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CHAPTER XXIV Continued.
Tlioy strolled Into tlio conservatory
For tlio llr.it time ho was alone with
Jesslo Carden, ami a sense of exalted
l.applnoss Mirgcd over him.
Wake had lormulated no plan of
campaign for tlio conquest or Jessie
Cnrtlcn. The light of her eyes nnd
the radiance of her lieatuy wore to
'.ilm as tonus fatnl, and drew him on.
He talhed of California and or
Rocky Woods, hut his eyes Hpolto
lovo and his deep rich voice was
tender, Fair woman Is seldom blind
to the spell caul by hur charms, and
It Is probable that Jessie was awnre
of Wake's admiration: but she neith
er recognized nor took advantage
Though ho Knew that the odds
were overwhelmingly against him.
and that one false step meant Irre
trievable defeat, he shut his eyes to
the perils which encompassed him.
Ho know the risk he ran In appear
ing In public with Jessie Cardon, but
lie did not hesitate to secure a box
for tho Hooth performance.
There weio four In tho theater
party tho general and Kdlth, Hlnko
and Jessie Cardon. Hlako escorted
Josslo to the front of the box and
took bis place by her side. Tho
boxes were thronged with fair wom
en, hnt all eyes wore turned on Jes
sie Cardon and her handsome escort.
She had boon absent from New York
for two yearn, and only n few recog
nized her. James Hlako was oven
loss known, though his name bad
boon made familiar by tho namo of
Wall street achievements with which
ho was publicly Identified.
Tho first act was nearly over when
a thick-set young man, with n soft,
florid fp.co, sauntered Into tho box
directly ncross tho orchestra from
Hlako and Josslo. Roth recognized
the newcomer as Arthur Morris, and
both felt a secret Joy that ho was
present. Like a Hash tho thought
came to Hlako that, by moans of his
rival, ho could enhnnco tho chances
of a speedy success with tho woman
by his side.
"Do you notice the gentleman sit
ting alone in the box opposite?" ho
asked as the curtain fell.
"Yes," nnsworod Jessie, raising her
eyes and looking at Hlako with a
puzzled smile. "Why do you ask?"
"That's Arthur Morris, tho banker.
Would you ilko to meet him?"
"I shall bo delighted!" exclaimed
Jessie, who could not resist tho temp
tation. At that Instant Morris directed his
opera-glass for tho first tlmo at tho
Hlako box. Tho smile of Joy when
ho recognized Jesslo turned to ono
ol blank amazement when ho saw
James Wake. In response to Ulake'a
signal tho dazed Morris was picking
hla way through tho crush. Hlako
led Jcssio to tho rear of tho box.
"Miss Carden, permit mo to present
my friend, 'Mr. Arthur Morris.'
Jessie smiled nnd offered her hand.
"I'm glad to meet any friend of
Mr. Wake's," sho said.
"Hy Jove, old man, this Is a Joko
on you, or me or both of us!" stam
mered Morris. "Charmed to meet
you again, Miss Carden! How arc
you, Genernl Carden? This Is a
good ono on you, Hlako! I've been
acquainted with Miss Carden for
years five years, is It not, Miss Cnr
den?" Jessie's laughing eyes admitted tho
truth and Wake looked properly con
fused. "I shall have to forglvo you," Hlako
said to Jessie, "but you aro tnklng
nn unfair advantago of a wild West
erner." "You havo tho reputation of being
lucky." said Morris, laying his hand
familiarly on Wako's shoulder, "hut
I didn't know that your good fortuno
extended to nn acquaintance with j
Thcro was a shade of Insolenco in
his lone, nnd an air which did not :
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cscapu liny ui iii.i wiii-v imn.-in.-i.-. n
lilnted that ho was General Carden's
employer; that the latter waH tinder
obligations to him, nnd that Jesslo
was pledged to pay tho debt, nut
Rlako was a good actor In tho little
comedy between tho acts. Ho held
tho key to tho solution. Of all tho
figures In this complicated dramn, ho
nlone know tho motives which influ
enced tho other players.
