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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY; MAY 13, 1909.
10 T! From A Novelization of the Play- of the Same Name Copyright, 1909, by. American Press Association Mali iome By BOOTH TARKINGTON aivd HARRY LEON WILSON so?" responded Tike alm- This romance deals with a curious admixture of American plainness and European high life; with a young Indiana girl dazzled by a title and in the clutches of a quartet of sharp ers headed by an impecunious British peer; with the girl's An gl'omaniac brother, a Russian noble in disguise, an escaped Russian convict and a faithless wife, and, must important of alt, with the girl's shrewd, witty, courageous, resourceful guard' ian, Daniel Voorhces Pike of Kokomo. Daniel lives the In dianu girl and is determined to save her from the sharpers even against her own will. Read and yon will learn how Daniel, with but a single jriend to aid him, fazed a most dijficu.lt dilemma and why he figured so promi nently in un international ro mance in which heraldry was more important than hearts and cupidity far more conspicuous than Cupid. could see the worn steps leading up to the veranda and himself approaching half fearfully along the gravel walk that led in from the rusty gate. On the veranda sat the big man with the heavy features and the corncob pipe, and lie heard the voice agaiu bid ding him come up. And then there was a call to some one within, and a woman emerged with a white bundle' in her arms. "Show her to Dan," lie heard the man's voice say. and then, when the woman had removed n bit of. the flan nel covering from the little face and lie had looked upon it. startled, abashed and marvelousl y choking as to the throat, the big voice went on again: "She's going to In? L'thol, Ian. that bundle of infancy. And maybe some of these days she'll be getting herself in a tight place, and it's going to be up to you. lan. to help her out, and you're going to promise me that you'll do it. boy. Horace, the oilier kid. he'll grow up maybe to have sense, and he'll look out for himself, but it's a chapteu i. "it's a ci lit.!" W It I"' on of ttiugh place for girls, lan a mighty tough place." lie could almost hear the hushed voice in which the boy had given the I "That lessly. "Of course It's so. man!" replied ht other, shaking him vigorously, by the shoulder. "Wake up. can't you? It's worth fifteen thousand a year to you!' Pike, turned quizzical eyes upon his friend, and folded the letter he held In his hand. "Much obliged to you, Tom," he said. I guess I'm kind of upset today. Got a letter here that jolted me a nttie. I'm thinking of going away for a spell." , ... "Going away!" ejaculated his friend with wide eyes. "Going away! Where?" - "I guess I'll take a trip across the water." replied I'ike dreamily. "Al ways wanted to see those foreign parts, those Vertices and Homes aud Loudons. Must be a queer tribe over there. Tom. Not much like us plain folks here, eh? Lots of high and mighty dukes and earls and things nnd coats of arms and crowns and coaches with white horses, eh?" Tom Perkins sat down in a chair with a gasp of . astonishment. He stared at his friend with frank amaze ment written on his face and opened his mouth twice before his lips formed the words. "Europe!" he said at last. "Europe." he replied. "Say, Tom. you remember Jim Cooley? They sent Jim over there, didn't they? Made him vice consul or something over in London? I'd maybe get a chance to see Jim and talk to him about about old times." His voice died down, and he regarded the wall again. "Never happened to bear of folks over there of the name of of Haw castle, did you. Tom?" lie went on "1 don't know what sort of business they are in. but I guess they're well to do. Never happened to hear of them, eh?" Perkins shook his head, and i'ike went on: "Maybe I'll write to Jim Oooley anil ask him about these people. Jim d b likely to know 'em, 1 guess. Vice con sul must be a pretty big bug over there." sod whether the guardees 'ant him to attend to "business or not If you're talking about those kids of John Simp son's. I'd say you've done about , all you could lie existed to. You've kept the money together, haven't you? You've made It grow.. You've eeut it along regular over there. What more could any one want?" "Maybe that isn't enough." 'When are those two coming home.?" went on rvrklns. "Why don t they come back and spend Joiin's money where it was made at home?" "L don't believe they're coming back right soon," replied Tike. "Things VI til i IS feet the des the office In the Central Bank building, the j-niunt young in. m With .the stern features and the kindly j gray eyes that always seemed a porpel- j ual rebuke to the face- In which they ' were set ruminated over the letter he, held in ids lu. nd. His ba.-k wa.i to thej door a half glass dour which was also ' the main and only entrance to the J room and which lre up n Its trans- ' lucent surface In rasrg"'! 