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THE BEE: OMAHA, MONDAY, JANUARY 3. 101G.
AUTHOR. OF "WHISPERING
SMITH," "THE MOUNTAIN
DIVIDE," "STRATEGY OF
GREAT RAILROADS," ETC.
COPYWOHT, 1913. BY fRANK H. SPEARMAN.
OF MOUNTAfG! RAILROAD UFE
STNOPSI8.
Little Helen HolmM, daughter of Gen
eral Holmea. railroad man, 4a reamed
from Imminent dsnirer on a acinic rail;,
mad by George Storm, a newsboy, tlrown
to young womanhood Helen make a
pectaculr double rescue of Htnrm, now
a freight fireman, and of her father and
his friends. Amoa Rhlnelander, f nanrlcr,
and Robert Seaarue. promoter, from a
threatened collision between a passenger
train and a runaway freight.
CHAPTER II.
A fight among the director and a bit
ter fight had been Indicated from the
moment the allotment of the atock Issue
of tha new Copper Kanre and Tidewater
cut-off Una waa discussed. It wan not
alone that the territory of the proponed
cut-off waa rich in traffic The aurvey
made by Holmes' engineer through a
wild country, hitherto reputed Inaccessl
ble, had developed a low-grade paaa
through the Superstition mountalna thai
would put tha Tldewater'a active rival -tha
Colorado and Coast line with Its
heavy grade and curvea, at a aerloua, If
'not Irretrievable, disadvantage, In Ha
fight for competitive traffic.
General Holmea, aeated In the library
of hta country home with his associate.
'Amoa Khlnelandor, took from hla morn
ing mall a letter from John IJ. Rhode,
chairman of hia executive committee,
which revealed the extent of the feeling
over the aituation. Holmea hendpd the
letter to Rhlnelander. Rhode had din
covered that their competitor already
had a surveying party out on recon
na'aance. endeavoring to locate the Tide
water paaa; having In view the reputation
for aharp practice of the Colorado linn
backer, he urged Hoi ma to keep a
clone watch on the original aurvey, now
in the general'! poaealon. until the
right-of-way ahould be definitely aecurrd.
He added that with hla party of the di
rector, he would arrive on a pe.cUil at
noon for the informal board meeting, at
which plan for financing the project
were to be arranged.
Through a compilation In financial ar
ranewienla. Holmea had been obliged to
put on hla own, the Tidewater line board,
a minority groun of directors led by
Rhlnelander' nephew, Keagrue, and 8ea
gri e's attorney, Capelle Heagnie waa
owner of a substantial Interest In the
CoHrsdn and Coat line Itself. Indeed,
hi meana were all tied up In It. It waa
th'a complication which caused tineal
nea In Holmea' mind and called for
prudence--not all thoae even of hla own
directorate could be trusted, In tha clr
rurratancea. not to connive agalnat hla
In'ea.
to give bad already been for the week
en.; t' e ho guest of Holmea. Ha waa
at flat moment aeated In the garden with
1I"I n Holmes' daughter and Helen W
tcli"; alternately amused and bored by
tlf po'ntlv forced efforta of tha eaat
,r, nfr )n himself and hla
ef !- r'xe- then once during hla atay
V"- - r'-f'fed to, listen aerloualy to
lil now lo annoy him, she pro
tein' d 'o wMer. a the blast of a freight
er-i" v'-'M'" sund-vl at the moment
thrni-o-b S Ml" whether that might
net be f"e---e Pti'm. one of her father'
m-nv rnHvir. m men to whom ah
ba-t lstet- rr-''r' - r" and gratui
ties e c -n bo"t 'hofn Heagrua
nlM? h-d T". t-d ti twit her. And
It ao c-aced fi- I' renlly was younn
Worm's trnl" ronnlng by them for th
psfs'p track. He had order to wait
there for the director' special.
Toward noon, Holmea and hla guests,
together with Helen, started for the sta
tion to meet the train. Ita arrival wa
the occasion of many greetings for Holen
from old New York frlenda who de
clared that the mountain sun and air had
wrought wonders for the once delicate
Rlrl.
