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Dill Cnnnon. the bonanza kliu. and his
iljiiiKliter. ltose. who liml panned up Mm.
"irnplliin Ilvnn'M hull nt Ban Pranrliro to
i' ri.mpn her father, arrive ut Antelops.
Domlnl''K Ryan cull on hla mother to
bur a ball Invltntlun fur bin wife. nnd l
lefiiHed. The determined old lady refuwes
to rccuRnlJM.' her daushler-ln-lnw. Pom
Inlrk hud been trapped Into ft marrlaice
with Hernlre Ivprson. fi NteriOKruphor.
never il htk IiIm editor. Blip Bipmndem hln
money, they have frecpiont iiutirrrli. nnd
lie Bllpi nwny. Cannon nnd lilii daughter
nrp nnowed In nt Antelope. Doinlnlck
Ilvnn l reooued from fltorni In titiron
rcliniH condition nnd (nought to Antelope
hotel Antelope In mt off by Htorin lloao
Cnnnnn nureeH Pnmlnlrk bnek to life
Two nk later Uerrdce dliwover In h
f J r I ( '!.-! tl IM ,inrl WrltPH lttPr
trylns to mni'li mer il , f Hetll t ln between
them. PomlnWk rt limt In able to Join
fellow unowtimind priBonert In IioIpI par
lor He lone tftnppr out talk of Huford.
an actor Aftrr three weekH. end of lm
prlBontnent I Keen Telpcrnma ami ninll
nrrlve. Immlnbk R"ln letter from wife.
Telia Hour hi iliirnn't love wife, nnd never
did Stormbound people bntln to depot t
nose nnd Pnminbk embraee, father need
them nnd dunnmta nn explanation Hobp'b
brother CJen- 'h tnnde mnnnuer of rnnrh.
nnd Is to pet It If ho ntnvH nober n ypnr
Cnnnon rxprewi-a tVmpathy for Potm
nlck'n poBltlon In tnlk with Hone. Doml
nlck rPturnB bonio Berny rxertH berBelf
to plenup him lint be In Indifferent Can
non rail on Mra Ryan They digitus Pom
1nlrk' tnnrrlBKe dlfHcultleB. nnd Cannon
cuKKPntn buying off Ilerny Domlnlek
Koen to pnrk on Sunday with Herny nnd
family, epn MIb Cannon, bowH to her
nnd Btarta mienHlncHS In Herny In Mrs.
Ttynn's nnme f'nnnon offem Horny $V).CO)
to leave her hiiHhnnd nnd permit dlvorre
8ho rpfiiBeo, Pomlnlck Bees Hone. Cor
nelia Itviin enRnKPd to Jack Duffy. Cnn
non offent Herny $100,000 nnd Ih turned
Of late Herny had not been sleeping
well nnd the fear that this would react
upon her looks had spurred her to the
unwonted exertion of walking. The
route she had chosen was one of those
thoroughfnrcB which radlato from Mar
ket Street, and though not yet slums,
nro far removed from tho calm, wldo
gentility of tho clty'H moro dlgnlflod
highways. With all her dlevomcss,
Bhe had nover shaken oft tho tastes
and Instincts of the class she hid
Walking lolterlngly forward, alio
crossed I'owell Street, and approached
tho entrance of that home of vaude
vllle, tho Granada Theater, Thero
bad been n recent 'chango of bill, and
as she drew near sho looked ovor the
posters standing by tl)o eiilrunco on
which tho progiam for thc coming
week was printed In largo letters. Mid
way down one of theiso, her eyo wns
caught by a namo and she paused and
fitood reading the words:
"JAMES DKPAY BUf'OUD
5Tho Witty, Drllllont and Incomparable
In His Unrlvnled Monologue
She remembered at once that this
Was the actor Domlnlek had spoken of
afl having been snowed -In with them
At Antelope. Domlnlek had ovldontly
oot expected ho would come to San
Francisco. He had said tho man had
been going to act In Sacramonto.
Ab she walked down tho street she
aw that sho was approaching tho car
lino which passed close to her old
homo. A clock in a window showed
hor It was nearly five. Hannah would
havo been homo for some time, nnd
Hazel might bo expected within nn
hour Without moro thought she
hnMed an up-town car.
