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- [Copyright 1915 by ‘V. D. Boyce C0.]
, T VVAS such a phenomenal
F occurrence for the'l‘hrough himself from plunging head tlrst to
Limited to stop at White the cinder bed by a dexierous leap-to
I curt, to take on or 19; on the platform. The -moment he was
paggenggfg mag when 1: there he regretted that automatic effort
(‘ came to srumbiing halt. to save himself from a bad fall. If he
’ mm mm“ Har..o“-by step. had allowed himself to stumble, he
Md from the gas; can 3 dozen 1,317; of might have had the basis of a suit for
curious eyes stared at him‘ from differ- heavy Ilanlases against the company.
ent points of vantage on the station ' he turned N8 9Ye5 “Om the
Alf Layton. the veteran ticket agent. for lhe first time ,
baggags smash” and telegraph ope. trained on, him from the station plat-
rator tor rineeri years, could recall only form A llttle llush.0f annoyance swept
two instances when the Lfmued hag across his face. llzid these yokels. these
531339‘; in 9 “,5. “on” M the exist. curious-eyed natives,‘ witnessed his dis-
ence of wii ie cults the in D T Commute?
:3 had been star)“, by 3 The thought of others enjoying his
3 downfallma literal as well as 3 m:ura.-
a tlve downfall-annoyed him considera-
meen ,,,,,,,,,e5- d.1,,,., bl)’, but he did not show it in the least
i it may be ,,,.m,”,, that Em," by his manners or looks. Calmly dust-
llnrrowby's visit occasioned no small “lg WRS00‘ “"5 51”‘ “W” m5,“10”‘9-‘?-
amount of c0mme“L and adjusting his necktie, which
--“-no dvyou 57,033 he [S7-v queried Ed been. twisted askew by the struggle
Grimm, Squim-xng “Md “gm a pa‘, 0, with the tralnmen, he finally took a
“.55 ‘ha, "owed and made an uncer. survey of h s surroundings with the air
mm focus somewhere in (he distancm - 01 one who was mildly interested in the
A” Layton, mag," of ceremonies by scenery; but all,lhe while out of the
virtue of his oflicial position in the 13“ 0‘ “'5 EYE.“ W35 Walchlllr “'9
railroad company's employ, wave-il'hls 9'0“? aha“ ' ’ - -
hand as he replied: “Some big gun, lion llarrowby was an immaculate
x wonder what hog. come to dresser; it was apart of his asset as
see about!" There was ii urine of un- a gentleman, and also a necessity for
eaislriess in his voice. not'0ll0 01 M3 hftedlng. An emllfYi "RV"
lessened by Bull Crlsu'old's lnterrupt- ing stomach he could endure, but not
mg query; . p fitting or seedy clothes. lie
...Ta]n.[ the new 9,95,49,11 of ,1)”. ‘(mid blow his last cent on the latest
road, Alf. is ii?" necktie or is new hat, and then starve
I,ay[9n had n spasm of 501-nglhing be. in peace until the next stroke of good
sides curiosity. He had suspected that luck came his way.
Clothes were to him what they must
omoiai, ana qulck mam,-,1 gurvgy of have been to Carlyle‘s'i old German pro-
mo umdngon of h[5 om;-,3 hag caused fessor in Sartor Resartus; W'ithout 9.
him an unpleasant Jolt; but the presl. decent suit to his name, he might have
.1gM..me .ne.- preside“; of mg mg been a totally dlffcrent person. He pos-
“unk linemthat mi, gun-.e(t-‘ing to make sessed that distinctive virtue, too. found
him gasp with emotion: so rarely even in 9 who like to be
"I believe 'tls, Bud," he squeaked. "I classihcd as good dressers, of wearing
ain't never seen him, but he looks like them so well that people turned to ad-
e and nod approvingly.
