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RESULTS . Is Inclined HU TOJOREGAST Politicians in Two States Look Into the Future With Much Misgiving. AWAIT RETURN OF ROOSEVELT Situation In New York and Ohio Ap- parently Will Be Tangled Until Hla Return Conservation Issue In James River Dam Bill. Washington. Reinforced pressure la being brought to bear dally on Representative Nicholas Longworth, to secure his consent to be a candidate before the Republican state convention or governor of Ohio. He is still coy. Mr. Longworth, as the world knows, or ought to know, Is the of former President Theodore Roosevelt. The Ohio representative has told President Taft several times that he Is, and will continue to be as long as the present Taft endeavor is continued, a strong and sincere supporter of the administrations policies. There are some politicians in Washington who look on the declaration of the fealty of Mr. Longworth to the administration as being evidence In part that the Ohioan believes that his father-in-lawhen he comes back, likewise will declare fealty. Other politicians say that there is nothing to this, and that Nick" acts for himself in political and personal matters without regard to the advice or suggestion of his wife's distinguished fason-in-la- ther. If the representative should become the candidate of the Republicans for the governorship nomson-in-la- ination In Ohio, there are those who say emphatically that he will draw the Roosevelt Republicans to his banner, and also the other Republicans, for it Is averred that Mr. Longworth Is popular with all Buckeye Republito cans and that his klnship-ln-laColonel Roosevelt will have a great sentimental effect on some of the Republicans who seem to have withdrawn their support from President Taft, and who are apparently careless about the result in Ohio. Democratic Faith in Harmon. The Democrats say that Judson Harmon, present governor, and the man Who is to be their candidate for to that high office, can win against any candidate whom the Republicans choose to name. They say that Harmons record is excellent and that the state Republicans are split .fagt Ions, insurgents and regulars just as they are In other states, although the outward manifestation of party trouble has not been as marked In Ohio as It has been elsewhere. The bemocrats scout the truth of any statement to the effect that a mere relationship by marriage between Mr. Roosevelt will have any sentimental or other effect In deciding the election In Ohio next fall. ( In New York the governoshlp sltua-jtlo- n is extremely interesting. Colonel Roosevelt when he returns, Is expected to try to straighten out state affairs even though he takes no hand in Rational affairs, and says nothing pro or con upon the Taft administrations achievements. It seems possible that if the Roose-Ve- lt Influence prevails, and If the record which William Loeb, Jr., collector !of the port of New York, has made in a score of cases stands him in good stead, that he who once on a time was Mr. Roosevelts secretary will be the It Republican candidate for governor Inay be that the Democrats will nominate William J. Gaynor, mayor of New York city, for the governorship of the state provided Judge Gaynor says that he is willing to make the race. If the mayor runs for governor, and is elected and Mr. Harmon runs for governor in Ohio and is elected, It readily can be seen what prestige each will have as a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the presidency. Sees Roosevelt Opposing Taft. William Jennings Bryan has said, according to press reports, that he believes when Theodore Roosevelt returns to America he will be found In the ranks of the Insurgents, and that instead of standing in defense of the Taft administration the colonel will take the position of an adverse to object to some of his methods since he has been in office. It is likely Mr. Bryan does not believe that Senator Root, by his statement of the case of the administration, can entirely convince the colonel that Mr. Taft has been sincere and whole hearted in his endeavors to secure the furtherance of the Roosevelt policies. Tafts Friends Not Uneasy. There are in Washington friends of Mr. Taft, who also are friends of Mr. Roosevelt, who say that .Mr. Bryan is utterly mistaken and that when the colonel returns it will be found that he is still loyal to the man who succeeded him in the White House. Senator Root, as one has had occasion to write before, was depended upon by Mr. Roosevelt when be was president to give him advice from a strict conservative point of view. The colonel has implicit confidence In his secretary of state, the man who now is a senator from the state of New York. The friends of Mr. Root say that nothing has happened to change the colonels