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i 1 - v 1 1 ) upon, Telglea ter of V money to. very cc to market. largely were 1 t i DROADWJQND v. FROM TflL PLAY OF GEORGE SYNOPSIS. Jackson Jn. nick named "Broadway" tmauM of his continual gloritic&tiun of , New York- great thoroughfare, is anx ious to Ket away from hla home town of Joneavllle. Abner Junes, hla unclt. is very angry bwause Broadway refuses to settle down ami take a place in the gum factory in which he nueceeded to hla father's interest. Jude Spotswood in forms Broadway thut $.0.U"0 left him by his father is at hia disposal. Broadway makes record time in heading for his favorite street in New York. With hia New York friend. Robert Wallace. Broad way creates a sensation by his extrava gance on the White Way. Four years pass and Broadway suddenly discovers that he is not onlv broke, but heavily in debt. He applies to his uncle for a loan and receives a package of chewing gum with the advice to chew it and forget his troubles. He quietly seeks work without success. Broadway gives what Is in tended to be a farewell supper to his New York friends, and before it Is over be comes engaged to Mrs. Gerard, an an cient willow, wealthy and very Kiddy. Wallace expostulates with the aged flirt and her youthful fiance, but falls to bet ter the situation. He learns that Broad way Is broke and offers him a position with Ids father's advertising firm, but it is declined. Wallace takes charge ot Broadway's affairs. Broadwny receives a telogram announcing the death of his Unile Abner In Europe. Broadway is his sole heir. Peter Pembroke of the Con solidated Chewing Gum company offers Broadway 11.200.000 for his gum plant and Broadway agrees to sell. Wallace takes the affair In hand and Insists that Broad way hold off for a bigger price and rushes him to Jonesville to consult Judge Spots wood, who was Uncle Abner's attorney. Broadway finds his boyhood playmate Josle Richards. In charge of the plant and falls in love with her. Wallace is smitten with Judge Spotswood s daugh ter, Clara. Josle points out to Broadway that by selling the plant to the trust he will ruin the town built by his ancestors and throw 700 employes out of work. Brondway decides that he will not sell. Wallace receives an offer of $1,500,000 from the trust and is amazed when Broadway turns it down. Broadway explains the situation as set forth by Josle and Y ai lace agrees that it is Broadway s duty to stick by the town and his emP'oy''? He authorizes an announcement to his worried employes that the plant will not be sold. CHAPTER IX. Continued. "Yea; he's stopping at the Grand hotel." "When did he get here?" "Last evening." "Have you seen him?" "Yes." It was plain enough that Higgins most vivid suspicions were aroused. He looked at her accusingly. His voice -was even louder than it had been. "He got here last evening, eh? Then that settles it!" He went to her desk and leaned across it as if indicting her. "He came here with that trust fellow, didn't he?" Now she, in turn, was really sur prised. "What trust fellow?" "Pembroke ; one of the head men of the Consolidated." None but a fool could have doubted her amazement and her worry as, she rose andwalkedrctosef to him. "Is Pembroke here in town?" "Oh," he sneered. "You didn't know that, eh?" "I certatnjy did not." ' . He) did not quite believe her, yet took 'a certain pleasure In imparting the distressing news to her, on the chance that she was truthful and had not before heard it. "Well, he's here. Several of the men saw him and recog nized him. I suppose he's here with Jones to close us out. Is that it?" "I don't know any more about It than you do, Higgins." This did not impress or interest him. "The Business WVf Need Your At tention." "You say the young fellow's stopping at the Grand?" "Yes." "Well, nobody here knows anything about it." "I believe he registered under an other name." She could have bitten oft her tongue for letting this slip out Instantly the man assumed that this confirmed his most unfavorable prog nostications. "Ah, ha! Well, what did he do that for?" "How should I know?" "Well." he shouted, "I guess I do! It' because he Is a sneak! He knows . It's a rotten thing he's doingand he's afraid of the consequences." He Btrode up and down the room in deep and heavy thought. "The men are not in a very good temper, and. you mark my ;?-dS, there'll be me aevu to " jPy"U EDWARD ?AR5nALL around here before this day's over un less we get some satisfaction ,and find out exactly what he intends to do!" Josie looked at him with cold and angry eyes. For an Instant she had bee n frightened. She had got the bet ter of her fear-now, and in her voice were both contempt and warning. "I wouldn't talk like that, if I were you, Higgins!" He approached her threateningly. "Oh, you're on their side, are you? I thought so!" Again he went close to her, almost as if he meant to do her some vio lence. His face was black with rage. "I never did believe in you. I told the men this morning. For all we know, you've been working for the in terests of the trust all the time!" Her wrath was boiling fiercely now, and she showed the stuff of which she was made. She went closer still