It waa while ahe stood thus on tha plat
form aurrounded by her newly arrived
Itueets that a young enajlneman crossed
the platform, cap In hand. After a alight
hesitation he walked up to her as If he
would apeak. Again, a If undecided, he
hatted Just before Helen. She noticed
the rather grimy appearance of the stal
wart englneman, obviously Just from hla
cab, but did not look closely enough to
recognise Itlm. If ha waa pausing, as he
stood, for courage. It rose In him, for a-a
feer eye returned to him, he stepped
nearer to her: "I think 1? was you who
saved my life the other day," he aald
somewhat haltingly. Then be question
ing! held ovit hla hand. "Will you accept
my thanks T"
The moment he spoke, Helen knew htm
it waa Storm, tha flremaj of the freight
wreck. Indeed, she remembered him al
most . too well. Her'v face flashed with
embarrassment. Her guests, without
ratchnlg what he had aald, were critically
Inspecting the amoked engineer. , Some
thing like a wave of re sentiment swept
over Helen. Why ahould he choose this,
of all momenta, to speak to herT She
waa nulte Innocent of false pH1e; but her
frlenda could not possibly underatand the
aituation and Storm with real western
Impulsiveness had chosen. It seamed, the
meat Inopportune time possible to express
his giatitude.
Hut there waa hla outstretched hand-
should aba Ignore It T Anger swayed her
yet something within her, and some
thing In btorm'S eyes and his manner.
pleaded against cutting him dead. With
furiously red check, but sweeping aside
the coat, Helen put out her hand. "It
waa nothing," she aald quickly. "Do
not think of It." Then aha repaid
Ktorm's Impulsive stupidity, as ahe
thought It deserved, by catching at aomu
thing tieagrue waa Baying and fail'
ing to aee Htorm again. The engineer
had come up prepared really to aay hea
grately he waa; he founa himself, in a
fleet Inst aecond, already well launched
on the social toboggan and shootlny
toward the bottom of a long hill. Beagrue
almost before Btorm'a back waa turned.
was laughing at Helen and pointing to
her glove. The white, soft kid now
bore oeyond repair the heavy black
rti:u-r prints of tha nglnenmn'a hand.
Questions and bantering from her com
panion contributed nothing toward re
storm llcb-ri'e composure. But aa the
gio'ip moved to the waiting motor cars
the unostentatiously drew the offending
glove over her wrist and threw It away
one tir of ye watched the action
ilow iy; norm, collecting his wlta after
hi siMit.1 dUantt-r, noted what she had
tiou?. He too philosophical to r-v
mi.i liui-ad, crowing tn platform,
v tjr tiad diivea away, ut
picked up the discarded glove and put
It In hi pocket.
Nor did he, in hi turn, eacape un
seen. A one of the car whirled around
a nearby corner, Helen, looking back at
the ene of her annoyance, aaw Htorm
picking up something white; he knew It
was her glove.
On reaching home where the ladle
were tnken to their varloua room anil
Ihe rwn went to their buslneee Helen
Irom hrr own room overlooking the pass
ing trnik, watched the freight, bearing
Htorm, craw out and atop before the ela
tion for order.
Turning to her glas more thin once to
ace whether hi-r rheeka were atlll a
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rancol Our Allotment, Tlieii. We Will Fight, a Helen Btarted the Inglfng MemBer Off For
Help. 8 Thua Iei lhed the Man Who Had D lacorered the liHrat lUUlroad Vh Over the tfcnti
Denial Divide.
flushed aa tliey felt, ahe waa gratified
to ruid that the traces of her humiliation
had disappeared. Her mind, from which
ahe had tried to dismiss the whole Inci
dent, was now assailed by a rebellious
curiosity concerning what ahe had seen
happen on the distant platform, when
Btorm crossed It to pick up her glove. Aa
hla frank eye returned again and again
to her imagination, something seemed to
call her strongly, back to where ha still
was detained. She realeted longer; then
urrenderlng vto a sudden Impulse, ahe
ran down stairs, while her guests were
disposing themselves, stepped Into her
racing car, drova to the atatlon and
alighting Just as Btorm came out of tha
telegraph office, ahe, herself, began to
search at the edge of tha platform for
something. The engineer, aften an In
terval, deliberately joined her.
"You have lost something."