As he walked down the platform to-
And all within the radius of La)'ton'.s ward thegroup of natives, his was an
voice lapsed into gaping. wondering imposing hgure, strikingly tall, broad-
silence! o l and’ athletic, with. an af-
At the cilia; end of the station plat- fable smile on his lips and s kindly
for-iii, where hiid dismounted from twinkle in his blue eyes lie might
the train somewhat more unrerernonb easily pass in tharcomrnunlty as the
ously than was nis custom. llarrowby msllngulihfd President 0! the trans-
was passing through mental continental railroad or a a foreign
perturbation of his own that had l'loth- poientale. for that matter. “"“"’“hs
ing to do vrith.uie group of natives lncog. W the lnelfaceable marks of
staring at him across the way. lgli breeding all over him
lie was perhaps as much surprised at
fretting of! at “'hlte Cliffs as the na- group. probably because his suit be-
had no intention of leaving the Limited and he wished to know the Worst at the
reached his journey‘: end. beginning.
"Those Pullman steps-are altogether
little omcial in blue uniform and gold too high.“ he said "I nearly tripped
aka a note of that when
up in spirit what they I meet President-Sinclair again."
seem to lack in nvolrdupois and cubical - He watched the circle of faces closely
twenty-foot snowdrift, the second,
broken coupling bar hadptaused
contents-had shown less reason. or 8 to see the eflect.of his remark. If lhey"further embsrrassmen .
siirewder insight into human nature. had witnessed hlsjgnomlniaus depart-
tiian usiia. , ' ure from the train. they would greet
Ilarrowliy had beaten his way 1uc- his words with at least a derlsive grin.
cessfully. through many a tighter hx. The grinmliol the shadow of one-faile
ii it was the fact that he had failed to materialize, and Ilarrowby drew an
on this occasion that gave him a severe unconscious sigh a relief.
Jolt. It was ii mental rather than a .I‘ay[on"’gu];fed twice so gh;,1,.mg
physical Lllscomht that caused him to Adam-, ,pp1e pxayea up and down his
irowri savagely at the departing train long neck 'spasmo(llcally. “You sin’!
and feel A distinct inclination to shake ppeg1deng.Pyesm9ng
his fist nt‘ihe conductor and hurl sood- he atammered, much relieved in mind.
old English anzithemas after him. dent ' Sinclair?" llarrowby's
llarrowlu‘ was a gentleman by voice was slightly interrogative. In '3
instinct and breeding, though lite hurl flash he gragpgd the gltuallon and
environments where all laughed softly, .
whom he met could not be truthfully "No, my "lend," 4,9. "piled, Then
termed gentlemen. Such a little tiling with a smile more winning than the
as a bit of psstelioard-or rather the nrgi; "But you’re not the first one
absence of it--had caused all at his who's made the mistake ol mixing us.
troubles, and had brought surprise and “'2 do lookalike-very much-and we
wander into the benighted lives of the might almost pass 3, (wins, nob sin.
natives M White Cliff . , usgd go 91”. dgublgg (D.
llarrowby had argued, but the con- gg(hef when‘ at college,
ductor was lussy and irritated.
aughed softly at the pleasant
the final ultimatum had been delivered. him with eyes that held nothing but
“Pay your fare or get off." admiration. If he wasn't the president
llarrowbr had no intention of doing of the mad. he was an iniimaie friend
either: he foolishly underestimated the of ms, so intimate that they called each
viiri, I took you for him," Iaylon
doctor to put him off. confident that 2 finally managed to say. "The minute
fear 0! roughly lizindlirig wt-ll-dressed
By George Etlielhert Vlaish '
Ile singled Alf Layton out of tile,
Until A few minutes before he trayed his connection with the railroad,-
on i'i‘i-is Wm .cl.ila‘l+5ooi. .
inclined to add A middle)-name, ...-mil.
