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some vast surprises for Verne. For
wink since you left Aren't you ml**-
several days he had not received any
Ing me?" and her vole* trembled just
word from Leila III* uncle, too, was
the least bit.
strangely silent. Then them appeared
“Oh. Dan. It's all over now, ain't
at Truxton a young lawyer who some
It. our tiff?” the began eagerly, catch
times did business for Mr. Tresham.
ing his arm impulsively and presstug
"You are to return home al once,
her face against his coatsleeve, kiss
said (his visitor.
ing the unresponsive broadcloth again
"But thn lawsuit here?” remon
and again. “We're making up; we'll
By GRACE B. WHARTON.
strated Verne. “I have got It In just
go home together. It'll all be different
thn right shape, I am familiar with
after this, and I'll see you at the break
Its detail* and can certainly bn of use
fast table murulngs now," she flulshud
Verne Tyson roused up with a start. regarding It."
"Dan." she began again, "1 don't be He rubbed his eyes, he shook himself.
But the lawyer very gravely and
Illustrations from Photographs of the Stage Production
lieve you've had a decent cup of cof Then ho stared across the table where seriously reiterated the unqualified di
fee since you left home. I'd like to his club acquaintance, Colonel Reeve* rection from Mr. Tresham, so Verne
make you a cup uow. myself," and so-called, should have been. No col returned to Midvale.
It waa an Inexplicable and chilling
in, walking Into tho middle of the she looked reflectively around the sen onel. Then beyond that lit the spot
ator's library as If she thought there where last ho had aeon the volatile, reception that awaltud him. He had
might possibly be some opportunity never-to-be-forgotten Madam« Hon never seen hl* uncle so distant.
"This is not at all true."
Daniel 81«!« suddenly advances from a
to brew a cup of coffee right theu and tense Vassour Gone A discreet walt-
penniless miner to a millionaire.
"Yes, I sent for you." ha said stern
ambitious to be-vni« governor of the
er. napkin on arm, approached, Ilts ly. ‘T supposa 1 need not tel) you
etale. His simple, honie-lovin* wife falls Strickland
"Cotue on home, father." she urged, well trained face expressed a mild why," and he passed across the table
to rise to tha new conJtl ions. Slade meets
"Well, boy*, we're all agreed.” de
Katherine, daughter of Senator Strick
Merritt "It's one for all. calling him by the name of the old. Inquiry, a strong suggestiveness of between them three checks for ten
land. and aees In her all that Mary la not. clared
old days, when they had both dreamed being of service.
Blade decIdea to separate from hl« wife then—”
thousand dollar* each. They boro
■ml lakes rooms at hl» club. His deser
of little one* in their home, and pat
“How long have I been here?" asked dates a few day* apart and th* can-.
tion ot his wife and his constant atten
ting hi* arm lovingly, tenderly. “Mad Verne abruptly.
celled stamp of tho bank. They had SELLING TURKEYS IN TEXAS
dance on Katherine Strickland causes excitedly.
Editor Merritt Is won
been made out payable to self or bear-|
"Hip! Hip!" began Merritt, when at me yet?" ehe questioned.
"Three hour«, sir.”
over to the support of Slade because he
Slade winced under the gentle touch
er. and they had been cashed through , lutchsr Makes Customers Believe
cannot otherwise supply the money for a the door opened and the butler an
of her hand on bl* arm. aud found it
Kuropean trip demanded by Mrs Mer nounced:
Rival Is Unfair in Selling Fowl
* bank at Truxton.
Katherine agrees to marry Slade
necessary to turn away from the tace
With Lege Cut Off.
"Well?" questioned Verne, looking
when tlie Utter sets a divorce.
"And the others?" demanded Verne,
that was so sweet and penitent
Have«, in love with Katherine, hae a
stormy session with the latter over her
"No," he stammered, "I'm not mad
Speaking of the unsophisticated the
man's lips died a sudden death They
conduct toward SUde
"They joked about your siesta and got to do with me?"
looked at each other In consternation at you, only this 1» no place to talk seemed to think it sport to give you
"Have you tho audacity to ask." tlhor night, Congressman Robert L.
"Mr*. Slade!“ gasped Merritt. about our troubles"
challenged hl* undo slormlly. "Ids- letiry of Texas related how a young
"Well, we'U go along home,” she the surprise of waking up alone."
"So," muttered Verne, and his face ten—! know all. You forged my name rife went to a butcher shop to buy
She turned to him with a bitter
The eyes turned toward the door
to those check* You alone can Imi i turkey.