Helen glanced up with affected surprise,
"Nothing of moment. I missed a ring
when I got home," ahe fabricated lightly,
"end one of my gloves. I thought I might
have dropped the one with the other
here."
Storm's hand moved toward hla blouse.
then regaining his composure, he with
drew his hand, empty, and affected to
search along the roadway with her. , It
waa a brief duel of wlta. but one In
which the railroad man waa no longer at
a disadvantage. He waa aulta wlllin in
eearcb. as long aa she would linger and
Helen, more than a little Interested, was
capricious and did linger until Rtorm'a
slow sentences began once more to bear
too directly on the epiaode of the wreck
and his gratefulness: then with hiv
good-by she started for home and Ktorm,
ciimuing into his engine, nulled nut with
hla long train.
General Holmes, in the muntim, mi.
hla two Jealous arroiiDa of director." ...
striving in hla drawing room to arrive
wun tnem at a mutually iiif.iru
settlement of the proposed stock Issue.
in reserving SOOOO shares of this for him
aelf and hla friends. Holmea bad .Hot.
.(M to Heagrue and hla Wall atrcet as
sociates. This both Sear rue and Capelle
had bluntly refused to accept, alnce the
proposed Une would work havoo with the
inrougn and local traffic of the Colorado
at Coast road. Seagrue demanded intrf
and equal dlatrtbutlon of the new stock.
uoimee and Rhlnelander. after a long
conference, put the motion flatly to the
eleven directors. Seven of them supported
.resident Holmes' proposal,
Heagrue. white with anger, rose. 'Can
cel our allotment, then. We will fight."
"Tut, tut. Karl.:' protested Rhlne
lander. "That a no way to talk."
"We wilt fight." echoed Capelle. equally
wrought up. "Seagrue la right. If we
are to be treated In thla way, we'll paral
lel your tracks!"
Rhlnelander, Holmes and their associ
ates tried In vain to pacify tha two; their
efforta were useless. H,rd worda passed
and more threats were uttered; the meet
ing broke up In disorder.
Seagrue and Capelle retired to an ad
Joining room. Helen passed before them
down the hall. Capelle glanced at her
and looked toward Seagrue. Hla face
atretched Into one of hla hollow grin.
"Bad business tor you. Seagrue." he
said to hia companion. "If you can't
unload your Colorado and coast holding,
thla thing will put you pretty near out
of tha game."
"1'nload." anorted Seagrue, wrathfully.
"When that cut-off la announced Colo
rado stock won't sell for waste paper."
Helen repassed In the hall. Capelle
nodded toward her. "There' your beat
bet. Seagrue. Holmea would give his son-in-law
anything.'1
Keagrue looked glum. He hinted he
had already tried that out. and fruit
lessly, but spurred by hla friend's sue.
Kent ion. he determined on a further ef-
ron. Arter luncheon he attempted to
ren. w hla addresses.
Hut there aeenied about the aelf-willed
mrl a certain barrier of independence,
.i tilth try as he would, he could never
,eueiiale. "What a the matter, Helen T"
, 4
MVnv.
it i 'V4 Jl .
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he demanded at last. "You seem to take
everything I aay aa a Joke."
She repressed a little bubble of laugh
ter. "That's the spirit it's meant In,
Isn't' It r;
He wss too Irritated to be patient
Toward evening he essayed to be seri
ous again; again, she lightly evaded hli
advancea.
Late In the day, when walking past the
doors of the library, he saw Holmes
finishing a conference with Rhlnelander,
once 'mora roll up an Important docu
ment and place It within hla safe set.
Inside the library wall. Seagrue knew
too well what It was the survey of the
cut-off, the building of which by crip
pling htm financially, waa likely to
wreca; his hopes of a successful career.
It waa In thla sullen mood that Capelle
a few moment later encountered him.
They had been partners In mora than
one unscrupulous enterprise and had
learned to art value on audacity, , A
guarded discussion followed. Seagrua
moodily rejected one after another of
the auggestlona of the resourceful Capelle
until one startled him Into anger. He
balked Incontinently. "I won't stand for
safe-blowing," he muttered.
