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The Mellette County pioneer. [volume] (Wood, Mellette County, S.D.) 19??-1971, June 14, 1912, Image 6

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SYNOPSIS.
S
Elan Rtmlah, known all through Alas
ka aa “Burning Daylight. - * celebrates hla
•Oth birthday with a crowd of miners at
tbo Circle City Tirol!. Ths dancs Isads
to haavy gambling. In whloh orar SIOO,OOO
ft* staked. Harnlsh lotas hla money and
bit mine but wins the mall contract. He
starts on his mall trip with dogs and
sledge, telling bis friends that ha will be
In the big Tukon gold strike at the start
Burning Daylight maJfos a sensationally
rapid run across country with the mail,
appears at the Tivoli and Is now ready
to Join his friends In a dash to the new
gold fields. Deciding that gold will be
round In the up-river district Harnlsh
buy* two tons of flour, which ha declares
will be worth Its weight In gold, but
whan he arrives with his flour ha finds
the big flat desolate. A comrade discov
ers gold and Daylight reaps a rich har
vest. He goes to Dawson, becomes the
most prominent figure In the Klondike
and defeats a combination of capitalists
In a vast mining deal. He returns to
olvlltsatlon. and. amid the bewildering
complications of high finance. Daylight
finds that he has been lad to Invest his
eleven millions In a manipulated scheme.
He goes to New Tork, and confronting
his disloyal partners with a revolver, he
threatens to kill them If Ills money Is not
returned. Thev are cowed, return their
stealings and Harnlsh goes back to San
Francisco where he meets his fate In
Dade Mason, a pretty stenographer. He
makes large Investments and gets Into the
tmlltlcsl ring. For a rest he goes to the
country. Daylight gets deeper Into high
finance In San Francisco, but oftsn the
longing for the simple life nearly over
comee him Dede Mason buys a horse and
Daylight meets her In her saddle tripe
One day he asks Dede to go with him
en one more rids. Ms purpose being to
ask her to marry him and they canter :
away, ehe trvlng to analyse her feelings
Dede tells Daylight that her happiness
oould not lie with a money manipulator.
Daylight undertakes to build up s great
Industrial community. He Is Insistent ’
that ahe marry him and yet hopes to win
Bar. Daylight falls back Into hts old |
drinking says. 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 lire on that ranch
at Glen Ellen, that I ain’t taking a
cent with me. that Pm going to
•cratch 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 meP
She gave a glad little cry. and he
•••tied 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
■otag to. blame quick. I’ve taken
year preaching to heart, and I’ve
come to the penitent form. I've taken
my last drink. You're marrying a
whisky-soak, but your husband won't
be that. He’s going to grow into an
other man so quick you won’t know
him. A couple of months from now.
ap there In Qlen Ellen, you’ll wake up
some morning and find you’ve got a
perfect stranger in the house with you.
and you’ll have to get Introduced to
him all over again. You'll say, 'l'm Mrs.
Harnlsh. who are you?' And I’ll say.
I’m Eiam Hamlsh's 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
llrbt—the 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 say,‘he’s sure a gone
*coon, but I’ve come to take his place
•ad make you happy. And now,
ma’am. If you’ll allow roe. I’ll just me
ander do*rn to the pasture and milk
the cor# while you’re getting break
fast’ *
“Bl; *.ou Aren’t answered my ques
tions,” j-hc reproached him, as she
emerged, rcsy and radiant* from the
embrace that had accompanied the
culmination of his narrative.
“Now just what do you went to
tnow?” he asked.
“I want to know bow all this is pos
ilble? How you are able to leave
•Pear Elam,** She Whispered “Dear
Elam.**
your business at a time like this?
'4/hut you meant by saying that some-
fhlr.g v> nit uolvg to happen quickly V’
•"I *4 » go «nd net married/* be urged.
h; • *Mmsl walls « of hia utteraaoe
I A
V
i duplicated In hit eyes. Tt# been work-
I Inc like forty horses ever since this
1 blamed panic set 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.
1 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
was Impossible. And why? Because
of the office. The office wouldn't let
me. And then ! made up my mind
that 1 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 1 couldn't
go out with you In the hills today. 1
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 was left to stare delight
edly at the Crouched Venue and on
around the room at Dede’s dainty poe
sessions, while she answered the tele
phone.
“It is Mr. Hegan." she said, on re
turning. “He is holding the line. He
says it is important."
Daylight shook his head and smiled.
“Please tell Mr. Hegan to hang up.
I’m done with the office and I don't
want to hear anything about any
thing.”
A minute later she was back again.
“He refuses to bang up. He told
me to tell you that Unwin Is In tha
office now, waiting to see you. and
Harrison, too. Mr. Hegan said that
Grimshaw and Hodgkins are in trouble.
That it looks as if they are going to
break. And he said something about
protection.”
It was startling information. Both
Unwin and Harrison represented big
banking corporations, and Daylight
knew that if the house of Grimshaw'
and Hodgkins went It would preclpi
tate a number of failures and start a
flurry of serious dimensions. But Day
light smiled, and shook his head.
