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; PLACED HONEY . M)Om ^HAROLD % i MACGRMMI Piciures RHODES'^ •c*«»-*w«ii4 ,'r- ► *^,.ir?vs*Xl $y£&Af CHAPTER XIII—Continued. "Hae he given up?" asked Abbott, his voice strangely unfamiliar in his own ears. "A man can struggle just so long against odds, then he wins or becomes ‘broken. Women are not logical; gen erally they permit themselves to be ‘guided by impulse rather than by rea son. This man I am telling you about was proud; perhaps too proud, it Is a shameful fact, but he ran away. True, he wrote letter after letter, but all these were returned unopened. Then he stopped." “A woman would a good deal rather believe circumstantial evidence than 'not. Humph!” The colonel primed his pipe and relighted It. “She couldn't have been worth much." "Worth much!" cried Abbott. “What do you imply by that?" g "No man will really give up a woman who ts really worth while, that hi, of course, admitting that your man, (courtlandt. Is a man. remaps, though. It was hts fault. He was not persistent enough, maybe a bit sptnelees. The fhct that he gave up so quickly pos sibly convinced her that her Impres sions were correct. Why, I'd have followed her day In and day out, year after year; never would I have let up until I had proved to her that she had been wrong." "The colonel Is right,” Abbott ap proved, never taking his eyes off Court landt, who was apparently absorbed In the contemplation of the bread crumbs under his fingers. \ "And more, by hook or crook. I'd have dragged In the other woman by the hair and made her confess.” "I do not doubt It, colonel," re sponded Courtlandt, with u dry laugh. , "And that would really have been the / V end of the story. The heroine of this tumbling tale would then have been ibsolutely certain of collusion be tween the two.” "That Is like a woman," the Harone agreed, and he knew something about I them. “And where Is this man now?” * "Here," said Courtlandt, pushing back hla chair and rising. ”1 am he.’’ I He turned his back upon them and * sought the garden. \ Tableau! "Dash me!" cried the colonel, who. being the least Interested personally, was first to recover his speech. The Barone drew In his breath sharply. Then he looked at Abbott. ]’ "I suspected It,” replied Abbott to | the mute question. Since the episode of last night his philosophical outlook ! had broadened. Ho had lost Nora, | bat had come out of the agony of love refused to fuller manhood. As long I as he lived he waa certain that the petty affairs of the day were never '''I again going to disturb him "Let him be," was the colonol's sug kostinn uifilimr a onstnra In t ha illrno. don of the casement door through which Courtlandt had gone. "lie's as big a man as Nora Is a woman, if he has returned with the determination ot winning her, he will." They did not aee Courtlandt again. \ .After a few minutes of restloea to-and froing, he proceeded down to the land taf> helped himself to the colonel's motorboat, and returned to Uellaggio. At the hotel he asked for the duke, only to be told that the duke and madame had left that morning for Paris. Courtlandt saw that he had permitted one great opportunity to slip past. He gave up the battle. One more good look at her, and he would it away. Tbe odds hud been too strong for blm. and be knew that he was broken. When the motor-boat came back, Ab bott and the baron made use of It also. They crossed in eilence, heavy-hearted. bn landing Abbott said: "It Is probable that I shall not see you ngnln this year. 1 am leaving tomorrow for Paris. It's a great world. Isn’t It, where they toss us around like dtoe? Some throw sixes and others deuces. And lu thie game you and I have lost two out L of three." “1 shall return to Home," replied the Barone. "My lorj leave of absence is Bear I la end." "What in the world can have hap pened?" demanded Nora, showing the two notes to Celeste. “Here's Donald going to Parts tomorrow and the liar one to Rome. They will bid us good by at tea. I don't understand Don aid wan to remain until we left for America, and the Barone's leave does not end until October." "Tomorrow?" dim eyed. Celeste re turned the notes. “Yea. You play the fourth ballade and I’ll sing from Madame. It will be vary lonesome without them." Nora \gaata into the wall mirror and gave a put or two to her hair. •'%! When tho cicp arrived, it was 1m ' i • m pressed on Nona's mind that never had sh*.