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"Tell Them to Come Up by All
A foollah young t underfoot becomes
fascinated with the wll, artful wlfo of a
tfrunkon prospector In a western mining
town. Thay prepurn to olope In a blind
ing blluanl but uru confront! by tho
maudlin husband. Ho Is nhot by tho
wlfa, but thn chivalrous boy pin a
ota to the body taking tba crlina
upon himself. In tlmlr flight to thn
railroad atatlon tha woman's horse.
falls exhausted: tha youth puts her
on his own and follows banning to tho
attrrup strap. Soalng ha Is an Inipodl
sunt, the. woman thrusts her escort Into
snow drift and rides on. Hntf-froten
ha atumhlea Into thn railroad station Just
a tho train benra tho woman away.
Twenty-live years later, this man. Onorga
Clormljr. la a multt-rallllonalrn In Now
1 CHAPTER ll Continued.
The thing wan an Instant sensation.
Tho newspapers took It up. Other
merchant, freighters, and shippers
were Interviewed, and a case wan in
tantly made out against the Gotham
Freight Traction company which
would havo shaken a less pondorous,
leas tbIck-Bkluned. less Indifferent or
ganization to pieces. Even tho author
ttlea were lntenrlewed, and they shed
bjDOCtitlcal toara ovnr thn nnfnrtimatn
trickery by which the public had boen
Buncoed out or Its legitimate rights,
tut they took occasion at the samo
time to point out that there was noth
ing whatever to bo done about It.
The party In power wu ono that
had long dominated tho metropolis.
To bo suro It gavo the metropolis a
(airly good government; but tho poo
plo paid orcr and over again. They
were robbed shamelessly right and
left, on every hand, and whllo boiup
thlng was teudcred them, what they
got was no quid pro quo for tho fright
ful oxtravnganco of tho adnilnlatra
tlon. Graft abounded everywhere. The
party out of power, which hod boon
out of powor so long that It had per
force become virtuous, did not hesi
tate to point out the dreadful state of
jjdra to all who would listen; but IU
jriorts bad so far been unavailing, and
the party in power remained there be
cause of IU so doing.
Now the Gotham Freight Traction
company had IU weak point. Things
that depend upon the collusion of so
many unscrupulous men, not to say
villains, usually have a weak point.
It Is a wise man. Indeed a genius, who
finds out these things and assails the
organisation thereat. The first prin
ciple of good ooldlerlng Is to oppose
to your adversary's weak point your
own strongest. The weak point In the
enterprise of tho Gotham Freight
Traction company lay in a certain link
vital to tho continuance of tho care
fully devised system: the franchise of
which was nbout to run out.
Few pcoplo knew lhat tho franchise
was to expire, nnd In tho ordinary
course nothing would hare happened.
An ordinance ronewlng It would have
been sllppod through the board of
aldermon, slgntd by tho mayor, nnd
that would hnro been nil,
So Hiiro did tho company feel of Its
srround, no confident woro Its members
thut Gorraly nnd hlo fellow victims
would see the liocossity of paying
without delay, that thay had never
contemplated tills publicity nnd never
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delation lb Die Woman
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imaglnod they would buvo to face this
bitter und determined attack upon
their franchises and upon their meth
ods. Thoy know, of course, that they
held the aldermen In their hands;
that In their close alllunco with the
Sachem society, tho organization that
ran things, they could pass anything
they wanted In defiance of any public
Gormly hod made ono blunder; but
like a brilliant soldier ho had suc
ceed ed In turning It to his advnutogo.
Ono advertisement was succeeded by
another. Tho Gotham Freight Trac
tion company was mndo tho subject of
scathing criticism and bitter attack
of which tho Sachum society nnd the
party in power enmo in for a largo
Hhnro And nion everywhere began
nuking whut woh to be done about It.
In previous campaigns tho party out
of power had boen led by a series of
forlorn hopes, mon enthusiastic In
their dovotlon to tho causo of reform
and not noted for much of anything
vise. The loaders of the outs took no
tlcn of Gormly. Inquiries began to
be made about him; his business
methods wore investigated; his re
sources wero discussed; his character
was analyzed; his career made the
subject of study. From bolng merely
a name attached to a familiar Institu
tion, he became within one month one
of the great personalities of New
York. The situation was Intoxicating.