"I might say tho same to you, my
dear Morris," said Wake with airy
confidence. "Wero It in good form I
would willinsly wager a sapper that
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bp -w-ii jy
CorriiiiiitT, lrti. lir
A. J. DllE.IKL, HllllM.l
I met Miss Cardon before you did.
Have 1 your permission, Miss Car
den, to challenge Mr Morris to such
"You have." laughed Jessie.
General Canton's face was a study,
but Morris was too dumfounded to
notice It. Wake's words had remind
ed him of the night he first met tho
young niagnnte from California. Ho
had only one card to play.
"I accept your wager." he said.
"When 1 was a boy I lived In
Rocky Woods." began Hlako. "Miss
Cardon probably has told you that
she spout tho summers with Mr. and
Mrs. Hlshop, who still have a country
place near there. Miss Curdn was
then a little girl, but I rcmiember her
distinctly. That's all. If you demand
evidence, I have not the slightest
doubt that Miss Cardon or tho gen
eral will furnish It."
To Jessie's amusement and Ouor
at Garden's relief Morris declared
that ho did not doubt Wake's word.
The tiros of jealousy burned fiercely
In him, but ho concealed his rage.
"I admit myself done, old chnp," he
declared. "We shall have a Jolly
dinner In honor of my iloreat. Say
Tuesday, at Sherry's? Will that bo
convenient, Miss Cardon? Good!
Thcro goes tho curtain."
Morris smiled gaily and excused
himself, and Hlako and Jessie re
Mimod their places.
"You hao a wonderful memory,
Mr. Wake," said Josslo, behind her
fan. "I could not help thinking,
while j on wore enlightening Mr. Mor
ris, that perhaps you had uncon
sciously confused your Rocky Moun
tain career with that of your boy
hood friend, John Hurt."
Tho snillo on Wake's lips died and
the color mounted to bis temples.
"Perhaps perhaps I did," ho said,
after an awkward pause. A thousand
thoughts and fears came to him. Ho
dared not lift his eyes for fear of
encouraging the gaze of tho man ho
had wronged. Tho voices on tho
stage sounded far away. Jessie's
innocent words, "your boyhood friend,
John Hurt." had hurled him for the
moment from tho heaven of bliss to
tho nadir of remorse. Opportunely
for his confusion, Kdlth called Jes
sie's nttentlon to some trifling mnttor,
and In tho interval he regained his
Tho play ended, nnd Arthur Morris
ngain Joined tho Wake party as thoy
waited for tho crowd to leave. He
declined Wake's invitation to supper,
pleading u previous engagement.
"I am chaperoning tho governor,"
ho laughed, pointing to his father,
whose ponderous bulk blocked an ad
Jncent aisle. "Uy tho way, Wake,
did you follow my tip on L. & O.?
Rought) a little, did you? That's
right; keep on buying It. It's going
up, as I said It would. You needn't
be afraid of it."
The Mantle of Charity.
It was late on Sunday morning
when Wake awoke. For years ho
and John had dined at four o'clock
on Sundays, and thoy had continued
tho custom In New York. Hlako
looked forward to what had ever
been a pleasure, with an aversion not
unmlxd with fear.
Ho ivug a boll nnd his valot re
sponded. "Mr. Hurton will dlno with mo at
four o'clock," he said. "Until ho
lcr.vc.i I'm not at homo to anyone.
V ko no mlstnko about this, Roberts.
1 want n light breakfast."
Hlako carelessly glanced over a
newspaper. With a yawn ho was
about to lay tho paper asldo, when ho
otlced n headline doscrlptlvo of the
iooth performance of tho preceding
evening. It was a long article, but
Hlako was so engrossed in its reading
that ho paid no attention to tho
valet's announcement that his bath
To tho abject astonishment of that
trained nnd sedato sorvant, Hlako
gavo a cry of terror and sprang from
his couch, upsetting a small tablo as
ho rushed towards tho window.
