Why Are They
ILLUSTRATIONS BY RAYMALTER
HowaM Jeffrie, bnnker'n unn. undor
tho evil Influence of Robert Underwood,
a fHtow-Bluden! nt Tale, lends h life of
dissipation, nmrrtrs tho 1uuxhtT of a
gambler who rilvl In prison, imd Is dis
owned hy his. father. Ho trlea to net work
and falls. A forni-r college chum makes
a biiRin proposition to Howard whleh
I'nulra caHh. and Howard la broka.
Iti'lirt Underwood, who bail been re
filled by Howard's wife, Annio, In his
college days, and had onoo been engaged
to Allilai Howard's stepmother, lias
epnrtnienta at the Astrurla, find Is ftp
jmrently In prosperous circumstanced.
Howard recalls a $-'( loan to Underwood,
that remains unpaid, an. decides to ask
Mm for the M.eod he needs. Underwood,
taklnjj advantage of his Intimacy with
Mrs. .teft'rles, r., becomes a port of social
bOthwayman. Discoverlni; his true char
acter siie denies liltn tl.e hovi.se. Alicia
receives a note from I'ndcrwood, threat
enlns suicide. Fhe decides to K and see
Mm. He Is In desperate financial straits.
CHAPTER V. Continued.
Underwood laughed nervously. Af
fecting to misinterpret tho other's
meaning, ho said:
"Yea, you're right. The art and an
tique business Is a dellcr.to business.
Cod knows It's a precarious one!"
Keaching for the decanter, be added:
"Havo r drink"
Hut Mr, Ilennlngton refused to un
bend. The proffer of refreshment did
not tempt him to eweivo from the ob
ject of his mission. While Underwood
was talking, trying to gain time, bis
yet ' were taking In tho contents of
'Tome, taka a drink." urged Under
"No, thanks," replied Mr. He nn dis
Suddenly he turned square around.
"Let's get down to business, Mr. Un
derwood," he exclaimed. "My firm In-
ettts on the immediate return of their
property." Pointing around the room,
to added: "Everything, do you under
stand!" Underwood was standing In tho sha
dow of the lamp so his visitor did not
notice (hat he had grown suddenly
very white, and that his mouth
"Why, what's the trouble?" he stam
mered. "Haven't I eot prices for your
people that they would never havo got
ten?" "Yea we know all that," replied
Mr. ltennington Impatiently. "To be
frank, Mr. Underwood, we've received
Information that you've sold many
of tho valuable articles Intrusted to
you for which you'ro made no account
ing nt all."
"That's not true," exclaimed Under
wood hotly. "1 havo accounted for
almost everything. Tho rest of the
things ate here. Of course, there may
be a few things "
Taking a box of elfiars from tho
de sk, be offered It to bis visitor.
"No, thflukH," replied Hennlniston
coldly, pushing back tho proffered
Underwood was fast loi-InK his self
control. Throwing away bis cl;;ar with
n nt ;ry exclamation, be beg.in to
w n:k i i) and down.
"I ecu account for everything if you
give me time. You must rIvo me time.
I ll) hard pressed by my creditors. My
expenses are enormous and collections
:. ee.lltigiy dimoult. I have a large
uipount of money outstanding- After
oul pleasant business relations It
f.Mui tUburd and most unfulr that
vnur tlrw bhould take this ntund wtlU
Hounding Ms Like This?"
me." He halted suddenly and faced
Bennington. "Of couro, I'm much
obliged to you, personally, for this
Pennington shrugged his shoulders.
'The warning may give you time
either to raise the money or to get the
Underwood's dark eye3 flashed with
suppressed wrath, as he retorted:
"Of course, I can get them all back
In time. Damn It, you fellows don't
know what It costs to Tun thl3 kind
of business successfully! One has to
spend a small fortune to keep up ap
pearances. These society people won't
buy if they think you really need the
money. I've had to give expensive din
ners and sTend money like water even
to get them to come here and look at
the things. You must give ma time
to make a settlement I need at least
Bennington shook bis head. There
was a hard, uncompromising look In
his face as he replied caustically:
"They're coming for tho things to
morrow. 1 thought it fair to lot you
know. I can do uo more."