He caught her by the hand and drew
her to him.
“You let Hegan hang on to that line
till he's tired. We can't be wasting
a second on him 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 was obdurate. He shook
his head and smiled tantalizingly.
“Nothing will be destroyed. Dede.
nothing. You don’t understand this
business game. It's doae on paper.
All 1 ctand for is paper. I've got the
paper for thousands of acres of land.
All right Burn 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 semebody
else holds it."
By this time Hegan had arrived In
an automobile. The bonk 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 gat with the
chauffeur.
"11l 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.” was Day
light’s greeting. “Sit down and reat
your feet. You sure seem to be In a
flutter."
”1 am,” the little Irishman snapped
back. "Grimshaw and Hodgkins mra
going to smash If something isn’t
dona quick. Why didn’t you come to
tha office? What are you going to do
•bout it?”
’’Nothing,” Daylight drawled lazily.
"Except let them smash, I guess. I'va
had no dealings with Grimshaw and
Hodgkins. I don't owe them anything.
Besides. I’m going to smash myself.
Look hero, 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 whole game.
I’m letting go of It aa fast as I can.
and a smash Is the quickest way to let
go. All you've got to do Is to protect
yourself and all our friends. Now you
listen to me while I tall you what to
do. Everything la in good shape to
do It. Nobody must gat hurt. Every
body that stood by ma njust come
through without damage. AJI tha back
(Copyright. ISIS. by |h« Ntw Tor* Herald Company.)
•Copyright. 1910. by the MacMillan Company.
"Use a Different Tone of Voice, or You'll Be Heading for a Hospital."
wages nnd salaries must be paid pron
to. All the money I've switched away
from the water company, the street
cars, and the ferries must be switched
back. And you won’t get hurt your
self none. Every company you got
stock in will come through—"
"What have you done to him?" He
gan snarled at Dede.
“Hold on there. Larry.” For the
first time Daylight’s voice was sharp,
w hile all the old lines of cruelty in bis
face stood forth. “Miss Mason Is go
ing to be my wife, and while 1 don't
mind your talking to her all you want,
you’ve got to use a different tone of
voice or you’ll be heading for a hos
pital. which will sure be an unex
pected sort of smash. And let me tell
you one other thing. This-all is my
doing. She says I’m crazy, too."
Dede stepped forward where she
oonfronted the two men.
“Walt.” she said. *‘l want to say
something. Elam, If you do this In
sane thing. I won't marry you. 1 refuse
to marry you."
Hegan. In spite of his misery, gave
her a quick, grateful look.
‘Til take my chance on that," Day
light said. “And now. Larry, you’d
better be going. I’ll be at the hotel In
a 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. Thla
smash Is going through. Savvee? I’m
quit and done.’’
Ho turned to Dede as soon as Ho
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 It 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 tne top of the steps,
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 Che steps.
CHAPTER XX.
< Three days later. Daylight rode to
Berkeley In bis red car. It was for the
last time, for on the morrow the big
machine passed Into another's pos
session. It had been a strenuous three
days, for his smash hod been the big
gest the panic had precipitated In Cal
ifornia. The papers bad been filled
with It. and a great cry of Indignation
bad gone up from the very men who
later found that Daylight had fully
protected thrir Interests. It was these
facts, coming slowly to light, that
gave - rlae to the widely repeated
charge that Daylight had gone In
sane. It was the unanimous conviction
among business men that no sane
man could possibly behave In such
fashion. On the other band, neither
his prolonged steady drinking nor his
affair with Dede became public, so
‘a*A i
the only conclusion attainable wag
that the wild financier from Alaska
had gone lunatic. And Daylight had
grinned and confirmed the suspicion
by refusing to see the reporter. He
halted the automobile before Dcde'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, for
it’s real expensive living In Oakland
these days. My board at the bote' 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 »ure
eat up the nickels.”
He paused, and waited, nnd looked
at her. Indecision and trouble showed
on her face. Then the smile he knew
so well began to grow on her lips 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 cscupe his
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’ro running away from cit
ies, and you have no kith nor kin, so
It don’t seem exactly right that we
should Rtart off by getting married In
a city. So here's the Idea: I'M 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 watting. And here's
another Idea. You bring your riding
togs In a suit case. And aa sopn as
the ceremony's over, you can go to
the 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 the
prettiest parts of the ranch the first
thing. And she’a 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 such a hurricane.”
“Well, ma'am.” he drawled, “I sure
hate to burn daylight. And you and I
have burned a heap of daylight. We've
been scandalously extravagant. We
might have been married years ago.”
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
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, the
pedestrian.
Fagan received 18 minutes' allow
ance and covered three miles one fur
long In that time. He was caught TOC
yards from the tape snd beaten uj
300 yards In 53 minutes 38 second* -
London Dally Mali
Race Between Man and Horse.
