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IS A A?* i» & CONQUEST OF CANAAN By BOOTH TARKINGTGN. Author of "Cherry,** "Monsieur Bc&a* .w.irf," Etc. Copyright* 1C05, by U&rper & Brothers Happy Fear looked up from beneath the down bent brim of his black slouch bat. His eyes followed an Imperious gesture toward Ariel, gave her a brief, ghaBtly stare and stumbled Into the In ner chamber. "Walt!" Joe said cavalierly to Ariel. He went lu quickly after Mr. Pear and closed the door. This was Joseph Louden, attorney at law. And to Ariel it was like a new face seen in a flashlight—not at all the face of Joe. The sense of his strange ness, bis unfamillnrlty In this elec trical aspect, overcame her. She was possessed by astonishment. Did she know him so well after all? The strange client had burst In, shaken be yond belief with some passion un known to her, but Joe, alert and mas terful beyond denial, had controlled him Instantly had swept hlm'lnto the other room as with a broom. Could it be that Joe sometimes did other things In the same sweeping fashion? She heard a match struck In the next room and the voices of the two men Joe's, then the other's, the latter at first broken and protestive, bnt soon rising Bhrilly. She could hear only fragments. Once she heard the client cry, almost scream, "Joe, I thought Olaudlne had chased him around there ta do me!" And Instantly followed Loudon's voice:. "Steady, Happy, steadyl" The name "Olaudlne" startled her, andiv although she had had no com prehension of the argot of Happy Fear, the sense of a mysterious catas trophe oppressed her. She waB sure "Steady, Happy, tteadyl" grit ed that this was .the 5'. *H31audlne!" The volee of the hus tw»d: of ClaudIne was lllca the jolet offi®oeiain«ntlag overJ«rosal *""v WW wA V-3®i W\ "Ti-CA* thick lines of perspiration shining across tbe splotches. "Joe," he panted, "I've got Nashville good, and he's got me good too. I got to clear out. He's fixed me good, but he won't trouble nobody"— Joe was across the room like a fly ing shadow. "Quiet!" His voice rang like a shot, fuid on the Instant his hand fell sharp ly across the speaker's n\puth. "In there, Happy!" He threw an arm across the little man's shoulders and swung him toward the door of the other room. *^'ls 1 vv ^'lr N that something horrible had.happened. Itoe. went to the wlndowj touched th -'t, W-* shade, which disappeared upward Im Mediately, and lifted the sash. Th« 'w® front of a square building In the court jyf'tt 'house squttre was bright with? lights. werepasslnglnand out o( IT'W "UPW1*®1 Wftr» passingin and out of perate. Perhaps It was partly his very tb*M(ilnBtreet doors. Sl^rpmember-^desperatlon which had moved her. She H*]jWy, steadyl" ^But, Joe, If they git me, whafll aha 4fet aShe can't ho!d her job nolongei -oot'aSfterthis.w |and tbe two men th, the splotches had face, lwrtag^^O' "f Ariel.1 JHe- far1 -"aware a: great: S2f^- J*? 'ltae ®an'8 trem- aSid r~ ka two walked W^rm +t- his shoulders sturany ana stsaifasUy •ntered the door of the all. Joe took a deep breath. "Now we'll go," he said. "I must be quick." "What was It V" she asked tremulous ly as they reached the street. "Can you tell meV" "Nothing just an old story." He had not offered her his arm, but wejked on hurriedly a pace ahead of her, though she came us rapidly as she could. She put her hand rather timidly on his sleeve, and without need of more words from her he understood her insistence. "That was the husband of the wo man who told you her story," he said. "Perhaps It would shock you less if I told you now than if you heard It to morrow, as you will. lie's Just shot the other man." "Killed him!" she gashed. "Yes," he answered. "I-Ie wanted to run away, but I wouldn't let him. He has my word that I'll clear him, and I made him give himself up." CHAPTER XVI. HEN Joe left Ariel at Judge Pike's gate she lingered there, her elbows upon the upper most crossbar, like a village W' girl at twilight, watching his thin fig ure vanish into the heavy shadow of the maples, then emerge momentarily ghost gray and rapid at the lighted crossing down the street, to disappear again under the trees beyond, followed a second later by.a brownish streak a3 the mongrel heeled after him. When they had passed the second corner she could no longer be certain of them, al though the street was straight, with flat, draftsmaulike western directness, both figures and Joe's quick footsteps merging,with the night. Still she did H2t turn to go, did not alter her posl flon "nor cease to gaze Sown the "Him street. Few lights shone, almost all the windows of the houses were dark ened, aud save for the summer mur murs, the faint creak of upper branch es and the Infinitesimal voices of In sects In the grass' there was silence— the pleasant and somnolent hush, swathed In which that part of Canaan crosses to the far side of the eleventh hour. But Ariel, not soothed by this balm, sought beyond it to see that unquiet Oanaan whither her old friend bent his j,steps and found his labor and his dwelling—that other Canaan where peace did not fall comfortably with the coming of night a place as alien in habit, In thought and almost In speech as If It had been upon another continent. And yet—so strange Is the duality of towns—It lay but a few blocks distant. Here about Ariel as she stood at the gate of the Pike mansion the houses of the good (secure of salvation and dally bread) were closed and quiet, as safely shut and sound asleep as the churches. But deeper in the town there was Jight and life and merry, evil Industry, screened, but strong to last until morning. There were haunts of haggard merriment In plenty sur reptitious chambers where roulette I wheels swam beneath dizzied eyes 111 favored bars, reached by devious ways, where quavering voices offered song and were harshly checked. And through I the burdened air of this Canaan wan dered heavy smells of mttsk like that upon Happy Fear's wife, who must how be so pale beneath her rouge. And above all this and for all this and be cause of all this was that oue resort to which Joe now made his way—that haven whose lights burn all night long, whose