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A . foolish young tenderfoot b-eomes
fascinated with the bold, artful wlfo of a
drunken prospector In western tnlnlpjr
town. They prcpnro to clopo In a blind
Ins; bllxznrd but are confronted by the
maudlin husband. He li ahot by the
,wlfo, but the chivalrous boy pins a
nolo to tho body taking the crime
upon himself. In their iflaht to the
railroad station the woman's horse
(alls exhausted: the youth puts her
on til own and follows banning to tho
atlrrup strap, fleeing he Is an Impedi
ment, the woman thrusts her escort Into
8 snow drift and rides on. Half-frown
atumbles Into the railroad station Just
as the train bears the woman Away.
Twenty.flvo years later, this man. Cleprge
gormly, la a multl-mllUonalre In New
York. He meets Eleanor Haldane. a
beautiful and wealthy settlement worker,
and co-operates with Tier in her work.
Oormly becomes owner of a steamship
line and finds himself frustrated In pier
.and track extension plans by grafting al
dermen, backed by the Gotham Traction
company. An automobile accident brings
the Haldanes to his country home, Oorm
ly announces that he will be mayor of
Mew York and redeem the ctty from. car
ruptlon. The political declaration of the
merchant prince produced a tremendous
kentatlon. The wnole machinery of the
jcity's detective force Is to be used -to dig
Jup something damaging te Oortnln Trie
press heretofore unanimously favorable
to the merchant candidate, under pres
sure, divides and the campaign waxes
warm. A resolution la Introduced grant
ing a gratuitous renewal of the traction
franchise. Oormly offers ten million dol
lars for the franchise. Miss Haldano con
gratulates Oormly on what she terms a
new Declaration of Independence, and ho
Eakes an unexpected declaration of love,
e Is shocked by the confirmation of his
Suspicions that her father Is tho head
nd backbone of the notortoua traction
company which he la attempting to over
throw. Young Haldane discovers his
father's connection with the Ootham
Traction company, and is Incensed. In
.sin Interview between Oormly and Hal
Mane, the latter practically offers his
daughter's hand as a bribe for Oormly to
(withdraw. Oormly refuses. In an Inter
view with Oormly Miss Haldane learns
of her father's baseness though Oormly
vainly tries to hide It. Members of the
tng And the woman for whose sake
Oormly declared himself a murderer and
decide to force him to withdraw under
threat of prosecution. The chlf of police
visits Oormly. who makes a full confes
sion of the truth. Young Haldane runs
the gauntlet of tho police and carries the
confession to the nowapapera for publica
tion, fly accident the newspapers find BUI
Hamilton, one of the men who were at
"Camp Kill Devil" and knew tho truth
CHAPTER XVII Continued.
"Good!" exclaimed the editor.
"That ain't all." said Colonol Bill
.triumphantly. "I got hero a signed
paper witnessed before Justice of the
Peace Jennings, the only one we had,
Jand signed by me and several other
men, which swears they hoord Bree
dea say bis wife killed blm and that
they seen this thirty-two Bullet took
out of his breast, the autopsy beln'
public like the fun'ral. And Ifs made
out in due form."
"It's quite" satisfactory," said tho
editor, glancing at it and passing it
oyer to Shaw.
"So you see we fellors kind o'
thought Fordyce done a man's part in
taktn' the blame on hlssolf, and I al
ways kept those things. I thought
tnoy might turn up bandy sometime."
I "You did well."
"And that ain't all cither," said Col.
"What more have youT"
"Well, I've seen tho woman. She's
"Naturally she -must havo been or
they couldn't have got this story from
her," was tho answer.
"Course Well, the end of the
story's this: Them people plunged
south in that blizzard. We looked for
'em in the spring; but never expected
to find their remains, 'cause It was
more'n human flesh could stand, such
a storm as that, and we naturally
a'posed they'd both died and got e't up
by the wolves when they was partly
thawed out, But the other night I
was takln' a trip through the tender
loinfor observation Durnoaaa aai.i
.Colonel Bill as the ghost of a smlloJ
nicaerea on the race of the night ed
itor "and I Been this woman and had
an Interview with her. She's plumb
scared to death. The chlof of police
who got this stuff from her 'a fright
ened her out of her boots. But I, beln'
an old -friend of hers, managed to
calm her down, and 1 got her to give
me her story. She's always been sor
ry that she served Fordyce the way
"I don't know how It la, but some
tiow I got at the good side of hor.
fYou see these women are going
straight to hell perhaps although 1
ain't got no inside Information as to
that but however low they git and
however bad they are, there's always
soft spot In 'em somewhere. They're
.women still. And I guess I must've
toucbed the soft spot in her somehow
other; for she told me the truth.
