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EMINENT surgeons tell Hugh UhiinKor that six months Is his
llfo limit. 1'oter Stark, Intimate friend, finds him Manned by
the news unil arranges to tnKe Whltaker on n lone smith Mm
yucht trlfu The sick tnnn sneaks off to a cuuutry hotel, Intending to kilt
himself, but surprises a youilg girl In the act of drinking poison. Sho
Is Mary Luillshis, Iove-stnrvel daughter of a New York. plutocrat, de
serted by the man with whom she planned clandestine marriage. To
save her good name, Wbltaker marries the girl (knowing that six
months Is his limit), gives her money and puts her on a train for home.
He runs plump Into Stark, hunting him. Months later, the yacht burns
at sea. All bauds die but Wbltaker. who Is reported lost. A delicate
operutlou restores his health, and after live prosperous years In Aus
tralia, he returns to New York one back from the dead '. We Had him
In this Installment talking with his old law partner, Drummond.
about the prospects of finding that little girl wife. A beautiful actress
enters the story.
CHAPTER IV Continued.
. "Would you know her If you saw
"I don't know." Wbltaker frowned
with annoyance. "She's six years
"Well, but what was she like?"
Drumraond pursued curiously.
Wbltaker shook his head. "It's not
easy to remember. Matter of fact. I
don't believe I ever got one good
square look at her. It was twilight
in the hotel, when I found her; we
sat talking in absolute dartiess, to
ward the end; even In the minister's
study there was only a green-shaded
lamp on the table; nnd on the train
well, we were both too much worked
up, I fancy, to pay much attention to
"Blonde or brune?"
"I swear I don't know. She wore
one of those funny knitted caps, tight
down over her hair, nil the time."
Drununond laughed quietly.
"I don't feel In a Joking humor,"
Whltaker said roughly. "It's n serious
matter and wants serious treat
ment . . . What else have we got
to mull over?"
Druminoud shrugged suavely.
"There's enough to keep us busy for
several hours," ho said. "For Instance,
there's my stewardship."
"My care of your property. You left
a good deal of money nnd securities
lying round loose, you know ; naturally
I felt obliged to look after 'em. There
was no telling when Widow Whitaker
might walk In and demand an account
ing. I presume we might as well run
over the account though It Is getting
"llalf-past four." Whltaker Informed
him, consulting his watch. "Take too
long for to-day. Some other time."
Druimnond's reply was postponed by
the ofllce boy, who popped In on the
heels of a light knock.
"Mr. Max's outside," he announced.
"O the deuce!" The exclamation
seemed to escape Druimnond's lips In
voluntarily. He tightened them an
grily, as though regretting the lapse
of self-control, and glanced hurriedly
askance to see If Whltaker had no
ticed. "I'm busy," he added, n trace
sullenly. "Tell him I've gone out."
"But he's got 'nnppolntir.ent," the
boy protested. "And besides, I told
him you was In."
"You needn't fob him on on my ac
' count," Whltaker Interposed. "Wo can
finish our confab later Monday any
time. It's time for me to be getting
"It isn t that," Drummond explained
doggedly. "Only the man's u bore,
"It Isn't Jules Max?" Whltaker ex
citedly. "Not little Jules Mux, who
used to stage manage our amateur
"That's the man," Drumrnond ad
mitted with plain reluctance.
"Then have him In, by all means. I
wnut to say howdy to him, If nothing
more. And then I'll clear out and leave
you to his troubles."
Drumraond laughed a trifle sourly.
"Max has developed Into a heavy
weight entrepreneur, you know."
"Meaning theatrical manager? Then
why not say so? But I mlght've
guessed he'd drift Into something of
A moment Inter Whltaker wan vig
orously pumping tho unresisting In
deed tho apparently boneless hand of
Jules Max. Tho hut that had mado
Hnmmersteln famous Max had appro
priated straight crown, flat brim and
Immacalato gloss bodily. Beneath It
bis faco was small of feature, and fat. J
A pince-nez sheltered his noar-slghted
eyes. Ills short, round little body was
Invariably by day dressed In a dark
gray uiornlng-oont, whlte-ddged waist
coat, assertively-striped trousers, and
patent-leather shoes with white spats,
He had a passion for lemon-colored
gloves of thinnest kid and slender
malacca wnlklng-stlcks. Ills dignity
was an awful thing, as Ingrained as
He reasserted the dignity now with
a Jerk of his mnltreated hand, read
justed his glasses, and resumed his
"Hither," he observed, "you're Hugh
tt hltaker come to life or a deuced out
"Both If you like."
"lou sound like both." complained
the little man. "Anyway, you were
drowned In the Philippines or some
where long ago. and I never waste
time on a dead one. . . . Drummond
" He turned to the lawyer with a
vastly business-like air.