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liciously pure—<nfa
irst-Quenching j
Genuine as made by
LA CO.. ATLANTA, <*
Our new booklet, telling of Coca-Cola
i* vindication at Chattanooga, for the
& M asking. w
Marriage ia about tho only thing
that will cure some girls of giggling.
For contlveness and sluggish liver try
the unrivaled herb remedy. Oartleld Tea.
Patience is but lying to and riding
out the gale.—Beecher.
Tha woman who cares for a clean,
wholesome mouth, and sweat breath,
will find Paxtlne Antiseptic a joy for
ever. At druggists. 25c a box or soot
postpaid on receipt of price by The
Paxton Toilet Co., Boston, Mass.
Lots of It.
"They say a man's wife often makes
him, but Dingle’s wife will never be
able to put any push in that man "
“Just you wait until she gets a
lawn-mower in his bands."
Got a New Wife.
“Wombat is working like a horse.
He used to be rather lazy. Why the
change?’’
“He’s under a new management
His latest wife needs a lot of ex
pensive things."
To Explore Greenland.
Two expeditions are announced for
Greenland the coming summer. A
Swiss will try to cross the country
from west to east under the sixty
seventh parallel, and u party of Danes,
emulous of the Swiss, will make an
attempt to i the island at its
greatest width. 10 Uegr#‘es farther
north.
Repartee Off the Stage.
In the big Weber-Fields dressing
room Joe Weber and George Behan
sat tense over a game of checkers.
“I’m working him up to his part.”
murmured Mr Weber. In a kind
voice. “Ho must go on the stage in
a trantrum in a few minutes. Every
night 1 beat him a game of checkers
in here before his ontranre. It has
Just the right effect on him.” “Every
night you don’t beat me!” cried his op
ponent. “I owe you $1.90 In 12 weeks.
Is that much?" "Not so much, but I’d
bo glad to got if," suggested the
sweet-voiced Weber.
DIFFERENT NOW.
Blnce the Slugger, Coffee. Was Aban-
doned.
Coffee probably causes more bilious
ness and so-called malaria than any
one other thing—even bad climate.
(Tea is Just as harmful as coffee be
cause It contains cafTeine. the drug in
coffee).
A Ft. Worth man says:
“I have always been of a bilious tem
perament, subject to malaria and up
to one year ago a perfect slave to cof
fee. At times I would bo covered with
boil, and full of malarial poison, was
very nervous and had swimming in
the head.
“I don't know how It happened, but
I fina.ly became convinced that my
s rkness was duo to the use of coffee,
and a little less than a year ago I
popped coffee and began drinking
“r 1 hnvo not had a
boll, not had malaria at all have
gained 15 pound, good solid*weight
anc, know beyond all doubt this Is duo
to the ura of Postum in place of cof
fee. as I have taken no medicine at
*“■ cer tainly made healthy,
rod blood for me In place of the blood
hat coffee drinking Impoverished and
made unhealthy.” Name given by
Postum Co., Rattle Creek, Mich
Poatum makes red blood.
"There’a a reason." and it is ex.
plained in the little book, "The Road
to Wellvllle," in pkgs ad
cjs;* I **’ ,r ~' AuTTwag
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TmLuLK still.
Winnie—juy sister has a heaa
feet tall.
Willie—My sister has beaux i
out end.
GOT TO THE CAUSE.
And Then All Bymptoma of Kill
Trouble Vanished.
C. J. Hammonds, 1115 E First!
Fort Scott, Kans., says: "I wnsopfl
«*<l on for stone In the kidney but i
cured and some tlmo after, was W
ins so bad. I H
there must !><» uA
MmT er stone that
hare to be cut ect
decided to try Wj
Kidney ril!.< atd i
u Sidney a< i<n 11
proved riel t ad
Large quantities I
sediment and **
particles passed W
mo and finally the atone itjHf. r 4,1
dissolved, but still as bis as a t
With it disappeared all symptom*
diz.rinesa, rheumatism nnd beads*!
I have gained about 50 pounds
and feel well and hearty."
“When Your Hack Is
the Name—DOAN’S.*' 60c. all t'*
Foster-Mllburn Co., Buffalo. N V.
His Pose.
"Mrs. Hcwllgus, what is >° ur
hand's attitude on tho woman * u "
question?**
"One foot in the air, of course
one of the chronic kickers
Oarflcld Tea helps humanity th , '*j
over. Taken for liver an«l "•
troubles, billiouaness ami oonsttp*
A long oration goes lame ot
stretch.
Make the Liver,
Do its Duty
Nine times in ten when the » .
right the stomach and bowels are
CARTER'S LITTLE jfj&K
liver pills
gently but firmly
Pel a lary liver
do its duty.
Cures Con-^BEfr If VEI
H^d*ehe,S^
•®d Distress After Eating* «
SMALL PILL, SMALL DOSE, SMAU **
Genuine must bear Sigi‘ atU *
Why Pay SK>°J
Par acn for farm land when if*
land that will ptoduce as much or
•ere for s4t? Let me show .
®a (or inside Inf ovens don. V° \ *
T « V*. SIIQLER* *•*•* ‘
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