opinion of the senator, and that if any man can bring Mr. Roosevelt to the belief that Mr. Taft is absolutely sincere and is doing all that be can along the lines of progressive legislation, that man is Elihu Root Most recent political gossip is to the effect that when Colonel Roosevelt comes back he will enter the field against Chauncey M. Depew for United States senatorial honors in New York state. Republicans, insurgents and regulars alike, and the Democrats also, say that if Mr. Roosevelt should make up his mind to be a senator of the United States there would be no contest between him and Mr. Depew worthy of name. The feeling is that the colonel would sweep everything before him, as least as far as the Republicans are concerned, and that his only fear of defeat would come from Democratic victory in the state, a victory which would elect a Democratic legislature. James River Dam Bill. Will President Taft veto the James river dam bill? On the answer to this question intense interest is hanging. The conservationists of the country believe that President Taft will see his way clear to forbid the enactment into law of the bill, but the friends of the measure insist that the president, being judicial minded, will find that it is drawn in strict accordance with law, and that he cannot fail consistently to affix his signature. If the president makes up his mind to sign this bill when it comes before him, he will nullify one of the acts of Theodore Roosevelt which the friends of conservation say showed more conclusively than anything else the real heartfelt interest of the colonel of Rough Riders in measures to safeguard t5twa. ' critic. On four or live different happenings He Mr. Bryan bases his prediction. thinks that because the colonel has promised to speak at the conservation convention in the west, and because Of his enthusiastic and "delighted welcome to Gifford Pinchot, Mr. Roosevelt Is ripe for the fight in defense of all that the former chief forester stands for in the way of conservation, including his position of antagonism to Mr. Tafts secretry of the Interior, Richard A. Ballinger. Mr. Bryan touches, also, though lightly, It must be admitted, on the report that a stenographer who took some of Mr. Roosevelt's correspondence, has "leaked information to the effect that the strenuous one Intends to get into the field of progressive activities once more and to assail those acts of the present administration which he thinks denote tendencies to retreat ' from the position which the present president originally took. In Senator Roots private visit to Theodore Roosevelt, Mr. Bryan also aees signs which point to a fear on the part of Mr Taft that his predecessor the peoples heritage of natural re- sources. Issue Closely Drawn. This matter in the minds of many resolves itself into this; A sharp-drawissue, with conservation as its basis, betwedn the resoiirce-savin- g policies of Theodore Roosevelt and those of William H. Taft. It has been charged by some of the extreme conservationists that President Taft Is not wholly in sympathy with their movement. If he signs the James river dam bill they will say that the tact has been proved. On the other band, there are those who say that Mr. Roosevelt went to an extreme in vetoing the measure and that the grounds which he gave for his veto were outside of the field ot reason. This particular James river is in Missouri, and the purpose ot the bill is to permit certain specific persons to construct a dam across it in Stone county and to divert a portion of its waters through a channel into the river again to create electric power. The James river Is a navigable stream, at least it is so held to be in part, and for this reason Mr. Roosevelt felt that the federal government had oompiete jurisdiction, and the fact that congressional legislation is necessary for tha construction of the dam in a laigs measure proves the contention. The bill, which is a counterpart of the tetoed measure, legalizing the dam construction, again has been reported to the senate and it seems likely that it will pass. Why Rooseveit Vetoed It. In order that it may be understood just how sharp the issue will be made between Mr. Taft and Mr. Roosevelt, if the former signs the bill, it is worth while to quote trom the Roosevelt veto message: To give away, without conditions, this, one of the greatest of our resources, would be an act of folly. If we are guilty of it, our children will be forced to pay an annual return upon a capitalization based upon the highest prices which the traffic will bear.' They will find themselves' lace to face with powerful interests intrenched behind the doctrine of vested rights' and strengthened by every delensa which money can buy and the ingenuity of able corporation lawyers can devise." In