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Fnenaiiti:i Unuu Adams
CHAPTER XXXII Continued.
"The hotel furnishes matches," re
sponded Hlake, coolly.
"Here's a match," said Klngsley.
"Thanks, old chap."
MorrlB calmly struck a light and,
holding the bright new thousand-dol-lar
note a few feet from Ulake's head,
ho Ignited It.
"Very clever, Morris." said niake,
replacing his pocketbook. "Must be
a new sensation to burn my money?
Did you burn your fingers again
"Don't go too far with mo. Ulake!"
Morris e.clalmcd. "I'll not stand for
it, do you hoar? I've lost, and I'm
still a gentlemnn; you've won, nnd
aro yet a cad! You've taken my
money and won the woman. Keep
away from me."
"I didn't seek this Interview," said
niako, his face Hushed with rising
anger, "but since It's to be our last
one, I'm going to tell you something.
I've not a dollar of your money and
am not your rival la any respect.
Listen to me, Morris, and I'll tell you
something that will sober you. Do
you remember John Hurt? 1 guess
you do. Ho was tho country boy who
dragged you out of a chair by tho
scruff of the neck for Insulting a
young lady upon whom you had forced
"What of him?" demanded Morris,
sullenly. At the mention of John
Hurt's nnnie tho scene, with all Us
horror, rame to him.
"John Hurt what of him?" repeat
ed Morris. "That country lout caji
come back, or stay away, or go to the
dovll, for all 1 care."
"That country lout has come back."
said Blako dellborately. "I had tho
pleasure this afternoon, my dear Mor
ris, of transferring to John Hurt tho
various stocks and bonds which you
and your father tendered to James
Blake & Company in settlement of
your liabilities. Permit mo to let
you Into a deep secret, my dear Mor
ris. John Durt is Jnmes Blake &
Company. I am nothing. In my fee
ble way I've attempted to carry out
John Hurt's Instructions. You seemed
to stand across his path and he blot
ted you out. Ho forced you to dls-
"Like a column pushed trotr
gorge General Carden's fortune. Ho
will wed tho woman on whom you
have forced your addresses. Do I
make myself plain, Morris?"
Morris gazed at James Blako and
for a moment seemed Incapable of
"I I I think you lie, Hlako," ho
stammered, after a long pause.
Ulako raised his eyes and saw John
Hurt and Mr. Hawkins entering tho
room. Pausing not n second to weigh
tho consequences, he grnsped Morris
by the shoulders and whirled hern
Morris threw ono arm behind him,
but Blake, scornful of his opponent,
and thinking only of tho dramatic cli
max which ofTored Itself, took no
"Calm yourself, Morris," ho said
soothingly. "Anger does not become
you. I want you to look your best,
for here comes our mutual friend,
John Burt! Hello, John!"
Hlake released his grasp and Mor
ris drew back In a defiant attitude.
With careless contempt Blako Ignored
Morris, nnd his eyes followed John
Burt and Hawkins as they camo
At the call of his name John turned
nnd saw Blako. His face lighted with
a smllo ns he stopped and then
walked towards tho group.
The muscles of MorrlB' face
twitched, and a desperate look came
to his eyes. With a quick motion his
arm como from behind his back and
something glittered In his hand.
t "Hello, Jim," said John. "Aro wo
"Mr. Burt," said Blake, his dark
tyes twinkling with deviltry, nnd his
vc-lco clear as a bell, "permit mo to
Ho turned to Morris with a mocking
smllo on his lips. Ho heard tho click
of metal and saw tho Hash of polished
steel as Morris raised his arm and
lovclod a revolver at John Hurt.
4 "I bought this for myself! Tako It,
John Burt," ho cried.
Ho fired boforo tho words wero out
of his mouth. Tho spectators who
6tood their ground saw James niako
throw himself forward tho moment
beforo a spit of flro camo from tho
muzzlo of. tho wenjon. They saw his
J. Uuixul DlPULS l(
figure reel through tho smoke, and
they s.aw Morris Are ugaln.
I.lko a sharp echo came nn answer
ing shot from Ulake. He had half
fallen, with his right kneo nnd left
hand on the marble floor. Morris's
second shot was alined over his head
nt John Hurt, who had dashed at Mor
ris and was almost over tho wavering
figure of his friend.
When Hlako fired, Morris' arms
went up with a Jerk. His revolver
fell with a crash ou tho lloor.
"God!" Morris cried.
I. Ike a column pushed from its base
ho fell. He turned half over and
"I've got him, John," gasped Hlake,
"nnd I gues3 he's gut me! Aro you
He again raked his weapon un
steadily, oud pitched forward Into
John Hurt's arms.
