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Tllfi EVENING HERALD, ALBUQUERQUE, N.-Jl, THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 23, 1915. - f ii mQ eleos A tha iNnTte tV-ath of John t 'V. hia pr, tr..,1 i, on .f Ana-r ,1 a, a irril..i ImaiMi, .t bar tV-ath i-"f.m.r sotll'i.-,-, .n BKt.,t ,t i, . (in,.,. '. fci.v.(-. I,,, (...,,., fu Ovrw.vmr-nM -t ac-l bnnra hrf tip tn a pi-.ra.lta.- a ii.r. m. no man. but think ant, la ttocM l.v , wi, Ih.hu j .r , ,, hfr iiiinm to ttorm the trend, at tt,e I" HMWII ana .,,,.;. f .. -t ;n , nP u ;,. r a.-n'. i.f ilia int-r.l, uir. wh'.ta id tha iI,m.ii. fc lommw is (ho hr.l In meet ( i ii-illn a. !'., t..tn. rrum r.-r -,...IIm;, r. rariiM ll' etlj.-r. Tollilllv' ril,-l,i tvi.ai.a ftutr. Utt'ln. - Thay hlila In tea n-toinmrts. lalti- Mulllt-r ,a ..ll '" tVin her Id New York rr in i.-'I!m uiai.i,.i u i.i . . . -, la ptiivril. Kt'nrniiig to frt tia-r. .a linttt . Kii ?.,rc:r.. we- I.-.. t.t-t In N.-w Yi.rH. tmtta .r .m v J!-. Inr With the Ivnirlaa fjimi. II. 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And at that ncment thfra u a tound of footatpa Juit outaldn tiia ttiL The fcxt -hich ) tha aounrt bfilonned to Yddi tb Femt With bit em (food luck he appeared U h trrld to tha Try nick cf t!ma Profeaaor 8Ulllter waa not at that time to rwatve the kl for which bla trdy mouth vai waitlnj. "Weka up!" be aald lo a dlipiated voice. Celeatia put hrr haods to her tyo, woka. and couldn't remember Jut ht bad boea eaJd. "I think I'm too tired to talk," ah aid. "Bo I e." aald Stllllt-r, aa Fred lo entered tha tent "Hotter r-il, their."- - t - And tha payeholoaltt withdrew, quite nan again and rather badly frightened. An open-flapped tent waa certainly no place for making love by violence; y for a momint the cantlotia man had lost all thought of aelf-eontrol and all fear of conae quencea. It waa on the afternoon of tha next day that Karclay, eturterant and Bemmea cana to Dltumen with whole tralnload of capitalists, and bid tSable men expert In politics. The en t tire ton a!niot tha entire town ahlp wai at tha atatlon to meet them. Bwaytng ani tottering aboTe the head of tba crowd were all aorta of ban ners and tranaparenclea, varioualy In scribed and emblaioned. Vote for tha New Constitution. Kehr for Cenator. . Every Citizen a Stockholder. Dividends Instead fcf Taxea. rrora tba atatlon to tha stockade, bow wide open, and shorn of Its war like barbarities, tha crowd marched When tha bead of the procession came near tba tents of Celestia, aet back from tba road on a little knoll. It halted, and every man bared bla head and beean to about bcr name. Tba aboutlng brought brr presently to tha door of the main tent slender, girl tub figure all In white, who waved to ber followers and adorers a white and lender band. Even at that dlstacca ber effect up on tbem waa magical. Throats grew boarse with shouting. Then aha backed from thrlr sight Into tha big tent, aftt-r one lust ware of the hand. An'l they, bertauae thry knew that aha would come to Ihrra later In the stock ade and "peak to them and fill their hearts full of hope and courage, al Jowtd ber now to withdraw from tbelr sight, and, after one moro minute of shouting tltt-y look up the marc li once more, and went roaring toward the etockade late striker, lute strike breakers, capitalists, politicians, men, women, and chlidre'n, all wild now, with excitement aud enthtihlaatn 'lie two most contagious dlacas la the world. Celeatia atood meanwhile In the cen ter of tlio big tint; and she l"o waa Vmhllng with excitement and en tbttnlaew and tha senne of pcr"Dal UliiB'Ph. And she looked so young and Inooctnt, arid beautiful, that tor a moment the frown fadid from Tom my Iiarclay'e fori head, and tha ache from UU heart. "Oh, Tommy," (aid relestla, "you won't spoil It all now, will ,vou? You'll be soma here In the crowd where 1 can see your face, when 1 stand up to speak, won't you!" "It goes to my heart," sal Tommy, "to sea bow happy their love makes you. Hut I caul go to tba stockade to be a lace In the crod. I'm afraid things wight go to my