he did not possess, but the (ear of those . v
. Watching him caused him ‘,to stick to 5
‘ ‘ the plain truth. ' "
you stepped off the train. I says that's “A d 1,, . :- -',
the president, an‘ he's come ’to White mmetfi t‘t,ee5eseKf,(:pp’,:',’,',,egrlggggkesagh
Cm“ ‘0 P” 3 V“"- "W 3"” ‘he 3”‘ introducing the others "Alf Layton
‘p"”"e"dem 9' " vi sells tickets and‘ represents the
llarrowby shook his head negatively, muwad 3,, ‘Own. nud Griswom 0,". >
“"1 “‘l"'“P‘ed Wm‘ 50“ Chllc ' town clerk‘ Silas Warner‘ wno's’iived
1‘m notconnevled With the l‘all- in White Cliffs for-for-how long have .
road-that ls, olficialiy. I believe I do you lived here, Silas?" >
own 9. lot of its stock-took it when my ugomv on ‘Q sevemygsix year," piped
chum, Bob Sinclair, wils elected presi- up 3 ,Weak voice from a weazeued in‘
dent. Bob said it would be a good in- dwidual. I .
" ‘5- H W X‘ ‘ “Glad to’ meet you, ll Warner,"
“5 Wm "3 0 heartily exclaimed Ilarrowby. seizing .
h ‘ v :
had not witnessed his forceful eject- “Am, man ,‘:’,:g.s5,,“,‘e“d‘",go SfchV;g;’i'If;‘5;fd-
merit. from the train, he could afford to age is deservrng of an ,.espectv .
play his part without fear of immediate W h a Ward to the others ‘be shank
de‘"'”'“' He had “ever 399" Willi’ their hands in turn Then in a little
Cliffs before, and had not even a vague crisper voice added to G,.,mm: V
recollection of its existence on the map; “I mus, get up to the hotel if mu.“ -.
but that was not a particular draw- be so Rind as ,0 Show me ,,,e'wa;., .
back now that he had been so uncere- ilAny luggage, Mr, Harrowbym. '
. . d
the group standing f , .. . rem” '
respecmiiiy in front of him to the ,"’“"”‘g' Y"“ See"! '‘‘‘‘1“‘
c]“st" M h"’“;"h5eya $539 ":‘,i:a:3‘:3fhi‘t’: through. and then my old friend's Words r
came to’me-about White Cliffs being '> 7
while 3 little decided to am
need of paint. they proclaimed a certain conductor to stop the Limited, and here ‘V ,
f‘ilgl:"Y Isn ‘ b 10; dconstruction 3 Send my bagcmgz dawn . -
a coil no a over on e ’ V = ' ‘i
' I 1 I '
“A nice town you have here." he re- ,,'.;,.?,.g"“i“,.;, S‘-I-pposa us a lune 3 ‘
marked, waving a hand toward the “Yes: 50 n is‘ hut I guess we can
residences. Bob-President Slnclalr- make you comfortable until it comes.
often spoke to me about it. and said if mgm this way no“?
I was in,need of 8 good inveslmen , Harrowby suffered mmselt to be led ,
better look it over. Great resources away‘ to the disreputable hack. Waviuv
and 8 strateglcal situationyhe sa farewell to "32 ms, the grow‘; !
believe; , . Once inside the old Vehicle, he sat back “.
Yep. There alnt a more likely town gndr smiled mdulgemly. , , 5
between New York and San Francisco," - "Luck not so had an“. 31]” he re.
volunteered Bud Griswold, pstriotically. ii t d, " . ’ . ; .
