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By REX BEACH
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TETCHY the next day demon-
I strated her power over all
. sorts and conditions of men
1 by reducing the blase young
clubman to a state of grinning admi
ration. "Flngerless" Fraser alone had
been missing from the coterie. lie
had discovered them from a distance,
to be sure, and came over to exchange
greetings with Cherry, but the disas
trous result of the fellow's garrulity
was still so fresh In Boyd's mind that
be could not Invite him to Join them,
and Fraser. with singular modesty,
had quickly withdrawn, to wander
lonesomely for awhile till sheer ennui
drove him to bed. His dejection
awakened little sympathy In Boyd,
who felt happier for the removal of
bis irritating presence.
In the morning Boyd was brought
sharply back to a realization of his
difficult position by a letter from Mil
"Father and I had another scene
over you." wrote Mildred. "It was
the first quarrel we ever bad, and I'm
balf sick as a result. I simply can't
bear that sort of thing, and we have
agreed to drop the subject What
roused him to such a sudden fury I'm
sure I don't know."
Boyd knew, however, and the knowl
edge did not add to bis comfort
It seemed. Indeed, as if the trust's
enmity had marked him in the eyes
of the whole financial world. He was
again denied assistance at the banks,
and this time in a manner to show him
the futility of further effort
In his perplexity he turned naturally
to Cherry, who listened to his tale of
repeated failure with furrowed brows,
pondering the matter as seriously as
If the responsibility had been her own.
"The battle has begun sooner than
I expected," she said at length. "I nev
er dreamed they could fix the banks
"Somehow I can't believe this is
the work of the trust people- I don't
see bow they could acompllsh so much
In so short a time. Why, it came like
"I hope I am wrong." she answered,
"but something unexpected must have
happened to change Mr. Hllliard's at
titude. What could it be except pres
sure from higher sources?" ' - -
"Has he dropped any bint before
"Not a hint, ne wouldn't let go of
anything. Why, he is too close fisted
to drop his Vs. "
"Will you take dinner with me this
evening so that we can talk over any
"I am to dine with Mr. nuiiard,"
said the girl.
"Oh!" Boyd's tone of disappointment
seemed disproportionate to the occa
sion. He endeavored to disguise his
feeling by saying lightly: "You are
breaking into exclusive circles. He
lives in quite a palace, I am told."
"I I'm not dining at his home."
Cherry hesitated, and Boyd flashed a
sharp glance at her. A faint color
flushed her cheeks as she explained,
"He could not see me at the office to
day, so he arranged for me to take din
ner with him."
.. "I see." Boyd detected a note hither
to strange in his own voice. "I am go
ing to try the Tacoma banks tomorrow.
Would you like to run over with me in
the morning? The sound trip Is beau
tiful." "I would love to." she exclaimed. "I
may have something to report If I can
make Mr. IHUlard talk."
"Out of curiosity, I should like to
know what influenced him. I'll call
for you in time for the 9 o'clock boat"
ho added as he arose to go. "Mean
while if you get a hint from Htlllard
It may be useful."
Cherry had finished her breakfast
next morning when he called and was
awaiting him, clad In a brown velvet
suit which set off her trim figure with
all the effectiveness of skillful tailor
ing. She was as perfect to the eye as
the morning Itself.
"Well, did Ullllard expose the hid
den mysteries of the banking system?"
he questioned as they walked down
toward the water front
"lie did. It Is no mystery at all
"Then It was that newspaper story
that frightened him."
"Indirectly perhups. ne didn't men
"What did he soy?"
"Nothing! Then how"
"He informed me tbnt you are en
gaged to marry Miss Wayland."
"Yes. But what did he say about
"Onlv what I have told you. The
rest is ensy. Had you been less se
cretive I would have known Instantly
whom to blame for this trouble,
Wayne Wayland and Willis Marsh are
working double, and Inasmuch as you
are persona non grata"
"Who told rou I am persona non
"You told me yourself without in
tending to. Please give me credit for
some shrewdness. If you had been a
welcome suitor you would have bad
no difficulty in raising twice f2U0,0i)0
Author of "The Spoiler" end
HARPER e BROTHERS J
In Chicago. Then. Too, 1 "remember
the story you told me at Kalvlk, your
mental attitude many things, in fact
Oh. it wus very simple."