In tho full flood of light ho again
read a paragraph which had frozen
tho blood in his veins, It was as fal
"Among tho box-holders at this
notable performance was James
Hlako, tho famous Wall street oper
ator aud financier, whoso recent ad
vent In New York was signalized by
market movement not yet forgotten)
Mr. Wake's guests wero General Mnri
shall Carden, Miss Jessie Carden nm)
Miss Kdlth Hancock, of Cohassct
Massachusetts. Miss Carden returned
a week ago from a two years' sojourn
abroad, where her musical and artis
tic talents attracted nearly as much
attention as her rnro beauty."
"My God! this Is awful- uwfut--awful'"
groaned Wake. "Gel out of
here!'" he shouted to bis man. "What'
the devil do you mean, standing there
gaping at me? Hrlug me a glass of
brandy, nnd be quick about It!"
He hurled tho paper lrom him nnd
sank back Into a chnir.
The door bell rang, and at the
sound every nerve tingled with ter
ror. Was it John Hurt? James
Wake was not n coward as he had
proved a scoro of times when his
mettle was put to tho test but from
the moment ho went down to defeat
beneath sturdy blows he had icspect
ed his bovhood conqueror.
The vnlet opened tho door and
Wake heard the piping voice of a tel
egraph messenger. Ho drew a long
breath and tore open the envelope.
The message was from John Haw
kins, and stnted that he would nr
rive In New York on tho following
The little clock spasmodically
Jingled tho hour of noon. In four
short hours ho would face John Hurt!
Ho drank tho brandy nt u gulp, and
plunged Into a cool bath. He glared
at tho tempting breakfast, but could
not taste it.
"Take that stuff away nnd bring mo
more brandy," he ordered.
Again he read tho dreaded para
graph. It had u fascination ho could
not resist. Ho sent for all the Sun
day Journals and eagerly scanned
them lor mention of the theater par
ty, but to his great relief found that
It appeared only In tho ono paper.
Again he helped himself to the
"Como to think of It, John don't
read that cursed paper!" he ex
claimed half aloud. "It's only an ac
cldcnt that I happened to see It. If I
hadn't been there last night 1 never
would havo glanced below the head
line. What chance Is there for John
to hee It? Not ono In a million!"
Ho paced up and down the room,
and paused to survey his reflection in
a mirror. Ills face was drawn, nnd
dark circles showed under his eyes.
Tho decanter wns his only friend.
Tho grave face of tho valet did not
disclose tho astonishment he felt
over the conduct of bis employer.
Hlako was almost abstemious In his
habits, aud his sideboard was more
of an ornament than a. utility. In
this ho had wisely patterned hlmsell
nfter John Hurt.
"Shnll I servo breakfast now, sir?"
Hlnko answered with a sullen nega
tive and tossed oft his fourth brandy.
It sounded a new note in tho scalo of
"I don't fee why I should go Into
such a beastly funk over this affair!"
ho muttered. "It's no crlmo to be In
lovo with a womnn. She docan't be
long to him. Thoy'ro not oven en
gaged. Supposo he does lovo her?
So do I. What if ho did meet her
first? A woman Is not something to
be discovered aud preempted like a
As tho hours sped hy nnd tho dark
red lino In the deennter dropped low
er nnd lower, Wnke's courage aroused
to such a pitch that ho welcomed tho
coming of John Hurt.
"Hy God, we'll settle this matter
now nnd hero!" ho exclnlmed as ho
lurched unsteadily about tho room.
"John Hurt nor any other man shall
stand between me and Jessie Car
don! I'll meet him face to face!
Tho ball bell rang with that clear
precision which comes from tho
pressuro of an Insistent hnnd. At tho
same Instant tho little clock ham
mered tho hour of four.
(To bo corUnucd.)
Record Locomotive Building.
The Stratford works of tho Grent
Kastern Railway, In England, havo tho
record of a locomotive engine built In
ten hours a largo freighter with a
tender. Hoforo tho actual construc
tion was begun tho various parts wero
laid cioso at hand, ready for fitting to
gether. Tho workmen begnn early in
tho morning and continued until tho
breakfast hell rang. Then tho partly-built
englno wns photographed.
