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FnKDKHtCK Upiusi ADAMS
CHAPTER XXV. Continued.
Tlic valet opened t!u (lour anil John
For n moment Blake did mjI recog
nize him. The moustache and beard
had disappeared, and the strong regu
lar lines of John Bu.-fs face were In
perfect lmrmony with the keen, calm
and discerning eyes.
"Hello, Jim; what's the matter with
"M nil right, John, ol' fellow'; m'all
right! aind to nee ye. dear ol' John!
Hnvo a drink. John! Glad to tee ye!"
Ulake swayed and fell into John
Hurt's arms. His flushed face and
looking breath told their own story
vlthout the help of the emptied de
ranter. Hlake weighed two hundred
pounds, but John picked him up and
laid him on the couch as If ho were
"You're knocked out, Jim," he said.
"Take a nap, old man. and you'll bo
all right when you wako up."
With a dull smile on his lips niako
sank Into a deep slumber.
The minute hand of the little clock
crawled half Its way around the circle
lieforo John Hurt left the side of his
friend. His eyes were fixed on tho
motionless figure, but his thoughts
wandered far away.
Hlnko groaned and muttered In his
sleep. At first his words wore inco
herent, but as IiIh excitement grew his
voice became distinct, nnd In a higher
key ho exclaimed:
"Tills is awful awful! What shall
1 do; what shall I do? I love her! I
love her, nnd no one shall stand bo
iwcon us, no one, by God! no one,
! ot even " Tho sentence onded in a
moan nnd again lie sank into quiet
Pacing up nnd down tho room John
stepped on a crumpled newspaper. Ho
picked it up, glanced carelessly at tho
r.ato and nnmo nnd ran his eye over
The first words that caught his at
tention weio "Miss Jessie Carden."
John Burt Mood like a statue and
read the paragraph which had thrown
Blake Into a frenzy of fear.
Every word burned itself into his
brain. Instinctively ho drew back like
one monaccd by a blow struck In tho
c'ark. Then tho enormity ot tho thing
came to him. Crushing tho paper In
lis hand, ho strode across tho room
and lowered over tho figure of the
innn who had requited years of friend
ship with an net of treachery.
Blake's faco was turned toward him
tho handsome, clear-cut features or.
tho ono ho had known since boyhood.
For an Instant the impulse to strike
thl3 man dend In his sleep came to
John Burt. Then a flood of feeling
checked tho swelling tide of his rnge.
"How could you do such a thing,
.ilm?" ho exclaimed, unconsciously
For hours John Burt concentrated
Ills mind on tho strango problem which
hnd so suddenly arisen. At times a
wavo of anger swept over him, but
In tho end charity won against odds
which seemed overwhelming.
It was dark when Blako awoke from
Ills stupor. Ho raised hlmsolf on his
?lbows and stared wildly about the
Tooni until his eyes rested on John
Burt. John laid aside tho book ho had
made n pretense of reading.
"Bo you feel hotter, Jim?" ho ask
ed, as Blake struggled to his feet,
nnd passed his hand wearily across
"I beg pat don for this foolishness!"
ixclalmed Blnko looking ruefully first
at John and then at the decanter.
"As you know, I'm not given to drink
;ng. ' I felt very bad this morning nnd
look some brandy on an empty atom
rch. Are you suro I said nothing to
offend you. John?"
"You have onld nothing to offend
mo slnco that day wo had tho fight
near the creek In old Rocky Woods.'
returned John, looking Blako frankl
tn tho faco. Tho latter's eyes dropped
"We'll say no more about It," added
John. "Tako your bath, and by tho
tlmo you are ready, I will aeo thaf
Roberts has dinner served."
During and after tho meal John led
tho conversation back over tho years
thoy had spent together. Blake was
ctrnngoly silent. As a rule ho took
tho lead over his qulot companion on
r.uch occasions, hut this evening when
ho attempted o loin in the conversa-
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"Colonel Monroe's Doctrine," Etc
COPTUKIIIT, 1903. nr
A. J. DllHXKL lltDDIil
Hon, something arose In his throat
and choked him,
Hawkins Makes a Discovery.
