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EVENING rEDGEB-PHILADILPHIA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1915;
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Uy E. PHJLLIPS OPPENHEIM
Leonard Tavtrnane, anjumrann rain none,
rtreril fleotrtee Burnau, an American plrl,
tTirvtnff ,onrfon, rom steallrtff. She l
m, pefsisHritf. aoalnsi her letll. in befriend,
lie her. X a restaurant he fell her about
dlirweli ' 'ho 'hrouds her own past In
mJner ' dinner iheu S" to the embankment,
b3 hire Beatrice attempt iiileMe". Tauer
iu,U hurries her into a ehrmlet nop nnd
Kc lie s eared. lVAIIe restlna there, Beatrice
overnear o rlchtu powned woman asking for
n drva. She nroios euddenlv frtahtencd and
(Mists that Tavernake lake her oicai.
BREAKFAST WITH BEATIUCE.
The clrl, nwnkencd, perhaps, by the
passing of some heavy enrt along the
ktreet below, or by tho touch of the sun
beam which lay across her pillow, first
opened hrr eyes nnd then, after a pre
liminary staro around, Bat up In bed.
The events of tho previous night slowly
jhaped themselves In her mind. She
remembered everything up to tho com
mencement of that drlvo In tho taxlcab.
Eometlme nftcr that sho must have
fainted. And now what hnd become of
hcrf Where was sho?
She looked nround her In ovcr-lncreaa-Inl
surprise. Certainly It was tho
itrangcsl room bIio had over been In,
The floor was dusty and Innocent of any
car pot; the window was bare and uncur
tained. Tho walls were unpapercd, but
covered hero and there with strange
looking plans, ono of them taking up
nearly the whole side of tho room a very
toifgli piece of work with llttlo dabs of
blue paint hero and there, and shadings
and diagrams which were absolutely un
intelligible. She hcrsolf was lying upon
a battered Iron bedstead, nml she was
wearing a very coarse nightdress. Her
own clothes were folded up and lay upon
a piece of brown paper on the floor by
the side of tho bed. To all appearance,
the room was entirely unfurnished, ex
cept that In the mlddlo of It was a
hideous papier macho screen.
After her first bewildered Inspection of
tier surroundings. It was upon this screen
that her attention was naturally directed.
Obviously It must bo thcra to conceal
something. Very carefully sho leaned
out of bed until she was able to see
around tho coraor of It. Then her heart
gave a llttlo Jump and sho was only Just
able to stlflo an exclamation of fear.
Borne one was sitting there a man sit
ting on a battered cano chair, bending
over a roll of papers which vero stretched
upon a rude deal table. Sho felt her
checks grow hot. It must bo Tavernake!
Where had ho brought her? What did
bis presence In the room mean?
The bed creaked heavily as sho recalned
her former position. A volco came to hor
from behind tho screen. She know It at
once. It was Tavernnke's.
"Vcs," sho answered, "yes. I am awake.
Is that Mr. Tavenake? Where am I,
"First of all, nre you better?" ho In
aulred. "I am better," sho assured him, sitting
tip In bed and pulling tho clothes to her
chin. "I am quite well now. Tell mo at
once where I am nnd what you are doing
' "There Is nothing to bo terrified about,"
Tavernake answered. "To all effects nnd
purposes, I am In another room. When I
rnove to the door, as I shall do directly,
ALARM CLOCK DANCE
' TO USHER IN LENT
Brand-new Thrill to Mark
Closing of Social Season at
Philadelphia Is to havo a brand-new
thrill tomorrow morning or perhaps, de
pending on the point of view, it would
bo more accurate to say tonight. Out of
deference to those who Insist on putting
off to the last possible moment the actual,
If not tho literal advent of the Lenten
season, thero will bo served from B:30 to
J a. m. tomorrow or tonight breakfast
In the ballroom of the Rltz-Carlton
Hotel Which Is not bo much In Itself,
but-arid let tho thrill trickle Its way
uninterrupted down your spine there will
be In addition music and dancing!
All hall the breakfast dansant!
Perhaps you havo forgotten that today
ia, Shrove Tuesday, and that beginning to
morrow tho social world will hie itself
out of existence for bIx long weeks. But
by the same token tonight In Mardt Gras,
.the spirit of carnival rules supreme, and
the same social world will for 13 ahort
hours devote Itself solely and enthusias
tically to the one last revel of the season
The chief event of the evening, night
wd morning Is the bal masque at Horti
cultural Hall. But In all the hotels and
,many prlvato homes other parties will be
In full swing till the wee small hours
jrow big again.