"Well, what of It? What has all that
got to do with my present difficulty?"
"Listen! You want to marry the
daughter of the greatest trust builder
In the country, and he doesn't want
you for a sou-ln-law. You undertake
an enterprise wleh seriously threatens
his financial interests, aud if successful
in that you could defy his opposition
in the other matter. Now, all goes
well until he learns of your plans.
then be strikes with his own weapons.
A word here and there, a hint to the
bauks, and your fine castle comes tum
bling down about your ears. I thought
you had more perception."
"We haven't figured Marsh in at
all,'" he said tentatively.
"lie figures nevertheless, as I in
tend to show you today. To begin
with, please notice that unobstruslve
man in the gray suit Not now! Don't
look around for a minute. Yon will
see him on the opposite side of the
Boyd turned, to observe a rat faced
fellow across the way, evidently bound
for the Tacoma boat
"19 he following us?"
"I see him everywhere I go."
Boyd's face clouded angrily, at which
Cherry exclaimed, "Now, for heaven's
sake, don't mimic Big George or we'll
never learn anything."
"I won't stand for a spy." he growl
ed. Finally the girl sold. "You really do
care a great deal for Miss Wayland.
Ills only answer was a deep breath
and a slow turning of the bead, but
once she had seen the look In his
eyes she needed no other. She could
only say: "I hope she is worthy of
all she Is causing you to suffer. Boyd.
So few of us are."
She did not speak again, but In her
heart was a great heaviness. They
reached the dock and lost sight of the
spy, only to have him reappear soon
after the boat cleared, and. while
neither spoke of it. they felt his prea
ence during the whole trip.
At Tacoma Boyd left her to go about
his business, but Joined her later at
lunch, with the Joyful announcement
"I've had better luck this time. They
said there would be no difficulty what
ever in handling the matter, and they
are to let me know definitely tomor
"Did Hawksbaw bound you to the
bank?" she inquired.
"I rather think so."
"Then tomorrow will tell the tale."
You mean the bank will turn me
Yes, If I've sized up the situation
correctly. I dare say these banks are
as cautious as those in Seattle, and a
few words over the telephone would
do the trick."
"I'm inclined to give that shadow a
little personal attention." the young
man mused, but when she questioned
him he only smiled and assured her of
Again on the return trip they dlscov-
ered the fellow among the passengers.
Cherry noticed as they reached the
dock that while Emerson maintained
I flow of conversation his eyes were
constantly upon the fellow's back and
that be kept a position close- to his
shoulder, regardless of Jostling from
the others. . She could not tell what
this foreboded, nor did she gain a bint
of Boyd's purpose until the gangplank
was in place and they were out upon
It. A narrow space separated the boat
from the dock. As they crossed this
Boyd slipped and half fell on the
slanting planks. lie lunged violently
against the man in gray, who was next
blm. It occurred with the suddenness
of pure accident, and the next she
saw was the stranger plunging down
ward along the piling, clutching wildly
at the vessel's side, while Boyd clung
to the guard rope as if about to lose
The man's cry as he struck the wa
ter alnr"' (1 the crowd and caused a
mom -it;! r.v stampede. In which Cherry
and !'."yl were thrust shoreward, but
the confusion quickly subsided as an
off.-er flung a heaving line to the gasp
ing rreature beneath. A moment later
the hatless spy was dragged to the
dock. Indignant and sputtering.
"I'm very sorry, sir." Boyd apologis
ed profusely. "It was all my fault.
The plank was steep, and I was forced
off my feet Whenever I'm followed
too closely I lose my bead. It's t
weakness I have."
The man was still too unmanned by
bis cold Immersion to do more than
chatter angrily. In the hubbub Emer
son led his companion out into the
street, where she beheld blm shaking
with suppressed laughter.