Incidentally, he did not lose In the
ostlmatlon of Miss Haldune by this
oxploltntlon of hlmnolf, which he had
so cleverly managed that no ono
dreamed it was due to his own motion.
Gvon In thoso exclusive circles In
which Miss Haldune moved, which are
ordinarily Indifferent to any happen
ings on this side ot tho terrestrial
sphere, bomo account ot Gormly and
his doings, penotrated. That ho was
rich and a bachelor wore tho most In
teresting facts which appealed to this
set Men and women tbero began to
inquire as to who he was. It was Miss
Haldane'a privilege and pleasure to
enlighten them so far as she could,
without betraying the nature of their
There were several papers on the
side ot the administration, which wero
owned and controlled by the party la
power, that would have been glad
Indeed to have discredited Gormly;
but the closest scrutiny revealed noth
ing In his life that could be used for
that purpose. Where ho had come
from was not known; bnt for the last
quarter ot a century at loast his
course had boon traced with consid
erable nccuracy, and tndeod there was
little of It that was not discovered
and disclosed to tho eager public. Ho
was qulto willing to talk about tho
Gotham Frolght Traction company or
any matter of public moment, but for
tho rest he was unshakably silent. Hla
early pant, thoreforo, was a mystery;
but tho interest In a mystery that has
no npoclal bearing upon the present
soon dies out.
Then Gormly did nn unusual thing
for him. Ho purchased a country
placn on Long Island. This recelvod
no mention In tho public press, bo
cuuho tho wholo matter had bcon han
dled hv thrt lnvnliiflhl Phntnnni nnA
Gormly's name had not appeared at i
nTl. The place was desirable, In that
It was not far five or six mllos from
tho country place of the Hnldane fam
ily. It was bought completely fur
nished, nnd the staff of servants previ
ously employed was retained.
Gormly knew from the clipping bu
reau hat It was tho custom of thi
Haldanes to pass the Christmas holi
days at their country place. He had
scon Miss Haldane rather less fre
quently of late, because tho work at
the settlement house was now so far
advanced that It wan merely a matter
of carrying out the plans decided upon
and spending tho money so generously
placed In her hands by him, which
did not need much consultation. So,
on the vain hopo thut chancy might
throw him In touch with her, Gormly
decided also to occupy for tho Christ
mnn season his lonely cottage It wan
called a cottage, ulthough It was more
like a baronial mansion than anything
olso on the Iong Island shore.
It wan snowing hnrd tho evening of
his arrival the day heforo Christmas,
nnd Gormly did not like snow. He
had bitter memories Intermingled
with a storm, and the sight of the
white, iun covorod, snow clad fields
filled him with unpleasant romlnlu
conccs. Btnco he had bought tho estate
through the faithful Chaloner, ho had
not aeon It himself. Therefore, after
tho excellent dinner which had boon
provided by his new chef and served
by his new butler, he determined upon
n careful Inspection of his residence
Thoy had advanced as rar an the li
brary when tho familiar tlnklo of tho
telephono mado them pause.
"See who It Is, Heals," said the mas
ter of the house.
"It's from tho keeper of tho lodge
gate, sir," ho said, turning and look
ing toward his muster. "He says that
thero's a party down there stalled In
nn automobile. They can't get on in
the snow. They'd itko to come up to
tho house. There are ladles In tho
"Tell thorn to como up by all means
at once," said Gormly.
"Ilcg pardon, air," roturncd tho but
lor, "but you know It's half a mile by
tho road, nnd It'll bo terrible walking
for tho ladios In such weather as
"Quito so," returned Gormly. "What
does the Btablo ufford?"
"There's the station wagon and the
pair that brought you over, sir. Thoso
aro all that aro there."
"Yes, I remember. That's all I told
Chnloner to send down, not expecting
to Well, have that hitched up and
telephono them that a conveyance will
bo at tho lodge In a few moments;
thut I should bo glad to have thorn
como to the house at onoo."
"Uy the way," ho asked, "did you
find out tho names of tho people?"
"Yes. sir," answered tho butler, "It
was Mr. Haldane and his party."
