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CHAPTER 2. '
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to aid and rescue both the chairman and
the page, and apprehend the would-be as-
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explanation, and blinking furiously, Ed re-
garded him closely.
v Was Guliy paving the way to put up some
other dodge? Walford came to the conclu-
sion that he would give Gudy the henenl. of
“All right-shake,” said he, simply,
When, he arrived at the gallery where
Mrs. Baird and her daughter were seated,
he found them greatly excited.
from his chair and grappled with Maury, Miss Edna plunged at him as soon as he
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his hand and detain him. When he got
into the corridor, he felt the little wad
of paper that Mrs. Baird left in his hand.
glt was a twenty-dollar bill. ‘
“I wonder if Mrs. Baird thought I wanted
pay for saving Senator Baird from that
crank?” was his first half-resentlul thought,
but a. moment later his good sense,repu-
, “I will take things as they come," he
concluded. “If people give me money, I
will put it to'good use.
party, I may need a new suit of clothes. It.
may be that Mrs. Baird was thinking of-
When Walford returned to the floor of
the chamber, the excitement over the crank
had largely subsided. -
Maury was removed by the police, to be
held on charge of attempted murder.
Business was proceeding as usual, with
Mr. Baird again in the chair.
. Still, Lhere was more or less of a buzz of
conversation, and members from the house.
who had run over. looked at Ed when the
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almost as soon as the page ducked and
seized his arm. 1 .
For a thrilling instant the three wrestled
en a score of doorkeeers, senators,
pages. and what not closed in on the i
low, and he was secured, with his weapon,
“lily dear boy, are you hurt?" asked Mr.
lilalrd solicltously, seeing that Ed was pant-
ing with the exertion necessary to reach.
the man in time.
“No, sir, I am all right. But it looked as
if.I could not get to him in time to do any
good. I hope he did not do you any harm?"
I SI am all right, thanks to you. my brave
And the senator took Waliord's hand in
both of his, and shook it heartily. regard-
less of the fact that many others were try-
ing to congratulate him on his narrow es-
VV'all'ord remembered that girlish cry
from the gallery. and he sal :
“I hope Mrs. Baird and Miss Edna will
feel assured that you are safe.”
“Yes, yes." Mr. Baird looked perplexed.
Elf you are sure you are all right, Wallord.
suppose you run up to the gallery and say
so for me.” I
“That suits me. sir. -
And shaking off, as best he might, a num-
ber of others who were crowding around
to shake his hand. Ed hurried to the gallery
where the senator's Iamlly were seated.
On the way he met Gufiy, who had a
scared sort of look on his face. ‘
“Say, Wulford.” said the lad that blink-
from one of the galleries. and I sald to
myself. that let's me out. A chap who can
give old Crosby pointers in his speech, then
jump in between the presiding odicer and
u crank like that, is too good for a kid like
me to buck against.”
W lie Gully was making this surprising
pushed his way through the press of other
“it Is all right,” said Ed. “No harm
“I saw you!” exclaimed Edna. “Yes-I
saw you. It was grand-noble! Didn't you
Set hurt at all?‘
“No-not even a scratch. You see, your
father helped as soon as he saw what was
doing. Then others closed in. Your fath-
er is all right, and so am 1.”
Mrs. Baird, listening to this, which Ed
addressed to her as much as the daughter,
was shaking his hand almost hysterically.
“You are a brave lad, and I cannot ex-
press how deeply I feel for what you have
Just done. Edna, he must come to the lit-
tle hirthday party you are going to give
“To be sure. Will you, Ed?” Edna's eyes
expressed far more than her Words, and
Ed's resolve to eschew all such gayeties
“You make too much of my part in that
affair. I happened to be behind the fel-
low and saw him make his tirst move.
What would anybody have done but jump
lorward and help? Mr. Baird, by that
time, turned in and helped finely. But -for
him. before others came. I might have had
trouble. And now you know that no one
was harmed. I will have to return.‘
“if you must go," said Mrs. Ilalrd, seiz-
ing his hand, “good-by."
At the same time she left something in
Ed's hand. “He sure and come to Edna's
party. e is not out yet, nor will be for
two years, but this is a gathering of her
young friends that will not be complete
unless we have you there.”
While the mother was speaking. Edna
looked her wish more esrnestly than ever,
and Ed said that he probably would come,
“Be sure you do," added the girl. “I
won't enjoy myself at all unless I see you
“‘:ilford managed to get away somehow,
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. CAUSE on‘ IIS wnicur. ED wHi:i:Lr-:D TO THE Lrzrr, AND DELIVERED A STII-‘F JAW I'l.'.V(.‘ll Til.“ FAIRLY
LlfTED cIiAi1Li.-:5’ HE;-ll? BACK, AS 11' LAXDED 03.’ THE roIN'r OF His CHIN.
page was pointed out as the one who had
struck the crank.
After that. for days. Walford was pointed
ments about him, some true and others fan-
ciful and hctltious. '
People sent him requests for his picture.
and when be next saw Edna he had quite xx
lot of photographs from romantic girls and
women, who wrote him all sorts 0! letters.
Edna pouted, and professed to be quite
indignant over the assurance of some folks
who ought to know better. Had our hero
been of 2 self-consciousdurn of mind, he
might have thought she was slightly jeal-
ous. But Ed was wise beyond his years.
“Miss Edna. is one of the nicest girls I
“So good and true
But I don't see that i have
yet done anything to make her care more
or the than many others in her own sta-
In the meantime his daily round of duties
and studies went on. much as usual.
Dick Gully, after the grank episode.
blinked as much as ever, but from an open
enemy, had become quite friendly.
“Do you think Gufly is sincere?" queried
Harris one day. after Gulfy had made some
ope; demonstration of liking toward Wal-
“I hope so. But I don't bolher myself
much to mid out about such things. I lake
what is offered as it comes. keeping my
eyes open. of course. Get. what good you
can out of others who ol'.ler it. The bad. it
there, will show ltseli soon enough.”
‘As for Maury. ms crank. he was‘ sent
to jail. and n lunacy commission decided
that he was dangerously insane.
He had brooded so long over lancllul and
absurd hopes and their disappointments.
that to bls disordered mind Senator Ilalrd
became the object of his violenchatred.
once the fellow’: actions in lurking.
tlaoivgh others still showed gt dc.-lrr: In shake
(com-i.x’t'r:o on man 10.)