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THE CITIZEN, FRIDAY, JULY 4, 1913.
By THOMAS DIXON
Copyrltfht, 1911, by Thoraao
Btuart, southern lawyer In Nsw York, Is
iovo wnn nan frimroso. His friend.
r, is tnrcatenea with the loss or his
1 UIll UB1,
Nan wants Stuart to accept a placo with
u in iit r n nnn rnritPAfl uiirAsn ...
Blvens Is In lovo with Nan. Stuart re-
WHUuun in nnipr inn rnir
Woodman will hoi ylclcTand sties Blvens'
mnanv- Ann nmmntof renal thn dnMnr
Stuart pleads with Nan to give up Blv-
Nan becomes Mrs. lllvens. iiarnei
nvoa Kttmrr nit .lp nnf lrr..w if-
mo years tiacs. Hiuart neccmes district
rnr 2Kt mm to rviu.
Btuart wants Woodman to end his suit
Stuart's revelations did In bringing on u
woodman needs money cauiy.
In tho stock market slump engineered
ncnVill. Thn trust pnmtmnv fnllq hftmlisn
mnfl nr rnmmnn I ni inn mimnv Kinir.
ironi 01 uivens uum..
T"h'o mob attacks Stuart and Injures him
Stuart la tempted to Join Blvens as his
At a meeting of tho discontented, at
ooamun uuciuua 10 uuuunuu urn iikul
Harriot conftsstfTtxTBcr ratner her love
Harriet sings at ttxj Btvcn balL which
unoo of "death and tha worm." Nan
nn Ninnrr mvivn nui mpm itipm.
Blvens refuses to com pro ml so with
wnorimnn. Tnn rioctor. in nisrprn.iinn.
The Last Illusion.
TTFl lnnrror Dr. Woodman wntch-
ed tho barbaric, sensual dis
play of wealth sweeping be
fore him, tho deeper his pplrlts
nil hn fnrnwi with n midden start
"Mr. Blvens will bo pleased to see
Jl como at once."
When tho doctor was ushered Into
library Blvens, who was awaiting
im nmnn. RTiriiittr ti iiih irHr Willi 11
00k of blank amazement, and then a
"My servant announced that a gen-
A-nii- mlnliAil 4-r nnAii If mt n m A
OT1T . Ill VII 1 I M 11MMI fIllllLTIl Til 1111
Tho doctor paused and hesitated, his
face' Hcu"rTuCf?&tu the dellMrAte" In
sult "I must really ask your pardon, Mr.
Blvens, for my apparent Intrusion. It
Is only apparent 1 came with my
daughter. Sho sang tonight on your
"Oh, -I see, Vflth tho other hired
singers. Well, what do you want?"
"Only a few minutes of your time
on a matter of gravo Importance."
"I don't caro to discuss business here
tonight, Woodman," Blvens broUo In
abruptly. "Como to my office."
"I havo been thcro three or four
times," tho doctor went on hurriedly,
"and wrote you twice I felt sure that
my letters had not reached you. I
hoped for tho chance of a moment to
night to lay my caso beforo you."
"All right, I'll give you flyo min
utes." "I felt sure you had not seen my
"I'll easo your mind on that ques
tion. I did, see them both. Tou got
"That's Just It I didn't And I
couldn't understand It"
"Oh, I see!" Blvens' mouth quivered
with the slightest sneer. "Perhaps It
was lost In transit!"
Tho sneer was lost on tho doctor,
lie was too intent on his purpose.
"I know. It was a mistake. I see It
now, and I'm perfectly willing to pay
for that mistake by accepting even
half of your last proposition."
Blvens laughed cynically.
"This might bo serious, Woodman, If
It wasn't funny. But you had as well
know onco and for all that I owe you
nothing. Your suit has been lost,
i'our nppcal has been forfeited. My
answer is brief, but to the point not
one cent My generosity Is for my
friends not my enemies."
"But wo are not enemies personally,"
tho doctor explained good uaturcdly.
