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The Captain Rose and Drew
ILLUSTRATION? RY I?AYMYLTER$
C?er;xT, eir,o.vv. Dillingham corwiwr.
Howard JelTrlea, banker's won, under
ho evil Influence of Hobert Underwood,
fellow-student nt Yulo, lends A llfo of dis
sipation, itinrrk'9 the daughter of U gftni
lilcr who died In prison, and l dlnov7ed
t'V his father. II la out of work find In
denperate straits. Underwood, who had
once been engaged to Howetrd's step
mother, Allelu, Is apparently In prosper
ous Ireumstanres. Taking advantage of
Ms Intlniarv with Allcln, he becomes a
enrt of social hlKhwnyman. Discovering
Ills true character. Alicia denies him the
liouso. Ho sends her a note threatening
ulcide. Art dealers for whom he acted
m rommlsHlnnor, demand an accounting.
Jfe cannot innke Rood. Howard calls at
tils apartments In an Intoxicated condi
tion to request a loan of $2,000 to enable
Mm to take up a business proposition.
Howard drinks himself Into a maudlin
condition, and pnes to sleep on a dlvnn.
A caller Is announced and Underwood
draws a screen around the drunken
l-eper. Alicia enters. Fhe demands a
jTomlre from Underwood that he will not
take his life. He refuses unless she will
renew her pntronnKe. This she refuses.
nd takes her leave. Underwood kills
himself. The report of the pistol nwa
t'cns Howard. He finds Underwood dead.
Howard Is turned over to the police
Oipt. Clinton, notorious for his brutal
treatment of prlp oners, puts Howard
through the third decree, and finally Rets
n alleged confession from the harassed
rniin Antde. Howard's wife, declares her
hellrf In her husband's Innocence and
calls on .Teffrles, ISr. He refuses to help
unless she will consent to a divorce. To
:ive Howard she consents, but when she
finds that the elder Jeffries does not In
terd to stand by his son, except finan
cially, she scorns his help. Annie appeals
to Judce llrevvster. attorney for .Teffrles.
fr.. to take Howard's case. He declines.
It Is reported that Annie Is Ktn on tho
f aire. The hanker and his wife call on
Jurlue Rrewster to find soma way to pre
vent It. Annie nKaln pleads with Ilrew
ter to take Howard's case. He consents.
Alu la Is Kreatly alarmed when Annlo tells
tier Prewster has taken the case. She
confesses to Annie that she called on
Underwood the riltfht of his death and
that she has his letter In which he
threatened suicide. but hcKS for lime
frefore giving out the Information. Annie
promises llrewster to produce tho missing
woman ui a meeiiim ui him ii"'ni. u.-.
Her accuses Clinton of forcing a con
fesslon from Howard.
As Annie entered tho room and
caught Bight of Mr. Jeffries, she In
6tinctlvely drew back. Just at that
moment tho banker was, perhaps, tho
om man In the world whom she was
most anxious to avoid Capt. Clinton
no longer had any terror, for her. Now
that tho missing witness had been
found and the precious "suicide let
ter" was as good as In their possession
there was nothing more to fear. It
was only a question of time when
Howard would bo sot free. 13ut
It was not In this girl's nature
to bo concerned only with lier
6c!f. If sho possessed a single wom
anly vlrture, It was supremo unselfish
ness. There was some one beside her
self to take into consideration a
poor, vacillating, weak, miserable
woman who wished to do what wan
right and had agreed to do bo, but
who, in tho privacy of her own apart
ments, had gone down on her knees
und begged Aunlo to protect her from
the consequences of her own folly.
Her husband must not know. Annlo
had promised that if thero wus any
way possible the knowledge of that
clandestine midnight visit to Under
wood's rooms should bo kept from
him. Vet there stood the banker!
yho wus afraid that if they began
questioning her in his presence she
nilglit bo betrayed into Buying aomo
tuirg that would Instantly arouse his
Judgo Hrevister went quickly for
ward us she came in and led her to a
chair. CpL Clinton and Mr. Jeffries
hr 1ft stolid silence. Looking
Himself Up to Hi Full Height.
around' in a nervous kind of way. An
nle said quietly to the Judge:
"May I speak to you alone. Judge?'