Underwood stopped short.
"To-morrow," ho echoed faintly. j
"Yes," said Bennington grimly. "You j
might ns well understand the situation
thoroughly. The game's up. The firm
has been w niching you for some time.
When you tried to sell these things to
old Defiles for one-auarter their real
value he Instantly recognized where
they came from. He telephoned
straight to our ptaco. You've been
shadowed by detectives ever since.
There's a man outsidn watching this
"My God!" exclaimed Underwood.
"Why are they hounding me like
Approaching Bennington quickly, he
grasped his hand.
"Bennington," he Bald earnestly,
"you and I've always been on the
square. Can't you tell them It's all
right? Can't you get them to give me
Before the manager could reply the
telephone bell rang sharply. Under
wood started. An expression of fear
came over his face. Perhaps the firm
had already sw-orn out a warrant for
his arrest. He picked up the receiver
to answer tho call.
"What name Is that?" he demanded
over tho telephone. The name was re
peated and with a gesture of relief he
"Howard Jeffries! what on earth
does ho want? I cau't see him. Tell
Bennington took his hat and turned
"Well, I must be off."
"Don't go." exclaimed Undorwood,
as be bing tip the receiver mechan
ically. "Its only that infernal ass
"I must." said the manager. As ho
went toward the door he made a close
scrutiny of tho walls its If searching
for something Vfcat was not there
Slopping short, ho said:
"I don't see the Velasquez."
"Xo no," stammered I'ndcrwood
nervously. "It's outout on proba
tion. Oh. it's nil light. 1 can account
fur ever) thing "
Mr. Bennington continued bis In
spection. "I don't see the Gobelin tapestry,"
he tuld laconically.
OS, that'll ! right, too, U ty11
only Rive me tlmn," ha cried denpAr
ntely. "Good God, you don't know
what It mr-ati3 to me, Bnnr.Inston! The
position I've made for myself will be
swept away nnd "
Mr. Bennington remained dlMi.mt
and unsympathetic and Underwood
throw himself Into a chair with a ges
ture of dlpgust.
"Sometimes I don't think I car
what happens," ho exclaimed. "Things
haven't been going my way lately. I
don't care a hang whether school
keeps or not. If they drive me to tho
wnll I'll do something desperate.
A ting at the front door bell Inter
"Who can that be?" he exclaimed,
startled. Me looked closely at hlfl
companion, as If trying to read In his
face If he were deceiving him.
"Probably your friend of the tele
phono," suggested Bennington.
Underwood opened the door and
Howard entered Jauntily.
"Hello, fellers, how goes It?" was
his Jocular greeting.
He was plainly under the Influence
of liquor. When he bft home that
evenln? he bad sworn to Annie that
ho would not touch a drop, but by the
time ho reached the Attrurla bis cour
age failed him. He rather feared tin
aerwooti, and he felt the need of a
stimulant to brace Mm up for the
"strike" he was about to make. The
back door of a saloon was convenient
ly open nnd while ho was refreshing
himself two other men ha knew
dropped In. Before ho knew it, half
a dozen drinks had been absorbed
and he had spent the whole of 5
which his wife had Intrusted 'to htm
out of her carefully hoarded savings.
When he sobered up ho would real
izo that he had acted like a coward
and a cur, but Just now he was feel
ing rather Jolly. Addressing Under
wood with impudent familiarity, he
"The d d boy didn't seem to know
If you were In or not, so I came up
anyhow." Glancing at Bennington,
he added: "Sorry, If I'm butting in."
Underwood was not In the humor
to be very gracious. Ixmg ago young
Howard Jeffries had outgrown his use
fulness 83 far as he wa3 concerned.
Ho was at a loss to guess why he had
come to see him uninvited, on this
particular Sunday night, too. It was
with studied coldness, therefore, that
"Sit down I'm glad to see you."
"You don't look It," grinned How
ard, as he advanced further Into the
room with shambling, uncertain steps.
Concealing his 111 humor and prom
ising himself to get rid of his unwel
come visitor at the first opportunity.
Underwood Introduced the two men.
"Mr. Bennington Mr. Howard Jeff
Mr. Bennington bad heard of the
older Jeffries' trouble with his scape
grace son, and he eyed, with some in
terest, this young man who had made
such a fiasco of his career.