‘ seen their. so amiable toward each other. They were positively friendly. And why not? The test of the morn ing had proved each of them to his own Individual satisfaction, and had done away with those stilted manner isms that generally make rivals ridicu lous In all eyes save their own. The revelation at luncheon had convinced them of the futility of things In gen eral find of woman In particular. They were, without being aware of the fact, each a consolation to the other. The old adage that misery loves company was never more nicely typified. If Celeste expected Nora to exhibit any signs of distress over the ap proaching departure, she was disap pointed. In truth, Nora was secretly pleased to be rid of these two suitors, much as she liked them. The Barono had not yet proposed, and his sudden determination to return to Home elimi nated this disagreeable possibility. She was glad Abbott was going be cause she had hurt him without inten tion, and the sight of him was. In spite of her innocence, a constant reproach Presently she would have her work, and there would be no time for loneli ness. The person who suffered keenest was Celeste. She was awake; the ten der little dream was gone; and bravely she accepted the fact. Never her agile lingers stumbled, and she played re markably well, from Beethoven, Chopin, Grieg, Hublnsteln, MacDowell. And Nora, perversely enough, sang from old light opera. When the two men departed, Celeste went to her room and Nora out upon the terrace. It was after five. No one was about, so fur as she could see. She stood enchanted over the trans formation that was affecting the moun tains and tlie lakes. How she loved the spot! How she would have liked to spend the rest of her days here! And how beautiful all the world was today! She gave a frightened little scream. A strong pair of arms had encircled her. She started to cry out again, but the sound was muffled and blotted out by the pressure of a man's lips upon her own. She struggled violently, and suddenly was freed. "If I were a man," she said, “you should die for that!" u was an opportunity not to De ignored," returned Courtlandt "It is true that I wan a fool to run away as I did, but my return has convinced me that I should have been as much a fool had I remained to tag you about, beg ging for an Interview. I wrote you letters. You returned them unopened. You have condemned me without a hearing. So be it. You may consider that kiss the farewell appearance ao dear to the operatic heart," bitterly. He addressed most of this to the back of her head, for she was already walking toward the villa Into which she disappeared with the proud air of some queen of tragedy She was a capital actress. A heavy hand fell upon Court landt’s shoulder. He was Irresistibly drawn right about face. "Now, then, Mr. Courtlandt," said llarrigan, his eyes blue and cold as ice, "perhaps you will explain?" With rage and despair In his heart, Courtlandt flung off the hand and an swered: "I refuse!” "Ah!” Harrlgan stood off a few steps and ran his glance critically up and down this man of whom he had thought to make a friend. “You're a husky lad. There's oue way out of this for you." "So long as It does not necessitate any explanations.” Indifferently. "In the bottom of one of Nora's trunks Is a set of my old glovea. There will not be unyono up at the tennis court this time of day. If you are not a mean cuss, If you are not an ordinary low-down Imitation of a man, you'll meet me up there Inside of five mlu utes. If you can stand up In front of me for ten minutes, you netnl not make any explanations. On the other hand, you'll hike out of here as fast as boats and trains can take you. And ttavor onniit hflplf ” ”1 am nearly twenty years younger than you, Mr. llarrigan" "Oh, don't let that worry you any," with a truculent laugh. "Very well. You will And me there. After all. you are her father.” "You bet I am!” llarrigan stole Into his daughter's room and soundlessly bored Into the bottom of the trunk that contained the relics of past glory. As hd pulled them forth, a folded oblong strip of parch ment came out with them and flut tered to the floor; but ho was too busily engaged to notice It. nor would he huvo bothered If he had. The bot \ tom of the trunk was littered with old letters and programs and operatic scores. Ho wrapped the gloves In a newspaper and got away without be ing seen. He was us happy as a boy who had discovered an opening In the fence between him and the apple or 1 chard. He was rather astonished to see Courtlandt kneeling In the clover patch, hunting for a four-leaf clover. It was intent that the young man was not troubled with