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THE BEE: OMAHA, MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1916.
. Dramatized and Produced by the
From the Popular Novel of the same name
, " , by C. N. and A. M. Williamson
MR. EARLE WILLIAMS ai-CHRISTOPHER RACE
MISS MARGUERITE BLAKE as LADY IVY DE LISLE
. . Next Week Another Story and New Picture
i Copyright, lilt, by the Star Company. AlfYorelsii Klsjiti reitrvtd.
" r CHAPTER I: JANUARY. "
( .The Car and His Majesty.
It- was such an unusually beautiful
and striking car that everyone looked
at It, then turned to look again.
This was what Christopher Race had
counted upon. r"
"Good old Scarlet Runner!" he said
as he drove. "Oood old girl, you're
making your Impression."
--.Slowly the red car moved up Regent
street as far as Oxford Circus, where
it turned to roll back, like some great,
splendid beast pacing the length of a
It was past 7 o'clock: but the sky
was a blue and silver mosaic of stars
and electric globes pulsed with white
lights that struck and giintsdon the
rich scarlet panels of the automobile.
The army of workers pouring home
from shop and factory, the army of
pleasure-seekers pouring Into reetaur-
ant and theater, all looked at the car,
straining their eyes to make out the
crest rold and dark blue painted on
scarlet; and those among the crowds
who were women looked also at
Christopher Race. - . ".
, He drove alone, but he was dressed
' Hire a gentleman,' not In the gloried
livery of a chauffeur. He was a thin,
- dark, eagle-faced young man, with an
air of breeding not contradicted by his
evident self-consciousness. His mouth
clean-shaven gave him strength of
uharacter, and his eyes a senna of hu
mor and high daring.
The electric globes lit his face with
the fierce intensity of theater foot-
, lights, revealing in It not one mean
line. But it was not only the good
looks of the driver that-attraeted at
tention; It was his extraordinary be
havior. . He sharply scanned each passerby
as if searching the crowd for some
lost friend; and whenever he caught
the eye of a well-dressed man who
might, from his appearance, have a
good bank account and a correspond
ingly good position In society, up went
the gloved band of the motor-driver In
evident Invitation. At the same time
he smiled and slightly lifted his eye
brows so that his whole face seemed
to ask a question, v
i, No one responded to his agreeable
signals and he arrived at the corner
of Charles street without stopping
once. 1 ' '
In this quiet thoroughfare of re
Tmectohle private hotels and better
class lodging bouses was drawn up an
automobile, handsome enough to rival
the red ear. It was dark green In col
or, and it stood silent and sad before
a discreet-looking doorway silent be
cause, apparently, there was some mi-
Ugn reason for its silence.
As he slowed down to pass the green,
car, the discreet door opened and a
gentleman came out en the pavement
' He was dressed as an English gen
tleman should be when he Is going to
!' dinner on a winter evening In Lon
don; but, though he looked above ail
things a gentleman, he did not look
like an English gentleman.
i Under the sleek !!k. b, and above
the thick, white silk handkerchief that
.' filled In the "V" of the black overcoat,
was a face which an observant person
could hardly have passed without a
Never before had the young men In
the red car beheld that face In the
flesh, save once, when as a Httle boy
he had been taken to a grand pageant
to gase In awe at. those same clean-cut
features (or others exactly like them),
nnder a glittering silver helmet. But,
unless he were egregloualy mistaken,
be had seen . the face in a hundred
photographs, m as many black-and-white
drawings In illustrated Journals
he hsd seen It caricatured, in comic
sketches and flashed on to white
sheets by blographs at music hails. '
For a moment Christopher Race
forgot all about his car, ana his Inter-
est In the car that was disabled. But
the first words spoken by the gentle-
man with the shining hat and neat
overcoat reminded him forclly of all
' three. .
N'o better suecessT'. asked a clear
voice. In perfeet English, enrlohed by
slight foreign acoent. t
i "I am very sorry indeed, sir," apolo.
glzed the chauffeur, but I haven't been
able yet to make out what's the mat
ter. Something wrong with the car
buretor or the Ignition.". . '
"I'm late already." broke In the gen
tleman, visibly bolstering up his pa
tience. I f ' ' !-.-' ' - ,
It was this moment that the driver
of the red car chose for making his
habitual gesture, .which he accom-f
panled with the usual Inviting smile
and questioning lift of the eyebrows.
