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JTHE ARGUS. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 190.
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i:iIOLI a tall you ii man of
the LlfnJ tyr. smoth shaven
niul soicowliat boyish in ai-
poarance. except for certain
linr f rare discernible In his counte
ncufc 1' hold a!o a clrl with haze!
eye-. jiu1 re J brown hair. They are
utar.'I!:! Lr?!le a tab' In a room
whieh tLe experienced observer will
last.iL.tly reccjmize as the. parlor of a
fcinll flat in a bis city. The youus
unn hn cleared a spae on th table
fnI h:i droned several lxok3 on the
Coor. He Is unrolling some large sheets
of p.tjHT which bear architectural
. ('justnnce. he says, "this mean.'
eierytltinjc to os. It means so much
fmJ'f-d that I didn't dare tell you about
It- I wouldn't tell you now If I could
belj ft. because if anything crocs wron
you will le r.o disappointed."
" You ishoulJ hare no secrets from
rue." sn id he.
"When you hare taken me for bet
ter or vone I won't." he responded,
but wlille we're only encased it is not
my Caty to make you unhappy. Cheer
p. The time Is coming when you
will have n rJcht t-" know the worst.
It in coining mlsht noon, if old Eliot
l'ob!iioii iwpl'i tl:ee plans and If
you yonr.-jclf contimw to view the hum
ble t of your slave with that favor
whicli has already esnltel him Ini
inenur.ib!y alove his deserts. In
short. I k-Io vedet. we can afford t j pet
l::irried. whereas at present we can
tiot even nCord t be single. At least
I :i't. But if I can Wt this Job to
do for I'Mot IJobinson. who is not only
liurnnri pocktlMk f consplrnous
fntness. but a society lell wether" as
well, t:? bark will 1 upon the tide
which taken at its flood lends on to
fortune, as Mr. Shakespeare says. Any
! vX 1 VI
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sharply. Why did not the alarm ring?
He ruhpl from his bath into his bed
room.. The hands f the clock had not
Moved. He had forgotten to wind It
lx-f jre poins Vt bed. and it had run
down. His watch revealed the appall
ing fact that he had only half an hour
to reach the railroad station, twenty
blocks away. Thl meant no break
fast, and. In fact. It came near mean
ing no train, for a wa'on broke down
ahead of the trolley car in which Un
v1?rhill was ridins. and he was forced
t make the latter part of the way
It was a hot race, not only njrainst
time, but oprainst n human competitor.
This was a somewhat effeminate young
man whm Underbill had noted on the
car localise he consulted n railroad
time table with visible anxiety jnd
because he carried a thin portfolio
which looked as If It mlht contain
architectural drawings. Obviously this
mrm Mas trying to catch the ! o'clock
train, and when he consulted the time
table he seemed to have his eye on
Chesterton, the station where the
sumptuous equipages of Eliot Robin
son meet that gentleman's guests from
When the car's course was checked
by the broken wagon the two men
Wm ftaK - - ftp
A UA'D L'l'O.N L.NJfc'.tiaLL'a AKM UtSTKAlNED U1M.
J j!. bir or Hi tie. that It done for him
will bring cilents."
Sle grrHusly permitted the ham
L!et of her slaves to kiss her hand.
"I!"w d!d you hear of thls? she in
fjt:!?e?. "I r.sert to know Eliot Hoblnson. Jr
when we both were residents of a lit
tle democracy In the ta!dst of this vast
rdut-x racy In brief, when we were in
colletre. I've met him occasionally at
our college clnb. and about three
weeks pgo he t!d n.e what his father
was polnr f and s- I drew some
flsrs i!pn a chance. E. Itobinson. Jr..
lnsjietc.1 them at my otBee. liked them
ami to'.d h's father atiout them. IJob
Snson senior Is at his country house
laid np tr'th wiiat his son calls a
Vhsriey horse. Robinson Junior prom-l--ed
t.- trke ire out there next week,
bnt Instead I received a letter today
from tLe olj gentleman LImself asking
me to come tomorrow. His selection
of Thnnkglvlng day for this purpose
is somewhat nnusnah but will be emi
nently appropriate If he accepts the
plans. If hdoent no mere proclama
tion by the president can tiutk It a day
of thaukglvlng for me. And at the
I .est I shall nave missed dining with
your mother aDd yon.