nerves. "Here!" he cried, brusquely, tossing over a pair of gloves. “If this method of settling the dispute Isn't satisfac tory, I'll accept your explanations." For reply Courtlandt stood up and stripped to his undershirt. He drew } on the gloves and laced them with the aid of his teeth. Then he kneaded them carefully. The two men eyed each other a little more respectfully than they had ever done before. “This single court Is about aa near aa we can make It. The man who steps outside ie whipped." u! agree." said Courtlandt. "No rounds with rests; until one or the other Is outside. Clean breaks. That'a about all. Now, put up your dukes and take a man's licking. I thought you were your father** son. I but I guess you are like the rest of 'em, hunter* of women.” Courtlandt laughed and stepped to the middle of the court. Harrigan did not waste any time. He sent In a straight Jab to the Jaw, but Court landt blocked It neatly and countered with a hard one on Harrigan’s ear, which began to swell. "Fine!” growled Harrigan. "You know something about the game. It won’t be as if I was walloping a baby " He sent a loft to the body, but the right failed to reach his man. For some time Harrigan Jabbed and swung and uppercut; often he reached his opponent's body, but never his face. It worried him a little to find that he could not stir Courtlandt more than two or three feet. Courtlandt never followed up any advantage, thus making Harrigan force the fighting, which was rather to his liking. Rut presently It began to enter his mind convincingly that apart from the In itial blow, the younger man was work ing wholly on the defensive. As if he were afraid he might hurt him! This served to make the old fellow furious. He bored in right and left, left and rigiit, and Courtlandt gave way, step by step until he was so close to the line that he could see It from the cor ner of bis eye. This glance, swift as It was. came near to being his undo ing. Harrigan caught him with a ter rible right on the jaw. it was a glanc ing blow, otherwise the fight w.ould have ended then and there. Instantly he lurched forward and clinched be fore the other could add the tlnishlng touch. The two pushed about, Harrigan fiercely striving to break the younger man's hold. He was beginning to breathe hard besides. A little longer, and his blows would lack the proper steam. Finally Courtlandt broke away of his own accord. His head buzzed u little, but aside from that he had recovered Harrigan pursued his tac tics and rushed. Rut this time there was an offensive return. Courtlandt became the aggressor. There was no withstanding him. And Harrigan fairly saw the end; but with that in domitable pluck which had made him famous in the annals of the ring, he kept banging away. The swift, cruel jabs here and there upon his body kv mu. v/»», ivu u uiknukc d » vu »■ anci a piece of lemon on hie parched tongue! Suddenly Courtlandt rushed him tlgerishly, landing a jab which closed Harrigan’s right eye. Court landt dropped his halide, and stepped buck. His glance traveled suggest ively to Harrigan's feet. He was out side the "lopes." "1 beg your pardon. Mr. Harrigan, for losing my temper.” "What's the odds? I lost mine. You win." Harrigan was a true sportsman. He had no excuses to offer. He had dug the pit of humiliation with hie own hands. He recognized this as one of two facts. The other was, that had Courtlandt extended himself, the battle would have lasted about one minute. It was gall and wormwood, but there you were. "Aud now, you ask for explanations. Ask your daughter to make them.” Courtlandt pulled off the gloves and got Into his clothes. "You may add, sir, that 1 shall never trouble her again with my unwelcome attentions. I leave for Milan In the morning." Courtlandt left the field of victory without further comment. "Well, what do you think of that?" mused Harrigan, as he stooped over to gather up the gloves. ‘‘Any one would say that he was the injured party. I'm in wrong on this deal somewhere. I'll ask Miss Nora a ques tion or two.” It was not so easy returning. He ran Into his wife. He tried to dodge her, but without success. “Jamea, where did you get that black eye?" tragically. "It’e a daisy, ain’t it. Molly?” push lng past her into Nora's room and clos ing the door after him. "Father!" "That you. Norm?" blinking. "Father, If you have been fighting with him, I’ll never forgive you." "Forget it. Nora. I wasn't fighting. He raised the lid of the trunk and cast In the gloves haphazard. And then he saw the paper which had fallen