"I have put all bitterness out of my
heart and come tonight to ask that by
gones bo bygones, i'ou know that in
God's great book of accounts yon are
"I owe you nothing."
In every ncccut of tho financier's
voice the man beforo him felt the
deadly merciless hatred whose fires
had been smoldering for years.
Tho doctor's volco 'was full of ten
derness when ho replied at last:
"My boy,"" ho began quietly "for
you are still a boy when you stand 1m?
sldo my gray hairs men may flgfit one
another for a great principle without
being personal enemies. We are men
still, with common hopes, fears. Ills,
griefs and joys. When I was n soldier
I fought the southern army, shot and
shot to kill. I was lighting for a prin
ciple. When tho firing ceased I helped
the wounded men on the field as I
came to them."
Ills voice quivered and broke for an
"You havo won. You can afford to
bo generous. That yoa can deny me
In this tho hour of my desolation Is
unthinkable. I'm not pleading for
myself. I can live on a rat's allow
ance. I'm begging for my little girl.
I need 2,000 Immediately to com
plete her musical studies. Deep down
In your heart of hearts you know that
tho act would bo one of Justice be
tween man and man."
"As a charity. Woodman, I might
give you fho paltry $50,000 you nsk."
"I'll take It as a charity," ho cried
eagerly, "take It with Joy and gratltudo
and thank God for his salvation sent
In the hour of my need."
"But In reality you demand justice
of mo? Como to tho point. Woodman,
what isjn your mind when you say
that I am your debtor?"
"Simply that I havo always known
that your formula for that drink was
a prescription which I compounded
years ago and which you often filled
for mo when I was busy. As a phy
sician I could not patent such a thing.
You had as much right to patent it as
any one else."
"In other words," Blvens Interrupted
coldly, "you Inform mo that you have
always known that I stolo from your
prescription counter tho formula which
The financier Began to sptsas .zz
slow venomous energy:
"I'vo let you ramblo on in your
maudlin talk, Woodman, because It
amused me. For years I've waited
your coming. Your unexpected aa
vent Is tho sweetest triumph of this
no paused and a sinister smile played
about his mouth. "Tho last time I
saw you I promised myself that I'd
make you come to me tho next time
and when you did that you'd como on
your hands and knees. And I swore
that when you looked up into my face
groveling and whining for mercy as
you havo tonight, I'd call my 'servants
and order them to kick you down my
lie leaned across the masslvo flat
top desk to touch an electric button.
Tho doctor's fist suddenly gripped
the outstretched-' hand and his eyes
glared Into tho face of tho financier
with tho dangerous look of a madman.
"You hatkbottcr not ring that boll,
yet," be said, with forced quiet In his
"Your tlrado gives mo an idea," said
Blvens. "I want you to stay until the
festivities end, and enjoy yourself.
Take a look over my house. It cost
twonnlllions to build it nnd requires
half a million a year to keep it up.
Tho butterflies those dancers are crush
ing beneath their feet in my lallroom
I imported from Central America at
a cost of 55,000. Tho favors In Jewel
ry I shall give to my rich guests who
have no use for them will bo worth
25,000. Remember that I spent three
hundred and fifty thousand on tills
banquet, which lasted eight hours,
and that I will see you and your
danghtcr dead nnd'ln tho bottomless
pit beforo I will glve'you ono penny.
Enjoy yourself. It's n fine evening."
Beforo tho doctor could answer, tho
financier laughed and left the room.
For a long time thodazed man stood
motionless. Ho passed his big hand
over his forehoadln a vague Instinc
tive physical effort to lift tho fog of
horror and despair that was slowly
lie felt that he was suffocating. He
tore his collar apart to give himself
room to breathe. Ho thrust his hand
Into tho hip pocket "of his dress suit
whoro he usually carried a handker
chief and felt something hard and
It was a revolver he had been accus
tomed to carry of Into in his rounds
through tho dangerous quarters of tho
city. Without thinking -when ho
dressed, ho hadtrnnsforred It to his
evening suit His hand closed over tho
Ivory handle with a sudden fierce joy.
