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of got used, fo his beltf gone7* "I bay* riot." Her eyes filled as she •aid Ik The captain was greatly moved. "ftn a blunderln' old fool, toy dear," be said. "I beg your pardon. Do try to forgive me, won't you? And, perhaps —perhaps I can make up your loss to you Just a little mite. I'd like to. I'll try to, If— He laid a hand on her shoulder. She avoided him and, moving away, seated herself in a chair at the opposite side -of the desk. The avoidance was so ob vious as to be almost brutal. Captain Ellsha looked very grave for an in stant Then he changed tlie subject. After some further conversation, dur ing which Caroline was plainly ill at ease, dinner was announced. When the captain in his quaint way described to Caroline and Steve how he found his way in New York Caroline was bored, and Steve was almost brutal with his Interjections. For the hundredth time Caroline asked Steve what had prompt ed her father to make the captain their guardian. After breakfast the next morning came the "business talk." It was a brief one. Captain Ellsha soon dis covered that his brother's children knew very little concerning their fa ther's affairs. They bad afcvays plenty of money, bad been indulged in prac tically every wish and had never had to think or plan for themselves. As to the size of the estate, they knew noth ing more than Mr. Graves had told them, which was that, Instead of the several millions which rumor had cred. lted A. Rodgers Warren with possess ing, $500,000 would probably be the extent of their inheritance and that therefore they must live economically. As a first step in tbat direction they bad given up their former home and moved to the apartment. "Yes, yes," muted the captain "1 see. Mr. Graves didn't know about your movin', then? Ton did It on your own hook, so to speak?" 8tephen answered promptly. "Of course we did," he declared. "Why not?" "No reason in the world. A good, sen sible thing to do, I should say. Didn't anybody advise you where to go?" "Why should we need advice?" Again It was Stephen who replied: "We aren't kids. We're old enough to decide some things for ourselves, I should think." "Yes sartin. That's right. But I didn't know but p'raps some of your friends might have helped along. This Mrs. Dunn now, she kind of hinted to me that she'd—well, done what she could to make you comf'table." "She has," avowed Caroline warmly. "Mrs. Dunn and Malcolm have proved their friendship in a thousand ways. We never can repay them, Stephen and I, never." "No. There's some things you can't ever pay, I know that. Mrs. Dunn found this nice place for you, did she?" "Why, yes. Mrs. Dunn knew that we had decided to move, and she has a cousin who is Interested in New York property. She asked him, and he men tioned this apartment." "One of his own, was it?" "I believe so. Why are you so par ticular? Don't you like It?" "Isn't It as good as those in—what do you call it—South Denboro?" Stephen asked maliciously. Captain Elisha laughed heartily. "Pretty nigh as good," he said. "1 didn't notice any better on the way to the depot as I drove up. What's the rent? You'll excuse my ask in', things beln' as they are." ... RiERAIRING Let Us Solve Your Troubles Our fac titties for m&hing repairs on all Kinds of cars plaoe us in a position to tacKla the hardest Kind Of Jobs. We not only have the men who Know how to fix all the various 'car troubles, but also the tools and equip ment with which they can do it We can complete almost any repair job on very short notice and deliver work promptly when promised. Our up-to-date equipment enables us to do all worK at the very lowest cost. thus saving you money ad well as time. Don't hesitate to call on us t^e first time you need repair services. The Motor Inn Robert Kuboske, Prop. Williston "Twenty-fwo hundred a year," an swered his niece coldly. The captain looked at her, whistled, broke off the whistle in the middle and did a little mental arithmetic. "Twenty-two hundred a year!" he re peated. "That's one hundred and eighty "Did you think it was the rent of the •ntiro building?" odd a month. Say, that cousin of Mrs. Dunn's must want to get his investment back. You* mean for Just these ten rooms?" Stephen laughed scornfully. "Our guardian has been counting, Caro," he remarked. "Yea Yes, I counted this morn in' when I got up. I was interested natu rally." "Sure! Naturally, of course," sneered the boy. "Did you think the twenty two hundred was the rent of the entire building?" "Well, I didn't know. I"— "The rent," interrupted Caroline, with dignity," was twenty-four hundred, but thanks to Mrs. Dunn, who explained to her cousin that we vfere friends of hers, It was reduced." "We being in reduced circumstances." observed her brother in supreme dis gust. "Pity the poor orphans 1 By gad!" "That was real nice of Mrs. Dunn,1' de clared Captain Elisha heartily. "About how much is she wuth, do you think?" "I don't know. I never inquired." "No. Well, down our way," with a chuckle, "we don't have to inquire. Ask anybody you meet what his next door neighbor's wuth, and he'll tell you with in a hundred, and how he got It, and how much he owes, and how he gets alonp with bis wife. Ho, ho! Speakin' of wives, is this Mr. Dunn married?" He looked at his niece as he asked the question. There was no reason why Caroline