"Boyd," she cried In a shocked voice.
"then it wus. You you might have
killed him! Suppose his head had
struck a timber!"
"Yes, that would have been too
bad." he declared. Then, at the sight
of her face, his chuckle chnnged to
a wolfish snarl. "He'll know enough
to keep nwuy from me hereafter."
"Don't! Don't! I never saw you
Ml -v I '
"'I'M VKUT SORRY, 8IB."
look so. Why. it inhjbt have been mur
der!" "Well?" He stared at her curiously.
"I-I didn't think It of you." She
shuddered weakly, but he only shrug
god his shoulders and said, with a
finality that cut off further discussion:
"He's a spy. 1 won't be spied upon.'
When Boyd entered his room at the
hotel, whither he had gone after leav
ing Cherry at Illlliard's bank, Big
George greeted him excitedly.
"Here's the dickens to pay. We can t
get that barkentlne."
The Margaret? Why not? The
charter was all arranged."
"The agent telephoned that we could
not have her."
"What reasons did he offer?"
"None. We can't have her. that's
"She's the only available ship on the
sound. Our stuff will be here In a fort
"Some of it will."
"What do you"
"Boilers held up."
"Yes. Rend that'
Bait tossed him a
"'Shipment delayed." rend Boyd.
"Well, this is growing interesting.
Thank heaven, other people handle ma
chlnerv." He reached for a blank
and hurriedly wrote a message cancel
lng his order. "I guess Cherry was
right. Marsh Is fighting to delay us."
He began a recital of the morning's oc
currence, but before he had finished he
was called to the telephone.
"More bad news," he exclaimed as
he re-entered the room. "The Jackson-
Nebur company say they can't make
delivery of their order. I wonder what
"We don't need anything more to crip
pie us," George declared blankly. "Any
one of these blows Is a knockout."
It was nerhnns an hour later that
Cherry entered unannounced
"I Just ran In for a minute to tell
vou something new. VNhen I came
np from the bank th elevator boy
at the hotel made a mistake and car
ried me pnst my floor. Without notlc
In the difference. I went down the
hall, and whom should I run rlgbr In
to. coming out of a room, but our de
fective! As he opened the door I heard
him say. 'Very well. sir. I'll report to
"To whom was he reporting?"
"I don't know. A few minutes later
I called you up to tell you about It. but
while I was waiting for my number
the onerator evidently got the wires
crossed or left a switch open, for I
heard this much of a conversation:
" 'Our contract covers 50.000 cases
at $5. We thought that was at least
20 cents under the market.'
"I was about to ring off when I re
membered that you had sold your out
put of 50.000 cases to Bloc St Co. for $5
a case, so I listened on a chance and
heard another voice reply"
"I don't know. It said. 'We'll under
sell that by $1.'
"'Good Lord!' said the first speaker.
'That means a loss of And then I
was cut off. I thought I'd better come
over in person Instead of trusting to
"And you didn't recognize either
"No. But I discovered at the office
that rooms 610 and C12 the suit I saw
that detective coming out of are occu
pied by a Mr. Jones of New York, who
arrived three days ago. I'll bet any
thing you please that you'll hear from
Bloc St Co. within twenty-four hours
and that the occupant of those rooms
at the Hotel Buller Is Willis Marsh."
Big George began to mutter profane
ly. "It looks like tbey bad us, and all
because Fraser's tongue Is bung in the
"All the same, well fight It out," said
Emerson grimly. "If I can raise that
money In Tacoma" Again the tele
phone bell buzzed noisily.
"Bloc St Co.." predicted Cherry, but
for once she was wrong.
"A call from Tacoma," said Boyd, the
receiver to his ear; "it must be the
Second National. They were not to let
me know till tomorrow." Through
the open door of the adjoining room
bis words came distinctly, while the
others listened in tense silence.
"Hello! Yes! This Is Boyd Emer
son." Then followed a pause, during
which the thin, rasping volco of the
distant speaker murmured unintelli
gibly. "Why not? Can't you give me a rea
son? I tliought you said Very well.
