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THE DAILY CAPITAL JOURNAL, SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY. JUNE 21, 1919.
A.iLf "CRAUSTARK." "THE
ST y .HOLLO' OF HER HAND," THE
t, DmH Mm4J fain
1" CHAPTER XXI.
Tha End In tight
Barnes, oarin( beyond all prrrloaa
fceigkta at exaltation, ranged 6tty
between "front" and "back" at tbe
Orand opera boas that evening, lid
ra la the "wing" with hw, whlKper
tl la her delighted ear; Id the dress
lajrooia, Ilflteuing to her soft words
f encouragement to the excited lead
In lady ; on the narrow stairs leading
p to the stage, assisting her to mount
then; and alt the time he was dread
faC the aaoment when he wonld awake
ad find it all a dream.
There was an annoying fly In his
Intfcpnt. however. "I love you," she
aad said simply. "I want more than
anything else In all the world to be
J oar wife. But I cannot promise now.
I moat fcavo time to think, time to"
"Why should you require more time
than ir he perslHtl. "What Is time
to as? Why make wanton waste of
"I know that I cannot find happiness
eieept with you," she replied. "No
matter what happens to me, I shall
always love yon, I shall never forget
the Joy of this. But I cannot prom
Iko now," she finished gently and
kissed hi m.
Between the second and third acts
Tommy Gray rushed buck with the
Courtney's presence, she had nol
taken the time to remove her bat or
"Let's all sit down," said he. "My
kaees are unaccountably weak. Come
along, Ede. Listen to the romance of
And when the story was finished the
countess took his hand la hers and
held it to her cool cheek. The tears
were at 111 drowning her eyes.
"Oh, you poo' dr ! Was that why
yeu grew so haggard and pale and
. Tartly." said he with .great signifi
cance. "And you had them In four pack
all the time? You"
"I had Sprouse's most solemn word
not to touch them for a week. Ha Is
the only man I feared. He Is the only
one who could have "
"May I use your telephone,' Mrs.
Courtney?' cried she suddenly. She
sprang to her feet, quivering with ex
cltement. 'Tray forgive me for being
so Ill-mannered, but I I must call up
one or two people at once. They are
my friends. You will understand, I
Burnes was pacing the floor nerv
ouHly when his sister returned after
conducting her new guest to the room
prepared for her. The countess was
at the telephone before the door
box-ofltce statement. The gross was j closed behind her hostess.
.0. The Instant that fuot became
known to Mr. Runhcroft he Informed
Barnes that they hnd a "knockout," a
gold mine, and that never In all his
career had he known a season to start
off so auspiciously as this one.
Three days Inter Burnes and "Miss
Junes" suld farewell to the strollers
and boarded a day (rain for New York
city. They left tbe compmiy In a con
dition of prosperity. Tbo show wus
averaging two hundred dollars nightly
and Mr. Itushcroft was nlrendy hook
ing return engagements for the early
fait He was looking forward to a
lour of Europe at the close of the war.
Barnes' sister, Mrs. Courtney, met
them at the Grand Central terminal.
"It's now a quarter to live," snld
Barnes nfter the greeting and presen
tation. "Drop nie at the Fifth Avenuo
bank, Edith. . I want to leave some
thing In my safety box downstairs.
Sha'n't be more than live minutes."
He got down from the automobile
, at Forty-fourth street and shot across
the sidewalk into the hank, casting
ouick, apprehensive glances through
Oie five o'clock crowd on the avenue
m he sprinted. Iii his hand he lugged
the heavy, weatlierbcuten packl Ills
later and the countess stared after
him In amazement.
Presently ho emerged from thebnnk,
alill carrying the bag. He was beam
ing. A certain worried, haggard ex
prvaxlos had vanished from his face,
and for the first lime in eight hours
he treated his traveling wardrobe with
corn and Indifference.
"Thank God, they're off my mind
at last," he cried. "That is the first
good, long breath I've had In a week.
No, not now. It's a long tory and
I can't tell It In Fifth avenue. It
wonld be extremely annoying to have
both or you dl! of heurt failure with
all tluwe people looking on."