Instantly the keen gase- of the man
j . SKith the waxed moustache fixed his.
"Why do you hold up your hand?1'
inquired the clear tones, with the un-
English accent. At the same time the
speaker tried' to- mask his face In
shadow, backing away from the blase
of the two cars' acetylene lamps.
'"1 hold uo my hand because I'm
plying for hire," answer Christopher
Race. -... j
"Eh? Plying for hire with thafcar?
. . You are Joking, I suppose." Tone and
eyes expressed astonishment, perhaps
distrust. But the red automobile had.
come to a dead stop, and the gentle.
man In the tall hat had stepped to
the edge of the pavement to examine
it at close quarters, also to examine,
incidentally, its driver,
"Not at all," said Christopher Race,
"unless life Is a Joke. I'm out to gain
a livelihood. I have no license to live,
but I have a license to drive. If you
would care to see it .. ,
"Hal" said the other, "you are a
remarkable pair, plying for hice
j you and your car. May I ask if you
are m tne employment or some per
son who sends you out on this bust
nessr ". .. ', ''' - ,. .
"I'm my own employer under
Fate. I drive my car; Fate drives
me. , .''" - -
"Indeed? I'm Inclined to think
and the keen eyes flashed to the ttnk-
. erlng chauffeur "that Fate intends
you to drive me. , What do you think
about It!" ' ' ' :'
"I should be dellghted.to think that
you are right," returned Christopher
Race. ' ' -,'-.'
i "Very well," said the other; "I Villi
ravage you for the evening. You
nan take me where 1 wish to go, and
r wait if my chauffeur can- bring my
car round later,- you can go; but in
any case you (hall nave tne same
money. .What are jour cnargesr
"For, the entire evening, five guin
eas," lata cnnstopner. -
'Good: that la nettled." Tne gentle
man stepped forward, and the owner
of the red car and the chauffeur of
the green one both sprang to open
the door for him. But he waved them
"I shall sit with the driver' he
announced, with the air of one ac
customed to quick decisions, and never
to have them gainsaid.
"Do you know Desmond House?"
he asked, when he was In his place,
and Christopher ready to start
The driver was not surprised in the
circumstances to. hear the name of
a historic place, owned by a man
whose ancestors hod helped to make
not only Its history, but the history
of nations. He replied quietly - that
he did know Desmond house.
"Then drive me there. If you please,
and as aul'ckly as you. can," sul his
employer. "Meantime I shall be pleas
ed to have you solve the mystery c
.yourself and your fine car."
"If I had failed to earn at least the
sum of five guineas before m tonignt.
nothing could prevent me from losing
another sum, amounting approximate
ly to.176,000 pounds," ,
He invited Christopher to go on
with, the .story, and Christopher did,
in a Way perfectly frank, simple, and
a little humorous.
, "The 176,000 , pounds or ( there
aboutsare my uncle'n," said he.
"Also a rather nice house in the coun
try, and a few other things which I
was brought up to believ. would even
tually be mine. ' But my uncle heard
stories about my life which didn't
please hUn, and they were, all true. ,
"Besides, It more were needed, I'd
refused to marry some girl he want
ed me to take, to please. So he sent
for me, and all my deceitful meek
ness and sweetness of manner was of
no use. He saw through me, and told
me I was an Incorrigible young scoun
drel. Also, he told me his plan for my
future. It was to cut down my al
lowance from eight to 100 pounds a
year, Just enourh to keep me fed,
clothed and housed In decency, which,
in his opinion and in mine, when I
came to think of it was more than
I deserved. -
"I heard him through tothe e-'.
and then proposed a substitute plan.
I admitted the young scoundrel, but
denied the Incorrigible. I said I
thought he might give me a chance
to show that I had a backbone. As
proof of this existence I refused the
allowance, asking my uncle to keep
hits money and reserve hls Judgment
Said I 'If within a year I'm a reform
ed character that is, If I've shown
that I'm able not only to make my
own way In the world, but to make It
like a gentleman will you reconsider,
and not leave the family house and
the money away from the last repre
sentative of your name?'