Sho found them b6th nt homo, Ha
! having been allowed to leave hor
work an hour earlier than usual. Sit
'ling in a small room in tho back of
tho houso. they wero surrounded by
'the outward signs of dressmaking,
"yards of material lay ovor tho chairs,
and on a small wooden tablo, which
fitted close to her body and upon
which portions of tho material lay
mcntly smoothed out, 'Hannah was cut
ting with n large pair of Bhcnrs.
If Horny wanted to surprise her sis
ters, Bhe ccrtulnly now had tho satis
faction of realizing her hopes. Kor a
moment nftor sho told hor news thoy
etared nt her, too amazed to speak,
oven Hannah, who had scouted diffi
culties, being completely unprepared
after tho way of human nature for
tho particular dltllculty that had
cropped up. H was Unset who tlrst
"Duy you oft to loavo Domlnlek?
Glvo you money to go away from him,
do you monn?"
"Thnt'a what I said," roturned her
Uter with dry grlmnoBs. "She's tnado
mo two offers ip leavo my husband,
wants mo to get out and, after I've
Kono for a year, ask him to bring suit
"My Lord!" murmured Hannah In n
hufihod voice of horror.
"How much did sho offer youV" snld
Tho wns n crucial question Hotny
know its importnnco and out up, push
ing back her disarranged lint,
"Ono hundred thousand dollars," bIio
"A hundred thousand bollnrsl"
fcUBpcd Hazel. "Why why Herny J"
Sho Btopped, almost trembling in
the excitement of her stunned Incredu
lity. "A hundred thousand doljarsl" Unn
aah echoed, each word pronounced
with a slow, aghast unbelief. "Oh, it
can't bo that much!" "V
"It's that much now," said Herny,
AWitloor joX Jim KONCUK,
' 7' nwroDrviAtt tawoivvu.
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Cogyrlgk IStljjrTijcBOBSS-MEBPJlL CO.-
lir cnlmnoBs uccontuntrd to the point
of rionrbalunco, "and if J wnnt I ctm
tnnke tlipm double It, raise It to n
qunrtor of a million. Two lmndrcd
and fifty thousand dollars Isn't so
much whan you've Rbt millions In
trunks. What'B that to the IlyntiH?"
Shn roue abruptly from her srnt,
puflhlng It back and fcolItiK that fiho
had bettor go before shrf said too
Ab alio rose, Hazel rose too, her fire
full of suspicious concern.
"It's not another woman, Is It, Hor
ny?" she almost whispered. )
Horny had told so many lies that
she did not bother about a few mora.
Moreover, she was determined not to
let her sisters know about Hose Can
Hon not yot, anyway.
"No," oho said with short scorn,
turnlnj; to pick up hrr fonthor boa.
"Of course It's not. He's not that kind
of n man. He's too much of a sissy.
Anothor woman I I'd lltfb to tell Itlm
When Bhe reached home, she found
on the hall tablo a note which the
Chlnamun told her had been loft by
n mosBcnRor It was from Dill Can
non and contained but a few lines.
Those, of a buslncfialiko brevity, ex
pressed the writer's dcslro to sec her
again, and politely suggested that, if
site could como to bin office on any
ono of the threo .peclfled afternoons,
between tho hours of two and four,
he would be deeply honored and
In his "Klondike Monologue" at the
Orphoum, Huford, the actor, made a
sudden and unexpected hit. Tho morn
ing after his llrst nppearance, both
Domlnlek and Horny rend In tho paper
eulogistic notices of tho new star.
Domlnlek whb particularly Interested.
He remembered Huford'B state of wor
ry while at Antclopo and wob glad to
seo that tho unlucky player was, In
the parlance of hlB own world, "mak
Now, from whnt ho heard, Huford's
hard times should bo nt an end. Such
a hit as ho had made should glvo him
tho required Impetus. Men Domlnlek
know, who had theatrical affiliations,
told him that Huford wus "made." Tho
actor could now command n good sal
ary on any of tho voudovlllo circuits
in the country, and If "ho had It in
him" ho might ascend the ladder
toward tho heights of legitimate com
edy. His humorous talent wns unique
and brilliant. It was odd, considering
his age, that It had not been discov
Herny was very anxious to see him.
Hnzel and Josh nnd seen him on ono
of tho llrst evenings nnd pronounced
him " almply great." Sho extorted a
promlso from Domintck that, at tho
earliest opportunity, ho would Dtty
tickets for hor. and, if ho could not
accompany hor himself, sho could go
with ono of her sisters.
