fsERIAL^ l[l >1 STANTON n WINS n By Chaser M. lafraa , Author of "The Gams and the Candle." "Tlm Flying Mercury." ate. I f AbdnMan in m . ■ Tfc ■ i Hfc ■ i ■ ■ a rrcecric l Miißv|l Cup/right UU, Tfca Bubbs-MerrillOmpeay -t SYNOPSIS. At the beginning of great automobile race the mechanician or the Mercury. Stanton's machine, drops dead. Strange youth. Jeaae FUfrd. volunteers, and Is ac cepted. In the rest during the twenty four hour race Btanton meets a stranger, Mlsa Carlisle, who introducea herself. The Mercury wins race. Btanton receives flowers from Mlaa Carlisle, which he Ig norea, Btanton meets Mlas Carlisle on a train. They alight to take walk, and train leavea. Stanton and Mlas Carlisle follow ID auto. Accident by which Btan ton la hurt la mr«terloua. Floyd, at lunch with Stanton, tella of hla boyhood. Btan ton again meets Miss Carlisle and they dine together. Btanton comes ,ti> track ■lck, but makea race. They have, acci dent. Floyd hurt, but not aerlously. At' dinner Floyd tella Btanton of hla twin •later. Jessica. Stanton becomea very ill and loses consciousness. CHAPTER VII. The Girl Like Floyd. Stanton awoke.slowly, with a con sciousness of physical well-being and singular restfulneas. The shades of his room were lowered, but the dae zling sunshine streamed in around edges and through cracks, glittering over a near-by table covered with yel low telegrams, cards, newspapers, ho tel memoranda of telephone calls re ceived —all the familiar evidences of the morning after a race. And in the midst of the litter stood an ice-water pitcher containing a mass of pale yellow roses. Stanton frowned and looked about him for a bell.. Some one rose from a corner and approached the bed. "Better, sir?" queried a businesslike voice; a distinctly medical young man In glasses ga&ed down at him. The full situation came clearly to Btanton. "All right," he gave brief asurance. "What time la It?" i," . T The youi|g man consulted a watch. "Thirty-eight minutes past twelve. You have slept about eighteen hours, mm I figure it. I told Mr. Floyd thst was all you needed; you were knocked out by that attack of illness, followed by a day's work that was enough to exhaust a horse. I saw you race, yes terday." \ f "Where is "He stayerf here until midnight, un til you had been sleeping like a baby for five hours. He was nearly all in, himself, but be wouldn't leave until he was sure you were all right. One of the nicest fellows I ever met. He made me promise to stay with you. I," with an expansive smile, "I have got more time than patients, as yet. Here, all this junk came for you, on tbe table. I have answered seventeen telephone calls and sent off twelve posies in the water-Jug. All right?" "All right, and much obliged," Stan ton affirmed, beguiled into smiling, while he glanced casually at the table. "There isn't any one I am In a hurry to see or hear from. I think I will get up; It's breakfast time." "I think so. Considering It if your first meal for thirty-six hours, 111 or 4er for you. Although I fancy you oould digest a rubber tire; you look It. Oh, Mr. Floyd left £ Bote." Stanton rose to his elbow. "Where is It*' demanded the man who cared to hear from no one. It waa a abort note on the hotel sta tionery, written in a wide-open, leg ible band that somehow recalled Floyd'a direct gray eyea. "Dear Stanton: The doctor aaya you aiw only tired; and I have got to be In New York by morning. I would not leave you If I could do aa I waot «d. I hope you wtll believe that "Cordially, "JESSE tLOTD." The letter might'have been written t»7 a girl, (or Ita reticence and lack of tbe personal element, but Stanton wai well content. It rang right. He felt vigorously alive and amazingly hun gry. Whll» was breakfasting, or lunch las, and reading the heap of corre spondence—which commenced with a congratulatory telegram from the Mer •cary Company and concluded with a request for his photograph to be used aa a speedometer advertisement — Stanton decided upon his course. He would obtain Floyd's address from Mr. Green, and pay a visit of'acknowl -•dgment to bis Impromptu nurse, wpon reaching New York. That much was required by ordinary courtesy, at least. "Got any enemies V Inquired the •doctor when taking leave. "Are you asking for a list of my acquaintances V Stanton Ironically re sponded. * \ ! "Well, I don't want to play detec tive. but that was a funny kind of In digestion 70U had, according to Mr. Floyd's account. Some of the other >rac«rs might have wanted to keep yon oat of the way." "No! Do yon think yon are talking •of horse-traders T - Onoe for all, there is nothing Ilka that done." yWMtk waa very true. Bat after the subdued medical mib had dtptntl, the Jug of yellow rosea caught Stan ton's eye. A card was dangling from the stems, a card, blank this time, ex cept for a penciled legend: (too glad you were able to race, but ao sorry you lost to the Atalanta." There* was no Ifeed of signature. Stanton very tore the card into illegible fragments, dragged out the flowers to fling them into tbe arid fireplace, and rang the bell. "Bring fresh ice-water," he bade the bell-boy who