But while realizing thnt all good things
must como to an end, the Itltz manage
ment feela there Is nothing to prevent a
large attendance for a few hasty mouth
ful a on tho way home, and a step or two
on the Bide. So If you should wander
Into the Itltz tomorrow morning and find
,a motley garbed assemblage one-stepping
between mouthfuls of scrambled eggs and
nuiages, and Jean, the maltre d'hotel,
.smilingly ready to show you to a seat,
do not bo surprised.
It la merely the spirit of the age of the
"MADE IN AMERICA"
ni 90 Per cent, of Big Display Mode
;, There's an old saying that It pays to
.advertise, and made-ln-Amerlca products
Mo getting plenty of advertising nowa-
. dftVM Hf lu.tini1l.& .av. all ftVA 4h
Sti-Unlted States Is reoresented In the vast
display at the -wholesale house of Young,
IJSmyth. Field & Co.. 1216 Arch street.
Vrbere are ribbons of all makes, colors
land qualities from Philadelphia, woolens
from few England, hosiery from tha
sweat, and every article of men's and
SVomen's aDDarel that you can lmaslne.
ff "The most Interesting part of the dis-
J-Piay is the fact that, while all the States
are well represented at tne opening, at
iUtst 90 per cent of the whole stock la
f$nwde. right hero In Philadelphia," said
SfWtUIam Kendle, the superintendent. "We
lVed to Bet a. trreat deal of our mer-
lifhsndlse from Germany. You know wa
gpVfe, a glove factory over there, and
pince the war we have been virtually
Lwunout Help. There are no operators
Bft at home. So we are lust showing
jpvbat America can do."
SMITH SMILED TOO SOON
John P Smith, e Negro, of Harrlaburr.
lulled In a satisfied manner today when
Judge Little. In Quarter Sessions Court.
'fjtnteuoed Mm to six months In the
evuniy resort lor trying to snatcn a
Ketbook from Miss May Smith, of 1600
lie street Tha nriaoner'a smile aulcklv
(Wed when he was again brought before
court and put uirougn ro-examiAa,
i on Ma nrevioua criminal record.
h&i the dcffi&drit admitted ervloi)t
fMreStj. ...rlJ I -til. Ivmul ht son.
( tli t two and halt tars Us JaJV
I shall drag the screen with me. I can
"1'lcnso explain everything," she begged,
"quickly. I am mostuncomfortable."
"At half-past twelve this morning,"
Tavernake nald, "I found myself alono
In o. taxlcab with you, without any lug
gage or nny Idea where to go to. To
make matters worse, you fainted. I tried
two hotels, but they refused to take you
In! they were probably afraid that you
wero going to bo III. Then I thought of
this room. I am employed, as you know,
by a Arm of estate ngonts. I do a great
deal of work on my own account, how
ever, which I prefer to do In secret, and
unknown to tny one. For that nason,
I hired this room a year ago and I como
hero most evenings to work. Sometimes
I stay lato, so last month I bought a small
bedstead and hnd It fixed up here. Thero
Is a woman who comes In to clean the
room. I went to her house last night
and persuaded her to come here. She
Undrcsccd you and put you to bed. I
am sorry thnt my presence hero distresses
you, but It Is a largo building nnd quite
empty at night-time. I thought you
might wake up and be frightened, no f
borrowed this screen from the woman
and havo been sitting here."
"What, nil night?" she gasped.
"Certainly," ho nnswercd. "The woman
could not stop herself and this Is not a
residential building at all. All the lower
floors ro let for offices nnd warehouses,
and tnero Is no ono else In the place
until eight o'clock."
Sho put her hands to her head and sat
quite still for a moment or two. It was
really hnrd to take everything In.
"Aren't you very sleepy?" she asked, Ir
relevantly. "Not very," ho replied. "I dozed for an
hour, n little time ago. Slnco then I
havo been looking through some DlnnB
'which Interest mo very much."
"Can I get up?" sho Inquired, timidly.
"If you feel strong enough, please do,"
he answered, with manifest relief. "I
shall move towards tho door, dragging
mo screen In front of me. You will find
a brush and comb nnd somo hairpins on
your clothes. I could not think of anything
olso to get for you, but. If you will dress,
wo will wnlk to London Bridge Station,
which Is Just across the way, and while
I order some breakfast you can go Into
the ladles' room nnd do your hair prop
erly. I did my best to get hold of a looking-glass,
but It was quite Impossible."