1 ttcrs. worn ' by the polishing the lass had under gone, the Wf.nls. "la'i!cl Voorhees Pike, Attorney at Law." I'ike himself had a queer twist of feature, a sort of whiinl-ality that pervaded the very atmosphere about lilm. and the smile wlrh which he re garded the letter lie b'ld had a world of reminiscence and sadness in It. As he gazed at it the letter seemed to fade Into nothingness, and in its place there rose the picture of a day years before, a day that caused the dingy walls of the oliice to become tenuous and gauzy, and through the gauze he seemed to see another oflice a ramshackle sort of place, with a tin sign showing through the window which informed the passerby that real estate was the commodity dispensed within. To Pike the picture grew yet more distinct, and in the broken bot tom enne chair he saw the figure of a heavy faced man In his shirt sleeves engaged in smoking a corncob pipe. In another corner of the room lie could see a red headed boy poring over required promise and the awe with a pine table, laboriously copying in a which he heard that the newest atom round hand some title deeds. Then. , of humanity to arrive was already : - . "SHE'S UOIXG TO MAURY THE HOX. ALMKlilC ST. AUliYN." Ethel in it hi t garden hat. sort of seen to attract 'em over there. It must be a mighty Hue place "Huh:" replied Perkins disgustedly. "What's the matter with Iokomo? Why don't that girl come back home and marry and settle down? Tell me that." Pike smiled queerly. and his head seemed to shrink iuto hi shoulders a trifle as he thrust his hands Into his pockets. "I guess she's going to marry and settle down, Tom, all riizht." he said slowly, "l'rom what I hear she's go ing to marry one of those dukes or earls I was mentioning." "Marry a foreigner!" cried Perkins, jumping to his feet. "Why. I thought she" "Never mind what you . thought, Tom." returned I'ike. "I'm telling yon she's going to be married. That's why' I guess she won't be likely to come back to Kokomo. I guess Kokomo's a pretty poor looking place after some of those other places she's been see ing." "How do you know?" aked Perkins, drawing his chair forward. i'ike lifted the letter h(-uad folded up. "I got this from hor.V lie said sim ply. "Want to know what's in it?" "Yes." answered Perkins. "I can't let ycu read it. but it's from a place in Italy Sorrento." he went on slowly, mouthing the unfamiliar word. "She says she's going to marry the Hon. Almeric St. Aubyn. heir to the ancient house of Hawcastle. And she wants to make a -settlement on him. She on n't marry without my con sent, you know, Tom. if she does the money goes to the Kokomo Orphan asylum." "Going to give your consent?" in quired Perkins. "Don't know," answered Pike. "I've got to look the young man over first. I promised John Simpson I'd always look after her. That was when she was born. He said girls sometimes got into a tight place and they'd need some one to pull them out.. Sounds good, doesn't it. Tom? lion. Almeric St. Aubyn. Must be a member of con gress or something over there. Maybe he'll be a senator some day. I can't object, Tom. if he's got ft show to make a good living for her, can I? Say, what is a settlement, anyway? You don't suppose I've been keeping through the reaches of the past, he , seemed to hear the heavy faced man ' remove the pipe from his mouth and . heard hint speak. i "Dan." he said, "it's a girl!" ' And he heard the gasp the boy gave forth as he turned about on his stool T VP "Sioio her to Dan.'" and looked with startled eyes into the kindly blue ones that glimmered into his own. "A girl!" he seemed to hear the boy say. "A little girl. Mr. Simpson?" In his fancy he saw tho big man nod, saw him place the pipe back in his teeth and extend his two palms wntil they were a foot or so apart. "A girl. Dan," he heard. " 'bout so long. Dan, and purtier than all get out. An' she's goin' to bo a big re Fponslblllty, my boy. We'll have to sell a heap of lots to pay what she's goin" to cost, Dan a whole heap of ts." ., And gradually the picture seemed to fade away, and, like a dissolving view, its place was taken by another the picture of a half timbered house that Rtood.baek among some trees at the rorner of Main and Center streets, ne motherless, and then the picture faded again. Then came a succession of sim ilar views. He saw the dingy real estate tiffice grow into a respectable brick building, and then into a handsome stone edifice, and tho heavy featured man turn grayer and grayer and more somber and more hardworking, and he could remember the day when the tiny Ethel was brought to the otfice for the first time and of the manner in which she began to grow up. He recalled the day when she reached the mature age of twelve and of how he had presented to her a Piblo for a gift and of the manner In which he had blushed for all his twenty-five years. And then he recalled the day when John Simpson had confided to him that the "kids" were to be given ad vantages and were to be sent abroad to school. There came a blank after that, but he recalled as if it had been but yesterday the feeling with which he had pone off into a corner and wrestled with the