Society Bursts Upon Mr. Gormly.
Enter at Inst, Miss Haldane. accom
panied by her father, her mother, her
brother, Miss Ixiulso Van Vleck Stew
art (ono of her intimate friends and n
possible sister-in-law), Dr. Warren
Doveaux (a retired physician, an old
bachelor and an old and Intimate
friend of the family.) The newcomers
were nil dressed In winter automobllo
garments. It wan young Haldane who
broke tho somewhat awkward pause
consequent upon their entrance.
"Mr. Goodrich." he began unbutton
ing his coat and slipping It off as he
"Your pardon, sir." said Gormly,
"but Mr. Goodrich Is no longer the
owner of this place."
"Why, Mr. Gormly," burst out Miss
Haldane impetuously, as she turned at
his voice and recognized him, "this is
a great surprise! We didn't know
that you wero to be one of our neigh
bora." She had boea In the background
and had not observed their host until
she heard him apeak. As she spoke,
she stepped forward Impulsively with
"Eleanor," exclaimed her fathor In
great surprise, surveying Gormly as
he spoke, with a atare as cold as tho
winter weather, "do you ah know
"Certainly I do." returned the girl.
"It In Mr. George Gormly of the Gorm
ly Htore. you know."
"Ah, indevd," began her father.
"I have known him for" she
"Seven months yesterday, MIsh Hal
dane," nnswerod Gormly, who was
nothing if not accurate.
"We have er bought things at
your shop for a longer time than
that, I fancy," here lntorposed Mrs.
Haldane vaguely with an air of great
"You have been on my books,
madam, as one of tay saost valued
customers ever since I moved to
Broadway twenty-one years ago," re
turned Gormly, who was by no means
ashamed of his business, else be would
not have continued la It.
"Yes," said Haldane at this Juncture,
"I have been making out checks with
monotonous regularity to your firm
"My good man " began Mre, Hal
dane still somewhat vaguely, nnd evi
dently rather at a loss how to place
this irreproachably clad and fine ap
pearing gentlomnn who had soiled his
hands with trade and yet did not seem
to bo ut all embarrassed or ashamed
"Mother!" exclaimed tho daughter,
blushing with voxatton. "Mr. Gormly,
forgtvo mo, I forgot that you did not
know my family."
"I havo seen them often In tho
store, Miss Haldano, and have oven
waited upon some of thorn In other
days mysolf," replied Gormly, qulto as
cold and formal In his manner us any
one in tho room.
"Nevertheless I want the pleasure
of presenting you to my mother. Mr.
George Gormly, mother, my very good
Mrs. Haldane drew hfjrsflf up.
Gormly bowed himself down In a bow
most carefully calculated to express a
proper degree of appreciation of tho
honor and nothing more.
"My friend, Miss Stewart; my fa
ther, and my brother, Mr. IJvlngstone
Haldane; Dr. Deveaux."
The persons mentioned bowed cool
ly, except thnt Livingstone Haldane
Infused a little more cordiality in his
recognition than the others did, white
Dr. Doveaux actually stepped forward
and extended his hand.
"My dear sir," ho said genially, his
old face booming with good nature
and genuine admiration, "I am de
lighted to have the privilege of
shaking you by the hand. Anybody
who has tho courage to attack the
Gotham Freight Traction company ns
you havo done In thn papers may bo
regarded as a public benefactor whom
It Is an honor to know."
'Thank you," Bald Gormly, grateful
for this recognition.
"Sir," began Haldane. "nn unfor
tunato accident to our machine has
thrown us upon your hospitality. I did
not know that my friend Goodrich had
Hold this place or"
"Lot that give you no eoneern, sir,"
answorod Gormly; "I pray that you
will consider tho place and all In It
us your own. I beg you will take off
your wraps and make yourselves en
tirely ot home."
"Thnt's very hnudsome of you. I nm
sure," continued the elder Haldnnc,
slowly removing his coat; "but my
own placo lies but six miles beyond
here, and if you will permit us to tele
phone my stAblos, I think wo Hhall
have to trouble you but little."
"Tho telophono Is In tho library
yonder, Mr. Hnldune, and Is at your
service as Is everything In the house.