"Oh, I know Bennington," exclaimed
Howard Jovially. "I bought an ele
phant's tusk at L!s place In the days
when I was somebody." With mock
sadness he added, "I'm nobody now
couldn't oven buy a collar button."
"Won't you sit down and stay
nwhile?" said Underwood sarcastic
ally. "If you don't mind, I'll have a tMnk
first." replied Howard, making Ms
way to the desk and taking up the
Underwood did not conceal his an
noyance, but bis angry glances were
entirely lost on bis new visitor, who
was rapidly petting into a maudlin
condition. Addressing Bennington
with familiarity, Howard went on:
"Say, do you remember that won
derful set of Ivory chessmen my old
Bennington smiled and codded.
"Yes, sir; I do, indeed. Ah, your
father Is a fine art critic!"
Howard burst into boisterous laugh
ter. "Art critic!" ho exclaimed. "1
shou'.d say bo was. He's a born
critic. He can criticise any old thing
every old thing, i don't care what
It Is. he can criticise it. 'When In doubt
-criticise,' is nailed on father's es
cutcheon." Bowing with mock cour
tesy to each be raised the glass to his
lips and said: "Here's how!"
Bennington laughed good humored
ly, and turned to go.
"Well, good night, Mr. Jeffries.
Good night, Mr. Underwood."
Underwood followed tho manager to
"Good night!" be said gloomily.
The door slammed, and Underwood
returned to the sitting room. Taking
no notice of Howard, he walked over
to the desk, Blowly selected a cigar
and lighted it. Howard looked up at
biiu foolishly, cot knowing what to
say. His frequent libations had so
befuddled, him that ho had almost for
gotten the object of bis visit.
"Kxcuso my butting In, old chap,"
ho stammered, "but "
I'ndcrwood made no answer. How
ard stared at him In comic surprise
Ho was not uo drunk as not to be
able to uolico that something was
":Say, old fellow," bo gurgled;
"you're a regular Jim Humps. Why
so chopfalku, so? My! what a long
face! is that the way you greet a
classmate, a fellow fiat? Wait till
you bear my bard luck story. That'll
t hot r you up., Who was It 6aid:
There's nothing t he rs us up so much
as other people's money?'" lUachiug
for tho whisky bottle, be went on:
"l'lrst l'U pour out another drink.
You Bee, 1 need cour.tge, old man.
I've got a favor to nsk. 1 want some
money. I not only want It I need It."
Utnlorwood laughed, a hollow, jjock
iu& lantU of di-rUiou. UU old cUu
mt liad certahiiy chosen a Hood t3m
to come and ask him for money. How
ard mistook the cynical gayety fo
"I said I'd elisor you up," he wnt
on, "I don't tint to remind you of
that little matter of tw hundred and
fifty bucks which you borrowed from
me two years ago. I auppose you've
forgotten It, but"
A look of annoyance cam over Un
"Well, what of It?" ho snapped.
Howard took another drink befor
"I wouldn't remind you of tho loan,
old chap; but I'm up asalnst It: When
tho family kicked me out for marry
ing the finest girl that ever lived, my
father cut me off with a piking allow
ance which I (old him to put In th
church plate. I told blm I preferred
independence. Well," ho went on
with serio-comic gravity, "I got my In- i
dependence, but I'm F'tn cload broke.
You might ns well understand the situ
ation plainly. I can't find any busi
ness that I'm fitted for, and Annie
threatens to go back to work. Now,
you know I can't stand anything like
that. I'm too much of a man to be
supported by any woman."
He looked toward Underwood in a
stupid kind of way, as if looking for
some sign of approval, but ho was dis
rppolnted. Underwood's face was a
study cf supremo indlfferenco. He did
not even appear to be listening. Some
what disconcerted, Howard again
raised the glaus to his lips, and thus
refreshed, went on:.
"Then I thought of you, old chap.
You've piade a rousing success of It
got a big name as art collector mada
lost of money and all that "
Underwood Impatiently interrupted
"It's impossible, Jeffries. Things aro
a little hard with me, too, Just now.
You'll have to wait for that $250."