- " 'All right,' said he, 'It's a bargain.
But I don't believe you can do it.'
"And this,'! said Christopher, "Is
how Km doing It. Tou are my first
pay passenger, barely In tlnve."
"I am gloa to be the one wno Brings
you luck," said the young man's pas
senger. - "
'You are at my disposal for the eve
ning, I believe," said Christopher's
passenger, as Scarlet Runner entered
the drive and slowed down for its
approach to the door, "My car may
come or it may not. in any case, i
wish you to wait"
Ten minutes passed, may be, and
the thoughts of Christopher Race had
glided from the affairs of his late
passenger to his own. He was won
dering when he might expect to get
his dinner, when the one thing whleh
of all others he did not expect hap
pened, Close to Scarlet Runner ap
peared the figure which a rew minutes
ago had been ceemoniously ushered
Into the house. There it was the
slim, soldierly form, seeming taller
than if was Because or its upright
bearing. There was the shining hat,
shading the clear features; there the
folded white handkerchief and. the
Surprised, but hiding surprise at
sight of the guest of the evening, un
escorted and out of door when he
ought still to have been engaged with
his oysters, Christopher sprang from
his seat and awaited orders. -
"Saunders' hotel, Charles street. Pal'
Mall quick!" said , the crisp voice
with the foreign accent But It was
less crisp than before, and betrayed
Had his passenger's last question
been repeated, Christopher Race could
not have answered it truthfully and at
the same time decorously, for he. was
consumed with curiosity.
One had always heard that this cel
ebrated personage was erratic and ad
dicted to making decisions on Impulse;
but his latest caprice bade fair, it
seemed, to break the record. A royal
gentleman is asked to a friendly din
ner; he accepts, goes; and before he
has had five minutes at 'his host's
table out he pops, unattended, nerv
ous In manner, and demands to be
taken , promptly back whence he
However, Christopher drove on. In a
reflective mood and at b pace to suit
It, until he had reached Charles
street There, at the door which had
given him his fare and his adventure,
he stopped. - I "
"Go in and Inquire if Lord Thahet
and Lady Ivy de Lisle have come,"
the foreign voice directed brusquely.
Christopher's face made no comment
on tnese instructions, but that was
because he had the habits of a mau
of the world. Within, he was ex
cited and curious, for the earl of
Thanet and his daughter were distant
cousins' of Christopher Race, and nat
urally he would have liked to know
the why and wherefore of his majes
ty a Interest In their movements. If
the name of lrd. Thanet alone had
been mentioned it would not have
itruck him so oddly, for Lord Tnanet
had at one time been connected with
the diplomatic service, and had spent
years on the continent. But why did
one of the first gentlemen of Europe
eave a. dinner party In tne miasi 10
inir at a hotel fur Ivy de Lisle? i
His majesty had a consort to whom ;
he was devoted, ana no was not 10 uo
tempted to a flirtation even by such
a beauty as Lord Thanet's 20-year-old
daughter, who -had been one of the
successes of last season. But, then, a
man highly placed Is occasionally un
selfish enough to Interest himself in
a girl for the sake of another man
who needs an advocate. -. And there
were two men whoBe names Chris
topher bad heard, coupled with Lady
Ivy de Lisle's. -' - . -
Either might have persuaded this
sovereign to plead his cause with the
girl's father, for both could claint hlsi
country as the land of their birth.
One WBS-Jiaron von ttess, me enor
mously rich Inventor of the latest
quick-firing gun adopted by the Triple
Alliance: the other was "young Max
Llnd whom Christopher had known
slightly and admired greatly at Ox
ford the eon of a notorious socialist
who had adopted England for a coun
try when banisnea trom nis own. a
year or two ago there had been a
rapprochement between Max, the
elder, and an outraged monarch, and
a place in the diplomatic service for
young Mux had been held out as an
olive branch. - ' '
Baron Von Hoss was a good match
for any girl below royalty; Wax Llnd,
on the contrary, would have difficulty
"you win. do itTv-yes i
ln making his cause good, with Lady
Ivy's father, unless, lndeedja monarch
should turn matohmaker. '
An Christopher started to obey or
ders he hoped that this mysterious
visit had to do with Max JJnd and
Ivy det Lisle. If It had he was glad
he was concerned with it, ' tot1 Max
Lind, all unknown t5Max Linda
clever and handsome self had .been1
the hero of Christopher's two best
years at Oxford.