bead." "I was so happy." aall Celestia, "and now I'm w t t-o Ui;iy." "Merc p'.e;!o aro in auch a atata of HE "HERALD ADS" ARE YOUR BEST GUIDE TO TTTT By CHARLES GODDARD and GOUVERNEUR MORRIS Nowlirati: trtm rh facta Play al mm ata prnduud by & Coerntt. ins, ? e aa Ce niind." said Tommy, "that i( you said tba word they would march on Wab ir.Rt.io and try to pull the president out of the White, lioure. I've hoped agnlnat hope. I're seen your power, known that yon had It, an 3 hoped that you didn't really have It. Yon niada a little mark on the great city of New Yrk, you will no Lack on tha wave of your triumph hers and aweep it off it a feet, aa you beve swept Bitumen. If yon go to the etnrkaite and show yourself once mcro to those crary peo ple and speak to them you will start a campaign of revolution that will we p a sufficiently sane country off Ita feet I sco you floating from city to rlty and from village to village in your a pee la 1 train, wluulng all hearts. persuaillng all minds, and spreading, aa llnink. upon my honor, tba seeds of national disaster. In tha name of all that la rooit facred to you, Celontla, stop while thre la still time. 'Speak to those peopUt if you must, but tell them that you have been deceived, thttt yoa are the plaything of capital, and that they hare boen deceived; wash your Lands of politic and soph Istries; step, down; resign. In the Image of ail that Is noble and fine, you have created a monster. I)un't breathe tba filial breath of lifo Into that mon ster and bring U to llfo a Frank? ateln that even you can never hope to control ooce It gota on Its fnct and tK-flna to thlr.k murderous thoughts, If you go to tha meeting In the stock ade you will bring this monster to life. nave you no fear of the coiue- quences?" She shook bcr bead primly, but with a little sadaosa. "Celestia," ha aald, "back of these tents the woods run to the Mils, the hills to the mouutalua. Will you come! For a moment It appeared that sho bealtated. Then aha drew a deep breath and stiffened her spine. "I believe." she said gently, "that Ood aent ma to do what 1 have done and what I am going to do." "I know that you believe that" said Tommy. "If I didn't know that yoa believed, I shouldn't let you go to tbo stockade." "You couldn't hold mo forever." He drew the bank-wlMa hand arrn?s bla eyes, as If to abut out socio hor rible seen. "No," be aald, "I couldn't bold you forever. They would coma and take you away from me. I should have you would have to be ao that y.u couldn't apeak to them any more." She came cloic to him and lifted her bands to his shoulders, and ljcked up Into his eyes, a pitiful little figure, shrinking and frightened. "You couldn't have the heart, Tom mynot me no matter how wicked you thought I waa." "I couldn't." said Tommy, "thinking that you are a misguided angel of light No, I couldn't. . . . Well, dear, God knowa 1 wish I had your eloquence and power upen iiearta. You won't find everybody on your side Yotfll find many abler men than I talking and writing aalnot you, and trying to aavo this country from mad ness. I oh, I love you so that I feel as If my heart waa breaking. And to think that I can't even wish you good luck." "There's tba motor for me now," said Celestia. "I know you can't wlnh me luck, but you could kiss me It you wanted to." Those who had beard her speak be fore often said that she hsd never spoken ao well a on that day at the atockadn, with the exception of Just tba first tew moments, when alio see -ned to be a little dannl and nervous. When aim had finished and atood there swaying like a lily, and fiuuhed rlth a sense of nohllity of power and triumph, pandemonium broke loose. Out of that panderrnntiim that be gnn with cries of "(' li'Htla Celestia," another nnme gradually tonk form and substance "Ilarelay Iiarrlay," they b'.'