"No. you don't!" Whltaker Insisted.
putting himself between the two men
"I admit that you're a great taan;
you might at least admit that I'm a
. moiuue smilo moderated the
small man's manner. "That's a bar
gain," he said, extending a palo yel
low paw ; "I'm glad to seo you again,
Hugh. When did you recrudesce?"
"An hour ago," Drummond nnswered
for him; "blew In here as largo as
life and twice ns Important. He's
been running a gold farm out In New
Guinea. What do you know about
"It's very Interesting," .Max con
ceded. "You've asked him. of course?"
ho demnnded of Drummond. nodding
Drummond flushed slightly. "No
chance," he said. "I wns on the point
of doing It when von butted In."
"What's this?" Inquired Whltaker.
Max delivered himself of a startling
bit of Information: "He's going to get
Whltaker stared. "Drummond? Not
Drummond acknowledged his guilt
brazenly: "Next week, In fact."
"But why didn't you say anything
"You didn't give me an opening. Be
sides, lo welcome a deserter from tho
groat beyond Is enough to drive all
other thoughts from a man's mind."
"There's to be n supper In honor of
the circumstances, at tho Beaux Arts
tonight," supplemented Mnx. "You'll
come, of course."
"I'll be then and furthermore, I'll
be waiting at tho church u week hence
or whenever It's to como off. And
now I want to congratulate you." Whlt
aker held Drumniond's hand In one of
those long, hard grips that mean much
between men. "But mostly I want to
congratulate her. Who Is she?"
"Sara Law," said Drummond, with
pride In his quick color and the lift of
"Tho greatest living actress on the
English-speaking stage," Max an
nounced, preening himself Importantly.
"My own discovery."
"Of courso I've heard but I hnvo
been out of touch with such things,"
Whltaker apologized. "When shull I
"In honor of her retirement," Max
answered, fussing with n gardenia on
his lapel. "Hho retires from tho stngo
finally, nnd forever sho snys when
tho curtain falls tonight."
"Then I've got to bo In tho theater
tonight If thut's tho case," said Whlt
aker, "'Frnld you won't get In, though,"
Drumraond doubted darkly. "Every
thing In tho houso for this final week
was Fold out a month ago. Kven tho
speculators are donned out."
"Tutl" tho manager reproved htm
loftily. "Hugh Is going to seo Sara ftnw
act for tho last time from my personal
box aren't you, Hugh?"
"You hot I nml" Whltaker assorted
"Then coinu atong." Max caught hltr.
by tho arm and started for tho door.
"So long, Drummond . . ."
Nothing would satisfy Max but that
Whltaker should dlno with him. Ho
consented to drop him at tho Itltz-Cnrl-ton,
In order that ho might dross, only
on tho condition that Whllakor would
moot htm at seven. In the white room
at thu Knickerbocker.
"Just mention my name to the bond
waiter," ho said with mngulllconco; "or
If I'm there tlrst. you can't help see
ing me. Everybody knows my talik
tho little one In the southeast corner.
. . . Shoot. .1 nmos!"
The latter phrase was Max's way of
ordering the ilrhor to move on. Tho
car snorted resentfully, then pulled
smoothly and swiftly away. Max
waved a Jaunty farewell with a lemon
colored hand, over the back of tho ton
neatt. Whltaker wont up to his room In n
reflective mood In which the theatrical
man had little iilaco. Since his arrival
In New York he had fallen Into tho
habit of seeking tho vlow from his
window when In meditative humor. A
view of ten thousand roofs. Inexpressi
bly enchanting. . . . Somewhere
perhaps In that welter of steel and
stone, as eternal anil as restless as the
sea, was the wuainu Whltaker had
married, working out her lonely des
tiny. A haphazard biscuit tossed from
his window might fall upon thu very
roof that sheltered her; he might
search for a hundred years and never
cross her path.
He wondered. . . .
Tho possibility that sho might have
mnrrlod n second time did not disturb
his pulse by tho least fraction of a
beat. Ho even contemplated the chanco
that she might be dead with normal
equanimity. Fortunate, that lie didn't
love her. More fortunate still, that ho
loved no one else.
Incontinently he wrote and dis
patched a long, extravagant cablegram
to Mrs. I'ottlt In care of the American
embassy, little do :btlng that she would
When eventually be strode Into tho
white room. Max was already estab
lished at the famous little table In the
southeast corner. Whltaker was con
scious of turning heads and guarded
comment ns he took bis place opposite
the little fat man.
"Make you famous In a night," Max
assured him Importantly. "Don't hap
pen to need any notoriety, do you?"
"Dine with me here three nights
hand-running and they'll let you Into
the Syndicate by the back door with
out even asking your name. I. T. A'h
one grand little motto, my boy."
"1. T. A.?"
"I'ays to advertise. Paste that In
your hat. Look mo over," he requested
abruptly, leaning back. "I guess I'm
some giddy young buck, what?"