Emerson hung up the receiver enre
fully and w.lh the same deliberation
turned to face his companions. He
nodded and spread his bunds outward
In an unmistakable gesture.
"Whnt, already?" queried the girl.
"They must have been renched by
."Thjit (iefcc.tlv.c reny have called
M:ir!i up from there."
"That menus It won't do any good
to try furt her In Taeomn. The other
banks have undoubtedly been fixed, or
they soon will be. If I can slip nway
undiscovered I'll try Vancouver next.
but I haven't much hope."
'It looks bad. doesn't It?" said Cher
"As we stand at present." Boyd ac
knowledged, "we nre the owners of
hundred thousand dollars' worth of
useless machinery ond unsalable sup
piles." And nil," mused the girl, "because
of a loose tongue and a little type."
Continued in next issue
DAY ON STAND
Former Head of Control Board
Tries to Tell Whole Story.
SYMPATHY FOR UNFOnTWUTES
Declare, That This Is What Created
the Whole Trouble That Ensued
With Governor Carroll Defense En
deavors to Uncover Irregularities in
Purchase of Wagons.
Des Moines, Sept. 23 In the trial
of Governor Carroil toe state practic
ally disposed of one of the two ques
tions at Issue in the case by the ad
mission from the secretary of the state
board of control that he bud all the
correspondence in regard to the pur
chase of certain supplies and that
Chairman Cownie practically had noth
ing to do with It. This related to the
buying of woolen goods tor the prison.
The governor had accused Cownie ot
making purchases without observing
the lormalltles required by law. Sec
retary Treat admitted that In the mat
ter of making the purchases all was
regular suve that the blanks tor esti
mates were not filled out until after
wards, and he had this done.
Cownie denied the charge that he
had been guilty of Improper conduct
w.ih girls at the state reiormatory at
M'.trheMlville,. denied that he promised
the governor Immunity from responsi
bility If he gave the fullest publicity
to the charges, and said before his
letter of May 23, denying Governor
Carroll's charges, was published, he
read It to Robert Fleming and others
at the Garst headquarters In the Flem
Questioned as to Contracts.
Attorney Parsons asked Cownie it
he'bad not been chairman of the con
trol board, and if he had not, while so
acting, purchased wagons for the state
institutions at MItchellvllle and Glen
The state objected to this question
as nut belonging to the cross-examina
tlon. The defense replied with the claim
that in the direct examination of Mr
Cownie the counsel for the state asked
him if he ever let contracts without
receiving estimates, and he answered
that he hid not.
The purpose of the examination as
to the wa;onn, Attorney Parsons said
was to disprove the assertion made by
Mr. Cownie. Judge Howe was in
cllned to hold the examination to
charges made in the Indictment. The
defense claimed the wagons were sup
piles, and the court upheld the con
tentlon, ordering the examination to
Attorney Parsons then Inquired If
the wagons had been secured after
regular requests had been made and
estimates secured. Mr. Cownie an
swered that the superintendents had
been asking for wagons for a year
He also said that It had been the cus
torn to buy men articles needed at
o ma':e out required estl
Attorney Dowell objected for the
state, but his protest was overruled
"Then you made these purchases
without the estimates required by the
law?" Mr. Parsons asked.
"Every member of the board was
cognizant of that action, and it has
been a custom of the board to make
such purchases ever since Its creation
Immediate need of many articles mak
lng it impossible to wait for estl
mates," replied Mr. Cowne.
During the day Mr. Cownie was on
the stand nearly all of the time and
was subjected., to severe cross, exarul
nation. He was asked as to the con
versatlon with the governor and the
whole matter was gone Into in detail
again. He said that In the conversa
tlon he had told the governor of hi
years' of service on the board, of hi
efforts to help the unfortunates, hi
sympathy with them, and he told the
governor that the latter was what
seemed to hurt so many peole. It was
with difficulty the court could prevent
the witness from telling a great deal
more than was asked of him and re
pentedly he Insisted on his right
tell the details of the rase.
Wholesale Raids In New York.
