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" M ii” Pan Maitland, on reaching hla
New York bachelor dub, met an attrac
tive young woman at the door. Janitor
O' Hagan assured him no one hail been
within that duy. Dan discovered a w o m
an's Ungrr prints In dust on his dink,
along with a letter from his attorney.
Maitland dined with Itannerman, his at
torney. Pan set out fur Ureendolda, to
g e t his family Jewels.
CHAPTER II.— Continued.
An errant cabby, cruising aimlessly
but hopefully, sighted Maitland's tall
figure and white shirt from n distance,
and bore down upon him with u gal
lant clatter of hoofs.
"Kebslr?" ho demanded, breathless
ly, pulling In at the corner.
Maitland came out of his reverie nnd
looked up slowly. “ Why, yea, thunk
you,” he assented, amiably.
“Where to, sir?"
Maitland paused on the forward
deck of the craft nnd faced about, look
ing the cabby trustfully In the eye. “ I
leave It to you,” he replied, politely.
•Just as you please.”
The driver gasped.
"You see,” Maitland continued with
• courteous smile, "1 have two engage
ments—one at Sherry's, the other with
the 10:20 train from Iking Island City.
What would you, as man to nmn, ad
vise me to do, cabby?"
“ Well, sir, seoln' as you put It to
me straight," returned the cabby wltb
engaging candor, “ I'd go home, sir, If
1 was you, afore I got any worse."
“ Thank you," gravely. "Ixing Island
City depot, then, cabby."
Maitland extended himself languid
ly upon the cushions. “ Surely," he
told the night, “ the driver knows best
—he and llannerman."
The cab started off jogging so se
dately up Madison avenue that Malt-
laud glanced at his watch and elevated
his brows dubiously; then with his
■tick poked open the trap in the roof.
“If you really think It best for me
to go home, cabby, you'll have to drive
like hell," he suggested, mildly.
A whiplash crncked loudly over the
horse's back, and the hnnsom, lurch
ing Into Thirty-fourth street on one
wheel, was presently Jouncing eastward
ever rough cobbles, at a regardless
pace which roused the gongs of the
surface cars to a clangor of hysterical
expostulation. In a trice the " L " ex
tension wns roaring overhead; and a
little later the ferry gates were yawn
Ing before them. Again Maitland con
sulted his watch, commenting briefly:
Yet he reckoned without the ferry,
one of whose employes deliberately
and Implacably swung to the gates in
the very face of the astonished cab
horse, which promptly rose upon Its
bind legs and pawed the air with ges
tures of pardonable exasperation. To
so avail, however; the gates remained
Closed, the cabby (with language)
reined his steed hark a yard or two,
and Maitland, lighting a cigarette,
composed himself to simulate patience.
Followed a wait of ten minutes or
SO, In which a number of vehicles
tolned company with the cab; the pas
senger was vaguely aware of the jar
ring purr of a motor car. like that of
some huge rat, In the Immediate rear.
A circumstance which he had occasion
to recall ere long
In the course of time the gates were
again opened The bridge cleared of
lacomlng traffic. As the cabby drove
aboard tbe boat, with nice considera
tion selecting the cbolcest stand of
all, well out upon tho forward deck,
a motor car slid In. humming, on the
right of the hansom.
Maitland sal forward, resting his
DAILY DOINGS OF OREGON
STATE LAWMAKERS AT SALEM
habitations, all wrapped In silence pro
MEXICAN REBELS GAIN.
found and Impenetrable. Not even a
dog howled; not a belated villager was Government Forces Lose
In sight; and It was a moral certainty
and Many Men,
that the local livery service had closed
El Paso, Texas—Galanea and San
,wn for the night.
Salem, Jan. 31.— Suggestirns that it cense for country peddlers, the senate
with a Buena Ventura are how held oy the
desperation bred of the prospective insurrectoe, according to dispatches be prescribed as a penitentiary offense yesterday turned down the bill by 16
to l i . The bill would have rut the li
five-mile tramp, spent some ten val from Casas Grandes.