should blush. She knew It and hated herself for doing it "No," she answered resentfully "he is not." "Um-hm. What's bis business?" "He is connected with a Produce Ex change house, I believe." "One of the Arm "I don't know. In New York we are not as well posted or as curious con cerning our friends' private affairs as your townspeople seem to be." "I guess that's so. Well," he went on, rising, "I guess I've kept you young folks, from your work or—or play, or W1LUST0N GRAPHIC whatever you was going to do, Ion# enough for this once. I think I'll go otit for a spell. I've got an errand or two I want to do. What time do you have dinner?" "We lunch at half past 1," answered Caroline. We dine at 7." "Oh, yes, yes! I keep forgettln' that supper's dinner. Well, I presume likel.v I'll be back for luncheon. If I ain't, don't wait for ine. I'll be home aforo supper—there I &o again!—afore din ner, anyhow. Goodby." CHAPTER V. The Captain Makee a Friend. FVE minutes later he was at tbc street corner inquiring of a po liceman "the handiest way to get to Pine street." Following the direc tions given, be boarded a train at the nearest subway station, emerged at Wall street, inquired once more, lo cated the street he was looking for and, consulting a card which he took from a big stained leather pocketbook, walked on, peering at the numbers of the buildings he passed: The offices of Sylvester, Kulm & Graves were on the sixteenth floor of a hew and gorgeously appointed sky scraper. When Captain Elisha entered the firm's reception room he was ac costed by a wide awake and extremely self possessed office boy. Informed by the none too courteous tad that none of the firm was in, he left his card, saying he'd return later. Captain Ellsha strolled down Pine street, looking about him with interest. !t bad been years since he visited this locality, and the changes were many. Soon, however, be began to recognize fu miliar landmarks. He was approach ing the water front, and there were fewer new buildings. When be reached South street he was thoroughly »t ome. The docks were crowded. The river was alive' with small craft of all kinds. Steamers and schooners were plenty, but the captain missed the old square riggers, the clipper ships and barks, such as he had sailed in as cabin boy,* as foremast hand and later command ed on many seas. At length, however, he saw four mast* towering above the roof of a freight house. They were not schooner rigged, those masts. The yards were set square across, and along with them were furl ed royals and upper topsails. Here at last was a craft worth looking at. Cap tain Elisha crossed the street, hurried past the covered freight house aii?T saw a magnificent great ship lying beside a broad, open wharf. Down the wharf he walked, joyfully, as one who greets an old friend. The wharf was practically deserted. An ancient watchman was dozing In a sort of sentry box, but he did not wake. There was a pile of foreign looking crates and boxes at the farther end of the pier, evidently tbe last bit of cargo waiting to be carted away. The cap tain inspected the pile, recognized the goods as Chinese and Japanese, then read the name on the big ship's stern. She was the Empress of the Ocean, and her home port was Liverpool. The captain strolled about, looking her over. The number of Improvements since his seagoing days was astonish ing. He was standing by the wheel, near the companionway, wishing that he might inspect the officers' quarters, but not liking to do so without an in vitation, when two men emerged from the cabin. One of the pair was evidently the Japanese steward of the ship. The oth er was a tall, clean cut young fellow, whose general appearance and lack of sunburn showed quite plainly that he was not a seafaring man by profession. He said he was a friend of one of the consignees and would be pleased to show the captain over the ship. Captain Ellsha, delighted with the opportunity, expressed his thanks, and the tour of inspection began. The steward remained on deck, but the captain and bis new acquaintance strolled through the officers' quart ars together. "Jerushy!" exclaimed the former as lie viewed the main cabin. "Say, you could pretty nigh have a dance here, couldn't you? A small one. This re minds me of the cabin aboard the Sea gull, first vessel I went mate of—It's so diff'reilt. Aboard her we had to walk sittin' down. There wa'n't room in the cabin for more'n one to stand up at a time. But she could sail. Just the same, and carry it too. I've seen her off the Horn with studdln' sails set when craft twice her length and tonnage had everything furled above the tops'l yard. Hi hum! You mustn't mind an old salt rurtnin* on this way. I've been out of the pickle tub a good while, but I cal'late the brine ain't all out of my system." His guide's eyes snapped. "I understand," be said, laughing. "I've never been at sea on a long voy age in my life, but I can understand jrist how you feel. It's in my blood, I guess. I come of a salt water line. My people were from Belfast, Me., and every nan of them went to sea." "Belfast, hey? They turned out some A No. 1 sailors in Belfast I sailed under a Cap'n Pearson from there once. James Pearson bis name was." "He was my great-uncle. I was named for him. My name is James Pearson also."