"Certainly," replied the lawyer.
He wns about to draw her aside
when Capt Clinton Interfered.
"One moment!" he said gruffly; ,'lf
this is all open and above board, as
you say it is, judge I'd like ta ask
the young lady a few questions.
"Certainly, by all means," said the
The captain turned and confronted
Annie. Addressing her in his cus
tomary aggressive manner, he said:
"You promised Judge Brewster that
you'd produce the woman who called
at Underwood's apartment tho night
of the shooting?" Annie made no
reply, but looked at the lawyer. The
captain grinned as he added: "The
witness wants instructions, judge."
"You can bo perfectly frank, Mrs.
Jeffries," said the lawyer reassuringly.
"We have no desire to conceal any
thing from Capt. Clinton."
"Yes," she said slowly; "I promised
Judge Brewster that she would come
here to night."
"Did she promise to come?" growled
"Well, where la she?" he demanded.
"Sho hasn't romo yet," she replied
"but she will, I'm sure I know Bhe
"How did you como to find herf
demanded tho captain suspiciously.
Annie hesitated a moment and
glanced at Mr. Jeffries. Then she
"That I I cannot say now."
Capt. Clinton's massive bulldog jaw
closed with an ominous click.
"Decline to answer, eh? What's her
Sho remained silent.
"What's her name?" he repeated
"I cannot tell you," she said firmly.
"Do you know it?" ho bellowed.
"Yes," sho answered quietly.
"Know it, but can't say, eh? Hum!"
He folded his arms and glared at
her. Mr. Jeffries now Interfered. Ad
dressing Annie angrily, he said:
"Hut you must speak! Do you real
ize that my son's Ufa is at stake?"
"Yes, I do," sho replied quickly.
"I'm glad to see that you are begin
ning to realize it, too. Hut 1 can't
tell you yet "
The Judge turned to the police cap
tain. "I may tell you, captain, that even
I myself have not succeeded in learn
ing tho name of this mysterious per
sonage." Addressing Annie, lie said:
"I think you had better tell us. I see
no advantage in concealing it any fur
ther." Annie shook her head.
"Not yet," she murmured; "sho will
tell you herself when bhe comes."
"1 Hi I thought as much!" exclaimed
ho banker lnereduously.
Tlio captain roso and drew himself
up to his full height, a favorite trick
of his, when about to assert his au
"Well, when, sho does como!" ho
exclaimed. "I think you may as well
understand she will be tukm to bead
quarters aud held as a witness."
"Yow'U arrest her!" cried tho law
That's wtt I said, Ju!(t. She's a I
ttrttariisi witness the most Important
one the 8tate has. I don't intend that
slio shall get away "
"Arrest her! Oh. Judge, don't let
Mm do that!" exclaimed Ar.nU in dis
Judga Brewster grew r;d In the
faos. Wrathfully lie said:
"She Is coming to my house of tier
own free will. She has trusted to my
"Yob ys!" cried Annlft. "She
trusts to your honor. Judge."
Capt. Clinton grinned.
"Honor cuts mighty littlo lee in
this matter. There's no use talking.
I shall jilace her under arrest."
"I will not permit such a disgrace
ful proceeding!" cried the lawyer.
"With all due respect, Judge," re
torted tho policeman impudently, "you
won't bo consulted. You have de
clared yourself counsel for tho man
who has been indicted for murder I
didn't ask you to tako me into your
confidence! you lnited mo here,
treated me to a lecture on psychology,
for which I thank you very much, but
I don't feel that 1 need any further
innt ruction. If this woman ever does
get here, the moment she leaves the
house Maloney has instructions to
arrest her, but I guess we needn't
worry. Sho has probably forgotten
her appointment. Some people aro
very cureless in that respect." Moving
toward tho door, ho added: "Well, if
it's all the same to you. I'll wait down
Ho went out, his hat Impudently
tilted back on his head, a sneer on his
lips. The banker turned to tho Judge.