His hand was on the door, when
a' call from his employer gave him
pause. "Stop!" said the great man.
"1 left a letter here for let ms see
was It for Lord Thanet or his daugh
ter? one of the two: I really torget
to which I addressed it. - That letter
I want back. 1 have changed my
mind and prefer to write a different
one. It Lord Thanet has not ar
rived, or If he has arrived, but has
not yet read the letter,-1 wish tq. have
It again. Should you learn, on the
other hand, that the letter has already
been received, I will send In a mes
sage." . Chrlstopher'-went in somewhat be
wildered, but knowing that somehow
he must succeed Is accomplishing his
errand. 'i v. - '
Christopher was only a poor rela
tion, a mere "forty-second cousin,"
and, moreover, was under the ban bf
family disapproval. Nevertheless.
Lady Ivy gave him -a lovefy smile of
She was always more than pretty,
and a radiant beauty wnen she smiled
smiled with gray eyes and pink
cheeks and a pair of dimples that
gave new life and meaning to red
"Why, father, It's Christopher!" she
said. Naughty Cousin Kit! Have you
come here to see us?"
' "I came to see If you were here,"
he replied, hat In hand for her and
for Lord Thanet who had only the
gnost ot a smile, with no emphasis
ing dimples. "I was sent," he added,
"by a gentleman who not long ago
leii a letter to await your arrival.'.'
"Oh, no! we must see what's In It!"
broke In the girl, ' "X can't wait. Kit,
you knew Max Llnd at Oxford"
"Ivy." warned Lord Thanet.
"Why shouldn't I tell, as Kit's In
his majesty's confidence?" asked the
girl, wilfully.1 "We hope we think
tha? Max is to be thanked and hon
ored for a service oh, well, I'm not
fcolng .to say what-a. secret kind of
service, but moat Important. And if
he. has succeeded, father's promised
that Max and 1 ' . .
"I will take-It to his majesty my
self," suggested Lord Thanet and
went to the door: but In an Instant he
"You can take him the letter, tell
him that my daughter and I have Just
arrived, that he can guess the errand
which has' brought us up from the
country to town at tnis time: that I
am completely -at his service should
he wish to speak with me inatend of
writing; ana we will remain here in
the hall awaiting this message."
Sympathetic now as well as pui
tled, Christopher took the letter and
carried it out to his passenger, who
an out snatched it in his eagerness.
"Oood!" exclaimed his majesty. "Now
let us get away."
"But, sir," said Chrlswpher, "Lord
Thatret has come and"
The gentleman In the tonneau hast
ily examined the envelope. "It Is still
unopened." ho muttered.
. "Lord Thanet has not yet had time
I v Ml
to read the letter. He wishes to know
If he may have the honor of coming
out to "
"No," said his majesty, Imperatively.
Then with lefts Abruptness: "Go back,
give Lord Thanet my compliments,
and say that I regret not having the
time to speak with him this evening,
as have an important engagement.
for which I am already In danger of
being late. My compliments also to
Lady Ivy de Lisle, and I am obliged
for their courtesy In returning the
letter unread.. They shall hear from
tne. That is all: ana remember that
I am In haste."
The message evidently gave disap
pointment both to father and daugh
ter, though , Christopher guessed that
It was for different reasons. ,
He Uld not doubt that the ''import
ant engagement" tor which his fare
had declared himself "in danger or
being late" was a continuation of the
unfortunate dinner-party at Desmond
house: therefore the .order which
came from the tonneau gave him a
"The Wood. No Thoroughfare
street. Hammersmith." The words
struck sharplyon Christopher's ears.
His majesty was not, going back to.
the dinner-party. - He was going to
ihe house of Max Llnd, the elder-
Max Lind, the long-ngo banished so
cialist. ' : v .
What did it mean. " Chris asked
himself that the autocratic head of
that government was going to pay a
secret visit to the Wood tonight.
There was no drive leading, up to
the house, and Scarlet Runner must
wait at the curbstone in Jhe deserted
will do it, but-
street appropriately named "No Thor
oughfare. ' Christopher got down to
open the gates, half expecting to find
tnem locked, but tney swung apart
with a rusty creak, and Sis majesty
was Instantly swallowed up in shadow.
