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Ht ÍÍ WTliirtfir ' ' 'Copyrlsht. 1810. by tha McMillan Company. B I-vbt &s -S W T i ll&BWBK I NH1 BYNOPSIa. El urn Harnlsh, known at through A1m Ita as "Hurnlnn Daylight," celebrates tils th birthday with a crowd of miners at the Circle City Tlvoll. Tha dance leads to heavy gambllnfr. in which over lOO.fti) If staked Harnlih loies his money and his mine but wins the mail contract. He tarts on his mall trip with doss and sledge, telling his friends that he will be In the big Yukon gold strike at the start. Burning Daylight makes a 'nnnlloimlly rapid run across country with the mall, appears at the Tlvoll and Is now ready to join his friends In a dash to the new fold fields. Deriding that Rold will be ound In the up-river district Ha.rn.nh buvs two tons of flour, which he declares will be worth Its weight In geld, hut when he arrives with his flour he finds the big flat dfsoUte. A comrade dtncov rs gold and Daylight Traps a rich har vest. He rrw to Dawson, becomes the most proml'nt figure In the Klondike and dcferi a combination of capitalists In a ast mining deal. He returns to civilisation, and, amid the bewildering complications of high finance,' Daylight finds that he has been led to Invest his eleven millions In a manipulated scheme. He goes to New York, nnd confronting Ms disloyal partners with a revolver, he threatens to kill them if his money is not returned. They are cowed, return their stealings and Harnlsh goes bnr-k to Snn Francisco where he meets his fate In Defle Mason, a pretty stenographer. Hp makes large Investments and gels Into the political ring. For a rest he goes to the country. Dnvllght gets deeper Into hleh finance In San Francisco, but often the lonjdng for the simple life nenrly over comes him. Pede Mason buys a horse and psyllght meets her In her saddle trips. One duy he asks Dedc to go with him on one more ride, his purpose being to ask her to marry him and they ennter away, she trying to analyze her feelings. Dede tells Daylight that her happiness could not lie with a money manipulator. Daylight undertakes to hulld up a great Industrial community. He Is Insistent that she marry htm and yet hopes to win her. Daylight falls back Into his old drinking ways. There Is a flurry in the money market. CHAPTER XIX. Continued. "Dede, If I tell you, flat and straight, that I'm going up to ttve on that ranch at Glen Ellen, that I ain't taking a cent with me, that I'm going to scratch for every bite I eat, and that I ain't going to play ary a card at the business game again, will you come long with me?" She gave a glad little cry, and he nestled her In closely. But the next moment she had thrust herself out from him to the old position at arm's length. "How Is this possible? How can you leave your business? Has any thing happened?" "No, nothing's happened yet, but it's going to, blame quick, I've taken your preaching to heart, and I've come to the penitent form. I've taken my last drink. You're marrying whisky-soak, but your huBband won't he that. He's going to grow Into an other man so quick you won't know him. A couple of months from now, up there in Glen Ellen, you'll wake up some morning and And you've got perfect stranger In the house with you, nd you'll have to get introduced to Rim all over again. You'll say, 'I'm Mrs. Harnlsh, who are you?' And I'll say, I'm Elani HarnlBh'B younger brother. I've just arrived from Alaska to at tend the funeral.' 'What funeral?' you'll say. And I'll say, 'Why the fu neral of that good-for-nothing, gam bling, whisky-drinking Burning Day lightthe man that died of fatty de generation of the heart from sitting In night and day at the business game.' Yes, ma'am,' I'll Bay, 'he's sure a gone 'coon, but I've come to take his place and make you happy. And now ma'am, If you'll allow me, I'll Just me ander down to the pasture and milk the cow while you're getting break fast' " "But you haven't answered my ques tions," she reproached him, as she emerged, rosy and radiant, from the embrace that had accompanied the culmination of his narrative. "Now JuBt what do you want to know?" he asked. "I want to know how all this is pos sible? How you are able to leave Otar Elam," 8h, Whlspersd, Elam." four buBinaas at a ttme Hke this? What you meant by Baying that some thing wn going to happen qulcklyr "Let'a go and Kt married, he urged ail the whimsicality of hli uttaraoot duplicated In bis eyea. "I've been work ing like forty horseB ever since this blamed panto Bet in, and all the time some of those Ideas you'd given me were getting ready to sprout. Well, they sprouted this morning, that's all. I knew I wanted to ride In the hills with you Just about thirty million times more than I wanted to