.IIowed, at first In a kind of syncopated roar, thon In unlon. anj finally with a rhythm that dri ve men half wild with the deslra to be tn time with It. and that actually Hindu some of the buildings In the enctontmj sway. "Ilarclay Ilnr'lay we want Tar clay; Harcluy fur president Harrluy Barclay." Thus the boom was lsnnched. Har der rose from his place on the plat form, walked alrulclit up to CoIcbMo, took her rlht hnml In his and lifted It to his lips. Then ho turned, stand ing on her right hand and faced the allotting and the tumult There was no smile of triumph In hi fare, only a look of grim, bulldog determination and probity. After a long tliuo thry let him speak. And after he had spoken they went wild again. "I will do what a man may," ha aald. In a voice that carried to tbo moat reraoto pair of ears, "to make the wlnhes that you do mo the honor of winning, come true. If I am elected prcnldi-nt. I will make these I'nlted Ktates Into a fit habitation for men and wotien and llttie children. Eo help nia God!" :txt: A. ltttlo later Parclay's aecrelary stole away to the telegraph atatlon and sent a measegn. An hour later tha Inhabitants of Itltumen, dlopersed now, and for the most part drunk, were electrified by the spectacle of a now-white train of curs that pnlled (lowly into the station, and waa then backed on to a aiding. Celectia tranaferred her few be longinga from her tent to the rear car of this train. Tha car ahead waa for Ptllliter and certain other manager and advlsera. The next car via the office car. The one ahead of that was I tor a chosen body of select, able and pampered correspondents. The snow-white train pulled out of Itltumen and the whirlwind campaign began. CHAPTER XXIII. Other train were making whirl wind toor of these Vnlted States. Not every capitalist was on tho side of capital. A badiy frightened and very able man In the White House was fighting for his political life. Into the arena there rnme at last a drib bling of genuine patriots, who. like their forefathers, were ready to give for their country their Uvea, their for tunes, and their ancred honor. It wasn't all smooth sailing, by any mean a. Still no new movement had ever made urh progress In eo short a time, and the end was not In tight, nor the beginning of the end. A man gaining In strength from day to day. among thoae who atood for tbo old order of things, and opposed Ce lestia. was Tommy Barclay. He bad a great fervid quality of honesty which no one could doubt, and he had a look on hlj face, very lean now from short nights, hard work, and the con stant buffeting of trains, of a young hero who has set himself to do to death a dragon that is ravaging a country aide. With experience and practice had ton quirk initiative In emergencies, ease, and the better con trol of a naturally flno and far-carrying voice. His triumphs were many. His downfalls came when ' ha crossed Celentla's path too closely. If sho waa apoaklng by chance In the name town at the same time, he would have no more of an audlonro than ho could have counted on tba fingers of his bands. If he followed her too closely he spoke to deaf and unsympathetic ears. "Tba crime of the ages," said one rough miner, who was suffering from too much heart, too much whisky and too tittle mind, "you great big. whist lln', thunder In' boob, did you ever ant eyes on the lady?" And Tommy to his horror had failed to find an answer to that question anywhere In bla brad, and had stam mered and become tongue-tied, and been bored, and bad done, barm to a cause, which, so fanatical he bad be come, at this time, seemed Co mean Ufa and death to him. In exalted moments he felt that he had crushed the love of Celestia out of his heart. Once, In a little northern town. standing on an Improvised rostrum of parking rases, and In tho rsidiit of addressing a large crowd of quint, sensible people, who appeared to like him, and to like what be said. It was Tommy's bad fortuno to havo Celes tia arrive from her snow-white car and steal bis audience away from him. His "sea of upturned faces" bc-ennm a pool. 