out. He picked up and squint ed at It. for he could not see very well. Nora was leaving the room In a temper. "Going. Nora?" “1 am. And I advise you to have your dinner in your room.” Alone, he turned on the light II never occurred to him that ho might be prying into some of Nora's private correspondence. He unfolded the parchment and held It under the light For a long time he stared at the writ lng, which woe in English, at the data at the names. Then he quietly refold ed it and put It away for future usa Immediate future use. “This Is a great world," he mur mured, rubbing his ear tenderly (TO BE CONTINUED.) The Humility Fallacy. -Humility, as a virtue. Is fast dis appearing, and that's a very good thing," said Mayor Kolph In San Fran cisco. "Our fathers used to preach humility to us—respect for our superiors, con tentment with our humble station, and so forth. •• He w ho is down need fear no fall.' a humility exponent said to me, sol emnly. one day. “ Quite right,' said I, 'but he's sure to get sat on and walked over.' ” Facta In the Case. Miss Laura Drake GUI, president o» the College for Women at Suwanee, Tenn., says that while statistics show that college women marry a little lata In life, they finally marry in the same proportion as their female blood r*l» tions who are not college bred. STATE CAPITOL NEWS UNO NOIES CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN LITTLE ROCK NOVEMBER 9 TO DISCUSS DIVERSIFICATION. WILL OPEN THE CAMPAIGN Proclamation Issued as Result of Re auest Made By Business Men at a Meeting October 23. ! Ni-W .|■ per I ti i Neff* - e Little Rock. - Governor Hay* nas i* -lied a procla mation fixing November h a - the da; tor tlie meeting in Little Rock of tli•* farmers, im-reliaui*. bankers, main facturers and others interested in tin agricultural and commercial welfare 1 of the state, to inaugurate the can paign in Arkansas for the diversities | tlon of crops At a meeting held ill Little Rock or October 23 a request was made that j the governor proclaim a date when ; representatives ot the agricultural , and commercial interests of the sta*e j should assemble in Little Rock and ' formulute the plan by which the farm I ers of Arkansas would be able to pro duce enough foodstuffs for the entire population of the state. Review of State Finances. In his biennial report which has been completed tor submission to the ! governor. State Auditor L. L. CofT ; man estimates that when the Legis lature convenes the state will owp ’ something near $400,000. "The state for a number or months,” says lie. "has been unable to meet her obli gations and this will continue for some | months to come." On October 1. 1914, the indebtedness was $243,925 71 Discussing tne revenue. Mr. OotT man says: "The taxable property in the state at the present time is as sessed a little above $4:)0.458.495, an Increase over the year 1912 of $22. 939,996. On the basis of this assess ment the present general revenue levy will yield $1,012,531. As the as sessment of taxable property increas ed as it has for the last two years will for the next two years realize 1» direct taxation for the ensuing two years $2,025,062. There was derived from all other sources, except direct taxation, lor the year 1913, the sum of $471,191 46. If the same taxes are collected in the same proportion for the next two years from all these sources, $942,382.92 will be collected, making a grand total of $2,967,444.92 in the general revenue.” Liquor tax in 1912 yielded $93. 657.89. and in 1913 only $69,790, a loss of $23,867.89. Insurance fees and taxes in 1912 yielded $97.456 16 In 1912, and $145, 941.15 in 1913. an Increase of $48, 484.99. The franchise tax amounted to $172. 142.76 In 1912. and $165,283 83 in 1913. a loss of $6,853.93. The secretary of state's fees were $46,015.20 In 1912, and in 1913 amount ed to $39,929 20. a loss of $13,086. Daily Attendance Increased. The average dally attendance at Arkansas public schools has Increased during the biennial period ending June 30, 1914. by 36,550 students, while during the same period the school population of the state in creased only 32,236, according to fig ures by Superintendent George B Cook. During the same period the value of school bultdings increased by si Kis ar.fi Mailing Out Commission*. The clerical forces in the office of | Secretary of Slate Hodges j8 week busily engaged in mailing out 3. j 800 certificates of flection. These cer | titlcates go to every township, county, | and district official elected In trie state election held last September