Colonel Kabago to kill an elk, and that a closed season
uable minutes hammering upon the
o f from two to five years he placed on cense for peddlers on foot from $25 to
door of the house infested by the pro
China pheasants, are some o f the more $10, one horse and wagon from $100 to
prietor of the livery stable. He suc 500 men with whom he entered upon important features at a meeting o f the $25 and made the rate for two horses
ceeded only In waking the dog, and his campaign on January 6.
committee on game tonight, which was or auto $50, instead of $150 for two
Inasmuch as he was not on friendly
Four battles have been fought, in attended by many sportsmen from all horse and,wagons and $300 for auto
terms with that animal, presently three of which the insurrectoB were over the state.
withdrew at discretion and set his face successful. Colonel Rabago losing the
It was also urged that the season on
Salem, Ore., Jan. 27.— With only
northwards upon the open road.
two rapid-fire guns and four pieces of deer be set back a month, opening the
It stretched before him invitingly light artillery with which he invaded season September 1 instead o f August ten dissenting votes, the house to
1. This plan, it was said, is to protect day passed Buchanan's bill abolish
enough, a ribbon winding silver-white the Galanea district.
between dark patches of pine and
San Buena Ventura was abandoned the forests from fires, many of which ing the whipping post. By the pro-
scrub-oak or fields lush with rustling to the insurrectos Monday and Gal are said to be started by hunters.
j visions of the bill, wife-beating Is
Heavier bounty on timber wolves, made jiunishable In the same manner
corn and wheat. And, having over anea deserted the next day.
come his primary disgust, as the blood officials are now busy preparing Casas cougars, and bobcats was asked, as a j as other aggravated cases of assault
Willamette val | and battery. The debate on the bill,
began to circulate more briskly in his Grandes for a long siege, gathering protection for deer,
ley sportsmen want the duck season to | which was defeated in the legisla
veins. Maitland became aware that he provisions and fortifying the town.
was actually enjoying the enforced ex
United States Consul Edwards has extend to March 1 instead of to Feb- tu r e two years ago, was brief. Bu-
| chanan argued that the law was a
It could have been hardly made formal demand on the Mexican I ruary 15, as at present.
The ways and means committee has j blur on the statute books of the
otherwise, with a night so sweet, with authorities at Jumea for an immediate
airs so bland and fragrant of tho woods hearing in the case o f William Boykin, deniedjAttorney General Crawford ad state, while its enforcement did not
and fresh-turned earth, with so clear the American negro porter arrested ditional assistance and increased pay deter any man from beating his wife.
Recommendations that the house
a light to show him his way.
for complicity in smuggling into Mex for such assistants. In a bill in t r o joint memorial to congress asking for
He stepped out briskly at first, ico ammunition found on a south-bound duced by Buchanan the attorney gen $250,000 for the Roseburg federal
eral was to be given one deputy at $2,-
swinging bis stick and watching his train.
building and a memorial asking for
100 per annum, another at $1,500 and the passage of Hawley’s bill in con
shadow, a squat, Incredibly agitated
silhouette In the golden dust. But
W H IS K Y IN S P IR IT S REBELS.
gress for the support of the Indian
A s reported by the committee this j war veterans, received favorable con
gradually and insensibly the peaceful
influence of that still and lovely hour Bolstered By 50 Bottles They Face office is given one assistant at $2,000 sideration in the senate today.
and a stenographer at $1,080.
A move for a joint committee be
tempered his heart’s impatience; and
Rain With Impunity.
To obviate the difficulty o f candi tween Oregon and California to pass
he found himself walking at a pace
Calexico, Cal.— Sheriff Meadows, o f dates being in the race for the office of on game laws and a re olution for a
more leisurely. After all, there was
no hurry; he was unwearied, and Mait Imperial county, received a message supreme justice who are not credited statement of increasing and continu
land Manor lay less than five miles here stating that a detachment of members of the bar, Senator Sinr.ott ing appropriations were given un
United States soldiers from San Diego introduced a bill this morning which favorable consideration by the com
Thirty minutes passed; he had not would arrive here in a day or two. provides that no one, who is a candi
The house today defeated Bige
covered a third of the way, yet re The insurgents have made no move date for justice of the Supreme court, low's hill authorizing the governor
mained content. By well-remembered upon Mexicali, just across the border. may have his name written on the bal by special proclamation to create
landmarks, he knew he must be near They still maintain their camp about lot unless he is an attorney of five bird and game refuges on state or
ing the little stream called, by courtesy, seven miles southwest of Mexicali, years’ standing in the state.
private lands. This measure was ob
Intending to raise the number of pe jected to from fear that the game
Mayannis river; and, in due course, he and have recruited a number o f Coco-
warden, in recommending the crea
stepped out upon the long wooden struc
Rain has been falling but, stimu tition from 8 per cent to 20 per cent, tion of these refuges, might trespass
ture that spans that water. He was
too much on the privileges now en
closo upon the farther end when—
upon a hapchance Impulse—he glanced whisky and as many bottles o f other Washington county, was indefinitely joyed by sportsmen.