appeared. "And a time-table for New York." However, he did not leave Lowell that day, detained by Mr. Green with a acore of appointment! and arrange ments. Nor was it until two days later that he found himself free to the address in upper New York whldh he had Wrested from the reluctant assist ant manager. ' -j "Floyd asked me not to give it to people," Mr. Green had proteated. "Did he aak you not to give it to me?" "No. but— M "Very good; I am not people." "Don't you see him enough at race times, Stanton? I'm syre he la the best man we have had," fretted his manager. Stanton was recalling that Interview as he went up the stairs of tbe quiet apartment house indicated. After all, it was true that Floyd might ,havp volunteered hia address, himself, if he had wished it known. Perhaps he did not want to see his driver unoffi cially. A sense of unwelcomeness op pressed StSnlon, but he kept on his way. He had never swerved from a course because of the opinions of others; he did not think of turning back now. Some on« was singing, as be reached th« fourth floor; singing In a smooth, honey-rich, honey-golden contralto. Warned of his approach by the bell pushed below, the door of the apart ment was opened, so that the melody came flooding his hearing with Its haunting familiarity. A little old Irishwoman In black silk was peering up at the tall visitor on the threshold. "Mr. Floyd?" he inquired. "My name is Stanton." The old servant drew back, smiling Invitation, and pushed aside a cur tain. And Stanton saw Jessica Floyd rise from her seat at the piano, tak ing a step to meet him. She was so like Floyd that he could have cried out In wonder, yet was most purely and softly feminine. She seemed taller, In her clinging pale blue gown, and even more slender, but Floyd's silver-gray eyes looked out from her long lashes, Floyd's bronze curls clustered around her wide brows, under the braids wound about head, and her smile was a mors ' C\ ' V . * I ? I FT * ■ i n the Was so Like Floyd He Could Havs Cried Out In Hla Wonder. tipild reflection of the Incarnate sua ahlne of hit. "I am sorry Jes Is not at home," she said, holding out her hand with a nat ural grace of hospitality that rose above her nervous shyness. "I am Jessica Floyd, Mr. Stanton, bis sis ter." She was afraid of him. The tod ob vious fact struck deep into Stanton, as he felt her fingers flutter In his clasp. So this was the reputation he had earned for himself? "Perhaps I should not have come," he apologized quite humbly. "I Floyd gave me no warrant for It. But be was very good to me, when I was sick la Lowell, and I wanted to thank him." She looked at him fully, then, and again be could have cried out at the wonder of so meeting Floyd's straight candor of regard. "Why should you not come? Jes has not so many friends that tbey are not welcome la his home. Otly, If he had known of your coming, be would have been here." She moved to a chair. Inviting him by a gesture to dTlikewise, and took up a half-embroidered silk a^rf. *Me was called out of tcnro* added. after waiting for her silent guest to ap«ak. "He will be sorry to hare mlaaed you. From Mr. Green bit learned that you had Quite recovered, after he left you." "And he? I hurt his arm." She glanced up aatonlshed. "Yoghurt his arm ?*. "I was driving thfc' car," Stanton assumed grim reaponalbility. This tin* she adorable dimples startiaf into view in hfr cheeks of globing rose-and-amber velvet; not the complexion of a blond# beauty, nor of a brunette, 4ut son* happy intermediate tint that preauf posed flawless health and much sun light. Stanton had never observed any dimples his mechanician. "I am oertkln Jes never thought (if that standpoint. He said a. turn a tire Were to blame. Bht his arm is almost well." , •* She spoke so lightly, with so much of Floyd's own nonchalant accept ance of Incidental mishaps, that Stan ton was surprised into indiscretion. "You do not worry about him?", be questioned. "You not nervous about his racing, and'racing with me?" Her lashes fell, her face grew aerl- OUB. "If anything happens to Jes, I will die too," Bhe slowly answered. "We are—twins. No, I do not worry. Be sides, I grew up used to seeing Jes in danger; h« told you of his life with father?" "Yes." "Well, be never had time to be afraid, or Ito be afraid for him. You can not be afraid of thing* you have been doing or seeing don* ever since you could understand at ail. As or dinary babies are taken out in car riages, Jes was take* out in fast motor-cam. My fathe* «?ould not bear him out of hll sight; when Jea was In kilts, he was taken to the factory each day to amuse himself among the workmen and machines." Profoundly interested, be studied her. "And you, Miss Floyd? What did you do?" "I?" she turned aside her head, her full, firm young mouth slightly com pressed. "When I was fourteen. 