"I told you how It would be," he
said scornfully. "A flash in the pan!"
The lawyer looked askance at An
nie. You are sure she will come?" he
Yes. I am sure!" With concern Bhe
added: "But the disgrace of arrest!
It will kill her! Oh, Judge, don't let
them arrest her!"
Tell me who she is!" commanded
the lawyer sternly.
It was the first time he had spoken
to her harshly and Annie, to her dis
may, thought sho detected a note of
doubt In his voice. Looking toward
the banker, she replied:
I can't tell you just now she 11 be
Tell me now I insist," said the
lawyer with growing impatience.
"Please please don't ask mo! she
Mr. Jeffries made an angry gesture.
"As I told you, Brewster, her whole
story is a fabrication trumped up for
somo purpose God knows what ob
ject she has in deceiving us! I only
know that I warned you what you al
ways may expect from people of her
The Judgo said nothing for a mo
ment. Then quietly he whispered to
"Go into my study for a few mo
ments, will you, Jeffries?"
The banker made a gesture, as if
utterly disgusted with the whole busi
ness. "1 am going home," he said testily.
"I've had a most painful evening
most valnful. Let me know tho re
sult of your Investigation as soon as
possible. Good night. Don't disturb
me to-night, Brewster. To-morrow will
Ho left the room in high dudgeon,
banging the door behind him. Annlo
burst into a laugh.
"Don't disturb him!" she mimicked.
"He's going to get all that's coming
Shocked at her levity, the lawyer
turned on her severely.
"Do you want me to loso all faith
in you?" he asked sternly.
"No, Indeed," she answered con
tritely. "Then tell me," ho demanded, "why
do you conceal this woman's name
"Because 1 don't want to be the one
to expose her. She shall tell you her
"That's all very well," he replied
"but meantime you aro directing sus
plcion against yourself. Y'our father-
in-law believes you are tho woman;
so does Capt. Clinton."
"Tho captain suspects everybody,"
she laughed. "It's his business to
suspect. As long as you don't believe
mat I visited Underwood that night "
The judge shook his head as if puz
"Candidly, I den't know what to
think," Seriously, he added: "I want
to thluk the very best of you, Annie,
but you won't let me."
She hesitated a moment and then,
quickly, sho said:
I suppose I'd better tell you and
have done with It but I don't Uko
At that moment a servant entered
and handed tho lawyer a card.
"Tho lady wants to seo you at once,
"To see me," asked thf lawyer In
surprise: "are you sure sho hasn't
como for Mr. Jeffries?"
"No. sir; she asked for you."
Annlo sprufig forward.
"Is it Mrs. Jeffries?" tho asked.
"Yes," he replied.
"Let me see her, Judge." sho ex
claimed eagerly; "I'll tell her who it Is
and she can tell you- she's a woman
and I'd rather. Let mo speuk to her.
Addressing tho servant, tr lawyer
"Ask Mrs. Jeffries to como up."
Turning to his client, ho went on:
"1 seo no objection to your speuMug
to Mrs. Jeffries. After all, she is your
husband's stepmother. But I urn free
to confess that I don't understand )ou.
I am moro than dlsappututed lu your
failure to keep your w ord. You 'prom
ised definitely that you would bring
tha witness here to-night. Ou the
strength of that pruujU I tUU-
menta to CnpC CHnion wbloK I bnve
not bwi able to substantiate. The
whole tory looks like an Intention oil
She bold out htr hands' ntrit-
"If not an Invention! Ileal!,
Judtre! Just a little while longer!
You've been so kind, so patient!"
There wns a trace of anger In Vh
lawyer's voice as he went on:
"I believed you Implicitly. You wers
r.o positive this woman would come
"She will she will. Give me only
a few minutes more!" sho cried.
The lawyer looked at her as If puz
zled. "A few minutes?" ho said. As;a!i
ho looked ut her and then shook his
head resignedly. "Well, It's certainly
Infectious!" he exclaimed. "I bellevo
The door opened and Alicia appeared
The lawyer ndvanced politely to greet
"Good evening, Mrs. Jeffries."