“No, I can't come now. You'd bef showed that he did not Ilk» tho sit tate my handwriting so cleverly, for The price named for the bird, the
laugh. "I'm through with you—and saw a tiny, gray-garbed woman, with
your insults,” and she fled from the great, questioning brown eyes, heel ter let Rob take you home.' and he him to his hat and gloves, bowed his on occasion* I have warranted your ■ongressman said, was 26 cents a
tating in bewildered fashion as she started tor the door.
using my signature. You alone had xiund, whereat tho young wife h »sl
Mary started after him, clutching at thanks for a careless liberal tee. and
Katherine did not go a moment too found herself confronted by a room
access to th« check book In my safe, ated.
soon, for scarcely had the folding ful of men. Her gown with Its tight bls arm.
and those three check* were torn out "Isn't 26 cents rather «high?” she
into the street.
door* closed behind her when the basque and full skirt was dowdy and
"If I remember
"It wasn't the wine—I didn't touch from the back of my check book."
door from the smoking-room swung badly cut, in marked contrast to the !* now—1 must—1 must." she declared
price across the way Is
open, and with noisy talk the few re fashionable, clinging gown* of the vehemently.
"Very well, Mary, us far as my for tho colonel and his iudy friend tested. It waa of no avail. Ills uncle 13 cents
maining members of the dinner party women who had graced the room a
go. I've arranged my life differ were positively brilliant this evening. sworo that unless ho went awsy to a "With the feet on. I suppose." wrfs
short time previous. Her white gloves
distant solitude he would disown him he quick response of th« butcher
It wns that woman's eyes!"
In her agitated condition, even Kath were a fraction too short to meet her
V«rnn found th» Boyd homo shut "No." hesitatingly returned th« css-
“Differently? Differently? Haven't
erine would have found it difficult to short sleeves, and left exposed thin
l-ella had been sent omor, "I think the feet were cut off”
less of the woman The former lived against him
regain her composure sufficiently to arm* and pointed elbows. But the ten 1 given tnF‘
away to a relative convinced of hl* "That's Just what I thought!" was
meet these men.
der face, with Its sweetly expressive
he confident declaration of the butch
The lady was his cousin, he had said guilt, his uncle claimed
Ex-Governor Hibbard was in a par mouth, was unchanged. The lovely say this, but you force me.”
A broken man. confronted by a my»- »r. as he began to wrap up th« bird.
ticularly happy frame of mind. The eyes were more appealing, as Ailed
cry time they spar ury he could not fathom, Verne re 'When we sell a turkey, madam, we
senator's excellent viands and the sen with wistful shyness, they gazed about long breath, as if nerving herself for
mained In seclusion for a week On» toil feet and all!"- Philadelphia Tele
an ordeal. "You're going to say some
ator's choice wines and the senator's the room.
evening a visitor was unuounc»d. It graph.
“I'm afraid it's a little late for me
Havanas had succeeded in making him
as* Mrs. Vassour.
feel well satisfied with the world in to come," she managed to say. a* the
A Rapid Thinker.
She was pale, wretched locking
general and with Slade in particular. senator came up to her with out get things back just the sama as they
She inquired of Vern» whore ho had “Dableigh seems to have nn answer
were before—«ujything. There's noth-
His round face was flushed and his stretched hand.
Inst seen Reeve». II» told her ut wady for everybody."
“Thl* Is an unexpected pleasure.” Ing you could ask me I won’t do—
string tie a trifle awry.
“I'm sorry to savate had one ready
She »aid ho hud disap
“Had a good time, senator.” he said, the senator assured her with an ur-
inn this morning."
removing his cigar, "but there were bane smile. “Ger.tiemen. Mrs. Slade." aud she sank weakly Into a chair.
the wretch "What wan it?"
dear madame,” and Mer-
too many swallowtails here for me to
who had borrowed all her money and “I asked him if he would lend me
night When I was governor of the rltt greeted her effusively, “I'm glad rupt “Thia separation Is permanent
t *lvespot and ho answered ‘No* bo
left her penniless
state I never wore one. No. nor a plug to know that the reports to the sena Nothing’s going to change IL”
for thn adventur- bro I could tell him how necessary It
ess. Ho Inquired gently as to her »as for mo to have It."
blank, amazed stare. “Why, Dan.
”1 never wore one, and I never health Is now—er—”
necessities and tendered her some
"Oh. I never felt better In my life, who's talking about separation?
will." seconded Colonel Smith, a typ
money. She took It, started to leave
ical long, lean, lanky westerner, with
“Ro you don't care for those fancy
the Inevitable western cut beard and
pul»» stirring her, returned to bls «red dogs’"
Hayes hastened to the little wom you that night It was for good
balr a bit too long.