"Nothing: of .the kind suggested," re
turned Capelle, undaunted. And with the
whining arnlle that marked hla face In.
argument he continued: "I'll have two
good men here by 11:30 tonight, If you
aay the word. One of them can open a
aafe by the more click of the tumblera
All we want out of It la a "copy or the
cut-off aurvey. If we can get hold of
that we can get hold of their right-of-way
moat of It must come from Wash
ingtonbefore Holmes knows what's go
ing on, I'll make the copy of their sur
vey myself and return the original to
the aafe before morning with no one a
bit tha wiser. Why, aee here! You're
staying right lit the house. All you have
to do la to let them In tonight. Ar
you gameT Or are you' a whipped dog
right now I"
Seagrue listened with set face. The
low-toned conference lasted longer. At
Ita cloae the two aeparated. Shortly
afterward Capelle, In Keagrue'a motor
car, started rapidly for the city.
'At nearly 12 o'clock thnt night some
time after the house waa quiet Peagrue.
leaving hla room, went down to the
library. He unlocked the terrace doora.
Caprlle's men were outside. They entered
and Seagrue left them bofere the safe.
The criminal expert of the pair made
hardly more than a prctnse of dropping
the tumblera for an opening. He had
come prepared for any eventual'ty and
the moment he aaw the mechanism of the
lock waa unassailable, he directed Ms
companion, Hyde, to connect up the drills:
hia orders from Capelle were to open the
aafe.
Vpstatrs. Helen. In slumber, waa half
awakened by a whistle alanal. Ptorm was
bringing a freight train down the hill to
wait for tha midnight flyer. The rumble
of passing tralna rarely disturbed her.
Thla night a much slighter but an un
usual sound woke her completely. She
aat up a moment Uatenlng. It seemed
close someone waa In the house. Turn
ing on a light and dressing hastily, Helen
opened the hall door of her room.
She had been careful not to make the
allghteat noise In her movements. Un
fortunately the light behind her sil
houetted! her figure on the floor at the
foot of the broad flight of stairs. Spike,
keen-eyed, in the library, aaw It He
touched Hyde. "Douse tf he muttered.
Hyde extinguished the light. The two
paused, listened, walked Into the hall and
paused again. Then they started noise
lessly up the stair.
Guarded as they had been, Helen felt
their presence. With fast beating; heart
she ran to her window. Out In the night
she could aee the light of a torch. It was
Storm's light, carried as he worked
around hla engine. Catching up a small
Kervlng bell the ran out on her balcony
a id lying the brll to tV.e leitpho'ir wire
that connected witU tha tiuiu wires, ahj
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nrj'"n,,iTr'-iir,iirvri'ir'ifiiiii
" 11 " " 11 'LJ
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started the Jingling messenger off for
help.
The englneman. busy with hi work,
presently heard the alight Jingle, but
only to wonder for a moment what it
could be. The two criminals had en
tered Helen's room. The Instant she step
ped In from the balcony they caught and
overpowered her stifling her scream,
and In spite of her continuing struggle,
rudely gagging hor.
The bell again attracted Storm's atten
tion and ho waa puzxled to determine
what It might mean. Looking toward
Helena home he saw a bright light In
one of the upper windows. Then, of a
sudden, he saw more silhouetted against
the pane, a woman and a man were
atruggllng. He alarmed the crew and
ran swiftly up the hill for Oetieral
Holmea house.
In the Interval, leaving Helen help
less, the safeblowera descended the stalra.
Holmea and Rhlnelander had likewise
been awakened by the muffled sounds
of tne struggle and the two appeared In
the upper hall, Seagrue Joined them and
i with hla uncle hurried into Helen's room,
where she was trying to release herself.
Rut her father, turning down stulrs. had
Interrupted the two safe-blowers at the
very Ubrary door. The old soldier was
no match for the two men, but he
'tackled them together. He had hardly
begun to fight when he waa struck down
by a black-jack, and the two thugs, aur
vey In hand, made their escape. They
crossed the lawn, gained the shrubbery
close to the gate, and In the distance
aaw the headlight of tne midnight pas
senger train. Signal waa not one of Ita
stops, but the safe-blower ran hard for
the station and taking a long chance for
their getaway they recklessly, but safely,
boarded the running train as It slowed
somewhat for the bridge.
In the confusion within the household
Helen had been releaAfd. She had hys
terically told her story and as ahe and
her frienda rushed down atatra she en
countered Storm, who had helped her
dazed father to a chair. "Are you hurt,
daddy?" asked hla daughter anxiously.