'lth more thnn half the fares turned away to try and seo what all the excitement was about further down the street, and everybody get ting raoro and more restless and Inat tentive. A eudden tremendous cheer ing took the rest of Tor.irjy's audi ence away from hlrn on the run, with the exception of one young woman, who wore a thick brown veil and waa half concealed by the stem of an elm. For a moment or two Tommy did not rco her. His eye were on tho baV.s end twinkling 1T. of his fast (Usuppr urlng aud.ctire, and there was a smile on his fare, half rueful resig nation and half amusement. Ho did not notlcn the, wo:ann until she called attention to herself by speaking. "Don't atop," she raid; "thev haven't all gone. It Isn't fair to me. I've co-ne a long way to hear you." WMH an exclamation of pleamire Tommy leaped down from bla rostrum and ran to greet Iter. "Why. Mary Ulackstono." he exclaimed, "what tho dl-kr;ia are you d Mug way down here?" "I told you I came to hear you peak. You are getting to be rather famous, you know, and I thought It was my duty hnr eyes sparkled un der the veil to hear you at least once." "Well," aulj Tommy, smiling back, "you missed all the good parts." They turned and walked noward tha little ty park. "What ara you really doing In thia far awuy place, Mary? You didn't dj all that traveling just to hear Uie talk ihruurrh my bat, did you?" "No, I didn't, really; and you didn't reallv talk throuKh your hut. 1 eaue as a mutter of fact to tell you some thing I think you ought to know." Tmy reached tho ltttlo park, chose a I.- n 1 1 . and sat down. "You'll promise not to let anyouo kr.nw you got the story from ine." "I'll promise that, of course." "Of course," said Mary, "If Mr. Bar-' clay Is the next president It will bo a great thing fur his friends, among whom bo ha told me so many times to IncludJ myself that I have ended by believing him. 11 would be a great thing for me.' "It would bo a sorry thing for the country." ' I'm ii'-t ao sure of that. He doesn't think so." '1 credit him with the utmost fin centy, but with absolute luck of pt lltlcal vision. .If they pasa tha new constitution, and my father mica get In the saddlo, only death will get him out 111 successor would be a man of hi own choice, and we should bav ceased to be a free people." "Wa ohotild hare begun to be an ef ficient pecple." "It la better to be free." "That t a. matter of opinion, and anyway It'a neither here nor there at the moment. If ha Is elected it Will be a groat thing for me, won't It?" "You would bav more position and power." "Well, I'm willing to forego that. I'm willing, if you like, to say that It la better to be free than efficient; bet ter to be poor voluntarily and un washed, than rlph and clean by force. There, I admit all that. What do you think of the political prospects?" "I think," said Tommy, solemnly, "that the election depends on Celestia. If she ran reach enough peo ple before she breaks down from overwork, she will elect her pres ident and ber congress, I'v seen this over and over. V send our best men to a place, they make a good Impression, show tho people the fallacies In Celestia' gospel of pros perity and happiness, and then, hav ing laid ft good foundation of sanity and honesty, along comes Celestia and sweeps the place oft Ita foct, and In twenty minutes undoes the work of a doten good men." "Hut people don't really swallow her assertion that she was sent from heav en for the especial purpose of running a political campaign?" "Many swallow It. She deca herself. you know. And hers Is no political 1 campaign. It s revolution." "If ber faith In herself could bo shattered?" "How could It? The best detectives In the world hav been working on ber o'lgln. No clue leads anywhere. If she doesn't come from heaven, whero does sho come from?" "She comes," said Mary, "out of the heart of a gigantic conspiracy." "She Is no conspirator." "I'nconsclously only. Tommy, where the detectives have fnlled. I haven't. I know all about Celestia who sho was, where sho went to. where she comes from, and where she's going!" "Going?" exclaimed Tommy, in such ft voice that a pan of Jenlousy shot through Miss ftlackstonc's heart. "Many Ignorant people," suld ahe, "actually believe that Celestia la di vine and descended from heaven. As ber beauty fades and her voice loses Ita power. If, In eoruo way sho should show herself human marry have a child the belief of those people would turn Into disbelief. Hut, If having rated tho new government firmly, he should vanish in tha heyday of iiC,. ' z ' ' i ' ' ! ,ijai.