'At any rate she confessed the whole
thing to me, and she said furthermore
than wben them two was gotn' 'south
In the storm, ber horse fell down and
died, and that Fordyce got oft his
horse and aha mounted It, and he
walked blsaelf bangln' to the saddle
strap, and she said that seeln' that
the remainta' bronco was glvln' out
too, she shored Fordyce down and gal
loped away and left him. .And I got
her signature to a paper confessia' It"
Again Colonel Bill bad recourse to
the tin box,
"Here it Is. Now If them don't
make a complete case for my old
Mend, I don't know what else to do."
"Where's the woman?" asked the
dltor, after he had examined the last
paper that Colonel Bill had submitted.
"Well,, you won't find her," said the
Id miner slowjy. ''She's pulled up
WIATOJY Id m WOMAN
utaraATtotta By Denaotwffeivtu
SttT tut stmmn mrt ownff
stakes and hit the trail. I helped ber,
and I don't mind sayln' that I said
I'd see hor through this thing, I don't
bellovo she could bo caught where
she's gone, I don't b'lieve there'll be
any pursuit made after her; but If she
Is, she's got to be let go. Pete Broa
den was a dog If over there was one,
and he deserved all he got. That's
all, I guess. Gosht I'm dry!"
"Mr. Abbott," said the editor, "will
you procure such refreshments as
Colonel Hamilton Is accustomed to
take under such circumstances!"
"You know the dope, boy. I want
it straight too. Same's we had tbe
"Yes, sir; aaswered the reporter.
"I'll have It hers la a minute."
"New, Colonel Hamilton," said tho
editor, "yeu hays rendered the peo
ple of New York, Mr. George Oormly,
and incidentally The New York Planet
about as great a service as we could
expect to receive from a human being.
What you bare said throws an en
tirely new light upon Mr. Gormly's let
ter. He Is In a much more admirable
position through you. Why, he ap
pears in this like a hero. Mr. Shaw,
will you put this matter In shape to
accompany Gormly's letter, while I
comment editorially upon It?"
At this moment tho cub reporter en
tered with bottle and glasses.
"It's All Right,"
"I'm glad," said Colonel Bill as hs
poured out a generous portion, "to be
of service. After you're all filled up,"
he continued as at his suggestion the
two editors and even the cub reporter
accepted a small drink from the large
bottle, "we'll drink health and success
lo my young friend Fordyce, which is
now named Gormly, and damnation to
the chief of police and his gang I"
Ana mat was the kind of toast in
whir hv ma .11 i. 4i. -..
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Whltcfleld had thought that the in-
ciaeni was completely coverad anrf
that nothing more could be added to
the amazing story. Before the forms
were Anally locked, however, and the
first edition went to press, the night
editor, who still remained at bis post,
received a communication of such
amazing importance that, he Inserted
It after the editorial in large capitals,
double leaded, as the completing touch
to the most extraordinary announce
ment that he felt had ever appeared
in The, Plauet
Something to Llvs Up Te.
Gormly was usually an early riser;
but on the morning before election
day he slept until an unprecedontedly
late hour. He was utterly worn out
with the strain of the campaign, any
way, and the occurrences of this last
night had almost prostrated him.
There was ordinarily nothing much to
be done on the next day, the Monday
preceding election day. One final
meeting was scheduled for Monday
night, and that was all.
It waa perhaps nine o'clock wben
he woke up. He was soon bathed and
dressed. He had signaled, as was his
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5?"SsBaaaa If V w 1 NsjBa . .stLK lLaV TssH llll l
custom, at the proper time for the
serving of his simple breakfast It
was ready for him when he entered
the dining room. Somes was there
la attendance as usual. A pile -of
morning papers lay on tbe buffet.
Gormly made a step toward them; but
"Why," he thought, "should 1 'spoil
my breakfast by reading what tho
newspapers have to say on the Im
portant subject of my confession? The
news will keep. Let me at least eat
"Beg pardon, sir," began Somes
deferentially; "but aren't you going to
look over the papers, sir, before you
"No, thank you, Somes. I can guess
pretty well what they will say."
But Somes was unusually per
sistent ob well as greatly agitated.
He had been up early and had -read
Gvory scrap in every paper.
"I hope you'll excuse me, Mr. Gorm
ly, sir," he began; "but I really think
it'll add to your appetite If you will
at least look over The Planet, sir."