He felt ber hand on his arm, and
knew that she was looking at him
with wide, Incredulous eyes, tint he
faced straight ahead. Ho was ter
ribly afraid that the girl beside hltn
was preparing to shed tears of Joy
and relief. Ho could feel her search
ing In her Jucket pocket for a hand
kerchief. Mrs. Courtney was not only curl-
as but apprehensive. She hadn't the
faintest Idea who Miss Cameron whs,
or where her brother hnd picked her
a. But m)i nw at a glance that
the was !uvi !, mid h. r wml was rilled
with stmnge misgiving. She was like
all sisters who have pet bachelor
brothers. She hoped that poor Tom
Wn't gone and mart I fool of htm
elf. The few minutes' conversation she
bad with the stranger only served to
Increase ber alarm. Mlsa Cameron'a
sole and smile -and her eyes ! were
8 he had had a night letter from Torn
that morning In which he said that be
was bringing a young lady friend down
from the north and mould she meet
tbsta at the statin and put her np
for a couple of days That was all
be knew of the duelling stranger up
to the moment she saw her. Immedi
ately after that she knew by Intuition
gr'-at deal more about ber than Toia
ceuld bare told In volumes of corre
spsmdence. She knew, also, that Tom
was bwst forever I
"Now tell me," raid rtie countess the
listarit they entered the Courtney
apartment. She gripped both of his
rniS'Wlth her firm little bands snd
locked stmiifht into his eyes, eagerly,
..r. full. .She bad fnrgotten Mrs.
"I whh you had been a little more
explicit In your telegram, Tom," she
said peevishly. "If I had known who
she Is I wouldn't hnvo put ber lu that
room. Now I shall have to move Aunt
Kate back Into It tomorrow and give
Miss Cameron the big one at the end
of the hall." Which goes to prove
(hat Tom's Bister wus a bit of a snob
In her way. "Stop walking like thut
and come here." She faced him ac
cusingly. "Have you told all there Is
to tell, sir!"
"Can't you see for yourself, Ede,
that I'm In love with her? Desperate
ly, horribly, mildly In love with her.
Don't giggle like that ! I couldn't have
told you while she was present, could
"That Isn't what I want to know. Is
she In love with youT That's what I'm
"Yes," suld he, but frowned anx
iously, "She la perfectly adorable," said she,
and was at once aware of a guilty,
nagging Impression that she would not
huve said It to him half an hour ear
lier for anything In the world.
She was strangely white and sub
dued when she rejoined them Inter on.
She had removed her bat. The other
woman saw nothing but the wealth
of snn-klssed Imlr thut rippled. Humes
went forward to meet her, Ulled With
"What Is itl You are pale and
what have you beard?"
She stopped und locked ecnrchlngly
Into his eyes. A warm flush rose to
her cheeks; her own eyee grew soft
and tender and wistful.
"They all bellovc that the war will
last two or three years longer," she
said huskily. "I cannot go buck to
my owu country till It is all over.
They Implore me to remain here with
them until until my fortunes are
mended." She turned to Mrs. Court-
"Yes," She Brtsthed.
ney and went on without the slightest
trace of Indecision or embarrassment
In her manner. "Yon see, Mrs. Court
ney, I am very, very poor. They have
taken everything. I I fear I shall
j have to accept this kind, gfueroua
proffer of " her Tolee snook slight
ly "of a home with my friend until
the Huns are driven out"
Barnes" silence was more eloquent
than any words. Not nntfl Mrs.
Courtney expressed the hope that. Mlsa
Cameron would condescend to accept
the hospitality of her home antll plans
for tbe future were .definitely fixed
was there a sign that tbe object of
her concern bad given thought to
what the was say tog.
"Yen are so very kind," stammered
tbe countess. "But I cauoot think of
imposing oppn " '."
"Leave it to me, Ede," said Barnes
gently, and, laying his band apon his
sister's arm, he led ber from the room.
Then he came swiftly back to tbe
outstretched arms of the exile. . .
"A Tery brief New Tork engage
ment," he whispered in her ear, he
knew not how long afterward. Her
head was pressed against his shoulder,
her eyes were closed, ber lip parted
in the ecstasy of passion.
"Yes," she breathed, so faintly that
he barely heard tbe strongest word
ever put Into the language of man.
Half an hour later he was speeding
down the avenue In a taxi. His blood
was singing, his heart was bursting
with Joy bis head was light, for the
feel of her was still In his arms, the
voice of her In his enraptured ears.