After a half hour's rest tho workmen
returned to tho task and continued
till tho dinner hour, when another
photograph wns tnkon. Thus tho
work proceeded till the englno was
completed, with tho exception of a
coat of paint. This was quickly laid
on by a spraying mnchlne, nnd in lesa
than half an hour was perfectly dry.
Tho locomotlvo wns then sent on a
trial journoy n fow miles up tho lino
nnd all proved satisfactory, so it was
sent with a baggage train. It has
been in activo servico ever since.
A Prophet Without Honor.
Tho lato Hugh Stowoll Scott, fa
mous as Honry Seton Merriman, au
thor ef "Tho Sowers," "Tho Vultures"
and other novels, waa a man of extra
ordinary reservo aud self-command.
Tho following story is told of him:
His father, who was a director of
tho U)ndon Graphic, had an unac
countable objection to his son's fol
lowing a literary career, and tried to
mako a business man of him. His
son wroto In secret under a pseudo
nym, and, although his wnrk was suc
cessful, ho novor betrayed IiIb literary
Identity to his fathor.
On ono occasion his fnther placed
boforo him ono of tho young author's
own stories, saying. "Now, lf.you could
wrlto a .book llko this, It would bo an
other thing altogether."
And still tho bou, kept silence.
Making the RosctttB and Doulllonnec
To make tho chle llttlo rosettes
with which hats nnd boleros aro so at
tractively garnished this year, says
tho Delineator, take nny lnrgo-slsrod
button, cover It with taffeta, put
crossbars of velvet over tho silk, and
then encircle It with u double pulling
of taffetas that stands out aud gives
the button the form of a cocarde.
Tho boulllonno or pulling, which Is
used on every sort of gown, Is mado
with a band of tnffctas hemmed on
each hide with a tiny velvet ribbon
nnd gathered to form a puff through
To chango tho air of a dress which
has been worn, add to tho laco ruf
fles an arabesque pattern In the nar
rowest bilk ribbon.
Girl's Tuck Plaited Frock.
Many of tho smartest frocks for llt
tlo girls are mado In ono piece, body
and skirt In one, so giving tho long
lines which always are becoming ns
well ns prov'dlng comfort nnd free
dom for young
limbs. This one Is
tho shoulders, giv
ing the long, droop
ing lino of fashion,
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(j liox plaited dress.
d As Illustrated, tho
,V 3 material Is Persian
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ming of lace, but all materials used
for children's frocks nro equally appro
priate. Tho yoke and cults can bo
mado to match tho gown with some
simple design embroidered onto tho
material, or can bo mado of all-over
embroidery in place of the laco when
Tho frock consists of a shallow yoke,
box plaited portion nnd tho sleeves.
The yoko Is plnln nnd lilted by means
of shoulder seams and Is entirely con
cealed by tho yoke-collar, which Is ar
ranged over It nfter tho sleeves nro
stitched Into place.
Embroidered nnd fancy collars rep
resent such n multiplicity of stylo ono
scarcely knows whero to touch tho
fingers whllo making a selection. Tho
smartest of them nro mado of laco
embroidered or of Louis XVI. em
broideries In soft linen. Then thcro
nro deep laco collars embroidered
with small colored floral effects In
black cbcnlllo nnd gold thrend, which
brighten up a black taffeta bodlco
wonderfully. Nnrrow silk ties with
laco ends outlined with n nnrrow sil
ver Russian cord nro pretty, and
theso display three or moro Blivor
tiny cord buttons on tho mltcrcd ends.
Tho lawn embroidered cravats look
well on pink nnd blue bodices, and
thcro aro collar nnd cuff sets mado of
fino laco Insertion trimmed with whlto
Misses' Blouse Waist.
Dlouse waists always nro becoming
to young girls and nro much worn
liotli with odd
Rkirts and those
to match. This
ono shows a novel
tucks, tho groups
straps to gtvo a
yoko effect at tho
front. Tho mmlnl
Is made of bleached pongee, tho
straps bolng of taffeta trimmed with
silk discs, but numberless materials
aro both seasonablo nnd smart, cot
ton and linen being qulto as sultnblo
Tho waist consists of the fitted lin
ing, which can bo used or omitted
as preferred, front and backs and Is
closed invisibly nt tho center back.