"The old soluier was shaking, but he
gritted his teeth and rose sturdily to his
feet. The spirit of the fight waa still on
him.
"No." he cried, "and I've given one of
them a Jolt he'll remember. But Helen!"
in hla agitation he laid hia hand heavily
on hi daughter's ahoulder "thoae
damned acoundrel have got our survey!"
"They shall never get off with It,"
exclaimed Helen with flaah'ng eyes. "We
will catch them If it kills somebody."
Sbe gave her orders right and left for
caring for her father, calling the police
and for making the pursuit.
, The boarding of the moving passenger
train by the two men had not escaped
Storm'a eyes and a few words with Helen
were enough to clear things. The flyer
waa gone and the burglars with It, but
there waa a chance yet to get them.
Hastening with Btorm down the hill
Helen told him the whole atory. When
the two reached the aiding Storm asked
the conductor to put out a flagman to
protect the freight; he half lifted and
half pushed Helen up Into the cab and
the instant the fireman cut off the
engine, started In pursuit of the fast
receding passenger train. - '
Rut the stern chaae Is the long chase.
The freight engineer had aet htmaelf a
difficult task; one thing alone waa In
hia favor; everything else waa against
him. He wan running a light engine
against one pulling a atrong atiing of
eleeping cara. Rut hla own machine was
built for traction, not for speed, and he
was pitting It agalnat one' of the fastest
typea of engines on the dlviu'on. From
the time Btorm opened the throttle not
a device waa left untried to make hla
nonderoua engine go fast.
Helen, crouching on the fireman's box
with her eyea straining ahead Into the
darkness, or glancing across the hooded
llghta of the cab at the profile of the
client engineer, waited In vain for him
K look toward her. It soemed 1 1 if he
had forgotten her ex'stence. His atten
tion, for the moment, waa centered on
nolUiirf but the luiiific headway be had
easWasaW t'1
"f..u' imiejw ... i. ms
F'-ILII irinnt? annrinnnni
'Will WHKfofojk
attained and must maintain to win. and
hi reeling, thundering machine, seeming
awake to the relentless energy of Its'
driver, waa responding- like a thing alive
to hi iron will. A cry from Storm made
her look across toward him. She saw
his eyes regarding her but he wa point
ing K'lently ahead, and looking again
through her own window Helen's strain-..
Ing vision caught far ahead the faint
gleam of the red tail-lights.
From the top of the distant sleeping
cars Spike and Hydo had seen the threat
ening chase. Without a qualm, and
crawling along the swaying cars, they
made their way forward to tho engine.
They held up the engineer and, fireman.
Pplke understood enough of an engine
to take the throttle and he tried to run
away from Storm; but this proved a game
In which he had no advantage. Striving
desperately to Increase his speed be found
himself, as he glanced back from the cab
window, steadily losing ground. The race
was now more like the effort of a plow
horse to run away from a thoroughbred.
A last resort remained for the criminals,
and Hyde, at Spike's direction, climbing
back over the tender, cut off the coaches.
The engine pulled away from the train.
The air went on and the string of sleep
ers stopped abruptly. Close behind them
the freight engine was pounding and
lurching. Storm had barely time to apply
his air and pull up as he stopped and he
was nearly Into the hind-end of the ob
servation car.
When the passenger crew got outside
there were hurried explanations. Storm,
knowing every foot of the line, saw that
they had reached the longest passing
track on the dlvMnn and that by runn'n
oround the stalled train he still had a
chance to overtake his quarry. Throwing
his engine Into reverse he backed down,
took the rass'ng-track swljch and tore
past the standing cars after the fast-disappearing
engine. With all of Ita lights
extinguished, and atlll maintaining ter
rific speed. It wsa at a hopeless disad
vantage agalnat the skill of the man at
the throttle of the engine behind.
Overhauled and with defeat In sight as
the nose of the huge freight engine
crowded them, Hyde from the gangway
and Spike, turning; from the useless:
throttle, opened fire with their pistols on
t-elr pursuers. Hyde, firing his last shot
without effect. In his rage, hurled hH
heavy gun back at the other rah. It
crashed through the window where Heln
had aat an Instant before, but she was
now up and back over the eng'ne tank.