Tho girl's senso of humor was suddenly
awake. She had hard work not to Bcream.
Ho had evidently thought out nil theso
details In painstaking fashion, ono by
"Thank you," she said. "I will get up
Immediately, If you will do as you say."
Ho clutched the screen from the Inside
nnd dragged It towards the door. On tho
threshold, he spoke to her once more.
"I shall sit upon the stairs Just out
side," ho announced.
"I sh.a'n't bo more than Ave minutes,"
sho assured him.
Sho sprang out of bed and dressed
quickly. Thero was nothing beyond whero
tho screen had been except n table
covered with plans, and a particularly
Anrd cano chair which she dragged over
for her own use. As she dressed, she
began to realize how much this matter-of-fact,
unimpressionable joung man had
dono for her during the Inst few hours.
The reflection affected her In a curious
manner. She became afflicted with a
,'hyncss which sho had not felt when he
was In tho room. When at last she had
ORDER PUTS NEW BAN ON
SHIPMENTS OF LIVE STOCK
Action Curbs Movements of Cattlo
Within Large Territory.
WASHINGTON', Feb. lS.-By a now or
der of the Department of Agriculture
bearing on tho foot and mouth disease
situation, live stock shipments, except for
slaughter within 4S hours, were prohib
ited today from all territory cast of the
Mississippi and north of Tennessee.
It was provided, however, thnt Vir
ginia, Vermont, Maine and the District
of Columbia may ship stock on nffldavlt
thnt It has been on their farms a certain
length of time and unexposed to con
tagion. Another order covering tho whole
country decrees that after Wednesday
no live stock not Intended for Immediate
slaughter shall be transported except In
cars which have been cleaned and disin
fected. TODAY'S MARRIAGE LICENSES
Louis A. Arkcrman, J.'IIL' Carlisle St., and Flor
ence) A 1'ellor, 2 BS Carllale at.
Albert Williams. 4.'H N IMli at., anil Mary
Pougms. '1011 Oermantown ae.
John it. Hull. 1027 Bhackamaxon at., and Flor
ence A. Moranz. 231 IV. Wlahart at.
Charles F. Mc.Vally. Jr.. 1007 McKean at., and
Agna Taylor, 1218 MlfTlin at.
Martin V. Connell. 721.T Taachall ave., and
Anna M. Tlnney, B1SO Kershaw at.
John II. lllacock, Secane, Pa., and Helen II.
tilckels, Herane, 1'a.
Fcler J. Kllroy, 2722 K. Thompson St., and
Hannah C. Mullen, 2718 B. Thompson at,
James If. Crumble, .1230 N. I'ork ave., and
Ida C. Young, 2008 13. Chelten ave,
Jamea W. Connolly. Dundee, N. V., and Mary
a. Tennant. 4610 Walnut st.
Albert Ilardack. .1103 W. York St., and Esther
blnderotltch, 4070 Ilaverford ae.
William J. McCartney, n.12 Cantrell at., and
Anna M. Pascals. G20 Catharine, at.
John A, Terrace. Montreal, Canada, and Illlde-
sjarde Clark. Ilroud st. and (llrard ave.
William J. Wendler. .1022 Clifford St., and Isa-
bello r:d arils. ,1i22 Clifford t.
Benjamin Lelbovltch. .128 Malnbrldca st and
Mollle Rerknultz. 212 need at.
Clarence Thomas, 1223W B. Fletcher St., anr
i:iliaheth S. llensiey. 1410 8. Wth at.
Kllwood It. OMfleld. 2018 Uoudlnot at., and
Louisa I), dreen. 20ITI D at.
Tjlmltrlo I'ateralkls, 812 Race St., and Anas-
taala Kuntumadl. Ml Winter St.
Harry C. llutler. .1.114 N. Warnock at., and
Adelaide M. 81'Hhann. 1110 K. Chelten ae.
Louis Mandel. 231 Spruce St., and Jennie
Llchou. B27 Oreen nt.
Daniel Ilyvteek. insn K, Patton at., and Iteba
Olttelman. 217 S. C2d at.
Charles T, Barnes. Albany. N, T and Emma
llalstead. .1221 Ilorer at.
John L. McWllllama. 723 N. Da Kalb st., and
Alice M. Farrell, 3410 Mantua aVe.