The officials take office on the first day of November, and their commis ] stons are being hastened out now in order that there be uo delay when the big day comes They have until No vember 14 to qualify Qualifying Too Early. Secretary of State Hodges says that scores of justices of the peace to whom commissions are being issued arc ignoring the warning plainly stamped on the commission not to qualify’ before October 31. Commis sions are being mailed out at the rate of about 250 a day. and the recipients should qualify between October 31 and November 14. Thone who qualify be fore October 31 thereby invalidate their commissions and their acts would be Illegal if questioned. Will Appeal Blue Sky “Decifion.” The Standard Home Company of Georgia, which made an unsuccessful attempt in the United States District Court of Little Rock to nullify the lllue Sky law, has given notice that it will appeal to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals. When Judge Jacob Trieber announced that he could tlnd nothing in the pleadings of the forelgu Insurance company that would make the law unconstitu tional, E. L. Mciianey, representing the plaintiff, requested an appeal. / LEADER IN CAMPAIGN FOR MORE LIVE STOCK DR. R. M. GOW. State Veterinarian. One of the leaders in the campaign, for more and better live stock in Ar kansas is Dr. K. M. tiow, veterinarian of the College of Agriculture, Uni versity of Arkansas. He is doing splendid work in lighting disease among Arkansas tattle, horses and hogs. Bond Amendment Effective. Holding the bond amendment adopt i ed and now in effect. Attorney Gen l eral Moose says: ; “Tile amendment received 54,782 : votes, while 40,441 rotes were cast against it. The vote for governor was as follows: Hays, 94.096. Kinney 30, i 987. Hogan 10,434: total vote cast Tot j governor. 135,517. “Of those voting on the question a majority were for tt« adoption, but it j did not receive the approval of the majority of all the electors voting on the election, in accordance with the requirement of article 19. section 22. of the constitution. “The question Is whether it Is nec essary to have such majority for an amendment submitted, as No. 14 was, under the initiative and referendum amendment to the constitution, which : contains this provision: ‘Any meas ure referred to the people shall take effort and become a law when it is ap proved by a majority of the votes cast ! thereon and not otherwise.’ “If Amendment No. 14 was not a measure, within the meaning of the word as used in Amendment No. 10, then there is no election provided bv it ut which an amendment submitted • by the people may be approved or re | jected Manifestly the word was in j tended to refer to the words, 'laws and amendments to the constitution,' and 'anv act of the legislative assem blv' which are the questions of propo j sitions or tilings that come within the ! powers of the initiative and referen j dum as set forth in the first paragraph i of the amendment. It is much simpler and shorter and better form to use the | general word 'measure' than to set out the words 'laws, amendments to the constitution and acts of the legis lative assembly,' in the several places where the word 'measures' is used.” State Rock Crusher Wins. Judge Guy Kulk or Pulaski Circuit Court denied a petition of the state for an injunction against the High way Commission of Arkansas to stop j the commission from operating a rock crusher for commercial purposes with convict labor. An appeal will be taken State Officers Bonds Approved. The bonds of two of the new state officers were filed with Gov. George W. Hays Monday and approved, those ! of State Treasurer and Auditor. Rufus | McDaniel, who will be state treasurer 1 after January 12, 1915, filed a bond of I fSOO.OOO, although tne statutes only require a bond of $000,000. L. L. Coff man, state auditor, filed a bond of 1141,500, the law requiring only $100,000. Kaw Paving Company Enters. The Kaw Paving Company of Kan sas has filed a copy of its charter with Secretary of State Earle W. Hodges, and is now entitled to do bus iness in Arkansas. Henry Roberts of Pine BlufT is named as state agent. The company lias S5.000 invested in Arkansas. Prof. J. L. Bond Invited. J. L. Bond, supervisor of rural schools, received on Invitation to at tend the county school fair day at Ashdown in Little River County or. October 30. Will Represent Arkansas. W. N. Gladson, dean of the Engi neering Department of the University of Arkansas, has requested State Highway Engineer Hugh R. Carter to represent