doors are never closed, *»ut are open from dawn until dawn—the Jail. I There in that desolate refuge lay' Happy Fear, surrendered sturdily by himself at Joe's word. The picture of the little man was clear and fresh In Ariel's eyes, and, though she had seen him when.he'WaB newly come from a thing so terrible that she conld not re alize it as a fact, she felt only an over whelming pity for him. She was not even horror stricken, though she had shuddered. The pathos of the shabby little figure crossing the street toward the lighted doors "had toudieS her. Something about him had appealed to her, for he had hotseemed wicked. His face wall hot cruel, though It was des- had understood Joe when he told her titat this mab was bis friend and comr prehended bis great fear when he said: "I've got to clear him! I promised Wta'r Over and ovec Joe had reiterated 'Tve got to save himl Tve got tol" She had answered gently, "Yes, Joe,": hurrying to 'keep up .with him,~ "He's good man," he said. "I've known tew better, given bis chances. And Bane of thb -would have happened ex cept for his old time friendship foe. me. It was his Ioyalt*3«h, the rarest ud absurdest loyalty)—that made thb. Ant trouble between him wad the man be shot. Pve got to claar blm.M -^Wlil it be hardf* "They may, make It so, I can only ai« part of it surely. When his wife toft the office she met Cory on the street You saw what a pitiful kind of fool she was. lrresponslble and help leas and feather brained. T^iere are ^tboasah4 of,women fike tt^at e^«ry' whn«~sbm« o^ them ar» 'cotirt beau- |.^a»-My~a«iai Uns aM^ mlx thihu up, feut ttwy art most danger- -9 «s£. 1? W1** ^*-1* IW, «ayabo Being peacemaker between 'two such nice gen'tlcmen as Mr. Cory and Mr. Fear.' Her commonest asseveration— quite genuine, too—Is that she doesn't like to have the gen'lemen making trouble about her. So the poor Im becile led him to where her husband was waiting. All that Happy knew of this was in her cry afterward. He was sitting alone, when Cory threw open the door and said, 'I've got you this time, Happy!' His pistol was raised, but never fired. Ho waited too long, meaning to establish his case of 'self defense,' aud Fear is the quick est man I know. Cory foil Just Inside the door. Ciaudlne stumbled upon him as she came running after him, crying out to her husband that she 'never meant no trouble that Cory had sworn to her that lie only wanted to shake hands and 'make up.' Other people heard the shot and broke Into the room, but they did not try to stop Fear. He warned them off and walk ed out without hindrance and came to me. I've got to clear him." Ariel knew what lie meant. She reaj ized the actual "Thing as It was and, though possessed by a strange feeling that it must all be mediaeval and not possibly of today, understood that he would have to fight to keep his friend from being killed that the unhappy creature who had run Into the office out of the dark stood in high danger of having his neck broken unless Joe could help him. He made It clear to her that the state would kill Happy If it couid that it would be a point of pride with certain deliberate men hold ing office to take the life of the little man that if they did secure his death It would be set down to their efficiency and was even competent as campaign material. "I wish to point out," Joe had heard a candidate for re-election vehemently orate, "that in addition to the other successful convictions I have named I aud my assistants have achieved the sending of three men to the gallows during m.v term of office:" "I can't tell yet," said Joe at parting. "It may be hard. I'm so sorry you saw hll this. I" "Oh, no!" she cried. "I want to un derstand!" She was still there at the gate, her elbows resting upon the crossbar when a long time after Joe had gone there came from the alley behind the big back, yard the minor chordings of a quartet of those dark strollers who never seem to go to bed, who play by night and playfully pretend to work by day: Tou know my soul Is a-full o' them-a trub-blls Ev-ry mawn! I cain' a-walk wlthouten I stum-blls! Then le'ss go on— .• Keep walkin' on! These times la sow'owful, an' I am pow' owful Sick an' fo'lawn! She heard a step upon the path be hind her aud, turning, saw a white wrapped figure coming toward her. "Mamie?" she called. "Hush!" Mamie lifted a warning hand. "The windows are open," she whispered. "They might hear you!" "Why haven't you gone to bed?" "Oh, don't you see?" Mamie answei ed In deep distress. "I've been sitting up for you. We all thought you were writing letters In your room, but after papa and mamma had gone to bed I went In to tell y.ou gopd night, and you weren't there nor anywhere else, so I knew you must have gone out. I've been sitting by the front window waiting to let you in, but I went to sleep until a little while ago, when the telephone bell rang, and he got up and answered It. He kept talking a long time. It was something about the Tocsin, and I'm afraid there's been a murder downtown. When he went back to bed I fell asleep again, and then those darkies woke me up. How on earth did you expect to get in? Don't you know he always locks up the house?" y-i. "I could have rung," said ArieJ. "Ob, oh!" gasped Miss Pike, and aft er she bad recovered somewhat asked "Do you mind telling me where you've been? -1 won't, tell blm, nor mamma. either. I think, after all, I was wrong yesterday to follow Eugene's advice. He meant for the best, but I"— "Don't think that. You weren't wrong." Ariel put her arm round the other's waist. "I went to talk over some things with Mr. Louden." "I think," whispered Mamie, trem bling, "that you are the bravest girl 1 ever knew—and—and—I could almost believe there's some good Dr.' him since yon llke blm so. I know there Is. And I—I think he's had a bard time, want you to know I won't even tell Bugene." "You can tell everybody in the world/' said Ariel and kissed her. (To Be Continued.) HAD AN AWFUL TIME But Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy Cured Him. with pleasure that I give you this unsoliciwiif testimonial. 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