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CHAPTER XXVII Continued.
"When 1 mado my start tradln'
liosscs I wns tickled to death if I r.old
n hoss an' mado twenty dollar' iirnllt.
That ton thousand dollars iiu'aut tho
scllln' of moro than llvo hundred
hosECs, nn' nil I had to do was to roach
out nn' tnko It. An' 1 gazed at that
money an' thought how it would look
in my bank book, an' I said to him,
'Mr. Morris,' Hays I 'I'm your man.'
An' then, socln' how easy It was to
lrtiko money hero In this elly coun
cil, 1 made a deal with him by which
I wns to buy up six other aldermen nn'
turn 'em over to him, same as if they
voro a lot of bosses or bags of pota
toes Then we drew up an agreement
io vote for tho ordinances an' nave It
i to Mr. Morris. Here, Mr. Chairman,
is tho duly cert tiled copy of that con
tract. Part of the money was in cash
nr' tho rest in u certified check, an' i
lave brought it here for your Inspec
tion. You will note that it is signed by
Mr. Arthur Morris and drawn on his
"Now, Mr. Chairman, an' members
of tills honorable body," said Sam,
turning nnd facing his astonished list
eners, "I want to say to you that I
havo changed my mind about voting
for these ordinances. My lawyer tells
mo I don't havo to keep this agree
ment with Mr. Morris, an I'm goln'
to sacrifice that ten thousand dollars
an' tho ten thousand more which
would have been mine when these or
dinances pass. Acting on the advice
of m lawyer, I therefore turns tliis
money over to you, with tho certified
check nn' tho agreement we signed.
Tlmnkln' you for your kind attention
to this explanation, I votes 'no'.'"
A scene of wildest confusion fol
lowed. Hnlf of the members were on
their feet demanding recognition. Tho
chairman pounded his gavel Into
slivers In a vain attempt to restore
order. Tho storm gradually subsided,
and Alderman Hendricks secured rec
ognition from the chnlr.
"In view of tho remarkable state-
it.tc pieces He knew the purport of
the missage which hnd caused tho
pre clpltate departure of Arthur Morris,
but he did not disclose It
"Some important Wall street matter,
I tuppose," he ventured, In answer to
the questioning surprise of Jesslo and
'His expression positively fright
ened me!" snld Edith. "Did you no
tice how white ho turned when he
rend that note? It must havo been
frmefhlng awful! Perhaps his father
'I he impending overthrow of Morris
fed tho flames of James Blake's Im
patience. According to the falsehood
lie had told John Hurt, Jesslo wns duo
to auive In New York In a few days.
Ho saw a thousand chances for the
exposure of his duplicity to ono for its
success. Only In Jessie's presence did
his hopes surmount his fears. Ho In
touted Innumerable schemes nnd dis
missed them ono by ono. Ono chnnco
remained an Immedlnto proposal, its
urhcsltntlng acceptance, nnd a hasty
irr.riingo. Ho would carry tho citadel
of her heart by storm, nnd bear her
away In the confusion and turmoil of
the coming battle.
"Women havo been won In a dny,"
he mused, "and by knights less well
armed than myself. I'll propose to
morrow night! She must accept mo
sho will ncopt me. Then, an imme
dlnto marriage and a trip to Europe.
Why should thnt not win? It's got to
win; I'll make it win."
Thus argued James Blake during a
lull In tho conversation. This wns
worthy of his reckless nature. Ho
cculd not turn back. Tho smoko of
burning bridges wns behind him; tho
si.olls of conquered love nwalted his
"It seems Impossible that I havo
known you only a week," ho snld, rals
liiC his eyes nnd looking tenderly Into
Jessie's face. "I feel as If I'd been
acquainted with you for years, nnd not
for a few brief days."
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ho voice wns calm, but it held u
noto of trhmph nnd of quiet conll
i once. It 1 luted nt no suspicion, nnd
Ulnko drew a long breath of relief as
be thought of his third escape.
Ho shudJcred to think of what
would hav happened hnd lien, ('anion
postponed Ills departure from the din
ing room jy n low minutes. He pic
tured John Burt entering the room,
his stead.' gaze fixed llrat on himself
nnd then on Jesslo Cardcn. So vivid;
viin tho Innglnnry picture that he felt
all the lnrror of tho situation.
"This s my last speculative cam
lalgn," Pild John. "For yours I lmVi
been n gild-grubbing nnd moneymak
lug mncllno. nnd I hope my better In
stincts 1 .wo survived tho strain. Wo
shall trlimph tomorrow, nnd when It
la entlei' you shall be, in fact ns well
ni In n line, tho head of tho llrtn of
.Inmcb 1 Unite & Company. I can retire
from nitlvo participation In Its affairs
r.s quleiy as I entered, and you huvo
f.'.lrly won whntever of prestige nt
ti'ches to tho name."