The Llnds, father and son, were
above suspicion ot treachery; but
Max, senior, was, or had been, notor
ious for his anti-royalist ideas, and
some firebrand friend might have
taken base advantage of his absence.
What if the man had gone Into a
trap and should never come out alive?
Ten minutes at least had passed
since his majesty was devoured by the
shadows. If he had knocked and
found no one within, there had ibeen
more than time for htm to return to
the automobile. Some one, then must
have received him, but whether in
loyalty or treachery Christopher could
not hope to discover by blundering
to the front door and ringing the bell.
Treading on grass to avoid gravel,
he skirted the path round the house
to the right, and was somewhat re
lieved to see a sprinkling of light on
the frosted lawn. It was thrown
from a long French window which
opened to the ground, and as the case
ments were ajar, the heavy green cur
tains half drawn back, Christopher
could see Into the room-beyond.
- His majesty stood with his bsck
half turned to the window, and facing
him was young Max Llnd, in traveling
dress, his white face carved in stoke,
eyes dark with (tragedy. The visitor
held out to his host a small revolver,
and Max was taking It
"It is the best thing yon can do,"
his 'majesty said, and through the
open window the words reached ears
for which they were not meant "The
only thing left , for you to de- In
- "Very' well," Max answered dully.
And he looked at the weapon. But
Christopher thrilled as he felt It was
not the revolver which those tragic
eyes really saw. "He sees Ivy," Ivy's
cousin said to himself. .. -
"You will do It?"
"I will do it But" '
"There is a 'but' ?" - '
"My God! Ycb, sir, there Is a 'but'.
more than one. There is my father.
He was so happy andprud. He be
lieved that I should succeed that I
should be able to satisfy you. And
there is you , know well, sir, there is
It is better for both of them that
you should take this way of wiping
out aisgrace. '
"Disgrace! It's a hard word. I tried'
so - earnestly. I thought I was si
certain, only a quarter .of an hour
ago, that I had done well as well
as a man could do."
"And now that I tell you you were
utterly fooled, outwitted by men you
should never have trusted, don't you
see where you stand ?"
"Good night sir. You will learn to
morrow that this time it wasn't in
His majesty took a step towards a
door opposite the window, but Max
reached it before nlm and opened it
"I prefer to find my H'ay out
alone," said the visitor. -His' host
bowed submissively, and stood at the
door unl the erect figure in the dark
r-i wtii nau )snea Dili oi signi..
Then, softly, he closed the door, and
as he. came back to a desk whleh was
placed between door and window
Christopher Race threw the casements
"Lind,". he exclaimed, -before the
other could move or speak "it's I
Christopher Race. Don't you remem
ber me? There is no time to apologize
and explain, except to say that I
drove him to the house, and I've
heard some things. 1 thought you
were away with your father. 1 followed
to protect his majesty in case of a
plot; I've stayed to defend you from
one." . "
. "There Is no plot," said Max Llnd.
"I am not so sure. I've seen Ivy
tonight you remember we're cousins.
She loves you. This will break her
heart, poor child."
'IDon't!" stammered Max.
' "I wouldn't If there were no hope,
but, believe me, there (sf I want you
to wait I want you tm promise"
"One such promise as I've made to
night is enough? Max cut In, his voice
like ice. "You don't know "
"I don't know what it Is you tried
to do, and failed In, if you did fail.
I suppose you were sent on some mis
sion perhaps one of those which
no' government will acknowledge if
It falls, and' '
- "You are right there, f, stupid fool,
thought I had been a brilliant success,
and expected a personal letter of con
gratulation. Ivy, too, and her father
but I cannot talk of it It seems that
I played Into the hands of the enemy
all the while I dreamed they -were
playing into mine. I don't even rfow
understand, but one takes the word
of royalty. . You overheard something,
but I know you won't betray i. You
meant well though it's no use. You
must forget this scene wipe It off the
slate. Tomorrow you must be sur
prised, with the rest of the world,
"Yes, if. ButTl's only 'it.' Lind, I
ask you to wait till I come back, with
news which may make all the differ
ence in the world to you."