to Higgins, never wavering; giving back no inch, although he towered above her, shaking with wrath, and worked his clenching fingers ominously. "That will be about enough now, Higgins; you get out of this office." "I'd like to see anybody try to put me out till I'm ready to go!" he shout ed. To his amazement and to hers, it now developed that they had had a lis tener. An unexcited voice spoke from one side. "Good morning, Miss Richards." She whirled, recognizing Instantly. the tones. "Good morning, Mr. Jones." Higgins stood there speechless, gaz ing at the newcomer with dropping jaw. Jackson waited not a second aft er he had greeted Josie, but marched up to the belligerent foreman and stood facing him, small but deter mined, not six inches from the power ful, red-shirted figure. Instantly the- foreman's manner changed. From the bully he became the fawner. "Oh, hello, Mr. Jones! I didn't know you were In town." "Yes, you did," said Jackson slowly, coldly; "Miss Richards just told you. I've been standing out there listening to what you had to say. I remember you, Higgins. The only good thing I remember of you was that you were funny when you had cramps in the swimming hole. You always were a grouch, and forever nosing In other people's affairs. Now, I want to tell you something. Tnis plant belongs to me. and it s nffCdtfyV business wheth er I keep it, or sell it," or give It away. Do you understand?" . "Well," said Higgins. half In apology, half dully, "the men asked me to-com here and get the information." "They didn't ask you to come here and insult this girl, did they? Now, I'll put you out of the office, and throw you out of the plant, and drive you out of the town if I hear any more red-fire talk out of you." He paused, and Higgins stood, quite humbled. "The trust isn't going to buy this plant," Broadway continued, while not only Higgins, but Josie, gazed at him intently, gratefully, startled by the overwhelmingly good news, "for the simple reason that It isn't for sale, and you can go and tell the men I said so." Higgins now was much abashed. Vl'm sorry. I was hasty, Mr. Jones. I didn't mean to lose my temper." "You don't want to lose your job, do your' "No, sir." "Then go on; get out of here." "Yes, sir." The big workman turned to Josie. "I hope you'll forgive me, Miss Richards. I know I've got a rot ten disposition, but my heart's In the right place." "I understand," said Josie, who had known him all her life. "I'll tell the men what you said, Mr. Jones," he said to his employer that employer who had, In the past, em ployed no one more important than a butler, a chauffeur, a Jap cook, or, tem porarily, a waiter or a bellboy. It gave Broadway quite a little shock. "Gosh! What a relief it will be to them all! It's made a different man out of me al ready." To their amazement he broke down, blubbering like a mammoth child. "Well, what are you crying about?" said Jackson, utterly nonplussed. "Because I'm happy," said the con tradictory Higgins. "There'll be oth ers to cry outside. You don't know what It means to us it saves our homeB and families, tdo, maybe." With that and still Intently blubbering, he left them. "Can you beat that?" asked Broad way, turning back to Josle. "He's a nice, cheerful little fellow! I'd like to be around him a whole lot! CHAPTER X. There was another than the foreman who was happier than ordinary words would have expressed, now that Jack son Jones had stated, with what seemed to be finality, that he intend ed to continue at the business which had made his fortune and had made Jonesville. But Josle felt a strange need for reserve in her young employ er's presence, a need which she had not felt the night before and one which she could not explain. Her Impulse was to rush into ex travagance of praise after he had sent the foreman out Into the works to tell the men that he should not sell his - i M.COflAN patrimony to the trust, but for some j reason which she would have found it difficult to explain fully she said not a word about it. Instead, she turned to him with matter-of-fact expression and the words of commonplace occasions. "Did you have a good night's rest?" He felt like saying something full of emphasis, whether in access of Joy or sorrow he was not certain, but he knew that any words which he could uato her would be inadequate to fur nish him relief, and so hailed her com monplace question with a thrill of real relief. "My back is broken," he said with an expressive grimace and a writhe. "Who named that hotel V "The Grand?" He nodded with another serio-comic facial antic. She laughed. "Is it as bad as that? "There are men in prison for doing les3 than running a hotel like that!" Judge and Mrs. Spotswood. Almost he made the revelation of their startling midnight wanderings, but caught himself in time. , ' "Why don't you open your uncle s home?" "My uncle's home?" he said, a little startled. He had not thought of that. The sueeestion probably did morfvto drive home definitely to his Inpjf j Jnd the toW to else'iing is eHis true significance kf hftei take up the business 4 in. which had previousltSj8 uncle's home! . .fr;d After his father's dm . . . . i t .M mostlnV l0n led, will rfrsh had