Alicia shook hands with him, at the
same time looking Inquiringly at An
nie, who, by a quick gesture, told her
that the Judpe knew nothing of her
secret. The lawyer went on:
"Mrs. Joffrles, Jr., wishes to speak
to you. I paid I thought there'd be
no objection; you don't mind. May
"Yes," murmured Alicia.
"Your husband was here," said the
"My husband!" she cried, startled.
Again sho glanced Inquiringly at An
nie and tried to force a smile.
"Yes," said tho lawyer; "he'll be
glad to know you're here. I'll teU
him." Turning to Annie, ho said:
"When you're ready, please send
"Very well, Judge."
The lawyer went out and Alicia
turned round breathlessly.
"My husband was here?" she ex
"You've told Mr. Brewster nothing?"
Annie shook her head.
"I couldn't!" she said. "I tried to,
but I couldn't. It seems so hard, doesn't
it?" Alicia lnughed bitterly and An
cle went on: "I was afraid you weren't
"The train was late!" exclaimed Al
icia evasively, "I went up to Stam
ford to say good-by to my mother."
"To say good-by?" echoed her com
panion in surprise.
"Yes," said the other tearfully. "I
have said good-by to her I have said
good-by to everybody to everything
to myself I must give them all up
I must give myself up."
"Oh, It isn't as bad 83 that, surely?"
Alicia shook her head sadly.
"Yes," she said; "I've reckoned It
all up. It's a total loss. Nothing will
be saved husband, home, position,
good name all will go. You'll see. I
shall be torn Into little hits of shreds.
They won't leave anything unsaid. But i
it's not that I care for so much. It's
tho IntticHeo of ifr oil Tho tnt.iatUa
or the power of evil. This man Under
wood never did a good aclion in all
his life. And hjw even after he is
dead he has the power to go on de-
suujuib uesirujing aesiroymg: i
"That's true," said Annie; "he was
The banker's wife drew from her
bosom the letter Underwood wrote
her before he killed himself.
"When he sent me this U tter," she
went on, "I tried to think myself luto
his condition of mind, so that I could
decide whether he intended to keep
his word and kill himself or not. 1
tried to reason out Just how he felt
and how he thought. Now I know.
It's hopeless, dull, sodden despera
tion. I haven't even the ambition to
defend myself from Mr. Jeffries."
Annie shrugged her shoulders.
"I wouldn't loso any sleep on his
account," she said with a laugh. More
seriously she added: "Surely he won't 1
"He may not bellevo anything him
self," said Alicia. "It's what other peo
ple are thinking thnt will make him
suffer. If tho circumstances were only
a uttio loss msgracerul a suicides
last letter to the woman he loved.
They'll say I drove him to It. They
won't think of his miserable, dishon
est career. They'll only think of my
share in Ms death "
Annie shook her head sympathetic
ally. "Yes," she said; "It's tough! The
worst of it is they are going to arrest
Alicia turned ashen pale.
"Arrest me!" she cried.
"That's what Capt. Clinton says,"
replied the other gravely. "He was
here he Is here now with two men,
walling for you." Apologetically she
went on: "It wasn't my fault, Mrs.
Jeffries I didn't mean to. What
could I do? When I told Judge Brew
ster, ho sent for Capt. tlinton. The
police are afraid you'll run away or
"And my husband!" gasped Alicia;
"he doesn't know, does he?"
"No, I didn't tell them. I said you'd
tell them yourself, but I hoy won't
trust you when they knew who you
are. Let's tell the judge ho may
think of a plan. Suppose you go away
until" l'mzled herself to find a way
out of tho dilemma, Annio paced the
door nervously. "Oh, this Is awful!"
sho exclaimed. "What are we to do?"
She looked toward Alicia, aa if cs
pectlng some suggestion from her, but
her companion was too much over
whelmed to take any Initiative.
TO Hi; CONTIXUIJU.)
The Philosopher of Folly.
"The reason so tuury ot our pro
fessional athletes areu't properly
trained," says the Philosopher of Foi
ly, "is that ihey have to spend s
tuucU tltue bolus vVUisranhiMl,M
AAVUT'irp. P. T"?CT!T
A Kodcjut '
7 "if I -Vn
We wre seated In tba Pullman, wera tht
sctor man and I.