Charles 1 Schmidt. SOTll Lelthgow at., and
Isabella Ougel. SKM IN, nth at.
Andrew j. Johnson, 023 S. 17th at., and Sadie
Jllcka, 1818 Catharine at,
IloLert n, Holland. 1210 Italnbrldio at., and
I-oiordla Simmons. l.VHi Bouth st.
Vlnctnio Bala. 414 H. Orlanna at,, and Angels
Vlsalle. 414 8. Orlanna at.
Meyer Brooks, 013 Emily at., and Mlnntt
Green, 170S H. 4th at. M
Barney' Scharrr, 313 Christian at., and Bos
Beclcman, POO 8. 3d at.
Charlea H. Ood.liall. 2322 N. 10th st., and
Elisabeth W. Eckstein, 2123 N. Colitis ave.
Edward J. MrOIII. 4UU4 Hawthorne at,, and
Edna M. McDermott, 460t Hawthorns at.
Anthony Wajsowskl. 1010 Bristol at., and
Katie Kafel, 22C6 Venanao at.
Harry M. Abramonlts, 1H1.1 Jackson st., and
Anna C. Taylor. 2218 South at. . M
Jacob Kretwi. Ki.1 N. Parlen St., and auzsl
Htencel. 4217 Inneraoll at.
Louis corr, 1122 Poplar at., and Blum Shear,
83.10 HUhland are.
John J. Connera, 22IO 8. Uemberger st., and
Itoberta Patton. 1120 pine at. M .
Jlenry W. Clvde. l.vto Pyro at., and Edith
Ityan, 3114 N. Front t. M
John Baalle. 1423 H. Juniper St.. and Mar-
Bsrrt oamble. Oil Schuylkill aye.
Izao Keller, 310 S. 6th at., and Bos Uraberr.
lUrry fester!'' Atlantto City, and Oraee M.
I.atr.1, 108 Bverreen ave.
tPaul c! PouUjon. Jr.. 1828 E. Cumberland at..
and Elizabeth Carter. 21 ESIIver at.
Abraham Ubert. an N. Franklin at., and
Mary Chasan, 4120 Stllea st. .
Louis lUlbert. 211 germantown ava., and
llertha Weiss. W3 n7 Franklin at.
Patrick Fltzpatrtrk J4 N. ltlnggold st, and
Brldzet Iealiy, 741 N. Rinftold st.
Warren. H. Vetwiler. 23.13 ,N. 23th at, and
Msttlt 8. Strewn. Perkasle, Pa.
Cesldlo ! Roaato. 1202 Moore st, and Mlchsllna
ii. CodutL 1022 Watktn at.
John P. Beck, Bala. Pa., and Louisa Franz.
Enfi, SirJSTBtiV. and TU1I. Her-
w7.?mWA. W. 'Jr.. 2816 K. 27th ,L. and
Miriam Palmer, 21J8 N 80th at.
OSvaAtl A. FUl'ppl. W8. llloVa sL, and
Mary E. Gorman, 4720 Stulck. at.
mint 1 1 i i i f ii ii
Jt Is, Major Child Now
Captain Ralph I Child, of Company I
id. Regiment, was elected maior last night
by the esraUione4 officers of the or
ganization at the armory. Tha election
was presided over by George E. JCeWfe
Jr ef U 14 RegUBMt,- . L,
MFTING OF TAVER
A TALE OF LOVE, MYSTERY AND INTRIGUE
HERE WAS SOMETHING NEW FOR HIM
flnlehed her toilette and opened the door,
she was almost tongue-tied. Ho was sit
ting on tho top step, with his back against
tho landing, nnd his eyes were closed. Ho
opened them with n little stn'rt, however,
as soon as ho heard her approach.
"I nm glad you have not been long,"
ho remarked. "I want to bo nt my ofllco
at nine o'clock and I must go and havo
a bath somewhere. Theso stairs are
rather steep. Plcaso walk carefully."
Sho followed him In silence down three
flights of stono steps. On each lauding
thero were namrs upon tho doors two
firms of hop merchants, a solicitor, nnd a
commission agent. The ground floor was
somo sort of wnrehouse, from which came
a strong smell of leather.
Tavernake opened tho outside door with
MARRIED CO YEARS
Mr. and Mrs. Coleman Observe Golden
Wedding Anniversary Today.