1 said to my father, one morning, 'Dad dy, what is to become of JessicaT Jes Is learning all he needs to be a man; how is Jes's Bister to learn to be a woman?' And he answered me frankly, 'Jessica, I do not know. You have no kinswomen, and I could not endure a stranger In your mother's house. You will have to let Job bs wise for both, except fof your nurse's woman-teaching.' So I—did. Jes is Jes and Jessica for both. You are tbe first visitor who ever followed him here, and the first 1 ever received in New York. We are like no one else In tbe world, I believe." * "You are never lonely?" hq wow dered. Her anawer he never quite forgot; long afterward its quiet pathos would come back to him. "Often," sh« said, and picked up the embroidery. Stanton was not always gentle, bat be bad tact enough when he chose to exert It. With a natural change of tone he movefl away from personali ties, speaking of the race and the race pictures in the pile of newspaperi near her. And she responded with charming readiness and understand in*. - . •> "Will your brother be home to night?" Stanton Inquired, when h» rose to go, at the fend of a half hour "No," she regretted, a trifle huz riedly. He hesitated, in the grasp of an lm pulse strange to himself. (TO BE CONTINUED.) Never build a spite fence. It doesnl deaden the sound of your neighbor*! piano in tbe slightest tog— NEWS OF NORTH CAROLINA Short Paragraphs of State News That Haa Baen Condensed. For Busy People of State. Klaston—A three-year-aid son of Mr. H. C. Ipcock, a farmer who lives near Cover City, was attacked by an infuri ated hog when he stumbled and fell Into her litter of pigs and was fright fully Injured. V ' ¥ t. Washington.—Stanley Moore, a res ldent pf Chocowlnity, was attacked by a Jersey bull and badly Ihjured. Mr. Moore is 66 years of age. The animal rushed upon the aged Tar me r, throw him down and gored him badly. Belhaven.—There was a meeting at the city hall to consider the selection of a postmaster for Belhaven, N. C., by primary election and to point out defects in the election which was held for this purpose, May 8. Morganton—The six-year-old daugh ter of Robert Lefvre was shot and killed by Cart Williams, a nine-year old boy at Drekel, five miles from here recently. No motive is assigned for the deed. Italelgh. United States Marshall Claudius Docker.v went to New Bern recently for the purpose of taking charge of forty-three barrels of wliis key stored in the federal building otf the city. Awhevllle. —Governor Locke Craig, who has been an AsJievllle visitor for the past several days, announced that he had appointed Walter D. Slier, ol Slier City, solicitor for the district re cently created by the legislature com prising the counties of Harnett, John ston, Wayne, Chatham and Lee. High Point —The agitation for Ju»l freight rates continues to hold a con siderable interest in High Point, and the sentiment of the thinking men is that there can bo but little results from the continued conferences and efforts at adjustments, and that the real remedy must be in some dras tic action. Con card, —Becau»o J'he re-»lectlom of Mr. J. L. Miller as chief of the fire department by the board of aldermen was unconstitutional, the memberj of the fire department have elected a chief and other officers. The city charter says that the fire Chief shall be elected by the members of the de partment. Washington.—Messrs. Davis & Da vis, Washington patent attorneys, re port the grant to citizens of North Car oling of the following patents: Alonzc C. Campbejl, Ashevlile, coal washer and ore concentrator; W. H. Chlldrey, Ha wßlver, web take-up device for knitting machines; W. P. Clayton* Arden, bottle-stopper remover, Statesvllle.—All save one of the townships affected by the Statesvllle Air Line Railroad were represented at the annual meeting of the stock holders of the railroad company held In the StatesviHe Commercial CluJfc rooms and all those present were muoh gratified with the progress ol the road as told In the reports of the officers. Monroe.—At a meeting of the board of aldermen the private sewer Bys tern heretofore owned by Mr. J. T Shute was purchased tor the sum ol >3,400. The city Is now nearing the completion of the $38,000 system an thorized a year ago. and the two taken together will thoroughly cover the city and places Monroe In line with progressive cities. Elizabeth City.—By the re-election of Superintendent Sheep the new city Bohool board has settled a question which has claimed the Interest of the entire community for many weeks The last municipal campaign was con ducted along the lines of school re form and opposition to the old super intendent made an attempt, to oust him. Maxton. —George McNair, the young negro who was struck on the head with a water pipe toy Jo4in Monroe died as the results of his wounds. The ftght occurred about ten miles in the oountry and particulars are wanting Prom what the officers can gather, I* was a woman's starting, the trouble growing out of the Jealousy of the man. Raleigh.—City Attorney John Hins dale 1b to proceed Immediately against the maiorodous hog pen. Their name Is' myriad. The city Is full of them. They have a right to exist In. segre sated quarters If they are far enough from the premises of other people to make life reasonably safe. Elizabeth Clty.