Whltaker reviewed the striking ef
fect Max bail created by encasing his
brief neck and double chin In an old-
AS PHILOSOPHER SAW LIFE
Walter Pater's Idea of Success Was
Hardly That Held by the Mod
ern Business Man.
The service of philosophy, of specu
lative culture, toward tho human spir
it Is to rouse, to startle It to a llfo
of constant and eager observation.
Every moment some form grows per
fect In hand or face; some tone on
tho hills or tho sen Is choicer than
tho rest; some mood of passion or
Insight or Intellectual excitement Is
Irresistibly real and attractive to us
for that moment only. Not tho
fruit of experience but experience It
self, Is the end. A counted number
of pulses only Is given to us of a
variegated, dramatic life. How may
wo seo In them all that Is to be seen
In them by the llnest senses? I low
shall we pass most swiftly from point
to point and be present always at tho
focus where tho greatest number of
vital forces unlto In their purest en
To burn always with this hard gem
like flame, to maintain this ecstasy, Is
success In life. . . . ureal pas
sions may give us this quickened
sense of life ecstasy uhd sorrow of
love, tho various forms of enthusiastic
activity, disinterested or otherwise,
which come naturnlly to many of us.
Only bo iiuro It Is passion that It
does yield you this fruit of a quick
ened, multiplied consciousness.
Had No Gift for It
"Did yez say yer health Is hod, Mr.
"Yls, ol'vo bin wnlkln' In mo slnpo."
"Och, begorru, If 01 cu'd only havo
dono that same, 01 wouldnt bo off the
fashioned high collar and hlnck silk
stock, beneath which Ills Important
chest wns protected by an elaborately
frilled shirt decorated with black pearl
Kinds. Ills waist was strapped In by
a plqno waistcoat edged with black,
and there was a distinctly perceptible
"Invlsthlu" stripe In tho material of his
evening coat and trousers.
"Dressed like a fool," Max Hummed
up the eusetuhlo before tils guest could
speak. "Would you believe that de
spair could gnaw at the vitals of any'
one as wonderfully arrayed?"
"I would not," Whltaker assorted.
"Yet, I'm down In the mouth, be
cause thin Is Sara's last appearance."
Max motioned the waiter to remove
the debris of a course. "I've got It In
my knob that she's my mascot. If sho
loaves mo, my luck goes with her. I
made her, all right, but she mndu me,
too; and It sprains my sense of good
business to break up a paying combi
nation like that."
"Nonsense," Whltaker contended
warmly. "If I'm not mistaken, you
wore telling me this afternoon that
"Ho's Golno to Get Married."
you stand next to Dolnsco as a produc
ing manager. The loss of one star Isn't
going to rob you of that prestige, Is
"You never can tell." the little man
contended darkly; "I wouldn't bet
thirty cents my nest production would
turn out a hit. I've had several close,
calls with Sara she's threatened to
chuck the stage often before this; but
every time something happened to
make her change her mind. I've got a
hunch maybu something will happen
this time, too. If It does, I won't waul
How much Information do you
wager that Max la in a position
to rjlve Whltaker If he were of
mind to do so?
(TO UK CONTINUED.)
Overworking, the Czar,
To the true Scot there Is no plnco
like his laud and no people like Ids
people. Not that he doesn't get away
from both as soon as ho can. But tho
pride Is still there.
When the Itnyal Scot Creys wero
honored by halng the cznr appointed
as their honorary colonel, nu olllcer In
fliu regiment told the news to his serv
"Donald," he said, "the c.ar of Bus
sin has been appointed colonel of our
"Indeed, sir, an' Is that so?" ex
claimed Donald. "It's a verra lino
thing fur him." Then n puzzled ex
piesslon stole over his face, and ho
scratched his head thoughtfully, "Beg
pur-rdon, sir," he added, "but wull
ho bo able to keep hiiltli Jobs?"
Cow's Variable Thirst.
Somebody rises lo Inquire how much
water a cow will drink during warm
weather. Well, that depends, replies
the ColTeyvlllo Journal. Where a
hydrant Is handy, a tubful a day Is
plenty for her. If her owner Is
obliged to draw It from n well with n
bucket anil rope, she will drink from
half a barrel to a barrel. If tho water
must be hauled her thirst Increases
according to (hi; distance traveled to
get It. Water brought from two miles
avvny will be consumed at tho rate of
threo barrels a day, three miles llvo
barrels, and abovo that dlstanco no
practical test has over been mado, ns
no means has over been provldod to
got tho wuter fast enough. ICnnsns
"Why didn't you Intorfero when, tho
cook chnsed tho waiter with a cleaver
and tho waitress yelled murder!"
"I thought It was an ordinary; caba
AND DARKENS HAIR
Don't Stay (irayl It DarkenH
So Naturally that No
hotly can Toll.