He stopped to buy tho tickets ono
midday on his way to lunch. Ho mado
up his mind to buy throe, then Herny
could cither tnko her two slBters, or
HazoJ and Josh, whoso craving for
tho theater wns nn unnssuageablo pas
sion. Ho was turning from tho ticket
ofllco window when a BonorotiB voice
at his elbow arrested hint:
"Mr. Kyan," It boomed out, "do I seo
you at last?"
It was Huford, but a rejuvenated
and prosperous Huford, tho retlectlon
of his good fortuno shining from his
beaming fnco and fnshlonnblo llguro
Tho red rnaped look had loft his fea
tures nnd the hollows beneath his
high cheek-bones wero tilled out.
"Glad to Bee you, Hurord," ho said,
"and glnd to hear you've mado such a
aucceas of It."
Huford acknowledged those compli
ments with cool, acquiescent compla
conco. "I havo struck my gait." he said.
nodding his head In condescending ac
ceptance. "I havo at last won my
Bpurs. Tho wnyB of fate or let mo
say Providence nro truly Inscrutable.
I turned my faco to tho North In a
bitter hour, and it was in a bitter hour
that I adopted tho stage."
"Then you went on the stage up
thero? You've only been on a fow
"Nearly four," said tho actor. He
looked down at his shoo for n moment
ns If considering, nnd repented with
out looking up, "It will be four next
Septcmbor. Trouble drovo mo to those
far distant lands nnd hard luck drove
mo on the stage. I'd never had any
thing to no wiin it till then; I hadn't
a atago game about me. Thoro'd even
ln a time whe.i I had a strong preju
dice ugnlnat tho theater nnd nover
wont to one. Hut n man muit llvo
Ho mopped, his nttontlon arrested
by a hnnd laid softly on hla sloevo. A
youth of Hebraic countenance had. Is-1
aued from n door behind him, and, i
touching ins arm with a 'esltntlng, un
clean finger, began to spoak In a low
"Duty calls," said Huford. "I am
sorry, but thoy want mo inside. I
hope later to bo ablo to placo a box
at your disposal. Madame, you say, is
very desirous of seeing mo. Well, lh
seo to it that sbe doca so under tho
moflt favorable conditions."
Ho bowed Impressively as though
saluting Horny in person, and then,
with n last dignified farewell to Ddm
Inlck, turned toward the door which
opened at his approach. .
Rosc'b Point of View,
Tho following Sunday, nt ten o'clock
In th morning, Domlnlek noiselessly
descended tho stairs of the flat and
lot himself out Into the street He
would spend the morning walking,
anywhere whore there was quiet and a
view. Ho would take his lutich at any
little Joint country hotel, city chop
houso he happened to pass, and In
tho afternoon he would walk again.
Ho ascended the hill by ono of the
streets on its southern slope, violently
steep, the upward lenps of its side
walk hero and there bridged by flights
or Htops. Every little houso wns dis
gorging ItB Inmates, Barbed in the
light Sunday attire of tho Califomian
on pleasuro bent.
Domlnlek wont up the hill in the
clear, golden sunlight, nnd In his re
volt ho pushed Herny from hla mind,
and lot Rose como In hor plnce. Hla
thoughts, always held from her, sprang
nt her, encircled her, seemed to draw
her toward him as onoo his anfiB had
Standing on the surcmit or tho hill,
where tho wall of the quarry drops
down to tho wnter front nnd tho
wharves, ho relinquished himself to
his dream of her.
As if called, ho turned sharply and
saw Rose standing a few yardo away
from him, looking nt him with an ex
presajon of affrighted indecision. "
"1 wasn't sure It was you," sho said.
"And then when I saw It whb, I was
going to steal away before you saw
mo. Dut you turned suddenly ns If
you heard me."
"I felt you there," ho answered. "I
walked up here this morning to
hnvo a think. I don't know where tho
think wns going to take mo when you
enme round that corner and stopped it.
Whnt brought you here?"
"Nothing In particular. It was such
a flno morning I thought I'd Just
ramble about, and I camo this way
without thinking. My feet brought
mo without my knowledge."
"Sit down and talk to me," ho said
quietly. "No ono can hear you. It'a
like being nil alo-no in tho world up
here on tho hilltop. Wo can Bit on
There was a broken boulder behind
them, close to tho narrow foot-way,
and sho sat on it, motioning him to a
tint piece of rock besldo her.