"Oh. I suppose they're not so bad
all, Mary, We can't get along togeth-
"Governor, you're right." and Strick
er »nd I've made up my mind to IL
"You uro a gentleman and a friend.” is they might be.” replied th» weary
land gave each man a resounding slap
she said, her voice quivering. "I con ooklng man. "I'm glad wo don't have
on the shoulder. "Colonel, stick to to see a familiar face. At she turned
llnosaure and pterodactyls nowadays,
“You mean to say you haven't
your guns. They're a nuisance. Now,
dy wife would be sure to want on*
missed yer home? You haven't want*
boys, forget your homes and your
ed me to give tn? You mean what’s
A past mistress In the art if them for a pct."
trains. The others are all gone, Let the dowdy little figure his eye* dark
happened is for the beetF*
hypnotic, she had placed him under
us, the ringleaders, adjourn to the ened and an angry scowl appeared on
Laid In a Supply.
tho influence of her power ’hat eve
dining-room and over one of my
Mary gazed at him tn bewilderment
ning at the cafe garden
She bad Newedd—This milk Is much better
sion and hastened to urge the men to
'You're not the man I ts'ked to flv*
forced him to reveal all about bl* han what we've been having.
The governor patted his stomach follow him Into the dining-room.
weeks ago. I don't know you. It
and the details of his business. Mrs. Newndd—Yes. dear. 1 got It
tenderly. The mention of the sena
must be the people about you—or
While ho was' at Truxton she had rom a- new man II» guaranteed that
How Long Have I been Here.
tor's punch was all that was necessary
visited Mr. Tresham. Upon him she t was perfectly pure, so I bought
to weaken his desire to catch a train.
Like a flash the possibility of en kled they gave him an unaccountably had worked her spoil also. Uncon nough to last a <|>tiple of weeks —
• “Ah! Strickland's punch! I'm with
other woman came into her mind. uneasy feeling, She was pretty, witty. sciously he had produced tho check logton Evening Transcript.
to meet her husband's angry eyes.
"Well. Dan, I'm here," and she But she dismissed it as quickly as It winning in her ways, She was intelll- book and followed her directions
"Now, gentlemen,” Interrupted Mer- looked pleadingly up Into
When Money Falls.
the unln- had come. 8he would not tnsult him gent, too. The conversation bad drift Reeves had cashed the checks at
rltt In a business-like manner, "before viting face.
—or herself—or their love by such a ed towards the occult, hypnotism and Truxton and bad disappeared with th* “And can I have the captain's cab-
-we split up tonight it’s understood
n?" demanded the very rich gentle-
"I've given in," she went on. "It’s suggestion.
all that during the little refection. money.
we’re all Slade men?"
”1 am another man from the one Then—then—
been a struggle, but I’m here. Why,
“All Slade men!” wae the unanl- I've been thinking all thl* evening, you married,” Slade agreed, “but you
“I went to sleep,” reflected Verne, Mrs. Vassour, "but 1 know hla old "Not exactly," replied the booking
mous shout from the colonel, the ex while I was gettin’ dressed. I'd
glve wouldn't see it."
“and I remember my lady's glowing associations, and If you promise not derk. “I can give you a chicken coop
Governor Hunt, pious old Pop Hart a dollar to see the look on your
"Is It my fault that I married a rnan eyes the last thing. Brr-rr! it is un to prosecute me ! will assist in run <r a nice place in the coal bunkers "
when you eaw me here, Dan, and who’s turned into somebody else?" canny. Perhaps she tried the art mes ning him down."
And the other passengers smiled.
"And we're preparing to cope with know that you got your own way. Stary argued, fighting, fighting for her
Which was done, and nearly th*
Slade's domestic trouble should it Dan—I've—well—I've given in, fa life, her happiness—for him. “I mar meric on me. I'll go and see Leila
An Arbitrary Proceeding.
whole of the money recovered. Then,
come up. and it will," went on Mer- ther." And, turning to Rob with an ried you, Dan. 1 married a poor young and forget all about it."
To Leila he was affianced. Society amid the amazing manifestation that "Pa, what doe* it mean to be called
expectant little smile, "Do I look all
saw an ideal love match in their pros tho signature to the checks was hl» o tho colors ?”