The white face flushed -painfully
and the tragic eyes dilated. "If you
mean to fetch Ivy "
They grasped hands, and Christo
pher went quickly out by the way he
had come. v
There, by the! car, stood the neat
figure In the dark overcoat the keen
eyes looking this way and that, under
a penthouse frown.
"I beg a thousand pardons for
keeping you, sir," said Christopher, as
he shot out between the half-open
gates, "but something's gone wrong
with the motor, and I went Inside to
look for you, Just to say that I must
get .her to the nearest garage before
I can take you on. I won't be long;
not many minutes are needed for re-:
He bent and fumbled, and' with aL.
......... .nnnn lnnnAnArf
few turns of a spanner loosened the
Joint of the exhaust-pipe near the sil
encer. Then quickly he turned the
starting handle, "and Scarlet Runner
broke Into a series of sharp explosions,
dry as the barking of giant fire
crackers. -'-.' . .
His majesty stepped back- with less
dignity than haste, and uttered, some
exclamation In his native tongue,
which was lost among. the explosions.
"I'll wait- for you," he said. And
(not a word about the silencer.
unrisiopner ttace - couiu - nave
shouted as he flashed away, thVcar
.When he h&d turned two corners
and was well out of earshot from No
Thoroughfare street he stooped. and
screwed Up the loosened Joint, then
darted on again; but not to a garage.
It was well for him and well for
Scarlet Runner that traffic had gone
i '. to sleep, and policemen had some
thing more engrossing to think of than
springing traps upon reckless motor
ists, for Christopher drove as if for
the winning of a 'cup; and in eight
minutes he was at the door of Des
mond house. - L.
To ' the extreme surprise of the
chauffeur in green and brown, the
gentleman chauffeur sounded the big
bronze1 knocker with the self-confi
dence of a prince.
; The door flew open, and a footman
stood revealed,' staring.
Christopher wrote something on a
VJBItlUK LOI U. v
"This must be given Instantly to
the- gentleman whose name I have
written across the top," he said, point
ing at an underscored line. -
"It's as much as my place is worth
more, sir," stammered the fostman,
his respect increasing as the Visitor's
peremptorlness Increased. "I don't
see how 1 could manage It." '
"I do not care how you manage it
provided you do .manage -It; but It
will have to be managed," said Chris-''
topher.,-'Give me the cord again."
The man gave it, wondering.
Christopher took from his pocket a
five-pound note (his last, by the way,
but that was a detail) and wrapped it
round the card.
"I will wait here," said he, "and I
expect an answer in ten minutes at
the latest." : .
He got It in six; but it was neither
verbal nor in writing. The man to
whom he had sent the - urgent mes
sage appeared himself at the door.
"You are very good," Christopher
exclaimed, "But I knew you would
"Of course I came. I ant not made
of stone," sold the other. "And you
wrote that it was a matter of life or
death for a man I valued." --
"Do you value young Max Llnd,
sir?" asked Christopher. - . ,
"I do. Indeed, and Intend to show
my appreciation. He has. Just ren
dered me a great service, in accomp
lishing a mission tactfully, adroitly,
as few. other young men could have
accomplished it. And I have done
my best not only to assure his career
but his happiness for the future as
a reward. Why do ask such a ques
tion?" v - -
Because at this moment Max Lind
believes you have doomed him to
death, as a ghastly failure who has
compromised - the government for
which he was working. He believes
that you have put Into his hand a
revolver and told him the only thing
to do Is to blow out his brains." -
"Great heavens! But this is mad
ness." ,. "v'
"It will be suicide In less than an
hour, unless you will consent to come
with me, sir."
"Leave my friends who are enter
taining me to go where?" "
"To the Wood. Hammersmith the
house of the Llnds, where a man who
usurps your dignity and uses it for
his own or some other's advantage
is expecting me- back every moment"
"A man who Con you mean Gus
"If Gustav Krokestus is the living
image of you, sir, has cultivated a
voice like yours, and wears clothes
copied from yours,""
' "He does, and for the best of rea
sons because he is what vou FnplUh
.would call my understudy. A mas
wno naturally resembles m remark
ably, and Is paid to cultivate every
detail of that resemblance, taking my
place during my visit here whenever
I wish it before the public, that 1
may enjoy myself as I please and not
be spied upon by reporters or anar
chists. But he is oft duty tonight"
Officially, perhaps. Yet he has
been at work. He went tojhe Charles
street hotel, got bnex a letter left by.
you for Lord Thanet who Is my cou
sin, and drove out to the Wood "
"How do you know all this?"