He was hurrying homeward to the
"diggings" he wss soon to desert for
ever. He waa to spend the night at
his sister's apartment When he Is
sued forth from bis "diggings" at half-
past seven be was attired in evening
clothes, and there was not a woman
in all New York, young or old, who
would have denied bltn a second
Later on In the evening three of the
countess' friends arrived at the Court
ney horn to pay their respects to their
fair, compatriot and to discuss the
crown Jewels. They came and brought
with them the consoling information
that arrangements were practically
completed for the delivery of the
Jewels Into the custody of the French
embassy at Washington, through
whose Intervention they were to be
allowed to leave the United States
without the formalities usually ob
served In cases of suspected smug
gling. Upon the arrival In America of
trusted messengers from Paris, headed
by no less a personage than the am
bassador himself, the Imperlul treas
ure was to pass Into hands that would
carry It safely to France. Prince Se
bastian, still In Halifax, had been ap
prised by telegraph of the recovery of
the Jewels, and was expected to sail
for England by the earliest steamer.
And while the visitors at the Court
ney house were lifting their glasses
to toast the prince they loved, and, In
turn, the beuutlful cousin who had
braved so much and fared so luckily,
und the tall wayfarer who hud come
Into her life, a small mnn was stoop
ing over a rifled knapsack In a room
far downtown, glumly regarding the
result of an unusually hazardous un
dertaking, even for one who could per
form such miracles as he. Scratching
his chin, he grinned for be wus the
kind who bears disappointment with
a grin und snt himself down at tbe
big library tuhle in the center of the
room. Carefully selecting a pen-point
"It will be quite obvious to you that.
I called unexpectedly tonight. The
week wna tip, you see. I take the III
erty of leaving under the paperweight
at my elbow a two-dollar bill. It
ought to be ample payment for the
dumugo done to your faithful travel
ing companion. Have the necessury
luetics taken in tne gush and you
will find the kit as good as new. I
We have the outfit. The most up the minute camping
outfit you have ever seen. You don't have to bother with
tent poles, beds or chairs you have the whole condensed
in a package, small enough to put on the running board of
an automobile; the complete outfit consists of tent, 2 beds, 1 table, chairs
And if you really want to enjoy life this size
Victrola should be included.
We have just received a large shipment of porch
furniture in the red and fibre upholstered or plain
also beautiful designs of Hong Hong sea grass. This
furniture is specially adapted to outdoors use as it
is absolutely damp proof. The prices range from
$5 to $25 on rockers and chairs. Lots for everyone.
YOU GET MORE
See Our Win
Governor Olcott today announced the
personnel of the tnte lime board to
include Benton Bowers of Ashland,
representing the taxpayers league, who
succeeds himself; John Suiinatick of
( robtree, representing the farmers' un
ion, who succeeds himself; Dean A. B.
Cordlcy of Corvallis, appointed by the
governor to succeed himself, and Sum
H. Moore, Corvallis, appointed by the
governor to succeed the warden of the
I penitentiary. H. G. Deedr also of Cor
vallis, is the
was moresor less certain not to And Bowfl; r(TrP9(,ntig th, st)ltc grnnff.,
what I was after, but a I have douei, holtls over.
no Irreparable Injury I am sure you
will forgive my love of adventure and
excitement. It wus really Quite dllli-
eult to get from the fire escape to
your window, but It was a delightful
experience. Try crnwllng along that
ten-Inch ledge yourself some day and
see If it isn't productive of a pleasiitit
thrill. I shall not forget your promise
to return good for evil some day. God
knows I hope I may never be In a po
sition to test your sincerity. We may
meet ngnln, and I hope under agree
able circumstances. Kindly pay my
deepest respects to the Countess Ted,
and believe me to be,
"Tours, very respectfully,
"P. 8. I sow O'Dowd today. He
left a message for you and the count
ess. Tell them, said he, that I ask
flod's blessing for them forever. He
Is off tomorrow for Brnrll. He wns
very much relieved when he heard
that I did not get the Jewels the first
time I went after them, and Immense
ly entertained by my Jolly description
of how I went after them the second.
By the way, yon will be Interested to
learn that he has cut loose fr.m tbe
crowd be was trailing with. Mostly
nuts, he says. Dynamiting munition
plants in Canada was a grand project,
says he, and It would have come to
something If the d d women bad
only left the d d men alone. The
expletive are O'Dowd"."
