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SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 1006".
TJfE SffiRNIXG ASTOJIIAX, ASTORIA, OREGON.
I A CAPTAIN IN j
4 Hjr George Carry EgiUitoq 4
I (Continued from Ui Week.)
CuiUlii Hull'tird Duncan, ,C. S. A
take pitrt la tint Imt fltht, at Appo
mattox, and leave the array, )1 then
tleUrmliirs to go to Cairo, 111 Although
Wi'll educated and ft lawyer, Captain
Duncan In without family op money,
mid work lit pK to Cairo. Kara
lis invti Captain lTftllam'a eotUm from
fire, ami C plain Hallam. t modern
"captain of Industry," bin Captain
Duncan, and qui kly advance ' In"
employer' Umatlof). lit save Cap'
tain Utilliun'a vta fleet from dnntruetlon
by a atorm. and I made a partner by
Captain lUllmri, youiitf man In
come toran of good among the young
men of Cairo. Durbar Verne, a young
lady, run the boarding liount In which
Captain Duncan take hi meali, Cap
tain Duncan U thanked by Barbara for
saving her from annoyance by mlnchlev
out boy. J I determine to call upon
Captain Duncan Invite Rarbara to a
dance, He incur the enmity of Napper
Tandy, a cepitalht, a rival of Captain
ilitllam. by making of the latter' coal
mine a paying property, in competition
with one of Tandy'a propertie, At
the root mine Duncan meel an old
acquaintance, Dick Temple, now working
a a miner. Dlok Temple auggeiti a way
to fnorae the output of the mine and I
appointed engineer. XVI Duncan, who
I in love with Barbara. Napper Tandy
attempt to bribe Duncan. Duncan pro
poe to Barbara. She tell him ihe can
not give him a decided aniwer. Napper
Tandy circulate the itory that Duncan
hi aked him for a bribe. To retail
late, Hatlam propoic to buy mflklent
ahare in Tandy' bank to elect Duncan
president. Dick Temple la eonmion
d by llaltam to my tba bank tock.
Barbara telle Duncan he cannot marry
him becauae ahe It the daughter of a
thief. Temple auccced in buying the
bank txk, Itnrtnira tell Duncan ahe
rannot marry him beceuoe he i the
daughter of thief.
THAT evciilitg Guilford Duncan
wit summoned to Iliillam'l
boime for auptr. With only Mr.
Italian) for auditor. Untlnm
irlabed to toll the young tuna all that
had occurrwl, for Duncan lnul not lieen
permitted to know aught of It. aim
uallam Una turned niiii out of lit room
la order thnt tlio conference with Dick
Temple might be a strictly private one,
Nor bad Duuenn seemed very great
ly concerned to Inquire. He hud
aot eijieclMt Ilnllnm ami Temple to
succeed In ni'coiiiillMliliig anything,
nod at thla time lil futo wa at a crlnl
lu another and, to him, a diwrer way.
Ill Interview with Hurbiira had been
bold, n wo know, tit the provlne tlmo
when llnllum nnd Temple were lu con
sultation with regard to tlio matter of
Tandy' necuwitloii. lu some degree
nt leant tlio 1'iiliiful character of thnt In
terview with itiirbura nnd It uiimit
Isfnctory result hud dulled bla mind to
the other trouble. In view of liar
biiru'H seemingly fliml rejection of bin
wooing ho whs not mire that lie greatly
cured what might become of hi repu
tation or hi career. Ho wn too atroug
ft tiiiin In bin moral character, however,
to remain long In a state of such Indif
ference, but for tlio time being be found
It Impossible to regard bla future ns n
matter of much conaequenco now that
"There 1 still one more chance." be
refloclwl, "piioi'ire Interview with
Dartmru, 0110 more hope that"! may
win her. If that full, the other thing
won't inultor much, I'll horwnvlili
Tandy and then go nwny, No; I won't
go nwny, I won't desert In the pros
em of the enemy. I woti't-oh, I don't
know what t will or won't do! All thnt
intuit wnlt till I know my fiito with
Barbara." : ;
Thla wne 011 the tnoriilng after hi
evening with Ititrlmrn-the morning 011
which Temple Hint made nciimliiluiice
with Tandy. Dtuieiiu wit slttluj J''!."
In hi oTlro, nmchniilciilly toying wltk
a paper" cutter. " Presently ho over
turned the Inkstand, spilling It con
tent over aome legal paper that he
had drawq up the day before.