John Hawkins strode into the offlco
of .Intnes Hlnko & Company nt nn
enrly hour tho following Monday
morning, and nftcr greeting the nonit
i nl head of tho firm was shown to
John Hurt's room.
"Mighty glad to seo you, my boy,"
Ms deep volco rumbled ns ho laid a
glnnt palm on tho shoulder of tho
They talked for several minutes on
commonplace topics. Mr. Hawkins
studied the face of tho younger with
a scrutiny which did not escapo John
"In your now disguise or lack of
disguise you strangely remind mo
ot some one," said Mr. Hawkins sud
denly. "You told mo once, ns I ro
member, that you woro born in Massa
chusetts, didn't you?"
"1 did," replied John, "nnd I also
told you that Burton was not my
right name. Now, I'm going to toll
you who 1 am, though you must guard
i,iv secret for a whllo yet a short
while. I hope."
" 'John Burton' is good enough for
me," asserted tho magnnte, grimly.
"I know you'ro nil right, nnd I'll bet
n million on it. Don't toll me, my
boy, If you run any risk by doing so."
"There Is no reason why I should
not toll you," said John, nfter n mo
ment's pause. "Hero is nn advertise
ment I recently ran across in a San
Francisco newspaper. Head it."
John Hawkins adjusted his glasses
and real the following:
"To John Burt of Hingham, Mass.
All rewards offered for your arrest by
773T X2LT Q37ZZ TftE'DOat?
OW J9X?7' J.TS7J&2ZO.
Randolph or Arthur Morris aro hereby
withdrawn, nnd you aro exempt from
prosecution at our hands.
John Hawkins read it slowly and
looked searchlngly into tho faco of tho
"So your name's Burt? Ever hnvo
a relation by tho name of Peter
"My grandfather's namo Is Poter
Burt," replied John.
"Was he a whaling captain?"
"Ho was captain and part owner of
the whaler 'Sogrcgansett,' " answered
Hawkins vented Ills surprlso In
rtraugo exclamations, and John Burt
was silent, in puzzled nmazement.
"John Burt, grandson to old Cap
tain Pete Burt! This Is too rich! My
boy, there's a feud between tho houses
of Burt and Hawkins, but It shall not
extend to our generation. We'll bury
it right now! Did tho old man over
mention the name of Jack Hawkins
"I suppose not. It isn't likely ho
would," and again Mr. Hawkins seem
ed vastly amused. "Well, I was his
first mato on the Scgregansett. Cap.
Burt was nearly sixty years old then,
and I was about twenty-six. Thoro
was nn Idea abroad that no man who
trod u deck beneath nn American flag
could lick Jack Hawkins, and, barring
ono man, I guess thoy had tho facts
rlzed up nbout right. Do you seo that
He i an his fingers through tho iron-
i gray locus ami pusneu tnom uacit
trom iiLs forehead. Thoro showed n
Mvld mark with four black circles.
"Those round black marks aro tho
; rlnts of your dear old grandfather's
.nirkles," ho said, lotting tho hair
drop back Into placo. "They'vo been
there thirty odd years. I'll tell you
how It happened. Captain Burt was a
very religious man, according to his
own standards. Ho was particularly
down on swearing. A cuss word drovo
him crazy and I'vo soen him pound a
man nearly to death for a harmless
"We had a sailor named Bilson,"
continued Mr, Hawkins. "Ho was ono
of thoso clumsy, aggravating foola
whoso very looks woro an Inccntivo
to profanity. It camo on to blow ono
right and I uont Bilson aloft. Ho man
aged to foul the foro-royal clow lines
and when I yelled nt him ho laughed
in his idiotic way, and I was boiling
riad all over. Whllo I was rollovlng
my ralml I felt a hand on my shoul
I'i'er, and it wasn't a gentlo one, either.
" 'Not anttther word from your bins
phemous mouth, Jack Hawkins!' snld
"'You go to hell!' I said, so mad
I didn't know whnt I wns saying.