"Now, wiilougny down the line ain't EC 5 Th“ ‘med “D “‘"‘d“"‘’'' m’ ’
the Junction terminal-no, sirree. enjoy a few nights of uiet rest. I'll o
Harrowbv smiled wlnnlnslv, upon the the limit on the free Ilflnch ticket." 3 l w
speaker ' 3 i c
"Wllioughy!" he said., "Oh, yes. I re- '
member. They got the Junction terrni- CHAPTER II. , .
nal-and you wanted it to come here." WHITE CLIFFS was a town or con-
“ ell. We dld Want lt."'ranawered siderable size and wealth. consid-
Bud, exercising his laws vigorously, erlng’ it had no particular excuse for 1
"but I ain't sure it would help us an)’ existence other than that its original 4’
now. It brought in a lot of rlfraif. and settlers had made. money in farming u ' '
town it used to be. before the boom days of the West’ and . ' N
INT! Bll'l'l gone back none, tnis tangible wealth had been bequeath-
"Your biblical reference is
apropos." chuckled Iiarrowby. '
Bud cleared his throat and looked considerable wealth inherited from past ' ,'
lllensedl the P981‘ 0! companions sturdy ancestors wns sufhcient to main-
nodded and envied him tho approval of taln< the olilfamilles in a state ‘of gen- ‘
the stranger. Ed Grlfnth, who (eel poverty. ' . -
R general merchandise store in Vvhite White Cliffs had been waiting for the r ‘
Cliffs. and operated in line of bucks. unexpected to happen, While om"
consliiting of two broken-down wagons towns‘had grown and expanded through "" .
and a team of spavlned horses, scented the magic touch of manu(3ctu,e it had
business, and broke in to relieve Bud of remained stationary. isolated from the
r 7 great industrial world around. Had the
"You Want to so to a hotel? I got a railroad made it a terminal junction. it -
hack Wtlltlng hen. -1'“ dl'lVe you ill! might have taken on A new lease of life
free or charge, seein’ I'm going by the And risen from the Ashes of its past de-
Cllff House." ‘ ' car. .
Iiarrowby assumed B dubious, hesi- But Wllloiighyi had drawn 1);, “yam
tilting air. ‘ prize. and nothing also very promising
"The Cliff House?" he inquired. “ls appeared on the horizon. There was
that the best hotel in town? You see, no water power in drive the wheels 01
Pm a stranger here, and will have to commerce; no mines of “cum” for
trust to your recommendation. I want cheap transportation of goods. once
the best-the very best. I may. have manufactured-nothing, in gang (hag
to stay here some time, and , could hold out special inducgmgntg go
"The Cliff liouse ain't got an equal capitnllsts. ' ..'..
in town," promptly replied Grimth. He he fade u‘, from we
owned A three-quarters interest in it, station to the Clii! House noted the
was not averse to drumming up general topography of the country and
trade for his own house "Between you the air of resigned indolence of its in-
and me nnn‘ that watering tank. habltantii, ‘They seemed go ha" aha“.
stranger " ‘ oned themselves to the inevitable. The
at - strung . Ilarrowby inter- town was doomed to gradual decay and
ruptecl politely, ' lit a friend. My name’: nothing short of a miracle could (:hC('if
Harrow-by-Elton Winton Ilarrowby," s downward slide,
The card he extended contained the “N . ..
full name, and below in one corner the Ilarrtgirbxylg mtiiusfad ”l'ii!l:msg1)irai?sd dgosairri
significant words. "capitalist and pro- at every pace of‘ the spavli-ied lzgirfe g ‘
molrr." g h , ,
Ed Griillth took the card and tiiumbed fnl iinltriqeie tdiegnti?;s?u:?o:ne%3::n::d2
it gingerly. The eyes of the others spacious plans, with g >
stored over his shoulder and took in extending from thg [0 d it 3,
"'5 "nay "'g”"ed “am” in 0"‘ qulck "035 Nazzzis that oftean “:33; aoi-ounil
glance. r I three sides of the mansion; There had
meEl:’e)l(i‘;u.nlr. llarrowby. Im pleased to been wealth and luxurious living in the
V " name’! Grlillth. Edward past: but the present owners were in .
He hesitated ii momcnt. half no financial condition to support such
somewhere in the anatomy of even this
fussy, self-Important litllo sutocrat.
But he had barked up the wrong tree.
heavy Limited with its Puilmans
in front of White Cliffs station.
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by ll smile that seldom
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asked, Jlngling in few loose coins in his
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