"Tliut'a forjtiiiite."' he ejaculated n
with blotting pada he nought to auvo
What ho could of the document. "It
give me aomethlug butter to do than
lit bore Idly mooning. Those papers
uiUHt go olT by the afternoon mill!, nnd
I must rewrite them f)rt."
v Ho net to work nt once, nnd chute np
plication to the tnk fur aevenil hour
brought him Into healthier eomlltlou
of mind. When ho had lluUhvd the
taak and hud takeu the paper to the
pOMtoltleo be realised that hi etaie of
mlod bn() been a morbid one. He real
liod, too, thnt he tnuat end the a'u.
pene a ipilckly aa poaidhlo In order
that bo might take up work and grow
sound of aotil ngnln.
itetumliig to hi olllee, be aetit a liote
I ahull go to you tonight, utiloxa you
fordid. I mul hoor whul more ou luiva
to tall m, end I mum In my turn tell
you nmnthliuf of mylf, Wlion that la
don I ahull rncw my ffnri to win you
to myncir. I1u vend me word thnt I
For atiewer be got the alnglo word
"Come," written lu the middle of a
page, without addree or alguature.
Tbua it came about that while Temple
wn elttlng fit lit "hotel rwuu In nego
tiation with Tandy over a mutter that
Involved Duncan' future more vitally
than any other event had ever done,
Duuenn liluiKclf pat w ith Barbara, try
ing to ndjuat another mutter which
aeomed to him of even greater couae
queuce. Durham had her emotion lu leash
now. Without healtntloti and with a
bravely controlled utternttco ahe went
at once to the marrow of the matter.
"I told you," he Uvuu, "that I am
the dauiihti-r of a thief. My father
watruated absolutely by my grand
father. He betrayed the trunt. He
made uo of hi authority aa a memlwr
of the banking bouee not ouly to wreck
U la speculation, but alao to rob all
the people who had ro trotted their
money to It I don't understand aucb
matters very well; but at any rate, my
father ruined the firm and robbed Its
customers. At a single stroke be re
duced his father to poverty and for
ever disgraced hla honorable name.
When he found that the facta must be
come known at ones my father went
home nnd blew his brains out I was
bom thnt day, and my tnothor died of
shock and grief within the hour. My
poor grandfather lived for a month,
without Hpeaklug a word to anybody;
Ihcu he quit living."
"It I n terribly and story," said Dun
can. "I Mhould not have let you tell It.
"Oh. but I was obliged to tell you."
alio Interrupted. "It was my duty.
You see well, you have been so good
to me, nnd I urn obliged to say 'no' to
what you asked mo before you knew
this horrible thing. It wouldn't have
been fair JiiKt to say 'no' nnd not tell
you of a thing that explains, n thing
thnt miiKt make you wltdi you hadn't
asked me tliut."
"Hut It does not make me wish nuy
thing of the kind, Ihirbnra. It makes
me more eager than ever to win yo
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u oincr thnt 1 may devote my life lo
tlio loving tusk of making you forget
the horror of this thing. Oh. Darbura,
I never loved you half so madly a 1
love you now. And you love me. I
know It, but you must say it Yo j love
me, Barbara! Hny It! Bay It now."'
The girl hesitated for no more than
a moment, while her whole body quiv
ered. "God help me!" abe said tbeu, "I do
love you! 1 love you too well to let
you link your life with mine, to let
you take upon yourself the shadow of
my disgrace "
"But you have no disgrace. You are
Innocent The fault la not yours that
your father betrayed bla trust score
ef years ago before you were born."
The two were standing now.
"I waut you to ait down while I an
swer you, Barbara," anld Duncan, with
almost unimaginable tendernesa In hi
tone. "No, not in that straight backed
chair, for I waut you to listen to all I
bare to say and to be at case while
you listen. Nit here," pushing an easy
cbatr forward, "alt here where you can
see my face as I speak. I want you
to aee In my eyes the sincerity of my
soul Now I know you, Barbara, for
what you are, and I love you for that
alone. What your father may have
done or been make no difference to
me; it In no way alter or lessens my
tove for you, and it never will. Know
ing It all, I am more earnest than ever
In my purple to make you my wife If
I can persuade you to that after I have
told you something about myself that
may very Justly seem to you a real bar
to my hopes."
"Go on, please." said the girt "Tell
me what you will, but t shall never be
lieve anything 111 of you. I know bet
ter." Thank you for saying that, dear," he
responded, with a tremor In bis tone.