"Stand back and glvo the man air!"
roared John Hawkins, pushing aside
tho morbid crowd which surged
around tho motionless bodies. "Hear
a hand, John, we'll tnko Jim to my
With bated breath John watched
tho surgeon as ho opened tho waist
coat and cut away tho blood-soaked
shirt. For a moment ho laid his
head against Blake's breast. It seem
ed an ago before the answer came.
"Ho lives," snld the surgeon, reach
ing for an emergency case. Ho held
a vial to Hlake's nostrils, nnd the
watchers saw the faint shudder which
told of a halt In tho march of death.
Then tho breast heaved convulsively,
and James Hlako opened his eyes and
looked squarely Into John Hurt's face.
"Hello. John!" ho said, faintly.
"What's tho matter? What's 'happen
ed, old man?"
"You must keep quiet, Jim," said
John Burt, tenderly clasping Dlako's
hand and pushing back the damp
locks from his torchead. "You aro a
long way from being dead, old man,
but you must reservo your strength
and obey tho surgeons."
1 don't want a surgeon not now,"
declared Hlako. In a stronger voice
nnd a quickening intelligence In his
dark eyes. "Hello, Hawkins! Yo i
won t bu offended, will you, Hawkins,
ita boae be fell .
If I ask you and tho doctors to leave
mo alono with John for a minute or
"Certainly not, ray boy, If tho doc
tors say bo."
The surgeon turned to John and
whispered a few words, which did not
escape Blako's strangely revived
"You'll probe for nothing until I
talk to John!" ho asserted. "I'm go
ing to Hvo long enough to tell John
something that no ono else shall hear.
Send them out of hero, John, or I'll
get up and chaso tlitem out."
Tho surgeon administered a few
drops of stlmulnnt, and motioning to
Hawkins nnd the physician, tho three
Bllently left tho room.
"Sit closo by me, John, and let me
hold your hand." said Blake. "Dear
Tears glistened In his eye as he
clasped tho other's hand.
"I don't wish you to tell mo any
thing, Jim," said John, soothingly.
"Just keep quiet, Jim, and make up
your mind that you are going to get
well and bo the same generous old
Jim Blako that I have known nil these
"You know what I'vo done!" ex
claimed Blake, his eyo glistening
with excitement. "You know all, and
yet forgive mo! Do you, John? Tell
mo, old man; It meaiiB more for mo
than drugs or probes."
"I do, Jim. Say no more about It.
old partner, but lay quiet and keep
nil your strength for tho crisis which
John shook his head.
"And yet you know tho truth, I
loved her madly, John, but a few
words from you, John, after you learn
ed tho truth, brought mo back to
earth. I said nothing to Jesslo, John.
No word of lovo ever passed my lips.
I saw Jesslo this evening, and told
her that I was to dlno with a friend
of mlno from California you, John,
you! And tomorrow evening I prom
ised her that I would bring that tin
nnmed frlond to her houso. That wus
my Uttlo surprise, John, but It was
not to be."
"I shall call tho surgeons If you say
anothor word," declnred John, who
feared a change for tho worse.
"I should Hko to see Jessie. Will
you Bond for her, John?"
"At once," wan tho answer.
Tho door openod softly atid Dr
llnrkness nnd other surgeons entoref
A Mendacious God.
"Hero's a messngo for you, Jesslt
The man says ho will wait for an atv
swor. I'm Just dying from curiosity.'
Jesslo Cnrden was reading when
I'M I tli Hancock rushed Into her room
Too Impatient to wait, sho leaned
over Jessie's shoulder. The note bor
tno letterhead of n hotol and wm
written In a firm but scrawling hand
"Miss Jcfl8lo Cnrden,
"Mr. Jnmes Ulnko has been serious
ly wounded by a pistol shot nnd mny
not recover. Ho wishes to boo you
If possible, como nt once.
"SAMUEL. L. HOUNDS."
When tho purport of the mcasagti
dawned upon her, Kdlth Bnatohod tho
paper from Jessie's hand and de
voured It with strnlnlng eyes,
"Ho may not recover!' sho mouned
"He may not recover! Oh, what hat
happened? I am going to him! He
shah not die! Hurry, Jesslo, hurry!'
Two white-faced girls rushed In
upon General Garden. His lips com
pressed aB ho read tho message.
"This Is Morris' work." ho said
"Tell tho messonger wo will como al
Tho hotel entranco was blocked by
a mob when tho Bishop carriage drew
up. Tho bluo helmots of pollco of
ficers formed a line which marked
tho edge of a struggling crowd.