Mirny na- HIS Home; u uau ueei lance of a home which and his memories or x-i enough, In some details lent. His uncle had been had but little understanding c1 ture; the bouse had been a sort of prison from which he could escape at intervals each day. He had not even thought of opening it; it never had occurred to him that he could ever live another day of his life there. But, now she spoke of it, why not? The place was grim, old-fashioned, in hospitable, forbidding, as so many old New England houses are, and as so many more New England houses were ten years ago; but that atmosphere was more that of its occupant than that of the old place Itself. It must have been a joyous and free-minded Jones who chose the site for It, for it was very beautiful; it must have been an artist Jones who chose the plans for it, for its design was of that beau tiful, pure old colonial which (barring skyscrapers) is the only architectural merit America has yet originated, and than which nothing is more truly beautiful; it must have been a social Jones who added the great wing to It, for in that wing were bedrooms, sit ting rooms, and a great dining-room quite plainly meant to welcome many guests. ,, His memories of the house were gloomy and unattractive, for from l it both his father and his mother had been taken to their final resting places, and in it he had spent few joyous hours. All the happiness of his youth in Jonesville were associated with the homes of others, public places, out-of-doors; he had heard very little laugh ter in the old homestead. But might It not house happiness? He realized that it would make an ideal setting for pure joy. Still, It was in Jonesville! That made him wince. "You don't think it will be necessary for me to live in this town, do you?" She nodded. She was rather glad to feel that it was right for her to nod. She would have shrunk from revela tions of the sorrow which would cer tainly have filled her heart if it had transpired, now, that Broadway was not to remain in Jonesville. She even shrank from an acknowledgment of this In her own heart. "The business will need your atten tion," she said gravely. ' ' ? He waved a hand which he tried to make appear as If dispensing privi leges, but which, he knew, seemed more that of a shirker. "Go right on with the business. Don't pay any attention to me." She looked at him very gravely. Then, dropping her eyes, she took some papers from the deBk, went to a filing cabinet, deposited them with care in their allotted places, ana siaw- ly went back to her desk. As she re- J Ik i WITH PHOTOGRAPHS FROM SCENL5 IN THE PLAY turned she did not again raise her eyes to ha Have you thought of what we talked about last night V she asked. She made him most uncomfortable. He had begun to wonder, for the first time in his life, if. possibly, he did not have a conscience. He had never ta ken any obligation very seriously; sud denly It seemed necessary for him to consider many things with solemn. pondering mind. He did not like it. It distinctly made him nervous. What was the use of being heir to all his uncle's property if riches brought the very thing which he had thought they might preserve him from dull care? Had be thought of what she had said last night? He had thought of lit tle else! Had that train of thought been started by any human being other than herself, he would have bitterly resented the intense discomfort It had caused him. Even now his voice was peevish when he answered: "Have I thought of it! All I dreamed about last night was poverty stricken families crying for their food. Thou sands of men, women and children chased me through the streets, out of the town and into a wild forest where there was nothing but chewing-gum trees." She let her head fall back, and laughed. He was so funny! Yet she plainly felt that there was truth in his complaint. She believed he really had passed a most uncomfortable night. Perhaps she was not very sorry that he had. "Oh, I had an awful night," he mourned. '"I could have slept this morning, but the Ladles' Aid began to rehearse their minstrel show across the street, so I got up and ordered breakfast." Having gone Vius far he stopped as if there could be nothing further to be said, but she did not understand the reason for his sudden silence. "Yes?" she inquired. "Did you ever breakfast at the Grand?" he asked pathetically. "No," she smiled. "I dare you to!" he challenged. "It's the best hotel in town. All the theatrical troupes stop there." He nodded grimly. "The troupes that play In Jonesville probably de serve it." She did not quite approve of this. She was sure that she had seen some wondrous acting there In Jonesville. Had she not wept her eyes out over a newiplay, entitled "East Lynne," the prevt us winter? Had not another -hroVeity, which the bills announced came straight to Jonesville from a metropolitan run of many weeks, and which was known as "The Two Or phans," held her spellbound for an evening? Had not the leading men in these productions been invariably very different in their appearance from any of the Jonesville youth, and therefore romantically attractive; had not the leading women worn enormous jewels and extraordinary, yellow