"Toll mo tho whole thing." sho snld.
"You and I havo never talked much
about your nffalra. And what con
cerns you concerns mo."
"It's Just what you know," ho bo
gnn slowly. "Only as every day goes
by It seems to get worse. I've nover
told you much about my marrlngo.
1'vo never told anybody.
"I knew nil about her when I mar
ried her. I was young, but I wasn't
ft green fool. Only I didn't Beem to
1 ' HJ w
It Was Buford, but a Rejuvenated and Prosperous Buford.
realize, I didn't guess, I didn't dream,
that she wns going to atay tho way
"Doob bIio want to leavo you?"
Tho question seemed to touch a
nervo thnt atnrtled nnd then stiffened
him. He answered it with hla head
turned toward her, tho eyebrowB lift
ed, a combative note In hts voice:
'I don't know whether sho does or
not." Ho Btopped and then said, with
his fnco Hushing, "No, I don't think
"How can you loavo her, thon?"
"You expect too muqh of weak hu
man nature," ho said.
"No," 8h answered, "I don't. I
only expect what you can do."
He turned and looked ut her.
"Then I'm to live for tho rest of
my life with a wife I don't enre for,
separated from the woman I love?
What Is there in that to keep a man's
"The knowledge that w love each
other. That's a good deal, I think."
It wa tho first time she had snld
in words that she loved him. Thero
vns no trace of embarrassment or
consciousness on hor face; Instead alio
seempd singularly calm nnd stendfnBt,
much less moved than he. Her words
shook him to the soul. He turned hla
eyes from her face and grasping for
her hand, clasped It, and proased it
to his heart, and to hla lips, then
looxd it and rose to his feet, saying
to himself: '
"Yes, that's a good deal."
Her eyca followed him, nnd thm
brought up on the schooner bonrlng
away on its long tack, strained nnd ca
reening in tho breeze that, down there
in the open, blew frcah and strong
from tho great Pacific.
"It's a schooner," Bhe said absently.
"Whoro do you suppose It's going?"
"I don't know. Somewhere a long
way off, I hope. My devils nre sailing
away on It."
They stood side by side, gazing
down at It till she moved away with a
"Oood-by," he answered, and
stretched out his hnnd.
Horny had been turning over in her
mind tho advantages of accepting tho
monoy--had been letting herself dwell
upon tho delights of possible posses
sionwhen nt the Sunday dinner that
afternoon Jooh McCrae threw hor
back Into the state of Incensed rejec
tion with which she had met the first
offer. With IiIb face wreathed tn Joy
ous grins, he had apprised her of the
fact that only an hour earlier, while
walking on Telegraph Hill, ho had
seen Domlnlek thero talking with Miss
She was qulot for tho rest of the
afternoon, but it was not till sho had
reached her own home, Bllont In its
untenanted desertion, that she had'
an opportunity to turn tho full vigor
of her mind on what sho had heard.
Sho put from her mind all intention
of over taking the money. Sho want
ed it desperately, terriblv.
Sho knew that tho Interview for
which Bill Cannon had asked was for
a last, deciding conversation. He wob
to make his final offer. It was a mo
ment of torture to her when alio won
dered what it would be, and her mind
hovered In distracted temptation over
the certain two hundrod thousand dol
lars and the posBlblo quarter of a
She was In this state of feverish dls
tractedness when sho went to Bill
Nothing could bo moro dlsarmlngly
friendly than tho old mnn's greeting.
"What I asked you to come hero for
to-day was to talk about this matter,
to talk further, to thresh it out some
moro. I'vo Been Mra. Ilynn Blnco our
Inst tneetiug. Sho doubles her offer
to you. She'll give you two hundred
thousand dollars to leave her son."
"Well, I won't," Bald Demy, drawing
herself to tho edgo of the chair. "She
can keop hor two hundred thousand
"Don't bo In such a hurry; I've not
finished yot. This la Just between
you and me," ho wont on slowly, his
voloo lowored, dropped to tho key of
contldoncea. "I'll give you another
hundred thouaand. I'll put it with
TMrs. Ryan's pile, aud it'll run your
I V. M Wf nil 1
fortuno up well paat a quarter of a
"You think that I don't know why
you're offering mo this money. Well,
old man, I do. You want to get my
husband for your own daughter, Rose
It was Cannon's turn to bo speech
loss. He had not for years received
bo unexpected and violent a blow. Ilo
sat in tho same attitude, not moving
or uttering a sound, and looking nt
Herny with a pair of oyos that each
second grow colder and more steely
"Come," he said with sudden author
ity, "I can't wnsto my time this way.