Befo-o Blako could find words to re
ply, tlo carriage stopped In front of
his apartment. They entered ami
fc.li nil Hawkins uwnltlng them.
"I'll, winking myself at homo, Blake,
he said. "I've kopt your man busy get
(mi? clcnrs nml refreshments. Ia'I's
get d iwn to business, gentlemen. It's
past midnight, nnd wo'll need all the
sleep wo can get."
For nearly two hours they worked
at tlw plans for tho battlo which was
to come. At times Ulnko was nb
Forbod In tho discussion, again his
mini! wandered to the woman he
woind buy nt tho prlco of his honor.
TI.cn ho thought of John Burt's
princely pledge, nnd like a Hash there
came to him an lmpulso which thrilled
his very soul with n happiness In
which were throbs of poignant pain.
Not many blocks away another con
ference was In progress. Staid bnnk
tlii colors nnd financiers associated
with Arthur Morris had been aroused
from their slumbers and were nssom
bled in his rooms. Bewildered for tho
moment by tho unexpected blow, Mor
ris took measures for dofonso with a
vigor which was keyed by n, sonso of
Imminent danger. Ills suspicion thnt
James Blako was tho cause of his
cefeat becamo a certainty when n re
porter informed him thnt Blako nnd
Samuel I Hounds wore boyhood com
j anions, nnd that the latter had been
cetn In Blako's offices.
Tho cast was crimsoned with sun
light beforo the conference ended.
Tho wenry men of money left Morris'
rooms and sought a few hours of rest
beloro facing the ordeal of tho day.
For mutunl protection they had formed
a pool; had pledged themselves to sup
port tho market against the expected
onslaught of Blake's millions.
Why wcro theso masked millions
drawn up in battlo array? Why did
men of vast nffairs wnlt with drawn
fucos nnd bated wreaths tho hour
when the clnsh of opposing fortunes
should sound the signal for merciless
Because of n. woman n woman pure
as an opening bud nnd gentle ns tho
dew which kisses it.
Why hnd James Blnko proved falso
to tho innii who unselfishly befriended
him? Why hnd he sought to repay loy
alty with perfidy?
Because of a woman a woman
whoso loving heart was Incapablo o
(To be continued.)
!, H- O-njH n
Persian Lawn With Lace.
NcgllgecM In white are nlwnys dain
ty nnd charming, nnd have, besides,
the merit of laundering ensily nnd
well. This ono Is oxceptlonnlly grace
ful and becoming and Is shown In
lawn ith frills of point t do Paris
lace, out can bn reproduced In many
other fabrics and In color as well as
white; the frills being of bice, em
broidery, or the material, as pro-
ffr CSfe ft
v mrw: i r i w m w i h
f-ponnful In all. Mix an ounce each
of cloves, mace, nnd If liked hot, ten
tpiHiu of cayenne, u Inblesiioou each
of mustnrd seed, white pepper nnd
fresh horseradish. Put the lemons in
stone Jnr, Willi tho niKod spices be
tween each layer of lemon slices.
Heat two quarts of white wlno vine
gnr boiling hot nnd pour over tho
whole. After standing 21 hours,
squeeze out the pulp through cheeso
eh th. strain nnd bottle. Keep In n
cool place. Can bo made nny time of
year, but Is especially nlco In hot
weather on cold meats nnd n chnngo
from other catchup.
spots It max need scrubbing, lllnso
In fresh giisollno nnd hang out to
High Turn-Over Collar.
High turn-over embroidered collars
of Inco and other mnterlnls nro still
lopulnr. They resemble n grcnt denl
Hose thai the old-fashloncil tailor
once nffecteil for women with long
necks. In fact, all tho Idens nnd fan
cies of tho pnMt few years havo been
combined In tho Heason' styles, and
with tho most nrthitlu effect.
As tho senium advances materials
o a soft lllmsy loxturo become still
more prevnlent. Ono of tho newest
additions to the popular lino of chif
fons lw chiffon mohair, ll Is suited
to tho smartest of summer gowns and
gives a pretty effect. The chnnipagno
color, white, dark and light blue nro
very much In demnuil. In tho Blind
ed effects, blue, blnek and brown nro
tho smartest combinations.