"Because I took him for you, and
acted as his chauffeur until I'bagan
to suspect. Then ( I came here to get
you to save my friend, Max Llnd, 1
from misery and disgrace my cousin,
Ivy de Lisle, from a broken heart"
"That lovely 'girl! Ah, I guess the
mystery. He Is paid for this business
by von Hess, who loves Lady Ivy and
hates Lind. But von Hess shall pay
more.' He shall py me. As for
Krokesius did you say we should
find him still at the Wood?"
. FOR FARM IDEAS
Omaha Will Be Hostto 3,500
-Rural Jitizens Within "
' Seven Wrecks. . ' ;. .
THE CONVENTION CITY
About 3,500 farmers from Nebraska
and many other states will exchange
ideas in Omaha during' the- seven
weeks between the last week in No
vember and the second week of next
January. . . ", -' :,
Five years ago not a single one ot
these farmers' organizations was hold
ing, its convention m Umaha, jnow
many of them are toming here 'annu
ally, as the best central poin at
which all the farmers may meet most
conveniently. ' ' ...
The Farmers' Equity union, a na
tional organization, has even gone so
far as to break a precedent, in that it
is to hold its meeting in umaha tor
the second consecutive time. Never
before .has this national bodv held its
convention twice successively in the
same olace. -. Last vear. however, it
was brought to Omahaand the dele
gates Just naturally liked the place.
So they broke the rule and voted
to come back here in 1916. . . r
. . . Bureau Did It 1
It is largely through the persistent
' . I Tl f Tl .'.'. .
work oi meBurfau 01 sruuncny 111
Umaha that tnese tanners conven
tions .are meeting in Omaha. This
bureau for five years has been giving
especial attention- to bringing con
ventions to Omaha, making Omaha
the convention city, and special at
tention has been given in this work
to farmers' organizations, since Oma
ha is favorably situated in the heart
of a great "agricultural belt, and it
seemed proper that the farnjrcon
ventions should center here.
Six big i conventions either of
farmers directly, or of trades imme
diately concerned with agricultural
ru f m mm i
dent it ij
iT isn't a question of averat
purity in a barrel of Polarine
every drop is absolutely idnt
ical, and all lubrication.
POLARINE, the Standard CW
for All Motors.
Minimizes friction, r -
Look for the Polarine sign. It mson
the best oil sad reliable dealer.
SBRVICB STATIONS IN OMAHA
V - m B ! ssd Cm St.
E J. J ffth a' H.mr St.
' , (NBBRASKA)
Telephone Courtesy is voice to voice
. consideration of the invisible listener.
NEBRASKA TELEPHONE CO.
"I said that I left him there
watching, but when he sees you'!
"We will be too quick for him, said
his majesty, looking pleased.
And they were too quick; for he Is
a man whose prophecies usually com
We made several people happy 1
nleht: but Gustav Krokesius
one of them, nor Baron von Hess.
Christopher poured a glass of chanw
pagne over Scarlet Runner bonnet.
"That's a libation, my beauty," said
He was glad that he had quarrelled?
with his uncle, that he was free, with,
a year of adventure before him.
' (A New Adventure Next Week.)
activities, art booked for Omaha dur
ing the seven weeks above mentioned.
November Zl to U, the farmers
Co-operative State Grain and Liye
Stock Shipping 'association is to hold
its convention here. This will bring
800 delegates. This is an organization
that deals exclusively witn tne, proD
lems of marketing.
December s 20 and 21 the National
Farmers' Equity union is to be in
session, here. .This is a co-operative
buying and jelling organization. This
is to bring delegates from Missouri,
Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, North
and South Dakota, Iowa, Oklahoma,
Illinois, and' Wisconsin. ,
Early in January the Farmers'
Union, of some 2,000 delegates, is to
be here. This is a state organiza
tion, dealing in co-operative buying
and selling for the farmer.
residents of Nebraska ;
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