Arc you going to tnko tho money or
Ilia manner, ns if by magic, had
changed. Every suggestion of defer
ence or consideration had gone from
"Will you take tho money?"
"No!" sho suld loudly. "Don't ask
mo that again!"
"All right," ho answered quietly.
"that enda our business. Do you know
your wny out, or shnll I ring for Gran
ger to boo you to tho door?"
It wns lato, almost dark, that eve
ning when Cannon loft his office. As
lie walked down Montgomery Street
to tho car, ho pondered on Demy,
wonderlngly and with a sort of bo
gtudglng, aBtonlahed admiration of a
coWage that ho could not but admiro
How aho had found out ubout Rose
ho could not imagine, only It was very
enraging that she ehould havo dono
bo. It waB tho laBt, and most detest
ablo fact in tho wholo disagreeable
It was tho first of May. By the
morning's mail ho had received a let
tor from Gene nnnounclng, with the
playful blltheness which mnrked all
tho young man's allusions to the
transfer of tho Santa Trinidad ranch,
that tho year of probation was up and
he- would shortly arrive in San Fran
cisco to claim his own.
Gene'a father had read thlB missive
in grlm-visngod silence. Tho senso
of self-approval that ho might havo
experienced was not Ills; ho only felt
that he had been "done." Two months
before, thinking thnt tho ranch was
slipping too easily from his grasp, that
ho was making too little effort to re
tain his own, he had hired a detective
to go to San Luis Obispo and watch
the career of Gone for signs of hi3 old
waywardness. On tho thirtieth of
April tho man had reported that
Geno's course had been marked by an
abstinence as gonulno and complete
as the most exacting father could
His mood was unusually black when
ho entered tho house. The servant,
who came forward to help him off
with hla coat, knew it tho moment ho
saw tho heavy, scowling face. The
piece of intelligence tho man had to
convey that Mr. Geno Cannon had ar
rived halt an hour earlier from San
Luis Obispo wns not calculated to
abate tho Bonanza King's irritation.
Gene, however, was not at all
abashed by any lack of cordiality. At
tho best of times, ho was not a sen
sitive person, and ns this had been
hla portion since his early manhood,
he was now used to it. Moreover, to
night he was In high splrlta. In his
year of exile he had learned to love
the outdoor life for which he was
fitted, and had concolved a paaaionato
deslro to own the splendid tract of
land for whiqh he felt tho lovo and
prido of n proprietor.
Always a loquacious person, a
stream of talk flowed from him to
which tho old man offered no inter
ruption, nnd in which oven Rose found
it difficult to Insert an occasional, ar
resting question.. Gene had a number
of now plans.
Tho old man listened without sneak-
lng, his chin on his collar, his eyes
fixed in a wide, dull stare on his happy
boy. At Intervals Geno almost clam
oring for a response ho emitted one
of those inarticulate sounds with
which it wns his custom to greet in
formation that ho did not like or the
exnet purport of which he did not
Tho only thing which would have
sweetened his mood would havo been
a conversation, penceful and uninter
rupted, with his daughter. Ho had
not Been aa much of her as usual dur
ing tho last fow days, as Bhe had been
confined to her room with a cold. This
waa tho first evening alio had been at
dinner for four days, and the old mnn
had looked forward to ono of their
slow, enjoyable mealB together, with
a long, comfortable chat ovor tho
black coffee, as waa their wont.
When dinner was ovor, and she rose
from hor seat, ho naked her to play
on tho piano in tho sitting-room near
Neither of the men spoke for a
spaed whllo the music crept In softly
from tho sitting room. Tho old man
gazed for n whllo maliciously at his
'"Well, you've got it!" said tho fa
ther at last,'ln a loud, pugnacious tone.
"You've got It, haven't you?"
"Well, I gueBS I havo," said Gene,
his triumph tempered by an air of
modesty, "nnd I guess I earned it
fair. I stuck to tho bargain and there
wero times when I can toll you it was
a struggle. I nover once slipped up.
If you don't believe my word, I can
bring you men from down thero that
know mo well, nnd they'll testify that
I spenk the truth.