"Ho gave me a cuff on tho sldo ol
tho head with the palm of his hand. II
was not heavy, but It made me crazy.
" 'Oo below and pray Ood to forgive
you,' he snld.
"No man hnd ever struck mo hoforo
i.nd I swung at him with my right. 1 1
caught him n glnncing mow ntiovo tno
eye. Ho didn't even rnlso his hands,
"Hit mo ngnln, Jack Hawkins!' h
tnld, calm ns If asking mo to pass him
"I aimed for his chin, but caught
him on tho neck. It was like striking
a brick wall. His nrm smashed
through my gunrd, and his fist landed
full on my temple. It was a frightful
blow and I went sprawling to tin
deck. Beforo I could mako a struggle
he picked mo up nnd hurled mo over
tho rail. As I came up 1 caught ono
glimpse of tho Scgregnnsett through
tho mist, as she heeled to port In tui
"Tho water revived mo, and I suc
ceeded in kicking off my boots. I
swam In tho direction of the ship, and
by sheer good luck bumped Into a hen
coop, which some one Captnln Burl
most likely hnd thrown overboard.
I floated around on that hencoop until
"Along nbout noon I hoard a splash
ing, and a big canoe filled with na
tives camo in sight. I yelled at them
and after much palaver they took mo
in. They wcro friendly savages on a
visit from ono small island to another.
I went along ns n guest, nnd it was
months beforo tho boats of the 'Jano
M' camo ashoro nnd took mo off.
"A year later I landed in 'Frisco,
lust In tlmo to bo In tho gold excite
ment. That's all. If your grand
fnthor hadn't thrown mo overboard
!n tho middle of the Pacific ocean. It's
not likely I'd hnvo locnted tho Chal
lenge mine. I forgavo him years ago
end you can bet I harbor no grudge
against his grnndson."
"Ho has been tho ono to suffer,"
snld John. "Ho lmnglnes hlmsolf your
murderer, nnd for years lins prayed
for forgiveness. I expect to go bade
to him In n few days, and you must
go with mo."
Then ho told John Hawkins the
story of his boyhood and of tho shoot
ing of Arthur Morris. Ho told of hie
lovo for JcbsIo Carden, and of his de
termination to restore to Oencrnl Car
den tho fortuno filched from him by
tho elder Morris.
"When Inst I saw Miss Carden,"
snld John, "sho was tho heiress to n
comfortnblo fortuno. I hnd nothing
but health, strength nnd nmbltlon, but
Eho believed In my future, nnd some
thing has told mo that sho would wait
lor mo. I shall seo her In a few
days, and I wish her to bo ns proud
end Independent of my wealth as on
that night I left her side, flvo years
ngo. Sho has been robbed of her
birthright, but if my Judgment of the
vnluo of L. & O. is nccurato, it will be
restored to tho keeping of her fnthor."
"I hnvo news for you nbout I & O."
snld John Hawkins, "but first tell mo
exactly how you stand."
"Tho company Is organized with ono
hundred thousand shares, of a par
aluo of ono hundred dollars each," ho
said, "with bonds to tho amount of
flvo millions more. Morris holds
thirty-five thousand shares, and his
associates twelve thousand. That Is
thrco thousand less than control, but
ho Imagines that Gencrnl Carden can,
not oxerclso his option on ten thou
sand shares. As I wroto you, I'vo had
Blako acquiro this option from Gen
eral Carden, but of course, Morris
knows nothing ot this. By prlvato
purclinso and In tho open market, our
agents have picked up twenty-nine
"Let's sec," mused Hawkins. "1
havo 7.4G0, you have 29,000 and an,
option on Cardon's 10,000. ThaL
makes a total of 40,460 shares. You
yet lack 3,541 of control. Go Into the
market and buy 'cm, my boy! You've
aono a great pleco of work; a bigger
ono than you realize."
(To bo continued.)