hair which she had envied fierce!: ? Her own hair was rich, dark brown. She looked at him somewhat coldly. It was plainly time to turn from gos sip to pure business. "I've worked all the morning with the auditor upon a statement which shows the year's business up to the first of this month," she notified him gravely. From an upper drawer of the big desk at which she had been seated she secured' a long, formidable-looking paper and, rising, approached him with it. "Do you care to go over it now?" He eyed it askance, as TSJt might have been a dangerous thing and liable to sting. Business! Should he ever really discover how to feel the slight est Interest in it or understanding of it? What a tiresome looking thing It was. No; not right now," he told her, al HAD THE TIME OF HER LIFE Woman in Sanitarium for Alcoholics Found Herself the Pet of All the Inmates. -No woman knows what " means to be truly popular until she has dined Jt an alcoholic cure institute .a wo man said. "I acknowledge that that is about the last place on earth to go to seek popularity, but a colorless woman, who unfortunately has been denied popular elsewhere s bound to find it at the Institute I d d. I was not sent up as an alcoholic. I had a relative who had been Persuad 5 to'take the cure As 1 was the only person on earth who had stuck to him through thick and thin he urged me to see him through the in stitute ordeaT. I went. I nte there with him. There were 14 other Patent., j the table, all men The first two days the ordeal of eating three meals a day with 15 'dips' Bitting to the right to the left, and in front of me nearly Sit. e crazy, but for the ake of my relative 1 stuck it out. "Then I begal to be popular. I was most shivering. "I Mr. Wallace prom ised to do all that for me." She put the statement back into her desk, a little disappointed. "Then he'll be here this morning?" "Yes; he'll be here right away. He had to go to the barber shop." He laughed. "I shave myself, thank God!" he added fervently. Her manner now became more seri ous and rather puzzling. It was not as if he had done anything which dis pleased her, it was not even as if she thought he might; it was only that of the delightful woman who is wonder ing if, presently, she may not think he might. She was not suspicious, she suspected that she might suspect. He knew it; men always know when woja en are beginning to wonder if they had not better very soon begin to wonder. It's the only intuition mere men have. Presently, while he waited, acutely conscious that some unpleasant ele ment had entered into the situation, but densely ignorant of its character; and while she calmly went about the business of her office management, at which, it may as well be stated now as ever, she showed unmistakable eigns of perfect competence, she went to a complicated filing cabinet, extractsd from it certain other papers, carried them across the room to the deek near which he had found a seat, laid theia on that desk, then slowly turned and faced him. "Do you know that Mr. Pembroke, of the Consolidated, is here in town?" To her great satisfaction, which she would not for the world have admitted, he did not hesitate before he an swered; he did not try to beat around the bush; he indulged in no evasions or delays of any kind whatever. "Yes, I know it," he said promptly. It may be that some detail in his tone or manner reassured her, at any rate her voice, when she spoke next, was free from a certain icy hint of criticism which undoubtedly had crept into it. "Did he come here with you?" "No; he followed me here." "Have you seen him?" She made no attempt to offer an excuse for cross-examining him-, she evidently asked the question as an interested party who has a right to be, informed. Was she not a citizen of Jonesville and an employe of the Jones Pepsin Gum Company?" "No; I have not seen him, but Mr. Wallace saw him last night and turned down his offer, too." Instantly the reserve, which, Intangi ble but perceptible, had .affected her, dropped from her. She was no longer in the least suspicious. ' "Oh, I'm so glad!" she cordially. But he failed tOfnote stance; he failed W.wafcay coming danger. As n- com. was not thinking of ler girj of the Jones conk The thinking about Jonuevote sidering his own Pmay money and the deligl?tipS exclaimed ta on- it ne oye not con- d for ifeibility 4stway or that through Pembroke, tQ otinthor that need mu'Sv I relieved. He rose and paced the nLwith light and hopeful tread, wholly without ap prehension. "We gave him to understand that we wouldn't sell for less than a million and a half." He said this half proudly. Then, with the accents of a hoper: "We expect him here at eleven o'clock with his answer." Her face took on a puzzled and dis approving frown. "But you just gave your word to the men that " Now he spoke definitely and crisply. No one listening to him could imagine 1hat he did not mean exactly what he said; that he had not carefully consid ered every meaning of each syllable that he was uttering. (TO BE CONTINUED.) the first woman who had dined at that table. The men braced up in my honor. They couldn't do enough to me. 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