Aa Storm drew steadily abreast of the
runaway, she watched her chance and
with reckless daring sprang from where
she stood over to the tank of the pajs-
senser engine. The safe-blowers turned!
to meet I'cr. Stark and stack the engines I
were rushing toward the little Pan Pab'o
brMee. Put with Spike's and Hyde's at
tention turned from the passive engineer
and fireman In the cab, they were aud
denly attacked by both from behind. A
furious mlxup followed. Hydo, aa Helen
Jumped down at him, grappled with her.
Storui, eager In the Jumping gangway op
posite to them, aaw her peril. Catchlnl
up a wrench he hurled It with all his
force at Hyde's head; It flew true and
the thug sank under the heavy blow like
a bullock. Spike In the interval, tearing
loose from his assailants, gained the foot
plate and leaping up on the coal defied
them.
It waa for no more than a moment:
the engineer went plucklly after him.
Cornered, Spike looked ahead. They were
reaching the river and the enginea were
making a dixxy apeed. With the reck
lessness of a madman the criminal leaped
from the tender far out Into the stream
below. The allghteat miscalculation a
mistake of a tenth of a aecond In hia
reckoning would have cost htm hla life.
Yet he made his Jump without injury,
struck out for shore and gained the river
bank.
Escape was first in his thoughts. He
remembered the stolen survey in his
pocket. On the safety of thla, hia money
from Capelle dependent and hla first act
was to secret it near where he landed.
' The taro enginea in this time had been
brought to a stop and backed to the
bridge. "Get after the man that Jumped,"
cried Helen. "We must find him. Take
both banks of the river."
With one of the fireinent left to guard
Hyde, torm and the other fireman hur
ried down one river bank as the passenger
engineer took the other. Neither side af
forded more than a alight chance of con
cealment and Spike, starting from where
he had cached hia atolen document, waa
pounced on by Storm'a fireman. Hut
l Ike, a powerful uiau, had aUuoi fought
out for himself a second chance for es
cape when Storm bore him to the eaith.
Helen ran us. "Where's what you have
atolen?" rh-? cried, fjrioualy, as Spike
stood prisoner. Storm, without loss of
time, searched l.l.n. "Vou've stolen o-r
survey." exclnlmcd Hefcn, wrathfully.
"Where is It?"
l.-'plke shrugged his shoulrer. "I don't
known what you're talking ato.it," he
nv'ttered. "What do you fellows want
w:th me, anyway?" he demanded, look
ing from one to the other of the two
men. Impudently,
llondry Mag
They dragged him to the freight eng'ne
and with Storm directing, both engines
started buck to the passenger train. The
freight engine sounded n greeting to the
crew of the stranded flyer, and Storm
and Helen clattered past to their own
deserted train. Vti'.h Storm speed ng up
at his throtle Helen soon saw the sem
aphore of Signal station and with the
two prisionersi Storm and his fireman
returned with Hilen to the house.
Police officers were already in charge
and the safe blowers were turned over
to them. Helen, agitated and anxious,
wss met at the door of the library by
Amoa Rhinelander. His face was grave.
With a keen, questioning look her father's
friend laid his hand tenderly on her arm
a she attempted to enter the room.
"Stop, Helen," he sa'd In a constrained
tone. "Don't go in there Just now."
"I must; we've lost the survey."
"I know. I will look after everything.
Go upstairs, dear, for the present, to
your room."
"I must go In and search the safe,
Uncle Amos; If the survey Isn't there,
it's gone."
Storm stood near. She would have
pushed past Rhinelander, but again he
opposed her entrance.
"My child," Rhlnelander took her
within his arm, "we are under the orders
of the police. Nothing in the library must
be disturbed."
An awful suspicion gripped her heart.
"Father," she exclaimed intensely. "He
Advice to
"BY BEATBICS X AXBCTAX
Be Conservative.
Hear Miss Fairfax: 1 have been ac
oualnted with a young man for the last
six months. Recently he has told me
that he is married, and that his wife left
for the fer west. He asked me since I
am the eldest of the girls whether he
ran call on the family as a friend Just
the same, as he likes the family very
much. la It nroper for a family witi
young girls to have as a visitor a married
"ian, knowing that h doea not live with
Ms wife? ANXIOUS.