Air. and Sirs. James Coleman, of 15)1
North Clarion street, are celebrating to
day the Both nnnlversnry of their wedding.
Surrounded by their family, the couple
will spend the dny quietly, nnd tonight
thero will be n reunion of the entire
family at the Coleman residence.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Coleman weresmnriled In
Philadelphia In 1SC3, soon after' Mr. Cole
man had left the Union army, with which
ho served from the beginning of the
Civil War. For 40 years Mr. Coleman has
been n runner for the Bank of North
Amcrlcn. Mr. and Mrs. Coleman linvo
five children, all of whom nre living
and married. On April 3 next Mrs. Cole
man will celebrate her 71st birthday, and
on Juno 13 Mr. Coleman will have passed
his "1st year.
NAVAL MAN TO RETIRE
Rear Admiral Ocorgo Sidney Willlts,
V. S, N., having completed his full term
of service, 21 years afloat and an equal
period nshore, will bo tetlred Sunday at
tho age of 02 years. Rear Admiral "V11
llts lives at 1313 Locust street, and has
been for somo tlmo In chnrgo of the
United States Bureau of Steam En
gineers, with offices In the Federal Build
ing. A veteran of the Spanish-American
War and the Boxer Rebellion, he was
once "advanced in numbers for eminent
and conspicuous conduct in battle" in
the Philippine campaign. In the Spanish
American War he commanded the Mar
blehead. He Is a native of Pennsylvania
and was born February 21. 1853. He en
tered the Naval Academy at the age of
20 years and was made Rear Admiral
March 13. 1013.
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a small key and they passed Into tho
"London Bridge Station Is Just across
tho way," ho said. "Tho refreshment
room will bo open nnd wo can get some
breakfast at once."
"What time Is It?" she asked.
"About half-past Beven."
Sho walked by his side quite meekly,
and although there were many things
which sho was longing to say, she re
.malned absolutely without the power of
speech. Except that ho was looking a
llttlo crumpled, thero was nothing what
ever in his nppearanco to Indicnte that
ho had been up all night. He looked
exactly as ho had dono on tho previous
dny, ho Bcemed even qulto unconscious
SIX PERSONS HAVE NARROW
ESCAPE FROM NIGHT FIRE
Policeman Rouses Sleeping Family
"When Blaze Sweeps House.
Six persons had a narrow escape from
being overcome by smoke when flro broke
out at midnight In the paperhanglng dis
play room of Louie Korman, COS North
Kormnn, his wlfo nnd four children,
John, 18 years old; Esther, 36 years old;
May, 10 years, and Frances, 5 years old,
wero asleep on the second floor of tho
building when aroused by Policeman
Hammcrle, of the Dd street nnd Fair
mount avenue pollco station.
The man and his wife escaped by climb
ing from the front windows of the houso
nnd crawling nlong the coping beneath
the windows to nwning poles nnd then
sliding to tho pavement, while tho thrco
young girls wero rescued by their brother
and Policeman Kammerle, by means of
n ladder raised by the latter to a window
at the rear of tho building.
All of the family were In their night
clothing and suffered severely from the
rain which was falling at tho time. They
were enred for by neighbors. The flro
was extinguished without difficulty, the
damage being estimated at $500. The
origin of the blaze Is unknown.
SUFFRAGE IN DELAWARE
DOVER, Del., Fob. 16. A ray of hope
was offered today to Delaware suf
fragists, when the House Committee on
Revised Statutes made a favorable re
port on the suffrage amendment.
It Is not probable a vote will be taken
within 43 hours, although Miss Mabel
Vernon, State organizer. Is anxious to
have tho Representatives decide the
A MAH 1 A. M.t WW- JBAfl JkOjST. HIS. LAXCH )pr
that there was anything unusual In their
relations. As soon as they arrived at the
station, ho pointed to the ladles' waiting-
"If you will bo In and arrange your hair
there." he said, "I will go and order
breakfast and havo a shave. I will oe
back here In nbout twenty mlnuten. Tou
had better tako this."
He offered her a shilling and she ac
cepted It without hesitation. As soon as
he had gone, however, she looked at tho
coin In her hand In blank wonder, Sho
had accepted It from him with perfect
naturalness and without even saying
"Thank youwl With a queer little laugh,
she pushed open the swinging doora and
made her way Into the waiting-room.
In hardly inoro than a quarter of an
hour sho emerged, to find Tavernake
waiting for her. He had retled his tie,
bought a fresh collar, had been shaved.