go to the office. And I knew all the time It waa impossible. And why! Mecause of the office. The office wouldn't let me. And then I made up my mind that I was to the dividing of the ways. One way led to the office. The other way led to Berkeley. And I took the Berkeley road. I'm never going to set foot In the office again. That's all gone, finished, over and done with, and I'm letting it slide clean to smash and then some. I'm wiping the slate clean. I'm letting It all go smash. When them thirty million dollars stood up to my face and said I couldn't go out with you In the hills today. knew the time had come for me to put my foot down. And I'm putting It down. I've got you, and my strength to work for you. and that little ranch in Sonoma. That's all I want, and that's all I'm going to save out, along with Bob and Wolf, a suit case and a hundred and forty hair bridles. All the rest goes, and good riddance. It's that much Junk." A knock at the door Interrupted him, and he waa left to stare delight edly at the Crouched Venus and on around the room at Dede'a dainty pos sessions, while she answered the tele phone. "It 1b Mr.-Hegan," she Bald, on re turning. "He is holding the line. He says It Is Important." Daylight shook his head and smiled. "Please tell Mr. llegan to hang up. m done with the office and I don't want to hear anything about any thing." A minute later she was back again. "He refuseB to hang up. He told me to tell you that Unwin is In the office now, waiting to see you, and Harrison, too. Mr. Hegan said that Orlmshaw and Hodgklns are In trouble. That It looks as If they are going to break. And he Bald something about protection." It waa startling Information. Both Unwin and Harrison represented big banking corporations, and Daylight knew that If the nouBe of Grimshaw and Hodgklns went It would precipi tate a number of failures and start a flurry of serious dimensions. But Day light smiled, and shook his bead. He caught her by the band and drew her to blm. You let Hegan hang on to that line till he's tired. We can't be wasting a second on blm on a day like this." But I know something of the fight you have been making," Dede con tended. "If you stop now, all the work you have done, everything, will be de stroyed. You have no right to do It You can't do It" Daylight waa obdurate. He shook his head and smiled tantallilngly. "Nothing will be destroyed, Dede, nothing. You dont understand this business game. U'b done on paper. All 1 stand for Is paper. I've got the paper for thousands of acres of land. All right Bum up the paper, and burn me along with It. The land re mains, don't It? Nothing Is going to be lost not one pile out of the docks, not one railroad spike, not one ounce of steam out of the gauge of a ferry boat. The cars will go on running, whether 1 hold the paper or somebody else holds it. By this time Hegan had arrived In an automobile. The honk of It came in through the open window, and they saw it stop alongside the big red ma chine. In the car were Unwin and Harrison, while Jones aat with the chauffeur. "I'll see Hegan," Daylight told Dede. There's no need for the rest. They can wait In the machine." "Is he drunk?" Hegan whispered to Dede at the door. She shook her head and showed him In. Good morning, Larry," waa Day light's greeting. "Sit down and rest your feet You sure seem to be In a nutter." 'I am," the little Irishman snapped back. "Orlmshaw and HodgklnB are going to smash If something Isn't done quick. Why didn't you come to the office? What are you going to do about It?" "Nothing." Daylight drawled lazily. Except let them smash, I gueBB. I've had no dealings with Orlmshaw and HodgklnB. 1 don't owe them anything. Besides, I'm going to smash myBelf. Look here, Larry, you know me. You know when I make up my mind I mean It Well, I've sure made up my mind. I'm tired of the wbole game. I'm letting go of It aa fast aa I can, and a smaBb Is tiie quickest way to let go. All you're got to do Is to protect yourself and all our friends. Now you llBten to me while I tell you what to do. Everytblng Is In good shape to do It Nobody must get hurt Every body that stood by me must coma through without damage. All the back If iPlf Use a Different Tone of Voice, or wages and salaries musthfepald pron to. All the money I've wTched away from the water company, the street cars, and the ferries must be switched back. And you won't get hurt your Belf none. Every company you got Btock In will come through " "What have you done to him?" He gan snarled at Dede. "Hold on there, Larry." For the first ttme Daylight's voice was sharp, while all the old lines of cruelty in bis face stood forth. "Miss Mason Is go ing to be my wife, and while I don't mind your talking to her all you