VOno moment, sir!" ordered nn of
ficer holding hl3 baton In front of Gen
eral Cnrden. "Make way for tho urn
Tho folding doors of the Bldo en
franco opened nnd four mon slowly
advanced bearing a stretcher. It con
tloncd a motionless mass covered
with a whlto cloth. Jesslo clung to
her father's arm.
With a low cry Kdlth Hancock
sprang forward and raised tho cloth.
She looked Into tho dead, staring eyes
of Arthur Morris. Tho bearers paus
ed while she gazed Intently nt tha
face. Sho nervously replaced tho cov
ering nnd turned to Jossio and her
"It's Arthur Morris! Ho's dead.
Perhaps It Is all a mlstuko about Mr.
Hlako. Kind out, general; find out
at once! We'll wait for you hero."
General Garden returned and silent
ly conducted Jesslo and Edith to a
loom on the second floor.
A caso of surgical Instruments lay
on tho center tablo, but tho room had
no occupant. As they stood hesitat
ingly by tho entrance, tho door con
necting on adjoining room opened
and a tall man with red lialr, sharp
bluo eyes and enormous hands enter
ed. Jesslo recognized Sam Hounds.
"Hcou dew yo do!" ho sold softly,
advancing with an awkward bow.
"Sorry tew meet you In such a place,
but tho bitter goes with tho swoot.
Jim's badly hurt, .mt ho has a chance
so tho doctors say."
In whispers the four talkod of the
tragedy. Sum nad entered the hotol
office just before tho first shot was
"It all happened so quick I couldn't
do a thing." Snm explained. "The
second shot fired by MorrlB just miss
ed somo ono else somo one Jim
was tryln' tew Favo an went
through tho top of Mr. Hawkins' hat.
Morris was dead before ho struck tho
The door openod and a grave-faced
surgeon entered tho room.
"Miss Garden mny seo Mr. niako
for a fow minutes," ho said.
In tho dimly lighted room Jcislo
Carden saw two figures one propped
up with pillows bo that only tho head
and arms showed against tho whlto
linen. Tho curling, black locks fell
back from the pale brow, and tho
handsome face seoined chiseled In
(To be continued.)
Answered the Call.
On tho bank of the Mohawk river,
midway botweeti Amsterdam nnd
Tribes Hill. New York, is the farm of
Aaron Pepper. Tho proprietor Is tho
possessor of several horses, nnd
among them one that Is blind, ot
which Our Dumb Animals tells this
Tho horses frequently resort to the
Islands In tho river for pasturage.
They ford the stream nt a point near
tho dwelling, nnd (ho blind mam
usually follows the others. During a
recent freshet tho horsos nttempted
to return, whllo Mr. Poppor, anxious
aB to the result, stood watching thorn
from tho north shore. Two horses
and colts hnd entered tho Btrenm,
then their blind companion followed.
In a few mlnuteR all wore strug
gling against tho rapid current and
falling to make any headway. (!
leaders sought tho large Island, whllo
tho blind beast becamo separated
from them anil drifted n considerable
distance below until sho gained a
Then, discovering the loss of hor
mates, and realizing hor helpless con
dition, sho gave a plaintive whinny.
Ono ot tho animals, upon hearing It,
ro-entored tho stream, and swimming
to Its unfortunate companion, touch
ed It with tho noso and directed It
toward tho Island, which both reach
ed In safety.
French Telephone Girls.
It has recently been decided In Paris
that tho telephone girl Is a public of
ficial and as such sho commands tho
respect Incident to public function
aries. Tho question came up In a caso
whoro n popular actress was proso
cuted In tho criminal court for hav
ing Insulted the central girl. Whllo
defendant was acquitted, tho rights
of the "demoiselles d telephone" wero
Black and White Combinations.
Black and whlto combinations nro
probably tho most cklc creations that
tho modiste can glvo her pntronosa,
but nt tho same time the most dif
ficult to render artistically. Just a
trltln too much black nt tho wrong
plnco will give too heavy a lino of
cuntraat and tho cutlro gown lose all
In ono effectlvo gown u whlto chif
fon cloth with luilr-llno strlpo of black
nnd black novelty lnce are used over
a foundation of whlto tnffota veiled
with a very shivr moussellno do boIo,
This underskirt Is circular, fitting
closely to yoko depth nnd Is hnblt
back. A plaited rulllo finishes nt hem.
Over this tho moussellno Is In five
gore with n deep graduated llouncr,
slightly fulled, and edged by a ruche.
The chiffon skirt has panel front, a
full llounco the depth of onu beneath
anr! gored sides, shirred In yoko of
fo .t with tucks and again above knee.
