ballot enab ling the elector to vote a straight ticket, according to the opinion. It is the word after "Independent." The opinion was the result he pe a A North Idaho Fair. Secretary O. F. Hendershot of the Northwest Live Stock states that the annual show to be Association EIGHTY BILLION MARKS TAX WILL BE COLLECTED IN TWO YEARS. 60VERNMENT FEARS PUBLIC _ S e ' zure of Real Estate and Buildings Embraced in Secret Bill— Ap proval Is Assured—Reduc tion of Time Too Short. the «»"«try from complete linancial ruin the German government has de termined to collect the 80 billion BERLIN.—As a drastic step to sau mark "relcssopfer" or "national dis tress sacrifice" within two years in stead of 30 years as scheduled up io this time. While not a word on this hubject has appeared in the German press and probably will not until the cab . , , „ ... ... : ine *f ormal !* t , auttlorizeB 1H1 , b ical10 " ! a bill establishing a complete se» grade scale of taxation has already been prepared and the government feels no doubt but what the reachstag will approve it. However, it is feared that public resentment against the announcement will be controlled only it the matter is handled in an ei of the hill is the provision for the state seizure of real estate and build htgs which virtually amounts to ap propriation. tremely cautious manner. Among the most startling features What percentage of the poor mam or rich man's funds are to be con fiscated under the new scale has no a he,d b >' the association November < 'io 11 would far exceed past exhibi tlona In both 8ize an() qua | ity . "We ' I are swamped with exhibits,'' said Mr il'MHlcrshot, "and the great problem ' is to find space for them. The sheep ! department alone has Increased 10» a per cent .. _ , ast year litl d the ' pace allotted t o hoises has been filled TherB wI „ be 50 per Pent more Shorthorn cattle on exhibit tills yea r than last." Plans are now under way by the directors of the Northwest Live Stock Association to enlarge the to In yet been estimated. scope of the show next year elude agricultural and horticultural exhibits, making It a regular fair Phosphate In This State. The Anaconda Copper Mining c 0 " 1 pany will use part of the proceed» from the sale of the new Is« 116 $2r>,000,000 7 per cent bonds to ex pand Its phosphate rock huslne»» the fee 01 Eventually It will also enter tllizer field. Tho company Im« •£ qulred a phosphate rock deposit - Idaho which Is estimated to n of l»lK h In is more than 50,000,000 tens grade material which can he wor • through tunnels. The cost of »> lu 1 will be small and profits on shlpn> en hould M fertilizer* of rock at current prices s substantial. lHunand for 1 from western farmers has been *ro lng during the last few years, this, coupled with the requlrej 11 from the far east should result n opening up of promising ,)<,ss * ' the gradual -expansion <>l i , AI L. rftê t da's output, say* the Wafi S Journal. The company has control of another phosphate ro posit in Montana about 35 in •' 8 ... In all probability deposits will be purchased. a for other its smelter.