The your? architect awoke next
taornlcg with the impression that he
had filled to bear the ong of bis
alarm clock. A glance, however, reas
sured him. The Lauds npon the dial
Indicated that be had anticipated the
auniinons by sixty seconds. It was
twenty-nine minutes past 7. He bean
to rcrare for his bath in a leisurely
manner. There was plenty of time.
The train which he must take left at 0.
He fell to wondering what oil a nee
L had to win with bis drawings and
whetLer others would compete. He saw
a cutapctltcr la every architect whose
name he couM is-member. II per
ceived that It was nbsard for Liu) to
cherUh any Lope. For a structure sub
sidiary to Mr. Koblusoa's country
hooe and uecesurlly barmonlons In
Style Mr. Robinson would uitdoubtedly
consult the architect of the larger bond
ing. He trembled at this notion for al
most a minute before he remembered
haviuj disposed of it weeks before by
discovering that the man was deaJ.
By this time Underhlil was wide
awake. Fanciful terror racihed, and
a real one attacked him suddenly and
pelrM their watches with equal Im
patience, and when I'mlerhll! started
to try h!s luck nfo t the other precipi
tately followed, ltcfore they had poue
a block a race had legun and each was
pu-shlng the other to a faster and fast
An Insane desire to win the race took
possession of Underbill's mind. It
seemed to Lim as Jf the fate of his en
terprise lcended upon a victory. He
was contesting for a great prize.. The
words whic h he had spoken to Con
stance on the previous evening rang in
Lis ears. "It means everything to us."
There Is a side entrance from the
street directly to the train shed, but no
one is allowed t go in that way un
less he has a ticket. Underhill had an
unused portion of a mileage book
whi-h would take b!m through. Had
lL other fellow anything? Did lie
know the rule? If not he would be
beaten, for Le could never get around
from the side door to the ticket office
and lak to the train shed in time.
IVobably he would waste precious mo
ments in vain dispute with the mau
on guard, ami a very little of this fol
ly would certainly be enough to wreck
bis hope of catching the train.
Underhill chuckled at the thought,
and Le directed his course toward the
siie entrance. The other man follow
ed. It was obvious that he guessed
that Underhill was running for the 9
o'clock train and knew a short cut to
At the last moment the stranger
made a great spurt and reached the
side entrance ahead of Underbill.
"Ticket, please." said the warder,
barring the way with an iron arm.
"I haven't any ticket." ponted the
applicant. -I'll bny one inside."
"Can't pass In this way without a
ticket." said the guard in a cit-e ap
propriate to the utterance of a decree
Ilut. my dear sir, it is very impor
Nothin do!n" said Cerberus and
turned his back.
Underbill Ly this time was fum
bling for Lis mileage book and begin
ning to grow faint with the fear that
he Lad not brought IL His finders
touched it at last. He thrust It under
the nose of the warder, who Mid.
A band opon Underbill's arm re
strained him, and a voice of singular
ly agreeable quality besought him for
"If you would be so very kind as to
let me pass through on your book you
would do me the greatest possible fa
vor. I have an important engagement
at the country house of Mr. Kliot
Robinson, and there Is no other train
Underhill looked Into the stranger's
mild brown eyes, which were pathetic
as a dog's, and suddenly he seemed to
see himself In the other's place, de
frauded of his chance by a bit of trick
ery. Surely he would have held it
most unfair that he should be barred
from competition in this way. Doubt
less this man was struggling worthily
to get a start In his profession.
Certainly," said he. And the two
passed in together.
"I am Harold Archer," 6aid the
young man, "aud from this moment
your humble and obedient servant. You
have pulled me out of a serious diffi
culty. Mr. Kobinson has asked me
most urgently to go out to his place to
day, and he is n man whom I should
be most unwilling to disoblige."
Your destination and mine are the
same." said Underhlil,- '"and our er
rands also. I fancy."