Pretty dresses that nlso nro simple
Aro always In demand for school wenr
and aro shown In many light wolght
wools. This ono Is exceptionally at
tractive and la made of small bluo and
green plaid with a
fancy banding Mu
lshed with a hlnck
edgo as trimming.
Tho box plaited ef
fect at tho front,
produced by tucka
turned In opposlto
directions, and tho
collar mnko tho
d 1st Ingu 1 shlng
tho linos aro good
and tho stylo Is desirable lu every
Tho dross conslsta of waist nnd
skirt which aro joined beneath tho
pointed bolt. Tho waist In made over
a fitted body lining nnd Is tucked for n
short dlstanco below tho shoulders,
beneath tho capo-collar, and for Its en
tire length at contor front and back.
The sleeves aro full, finished with
straight cuffs, and tho skirt Is
straight, gathered at Its upper edgo.
Tho quantity of material require!
for tho medium slzo (ten years) Is 5&
yards 27 Inches wide, 4 yards 32
Inches wldo or 3 yards 44 Inches
wide, with 7 yard3 ot banding to trim
Gun-metal green Is a smart Bhade
Brown In various tones continues In
A touch of orango Is lovely with
A clear buff oolor Is much liked for
Satln-flulshed silks may bo counted
upon to make their reappearance.
At Longchamps tho leading colors
wero white, lavender and shades ot
Check silks aro used for everything
from traveling frocks to tho most
ornato visiting 'gowns.
Headings, buttons, rings, buckles,
tucks, bows and tiny rosettes adorn
tho backs of tho fashlonnblo wide
Tho coolest hat seen was ot dull
green silk stretched over a light
framo, nnd a thin scarf wound care
lessly around It.
A decided leaning toward dullness
lu silks nnd toward gloss in woolen
stuffs Is a prominent fcaturo of now
autumn dress fabrlos.
Attractive npronB are always In de
mand for little girls nnd are ns charm
ing as they are serviceable. This one
Is novel and gives long, unbroken
linos at tho front that aro almost uni
whllu tho skirt Is
full at sides and
back. As Illustrat
ed the material 13
lawn with trim
ming of embroid
ery, but all mato
rials In uso for
nprons are equally
sultnblo and tho
trimming can bo
varied to suit In
dividual tastes. Hrctellcs of needle
work aro pretty and easily mado, but
thoso ot tho matorlal with dainty fin
ish often aro preferred.
Tho apron Is mndo with a full
length front, backs that extend to tho
waist IIlo and a full skirt. Tho skirt
Is joined to a bolt thnt, In turn, Is
Joined to tho backs and to tho edges
ot the skirt,
Tho quantity of material required
for tho nvullum slzo (10 years) Is 2
yards 30 Inches wide, with 2vL ynrda
of ombroltlory and 4 yards ot Inser
tion to niako as Illustrated.
Varlatlono In Velio.
Chltton veils often show a bit ot
embroidery on tho horn, which gives
thorn a charming note of daintiness
and novolty A veil of tho most dream
like liliell link will havo four-leaf
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clover In palo green lightly powdered
over Its broad hem; or, maybe, It Is a
brown veil, which has Uttlo nastur
turns In a fashlonnblo shade ot orango
sketched along Its hem by tho young
girl who means to wenr It with a mud
colored taffeta frock. Tho variations
are limited only by one's Imagination
and skill with tho needle.
Hub n creaking hlngo with a very
soft lend pencil.
Kmvry powder will rcmovo any op
dlnnry Btalns from Ivory kulfo han
dles. Pineapples, either rnw or cooked,
aro good for people with weak
To remove soot from a carpet,
sprinkle plenty ot salt over It and
sweep along Uio craln of tho carpet.
'Hopuut until every truco of tho Boot
Gasoline put on stains on a whlto
silk waist, followed by as much lump
tnagncBln ns tho gasollno will tnko up,
well rubbed In, will gouerally removo
When grenso Is splllod on tho
kitchen tublo or floor, pour cold water
on It at nco to provont It soaking
Into tho wood. It will quickly harden
nnd can bo lifted with a knife.
Brandy Peaches Without Spirit.
Cut perfectly rlpo clingstono
peaches, not soft, but rlpo, Into
plecos, after peeling thorn. Ueo two
2-gallon stono Jars. If you want n gal
lon when done, as they Bhrlnk away
half. Put lu a Jar n layor ot peachos,
then n layer of sugar, and bo on till
tho Jam aro full, sugar on top. Put
weights on and Bet jara In a cod
place until peaches havo dono shrink
ing. Then put tho fruit all in ono
Jar, nnd cover with tho Julco. Cover
tha Jar with stout pieces of paper,
rubbed over with tho beaten whlto
or an egg, press down closely on out
side, put on moro paper tho samo way
and tlo over tho top a Btout cottoi
cloth. Will bo rendy for uso In thrco
or four weeks.