Gormly shook bis head and frowned
"That will do, Somes I" he said
somewhat shortly. "I will see the pa
After this somewhat peremptory re
mark, the man naturally subsided,
though his Interest and excitement
were plainly visible In his nervous
movements. He was usually the most
delightfully cool and Imperturbable of
"You mustn't take this thing so
greatly to heart, Somes," said Gormly
"Indeed, sir," returned the man,
"we'ro all so set on having you elect
ed, and other things, sir, that"
What he was going to say remained
unsaid, for with that delightful op
portuneness which can easily be com
passed by chroniclers of such vera
cious tales, I now am pleased to re
cord that the bell of tho door of tho
upartment cut across the further
revelations of Somes with a loud,
"See who it is. Somes," said Gormly
"It's been ringing all morning, sir,"
said tbo man, turning to leave tho
room. "There's been tbe greatest
crowd of people here, reporters and
newspaper men, and Mr. Watson, and
a number of gentlemen who are cam-
nnfvnlnv 4te Hj ai. a.
io-.-o .. , im iuo street B
pacKou with people outside, too."
"la my friend the chief of n
my friend the chief of nniin.
"No, sir. But there's a squad of of
ficers undor a sergeant and thoy're
making people that haven't any bust,
ness go on."
"Well, see who It Is this time," said
Gormly as the bell rang again.
Somes was back In a few minutes.
"It's the Janitor, sir. He says tho
reception room down stairs and the
hall's filled with people asking to see
you. He says tbe tenants of the build
Ing can't get In or out, and he wants
to know what to do."
Gormly glanced at the clock. It was
"Tell them that I will see them all
at the store In the auditorium at halt
past ten," be replied. "Tell them it's
useless to wait here now; that I can't
soo anybody at present."
Gormly heaved a deep sigh as hs
finished his breakfast "Well," ho
thought, "I have to face them, and per
haps the sooner the better. Now, for
He looked around for Somes; vbut
that functionary bad not yet appeared.
He pushed back his chair, rose, walked
over to the buffet, and picked up the
first on. Somes bad been careful to
see that the top of the pile and tbo
place of honor was occupied by Tht
New York Planet From the head
lines, Gormly saw, as he supposed he
would, that his letter and the accom
panylng story covered the entire first
page. He had scarcely glanced at It
when Somes re-entered th mnm
possible In greater agitation thaa ever.
"Beg pardon, sir," he began, his
asual method of address.
"Well, what Is Itt"
"There's two peoplo In tbe drawing
room asking to see you."
"But I thought I gave you orders
not to admit anybody, to tell every,
body that I would see tbem at the
auditorium In tbe Btore at half-past
"Yes. sir, you did, sir. But I couldn't
very well koep theso people out "
"Tell them I am busy," said Gorm
ly. "I have no time for anonymous
"Beg pardon, Blr," said Somes
again; "but really, Mr. Gormly. if
you'll excuse me, sir, this presump
tion, you must see them." .
"Are you mad?" asked Gormly
"Nearly, sir," answered the valet
Gormly looked at him curiously.
There was so much excitement and
nervousness In the man's manner, and
yet It seemed to be a rather cheerful
excitement too, that it seemed to
presage something of Imnortan... a
any rate, after a moment's reflection.
uvavMsaui, ucuiuea rrnm ih
strangeness of the situation that hs
wuuw se uw people mentioned.
As Gormly entered tho sunny, cheer
ful drawing room, the occupants rose
to greet hta. One was young Hal
dane, the other was his sister. Hal
dane was Intensely excited. He rushed
at Gormly with the enthusiasm of a
boy; grasped his hand, and wrung It
"It's all right," he shouted. "It's
turned out better than anybody could
havo expected. It's killed the oppoBl
tlon dead. Everybody Is for you now."
uorraiy neard him as In a dream.
He allowed him to shake his hand as
be might have shaken a pump handle,
could that ancient and useful article
have been found In New York. He
was looking with all his soul in his
glanco at Eleanor Haldane, who had
not como forward, but stood by tbe
chair In which she had sat, her bands
tightly clasping the low back of It
The color that had flooded her face
when she first saw him had subsided
almost as quickly as It had come. She
was very pale and trembling.
Thoughts, strange, bowilderlng,
rushed through Gormly's mind. What
'could Miss Haldane be doing there?
wnai am sne want? Why bad she
come? She had heard of the Inci
dent. He remembered that her broth
er had taken her one copy of his let
ter last night What did her pres
"I Just came down here," continued
young Haldane, "to tell you these
thlngB to relieve your anxiety, and to
bring Eleanor. She wanted to see
you about 'well, you know about
what, of course, and"
Gormly did not know at all; but he
"Of course, by this time you've read
all about it in Tbe Planet. That old
miner come in like a scene in a play.