Square Yoko Walot. ,-
Squnro yokes nro exceedingly fash
lonnblo and suit somo figures nnd
faces better tlmn nny other sort. This
very pretty waist Includes ono that
extends over tho shouldor, after the
prevailing style, nnd can bo mada
slightly low, us Illustrated, or lilgb
with n regulation stock. Tho modol
la mado of nheor white batlsto with
Plenty to Choose From.
Dolly Vnrdcu silk mulls mako a
popular material nnd form n close
rlvnl for tho printed nets. In theso
mulls the ground Is white with tinted
floral designs upon It. Tho linen
gown Is tho choice of tho ultra fiiBh
lounhlo for both morning nml after
noon wear. Tho palo colors nro mora
In vogue than tho plain white, al
though the pure white for hot summer
days hold their own.
of represo not
rtents mnde by my colleague," ho said,
"I move a postponement of tho vote,
nnd tho appointment of n committee
to investigate theso curious charges."
Thero wcro vigorous protests, and
the chair ruled that tho vote must
proceed. Each of tho six aldermen as
sociated with Sam Rounds substantial
cd tho charges made, and deposited
tho bribery money with the chairman.
Realizing that defeat was Inevitable,
nil of the ringsters excepting Alder
man Hendricks recorded their votes
against tho ordinances. A motion to
adjourn was declared passed, and tho
excited mob poured into the corridors.
The Love of a Man for a Woman.
It was not the fault of tho chef or
of tho servlco that Arthur Morris did
not enjoy his dinner. Jessie's beauty,
which onco charmed him, now Inspired
him with jealous rage. For Blako ho
felt unnlloycd hatred, and for Gon.
Ccrden n contempt which he did not
iry to conceal. Ho Impatiently await
ed tho morrow, when ho hoped to
crush James Blako to to oxtlngulsh tho
general. Ho prayed tho news of tho
council's decision might bo brought to
him nt dinner.
As ho brooded n messenger boy np
pronched nnd handed Morris an en
"Ah! I presuruo this Is it!" ho ox
clnlmed. Ho adjusted his monocle
with elaborato care, broko the envoi
opo nnd read:
"My Dear Morris; Tho Cosmopoli
tan franchises wero defeated by n
prnctically unanimous vote. Rounds
nnd six others chnrgo you with bribery.
Rounds exhibited your certified check.
Am on my way to tho Hoffmnn House.
Meet mo thero nt once. Destroy this.
Tho noto foil from tho speculator's
linnii nnd fluttered to tho floor. Ho
Mared wildly around, but no words
camo to his lips.
"Any answer, hoss?" The piping
olco of tho messenger boy, ns ho
nlood, cap in hand, recalled him to
"No," ho said pushing his chair from
tho tnblo and rising unsteadily to his
foot. "I'm going. Good-night!"
"Forty-flvo cents, boss," demanded
"Get out of tho way, damn you!
Pay this boy, Blako!" and ho rushed
for tho dressing room.
Bloltc picked up tho noto and toro It
Millions of lovers havo voiced tho
same discovery, and millions moro will
do It again.
"You aro singularly forgettul,
laughed Jessie, "of our early acquaint
unco in Rocky Woods. That was not
weeks, but yenrs ago."
"I must glvo Mr. Morris credit for
that bit of imagination," said Blako.
"It has become a reality to me, and I
can see you as you wero back In those
yenrs, and picturo you among tho
rocks nnd fields wo know so well. Do
you go there this season, Miss Car
den?" "Wo leavo on tho Thursday evening
boat," was tho reply. Nothing could
have suited Blako better. Ho would
(ell John Burt that Jesslo had post
poned her departure from Franco. Ho
then would plead ill health and Join
Jesslo in Hlngham, nnd their marrlago
and wedding trip should follow. Tho
first cards hnd fallen In his favor, nnd
lo determined to press his advantnge.
"May I call to-morrow evening, nnd
not plead business with tho general
ns a pretext?" he asked boldly. "I
may not get another chnnco to see you
beforo you leave. You sco I'm already
presuming on theso years of friend
ship." "Gen. Cnrdon attends n banquet to
morrow evening, but Kdlth nnd I will
be nt homo nnd wo 11 bo dollghted li
jouil drop In to rellovo tho monot
ony." ropllod Jesslo. "Undo Tom
plays a splendid hand at'whist and you
ctn take papa's place."
B'.ako's spirits mounted high as hope
fci tho snrlngs of his longing. Tho
hrur was lato when ho bade his follow
guests good-night at tho carriage door,
n.d his being thrilled with tho touch
oi her hand nnd tho light of her smllo
Blako strolled slowly up tho ave-
i:e, In tho direction of his npartments.