"But unhappily others may believe it
If they do. then the career you have
expected for me must be at an end at
once." My reputation for Integrity will
be gone for good, and I must be con
tent to surrender all my ambitions.
That Is why I must tell you of thla
ugly thing before again asking you to
be my wife."
"Go on," she said again. "But I shall
believe notblag bad of you, even though
an angel should tell me."
"I told you tho other night" he anld.
"that I bad quarreled with Napper
Tandy, that be had tried to tempt me
with a money bribe to do an infamous
thing. He now gives it out that it was
I who proposed the bribe; thut I went
to him with an offer to do that Infa
mous thing for hire suit that be Indig
nantly rejected the offer." .
"He lies!" broke in the girl
"Yes, be lies, of course," answered
Duuenn, "but I hnve uo way of prov
ing it He and I were alone and In his
house. There wcro no witnesses. How,
then, am I ever to clear my name of so
foul an accusation?"
"There Is no need," answered the
girl. "Nobody who knows you will
ever believe the story. Captain Ilnl
lnm would not think it worth asking a
"No; Captain Hallam would not for
a moment think of such a thing as even
possible. But that is because he knows
me ns few other men do or ever wilL
But the accusation troubles him, be
cause be knows that other people will
believe it. He nnd Rlchnrd Temple
are nt this moment busy trying to find
some way of clearing my nnnio of the
foul slander. They will do all that two
loyal and sagacious friends can do to
accomplish that purpose. But I can
not Imagine nny way in which they
"What is it they aro doing?"
"I do not know. They have refused
to tell mo. I only know thnt they can
"Oh, you must not think that. You
don't know what wonders Captain Hal-
You must have hope and confidence.
Besides, nobody who knows you will
ever believe such a etory aa that YW
own life will contradict the lie, and
Tandy's reputation is not of a kind tr
lead sensible people to believe bis false
hood wheu .you have set the crutb
against It. You are depressed and de
spondent now. The mood Is unworthy
"Tell me what I should do."
"First of all you should act like the
brave, atrong man that you are. You
should either take thla slander by the
throat and strangle It by publishing a
simple, direct statement of the facts,
or you should Ignore It altogether ss a
thing too absurd to need even a denial.
Walt till you aee what Captain Hallam
and Mr. Temple succeed In doing and
then act as seems best But, In any
case, you must be strong and coura
geous. No other mood belongs to aucb
man as you."
Duncan looked her full In the face
for a space before speaking. Then be
"And yet you aay you have no gift to
help me that If you were my wife you
would be a drag upon me! Oh. Bar
bara, you cannot know bow greatly I
need tbe strength that the sympathy
and counsel of such a woman as you
are must give to the man who loves
and wins her. You have In this hour
rescued me front despondency; you
have made me strong again; you have
shown me my duty and inspired me
with resolution to do It manfully."
"I am very glad," she answered.
"Then promise me you will stand by
my side alwaya. Let me give you tbe
light to help. Say that you will be
His voice was full of tender plead
ing, and for moment the girl hesitat
ed. Finally she aald:
T think I know how to answer now,
but you mustn't Interrupt I feel as
though I couldn't stand much this even
ing." "I will not Interrupt I am too eager
to hear." .
"I think I have a plan for you and
me. I still think what I thought be
fore when I said 'no.' I still think you
ought to marry a woman that you
need never be ashamed to introduce
aa your wife. If I were sure of my
capacity to make you happy, not Just
for a little while, but throughout all
your life, I would say yes to tbe ques
tions you have asked. But I mustn't
make any mistake that might spoil
your life, and so I must not say 'yes
Just now, at least and you will not let
me say 'no.' I am still very young, as
you know. You, too, are young enough
to wait. So I think we'll leave both
tbe 'yes' and tbe 'no' unsaid for a long
time to come for a year, perhaps long
enough, at any rate, for both of us to
flud out which of us is right During
that time we must be .the very best of
friends. You must tell me everything
that concerns you, so that I may prac
tice hclplug you and find out whether
I can really do It or not If you flud
that I can't you slinll be perfectly free
to go away from me. If 1 find that I
cau't then Til say 'no aud stick to it"
Duncan was disposed to plead for
better terms, but the little lady had
fully made up her mind and would ac
cept no modification of the treaty.
As they were ou the point of parting.
Barbara, wltb something like a strug
gle, made an addition to the compact.
"It that slander sticks to you, Guil
ford, I'll marry you at once and give
it the He."
(To be continued.)
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