And I asked him If he noticed all th
glories of the sky,
Uor the sun was sinking slowly In the
vast eternal deeps.
Tinged with gold snd bathed with crim
son were the clouds. In outfluns
And he said: "A fairish sunset, but you
should have seen the one
Dauber painted for the first act of my
p'ay. The Guilty Son.' "
In tbs morning on the mountains thers
were views to grip the heart;
Gulches, chasms, peaks and valleys, mold
ed with a miKhty art.
And I whispered to the actor, for my soul
was full of awe:
"Isn't this the grandest vision that a mor
tal ever saw?"
"Very pretty." said the sctor. "but you
should have seen the drop
That we used to stage the rescue In ray
play 'The Bauble Shop." "
Then t litre came a fearsome crashing,
and the cars whirled from the rails.
And on every side about us rose wild
shrleklngs. (croans and wails.
For the train had been demolished In a
landslide from the crest
And the actor said, while lying la a heap
across my chest:
"Say, old man, this Is a daisy but It
doesn't touch the scene
Of th wrecking of the mall train In "Old
Nuutber Seventeen.' "
CONFIRMED HER IMPRESSION.
"Sly wife," said the man of the
house, "told me to come in the kitch
en aud inform you that you are dis
charged." "She did. did she? Well, I had an
idea that your wife was a woman with
somo kind of a mean disposition, and
now I knew It. Th.? Idea of her send-
ing you here on bitch au eraud
"And you really and truly think I
am beautiful?" she asks, coyly permit
ting her hand to rest in his for a mo
"Truly 1 do. and trul; you are," he
"How beautiful?'" stie asks, inno
cently. "Why, you are as beau'iful as your
grandmother said you were when you
were a little girl."
Feeling that he had exhausted the
world's visible supply of description,
she drops her head upon his ready
shoulder aud Intimates that he might
go right ahead and propose to ber.
A True Friend.
The north polo has been found.
Duly tagged, labeled and located, it is
left In its lonely grandeur and the
explorers set their faces southward
"The world will regard us as iu
benefactors," declares one of the dis
coverers. "More than that," asserts the lead
er of the expedition. "1 am going to
cluch my fame by refusing to lec
ture on the discovery of the pole."
"What do you mean by 'the aver
age uiau?'" wo ask of the student o
"I mean," he explains, "the result
that would be reached if we could sub
tract 'as bad as others thluk you' from
'as good as you think yourself to be."
Had the Money.
"A highball, sir? Yes. sir. - Will
you have charged water, sir?"
"Charged? W'oll. I should say clt.
Look here, gassong, I've sot the good
old coin of the realm to pay for every
blooming thing I order."
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J. PIEREPONT, NO DOUBT.
-My boy thinks he'll be ft
pirate when he grows up.
Jones Thinks there is more money
In piracy than anything else, eh?
Smith Yes; but I think he's got
Morgan, the buccaneer, mixed up witi.
llorgan, tha financier.
' Exhibition of Real Faith.
William Spill's little girl, who had
been playing at making mud ptea,
aided by a tiny Eprinkling can for a
reservoir, ran to tor fathe- as ha
alighted from a car, bearing a pack
age of dry-cleaned wearing apparel.
Pointing to her muddy little boots
Father Spill admonished his tiny
daughter, impressing her with the
value of a neat appearance.
That night the young lady offered
her usual prayer with great earnest
ness. "And don't forget, dear Lord."
she prayer fervently, "to dry-clean
our street, and my shoes, for Jesus
sake, amea!" Cleveland Leader.
Tit for Tat.
A voi:r, man. who had not been
. carried long, remarked at the dinner
i tMt,i-, fh- 0,i!Pr dav
"My dear, I wish you could make
biead sui-b. as mother used to make."
The bride smiled and answered In
a voice that did not tremble:
"Well, dar, I wish you could make
the dough that father used to make."
Is often said of
when eaten with cream or
rich milk and a sprinkle of
sugar if desired.
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