Civil war veterans will continue to
over the nearest guard rail, down at liquor, taken when they sacked M exi postponed today. A report on a reso
the bed of the creek. And stopped in cali Sunday, the insurgents do not lution indorsing Representative Haw pay the required peddler's license,
seem to mind the weather.
ley’s bill in congress to provide pen- the house today killing by indefinite
The members o f the band had been -eions for veterans o f the Indian wars postponement Representative Jones'
Stationary In the middle of the de
bill exempting old soldiers from the
up two nights, and their leaders, El was also adopted.
His Own Resources.
pression, hub-deep in the shallow wa
operation of this statute.
General Levy and Simon Berthold, the
ters, was a motor car; and It, beyond
Los Angeles Socialist, allowed them to
dispute, was Identical with that which
Salem, Or., Jan. 26.— Place all con
rest and sleep all day. Scouts, how Steiner, of the Oregon Insane Asylum
had occupied his thoughts on the ferry
ever, were sent at intervals to M exi and State Treasurer Kay came to the victs on the roads when not needed
boat. Less wonderful, perhaps, but to
bat for their innings in the asylum for other purposes at the State Pen
him amazing enough, It was to dis
controversy tonight when they ap itentiary and create a State Highway
cover upon the driver’s seat the girl
peared beforq the ways and means
O STR IC H HERD STAM PEDED.
Commission. These are the moves
His brain benumbed beyond further
Superintendent Steiner entered into carried in two bills that passed the
capacity for astonishment, he accepted Thunder Causes Exciting Time In a general refutation of the charges senate this afternoon after a pro
made against him on the senate longed fight.
without demur this latest and most as
Something of the conflict was pre
tounding of tbe chain of amazing co
Los Angeles— Terrified by a heavy floor and In the report of the legis
incidences which had thus far enliv thunder storm, about a dozen large os lative committee and left $1500 with saged when McCulloch of Baker, ob-
ened the night’s earlier hours; and triches on one of the local farms stam the ways and means committee to iected to creation of a State Highway
stood rapt in silent contemplation, peded, tore down the heavy fence and be given to the Young Men's Chris Commission, as Joseph’s Senate Bill
sensible that the girl had been un rushed into East Lake Park, tramping tian Association if a penny's waste N'v 42 came uo for consideration.
in his management of the asylum is This bill was passed upon favorably
aware of his approach, deadened as and tearing down everything in their
by the sena'e, Tuesday, while sitting
his footsteps must have been by the path.
Even in far-off Norway interest is as a committee of the whole to hear
blanket of dust that carpeted both
One o f the birds, jumped into the being taken in the spiritual welfare tho pleas of men representing 300
road and bridge deep and thick.
lake and at every peal o f thunder of the Oregon legislature.
leading Portland citizens. Then only
On her part she sat motionless, evi ducked his head under the water.
This afternoon members of the sen eight votes were recorded against it.
forearms on the apron, and jerked his
dently lost in reverie, and momen was rescued with difficulty. The oth ate all received a consignment of ap Passage of the measure was thought
cigarette out over the gates; the glow
tarily, at least, unconscious of the em ers took to the shrubbery or the Gar- propriate scriptural quotations, the to be comparatively easy today until
Ing stub described n llery arc and took
barrassing predicament which was vanza hills and were captured only af communication being anonymous, but unexpected opposition appeared.
the water with a hiss. Warm whiffs
McCulloch declared that from the
hers. So complete, indeed, seemed her ter many hours o f hard work.
The the postmark was dated at Stordalem,
of the river’s sweet and salty breath
sagebrush country in Eastern Oregon
abstraction that Maitland caught him mounted police, scores o f park employ Norway.
fanned Ills face gratefully, and he be
What proved to be the most decided there had come down the line the
self questioning the reality of her. es and hundreds o f boys took up the
came awaro that there was a moon.