"'Taint the $20. old man, I didn't
want that I want a couple of thou
sand." Underwood could not help laughing.
"A couple of thousand? Why not
make it a million?"
Howard's demand struck him as be
ing so humorous that he sat down con
vulsed with laughter.
Looking at him stupidly, Howard
helped himself to another drink.
"It seems I'm a hit." he said with a
Underwood by this time had recov
ered bis composure.
"So you've done nothing since you
left college?" he said.
"No," answered Howard. "I don't
seem to get down to anything My
ideas won't stay in one piace. I get a
Job as time-keeper, but I didn't keep
it down a week. I kept the time all
right, but it wasn't the right time."
Again raising the glass to his Hps, he
added: "They're so beastly particu
lar." "You keep pretty good time with
that," laughed Underwood, pointing to
Howard grinned in drunken fashion.
"It's the one thing I do punctually,"
he hiccoughed. "I can row, swim,
play tennis, football, golf and polo a3
well as anybody, but I'll be damned if
I can do anything quite as well as I
can do this."
"What do you want J2.009 for?" de
"I've got an opportunity to go Into
business. I want $2,000 and I want
it deuced quick."
Underwood shrugged his shoulders.
"Why don't you go home and ask
your father?" ho demanded.
Ills visitor Eeemed offended at the
"What!" ho exclaimed, with comic
surprise, "after being turned out like a
di g with a young wife on my har.di!
Not much no. I've injured their
pride. You know father married a
second :ln:e. loaded me down with a
stepmother. She's all rlsiu. but she's
so confoundedly aristocratic. Y'ou
know her. Say, didn't you and she
wasn't there some soi-t of an engage
ment once? Seems to mo I "
Underwood rose to his feet and ab
ruptly turned his lack.
"I'd rather you wouldn't get person
al," he sild curtly. Silting down at a
desk, he began to rummage wi'h some
papers and, turning Impatiently to
Howard, be said:
"Pay, old man, I'm very busy now.
Y'ouil have to excuse me."
If Howard had been sober, he would
have understood that this was a pret
ty stror.g bint for him to be gor.e, but
In his besotted condition, ho did not
propose to be disposed of so easily.
Turning to Underwood, ho burst out
with an air of offended dignity:
"Underwood, you wouldn't go back
on me now. I'm nn outcast, a pariah,
a derelict on the ocean of life, as one
of my highly respectable uncles wrote
me. His grandfather was an Iron pud-
dlcr." With a drunken laugh he went J
on: "lXiesn't It make you sick? I'm i
no good bec ause I married the girl. If
I had ruined her life Id still be a
decent member of society."
tTO 1!K co.-.-Tisi'Kn
Sardines Suggested It.
Richard Croker. at a luncheon at
Tnlm Heach, was reminded, by a
course of grilled sardines, of stry.
"you know, of course," he &ald, "the
Horse Guards at Whitehall In London.
They are the llnest KnulUli rORimeut.
Kwry man Is over six feet, fnm the
colonel down, and on fc-.iard before
Whitehall, w ith their Jack boot, their
snowy buckskin breeches, tluir enor
mous shakocs ard their brass breast
plates, they make, on their tine horses,
au imposing slht.
"Ohc, ns I motoied past WhUeiia'.i.
I taw a liulo street urchin leaping u
uihI down before one of the stately
guards in bis bright, bulging breast
pUie, and nboutlug:
""Now, then, old tin jacket, lia
after you wltb. a earJlne o.euatj'
?7f IF i?7 f! o;
ton cau and tirADAOftx iwDicEsno
STOMACH CM AXO tWHTKl ATtOM, CONSTlf
nn iMyr!t urmi Mi--r tirtct ifnav
1 5 jr" ''
CM LVLRY PACKAGE CFTM5 CcHVi
THE WOwr.ritn.tt POrvtAPmr Cf Tim CJ-JrtJINE! YSL,T
Xit n&j and Euxm or sfjwa has ltd unjcrltulous
MANUFACTURFJtS TO OFFX IMITATONS. Vt ORDtM TO
MAKE A LARCr PSGFTT AT THE EXPf-Nta Of THEIR
CUSTOMERS. IT A DEAUit ASKS WHICH SIZX YOU WISH,
CR WHAT MAKE YOU WISH, WHEN YOU ASK FOR
SYRUP Of rid AND rXTXIR Of SENNA, HE tS FREPAR
INC TO DECEIVE YOU TEH. HIM THAT YOU WISH Tf ;E
CENUWr, MAMTACTURED BY THe CALIFORNIA Fid
mur co au. bjxubu druggists know that
THERE t BUT ONE GENUINE AND THAT IT IS HANU
f ACTUREO BY THE CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUT CO OW1.Y
NOTE THE NAME
PRINTED STRAIGHT ACROSVNEAR THE BOTTOM. AND IN , i
THE CIRCUE.KEAR THE TOP OF EVERY PACKAGE. Of THE V
GENUINE ONI SIZE ONLY. FOR SALE BY ALL LEADING
RUGGIST REGULAR PRICE tO PER BOTTLE.