"It was Rose who really put mo up
to It," ho went on. "Sho'd say to mo
I could do it, I only had to try; any
ono could do anything they really
mado their minds up to. If you said
you couldn't do a thing, why, then you
couldn't, but If you snld you could, you
got your mind Into that attitude, nnd
it wasn't hard any more. And she
wns right. When I got my mind round
to looking at It that wny, it camo quite
easily. Rose's always right."
"Then, why tho hell," said tho old
man, "do you go on talklne about
yourself nnd your damned concerns,
bothering tho life out of her when,
sWs got troublos of her own?"
"Troubles of her own? What
troublos has sho got?"
"She's got a cold," said Cannon.
He spoke sharply nnd looked at
Gone with n sidelong eye full of ob
servant malice. Tho young man gazed
back nt him, confused, for a moment
half Inclined to laugh, thinking his fn
ther, in a sudden unnccustomed play
fulness, wns Joking with him.
' Well, if it's only a cold," ho stam
mered, "it's nothing to tear up the
ground about. , I thought it was some
thing serious, that Roso was unhnppy
about something. But a cold "
After all, It was a good thing the
boy did not know; ho was of the kind
who could not bo trusted with any in
formation of importance. He did not
want Gene or anybody else to inter
fere. He, Rose's father, and ho alono,
"Then I'm to Live for tho Rest of
My Life With a Wife I Don't Care
without any outside assistance, would
reach up nnd pick out for her any star
that sparkled in tho heavens, any
moon for which sho might choose to
cry. Sho wanted Domlnlek Ryan for
Iter husband. She should havo htm
and It would bo her father who would
get him for her. Ho would glvo her
Domlnlek Ryan, as he would a pearl
necklace or a new automobilo to which
she had taken a fancy.
Out of the Fullness of the Heart.
That night it was Berny's turn to
be wakeful. In the sllenco of the sleep
ing house nnd the warm darkness of
her curtained room, she lay tossing
on hor bed, hearing the clear, musical
striking of the parlor clock as it
marked tho hours. When tho first
thin streak of gray painted a pale lino
between tho window curtains Bhe roso
and took a sleeping powder and soon
after fell Into a heavy slumber.
This held her in tho dead, motion
less unconsciousness that a drug
brings, through tho long morning
hours. Dominick's nolseleas doparture
hardly disturbed the hushed quiet of
tho little flat. The Chinaman, trained
by his exacting mlatresa to make no
sound while she slcpL went about hts
work with a stealthy step and cautious
touch, even In the kitchen, shut off by
space and muffling doors, continuing
his care. He had had more than one
experience with the wrath, of Mrs.
Ryan when she had been roused from
late alumbers by a banged door or o
It was nearly lunch-time when she
awoke, slowly emerging from the
black, unbroken deadnesa of her sleep
to a momentarily augmenting sense of
depression. She rose, hor body seem
ing to participate in tho oppressed
discomfort of her mind, and, going to
the bedroom window, drew tho curtain
nnd looked out.
The day promised llttlo in tho Avay
of cheering Influences. Fog hung
'heavy in tho air, a gray veil depend
ing from a gray hazo of sky. That
portion of her neighbor's garden which
tho window commanded was drenched
with it, the flowers drooping molstly
ns ir It weighed on them like a heavy
substance under the pressuro of which
thoy bent and dripped. The stretch
of wall that sho could seo gleamed
with dampness. A corner of stone, on
which a drop regularly formed, hung
nnd then fell, held her eyes for a few
vacantly-staring moments. Then she
turned away, muttering to herBelf:
"Good Lord, what a day!"
Sho waB at her lunch when the tele
phone boll rang. Sho dropped her
napkin nnd ran to tho Instrument
which was in the hall. She did not
know what sho expected or rather
she did not expect anything in par
ticular but aho waa in that atate of
feverish tenalon when she seemed tho
focus of portentous happenings, tho
point upon which events or sinister1
menace might, at any moment, bear
down. Bill Cannon might bo calling
her up, for what purpose she could not
gucsB, only for something that would
bo disagreeable and perturbing.
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
Lady You say you swam ashore
when the Titanic went down?
Tramp Yes, mum.
Lady How long wero you in tho
Tramp Four days, mum.
Lady You don't look it.
Knlckor In tho winter I go out
to play poker and my wife stays homo
Bocker And In tho summor you
stay homo from poker and your wife
goes away for bridge.
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