It was perfectly splendid, and I sup
pose," he looked meaningly at his Bis
ter, bis glance calling tho color once
more to her cheek, "that ypu havo
read the other communication, which
is scarcely less Important."
Gormly stared at him in utter
"I must say," he continued mis
chievously, "that for a man who is
getting everything ho wonts as you
are, you are singularly undemon
strative about it."
"Mr. Gormly," interposed the wom
an, "I don't believe that you have
read the morning papers?"
"Not yet. Miss Haldane."
"Ohl" cried tbe girl In great dis
may. "By Jove!" exclaimed the young
man, "to think of ltt I should have
had the first copy from the press
brought to me It I had been In your
place. Well, then, I'll tell you the
whole story, Or you've got It In The
Planet and you can read It yourself.
We'll excuse you while ypu glance
over it; won't we sis?"
i "I don't understand," said Oormly,
lifting the paper slowly. He had not
yet taken his eyes off Miss Haldane.
"On second thoughts," said the
young man, "I guess Eleanor had bet
ter tell you herself. If you'll excuse
me, you two, for a few moments, I'll
go Into the library." ,
"Livingstone 1" cried the girl im
ploringly; but her brother only
laughed as he left the room, carefully
closing tbe door behind him. .
"What is it that I am to be told,
Miss Haldane?" asked Gormly, step
ping toward her, paper still in band.
Miss Haldane was in a dilemma.
She had been surprised when he had
entered the room that Gormly had
not greeted her differently, Her posi
tion was a tremendously difficult one
st best, and his failure to read tbo
paper had rendered It almost Insup
portable. "I think," she faltered at last "that
I had better go. You can see me later
In the day, and" '
v "No," said Gormly resolutely, 'you
must not go yet You came down here
for some purpose. That fact that I
bays sot read the papers seems to
have affected you strangely. If you
will give me five minutes, I can look
them over and perhaps obtain some
clue, to your conduct; but I would
rather you would tell me what It is,
do what you were going to do, say
what you were going to aay when you
came In, than try to find out from the
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
The man who believes Ignorance Is
'wise" to his own folly,
For Her People
Ssjsfay Selael Lsetea far Nsv. I, Itll
Spatially Armani tor This Paper
LE8SON TEXT-Eather 4:14:1.
MEMORY VERBES-4:ll, 14.
GOLDEN TEXT-'The Lord preserveta
alt them that love him." Pea. 145:10.
TIME Accession of Xerxes, B. C. 4MX
Xerxes conquers Egypt 1st and 24 years,
B. c. 4SS, 4. He prepares to Invadt
Greco, 2d to 6th years, B. C. 4M-4M.
Vashtl deposed In his Id year, B. C. 483.
Invades Greece, B. C. 48L Defeated at
Thermopylae and Salamis, B. O. B. 480.
Either becomes Queen, B. C. 478. Ha
inan's plot and defeat by Esther (occupy
Ing nearly the whole year), B. C 474.
PLACE Shusan (Susa) the winter capl.
tal of tho Persian Empire, about 200 miles
southeast from Babylon and 125 miles
north of the Persian Gulf.
There are two principal theories
concerning the historical nature of
tho Book of Esther: one, that It is a
veritable history; the other, that It
is a historical romance founded on
fact, like Shakespeare's Julius Caesar
and Henry VIII., or like Scott's novels,!
or Homer's great epics. While there)'
are a number of serious difficulties,
yet there are few If any unanswerable)
arguments against Its being a true his
tory. Xerxes Is the Greek shortened
form of the Ahasuerus of Esther, as
York, for instance, Is a shortened form
of the Latin Eboracum. He began to
reign B. 0. 486 and ruled for 20 years.
We can best understand Esther by
means of those parte of his history
which reveal his character. Xerxes
at the very beginning of bis reign
completed the conquest of Egypt
which his father Darius had begun.
On his return he Immediately began
to prepare for the Invasion of Europe,
and especially of Greece.
Xerxes sought a queen In place of
the deposed Vashtl. The ono select
ed from the most beautiful women
of the empire was Esther, a charming
Jewess, a descendant of one of the
exiles, her great-grandfather being
among those carried captive to Baby
lon by Nebuchadnezzar in 698. Her
Hebrew name was Hadassab, the
myrtle, a beautiful and favorito shrub
In the east. "Esther" rqeans "a star,"
and many think it the same as Ishtar
the Babylonian equivalent of Venus.