Tho front is tucked for its full longth
at tho center, to yoko depth from tho
shoulders and gains tho effect of a
central box plait by tho fact that all
tucks aro turned outward. Tho back
Is tucked at tho conter only nnd tho
trimming Is arranged between tho
groups of tucks nt tho front, to out
lino thoso at tho back and over tho
shoulders, giving tho broad lino. Tho
sleeves aro mado in ono pioco each,
gathered Into straight cuffs.
White 8hoea Are the Fashion.
A supply of whlto low shoos Is now
ready, and a glance nt thorn assures
us of their coming popularity.
Whlto buckskin wnlklng shoos nro
not to bo confounded with tho oxford
tics. They aro mado with a flat last
extension soles and medium weight,
with Cuban heels. A wldo strip of
ribbed whlto ribbon is drawn through
tho single eyelet placed on each sldo
over tho rlso of tho instep, nnd this is
tied firmly In a neat bow.
Yachting shoes, with cotton lacers,
nro mado of whlto buckskin, with tho
flattest of lasts, and tho rubber ex
tension solo. Tho importanco of wear
ing a rubbor-solod shoe, which will
not scratch tho decks, will bo recog
nized by yachtsmen.
Few Hints on Traveling.
A dross-suit caso will enrry all tho
ordinary woman requlros for a twenty-four-hour
trip. A chnngo of shirt
waists, an extra pair of stockings, a
jafaHEEf i- -
pair of r.isy slippers, somo underwear,
a negligee, nnd a fow toilet necessi
ties aro about all a healthy woman
requires on tho way, with her um
brella, of course.
Tho fashionable colffuro Is rolled
lu uudulntlug waves.
Parrot rod and parrot green enjoy
an equal i.how of favor.
Hrown and green chestnut burs
stud n charming llttlo kimono.
Laco frets Its little life upon all
kinds of garments, the traveling coat
Tourtelle Is a pretty amber shade
becoming to women who cannot wear
Real old-fashioned glass bugles
Just as our grandmothers wore them
Summer Vogues in Hats.
Tho blending of delleato pink or
blue Is a fealuro of many hats, and In
the association not only of small flow
ers but or ribbons as well Is this doi
cernlblo. Green also Is a favored
color, and for tho hat to complcto a
green toilet or to bo worn with a
black or dark blue or a natural pon
gee or Shantung gown, It Is a most
Green trimmings plumes, nlgrettes,
breasts and ilbbon velvet provide
this smart 'touch when tho hat la
blncit, blue, ecru or white.
No form of headgear Is moro
charming than tho dainty lingerie hat
mndo in simple "baby" shape out of
tho llnest laco or embroidery, wltli a
largo bow of ribbon as Its only trim
ming. These lints, however, linvo a
girlish effect, and should bo worn with
Hoforo boiling milk or making nny
snuco with milk always rlnsu out tho
Eiiiiccpnn lu cold water.
When Julco Is left from cnnnlng It
mny bo boiled low, mado into Jelly or
sirup for flavoring purposes.
Macaroni should be kept In nn air
tight receptacle nnd when cooked
plunged Into boiling salted water.
Tho skins of new potatoes can bo
removed moro quickly with a stiff
vegetable brush than by scraping.
Don't uso a galvanized Iron lemon
squeezer. When brought in contact
Willi tho lemon It forms a poisonous
When anything Is nccldcntnlly
mado .too Biilt It can bo counteracted
by adding a tablcspoonful of vinegar
aud a tublespoonful of sugar.
Roll half n pound of lonf sugar
with a gill of water to a thick syrup;
beat up eight eggs and stir in tho
syrup; whisk this ovor a pan of boil
ing wnter till It resembles a thick
cream, then ndd by degrees half a
Few combinations of color aro moro
charming worn by young girls thnn
tho old bluo and white shown in this
very nttrnctlvo waist. Tho foundation
is bluo Swiss muslin with whlto dots,
tho yoko nnd cuffs aro of all-over laco
finished with white puffings and tho
closing is mado lnvlslbly'at tho back.