grief that had beset him. lie could even see the fluttering hand that waved to him from the ear window as the train took her and her brother away. . Suddenly tho door behind him opened and shut quickly, and quick steps caused him to drop his feet to the floor. He turned and found a visitor at his elbow. "Dan," said the newcomer. "It's all yours. Jenkins just got a telegram that the K. and G. has decided to offer you the representation for this end of the state." JL VISITORS to Chicago are cordially invited by the Commonwealth Edison Company to visit its newly opened show rooms, Electric Shop The display of lamps surpasses any in the West. For every taste for every decorative purpose this collection affords a selection of exclusive de corative individuality. Master decorative craftsmen have combined con struction, proportion and ornamentation into expressions of the utmost harmony; from the ex quisitely graceful to the massive grandeur; from the simpler and more severe to the gracefully symmetrical. Visitors are at all times welcome. Corner Michigan and Jackson Boulevards, Chicago Wax, 1. UcJunkin Advertulntc Agracj JL 4 48 "Law case?" asked Perkins suddenly. "Sort of," answered Pike quietly. "I don't know that I'd call It just that. Perhaps the trip would bo a change anyway. And I'd lik to see this man Hawcastle." "Where does this Hawcastle live?" asked Perkins. "England. Got a house be calls Hawcastle Hall." "What about the K. and G.?" asked Perkins suddenly. "I guess the K. and G. will have to wait awhile." Perkins stood up resolutely aid faced his friend. "There's something wrong with you. Dnn." he said emphatically. "There's something mighty wrong. It ain't like you to go running off this way un less there's something behind it." He stopped, for. Pike was whistling softly to himself, whistling like the man who is striving to recall some tune that is only half forgotter.. Then he turned to Perkins. "Remember that old tune, Tom," he asked "'Swet Genevieve?'" "Get out!" snapped Perkins. "That's a million years old. Why don't you keep up to date if you're going in for music? What do you care about 'Sweet Genevieve, anyway?" "I nsed to know somebody that sang it once long ago." said Pike quietly. "I used to hear John Simpson whistle it years before h died and left all that money to me for .hose two kids. Tom" he turned suddenly and trans fixed his friend with an accusatory fiuger "what would you think of a guardian Hint doesn't guard?" Perkins regarded him rebelllously. THE GREAT ROOT JUICE IS HERE It Is Predicted that Many Will Tall at the T. II. Thomas Drug Store During the Demonstration. The Root Juice demonstrations be gin at the T. II. Thomas drug store tier short or money, cio you. ana srie'3 had to borrow?" Perkins shook his head gloomily. "Don't ask. me." he said. "I don't know anything about women. Why. Dan, I thought you'd mapped it out to marry" "That'll do for that." said Pike quickly. "We'll not talk about that now. Tom. Suppose you go down to Archie Toombs and ask him about Sor rento and how to get there and wheit a fellow gets there after he starts. I'm going to write a letter to Jim Cooley and get him to hunt up this Haw castle." ; . ' When Perkins had gone Pike pulled open the letter and read it once again. It was the most formal of notes, be ginning "Dear Mr. Pike and ending "Yours-sincerely." It contained a brief notice of the writer's Intentions, or. rather, intentions in tht- event of a certain contretemps that I" her seemed Inevitable, and trusted that the end would meet with his approval. . He sighed as he folded It and re turned it to Its envelope. "And that ends the euardiruishfn.'' he, muttered. "Wonder what I'm o- Ing to do with the old house now?" From A drawer In his desk he pulled a framed picture that showed a dcli rnlely featured girl, with big. frank eyes and a wealth of light, curling hair that was half hidden by a big garden hat. There was a smile about the Hps that seemed very engagin-r, and tho muslin dress she wore bad been accentuated In its simplicity by the art of the London photographer. Pike had preserved the picture, which bad been given to him by old John Simpson the day before he died, and he sighed as he looked at it. Then he laid it face down upon the desk and dropped his chin into his hand. It may have been an hour that he sat there, aud iu that time never a thought of his legal business crossed his mind. He was busy with a fanci ful picture of an unknown city that in spile of his desire seemed to take on the aspects of a larger Kokomo. aud in his fancy he could see a big. well knit young fellow bending eagerly over to look into the face of a girl, and ho heard her call him Almeric. "Must lie a mighty fine man." he mused "a fine big mau to capture her." Then Perkins came in to ask if Pike' DAILY SHORT STORY. (Continued from Page Four.) He a: t flown in tue same ciair. Mr. Strong was at the telephone-, was usiii vigorous language dancing aroui:d. "Well. a::d how's the tomato mar ket?" asked the caller as lie glared at her aud rung off. "It Is you