She, too, had Improved her appearance.
"Breakfast Is waiting this way," he an
nounced. She followed him obediently and they
sat down at a small table In tho station
"Mr. Tavernake," sho asked, suddenly,
"I must ask you something. Has any
thing like this ever happened to you be
fore?" "Nothing," he assured her, with some
"You seem to take everything so much
an a matter of course," sho protested.
"Oh, I don't know," she replied, a little
Sho found relief In a sudden and per
fectly natural laugh.
"As a matter of fact," she declared, "I
feel much more lllto crying. Don't you
know that you were very foolish last
night? You ought to have left mo alono.
Why didn't you7 You would havo saved
yourself a groat deal of trouble."
He nodded, as though that point of view
did, in some degree, commend Itself to
"Yes," ho admitted, "I suppose I should.
I do not, even now, understand why I
Interfered. I can only remember that It
didn't seem Impossible not to at the time.
I suppose one must have Impulses," ho
added, with a little frown.
"The reflection," she remarked, helping
herself to another roll, "seems to annoy
"It does," he confessed. "I do not like
to feel Impelled to do anything tho rea
son for which Is not npporont. I like to
do just the things which seem likely to
work out best for myself."
"How you must hate me!" she mur
mured. "No, I do not hate you," ho replied,
"but, on tho other hand, you have cer
tainly been a trouble to me. First of all,
I told a falsehood at the boarding house,
and I prefer nlwaya to tell the truth when
I can. Then I followed you out of tho
house, which I dlsllk'ed doing very much,
nnd I seem to havo spent a considerable
portion of tho tlmo since. In your com
pany, under somewhat extraordinary cir
cumstances. I do not understand why
I havo done this."
"I suppose It Is becauso you are a very
good-hearted person," sho remarked.
"But I am not," he nssurcd her, calmly.
"I am nothing of the nort. I havo very
llttlo sympathy with good-hearted people.
I think the -world goes very much better
when every one looks after himself, and
the people who are not competent to do
so go to tho wall.
"It sounds a trlflo selfish," she mur
mured. "Perhaps It Is. I have nn Idea that If
I could phrase It differently It would be
"Perhaps," sho suggested, smiling
across the table at him, "you have really
done all this because you Ilka me."
"I am quite suro that It Is not that."
he declared. "I eel nn Interest In you
for which I cannot account, but It does
not seem to me to be a personal one.
Last night," he continued, "when I was
sitting there wnitlng, I tried to puzzle
It all out. I came to the conclusion that
It was because you represent something
which I do not understand. I am very
curious and It always Interests me to
learn. I believe that must be the secret
of my Interest In you."
"You are very complimentary." she told
him, mockingly. "I wonder what there
Is In the world which I could teach so
superior a person as Mr. Tavernake?"
He took her question quite seriously,
"I wonder what there Is myself," he
answered. "And yet, In a way, I think
"Your imagination should come to the
rescue," she remarked.
"I have no Imagination," he declared,
They were silent for several minutes;
she was still studying him.
"I wonder you don't ask me any ques
tions about myself," she said, abruptly.
"There Is only one thing." he answered,
"concerning which I am In the least curl
out. Last night In the chemist's shop"
"Don't!" she begged him, with suddenly
whitening face. "Don't speak of thatl"
"Very well," ha replied, Indifferently. "I
thought that you were rather Inviting my
questions. You need not be afraid of
any more. I really am not curious about
personal matters! I find that my own life
absorbs alt my Interests."
They had finished breakfast and ho paid
the bill. Bha began to put on her gloves.
"Whatever happens to me," she said,
"I shall never forget that you have been
She hesitated for a moment and then
he seemed to realize more completely
how really kind he had been. There had
been a certain crude delicacy nbout his
actions which she had under-appreciated.
She leaned towards him. There was noth
ing left this morning of that disfiguring
sullenness. Her mouth was soft; her eyes
were bright, almost appealing. It Taver
nake had been a Judge of woman's looks,
he would certain have found her attrac
tive. "I am very, very grateful to you,"
she continued, holding out her hand. "I
shall always remember how kind you
"You are not going?" he asked.
"Why, you didn't Imagine that you had
taken tho care of me upon your shoulders
for the reet of your Ufa?" she demanded.
"No, I didn't Imagine that," he aswered.
"At the same time, what plans have you
made? Where aro you going?"