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pound or sifted flour. Pour tho nur
ture into a buttered and floured Savo
cake mold nnd bnko for about forty
minutes In a moderately heated ovon.
Poke Bonnets Again.
Tho latest somersault of fashion la
to turn from tho lingerie hat, with
its flopping brim of laco or fluo em
broidery, to ' tho old-fashioned poko
A well dressed woman must havo
at least ono poko In her hat box to
wear with gowns hnving n downwnrd
droop from tho shoulders, nfter tho
stylo seen In old daguerreotypes.
This new poko, howover, Is modified
and altogether charming.
Very smart milliners did their
best to Introduco tho real 1830 poko
of Florentine straw with orchnrd
truck ornamentation, but It was no
go, nnd liiHlend womnn has accoptod
a bonnet of hnndmade satiny Btraw
braid trimmed Blmply with a band
of very broad soft ribbon nround tho
high crown and u Hugo broad bow
across tho front.
A fow wearers tnko kindly to
strings of black velvet tied In a chlo
way under tho left ear, but most of
the pokes nro stiingless.
Wrapper With Spantsn Flounce.
No garment Included In tho modern
wnrdrobo Is moro essential than tho
tasteful wrapper that can bo slipped
on nt need nnd 1h
b o c o in 1 n g and
graceful nt tho
same tlmo that It
Is looso and rest
ful. Tho pretty
model shown Is
mndo of dotted
Swiss muslin with
frills of wnshnblo
lace, but Is equally
well adapted to
many whlto cotton
fabrics nnd to tho
many light weight
wools, challlo, al-
uairoBS, casiimcro UiJllnt
nnd tho like, nnd "-ilWl
also to the Hnbu'.nl silks that nro su
charming and ho delightful to wear.
Tho wrapper Is mado with fronts
nnd back, tho Inttcr being laid In In
verted plaits, aud Is lengthened by
menus of a gathered flounce Joined to
Its lower edge. Tho neck Is finished
with a big collar and tho Blcovea nra
tho favorlto full ones, gathered Into
bands nnd edged with frills.
Chicken Fried With Ok'ra.
To prepnr'o this dish clean a very
tender young chicken, cut It In tho
Joints as for frlcasseolng. Season each
plcco woll with salt and freshly
ground pepper; then roll them all In
flour. Wash two dozen okra pods,
thro.v away tho stems and slice tha
pods In thin pieces. Peel nnd slice
ono onion, cut a qunrter of a pound of
ham In smnll dices, nnd chop duo ono
sweet groen popper, first removing
tho seeds. Fry tho chicken and hnnv,
brown In enough smoking hot lard to
half cover them; then ndd tho okra,
pepper nnd onion nnd enough broth
or a tenspoonful of chicken glaco dis
solved In enough wnter to cover all.,
theso Ingredients. Season tho whoto
palatably with unit, nnd stow tho
wholo gently till tho chicken nnd vego
tables aro qulto tender. Then sorvo
In a dish with a border of boiled rice.
Amethysts Much Worn.
Tho amethyst Is a very beautiful
slono in Itself, llko tho opal, but boi
cause of Its smnll valuo has hcen
hitherto neglected. Now, however,
tho fashion of wearing stones beau
tifully set nnd mounted artistically Is
driving out tho mcro display of expeni
bIvo Jewelry nnd bringing ornnments
within tho rench of nnrrow purses.
Tho peridot, tho topnz, the amethyst'
and the turquoiso nro all dcuoratlvc.'
and In tho hands of a clever Jeweler
cau be mado effective and pretty.
Tho outline of tho yoko is a peculiarly
good ono, but can bo rendered simpler
by omitting tho scallops whon pro
forrod. To mako tho waist for a girl
of 14 years will bo required 3ft yards
of material 21, 2 yards 27 or 1
yards 44 Inches wldo, with yards
of all-over laco.
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