You can turn gray, faded hair beau
tifully dark nnd lustrous almost over
night If you'll got a 60 cent bottlo of
"Wyoth's Sago nnd Uulphur Com
pound" at nny drug ntore. Millions of
bullion of this old famous Hago Tea
ltoolpe, Improved by tho addition of
other Ingredients, are sold nnuually,
says a well-known druggist here, bo
cntiMO It darkens the hnlr so naturally
and ovenly that no one can tell It has
Thoso whoso hair Is turning gray
or becoming faded havo a surprise
awaiting them, because after ono or
two applications tho gray hair van
ishes and your lucks become luxuriant
ly dark and bountiful.
This Is tho ago of youth, dray
haired, unattractlvo folks aren't want
ed around, so get busy with Wyelh'H
Sngu and Sulphur Compound to night
nnd you'll bo delighted with your dark,
handsome hair and your youthful ap
pearanco within a few days.
This preparation Is n toilet requisite
and Is not intended for tho cure, miti
gation or prevention of disease. -Adv.
Old Man (to crying boy) Whnt'n
tho matter, my little mauT
Hoy -I'm lost. Boo boo!
Old Man Lost? Nonsense! Wo
mustn't give up hope so soon. Where
do you llvo?
Hoy Don't know, sir. Wo'vo Just
moved, nnd I c can't remember tho ad
Old Man Well, what's your namoT
Hoy D don't know, sir. M-mothor
got married again this morning. Ex
ALL MEN AT HOME SHOULD
PREPARE FOR WAR.
Tim first lent n mini Is put thru for
cither war or Ufa Innormicn in nn exnmt-
union nf hi wntcr. Thin Is mint mann
tlil liecnunn tho kidney piny n must Im
portant part In rnunlmr premature uhl nen
unit dentil. Thn ttinrn IlittlrlntlM the Dots
mm pnmilng thru thn klilncvH the nooner
comes decay so miy Dr. Tierce of Hur-
II I nil Inntltute, lluffalo, N. V., who further
uitvUeit nil people who nre itit thirty to
irenrrvi the vitality of the klilnayn nnd
free tho Mood from polaotioim elements,
such iih uric arid Irlnk plenty of wnter
nwent some dully nnd tnko Anurlc, double
streiiKth, beforo ineula.
This An-u-rlo In n Into discovery of Or.
IMrrro nnd Is put up In tnlilet form, nnd
enn be obtained nt almost any drill: store.
For Hint lincknclie, UimlmKo, rheumatism,
"runty" Joints. swollen feut or Imnda, duo
to uric itch! In tho blood, Anurlc 'illicitly
dlKHolvcN Dm uric ncld an hot water doeH
mnmr Tnkn n little Anurlc hcrorn meals
nml live In lie n hundred. Heud 10 emits
to Mr. I'larco for trial pneknuo of Anurlc
The Only Way.
"I have a friend who kept n cook for
nearly a year."
"What Jail Is ho In charge of." Hon
Tnko euro of your health and wealth
will take care of you. (Jarflold Tea
promotes health. Adv.
An Unexpected Answer.
'Tolly, want a cruckor?"
"No; I am conserving food," roptlod
tho Intelligent bird. Louisville Courier-Journal.
ai.i.k.vh i oot-i:ahi: nut tub tiukii-h.
Hhskrri Into the ahot nnd aprlnklwllln the font
hath it uivm rmt ami comfort, takes thn frlrllon
from the nhiie nriil prevent hllntrrit nml wire iuota.
Mnki-s wulkliur may. Accept no suhalltutnt Hold
A Marital Handicap.
"Tho girl Is neither pretty, talented
nor rich. What Is hor attraction for
"A great and lasting ono. Sho's
Kor a disordered liver, tako Oarflold
Tea, Hho Herb laxative. All druggists.
"Did you raise anything on your
promise to pay?"
"Oh, yes; I raised a smllo." Haiti
Coated tongue, vertigo and constipa
tion aro relieved by (larfleld Tea. Adv
CORNS LIFT OUT
You corn-pestered men and women
nood suffer no longer. Wear tho shoes
that nearly killed you beforo, says
this Cincinnati authority, because a
fow drops of froozono applied directly
on a tender, aching corn or cnllous
stops soreness nt ouco and noon tho
corn or hardonod callous loosens so It
can bo lifted out, root and all, with
A small bottlo of froozono costs
vory llttlo nt any drug storo, but will
positively tako off ovory hard or noft
corn or callous. This should bo trlod
as It Is inoxponslvo nnd Is snld not
to lrrlt&to tho surrounding skin.
If your druggist hasn't any froozono
toll him to got n smnll bottlo for you
from his wholosalo drug houso. It Is
flno stuff and nets like a imarin ovory