"Ohl I shall think of something," she
He caught the gleam In her eyes, tho
sudden hopelessness which fell like a
cloud upon her face. Ho spoke promptly
and with decision.
"As a matter of fact," he remarked,
"you do not know yourself. You are Just
going to drift out of this place and very
likely And your way to a seat on tho
Her lips quivered. Sho had tried to be
bravo, but It was hard. ,
"Not necessarily," she replied. "Some
thing may turn up."
He leaned a llttlo across tho table to
"Listen," he said, deliberately, "I will
make a proposition to you. It has come
to me during the last few minutes. I am
tired of the boarding-house and I wish to
leave It, The work which I do at night
Is becoming moro nnd more Important.
I should like to tako two rooms some
where. If I tako a third, would you caro
to call yourself what I colled you to the
charwoman last night my sister? I
should expect you to look after the meals
and my clothes, and help me In certain
other unys. I cannot give you much of
a salary," he continued, "but you would
havo an opportunity during the daytime
of looking out for somo work, if that Is
what you want, and you would at least
have a roof and plonty to eat and drink."
She looked at him In blank amazement.
It was obvloua that his proposition was
"But, Mr. Tavernack," sho protested,
"you forget that I am not really your
"Does that matter?" ho asked, without
flinching. "I think you understand tho
sort of person I am. You would havo
nothing to fear from any admiration on
my part or anything of that sort," he
added, with somo show of clumsiness.
"Those things do not come Into my llfo.
I nm ambitious to get on, to succeed and
became wealthy. Other things I do not
even think about."
She was speechless. After a Bhort
pause, he went on.
"I am proposing1 this arrangement as
much for my own sake as for yours. I
am very well read and I know most of
whnt there Is to bo known In my profes
sion. But there are other things concern
ing which I am Ignorant. Some of these
things I bcllovo you could teach me."
Still specchness, sho sat and looked at
him for Beveral moments. Outside, the
Btatlon now was filled with a hurrying
throng on their way to the day's work.
Engines were shrieking, bells ringing, the
press of footsteps was unceasing. In tha
dark, lll-ventllated room Itself there was
the rattle of crockery, the yawning of
discontented-looking youtig women behind
the bar, young women with their hair
still In curl-papers, as yet unprepared for
their weak little assaults upon the good
nature or susceptibility of their cus
tomers. A queer corner of life It seemed.
Sho looked at her companion and realized
how fragmentary was her knowledgo of
him. There was nothing to be gathered
from hla face. He seemed to have no ex
pression. He was simply waiting for her
reply, with his thoughts already half
engrossed upon the business or tne day.
"Really," she began, "I"
He came back from his momentary
wandering and looked at her. Sho sud
denly altered the manner of her speech.
It was a strange proposition, perhaps, but
this was one of the strangest of men.
"I am qullo willing to try It," she de
cided. "Will you tell mo where I can
meet you later on?"
"I have an hour and a half for luncheon
at 1 o'clock." ho said. "Meet me ex
actly at the southeast corner of Trafalgar
Square. Would you like a little money?"
he added, rising.
"I have plenty, thank you," she an
swered. Ho laid half-a-crown upon the table
and made an entry In a small memo
randum book which he drew from his
"You had better Keep this." ho said,
"In case you want It I am going to leave
you alone here. You can find your way
anywnere, i. am sure, and I am In a
. Z YJL
hurry. At 1 o'clock, remember. I hop t
you will tlil'bo feeling better." rl
He nut on hla hnt Anrl -on ...... it!
without a backward glance. Seattle jsat
In her chair and watched hlrfi out t
INTRODUCING MttB. WENHAM
A very distinguished client wa tutitUtr
Ing the attention of Mr. Dowllng, Henlo,
of Messrs. Dowllng, Bpence A, Company,
auctioneers and estate agents, wliosa of
fices were situated In Waterloo Plttisi,
Tall Mall. Mr. Dowllng was a uf
little man of between 50 and 60 year.
who spent most of his time playing
golf, and who, although ho studiously
contrived to Ignore tho faet, had lone
since lost touch with tha details of hU
business. Consequently. In the absence
of Mr. Dowllng, Junior, who had de-
veloped a marked partiality for a,,ceru(n.
bar In the locality, Tavornake'wds hastily
summoned to tho rescue from" another
part of the building, by o, small b6y
violently out of breath.
"Nevor see the governor In such a, tuns."
the lattor declared, confidentially. "Sh'e'a
asking no end of questions 'and h don't
know a thing."