"Yes, I'll kill him in his magnificent
ballroom, to tho strains of his own
music !" ho said, half aloud.' "I'll glvo
a fit climax to his danco of death and
Ho quickly descended tho stairs and
saw Blvens talking with .his wifo. Ho
didn't wish to kill him In her pres
ence, and as ho passed a look of hatred
flashed from the little black eyes of the
millionaire. He mado up bis mind to
kill him at the moment tho dance was
at tho highest pitch of gayoty.
The music began, and the dancers
onco more whirled Into tho center of
tho room nnd tho crowd filled the space
under tho grand arch which led Into
tho hall. Blvens was tho center of an
admiring group of sycophants nnd wor
shipful snobs. Tho.doctor's heart gave
n mad throb of Joy. His hour had
With quick strides ho covered tho
space which separated them and with
out a moment's hesitation thrust ' his
hand into his breast for his revolver.
Not n muscle or nervo quivered. Ills
finger touched tho trigger softly and
ho pavo Blvens a look which ho meant
be should take with him into eternity,
when Just beyond him ho saw Harriet.
Sho stood motionless with a look of
muto agony on her fair young face,
watching Stuart talk to Blvens' wife.
His finger slipped from tho trigger,
and his hand loosed its deadly grip.
"Havo I forgotten my baby?" ho cried
in sudden anguish. And then another
vision Hashed through his excited
brain. A courtroom, a prisoner, his
rwn bowed figure tho center of a thou
sand eyes while tho Jury broucht In
Ills breath camo in labored gasps as
no mad thought succeeded nnother.
"No!" ho said hoarsely. "I must
huvo her. I must bo cunning. I must
succeed not fall. I must get what I
came hero for. I must save njy baby.
My own fate Is of no importance. She
Blvens had taken from him by fraud
his formula, destroyed his business and
robbed him of all ho possessed. The
law gave him power to hold it Ho.
too, would appeal1' to the samo power
.tnd toko what belonged Jo him. No
matter how, he would take it and be
would take it tonifiht
Blvens had boasted that his favors
in Jewelry would be worth 25,000.
Tho doctor turned quickly and began
to search the house until lie found the
half drunken servant arranging these
packages under the direction of a sec
retary. These favors had been made
for the occasion by a famous jeweler
a diamond pin of peculiar design, a
gold death's head with diamond teeth
and eyes surmounted by a butterfly
and a caterpillar. Tho stones in each
piece were worth $100. They lay on a
tablo in little open jewel boxes, fifty In
a box, and e;fth box contained 5,000
worth of gold nnd precious stones.
Tho doctor Inspected the boxes with
exclamations of wonder nnd admira
tion. Ho bent low over tho table for
an Instant, nnd when ho left ono of the
Jewel cases rested securely in his
Ho was amazed at his own skill
and a thrill of fierce triumph filled
his being as he realized thatvbe had
succeeded and that his llttio girl would
go to Europe audcompleto her work.
Ho spoke pleasantly to tho secretary
and congratulating him on his good
fortune In securing such a master,
turned and strolled leisurely back to
Not for a moment did ho doubt the
safety of his net Ho was a cheuUst
and knew tho secret of the laboratory.
Ho would melt tho gold Into a single
bar and sell tho diamonds ns he need
ed them. His only regret was that ho
could not have taken the full amount
ho had demanded of tho little scoun
drel, lie found Harriet and they start
ed at once for home.
"Did you havo n good time?"
"Yes, when I could forgot tho pain
in my heart You succeeded? It's
all right? I'm going abroad at onco
The doctor laughed aloud In a burst
of fierce joy.
"Certainly, my dear!"
Tho tears sprang into tho gentlo eyes
as sho answored gratefully.
"You can't know how happy you've
Blvens, who had heard tho doctor's
laughter, passed nnd sald with exag
"I trust you have enjoyed the even
Tho doctor laughed again in his face.
"More than I can possibly tell you."
Blvens followed to the door and
watched him slowly walk down tho
(Continued in Tuesday's Issue.)
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