SYRUP Of nCS AND ELDRR Of STNNA tS ESPEGALLY ADAPTED TO TITO WFXIjS Of
lADirj AND CHILL EN. AS IT IS MILD AND PLEASANT GENTLE AND CFFECTIVE. AND
ABSOLUTELY FREE FROM OBJECTIONABLE LNGREDIFJfTS. FT IS EQUALLY BNEFTC7AE
TOR WOMEN AND FOR MEN. YOUNG AW OLD FOR SALE BY ALL LEADING DRUGGISTS.
ALWAYS BUY THE GENUINE.
California Fig Syrup Cq
r" DISTEMPER irn
Of'ClLXMMd." I.ujuM i n om lb to-.i ; iXWl Md UiSVCl: evi'A
rt-snnoua arm from txvly . j rmm Ivtwrr 1 Dw nrv mnA . bolm 1
oultry. La re rat ll!nf tiitrrfc rey. (V.rw I-a irit ammsr iiumaa kvnJiMrS
and I Kl.lrtr t cwjvtiy. too ib4 II m tooti tb u4 d"n. . t l o- fc.
KMpIt show tn four dn;frit who will rttlttttrjou. ft r feogkltX; -iUitaC
(.'uni tULd Cu epcll A4tettUWftBtd.
SFOHX KEDICAL CO.. tfJXKXrJ EOSHEN, ISD., U. S. L
JUST THE WAY.
She Where has your papa been aJl
He Developing a couple of nega
tives with an instantaneous developer.
Symptoms Were There.
"Tou husband might have a little
solid food directly be begins to mend,"
said the doctor. "But how am I to
tell?" Inquired the anxious wife.
"The convalescent ttas of Influ
enza." replied the doctor, "are marked
by a siigl.t irritability."
The next day ho called and found
the patient's wife radiant. "When I
refused to order his steak and onions,"
she explained, "he came into the
kitchen and smashed fourteen soup
plates and a dinner service; so, of
course, I sent out for steak at once."
Triumph of Courage.
Courage and the "power of the hu
man eye," paved Walter Sargent, a
prosperous rancher, in the Redwood
district, San Jose, when he was con
fronted by a hungry mountain lion the
other evening. ?axge:it was driving
a herd of cows to his home In the
foothills when he noticed the big cat
stalking blm. As It crouched for a
spring Sargent turned and fixed the
beast with hla eye. Man nnd lion
remained as Immovable as statues for
a few beconds and then thj animal
turn d and trotted away.
fcfrs. Wlnslow's Soothing Srrup for ChlMr-n
u-lbldi:. ,tft-na ibr irui-.w, re.Hn-p inflamma
tion, aUuj t patn,cure wicd colic, Sjc a bouit.
Some men are as easily rattled as
sthers are hard to shake.
Carftcld Ten contains no hnrmful dnit.
ompcM.'d of Herts, it is an i icftl Uist:v.
To do two things at once is to do
neither. -Tublius Syrus.
Lew is' Pinl Ttinder cisr. Original Tio
?od SiuokiT ri'Wiue, 5c ktra:;ht.
Whatever you lose, you should reck-
n of no account. Pubiius Syrus.