want, you've got to ubb a different tone of voice or you'll be beading for a hos pital, which will sure be an unex pected sort of smash. And let me tell you one other thing. Thls-all Is my doing. She says I'm crazy, too." Dede stepped forward where she confronted tbe two men. "Walt," she said. "I want to say something. Elam, If you do this In sane thing, I won't marry you. I refuse to marry you." Hegan, in spite of his misery, gave her a quick, grateful look. "I'll take my chance on that," Day light said. "And now, Larry, you'd better be going. I'll be at the hotel In little while, and since I'm not go ing to step Into the office again, bring all papers to sign and the rest over to my rooms. And you can get me on the 'phone there any time. This 8 mash Is going through. Savvee? I'm quit and done." He turned to Dede as soon aa He gan was gone, and took her by the hand. "And now, little woman, you needn't come to the office any more. Consider yourself discharged." "I'd cry, If I thought tt would do any good," she threatened. "In which case I reckon I'd have to hold you In my arms some more and sort of soothe you down," he threaten ed back. As he stood at the top of the ateps, leaving, she said: "You needn't send those men. There will be no packing, because I am not going to marry you." "I'm not a bit scared," he answered, and went down the steps. .CHAPTER XX. Three days later, Daylight rode to Berkeley tn his red car. It was for the last time, for on tbe morrow the big machine passed into another's pos session. It had been a strenuous three days, for hi smash had been the big gest tbe panic had precipitated in Cal ifornia. The papers had been filled with it, and a great cry of indignation had gone up from the very men wbo later found that Daylight had fully 'protected their interests. It was these facts, coming slowly to light, that gave rise to the widely repeated charge that Daylight had gone In sane. It was the unanimous conviction among business men that no sane man could posBlbly behave In such fashion. On the other hand, neither his prolonged steady drinking nor his j affair with Dede became public, so You'll Be Heading for a Hospital." the only- conclusion attainable was that the wild financier from Alaska bad gone lunatic. And Daylight had grinned and confirmed the suspicion by refusing to see the reporter. He baited the automobile before Dede's door, and met her with his same rush ing tactics, enclosing her in his arms before a word could be uttered. "I've done It," he announced, "You've seen the newspapers, of course. I'm plumb cleaned out, and I've Just called around to find out what day you feel like starting for Glen Ellen. It'll have to be soon, tor it's real expensive living in Oakland these days. My board at the hotel Is only paid to the end of the week, and I can't afford to stay on after that And beginning with tomorrow I've got to use the street cars, and they sure eat up the nickels." He pan Bed, and waited, and looked at her. Indecision and trouble showed on her face. Then tbe smile he knew so well began to grow on ber Hps and In her eyes, until she threw back her head and laughed in the old forthright boyish way. "When are those men coming to pack for me"' she asked. And again she laughed and simu lated a vain attempt to eBcape bis bear-like arms. "Dear Elam," she whispered; "dear Elam." And of herself, for the first time, she kissed him. "Now, I've got an Idea," Daylight said. We re running away from cit ies, and you have no kith nor kin, so It don't seem exactly right that we should start off by getting married tn a city. So here's the Idea: I'll run up to the ranch and get things in shape around the house and give the caretaker his walking-papers. You follow me In a couple of days, coming on the morning train. I'll have the preacher fixed and waiting. And here') another Idea. You bring your riding togs In a suit caBe. And as soon as the ceremony's over, you can go to tbe hotel and change. Then out you come, and you find me waiting with a couple of horses, and we'll ride over the landscape so as you can see tbe prettiest parts of the ranch the first thine And she's sure pretty, that ranch. And now that it's settled, I'll be waiting for you at the morning train day after tomorrow. Dede blushed as she spoke. "You are Buch a hurricane." "Well, ma'am," he drawled, "I sure hate to burn daylight. And you and have burned a heap of daylight. We've been scandalously extravagant We might have been married years ago." (TO BB CONTINUED.) Race Between Man and Horse. At Dublin yesterday a large crowd witnessed a ten-mile race on a grass track between Michael Horan's trot ting mare Kathleen and P. Fagan, toe pedestrian. 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