. . . And well might she have chase. One of the birds showed fight contest of the morning in the senate word that they do not want the High
His gaze roving at will, ho nodded an
seemed to him a pale little wraith of and kicked a youth, who got too near, developed over Bowerman's bill to way Commission, and that he would
create the office of Assistant Secre be compelled to vote against it.
even-tempered approbation of the
the night, the shimmer of gray that over a fence, doubling him up in a
tary of State and empower that of
Rigid and thorough investigation
night's splendor— In the city a thing
she made against the shimmer of light clump of grass on the other side.
ficial with all of the duties, privileges of the affairs and management of the
on the water— a shape almost trans
and powers of the Secretary in the Oregon State Insane Asylum was
Never, he thought, had he known
parent, slight, and unsubstantial—
GRAIN C O M P A N Y FORMED.
absence of his superior.
ordered by both the senate and the
moonlight so pure, so silvery and
seeming to contemplate, and as still
Frequent clashes between Senators house in resolutions adopted today.
strong. Shadows of gates and posts
as any mouse.
The senate adopted a resolution
Eastern Capitalists to Build Elevators Kellaher and Malarkey, intimations
lay upon the forward deck like stencils
that the members of the Oregon Rail providing for a committee of five
Looking more attentively, It became
of lampblack upon white marble. He
road Commission were taking unus members, three from tbe house and
evident that her veil was now raised.
yond the boat's bluntly rounded nose
Seattle— Announcement is made here ual interest in the subject and two from the senate, while the house
This was the first time that he had
tho East river stretched Its restless,
seen her so. But her countenance re of the organization of a grain company charges that if the bill were enacted provided for a special committee of
dark reaches, glossy black, woven wltb
unconstitutional five of its own members to conduct
mained so deeply shadowed by the by Eastern capitalists, who will build it
gorgeous ribbons of reflected light
visor of a mannish motoring cap that a chain of elevators in Eastern Wash marked the initial public hearing be the inquiry.
Both resolutions instruct the inves
streaming from pier head lamps on the
the most searching scrutiny gained no ington. Among the stockholders are fore the senate railroad committee
tonight when Senator Malarkey’s bill tigating committee to make a report
further shore. Overhead, the sky, a
more than a dim and scantily satisfac J. B. White, of Kansas City, and G.
of their findings to the legislature
pallid and luminous blue around the
J. A. providing for a State Public Service
tory Impression of alluring loveliness. M. Dulaney, of Hannibal, Mo.
Commission was considered.
The prior to adjournment.
low swung moon, was shaded to pro
Maitland turned noiselessly, rested Pease, of Fort Dodge, la., has been committee will hold further hearings
found depths of bluish black toward
elbows on the rail, and, staring, made manager of the company, which before reporting the measure to the
Salem, Or., Jan. 25.— Sale of the
the horizon. Above Brooklyn rested a
framed a theory to account for her will establish general offices in Seattle. senate.
state pilot schooner San Jose was au-
tenuous haze. A revenue cutter, a
position, if not for her patience.
slim, pale shape, cut across the bows
thorized by the house yesterday af
On either hand the road, dividing, the Wardner branch o f the Chicago,
Salem, Jan. 28. — Conspiracy on ternoon. The hill presented by Lein-
like a hunted ghost. Farther out u
struck ‘ off at a tangent, down the Milwaukee & Puget Sound railway.
the part o f a number o f members of
homeward bound excursion steamer,
enweber of Clatsop, was unanimously
banks and into the river bed. It was
the house o f representatives to pre passed after the author had explained
tier upon tier of glittering lights,
Tia Juana Fears Attack.
vent a session today was followed this that the ship was a dead weight upon
drifted slowly toward its pier beneath
lost control of the machine temporari
San Diego, Cal.— In anticipation of morning by issuance o f warrants for
the new bridge, the blare of Its band,
ly and that it, taking the bit between an attack upon Tia Juana, Mexican the arrest by the sergeant-at-arms and the hands of the pilot commission.
swelling and dying upon the night
Clatsop county now awaits only the
its teeth, had swung gayly down the officials o f that town are making the an assistant, of seven missing Multno
breeze, mercifully tempered by dis
signature of the governor to sanction
mah county representatives and any the proposed two and a half mill tax
Why she lingered there, however, 50 troopers are on the way from En others he might find in Portland.
to raise funds for the Astoria centen
Presently Maitland's attention was
senada to Tia Juana. Extra men are
The action taken this morning was nial celebration. Senate bill No. 61,
distracted and drawn, by the abrupt
being employed by the San Diego & approved by the 37 members who gath authorizing the tax, was approved by
cessation of Its motor's pulsing, to the
the tonneau; it did not seem reason Arizona Railway company to guard its ered in the assembly hall and who the house, following brief explana
automobile on his right. He lifted his
property on the Mexican side of the found that they lacked three of a tions by Representatives Leinenweber
chin sharply, narrowing his eyes,
terfered with either running gear or line. In San Diego the governor of quorum. It is the first time since the and Belland of Clatsop.
whistled low; nnd thereafter had eyes
The proposal to construct a bridge
Lower California was quoted as say- famous “ hold-up” session o f 1897 that
for nothing else.