Two little boys and two little girls
woro playing "house," tho boys being
tho papas, of course All went woll
until tho papas Insisted upon coming
homo to luncheon, although their
wives repeatedly told thorn that thoy
should stay down town In their offices
and kill bears until G o'clock. The
nrgument Anally grow so noisy that;
auntlo camo to Investigate.
"Boys, why do you como homo whon
tho little girls ask you not to. Is
It becauso you aro so fond of them
you cannot keep away?"
"No," said Tom disgustedly.
"Is It becauso you wanted another
look at your beautiful children?"
"No," snld Rob, with ovon moro dis
gust In his tones. "It's becauso the
girls cat chocolate for lunch and wc
Reason for Marrying.
Thoy woro talking about a friend
of hers who had married n bishop
stntloned in Kamchatka, or Timbuktu,
or somo other heathen land,
"I never could understand why sho
married him," said tho young woman.
"Sho scorned tho last girl on earth to
marry a bishop. Sho cared so much
moro for having a good tlmo than sho
did for church work and sewing cir
cles!" "Girls nro pretty wise nowadays,"
said tho young man, "and thoy gener
ally havo a good reason for marrying
tho way thoy do. A girl friend ol
mine married a doctor so sho could
always bo woll for nothing; nnd may
bo this girl married tho bishop so she
could bo good for nothing." Now
WORLD'S FAIR FAR BEYOND EXPECTATIONS
Verdict of a New York Writer Who Spent a Week at the
Tho World's Fair nt St. Iouls is
now in tho midst of Its splendid sea
son. Colossal, complete, cosmopoli
tan, It commands the attention of tho
world as no other cnterprlso of tho
present yenr. From all nntlons thoro
aro pilgrims coming to this shrine,
and from nil our states nnd territories
thoro is a constantly growing throng
of visitors. United States Senators,
Governors of States, mon eminent In
rcience, nit nnd lotters nil express
unqualified admiration for the Exposi
tion nnd froo ncqulescouco In tho oft
repeated statement that tills Is by far
tho grentest and best universal expo
bltlon ever held.
During July a well-known mngazlno
nnd newspaper writer from Now York,
Mr. Addison Steele, spent n week at
tho World's Fair, inspecting tho
grounds, buildings nnd various attrac
tions as thoroughly as was possible in
that limited period. Returning home,
Mr. Steele published In Brooklyn
l.lfo the following nppreclntlvo com
ments on tho Exposition:
In tho expresslvo lnngungo of tho
rny, St. Ixntls "has tho goods." I had
expected much of tho l.oulslnna Pur
chase Exposition, for I hnd kept in
touch with tho making of It from Its
very inception, flvo years ngo; but
after nearly a week of Journeying
through this new wonderland I must
confess that in every cssentlnl par
ticular it Is far beyond my expecta
tions. Tho biggest nnd best It was
meant to bu and tho biggest and best
it Is. Tho exposition, rumors notwith
standing, is qulto finished.
One of tho greatest, and certainly
ono of tho most agreeable, of my many
surprises was tho cxtrorao beauty of
tho main group of buildings. For tho
almplo reason that tho camera doos
not exist which could tako In, tho
vast picture as tho cyo sees It, tho
early vlows of tho group a bit hero
and a bit thoro navo a scant Idea ot
tho schomo as a whole. Nor did tho
enrly vlows of tho ton Individual
buildings which make up Its compon-
HAS FAD FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.
Thousands of Negatives Made
Millionaire August Belmont.
Among rich Americans perhaps
nono Is bo fond of being photographed
as August Bolmont, James R. Kceno
being a close second. Ono Now York
photographer, whoso patrons are most
ly wealthy men, has mado thousands
of negatlvoa for Mr. Belmont in tho
last few years. Ono of tho largest
smglo orders for prints from old nega
tives over rocolvod by this photog
rapher camo from Mr. Belmont hlmsolf
Eoon aftor tho death of his wife. It
Included a good print from every noga
tivo In which Mrs. Belmont nppoared.
Tho photographer novcr guessod how
many photographs ho had taken for
Belmont till then; ho found that thoy
numbered nearly a thousand.