Ho had not gono two squares when ho
met John Burt. In nil tho years In
S&n Francisco nnd Now York this was
the first tlmo they had met In a public
tnoroughfnre. Ono of tho horses haul
ing n wagon laden with stngo settings
had fallen nnd blocked thotreot.
Blnko concealed his confusion by
looking up nnd down tho street for a
cr.rrlnge. Ho finally hnlled a driver,
ami they wero rapidly driven to hlB
"Wo must perfect our plans for to
morrow," snld John. "Tho city coun
cil defeatod tho Cosmopolitan fran
chises to-night, and I shnll move
ferred. Also there Is a choice allowed
of tho flounce or u plain skirt. Tho
garment is a slmplo ono nnd Is mado
with full fronts nnd back that nro
Joined to n shallow yoko that is con
cealed by the big collar. The quan
tity of material required for the me
dium sizo is 1-1 ynrds 27. 12V yards
32, or SVi yards 44 Inches wide with
tho flounce, nnd 10 ynrds 27. 9 yards
32 or C yards 4 1 without, with 0 yards
of laco for frills.
The Fichu Effect.
Fichus, or collars draped to glvo n
llchu effect, mnko nn easily applied
completing touch for ninny Inexpens
ive summer dresses. Theso plctur
ofquo necessorles nro mndo of tho
finest mull, chiffon or nny soft fabric
of the kind. They may bo finished
with self-ruflles or weo frills of laco.
Mnny llttlo French touches In tho
dimming nro possible to tho homo
Red Hair's Triumph.
Fashion changes even In tho color
of a woman's hnlr. Twenty years ago
hair with a reddish tinge was cnlled
"carrots"; nowtitlan-colored locks aro
reckoned n definite beauty, and nro
possessed by several of the most pop
ular women in London.
In an old book written by tho lato
Mrs. Hawcls, entitled "Tho Art of
Benuty," there Is a clever chapter on
"Vlslblo and Invisible Girls," in which
the first word was said In favor of
tho long-neglected red-hnlrod sister
hood. And they wero seriously advised
to dress In tho pre-Rnphnellto style.
Now how strange It all seems!
Tlmo changes all things. At last
week's private view of Mr. Reginald
Pannett's "Sketches of the Women
of Todny," a charming lady of much
Parisian chic was cleverly pictured
with red hair, attired In a rose-red
gown, and tho effect was perfect. Tho
brlght-halrcd beauty has come to her
own. M. A. P.
Latest Demands of Fashion.
Radical changes In late summer
tyles for women nro few nnd fnr be
tween, although tho latest creations
In gowns nro modeled nfter thoso of
the Louis periods. Yet Komo of tho
changes while not In tho oxtromo nro
for tho better nnd consist mostly of
softening nnd toning down.
A smart gown of tho llngcrlo typo
U accompnnled by ono of tho3o threo
qunrtor coats of a dellcato colorod
taffeta and must bo of a soft lustrous
quality. Thero is no lining nnd In
sertions of dainty lace glvo to them
a decidedly pretty effect. Somo hnva
no laco trimmings nt nil but aro mado
witn puflllngs nnd other solf trim
mings. As for gowns in general thoy
aro mado with full skirts nnd tho best
effects show tho fullness nt tho bot
tom, which Is attained by making tho
skirt flat about tho hips nnd allowing
:t to fall out below with a kilted ef
fect at the foot.
Landsmen Best Naval Gunners.
Threo of tho best marksmen In tho
I'r.ltcd States navy, curiously enough,
hall from far Inland Oklahoma. Ono
Is C. V. Johnson, who made tho
world's record with tho hugo 16-Inch
gun recently Installed at Fort Wright,
on Fisher's Island, New York harbor.
J. W. Crcltz, of tho now battlosnlp
Maine, mado eight shots In n mlnutq
with n (Much gun nnd hit tho target
eight times at l.fiOO yards, tho ship
meantime going twclvo knots an hour,
Bart Barnes, n son of ox-Gov. Barnes,
of Oklahomn, Is now a first lieutenant
In tho navy, but previous to his pro
motion ho mado an excellent record
r.t tho target. Ho Is now on duty at
Smart Frocks and Hats.
A very smart frock was mado of
rrso-plnk muslin trimmed plentifully
with laco In Paris shnde. It was worn
with a Leghorn hat; this hnd a high
crown. Thero wero two twists of
soft pink ribbon round It nnd nn lm
tsenso pink roso with folingo np
pcared in front. Another charming
lint, worn with a palo bluo uuslln
dress, wns in a picturo shnpo mndo of
wire, nnd covered with laco, string
co'orcd. Tho laco was slightly gaged,
nnd simulated n short, nnrrow curtain
at tho back. Tho high crown was
trimmed with twisted bands of sort
bluo satin ribbon, a big chou of tho
ribbon being fnstoncd in front a llttlo
to tho left sldo. Tussor frocks should
bo worn with coarso straw -nts,
trimmed say, with cabbago roses nnd
a llttlo foltago, otherwiso with bands
or velvet or ribbon. Boston Globe.