"The devil, Strick!” broke in the right, Rob?”
helped him along. We started fair,
"In autocratic countries, son, II
pective union. The Boyds were own, Mr. Tresham waa more than con
colonel. “Can’t It be patched up un-
"1 think you do,” Hayes replied. Dan. but this ain't fair," lapsing more wealthy and Verne was the heir of trite. Ho gave tho entire amount re neans much tho same thing as your
til after election?”
his uncle, the richest rnan in the dis covered to bls nephew, and Leila b» nother tolling you to do somethin*
The senator was
"Will you take Mrs. Slade home, lect as her excitement rose. "You got trict. The wedding bad been set for camo a happy bride.
ou don't want Io do and threatening
unctuous but Arm. “We must take Robert?" Slade broke in.
beyond me, but it was because I
o dust your Jacket If you don’t.”
two weeks ahead.
Slade as we And him or—drop him.
"It’s very late,” Hayes pleaded as
invisible, But Supporting.
It was fortunate that Leila had torn»
We're in the hands of a peculiar and he put his band lovingly on the little while you went out and got helped and
The most wonderful part of a plant
dominant personality. We can’t make woman's shoulder,
learned. Cooking didn’t learn me. I other callers that evening, for Verne
these big fellows to order.”
"Yes, I know It Is,” Mary agreed, didn't even know I was behind th* felt dull and uncompanionable. He Is usually that which is not vialblo
“What I can't understand,” com still not realizing what a fiasco her times or unsatisfactory until one day could not shake off a certain apathetic, The roots act not only as anchors tc
lethargic feeling that oppressed him. hold the plant firm In the ground, bul
plained Hibbard, throwing the etub first attempt to enter into social life you—”
Leila noticed it, and when he left she as wandering mouths, picking up food
of his cigar into the fireplace, "is why wae. •‘I've been outside for half an
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
and drink for their parent.
they can't get on together."
hour—just tryln’ to make up my mind,
"We shall be alone tomorrow eve-1 Roots travel amazing distances it
"Take it from me, gentlemen. It’s but sb long as you’re here yet—why—” KINDLY WORD MEANS MUCH
search of their requirements. A tlrrv
her fault,” exclaimed Merritt, as much
"There aren't any other ladies pres
But something prevented. The fol her merchant, excavating for a sewei
In favor of Slade as he had previously ent,” Hayes tried to explain, "and I World Would Be Happier and Better
lowing morning Mr. Tresham, Verne's in Gloucester, found an elm root on«
been opposed to him, now that Fannie think perhaps—"
If Approbation Were More Freely
uncle, sent his nephew away on a busl and a quarter Inches in diameter and
was appeased with the money for her
"You'd better go,” Slade finished
ines* nl I salon to a city a day's journey 63 feet long running through a bed ol
trip to Europe.
for him, but not in his conciliatory
"She's preparing to desert
It Is often told that Engene Field distant. It covered a stay of some sawdust from the tree to the nearest
now,” Strickland assured them.
"But you don’t understand,” Mary one day wandered Into a basement weeks, where attention to a lagging water, the Gloucester and lierkele)
objected, “He doesn't understand,” restaurant, sat down at a table, put lawsuit would require constant vigi canal.
The aggregate length of root throws
"Well, we can’t blame him for be she turned to Hayes In a perplexed his chin in bls hands and gazed mood lance.
Verne wrote a hurried note to Leila out by some plants Is almost incred
Ing deserted," agreed Hibbard.
way. "My being here tonight means ily into space, relates the Youth’s Com
“You bet we can’t! My wife de I’ve given in,” and she looked up panion. A waiter came up to him, arid explaining the situation. Mrs. Vas ible. A cucumber will, within it«
serted me,” declared the colonel with searchlngly into her husband's forbid- after the manner of his kind enumer sour passed out of his mind, but she short life of about half a year, throw
an attempt at facetiousness, "and she ding face, “I’m going out with you ated the long list of dishes that were was revived temporarily two days out from ten to fifteen miles of roots
Clover roots will go straight down
didn't do it a day too soon, either. every night, all the time, whenever ready to be served.
later, when to his surprise Verne met
“No, no,” said Field, dejectedly, "1 Colonel Reeves on the street In Trux to a depth of six to nine feet If
I've gone right ahead ever since.”
you want me, balls, parties, dinners,
require none of those things. All I ton.
search of moisture, and coltsfoot, qn<
“Now, then,” went on the industri everything."
ous Merritt, “three of us own papers.
“Heard you was hero on business," of the most powerful and persistent
"Will you Bee Mrs. Slade to her car want is some sliced oranges and a few
Mother—Willie, why will you pen
These are our points: Mrs. Slade Is riage?" Slade turned to Bob, ignor kind words.”
spoke Reeves familiarly. "Some busi of weeds, sends its suckers down tc
list In tolling such fibs?