New York, Sept. 23. A police de
scent on the tenderloin was featured
by Beveral of the most spectacula
raids In years on alleged illegal re
sorts, plain clothes men swarmed
through the district and arsests wore
made right and left. Two police sta
tions were crowded with prisoners
taken in the raid and as the result of
a roundup of women of the district
found on the streets during the night
Railroads Making Fast Time Willi
Special o! Chinese Prince.
WANTS TO SEE NIAGARA FALLS
Every Effort Is Being Made to Reach
the Scenic Spot Before the Sun Goes
Down This Evening Will Inspect
Steel Works at Bethlehem Schwab
In Charg of Trip.
Chicago, Sept. 23. Every effort is
being made by the various railroads
conveying Prince Tsal llsun of China
across tho continent to cut down the
time so that the prince may reach the
great falls of the Niagara river by
daylight this evening. Ever since the
prince has reached American soil he
has hoped to be able to view the great
waterfall of a world's reputation and
If possible the special train carrying
him will reach there on time.
' A time of sixty-two and a hall
hours, Instead of the usual Overland
time of seventy hours, was made by
the prince's special lu the trip from
Photo by American Praaa Association.
PRINCE TSAI HSUN.
San Francisco to Chicago. The train
left that city twenty minutes behind
the Overland Limited for the east and
reached Chicago seven hours ahead
the 2,392 miles being covered in a!
most Incredible time for so big a train
From Cheyenne to Omaha a scheduled
time of fifty miles an hour was run.
On Its arrival In Chicago this morn
lng over the Northwestern line the
special was placed on the tracks of
the take Shore, where the New York
Central took it. The special Is sched
uled to reach Buffalo at 4 p. m.
The route of the party from Chicago
Is Niagara Falls, Bethlehem and Phil
adelphla. The prince will remain In
the east some time, returning to San
Francisco some time In the middle o'
Charles M. Schwab is in charge ot
the trip to Bethlehem, where the
prince Is to Inspect the steel works
controlled by the Schwab Interests
From there on Lieutenant Commander
Gillls of the United States navy will
escort the prince personally, although
he has been with him all across the
IRELAND HAS N0TH1NGT0 SA
Archbishop Will Not Discuss Bellamy
Omaha, Sept 23. Archbishop Ire
land of St. Paul, who Is accompanying
Cardinal Vannutelll, refused to re
ceive newspaper reporters at the rest
dence of Bishop Scannell until as
sured that they did not wish him to
talk on the Roosevelt Storer dispute,
which was revived by the publication
of certain letters given out by Mrs
"I have nothing to say on that sub
ject," said he when approached with
a request for a statement on the case
while on his way to Bishop Scannel
Later he sent excuses to a delega
tlon of newspaper men, hut when
note was sent him that the Roosevelt
Storer Incident would not be men
tloned the reporters were promtly ad
Infantile Paralysis at Pierre.
Pierre, S. D., Sept. 23. What ap
pears to be a case of Infantile paral
ysls has appeared in this city in the
home of Wallace Salhoon, his fou
year-old son suffering with symptom
which are believed by the physicians
in charge to he the new disease.
Priest Commits Suicide.
Madrid, Sept. 23. Father Novedo,
professor In a Capuchin college, ble
out his hrnlns when overtaken
Ixirca by tho uncle of a womun with
whom tho priest was said to have
lx Thousand Troops Will Parade In
Omaha, Oct 6.
Omaha, Sept. 1 1. General F. A.
tnith, commander of tho Department
of the Missouri, has announced
through his aide, Captain Christie,
that ti.OOi) United States troops will
give the grand parade In Omaha.
Thursday, Oct. 6, during the military
tournament, which opens Oct 4 la
live days' program is also- an
nounced by the captain, beginning
Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 4, at Fort
Omaha. Every afternoon the bare
back cavalry squad will give an exhi
bition; the musical callsthenlo drill,
according to Butt's manual, is also an
nounced on each afternoon's program.
Some of the features of the program
Include mounted wrestling, bridge
building and demolition by the engi
neering corps, shelter tent drills and
wall scaling, artillery drill and exhi
bitions by the signal corps.