She must have been quite young at
the time of her marriage, not over
16 years. Four or five years pass,
and. then begins tbe tragio story of
Haman, his riso aB a king's favorite,
his pride Incensed at tho conduct of
Esther's cousin Mordecal, his attempt
to bring vengeance upon the whole
Jewish race on Mordecai'a account,
his success" Jn obtaining a- decree
from the king, throughout his empire,
"to destroy, to kill, and to cause to
perish all Jews, both young and old,
little children, and women, In one
Great mourning and terrible dis
tress came upon the Jews all over
the empire aa they learned of the de
cree. Mordecal sent word to Esther.
now about 20 years old, asking her
to go to the king and request the de
liverance of her people. Esther re
plied "Whosoever shall come unto
the king into the inner court, who is
not called, there is ono law of his to
put him to death. Except such to
whom tho king shall hold out the
golden scepter." There was, there
fore, a possibility of Esther's reach
ing the ears of the king, but with
the greatest uncertainty as to how
such a capricious king would act,
especially as his love for her had
cooled. The mission Mordecal com
mitted to Esther waB one of great
danger and difficulty. It required the
Esther put on her royal apparel.
She was a sensible, practical woman,
and used her beauty and charm of
person and of dress to accomplish
She waited for the fitting time.
The king held out the golden sceptre.
The sign that he received her, and
that tbe most dangerous part of her
mission was over. Instead of asking
her favor, where she would be sur
rounded by spies and possible ene
mies, she invited tbe king to a ban
quet .In the seclusion of the Harem
gardens. She Invited Haman her en
emy to Join with the king and thus
ward off all suspicion, and at the
same time have him where he could
Esther presented her petition la
wise words and pointed out Haman
as the enemy who was seeking her
life and the life of her people The
king was very angry and immediate
ly deposed Haman, and bad him
hanged on the gallows be had pre
pared for Mordecair
The result was a counteracting de
cree, permitting the Jews to stand
up' in their own defense, and large
numbers of their enemies were, slain.
Tbe Jews were saved, from destruc
tion, and exalted before the people.
Mordecal took Haman'a place in the
government The feast of Purlm was
Instituted with great feasting and
Joy, and has been celebrated annual
ly ever since on tho fourteenth of
Adar, February-March, one month be
One of tbe most Interesting stud
ies la tho story' of Esther is to trace
the ways of divine providence, and see
how God makes all things work to
gether for the good of his people.
God's sovereign grace and man's free
will are here ssen in perfect harmony-
Heroism In Every Day Life is the
expression and cultivation of the he
roic spirit in our ordinary daily liv
ing, We cannot all be heroes In great
'hlngs, but the field of heroism Is ey
irywhere, In every home, In ever
own. There are great enemies to
vorcomo in i.ur own hearts.
Teacher of Dramatic Art Tho very
first thing is to give tho scholar a
graceful bearing to teach him how
Student Well, er cr I don't ex
pect to join that kind of a company.
BABY'S TERRIBLE SUFFERING
"When my baby was six months old,
his body was completely covered with
large sores that seemod to itch and
burn, and cause terrible Buffering.
Tbe eruption began In pimples which
would open and run, making largo
sores. His hair came out and finger
nails fell off, and the sores were over
the entire body, causing' little or no
sleep for baby or myself. Great scabs
would como off when I removed his
' "We tried a great many remedies,
but nothing would help him, till a
frlond Induced mo to try tho Cutlcura
Soap and Ointment. I used tbo Cull
cura Soap and Ointment but a short
time before I could sco that he was
improving, and in six weeks' time ho
was entirely cured. Ho had suffered
about six weeks beforo wo tried the
Cutlcura Soap and Ointment, although
wo nau tried several othor things, and
doctors, too. I think tho Cutlcura Rem
edies will do all that is claimed for
them, and a great deal more."
(Signed) Mrs. Noblo Tubman, Dodson,
Mont, Jan. 28, 1911. Although Cutl
cura Soap and Ointment are sold by
druggists and dealers .everywhere, a
sample of each, with' 32-page book,
will be mailed free on application to
"Gutlcura," Dept 18 K, Boston.
They were discussing a cortaln au
thoress at dinner, and a well-known
critic raised a laugh by remarking:
"Well, her hair's red, even if her books
Tho mild young man In tho corner
made a mental note of the)snlly for fu
ture use, and at another party shortly
afterward ho carefully guided the con
versation into literary channels, Tit
Bits informs Us readers. Fortunately,
some one mentioned tho'dcslred-name,
and ho triumphantly cried odt: "Well,
she's got red balr, even if hor books
Up to Date.
"I notico that young Doctor Curom
uses nutohypnoais In his practice."
"Of courso he docs. Didn't you know
he specializes In motor nerves?"
It's what a woman doesn't know
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