Whether or not the Incident be true, ness of Importance likely to keep mo an even greater depth.
■—er—er—a woman who has no sympa ing his wife's detaining hand.
Willie—Well, dad says that's ths
thy with her hueband—rhuns public
it is suggestive. Unquestionably, deeds hero for a week or two. If you are
"Yes, but,” Mary began to object
inly way to git along wid you.
life—Is never seen—refused even to
“Toeing the Mark."
"It's necessary that I join these gen weigh far more than words, and yet it going to make any kind of a prolonged
eee me. And no sympathy for him, tlemen," Slade Informed her coldly.
is almost tragic to think how much stay, we can find pleasant mutual
Tho phrase "toeing the mark ls o!
don't forget that.”
"Take her at once,” he commanded happier and better this struggling quarters down at tho Ramblers club." fairly ol<’ and somewhat obscure orl
world would become if kind words
“Yep! Just like my wife,” grunted Hayes.
Verne thought not any too much of gin. Several different opinions art “Will you give me your name,
were more often heard. We all. every Reeves, but time was likely to hang held ns to how it originated, but the ilease?” asked the young lady who
Hay«« started toward the door.
"I don’t see how the public can
"Cail me when you’re ready, Mrs. day, come In contact with those who heavy on his hands, the colonel was derivation moat generally accepted It «as making a Jlst of those present.
blame him,” declared Hibbard.
Slade. I'll wait in the hall," and he are In Eugene Field's state of mind. good company and some very pleas that It comes from an old fashfot “Excuse me," said he between
"They can’t,” asserted Hart.
They are in our own homes; mothers ant days passed.
among mllltnry men In drilling to draw rtushes, "but I will have to plead
“Why, she's a semi-invalid,” amend
Slade thrust bls hands deep Into bls and fathers and children. They are
“My cousin, Mrs. Vassour, Is still at a lino upon tho ground and make th« hat this is not leap year."—The Patil-
pockets and looked at his wife in a behind counters of stores; they are Midvale," announced the colonel one ♦ompany "dress" by toeing this mark Inder.
"My wife hasn't seen her out since puzzled way.
She was nervously employes on trains; they are servants day. "By the way, she wrote me that The phrase thus acquired tho moan
she drove him out of the house five pulling off her gloves and beginning in kitchens; they are everywhere, and she met your uncle -at a- reception. Ing of "standing up” to somethin#, ant
Nothing to Fuss About.
weeks ago," declared Hart.
to realize that her visit was, for some their name is legion. A word of ap Fine old gentleman. He was very at so became used In quarrels, when ont “I'vo boon a model husband for six
“Good! We'll use that,” exclaimed unexplained reason, scarcely the suc preciation would brighten the whola tentive and courteous toward her."
of the parties would phallengo th« non tha.”
day and would make it easier for them
Merritt, eagerly. “A semi-invalid— cess she had planned it to be.
If Verne had not known that his other to stand up to him. Even now “That's a fine record.”
when she’s ready to be moved she
"In God's name, what did you come to keep on trying.
rich relative was a confirmed bach adays In Home of the country district) "And my poor wife finds life so dull
will be taken away at her own request. here for, Mary?” Slade finally de
elor, he would have felt uneasy. As In Great Rrltaln It is customary foi he's about to die of ennui."
I'll publish It myself. 1’11 start the ball manded.
Ho Didn’t Know It
It was, when he wrote to his uncle lads when quarreling to provoke tholi
»-rolling. Why, gentlemen, the world
“What did I come here for?” she
Counsel for the Defense (to client ho jocularly expressed the sentiment opponents Anally to the encounter bj
ought to pity that man.”
repeated blankly. “What did I come who has been dozing during the ver "beware of the vidders!" and gave drawing a line upon the ground ant "I think that chap would like to buy
Hayes bad stood the conversation here for? Why, to please you. I diet)—Wake up and get out. You're his uncle a hint that Mrs. Vassour
telling them to "toe tho mark.” Tht ny placo. I'vo been cracking up the
as long sb he could.
thought you’d be glad. I Just can't acquitted!
was scarcely en regie with upper crust meaning of the phrase as now general aluo in groat shape.”
“Do you realise that you're attack stand It with you living out of the
The Accused—Lor’ lumme! Wot!
ly used Is to come right forward ant "Why, you fool, that’s our new tax
ing this wonia» unjustly?” be broke house, Dan. Lord, I haven’t slept a Not guilty?—Sidney Bulletin.
gees sori"» -Judge.
At the end of two weeks there came | "stand up” to anything.
A Novelization of
Alice Bradley's Play