Why Birds Live Long.
Why do birds live so much longer
than mammals, which aro often a hun
dred tlmos their slzo? Possibly, among
other things, becauso thoy havo beaks
Instead of teoth. All carnivorous
boasts becomo weak and llablo to star
vation, as their teoth drop out or
break. Neither aro tho herbivorous
animals In much bettor caso. Old
horses would probnbly dlo of starva
tion If wild, for thoir teoth would fall
them; Indeed, In somo stony countries
old horses havo to bo killed becauso
tholr teo.th nro worn away by cropping
grass closo to tho rock. Rodents con
stantly dlo from Injuries to teeth. But
a bird's bonk neither wears out nor
drops off, and as it constantly swal
lows fresh grit t nld In grinding food
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Exposition at St. Louis in
ent parts do Justice to their nobility
of architecture nnd general grnndour.
Then ngnln In tho ground plans nnd
blrd's-oyo sketches tho only posslblo
Planner of showing it tho tnn-shnped
nrrnngement of this group looked stiff
and unsatisfying. Far from that, it is
qulto na remarkahlo in Its way ns tho
famous Court of Honor of tho Colum
bian Exposition. In one respect it is
even moro notnble, for Instead of two
grand vlstna It offorn a dozen. Tho
mnlu vista Is, of course, tho ono look
ing up tho Plaza of St. Iouls whoso
crowning feature Is the great Iulsi
una Purclinso Monument nnd ncross
tho Grand Bnstu to tho Cascade Gar
dens. On tho right nro tho Varied In
dustries and Electricity buildings nnd
on tho left Manufacturers nnd Edu
cation, these with Transportation nnd
Machinery still further to tho right
nnd Liberal Arts nnd Mines beyond
nt tho left milking up tho body of tho
fan. For Its handle tho fan has tho
Cascado Gardens rising In a grnnd
terrace to n height of slxty-flvo feet
above tho floor level of the buildings
mentioned nnd crowned by tho grent
Festival Hail, tho Terrace of States
end the East nnd West Pavilions nnd
tho Fine Arts building directly behind.
Tim Plko linn In the Tyrolean Alps
tho finest concession Hint I havo ever
seen. There is a great squnre with
many quaint buildings, n little villngo
i-trcct, nnd nbovo tho snow-clnd moun
tains which look very real ns tho
MONUMENT AND PALACE OF
evening falls. Tho best scenic rail
road yet dovised affords sovoral flno
glimpses of tho Alps and thero Is a
very graphic oxpoBitlon of tho Obor
ammergau passion play In tho llttlo
church. Tho Cliff Dwellers' conces
r.lon also looks very realistic nt night
fall. It is clabornto in arrangement
nnd tho courting, snnko and other
dances by tho Southwestern Indians
mako It another of tho Plko shows
which should bo taken In by all. In
Sevlllo thero Is nn amusing mnrionctto
thoater and somo genulno Spanish
dancing. For tho rest tho Plko offers
How the Walter Lost a Tip.
At ono of tho Knnsns City hotols
whero tho colored waiters glvo espe
cially good sorvico, but always expect
adequate remuneration for tho snmo
from tho guests, a wnlter wns espe
cially officious the other day In serv
ing a man from whom ho oxpectcd a
liberal tip. WItcn tho meal had beon
served and ho was standing off nt ono
cdo, eagerly looking for nn opportu
nity to bo of service, ho said to tho
"Didn't yo' havo a brothah heah Inst
"No," said tho ono nddrossed, "I be
"Woll," continued tho wnlter, "theh
was a gom'mnn hoah at mah tablo
what looked vo'y much llko you, and
ho was so well pleased with tho sorv
ico that ho gav mo 50 cents when ho
Tho guest hnd by this tlmo finished
his meal, and as ho aroso he said to
tho expectant servitor:
"Como to think of It, Sam, that was
my brother that was hero, and I guess
ho paid you for tho whole family. Ho
may bo bock ngaln In a weok or two."
Kansas City Journal.