Captain Christie further announces.
that no charge whatever will be made
for seeing the military exhibition. An
order has been Issued for two squad
rons of the Seventh cavalry to Join the
other troops at Omaha, thus making
more than 2,000 horses which will par
ticipate In tho tournament
The grand parade Is to be through
all the main streets of Omaha, mak
ing It unnecessary to go to the fort to
witness the sight of 6,000 United
States troops In line.
MAN ABOUT TO WED
ENDS UFEWITH GUN
Leates Note That Gives NoC:i-
son, Save He Thought It Bst.
Leigh, Neb., Sept. 23. Ed Gross, a
farmhand In the employ of Fred Her
man, who lives three miles east of
Leigh, committed Bulclde by placing
the muzzle of a shotgun In his mouth
and pulling the trigger. A note was
found on the dead man's person read
ing: "Notice to my father You ruj
think I am a fool for doing this, but
I think it Is best. I did not do It on
account of anyone."
Gross was engaged to be married
soon to Mrs. Emma Vasek and there
is no apparent reason for his act His
parents reside on a farm near Clark
son. OMAHA PASTOR LOSES PURSE
Rev. Snyder Robbed of Pocketbook at
Beatrice Attending Synod.
Beatrice, Neb., Sept. 23. Rev. Q.
W. Snyder, pastor of the Trinity Luth
eran church of Omaha, was robbed ot
his pocketbook at the station when
he arrived In the city to attend the
synodlcal convention. The purs con
tained about $25. There Is no clue to
The session of the Nebraska synod
of the Evangelical Lutheran church
consisted of the reading of the vari
ous reports and addresses by Rer. R.
A. White of York and Rer. L. Qroh of
Omaha. The following officers were
elected: President, Rer. John R
Hummon of Omaha; secretary, Rer.
Ray M. Badger of Beatrice; treasurer,
Dr. Joseph Miller of Surprise; sta
tlstlcal secretary, Rev. C. J. Ringer of
Wayne; historian, Rev. M. L. Melick
TWO MEN KILLED BY BOLT
Homesteaders Meet Death When Hay
stack Is Struck by Lightning.
Kimball, Nob., Sept. 23. Peter Lar
son wus killed by lightning ami
George Jorgenson burned to death, lu
bay set fire by tue same Bt'oke, tweu
ty miles southeast of here. Mr. Lar
son was on the stack when it wa.i
struck and was killed instantly. Tb
hay caught lire and frightened tb
team, which wedged the wagon be
tween the barn and stack. Jorgenso i
was stunned and burned to doatl..
along with the horses. The wagoi
and barn were also consumed. Lar
son's daughters dragged bis bod
away, but were unable to reach that
of Jorgenson, and it was cremate).
Larson leaves a widow and five cbil
dren. Jorgenson was a bachelor. Bo U
Lightning Strikes Greeley Fair Bam.
Greeley Center, Neb., Sept. 23. T'
annual Greeley county fair open t
with a splendid display In all depa t
ments. Lightning struck the hor"
barn, killing six valuable horses, thr-
stallions and three mares, all pr'
wlnners, and valued at from $300
$2,500 each, with no Insurance. T'
owners of the stallions are P. J. Mr
phy, J. J. Dewhurst and Judge Bro
wo roadsters, T. Ryan; heavy dra't
norse, William Stark.
ROOSEVELT CLAIMS VICTORY
Colonel Predicts Utter Rout of Old
Guard at Convention.
Oyster Bay, N. Y., Sept. 23. The
utter rout of the "old guard" by Tho
dore Roosevelt at the Republican strfi
convention In Saratoga was predict'",
by Colonel Roosevelt himself. At t r
conclusion of a long conference w!tt
half a dozen of his lieutenants, Colonel
"1 think I may he reasonably safe !'i
saying that we shall have 100 major
Persian Regent Is Dead.
Teheran, Sept. 23. The regent ot
Persia, Azad Ul Mulk, died here.
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