-»—lt has been an* nounced here that there will not pe any July term of Superior court foi Pasquotank county held this year. It Is reported from Raleigh that the at torney general rules that there Is no law which authorizes tfie term oi court. Washington.—The booklets, telling of the advantages of Washington and Beaufort county, wlilch were printed by the chamber of commerce, are be lng prepared for distribution. There are a number of Illustrations and views of Washington and thfe county. Atlantic Hotel, Morehead City.—lt was a great disappointment to the North Carolina Medical Society that Oovernor Craig could not be present to All his place on the program. Aft'er electing Dr. J. M. Parrott, of Kington, president and choosing other officers the work of the convention was finish ed. . PRESIDENT WILSON SENDS MESSAGE 1 TO CONGRESS DN CURRENCY REFORM * PRESIDENT URGES IMMEDIATE ACTION BY CONGREBSS ON CUJV RENCY REFORM—THE MESSAGE ONE OF THE BHORTEST tN HISTORY OF THE COUNTRY. * * -v I f} « NEEDS OF COUNTRY'S BUSINESS ARE POINTED OUT i /ja * Pertinent Reasons Why Measures Advocated by President Wilson Are En> •} it plained in the Message—-An Able Document Which is of Great Interest to the Country. Mr. Speaker, President, Gentle men of the Congress: It Is under the compulsion of what seems to me a clear and imperative duty that I have a second time this session sought the privilege of address ing you in person. I know, of course, that the heated season of the year is upon us that work In these cham bers and in the committee rooms is likely to become a burden as the sea son lengthens, and that every consid eration of personal convenience and personal comfort, perhaps, In the cases of some of us, considerations of personaTTiealtir even, dictate an early conclusion of the deliberations of the session; but there are occa sions of public duty when these things which touch us privately seem very small; when the work to be done Is so pressing and so fraught with big consequence that we know that we are not at liberty to weigh against it any point of personal sacrifice. We are now in the presence of such an occasion. It Is absolutely Imperative that we should give the business men of this country a banking and currency system by means of which they can make use of the freedom of enterprise and of individual initiative which we are about to bestow upon them. We are about to set them free; we must not leave them without the tools of action When they are free. We are about to set them free by remov ing the trammels of the protective tar iff, Ever since the Civil war tlipy have waited for this emancipation and for the free opportunities It will bring with It. It has been reserved for us to give It to them. Some fell in love, indeed, with the slothful -security of their dependence upon the govern ment; some took advantage of the shelter of the nursery to set up a mimic mastery of their own within its walls. Now both the tonic and the discipline of liberty and maturity are to ensue. There will be some re-ad justments of purpose and point of view. There will follow a period of expansion and new enterprise, freshly conceived. It Is for us to determine now whether it shall be rapid and facile and of easy accomplishment. This it cannot he unless the resource ful business men who are to deal with the new circumstances are to have at hand and ready for use the instrumentalities and conveniences of free enterprise which independent men need when acting on their own initiative. It is not enough to strike the shackles from business. The duty of statesmanship Is not negative mere ly. It Is constructive also. We must Bhow that we understand what busi ness needs now, and will need In creasingly as It gains In scope and vigor in the years immediately ahead of us. Is the proper means by which readily to vitalize its credit, corporate and individual, and Its originative brains. What will It profit us to be free if we are not to have the best and most accessible instrumentalities of commerce and enterprise? What will It profit us to be quit of one kind of monopoly if we are to remain in the grip of another and more effective kind? How are we to gain and keep the confidence of the business com munity unless we show that we know how both to aid and to protect It ? What shall we say If we make fresh enterprise necessary and also make It very difficult by leaving all else except tike tariff just as we found it? The tyrannies of business, big and little, lie within the field of credit. We know that. Shall we not act upon the knowledge? Do we not know how to act upon it? If a man cannot make his assets available at pleasure, his assets of capacity and character and resource, what satisfaction Is it to him to see opportunity beckoning to him on every hand, when others have the keys of credit in their pockets and treat them as all but their own pri vate possession? It Is perfectly clear that It Is our duty to supply the new banking and currency system the coun try needs, and that it will Immediately need more than ever. The only question Is, When shall we supply It —now, or later, after the demands shall have become reproach es that we were so dull and so slow? Shall we hasten to change the tariff laws and then be laggards about mak ing It possible and easy for the coun- , MHiedgevllie.