Ten honrs before Barnes found this
Illuminating message on bis library
table be stood at the window of a
lofty Park avenue apartment building,
his arm about the slender, yielding
figure of the only other occupant of
the room. Tolntlng out over the black
housetops, he directed her attention
to the myriad lights In the upper floors
of a great hostelry to the south and
wext and said:
"That Is where you are going to
Cnder the law of the Inst legislature
the warden of the penitentiary is re
moved as a incnilier of the board Hnd
the governor lias two appointments to
make from tho tato at larga rather
than one. The other members are select
ed by the governor. The state grange,
farmers' union and taxpayers' league
each recommend two mcml era and
from each set of two the governor se
lects one as an appointee.'
tical advice for those who nnjjle in
fresh and salt water, by Louis Khend.
"Lake and si ream game fishing," a
practical hook on fresh water game flsu,
a'td the tackle necessary, by the pie
sident of the American angler's league,
Carroll B. Cook.
I "Jewelry making and design'' an il
lustrated text book for students of de
sign and for craft workers in jewelry,
incidentally interesting to the casual
render v. ho fares to know more about
artistic work by A. F. Itosc and Antonio
"Chafing dish recipes" an Interest
ing group of recipes with some m
ideas, hy Ocsino I.emcko.
"The yenrs between." a new book of
poems first advertised under the title
"Oethseniane", by Rudynrd Kiplin?.
"Christopher and Columbus" the
jtory of two seventeen year old gills,
who looked fiermnn, but felt Etylish,
when tlioy discovered America at the
beL'innl"(T of the Knropcan v.nr, by the
author of "Elizabeth and her tlcrman
"The Trestons" the story of an avcr-
i a6 American family torn nv a mwni
American mother, a novel by Mary
MRS. D. B. SPEEJt
CALLED BY DEATH
Mrs. D. B. Hpecr died this morning
at her home in Ilazclwond addition af-
back for the funeral Sundnv.
surviving are the following:
inose surviving are
Her huliad- D. B. .Speer; children,
Howard Speer, aboard J. H. S. Missou
ri: -Miss Minerva Sneer: her fnther.
tcr a short illness. Tho funeral will bo Jacob Benshonf of Hilvertony and the
held Sunday afternoon at the Baptist following brothers and sisters: B. Y. of
church. Dr. Youirg will preach the scr-' l.elianen, J. W. of Oklahoma, B. II.
vices and the body will be lal.cn to Sil- Uchrcnd of Kilverton and Mrs. L.
verton for burial." i I'lctt of Silverton and Mrs. H. D. Sei-
-Hrs. hnreya Ann Npeer was horn in bcrt of Seattle. AHiany Herald.
Iowa .nine , ini. ssne came to Aiimny
len years ago. All members of the fam-
ily except the son, Howard, will be here
tor the funeral. A brother, Jlr. J. A.
Benshonf of Seattle, arrived this morn
ing but too Into to sec his sister. He
w:ll return to Seattle today, but will
NEW BOOKS RECEIVED AT
"The great peace" sn interesting
discussion of the possibilities of perman
ent pence, with special consideration of
the questions of nationalism and Inter
nationalism, bv the anther of "The
thincs mes fight for," H. H. Powers.
"The web," the story of the Ameri
can protective league in its work of pat
riotisia told by Emerson Hough.
"Our flag In verse and prose" a
book of selections edited by obert Ila
"Out of the shadow," the story of a
Russian. Immigrant girl writes of
her experiences with originslity snd
skill. Hose Cohen.
"The book of fish and fishing." prae-
TRAVELING MECHANICIAN OF
ELGIN FACTORY IN SALEM
W. C. Hawley, traveling moehsnicinn
for the Klgin ix factory, arrived in
ralcm yesterday to make his headquar
ters for a few days with the local
Klgin ix agency. While here .Mr.
Hawley will inspect the various Elgin
cai in this part of the state for
possible defects. Mr. Hawley 's visit
to Salem is the result of the Klgin sys
tem of sending an opera mechanic
ever the country every tio days to as
Hint Klirin owners in keeping their fees
in the best of condition.
Try Salem first la Buying
Salem's a Good Place to Trad
Whea yon use Journal tlssslfl-
d ads get what yon want thm
to they work fast.
BUSINESS FAILURES IN UNITED STATES.
Have been very largely due to Ignorance and neg
ligence; ignorance of the principles of Constructive
business methods, and Negligence in the application
of knowledge possessed of these principles.
We can point out Your Errors of the Past,
Show you now to Avoid them in the Future, and help
you Attain Success. !
TROMLEY & HENDERSON
Auditors & Business Analysts
Chamber of Commerce Cldg. Portland, Ore.
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