"Who Is the lady?" Tavernake asked,
on the way downstairs.
"Didn't hear her name." the boy re
plied. "She's nil right, though, I con
tell you a regular slap-up beauty. Such
a motorcar, too! Flowors and tables an!
all sorts of things Inside. By Jove, won't
the governor tear his hair If Sho' gb'ea.
before you get there!"
Tavernake quickened his steps and in fc
few moments knocked at the door of tho
prlvato offlco and entered. Hla chlot
welcomed him with a. creature of relief:
Tho distinguished client otthe firm. Whose
aiieniion no was endeavoring to engage,
had glanced toward tho newcomer1, at his
first appearance, with an air of some
what bored unconcern. Her yea, how
over, did not Immediately leave his face.
On tho contrary, from tho moment it
hla entrance she watched him steadfastly.
Tavernake. stolid, unruffled, at that time
without comprehension, approached the
"This Is cr Mr. Tavernale, our man
ager," Mr. Dowllng announced, obse
quiously. "In tho absence of my son, he
Is In charge of the letting department.
I have no doubt that he will be able to
suggest somothtng suitable, Tavernake,"
he continued, "this lady," he glanced at
a card In front of him "Mns. Weriham
Gardner, of New York, Is looking for n
town house, and has been kind enough
to favor us with an Inquiry."
Tavernake made no Immediate reply.
Mr. Dowllng was short-sighted, and in
any case It would nevor have occurred
to him to associate, nervousness, or any
form of emotion, with his responsible
manager. The beautiful lady leaned back
In her chair. Her lips wore parted In a
Blight but very curious smile, her Angers
supported her cheek, her eyelids were
contracted as she looked Into his face.
Tavernake felt that their recognition was
mutual. Once moro he was back again
in the tragic atmosphere of that chemist's
shop, with Beatrice, 'half fainting, In his
arms, the beautiful lady turned to stono.
It was an odd tableau, that, 'so vividly Im
printed upon his memory , that it was
there before him at this very moment.
There was mystery In this 'woman's eyes,
mystery andt something else.
"I don't seem to have come across any
thing down hero whlch-r-er particularly
attracts Mrs, Mrs. Wenhani Gordner,"
Mr. Dowllng vent on, takihg up a little
sheaf of papers from tho desk. 'l
thought, perhaps, that the Bryanston
Square house might have suited, but It
seems that It is too small, far too small.
Mrs. Gardner Is used to entertaining, arid
has explained to me that she has a 'great
many friends always coming and going
from tho other side of the water. She
requires, apparently. 12. bedrooms, be
side servants' quarters."
"Your list Is scarcely up to date, sir"
Tavernake reminded him. "If the rent
Is of no particular object, there Is Gran
Mr. Dowllng's face waa-suddenly Illumi
"Grantham House!" ho exclaimed.
"Precisely! Now I declare that It had
absolutely slipped my memory fpr the,
moment only for the moment, mind that
we have Just had placed upon our books
one of the most desirable "mansions Jn tho
west end of London. A most valued
client, too, one whom we are most anxious
to oblige, DearJ dear mot Jt U very
fortunate very fortunate Indeed thai I
happened to think of It, especially as It
seems that no ope had had the sense
tq place It upon my list Tayernoket get
the plans at once and show them to er
to Mrs. Gardner."
Tavernake crossed the. room in silence,
opened a drawer, and returned with ,
stiff roll of papers, which ha spread care
fully out In front of this unexpected
client She apoko then for the 'first time
since he had entered the room. Her voice
was low and marvelously sweet. There,
was very little of the American accent
about It, but something In the intonation,
especially toward the end of her sent
ences, was Just a trifle un-English.
"Where Is this, Grantham House?" aha
"Within a stone's throw of Grosvehor
Square,' Tavernake answered, briskly.
"It is really one of the most central spot
In the west end. Jf you -will allow mal"
For the next few mlnutea he was very;
fluent indeed. With pencil In hand, he
explained the plana, dwelt on tho ad
vantages of the location, and from tha
very reserve of his praise created am Itn
presslon. that the house he was describ
ing was the one absolutely perfect domi
cile In the whole of London.
"Can I look over the placer' alia aked,
when he had finished.
"By all means," Air. DowJIng declared,
"by all means. I was on the point of
suggesting It. It will be by far the moat
satisfactory proceeding. XoU will not l
dlsappolnted, my dear madam, I can as
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