you" who have d;ne this thing," he exclaimed, "to revenge your self! You! You!" "Yes. I have cornered every tomato in the county. It wasn't for "revenge, but to give Cupid a chance. How much will you take for your factory, cash down? It hasn't any jtedigree to speak of, but I think Mr. S ribiicr. the car I'Uter. can give it one." "I won't sell to you! Your tomatoes can rot on your hands!" "Oh. no. they won't, Jacob!" vhuckled Miss Hilda. ' 1 can sell them nt a very nice profit. P.ut your factory can stand idle while I build one of my own! l'.et ter talk business, Jacob Strong. Thai son of yours is1 a uice young' man. and I think a heap of my niece. It's' love match, and it would be a pity to see it broken off. Isn't there some way that I can turn these tomato contracts over to you and let your factory begin work? There's money in the canning business, aud I don't want to kill an industry." Mr. Strong fought for an hour and then gave in aud shook hands. Dy the time the contracts were assigned to him he was smiling. I5y the time the woman in the rusty old bonnet was ready to go he was ready to remark blandly: "Just so. Miss Dascomb; just so. Mr. and Mrs. Seribucr are most worthy peopld. and if Horace is iu love with their daughter I have no objections to a marriage. He is old enough to judge for himself, and it Is not for me to in terfere. Good day. ma'am, good day. and thank you eTer so much for calling." HAPPY RESULTS. Have Made Many Kock Island Pesi flents KiitliusiaMtc. No wonder scores of Kock Island citizens grow enthusiastic. It is enough to make anyone happy to find relief after years of suffering. Public statements like the following are but truthfully representations of the daily work done in liock Island by Doan's Kidney Pills. Mrs. William A. Pannell, CIS Third avenue. Kock Island. 111., says: "Nearly every member of my family' has used Doan's Kidney Pills and they have' been so beneficial that wn consider them an excellent kidney remedy. About a month ago I pro cured a box of Doan's Kidivy Pills at t he Harper House pharmacy and it required but a few doses to rc-lie- me of a severe attack of back ache. Another member of my family use. I this medicine at the same time and was completely relieved of kid ney disorders. We would not bo without - a-supply of Doan's Kidney Pills on hand-." " .. : r sale by all dealers. Price T.K cents. Foster-.Milburn company. P.uf fa'o. N. Y.. sol,' agents for the Unit ed states. Remember the name Doan's and take no other. Shake Into Your Shoes Allen's Knot -Easo. a i.,vler. Itelievf-s painful, smart iiiK. nervous feet ami in-urowiiiR- nails, and instantly takes ttn stinir out f corns and tmnions. lt"s the greatest comfort discovery of the ae. Allen's I'oot-Kase makes tijrht or iu-w shoes feel easy. It is a certain cure for sweating, callous, swollen, tircil. aching feet. Try it today. Sold liy all (lrusiKists and shoe ston s. liy mail for 2"'C in stamps. on"t accept any siih st it lite. Trial pack:iK Kree. Address Allen S. olmsu-d. Je Koy. X. T. - Happy are the miseries that end in joy. German Proverb. M0NEYJT0 LOAN On Real Estate Security. Li Doi.pii & in:v.oLDs . Mitchell & Lyndo liuilding today. Th scientist said: "1 earn-j wished to sail from New York for Havre in two days' time, stating that I'ei Kins regarded him rebelllously, . j niarkable cures it "Depends on whose guardian he is J jj, Thomas drug estly hope that Root Juice will do as much good in Rock Island as it has: at Ft. Wayne and other points. It is easy to say a remedy will cure certain troubles, but we have posi tive proofs that Root Juice will cure rheumatism, indigestion, catarrh of the stomach, constipation, nervous weakness and most of the kidney complaints. It cures by removing or destroying germs that often infest the body and weaken and disease the digestive and secretory organs. The Juice also has a wonderful soothing healing and tonic action on the stom ach, bowel, bladder, liver and kid neys. What it has done at other points, it certainly can do lu Rock Is land. I feel safe in predicting that in less than two weeks scores of local people will be loud in their praise of the health promoting juice." News paper reports indicate that-many ex perience. rapid improvement from the very start. The demonstrations will continue at the T. H. Thomas drug store a few days. The juice is sold for ahottle or three bottles for $2. CO. It has created a great sensa tion during the past few months on account of the many seemingly re- has made. The T, drug store. it would be necessary to leave that night if Pike wished to take passage on her. i "I'll go. Tom," he said. "Maybe you'll drop iu here once iu awhile and tell folks that ask for me that I'll be back in a month or so." Then he sat down and wrote to Jim Cowley at London. At 8 that night he stepped aboard an east bound train and the next after noon was In New York. Sorrento seemed a long way off, and it was with a heavy heart that he walked up the gangplank of La Trovence, (To be Continued.) . 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