At this point in Maitland's medita in ; that 2,500 Mexican soldiers are on such a course has been followed.
across the Columbia river at Portland
Tho car. ho saw with the experi
to connect Oregon and Washington,
tions the gray girl appeared to have the way from Manzanillo
enced eye of a connoisseur, was a re
Good roads won a third victory in
which was killed at the last session,
arrjved at a decision. She straight senada.
cent model of one of the most ex
the senate yesterday when the bill pro has been revived. Bigelow of Mult
ened up suddenly, with a little reso
pensive and popular foreign makes;
viding the method for bond issues by nomah presented a resolution in the
lute nod of her head, lifting one small
built on lines that promised a deal in
Miscegeny Is Forbidden.
counties making effective an amend house, appropriating $5000 for an in-
foot to her knee, and fumbled with the
the way of speed, nnd furnished with
ment to the constitution adopted by the j vestigation by the state engineer to
laces of her shoe.
engines that were pregnant with multi
people last Novemer, was passed by a learn whether or not the project is
Maitland grasped her Intention to
plied horse power. All In all not the
feasible. The bridge would form a
and Asiatics was introduced in the N e vote o f 20 to 8.
style of ear one would expect to find
Only one other good roads measure connecting link for the proposed Pa
vada senate by Holmes o f Washoe
controlled by a solitary woman, es
is left pending in the senate. This is cific highway between the two states.
seem to demonstrate that there had county, and will be passed in both
pecially after ton of a summer's night.
Peterson of Umatilla
the bill which provides for working
been a breakdown. Irreparable so far houses of the legislature without op
Nevertheless the lone occupant of
city and county prisoners on the roads, t house bill No. 49, permitting any per-
frail feminine hands were concerned. position. The law is very plain in its
this car was a woman. And there was
It absolutely senate bill 72, which was found to be | son to serve summons in a legal ae-
One shoe removed, Us fellow would terms and very short.
Members of the revision of
that in her bearing, an Indefinable
kind, and improperly printed and had to be sent
follow, and then. . . . Out of sheer
laws committee refused to aprove it
something whether It lay In the car
back to the printer.
chivalry, the Involuntary witness was
| on the grounds that it might be used
riage of her head, which impressed
Senator Joseph's naval militia bill,
or clergyman to perform such cere
moved to earnest protest.
! as a medium of fraud by unscrupu
one ns both spirited and Independent,
which continues the organization al lous persons.
“ Don't!" he cried, hastily. "I say,
or In nn equally certain but loss tan
ready formed and restains the present
Bigelow of Multnomah presented a
don't w a le !"
glide air of self-confidence and re
officers in command, went through the resolution asking the five Multnomah
clerk in such cases.
(TO BE C O N T IN U E D .)
liance—to set Mad Maitland's pulses
senate yesterday with 21 affirmative county circuit judges to appear be
drumming «Ith excitement. For, un
votes and seven in the negative.
A l fore the committee on judiciary and
Woman Gets Vote for Senator.
less Indeed he labored gravely under a
Denver— A woman was given a vote though Barrett of Washington made a discuss the bill to increase the bench
misapprehension, he was observing
for United States senator in the Colo hard fight for his bill reducing the li- to seven.
her for the second time within the
rado legislature. Representative Mc
past few hours.
House Plans Final Spurt.
Kenzie o f Custer county, casting his
Could he be mistaken, or wns this In
Salem, Jn. 3.— To expedite business
ballot for Mrs. Katherine M. Cooke, ' Salem, Or., Jan. 26.— The house to
truth the same woman who had (as
public day adopted Senator Calkins' joint o f the house, two resolutions were o f
ho believed) made herself free of his
schools. No election resulted from the resolution proposing a constitutional fered today. One by Carter provides
rooms that evening?
vote, which was : Democrats— Adams, amendment for a Lieutenant-Gover ha no person, other than a mqmber of
« ■ ■ ■
In eonflrmatlon of such suspicion he
20, Martin 2, Maupin 1, O'Donnell 4, nor.