—The farming force of the state sanitarium is now engaged in threshing the large crop of grain produced at the institution this sea son under the direction of G. W. Hoi linshead, farm steward. The acreage planted was a large one, and the yield generous. Altogether the authorities expect to thresh out several thousand bushels. The force is now engaged in plowing in peas on the land upon which the oat crop was grown, and the , thorough, systematic manner in which this Is being; done guarantees a splendid crop of peas as well. try to take advantage of the change? There can be only one answer to that question. We must act now, at what ever sacrifice to ourselves. It is a duty which the circumstances forbid us to postpone. I should be recreant to my deepest convictions ot public obliga tion did I not press it upon you with solemn and urgent Insistence. The principles upon which we should act are also clear. The coun try has sought and seen Its path In this matter within the last few years— sees It more clearly now than it ever saw It before—much more clearly than when the last legislative propos als on the subject were made. We must have a currency, not rigid as now, but readily, elastically responsive to sound credit, the expanding and contracting credits of every day trans actions, the normal ebb and flow of personal and corporate dealings. Our banking laws must mobilize reserves* must not permit the concentration any where in a few hands of the monetary resources of the country or their use for speculative purposes In such vol ume as to hinder or impede or stand in the way of other more legitimate, more fruitful uses. And the control of the system of banking, not pri vate, must be vested in the govern ment itself, so that the banks may be the Instruments, not the masters, of business and of individual enter prise and initiative. The committees of the congress to which legislation of this character is referred have devoted careful and dis passionate study to the means of ac complishing these objects. They have honored me by consulting me. They are ready to suggest action. I have come to you, as the head of the govern ment and the responsible leader of the party In power, to urge action now, while there is time to serve the coun try deliberately and as we should, in a clear air of common counsel. I appeal to yon with a deep conviction of duty. I believe that you share this conviction. I therefore appeal to you with confidence. I am at your serv ice without reserve .to play my part In any way you may call upon me to play it In this great enterprise of exigent reform which It will dignify and distinguish us to perform and dis credit us to neglect. Criffln. — Through the continued ef forts of A. W. McKeand, secretary of the southern commercial secretaries' association, there has been perfected in Griffin a board of trade, which be gins its career with a membership of one hundred and twenty-five, and with funds in hand amounting to over $4,000. Savannah. —In an effort to escape a detective, Morris Kramer, a young Austrian, was nearly suffocated in a closet In a West Broad street store. Kramer Is wanted in New York for the abandonment of his wife and sev eral children. He has been In Savan nah several weeks as a clerk in a clothing store, and, according to the police, was planning to marry a Sa vannah woman. Savannah.—At a police court hear ing Frank Rivers, the negro chauffeur who ran over and killed Miss Mary Moore on Thursday, was held blame less by Recorder Schwartz. The oc cupants of the car, MIBS Ruth Ely and her visiting guest, Miss Catherine Crampton of Mobile; Miss Virginia Wright of Wilmington, N. C„ and MIBS Perkins of Savannah, appeared in court to testify for the negro, who was driving them. Athens. Commissioner-elect Jim Price of the agricultural department of the state, stated in reference to the generally circulated report that he might appoint Dan G. Hughes, son of Congressman Dudley Hughes, as assistant commissioner, that he had not made an appointment' nor promis ed an appointment to anybody or for anybody. Jerry,—A deed was filed In the clerk's office superior court, and re corded, in which the consideration set out In the deed was one paix of Berskhire pigs, and the property con veyed being one acre of land near Wellston, Ga., in which is a small dwelling house. The deed was ex ecuted by C. H, Hardison to Thomas W. Murray of Wellston, a breeder of registered Berkshire hogs. - ' Augusta. The business houses closing, there were probably 3,000 people gathered on Barrett plaza when the heroic bronze statue of the late Senator Patrick Walsh, mounted on a mammoth marble pedestal, was presented to the city and accepted by Mayor u C. Hayne from the Walsh Memorial association. The addresses of the occasion by Hon. Clark HoweU of Atlanta, and Hon. Pleasant A. Sto vail of Savannah, both of whom knew Mr. Walsh intimately, were sym pathetic and held the rapt attention of the big crowd. WT

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