"Quite so." responded Archer. "You
are Mr. UnderhilL"
L'nderhill bowed In assent, and he
scanned his rival warily. Aside from
an attractive personal appearance Mr.
Archer was conspicuous chiefly for
the serene conlidence which visibly ra
diated from him. Here was a man ac
customed to success, one of those easy
winners who are spared the pain of
anxiety. A sudden hostility flamed in
Underbill's breast. He regretted hav
ing passed Archer through the gate.
This fellow could afford to lose, and
he himself could not.
"Matter of the new kennels I sup
pose?" said he curtly.
Archer nodded and smiled.
".My excellent friend. Mr. Robinson,
intends to erect a very pretentious
structure," said he. "I am honored by
his desire for my services."
So this fellow regarded it as all over.
Underhill shut his mouth firmly and
from that moment refused to be drawn
into any discussion of architecture ei
ther general or fpeciflc. Archer, in
deed, seemed perfectly well pleased to
speak of other themes. He conversed
fluently upon topics of the day. He
showed vivacity. Interest, even wit
now and then, lie became so much ab
sorbed in his own easy eloquence that
he neglected to raise auy protest when
the conductor took two fares out of
Underbill's mileage book.
Eliot Robinson, Jr., was waiting for
them in an enormous automobile laden
with expensive furs. lie lazily gave
a hand to each of the travelers, but ad
dressed himself to Underhill alone.
"Hello." said he. "You're looking
a little out of sorts. What's the mat
ter?" "I haven't had any breakfast," an-swen-d
"Well. well. I'll lix that. ot your
drawings?" he added and took them
out of Underbill's hand. "Pretty good,
Archer examined the drawings wtfh
crith'ul attention, making the most
flattering comments and ending by pro
nouncing the work "admirable, ad
mirable, sir. No better design could
Underbill and Robinson were alone
for a moment at the door, for Archer
had skipped nimbly into the house.
"Who Is that monument of brass?"
demanded the architect in a low voice.
"Don't say a word." resjiondcd Rob
inson. "This Is your licky day.
You've got Archer solid. Pay anything
for him? Only his fare? Well, that's
cheap. Archer Is one of those artistic
bunko stecrers who conic of good fam
ilies and make their living by being
KAISER'li ANGER AT A BISHOP
Tula Very Kev. Cemler tiia Duty Warn
to lllesn, Mot Corse.
Bishop Renzler of Metz has been call
ed to Rome, the tleriuau government
having made a complaint against Lim,
say a Berlin special cable dispatch to
the New York Times.
Some months a;o the bishop caused
a sensation by publishing an edict pro
hibiting the burinl of Protestants iu
the joint communal cemetery at Fa
meck. near Strassburg. A short while
afterward Emperor William received
the bishop at the railway station at
Strassburg. The emperor was very
angry. He said:
"You have asked for an audience,
bishop. 1 am greatly dissatisfied with
you. You have cursed a German ceme
tery. Remember that the emperor will
never allow intolerant curses of that
kind. Your duty is to bless, not curse."
The bishop said he had withdrawn
the edict, and the emperor added:
"That is very fortunate for you. Ixt
me tell you that you are to serve God
according to your conscience, but you
must also serve the kaiser aud the
fatherland. If necessary the emperor's
hand can be strong as iron."
The details of this conversation were
recently made public.
Careless of Honors.
Fastor Kneipp.-the famous discover
er of the "barefoot cure." who wa?
appointed chamberlain by the popi
cared little for the honor. He did not
even take the trouble to open the iet
ter announcing the appointment and
first learned of the honor conferred up
on him by the arrival of a deputation
at the Woerslhofen cloister to congrat
ulate him. He declined to lie address
ed, however, as "monslgnore." It was
with dlfliculty that he was persuade I
to leave his retreat to go to Rome to
thank the poe.
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who tells the governor and the mater
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His opinion on these plana will be
naL That's what he's here for. My
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Underhill leaned weakly against a
pillar of the veranda, and the tears
came Into his eyes as he thought of
the good news that be would take
back to Constance. Robinson viewed
him with interest and comprehension.
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