We Give Away
Tba Poolo'i Co aim on S-bj Medical
Fntlih, or Medicio Siaapbaed, by K. V. I'ierc, hi. i., t s-
tiiirl Cousultuii r"hyici t tlM lnmlidn Hotol and Syr- 7
Jicl Institut at Buliulo, book cf IOoa lars pae tud
r 70 aiutrtioct, ia breach cloth bindinji, to y one enaK 91 o-oent
Mmpi to cover cost vt wrppin aad uiu.1id tnlj. Owr C&O.vaXI eopiea tA
Shi complete I saiily Doctor Hook wero told la cbrth buuiia tt rcfular
prico ol $ 1 .SO. Afterwards abott tno sod a bait million evoira Mi ivea
away a above. A oew, up-to-dnto revitad adiiiaa U now raaity tor snaika.
Iletler send NOW, befor all ara (oae. A J Jrets l Worn o DiarBsxaT
V1moicl Assoohtion, Dr. R, V. fierce, President, UJ5k, N. Y.
mi, nr.ncirs favuuiti: puesciih'tion
THK ONR RF.MFDY for woioaa'i pauXUr auiuwata (ol aiuicH
that its makers aro not afjraij to pilot oa hs tlda wrjpar ttt
vary lujredieat. No Seore'-i N Oeooxiou
THE ONE RFMrnY for women wbiuh eoutatua bo a!eo)bc4 siml
ss ksbit-loriaicj di-ujjs. Muua from aaiivo (LJiiaaJ lrt fiMsta
f well eatablivhed oucaliva Ju.
I : A V Hi, v"
T ' y' -
i r a t j
.jCtHT. OF At f on If
1 " """i r t
Country' Oldest Weaver.
fra. Melissa Hodgdon, aged eevcii-ty-five
years, who runs four looms in
the weaving department of tha Yor
Manufacturing company, at Saco
Me., and claims the distinction of t
lng the oldest weaver in the United
States, began work in this plant 51
years ago the middle of this month
The errors of a rreat mind ar
mora edifying than the truths of
Many a man goes broke la Health
then wealth. Blames his mind
says it don't work riirht; but U
time it's his totttls. They don't vrorSc -
liver dead ajid the whole system gets
clogged with pclsccu Nothing kiils
pood, clean-out train action lie con
stipation, CASCALIETS will rellev
and core. Try it nor. Sii
CASCARETS 1" a bo for week's
treatment. Ail druc!ls. B'.Si-t i-r
in Uio world. Miiuoa bout Bomb.
Why Ren! a Farm
nd be ccmre!Ted to pay to ycur iandurd most
ol your hrd-rrjcd promts? Ownycurown
farm, Secure a trr H-imesicad la
't (. ;. Manitoba, Easkatchcwan or
'i' ' f' t . 'rxw Alberta or turchtM
't t .-1 lend in one oftbr
districts arJ bank
Srofil el $IO.CKi or
I.IAJ am icrt
Lur.d purchaaM 3
yrtrttfo at ftio.i.u aa
acre h f ecentiy
f hunted hands at
S;5 00 an acre The
crope froA-n on thrse
1 a n d WArraat Uic
by cattle rat tirr.dalr-in-mi ed
faroiine; ard gram crowing in
the provinces of Manitoba,
SkaU btwt mn4 Alberta.
t rea koeoeateadT ana pira
tmpiioi areas, & well aa land
hc'.d by railway and lani corn-
faniea, wilt rovlda tomes
Adapubla soil. braJthful
ctlatev apleadid cibooli
and cburraea.tfood roi( afm.
riT Sfftie-ri' tm'r d"sor.
11tra!TirelAt U1 ttrn.-'oje
W ti m tt o t it and o ttr pr-
Itcu i, write Ij p t of I u;:r:(-
tmi un. tMiawa. I'aD.itla or io toa
(CsaftddrMJiceretf yu.) M
r ids p!
TOR OLD A0 Ol'NG
Tutt'a liver Pill acta klnJIy on the child,
(he delicate feiuaJa vt iailrm old age, as upMl
tle toeie and etrength to (ha vcw, etutuocCB
oei, kMocy nJ hlfi I ' T mm
are mad . patents.
r H I Lil I W tK't JT'iiriOi &i iur'4 trfi tw.ik fn.
Adriwr. ia Phiio
xml | txt