Before doing so the house the legislature, he permitted to ad
remarked her costume, which was al At Whan This Wife Failed to Apprecl-
"Later a registered letter came from Shafforth
1, Speer 25, Taylor 2, adopted an amendment providing that dress the house In its sessions or while
together worked out In soft shades of
ate Her Husband’s Pleasantry.
her. She had blotted almost every Thomas 4, Ward 5, Cooke 1. Republi the speaker shall be next in the order in committee of the whole, except on
gray. Gray was the misty veil, drawn
of succession to the Governo’r's chair. vote of two-thirds o f the members.
line with tears. What it was all about cans— Dawson 1, Northcutl 30.
In and daintily knotted beneath her
In event of death, absence from the
The author o f the other resolution,
"Don't always rely upon the ready 1 could not Imagine.
chin, which lent her head and face
state or diability, after the Lieuten would lim it the debate on every sub
Saw Severs Man’ s Body.
wit of a woman," said the man who is
"Then my telephone bell rang, and
such thorough protection against pry
Sheridan, W yo.— The body o f County ant-Governor and president of the ject coming before the house in the
sometimes pleased to consider himself when 1 answered I heard my wife's
Ing glances; of gray suede were the
senate has served.
The resolution remaineder of the session to ten min
an oracle. "That ready wit business voice speaking over the long distance Commissioner W. H. Robins was com
light gauntlets that hid all save the
pletely severed here by the circular will be submitted to the people in utes on esch side.
Is sometimes prone to get 'way off.
the general election. November, 1912.
slenderness of her small handa; and
” ‘Oh. John,' said she. 'Is that really saw in a sawmill on Rock creek.
the wrap that, cut upon full and flow-1 “ For example, my wife and children
slipped on the icy floor, and, falling
Ing lines, cloaked her figure beyond , had been staying In the country for you? I thought you had committed
Oil Painting of Two Asked.
Label Bill Nullified
entangled in the
suggestion, was gray. Yet even Its 1 several weeks and I was regular with suicide!’ "
clutch o f the carriage. Robins was
Salem. Jan. 31.— House bill No. 82
Salem. Or.. Jan. 26.— Through the
ample drapery could not dissemble my letters, as every loving husband
elected county commissioner o f this
adoption of a house concurrent reso practically lost its value this morning
the fact that ahe was quite small, should be. Finally on the day before
The First Marriage.
county last fall.
He was a stock-
in the senate when it waa reported
girlishly alight, like the woman In the my wife was to start for home 1 con
lution. introduced by the resolntions
A western Judge decides that Adam man and rancher.
favorably with amendments.
doorway; nor did aught temper her cluded my letter to her with these and Eve were married under the com
committee, the house today approved
Impersonal and detached composure, words:
the purchase by the state of oil provides that all convict-msde goods
mon law and legally bound, though
Religious Play Forbidden.
portraits of ex-Oovemor Benson and shall be so marked. The amendment,
which had also been an attribute of
" 'This will be the last letter I will there were no witnesses. The vener
Philadelphia— As a result o f a pro
which waa adopted, modified this by
the woman In the doorway. And again write to you for a long, long time.'
able rouple on the other tide of the test by clergymen and citizens, the ex-Actlng-Govemor Rowerman. to be
providing that no such marking shall
abe waa alone, uuchaperoned, unpro
"When I got down to my office the big divide are thus made to feel police department issued an order pro
ate chambers. The resolution goes be required under the present Loewen-
next morning 1 found a telegram from easier, and riotous demonstrations on hibiting the presentation in this city
to the senate for Its favorable ac- berg Going contract, which covers con
Yea? Or no? And. If yea, what to my wife waiting for me. 'What on the part of their descendants In the
by Sarah Bernhardt o f the religious iton before the paintings will be or vict-made goods in this state.
do? Waa he to alight and accoat her. earth do you mean? read the dispatch. went nvoided — Detroit Free Press.
play. " L a Samaritaine."
nullifies the bill indefinitely.
arouse her of forcing an entrance to
hla rooms for the sole purpose (as far
as ascertainable) of presenting him
with tbe outline of her hand in the
dust of his desk’s top? . . . Oh.
hardly! It was all very well to b
daringly eccentric and careless of the
world's censure; but one scarcely
cared to lay one’s self open either to
an unknown gtrl'B derision or to a
sound pummeling at the hands of fel
low passengers enraged by the Insult
offered to an unescorted woman.