-ai. f " Saaai.rfwalaiiM .-' , ,i . in ' ...v w """-a."" ---i'tv' f " ".,''' - .;-r.s ' ' So Tens Were Mra. Gunsdorf's Muscles That the Handle of tha Knife Wns Wet in Her Hand. her beauty, Innocence and power van ish aa mysturiuuHly. as ahe appeared moro than half the nation will end by believing that she was truly the Laugh ter of Ood. llelleve me, Tommy, the powers I hut produced her at the right tl:no aren't going to let her grow old and wrinkled. Sho will go buck to heaven. And ft nation will believe that tho government she gave It was derived from God and must he right." "Do you mean they would murder her?" "A calmly as you would raurdtr a mosquito." "This Is friKh'f :l!" exclaimed Tom my, jumping to hi fnet. "I haven't told you who she in." "Trio. You bav.-aV Ho tut down iiral.i. "Profisor Still! i snld Mary, "se lected h-r a a i . rfoct sp- lm u of t iilldhood, K'l" M.ii kidnaped snd brought up In a ,,reat underground system of env rn.-1 i-omewhere lu tho Adlrcndarks " "Hut alio would remember." "Nu ether il.il, has ever been brought up as 1; w is. From tho mo ment thiy knhiiipi I Iter she was kept in a stale of h lii.jsis, fciliu was taught by hypnotic ui-i. ,iiun. The cave In J which she w.'is i r Mk lit up seemed vnst I to hrr as hp .ro iti.rif. u right angela , pearod to cuiiik m.d go. Through tha ravus it) the i.i.lv a. cess t j a certain mountain tup. Tip re ab4 could exer cise In the Iri sh air unseen by any one. Her phnlrnl wus Just as real us yours or inln--: l,. r mental life was nothing but dn anis. hallucinations and Imagining. Miliar wa her teach or, and one other lii..n." "What man?' oi-k.-d Tommy. "Ilia name duf-su't matter. Just be fore It wus time to bring her to earth, ho well, they cim;lit him trying to r.a'io her U:ss l.im, and ever elncu then he's been d. ::d. "llir memory t- lis her of Bo phyai cul ills or wuiilH. only of ft wonderful Ineffable disembodied serene atata of bspplnesa and holiness. There wa voice to which all bowed down In worship. That voice told her at laat that sho must descend to earth and do aa alio has dona." . "What an extraordinary story!" at clalmed Tommy, "but Incredible." "No," sold Mary, "not In the least; extraordinary, it you like; but not In credible. Tou don't know Stllllter. Her Cama before they took ber to heaven and named ber Celestia waa plain Amesbury." At that name a host of old and poig nant recollections flooded Tommy' mind. For the) aecond time ha aprang to hia feet "My lod." ha cried, "my little Amea bury girl. Of course alio la. A hun dred time I've been on the verge of that knowledgo and yet because It wa Impossible, that she should be tho definite knowledgn never really came to me. For heaven s snko!" "Now do you boliova mo?'' asked Mary, coldly. "I must Mary. Dut how did you find this out?" "It doesn't matter. 1 wormed it out of S'imebody. Now what will you do?" "I'll go down tn Celestia and tell her about hcrscir, and shako bcr faith In herself." "You'll need proofs," "You think ao? 1 ui not aura. Ara there any?" "I can't produce any. Dut" "Hut what?" "Well. It might be a good thing If you could locale the cave. That's tho only thing I can think of offhand." Tommy fell Into a brown study. Then h aald: "Mary, what Is your motive In toll ing me all this?" "Perhaps I don't want Mr. Rarclay elected, l'erhapa I diallko Celestia ao much that I wont her to bo humbled even at my own expense. The motive doesn't matter." Mary's real motive in making the foregoing revelation to Tommy was not entirely clear even to herself. Above all things she wanted to bo rid of Celestia. Tho promins of ft fortuno In pcnrls to the person who brought her deflilto word of Celestla's definite elimination from mundane af fairs had not borne fruit N iw Mary thought tltut a collapse of (Ylrnia's power over men. through a shaking of her faith In herself, might produce d- finite results. Celestia. on