I regret that my own stablos nre not
yet furnished. Tho small station
wugon and pair which brought you up
are the only horses I have on the
place Just now."
"And Jolly well ciowded we were!'
snld young Haldane.
"Meanwhile," continued Gormly,
"may I ask havo you had dinuer? Can
I offer you anything to eat, or "
"We thank you," answered Mrs. Hal
dane, "but we dined at the llraddons
n placo five or nix miles back before
"A cup of tea or a glass of wlno
after your cold ride, then?" said
"That would be very nice. Indeed." I
said Miss Haldane. "Louise, uren't
you simply dying for a cup of ten?"
"Perishing for lack of It," answered
Gormly summonod tho butler, gavo
the necessary directions, showed Hal
dane where tho telephone wan, Invited
the other mnn Into the library also,
where there was a well stocked buffet
and excellent cigars; after which he i
showed the women Into a small recep
tion room on the other side of the
hall, and left them to divest them
selves of their wraps.
Tho men refreshed themselves ac
cording to their fancy at the buffet,
lighted their cigars, which, as Chal
oner had boen careful to send a sup
ply of Gormly's favorite and private
brand, they found excellent, while Hal
dano vainly endeavored to get In com
munication with his own house. Such
was tho sevorlty of the storm for a
country 111 prepared for It, however,
that the wires were broken In every
direction. Even that to the lodge was
found to be out of order at last.
Gormly had not waited In the li
brary to hear the result of the tele
phoning. As soon as he had the men
comfortably'provlded for, ho had gone
back to the great hall, which was
more of a living room than anything
else. The first of the women of the
party to present herself was Miss Hal
dane. Sho was in full evening dross.
Her noble head rose grandly from her
exquisite shoulders. In her dark hair
Bhe wore a diamond coronet. Her
dress, soft, shimmering stuff of white,
trailed behind her.
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
Setting the Pace.
"Pacemaker at a banquet Is what 1
should call the unlqus Job." said the
city salesman. "I met a mnn tha
other day who holds that title among
the artistic eaters of the town.
"He doosn't make any money by It
directly, but It pays for most of his
meals. He got tho Job through his
ability to chow at Just the right
"He doesn't lag, he doesn't bolt. At
all big dinners where persons of differ
ent habits are brought together some
one with an even Jaw movement who
can set the pace. In eating facilitates
the progress of the meal.
"This man Is not labeled pacemaker
at those affairs, yet hts air of knowing
the polite tempo la mastication Im
presses the other diners and they try
to Imitate him. Laggards hurry, the
swift delay. Walters keep an eye oa
htm, because they have beea told to,
and when he finishes a course tbey
clear the table."
Why He Carried the Lanttrn.
A blind man In Kboota (a Caucasian
village) came back from the river one
nignt, bringing a pitcher ot water and
carrying In bis hand a lighted lantern.
Some one, meeting him, said: "You're
blind; It's all tho same to you whether
It's day or night Of what use to you
is a lantern?" "I don't carry the Iun
tern In order to see the road." replied
the blind man, "but to keep snuio fool
Ilk; you from running ogaiusi me and
breaking my pitcher."
Usually the Way,
"You made elaborato preparations."
"And how did your day's llshlng
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minutes." Kansas City Journal
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I.KS80K TKXT-Isalab 02:13; 63:13.
GOLDEN TEXT "Tho I-ord hath laid
on him the Iniquity of us nil." Isa. 5J:5.
The lesson Is from the second part of
the Hook of iBdlah,
Whenever written It belongs to the tlma
of tlii exllo, Just before the return,
it brought hope, Inspiration, Instruction,
life, nnd light In tho darkest period In
the history of Israel.
Ood'a peculiar pcoplo wero in oxlle
among heathen populations. Their
homeland, Palestine, had boen devas
tated. Jerusalem lay In ashes. Tho
temple was a heap of ruins. Tho na
tion was like the stump of a mighty
tree which had been cut down. Tho
treo had been cut down because It ro
fused to bear the good fruit for which
God had planted It. Hut in captivity
tho people had been learning their les
son, and tho time had come when it
wan possible for a new shoot to
spring up from the bnrren Btump, and
a renewed nation to take up its ap
pointed mission. Hut in order to do
this, the nation must bo mado to so
clearly what they must be and do, nnd
tho deepest motives toward this end
be Inspired within them. All this Is
a parable for tho world.