High Glrdlea Popular.
A woman's belt may bo tho making
ir tho unmnldng of hor career. Thcro
Is 8carcely a moro conspicuous or n
moro Important detail of hor dross.
Tho high girdles of soft silks In whlto
and black nnd colors matching tho
costumes havo had n popular voto and
ono that has elected them tho long
term of preference. Still thoro nro
leather belts, and exquisite ones of
soft, pliable calf, richly embosred
with gold and clasped, porhaps, with
a military bucklo of Russlau enamel.
Hmbosslng Is tho smart ornamenta
tion of tho senson for belts and .9
found only In tho good stylo cuts.
Tho bucklo Is usually nbout thrco
.li..',., A HANDSOME THEATER WAIST. VVl,
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Cream nc .embroidered with big ring dote Is much Iked for tho odd
blouses worn for informal dinners, tho theater and occasions oitho Iko and
h i most effective i and satisfactory. This ono is mado wltli a durn yoko 2nd
Bhapod bertha of heavy laco, nnd Is both novel in design Aid very generally
becoming. To mako It for a woman o 44 Inches wide, with ar,la ot f.
of material 21, 4 yard? 9,1 or 2 yardsf medium slzo will btVoqufced C yard
Inches long from end to end, n
sovere In nhnpo.
A distinctly English bolt Is nt plait,
whlto glovo kid, atltchod wl fa blacky
with bucklo In the form of a round'
disc ot yollow raotal, gold plated,
wlt.i a monogram onamolcd In an
Watermelon rod, If worn with tha
right gown, la an exceedingly fetch-'
lug color for tho belt. Tho bucklo
adorning It tuny bo absolutely tinlquo,
with Its heavy squaro of gold-platod
yellow metal aa a bordor for tha
monogram. Tho latter, also heavy
but flat of nurfaca llko tho mono,
grams of all sorts, nro used and art
oxtromcly pretty nnd Individual.
The Velvet Band.
Ono by ono wo aro exploiting tho
pretty fashions of n bygono day, and!
that ot tho nnrrow velvet neckband li
among them. In Paris It Is onjoylng)
quite a rage, and Is worn either nbovcv
or without tho high semi-transparent
lnco collar, says tho Now York Globe.
Sometimes It Is matched by a wristlet
of velvet threndod through a Jowcled
slide, which shown up vory well on
tho long whlto or palo straw-calored
glovoa that aro worn with elbow
Lavender Blue and Silver.
Somo women seem to think thnt
porcelain bluo la tho provalont color
and bo, perhaps, It is, but bluo of a.
lavender ahndo is fnr moro dollcately
lovely and uncommon. An oxqulslto
gown mndo of lavender bluo 'mous
sellno was trimmed with volvot of
tho Bamo hue, describing lozongcB
and bands, which rnthor heavy form
of embellishment Brussels lnco appU
cations nnd silver gauze braid bright
oned more charmingly.
Dlouao wnlsts with shallow yokoa
aro among tho latest ot fashion's of
ferings and nro adapted to many at
tractive combinations. This ono gives
tho brond nhoulder lino that Is tho
very latest edict and Is mado ot tar
barred with a yoko
of cream laco over
whlto, and band
ing in fans and
browns. Tho fact
that tho closing of
tho waist Is mado
at tho front, that
of tho yoko at tho
left shoulder, Is a
worthy fcaturo and
tho model will bo
found adaptnblo allko to tho gown
and to tho odd waist.
Tho walBt consists of the fitted lin
ing,, which can bo used or omitted at
preferred, fronts, back, elcoves and
yoke. Tho bIcovcb aro Joined to the
waist and tho two nro gathered to
gether, then arranged over tho lining,
when that Is used, or Joined to tho
trimming band when tho lining la
omitted. Deep bands finish tho lowor
edges of tho alcoves and at the nock
Is a regulation stock.
Tho quantity of material required In
tho medium slzo Is 4 yards 21 lnchea
wide. 3 yards 27 Inches wldo or 2
yards 44 Inches wldo, with yard ot
all-over laco and 1 yards of banding
to trim as UluBtratod.
Change In Tan Shoes.
Tan Bhocs for walking are no longer
mannish in effect. Thoy havo high
Spanish heels and tho low ones aro
extremely low cut In front. An un
usually wldo rango of color la shown
In this year's tan shoes, beginning
with n dollcato champagno tint and
ending with a deop warm brown.
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