learning that she was not a divine being but a faker, would become not only value less to the arcbconsplrdlors, but a Ktcrn and awful menace to tbelr plans. They would Biiceeed swiftly and with out mercy where Mrs. Uunsdorf had fulled. It wasn't for want of trying that Mrs. Gunsdorf had failed. It warn't because her rplrlt was weak or her an,) nerveless, nor because the knlfo which sho carried in her stocking wasn't long enoucb and uhurp enough for In r purpose. AdvantaKeous op portunities fur doing tin! murder and escaping undetected were ruro. Hhe had had but one, for Celestia was to surrounded mid guarded as a rule mat' she was hard to come at. Mrs. Guns durf bad only hud one food chunee. Kho hud only failed then because sho had been so fuulli h as to look Celestia in tlm eyes, end tho power to do the wicked deed hud beeu stricken from her. Bho didn't have money enough to track Celestia all over tho country. (Mary should have provided for this.) Hut sho hud done her best. Now another excellent opportunity seemed to offer. CHAPTER XXIV. Celestla's snow-white train, practlo illy deserted, occupied tho siding. It would ht taken off ut midnight, and run slowly M as to uinvo opt too aiiy in the chief city of tho North w ood 4. Mrs. Gunrdnrf chose a moment when no one set md to be looking, anil bearded Celesdu's own cur at tho nl nerval I ;n end. Sim knew the room In which Celestia nlept, and entered It. Thero wus a three-quarter bed ill white cnumii, a bureau ditto, an arm chair, and a tl xr ujur, that dis ci tsed tlm bath room. The lltllo sulto lulrly dar'led with Us cleanness und (3 whlteuets. If tin mis anything In -entrant, it was a wonderful Betting for a bloody t rlmo Tho ro.itn olT.-reil nly eno hldini? iIiko. .Mrs. Giltisilmf k licit , llattrnrd licrself tj tho lloor uiid iruwlu.1 uti :ler the In-d. Ah always, mi oralLig crowd f 1 owed Cell s'la to rrr cur, or, us on the uresu.'it occasion, tyrr.miuli 1 hi r tu It. MOVE" 1F0RMATI0N Tlnslda Professor Rtlllller, she walked among 4hm, talking with gentle ner suaslon to those nearest her. When she mounted the step of her car they cheered her to tha echo. She had to show herself several time and make lltllo apecghea before they Anally dis persed and went about their business Tommy Barclay alon remained. He mounted tha alap of tha car and knocked on the glas of tba door. Pro fessor Btllllter opened It "Could I see Celestia a minuter "I'm afraid not. 8h's dead tired." But Celestia bad heard Tommy' voice and came out of her stateroom, where aha had gone to lie down. "I'm not too tired." aba called, "and I'd like to ae him." "But only for a minute," cautioned Professor Etllllter, and then, with seeming reluctance, he withdrew and closed behind tha door of the passage) that led past the stateroom to the dining-room end of (he car. But th professor went no farther. Having closed the door, he applied hi ear to a hole that he had bored in it for Just such occasions as this, and listened. "I'm sorry," Celestia was saying, "that I bad to steal your audience away from you. It would have been more sportsmanlike to let you flniab apeaklng and than to have tried to ateat their hearta and minds away from you. Wouldn't It?" "Yes," said Tommy, slowly, "I think It would, Mlrs Amesbury." Behind bis door Professor Btllliter started es If someone had stuck a knife In him. "Why Mis Amesbury?" asked Ca lestla. "Because It' your real name. I knew you when you were a baby. We were great friend. Then you went away. My father cald you bad gone to heaven ao you had, but only to a place that you were taught to believe waa heaven. Then you came to earth and I've recognised you. I wonder I didn't before. Hut 1 do now. There'a no mistake possible." "What utter nonsense are you up to now ?" "Sometime little girls wesr socks and chubby brown legs. The little Amesbury girl had a little round mole Just under her left knee." "So have I," said Celestia, "what of It?" "Why thia man Stilliter." aald Tommy, "who kidnaped you when you were a klddlu. baa taught you to think, by mental suggestion, that you are