It Is not advisable for you to have this
man as a caller If you are Just a family
of young girls with no elders to chaperone
you. If your parents are with you and
the man comes very occasionally as a vis
itor to the whole family, that alters mat
ters. But it Is not a safe or sane thing
four young girls to have such a friend.
The world Judges harshly.
Don't GIvbIc.
Dear Miss Fairfax: Recently, while at
a friend's house, I was introduced to her
cousin, of whom I am very fond My
fr end has told me that he likes me, but
thinks I am too frolllcsome.
My parents tell me I might as well he
happy while I am young, as I am still
in my teens. I always see the comical
side of everything and find It difficult to
refrain frem laughlna. On the other
hand, I am downhearted to learn that
this young man fei h"t wsv.
CONSTANT READER.
There Is nothing more charming tVn
natural girlish happiness and mirth. But
nothing la more tiring than silly gi?gllng.
Cannot you find a happy medium 1 e-
tween what you think la being frolicsome i
and what the young man thinks Is too
frivolous an attitude toward life? It cer
tainly ought not make you unhappy to
think and converse seriously on oc a
Hons.
Aak Her to Pat Yon oat Probation.
Dear Mlsa Fairfax: A few weeks ago
I went to a dance with a few boy frienda
and drank a little too much. One of my
frienda who took me home knew my girl
friend and told her. I love the girl an i
I know ahe lovea me. I am sorry I made
that mistake. Can you tell me ho t
regain her confidence? rkil,l,y.
The girl who avoids a man who get1)
Intoxicated la very wise. If you are
convinced of your own regret for what
you have done and feel sure that you
have self-control enough not to drink
again, go to the girl and ask her to put 1
' 1 fi
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was hurt. Where Is he?"
Rhlwelander. avoiding her glance di
rected Into ' the half-darkened room,
motioned significantly to Storm. The en
gineer understood; but Jt was too late.
.Slipping with the strength and speed of
a fawn from between lite two men. Helen
darted Into the 1'brary. Those of the
fated household heard In the night an
agonizing cry; it rang far. She had found
her father all too soon and had thrown
herself beside liis dead body, where it
had beer placed on the couch beside the
fireplace.
Thus perished by the hand of a
wretched criminal a mere fleck of the
scum of our civilization this man who
had himself, and alone, discovered the
first railroad pass over the continental
divide.
Seagrue's ears echoed long with a
memory of that cry. Standing beside his
captured confederates he asked himself
whether the pi-ice had not, after all, been
too high.
Hut Spike, insenslhle to all but his
criminal instincts, drew close beside him
and asked him, unobserved, for a pencil.
But for the fear that his own neck might
be Jeopardized by an exposure, Seagrue
would have had done with his two mur
derous tools then and there, but he had
put himself in their power and dare not
refuse. Spike, despite his handcuffed
wlrsts, managed to scrlbole a note on
Seagrue's cuff, telling him where the
survey had been hidden. The officers
coming out of the library, marched their
prisoners away.
Alone In his room, the half-sickened
conspirator read Spike's message. Ho
paused and for a long moment pondered
his situation. It was not hard for him to
shake from his conscience his own re
sponsibility for the tragic outcome of his
villainy and Capello's. It was, he ar
gued, not what he had contemplated or
desired. It was Capelle's fault. Accidents
will happen sometimes fatal ones. The
game might still be his.'
(To Be Continued Next Monday.)
the Lovelorn
you on probation for six months or a
year and to give you a chance to prove
that you have learned your lesson. Con
vince her that for her you will master
this fault. That la the only way you
deserve her confidence and also the only
way you can win It.
The Clerk Can Tell Yon.
Dear Mlsa Fairfax: I have been Invited
to a silver wedding, and ask you what
would be an appropriate gift? As I am
a person of moderate means. I would
hardly be able to exceed $5. X. Y. Z.
Five dollars will purchase a very pretty
Tift in silver. In sterling it will buy a
pretty serving- spoon or fork or a little
loaf sugar tray or one of many novelties
a clerk will be glad to show you If you
state your price. In Sheffield It will pur
chase a sandwich plate or some slightly
more pretentious looking; gift than you
can get In sterling.
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