/ "What?" Captain Elisha was hugely delighted.. "Mr. Pearson, shake hands. I want to tell you that your Uncle Jim was a seaman of the kind you •Iream about, but seldom meet. I was his second mate three v'yages. My name's Elisha Warren." Mr. Pearson shook hands and laugh ed good bumoredly. "Glad to meet you, Captain War ren," be said. "And I'm glad, you knew Uncle Sent. As a youngster lie was my Idol. He could spin yams that were worth listening to." "I bet you^ He'd seen things wuth yarnin' about. So you ain't a sailor, hey? Livin' in New York?" The young man nodded. "Yes," he said. Then, with a dry smile: "If you call occupying a hall bedroom and eat ing at a third rate boarding house ta ble living. However, it's my own fault. I've been a newspaper man since I left college. But I threw up my job six months ago. Since then I've been free lancing." "Have, hey?" The,captain was too polite to ask further questions, but he had not the slightest Idea what "free lancing" might be. Pearson divined his perplexity and explained. "I've had a feeling," he said*, "that I might write magazine articles and sto ries—yes, possibly a novel or two. It's a serious disease, but the only way to flnd'out 'whether it's chronic or not is to experiment. That's what I'm doing now. The thing I'm at work on may turn out to be a sea story. So I spend some time around the wharves and aboard the*few sailing ships in port picking up material." Captain Elisha patted him on the back. "Now, don't you gut discouraged," ho said. "I used to have an idea that uoVel writin' and picture paintin' was poverty jobs for men with healthy ap petites, but I've changed my mind. I don't know's you'll believe it, but I've just found out for a fact that some painters get $20,000 for one picture— for one,/ mind you! And a little mite of a thing, too, that couldn't have cost scarcely anything to paint. Maybe noyels sell for Just as much. I don't know." His companion laughed heartily. "I'm afraid not. captain," be said— "few, at any rate. I should be satis fled with considerably less to begin with. Are you living here in town?" "Well—well, I don't know. I ain't exactly livin', and 1 ain't exactly board in'. But, say, ain't that the doctor callln' you?" It was the steward, and there was an anxious ring in his voice. Pearson ex cused himself and hurried out of the cabin. Captain Elisha lingered for a Ann] look about. Then he followed leisurely, becoming aware as he reached the open air of loud voices in angry dialogue. Entrances to the Empress of the Ocean's cabins were on the main deck, and also on the raised half deck at the stern, near the wheel, the binnacle and officers' corned beef tubs swinging in their frames. From this upper deck two flights of steps led down to the main deck below. At the top of one of these flights stood young Pearson, cool and alert. Behind him half crouch ed the Japanese steward, evidently very much frightened. At the foot of the steps were grouped three rough looking men, foreigners and sailors without doubt, and partially intoxicated. The three men were an ugly lot, and they were all yelling and jabbering together in. a. foreign lingo. As the captain Chevrolet "Pour-Ninety" touring car is "light-footed," but not too light. A motor car should not be too heavy nor too light. If it is too heavy, the weight is liable to affect its efficiency, and expensed Tf it is too light, it is likely to be danger ous and not keep to the road. The Ch'evrolet is medium in weight, but heavy enough so that the car will remain on the road at all times, and light enough so that the machine will not be hard on tires and wil be economi cal in the matter of gasoline consump tion. emerge? from the passage Co the open deck he heard Pearsoo reply in the same language. "What's the matter?" he asked. Pearson answered without turning his head. "Drunken sailors,", he explained. "Part of the crew here. They've been uptown, got full and come .back to square a grudge they seem to have against the steward. I'm telling them they'd better give up and go ashore, they know when they're well off." The three fellows^ by the ladder's foot were consulting together. On the wharf were half a dozen loungers, collected by the prospect of a row. "If I can hold them off for a few minutes," went on Pearson, "we'll be all eight. The wharf watchman has gone for the police. Here, drop it! What are you up to?" One of the sailors had drawn a knife. The other two reached for their belts behind, evidently intending to follow stfiv. From the loafers on the wharf came shouts of encouragement. "Do the dude up, Pedro! Give him what's comin' to him." The trio formed for a rush. The steward, with a shrill scream, fled to the cabin. Pearson did not move. He even smiled. The next moment he was pushed to one side, and Captain Elisha stood at the top of the steps. "Here!" be said sternly. "What's all this?" The three sailors, astonished at this unexpected addition to their enemies' forces, hesitated. Pearson laid his hand on the captain's arm. "Be careful." he said. "They're dan gerous." "Dangerous? Them? I've seen their kind afore. Here, you!" thrning to the three below. "What do you mean by this? Put down that knife, you lub ber! Do you want to be put in irons? Over the side with you, you swabs! GijL!" (Continued next weak) The word "democrat" is from tw (ireek words. 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