what you think you are. Instead of Just a lovely girl of flesh and blood llko the rest of us." Hhe shook her head and murmured something about "nonsenso," but there was something so earnest and con vincing In the young man's voice and manner that what he said could not but ahiH-k and distract bor. "I'm suro you b lieve this, Tommy; but it's quite out of the question. I re tn inli. r my heavenly homu a ll 1 hud left it yesterday." "You remember a mental condition, net a physical reality." Tin re waa a short pause. Then. "What you've said ouht not to bother mo at all," said Celestia. "I dint know why you say It, or why you think it s true, but pleuse don't argue with me about it now, I'm so tired that I'd almost like to believe It myself.'' Professor Ktillltt" pricked up hia ears at that, for hit knew ver well anting to believe a thing lives next door to believitiK it. If CVK-stld could be made to belieje what Tummy htd told hrr. lu-r Influence would he ut an :(!. bhe would have to he got rid of. The professor trembled. The triumvir ute would be for pulling her under ground. So would he; but ho would bo fur potting her, not In tbo grave, but leu k In those vast caverns w bunco she came, and where he, who bad power over her, could visit lu-r at his convenience. He wanted tho woman more than the triumph of that cuuuc In whose In tercut he hud Irulned her ao painstak ingly for no many yearn. Let her believe. Ho might be will ing to help couvlnce ber. Ho wasn't sum. "If," said Tommy, "I can show you their cavt if I can llnd It then v ould you bellove?" "I don't know," said Celestia. "I'm ho tin d. lieuso don't tulk to me about it now." Then she smiled at him and sold :- "It's a wonderful Invention, though. Kind tho cava first and then talk to mn." "Ct-leailu don't you want Ij be lli ve?" 7 lien Professor fitllllter beard a sound tbut almost muilo him foam at the mouth. "She does want to believe," he thought, "and (lie will and her use fulness will bo at an end, and she will belong to m. Why not anticipate a little?" Ho stooil trembling. He heard Ce lestia enter her stateroom und llo down with a Hivh of weariness, lln lis tened for a long time, Tho s.,und of her breathing told him she had not yet gone to sleep. And anyway It was uot In bis mind to disturb her now. That would be for later, when the train was In motion and tho lights out. Ho al laut ho walked stealthily off lo his own rar and called for a big glass of brandy snd soda. Miatiwhlla Celeatia luy on her bed, her huntls folded tn her breast, and her mind reviewing and reviewing tho statements that Tommy hud ma le. And under the bed, trembling with hntred and excitement, lay Mrs. Cutis dorf, walling for thul time when Celes t In s regi.Ui.r breuthlng should tell her that the defi useless tbject of her hatred waa sound asleep. So ti-nsa wro Mrs. Guns I irf's murcies that the. handle of ill i stub bing knlf.i which she hud drawn from her i ;c K In t; was wet In I,, r bund. (TO IE CJNTIN'CLD i GH ABLE TO RE5TDREF.QRMAL BUSiriESS Ifi JELJSHIM Reconstruction of Financial System Advances to Where Largs Business Concerns, Coal Mines, etc., Resume. COUNTRY IEFT WITH NO FINANCIAL BASIS Entire Gold Reserve Taken to London When Invasion Be gan and Currency System Left Without a Base. llruseels. Belgium, fepl. SI. T!e Merman, ndlllllllstriitlol In Hclt'ium has so fur siii ' eeih-ii in reeoiistru, tl ig I lio llllaueial syt,.lv ,,f tile country that a number of the nirKi-r tnisiiies-s, nu-h as the lilu factories, coal mine and banks, .vhli h priietlially nunc to a standstill a year nxn, Inn a l-ei- i able in reaumu operations. The withdrawal of the directors of the Niit'.oinil hnnkj.l London In Ann ust, lull, who took with them It gulil slink ami the plater, for printin nolea, ef the coll itl) without H sollt biiela f,,r Its currency syt-tein. Notes) were in eiteolation, im then- was no rolil with whii h lu rnli rin thi-m; and there n.i ilunRi-r that the ir'-iilnttmi nilKht lie further rximndcil tliroiirti new Issues of the relitian ' ei'-itin tit It: l,omloll. which cnllil r,l-ll he mihikkU-iI into tho country. Son af ter the en , upalioti ,,r clKtaii lerrilor-.