It throws no little light on our les
son to realizo Its relation to tho
prophocy an a whole. According to
all critics tho whole lesson really be
longs to the fifty-third chnpter of
Isaiah, the fifty-second ending at the
twelfth verse. The prophecy consists
of 27 chapters, of which the fifty-third
is the central one, making tho whole
prophecy to consist of three sections.
First, the first thirteen chapters are a
trumpet call to tho captive Isrcalltes
who have been "hanging their harps
on the willows," unable to "sing tho
songs of Kton," to awako to faith In
God, and obedience and loyalty to
him, and to be prepared for their de
liverance. Second: Chapter 53 pre
sents the means by which tho ro-
domptton can be accomplished, the
heroic Bervlce of his people, und tho I
supremo self-sacrificing love of his i
son. Third: Tho succeeding thirteen
chapters present tho results of the re
deeming nation, und the redeemed
The service of God was a commis
sion to witness and prophesy lur God
ipon earth." Israel wait "elected not
to salvation, but to service," or rather
as In the case of nny Individual, the
nation was elected to salvation that
It might be of service. It was neces
sary that the "servant" who was to
carry out God's purpose of saving the
world should be a nation, from tho
conditton of the ancient world. "Of
all possible combinations of men the
nation was the only form which in the
ancient world stood a chnnce of sur
viving in the Btruggle for existence."
The servant of God was tho nation of
Jesus Christ did God's servlco for
the world's redemption by bearing tho
sorrows and sins of man. His suffer
ings were not because ho himself had
done wrong, but In order that he
might save us from them. He bore
them on his heart and sympathy. He
bore them away by hla healing .power.
He bore them as the martyr nnd the
hero suffers that he may savo the op
pressed and the wronged and perse
cuted from their sufferings. He bora
them away by transforming them Into
character. He bore thorn by giving
hla life for our sins, so that by re
moving sin he removed most of the
griefs ot man. Christianity has been
the chief power In removing tho griefa
and sorrows of mankind.
The prophet foresees these things
fulfilled In JesuB Christ. Tho picture
in these rerses la almost a photograph
of what took place five hundred yeara
later. He waB oppressod, his suffer
ings were unjustly Infllctod on him.
Read the story of his trial. He opened
not his mouth In protest. He submit
ted to the wrong.
Josus was put to doath with tho
wicked on the cross, and thoy thought
to bury him In a criminals gruve.
Thoy appolntod his grnvo with tho
wicked, but by a striking provldonco
the sumo authority guvo permission to
a rich man, Joseph of Arlmathoa, who
provided him with nn honorable burial
In his owu rock-how n tomb.
Yet It plensod tho Lord beoauso ho
saw tho good to bo gulned, Ho shall
boe his seed, his spiritual descendants,
tilled with his spirit ajid carrying out
his plans. He shall prolong bis days.
He rose from the dead, ascended to
heaven, and la the everlasting leader
and king. Of all kings bo is the most
glorious. Of all kingdoms his Is the
largest, noblest, best beyond all com
pare. This far-off vision of Jesus, and ot
the redeemed world, Is one of the
strongest proofs of a revelation from
God. Professor Ramsay declares mat
the lllble is unique among nnclent re
ligions In that "to tho Hebrew proph
ets, and to them alone, the bettor ago
lay always In future."
"Tho best Is yet to be,
The last of life for which tho first was
Wo oco In this lesson tho one source
of powor for saving man, nnd trans
forming tho world. Tho path of un
Belflshnoss 1b tho path to powor. Tho
business of all followers of Jesus Is, to
be servants of Jehovah, to do ns far as
in them lies tho samo kind of servlco
that Jesus did.
Those who dlscourago us the most
In nn undertaking nro tho first to tell
us "I know you would succeed," when
wo have attained success.
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Laundry work at home would be
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"What ho pays for the cigars he
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ho pays for the cigars he gives other
people to smoke."
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your gown, mndum?
Customer Yes. and 1 want It on
I time, too.
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