Lemon Julco nnd salt wipo out tho
A littlo salt In tho water sets tho
Romovo btalna before sending gar
ments to tho Inuudry.
Embroidered dresses must bo
Ironed on tho wrong side.
To keep cut flowers ns long ns
possible, add u llttlo Bait to tho wator
in which they uro placed.
For gasollno washing sonic tho gar
ment In a vessel for half an hour. In
banded with laco Insertion, tho lining
bencnth tho yoko being cut away to
glvo a transparent effect; but tho do
sign is suited to all seasonable mate
rials, thin enough to bo mado full,
and various combinations can bo
made. All-over laco, of mnny sorts,
lino tucking, nnd tho mnny combina
tions of bnndlngs with fancy stitches,
nil nro admlrnblo for yoko nud cuffs,
whllo tho trimming can bo ono of
Tho wnlst Is mndo with full front
nnd bncks which nro nrrangod ovor
n lining that Ib smooth at tho upper
portion but gathered nt tho waist lino
to hlouso with tho wnlst. Tho yoko
Is sopnrato, nrrnnged over tho waist
on indicated lines, and tho bIcovob aro
full puffs finished with fitted cutis, and
can bo either arranged over tho foun
dation or left unllned, ns liked.
Tho qunntlty of material required
for tho medium sizo is 4 VI yards 21
Inches wide, 3 ynrds 27 Inches wido,
or 2'i yrirds 44 Inches wide, with 1
yard 18 or 'nrd 40 inches wldo lor
yoko nnd cuffs nnd 4Va yards of band
ing to trim us illustrated.
For Idle Hours.
Tho making of fnncy chemises nnd
other pretty accessories makes de
lightful pickup work to cngago tho idle
hours of tho summer girl. Sprnya of
flowers may bo clnboratoly workod
nnd combined with Insertion and flno
laco, and motives of drawn work aro
A FA8HIONA BLE BLOUSE.
A Family Fire Drill.
A fnmlly flro drill occasionally,
whero thero nro llttlo children, In nn.
excollont plan. Provide them with n
wnni ilroRsInrr cown and sllnncrs to
iionn near the bed. nnd teach thorn nt nnclc
il-ii flmt nlnrm of flro to slln thorn nn I them
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throw a blnnkot or rug over head end
shoulders, nnd if possible tlo n wet
handkerchief, prefornbly silk, ovei
their mouths and then tnko tho most
direct way out.
Teach them how to put out a small
flro with rugs or blankets, stopping
direct draughts by closing doors or
windows, and, abovo all, to keep cool
Corlso Is a good deal seen In whlto
Sweet pons fashion tho most fetch
ing llower lint.
Narrow wash braid Is much used to
trim tho linen frock.
Gay Japancso buttons and'Orlontal
bert llghton tho dull pongeo.
Laco sleovo ruffles seem part and
parcel of ovcry smart costume.
A colored bead or two glints In tho
center of embroidered flowers.
Undcrslooves unQ chemisettes aro
now a featuro of hot-weather fash
ions. To tlo chiffon veils In a bow In tho
is u later notion than to tlo
Finish olf tho green folingo hat with
a great knot of palo bluo soft satin
Trimmings of soft, liiBtrous straw
nro used on gowns of vUe, net, laco
Cut six smooth-skinned lemons In
Bikes, romovo seeds, and sprlnklo
llttlo aalt on each sllco, about a tablo-
Cream laco with whlto silk makes
nn exceedingly effectlvo ns well as
fashionable combination both for sop
nrnto blousos nnd ontlro gowns. Tho
very chnrmlng wnlst Illustrated Is
ndnptod to both purposes, and Is mndo
of whlto Korean crepe, with yoko and
cuffs mado of motifs of cream polnto
do Vonlso connected by bnnds of taf
feta embroidered with French knots.
Tho yoko Is becomingly shaped and lace.
can bo mndo over a foundation or
transparent, as may bo liked, whllo
tho hlouso bolow Is laid In flno tucks
which nro stitched for a short dU
tanco only and provide tho soft ful
ness below that point. To make tho
waist for a woman of medium also
will bo required 4V4 yards of material
21, 3 yards 27, or 24 yards 44
Inches wldo, with 1 yard of all-over
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