-Ihi ilcrman goveriiiiic-it l, put .rd I ' r. von I ,n in in. one of the m.,,-i '"li i lent direetors of i he j;,.p hlitroe ptiH eed ti, Iti'liriillti niol tak- ill i-harue the rehahllitntion ,,f tar rnr IT ll i y pv.'ifin. Aa tin- olllt Ins of I ' Natiotml hu-ik had rc'in.-.l to r-lmn to I'Tussels or restore Its as-- i it l- - Cillne t!-reviiry t,i fluo a new ay of ae-linna- th" Hot" circulation. At the same time the liiriuen au thorities wire It-tying war oi,ir,iiii tioim tipo-i v.iriooM t'cliiiM iit-e- i" r.-io-. niotiev for meeting ll rM"if" of kov ertulig tin- o'rllpn-,1 l'lil"i i ullt I .hllllotM whl.h euilbl Hot t.i-ilv be raised In t'e form of -;;(. :i . '" lit I. were therefore (..ski.l lo .sn,t their e. rtlllratea I.f III. I, lit. ,1 ll ! .- al.l- at some future tune, nn. it w ' lie. Iili-'l to lle I 1ii,i. one loirn of " riiy f.r in .e in.t 1.,-n.l. , i..,tik La:. lares nl.ro. ol, i;,iiii?ln mi. Htnl nihil- lummy. As the Nut ioii. 1 1 baik hail refllS.il l-i i. oil nine the liirther ili. Ii ic-i- of Hi film Don- I',. i,,.i. -Is-riing power wis ioiir.-rr.il upon 1 1 ,. So . t.- f i . r.ll ,le l'e..:i.lle. the ohl-i-l .i n I l.ili;.'-! banking i lri..u, ,.f tie iintr . Tins i-ili.iTII h;ia now 'ee-i driving j for tme moti'hi .11 l..inW ,,; M.,in- ;,ln llh note- me ill gr. ul ilen .1-1.1 tin- sil ver i iirien.v tin -. iii 4 o-.ig ni;. i dmii peale.l l, l-.oioii ,.t hoirdin. Two oil IT i'lipol't.-int mi. ii, i mI t.i;i'. ha-1 to he Liken i i t.in.l. tin.- w i-. the liXll.V of III. Ic Mini! Ii for Ml p. Ill's of vt i ,ie g,,,, and i,i her r-w i.i.n. i m'-. been tn Ue-l o t r b I he iji.uities f,,r the iiiinn..- W.ls the Itlillllioll of the u h n h h.i'l h, , ti in force . to p:, . Is l:-;- ,ikI hi. ii h i. I ltllllt.ll- lllt- ll- nt'lT iii'.i iii.r .mi lie e I he w .1 r heita l The n I ' lenient ,, t'e Hot, lu ll It lea was I mn ll'-.lle. l.y t He f;i t Hi ll Ihe i It 111 ..tie-i i,.n m ri- 1m !i:,iiiv i.ims not o,-ti, ,1 onini-lil. h,u , ii- !"l ! to lie p., , I o- lo p,.; n, T.,M when, liny w.i-r I The , ..II, in... hon I,, ving this n i 1 1 tar l,-i In ' .) was, tl. wever. liullli. I to p.iy ir nil. it.e hull of the v.ilue of sui h iton.ls, peiiillliif the III... I il.lj.l-.llli, 1,1, h, or der that manif.i luri-ig and other la; Iness lotti'eriis llliuht as soon .-i.i po-ihle eotue tii, po-.-,.s.H;on ,,t mo ney with vhi h to re. nine opcratioHM. Tin- inoiiitoi nun, on the ntht-r hau l. prisellted Illllieult .w wlll.il hll" Hot Jet heeij nwri i.llli'. Alter l i ai lmr the repr Hi-Hint lolls i.f eh.lllihetM of rommere,.. 1 n , u I , I , ., t,lll II II f .1 t 11 re rs .'Hut othtr ioisiness III i-ll . the nee banUI-il liep.tl nielli HI I it. bed tn the civil i;, i M in m ell I ut I'i'iisxaJs saw that haslv art must he avoided; end ni to I'll, pi, -si lit lltlli. the llloialol I Jill continues tri for.-e. HUH mi. .t. er tiiiieiio-i of th.- bank ing department Is to prevent tin- pay ment of money to cititton ,,f h.-nl,, countries, lu harmony with n me.tmirr, lie, reed hy the loini.il gov e u ui ell t for liermaiiv In retaliulit.il for sini I'.ir netioii iiliea.lv taken hv lliiglind. Tl.e departtneiit also superiiiteiiilN re eeiiei'Khlps for foreign en n eri m i tabiislied in Tlelgiuin, e-.t rinlly hianiheit of Krent It baiiss. I-. r 1 1 Is eoiiiae. h elnlme.l ag.illl, Kni-li-h union I, us given the pte-edei.t. nil the hliilu hes of i;,.,iia- ban;,.s lit London having he, n pl.i e.l .ulte inrlv in the wnr, in ihatue of 14, v-ei-n inent rereiv i rs. For bub) 'a croup, Willie's dally ruts and iirult-cs, mamma's sons throat, (iraudma's hinieio n. - I r. ThuliiHa' l.ieitir llll-tlin hoioa-llobl reiiiedy. i!i' and f.oc. Fashion's Requirements Civet that neatly white complt xlon so much dctirrd by the Women of i-'atluon. Gouraud's Oriental Cream W will send a compli-xion chamois and hook of I'owdrr 1 kavtf for 1 5c. to cover ctwt of mailing and wrapping. Al Druuti'Ht unit Hehirlmtnl Slom f t Mil. T. Hf)HKIN ft SON 1 or. al Jon... ST K-w Vnrk i:n - LJ-W Alt ll ( f -