the institution at the Amer ican Good Roads Congress in Atlanta, November 9-11. He will read two papers before the meeting, one on “Road Construction Relative to Traf fic,” and the other t»n "Macadam Con struction." He will also represent the State Highway Department at the convention. L SMS ILA IS All ENEMY OF THE II. S. CARRANZA ISSUES AN APPEAL TO THE UNITED STATES GOV ERNMENT. REAL NAME IS D. ARANGO “History Alone May Tell What Crimes His True Name May Hide," Says Gen. Carranza. Western Newspaper t’niou News Service Han Antonio. Through Roberto V. Pesqueira, Carranza's accredited dip Jomatic representative in the United Htates, Gen. Venustiano Carranza sent u personal appeal President Wilson and the State Department protesting against the activities of Geo. C. Ca rothers and the friendliness of the United States for Franscisco Villa. It was Carranza's first direct appeal ana is hitter in its nature. The official statement reads In parr-. "We have every reason to believe that the accredited representative of the American government (George C. Carotliers) has sold out to Francisco Villa, alias Doroteo Arango. This is his true name. He has assumed the name of Francisco Villa only for rea sons known to himself alone will tell what crimes his true name of Doroteo Arango may hide. “At the very moment that he was openly declaring friendship for the United States he was threatening to invade this nation at El Paso, and declared to his closest advisers that he would conquer the nation in a few mouths’ campaign; that when a few months ago Arango was declaring that the conduct of the United States w'as justified in the Vera Cruz mat ter, he was at the same time swearing vengeance upon this nation.” SHIP COTTON TO GERMANY British Navy Will Not Interfere With Cargoes Specifically Consigned Western Newspaper I'nion News Service. Washington. — American shippers can send cotton to Germany and Aus tria without interference by Great Britain. Arrangements are being made between various neutral powers in Europe providing against the re exportation of conditional contraband to belligerent countries. Commerce bet een neutral coun tries will not be hindered by Great Britain as long as cargoes are speci fically consigned. American shippers will be support } ed in ttieir claims against belligerents 11 American cargoes are lost when carried in belligerent bottoms. These are the chief principles of the shipping situation which the State Department has worked out in diplo matic negotiations with Great Brit ain. whose cruisers are in practical control of transatlantic commerce. The ports of Hamburg and Bremen are open and German pilots are ready to guide neutral ships safely through the channels leading from the Atlantic into the Baltic sea. As far as known at the German em bassy. all. or practically all, of the German cotton mills are working, wo men being the operatives in many. Of the 8,712,000 bales, valued at $540, 000,000, exported by the United States last year Germany was next to Eng land, which took the largest pur chases. The German export totaled 2,350,000 bales, valued at $144,000,000. PEACE DELEGATES IN RIOT _ • Aguas Calientes Conference Is Scene of Near Gun Fight. Western New»n««wr Union New# Service. Mexico Pity.—A number of dele gates drew their revolvers and a riot ensued at the Aguas Calientes peace conference Wednesday when some of the speakers grew acrimonious. Spectators in the galleries made a wild dash to escape from the building. The police, however, barred all the exits and permitted nobody to leave Order eventually was restored. Newspapers to Help Farmers. Memphis, Tenn.—The Commercial Appeal has proposed to publishers of the Associated Press papers in the South the formation of an organi •». tlon of newspapers to bring about •» voluntary reduction of 50 per cent in cotton acreage in 1915. Ties plan provides for the papers to organize state associations and secure the formation of suborganizations In every county to Induce the planters to sign an agreement to reduce their col ton acreage. British Prince Killed in Battle. London.—Prince Maurice of Hatten berg, a cousin of King lieorge and a son of Prince Henry of Hattenberg. has been killed on the battleheld in France. He was officer or the king's royal corps. Prince Maurice Victor Donald of Battenberg was the young est son or Prince Henry of Batten berg, who married PrlncesB Beatrice, a sister of the late King Udward. '1 he prince was the brother-in-law of King Alfonso of Spain. He was 23 yearn old and a second lieutenant.