The young man was still pondering
ways and means when a dull bump ap
prised him that the ferry boat was en
tering the Long Island City slip. “ The
devil!" he exclaimed In mingled dis
gust and dismay, realizing that bis
distraction had been so thorough as to
permit the voyage to take place almost
without his realizing It. So that now
— worse luck!— It was too late to take
any one of the hundred fantastic steps
he had contemplated half seriously. In
another two minutes his charming
mystery, so bewltchlngly Incarnated,
would have slipped out of his life, fi
nally and beyond recall. And he could
do naught to hinder such a finale to
Sulkily he resigned himself to the
inevitable, waiting and
while the boat slid and blundered
clumsily, paddle wheels churning the
filthy waters over side, to the floating
bridge; while the winches rattled, and
the woman, sitting up briskly In the
driver’s seat of the motor car, bent
forward and advanced the spark; while
the chain fell clanking and the car
shot out, over the bridge, through the
gates, and away, at a very consider
able, even if lawful, rate of speed.
Whereupon, writing finis to the final
chapter of Romance, voting the world
a dull place and life a treadmill, an
athematizing in no uncertain terms his
lack of resource and address, Maitland
paid off his cabby, alighted, and to
walked Into the waiting room of the
railway terminus without deviating a
hair’s breadth from the straight and
circumscribed path of the sober in
mind and body.
Tho 10:20 had departed by a bare
two minutes. The next and last train
for Greenfields was to leave at 10:59.
Maitland with assumed nonchalance
composed himself upon a bench In the
waiting room to endure the 37-minute
interval. Five minutes later an able-
bodied washerwoman with six children
in quarter sizes descended upon the
game bench; and tho young man In
desperation allowed himself to bo dis
possessed. The news stand next attract
ing him, he garnered a fugitive amuse
ment and two dozen copper cents by
the simple process of purchasing six
“ night extras,” which he did not want,
and paying for each with a flve-eent
piece. Comprehending, at length, that
he had irritated the news dealer, he
meandered off, jingling his copper for
tune in one hand, lugging Ills news
papers In the other, and made a de
termined onslaught upon a slot ma
chine. The latter having reluctantly
disgorged 24 assorted samples of
chewing gum and stale sweetmeats,
Maitland returned to tho washerwom
an, aud sowed dissension In her brood
by presenting the treasure horde to
the eldest girl with Instructions to
share It with her brothers and sisters.
It is difficult to Imagine what folly
might next have been recorded against
him had not, at that moment, a fe
rocious and Inarticulate howl from the
train starter announced the fact that
the 10:59 was in waiting.
Hoarding the train In a thankful
spirit, Maitland settled himself as com
fortably as he might In the smoker
and endeavored to find surcease of
ennui In his collection of extras. In
vain; even a two-column portrait of
Mr. Dan Anisty, cracksman, accom
panied by a vivacious catalogue of that
notoriety's achievements In the field of
polite burglary, hardly stirred his in
terest. An elusive resemblance which
he traced In the features of Mr. Anisty,
as presented by the sketch artist-on-
the-spot, to some one whom he. Mait
land, had known in the dark back
wards and abysm of time, merely drew
from him tho comment: "Homely
brute!" And he laid the papers aside,
cradling his chin In the palm of one
hand and staring for a weary while
out of the car window nt a reeling and
moonsmltton landscape. He yawned
exhaustively, Ills thoughts astray be
tween a girl garbed all In gray, Ban-
nernmn's earnest and thoughtful face,
and the pernicious activities of Mr.
Daniel Anisty, nt whose door Maitland
laid the responsibility for this most
The brnkeman's wolf-like yelp—
"Greenfields!" — was ringing in his
ears when he awoke and stumbled
down alslo and car steps just In the
nick of time. The train, whisking
round a curve cloaked by a belt of
somber pines, left him quite alone In
the world, cast ruthlessly upon his
An hour had elapsed; It was now
midnight; the moon rode high, a cold
white disk against a background of
sapphire velvet, Its pellucid rays re
vealing with disheartening distinct
ness the inanimate and llghtless road
side hamlet called Greenfields; Its gen
eral store anil poatuffice, Its sol dlsant
hotel, Its straggling line of dilapidated
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