Church and School for Indians.
Mother Katherlno Droxel of Phila
delphia, founder and head of tho Or
der of tho Blessed Sacrament, com
posed of nuns who dovoto tholr lives
to tho uplifting of tho Indian and ne
gro, haB offered $500,000 of her own
privnto fortuno with which to build
a church nnd school for tho Indians
of tho Winnebago, Nob., reservation.
Tho only condition is that tho Indians
consent, and this Father Scholl ot
Homer, Neb., bus obtained.
ir.flnlto variety, nnd as n rulo the full
monoy's worth Is given. The cnor
mono Jerusalem and Boor War con
cessions aro not on tho Plko.
It Is n enso of dlno at tho German
Pavilion nnd dlo at tho exposition. In
n beautiful Modorno Kunst building
adjoining Dns Dcutscho Units tho best
fcod and tho highest prices ou tho
grounds nro to bo found, tho table
d'hoto lunch nnd dinner costing two
nnd threo dollars, respectively. Thoro
is nlso a la enrto Borvlco. Everything
ronsldcred, tho prices aro not oxcos
lve, and nt least ono meal should bo
taken thoro for tho oxporlonco. An
other should bo tnken at tho Tyrolean
Alps, either outdoors or In the gor
geous dining-room in tho mountain
tide. Tho best French restnurnnt Is
nt Paris, on tho Pike. Lower In prices
nml In every way admlrablo aro tho
two restaurants conducted by Mrs.
Rorer in tho pavilions of Cascado
Gardens. Tho cast ono hns wait
resses and no beer nnd tho wost one
waiters and beer. For a bit of lunch
Germnny, Franco and England nil
offer dollcloua pnstry In tho Agrlcul
tprnl building. Thoso aro not free
ads, but tlmo-savlng tips for tho trav
eler. There nro no ond of restaurants
to fit nil purses on tho grounds. I
tried nine of them nnd nowhero found
tho prices more tiian they ought to bo.
As a matter of fact, for neither food
r.or lodging no ono need pay any more
ni St Louis than ho fcols that ho can
afford, and yet bo woll fed and housed,
It ho will use ordinary common sense
In making a selection out ot the
Hot? Yes, but on tho two hottest
days of tho summer at St Louis I
suffered no moro from the heat than
in Now York beforo leaving and after
returning. Evory day of the sovon
thero was a brcozo at tho fair grounds
and It was always posslblo to find a
shady spot. Tho nights woro cool and
SET THEM ON EACH OTHER.
Belligerent Callers Fooled by Quick
Wltted Newspaper Man.
Representative Brownlow of Ton
ncssec tells that onco ho was running
a country papor during campaign
times and was printing "fighting"
languago ovcry week. Ono day, Just
after tho paper was out, a big man,
armed with a club, walked Into the
sanctum nnd florcoly inquired If the
editor was In. Tho frightened Brown
low had wit enough to answer that be
was not, but that ho would go out
and hunt him up. Ho started for the
stroot and nt tho foot of tho stair
met another irato fellow, who askod:i
"Will I find tho editor of this dlrtr
shoot upstairs?" "Yes," said Brown
low, "he's up thero at his desk Just
itching for a fight." Tho second matt
went up and Brownlow disappeared.
Which whipped tho othor is 'not re
latedand Brownlow didn't go back
during tho day to find out.
Ancient Phases Corrupted.
Ancient Plcts In England were
callod by tho Coltlc word "pohta" or
fighters. Thl3 was Latinized Into Pie
ti. So, too, Barbary of tho ancient
maps Is a monument to tho miscalling
ot tho Berbor trlbo by tho Greek word
signifying "barbarian." Evon the leg
end of tho victory of Guy of Warwick,
over tho dun cow Is aBsallod by ruth
less etymologists, who Insist upon its
derivation from his conquest over the
"Dena gnu," or Danish settlement, at
tho champion's gates, Tho Coltla
words 'alt maon" aro responsible for
many "old man" crags upon sea coast
and among mountains. They me
howovtr, "high rock,"
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