Mr. Roosevelt's veto of the rneas ure he spoke of the great combinations formed to control water power for the development of electric currents. Ha sa. that an astonishiugconsolidationo! the interests has taken place within the last five years, and that while the movement is still in its infancy, unless it is controlled, the history of tha oL industry (meaning the Standard Oil operations), will be repeated in tha hydro-electri- c power industry, and that the results would be far more oppressive and disastrous for the people. It can be readily understood from the tone of Mr. Roosevelts veto why it is that the conservationists and also the friends of the James River dam bill are awaiting with extreme interest tha act'on of President Taft when this bill is brought to him for sanction or for veto. GEORGE CLINTON. Please, She Bald tient He was hard to handle, sometimes. I wasnt sure, you know, about the Jewels; I only said I thought they were at Greenfields. Then I undertook to find out from you, but he was restive, and without saying anything to me went down to Greenfields on his own hook just to have a look around, he said. And so , . . so the fat was in the fire. Dont talk any more, Bannerman, Maitland tried to soothe him. "YouTl You pull through this all right, and need never have gone to such lengths. If youd come to me The ghost of a sardonic smile flitted, Incongruously, across the dying mans waxen, cherubic features. Oh, hell," he Bald; you wouldnt understand. Perhaps you werent born with the right crook In your nature or the wrong one. Perhaps Its because you cant see the fun In playing the game. Its that that counts. He compressed his lips, and after a moment spoke again. You never did have the true sportsmans love of the game for its own sake. Youre like most of the rest of the crowd content with mighty cheap virtue, Dan. , . I don't know that I'd choose just this kind of a wind-up- , but Its been fun while It lasted. Good-by- , old man." He did not speak again, but lay with closed eyes. Five minutes later Maitland rose and unclasped the cold fingers from about his own. With a heavy sigh he turned away. At the door Hickey was awaiting him. "Yer lady, he said, as soon as they had drawn apart from the crowd Is waitin for yeh In the cab downstairs. She was gettin a bit high steerlcal 'nd I thought Id better get her away. . . . Oh, shes waitin all right! he added, alarmed by MaitBut Maitland had lands expression. left him abruptly; and now, as he ran down flight after echoing flight of marble stairs, there rested cold fear in his heart. In the room he had just quitted, a man whom he had called friend and looked upon with affection ate regard, had died a and unrepentant liar and thief. If now he were to find the girl an other time vanished if this had been Gently "Please Tell the Cabby to Take Me Home, but a ruse of hers finally to elude him Mr. Maitland. If all men were without honor, all women faithless If he had Indeed placed the love of his life, the only love that he had ever known, unworthily if she cared so little who had seemed to care much . , . touching the rim of his derby yeh, maam, f'r ifuttln in Hickey! demanded Maitland, suddenly, In a tone of smoldering wrath, what the what do you want? Yeh told me tuh call round yeh know. Whenll yeh be in?" I'll leave a note for you with OHagan. Is that all? somethin Yep that is, theres else . . . Well? Excuse me for mentionin it, bu I didnt know it aint generally known, yeh know, nd one uh th boys might ve heard me speak tuh yer lady by name 'nd might pass It on to & reporter. What I means this, hastily, as the Maitland temper showed dangerous Indications of going into active eruption : I spose yeh dont want me tuh mention t yehre married, jes' yet? Mrs. Maitland here, with a nod! to her, "didnt seem tuh take kindly tuh the notion of It's bein known Hickey! Ah, excuse me! DoDrive on, ' cabby instantly! you hear? Hickey backed suddenly away and the cab sprang into motion; while Maitland with a face of fire sat back and raged and wondered. Across Broadway toward Fourth avenue dashed the hansom; and from the curb-linHickey watched It with a humorous light In his dull eyes. Indeed, the detective seemed in extraordinary conceit with himself. He chewed with unaccustomed emotion scratched upon his cold cigar, his cheek, and chuckled; and, chuckling, pulled his hat well down, over brows, thrust both hands into his trousers pockets, and shambled back to the St. Luke building his heavy body vibrating amazingly with his secret mirth. , And so, shuffling sluggishly, he merges into the shadows. Into the mob that surges about the building, and passes from these pages. too, CHAPTER XVII. Confessional. I. Hut the cab was there; and within It the girl was waiting for him. PICTURES zouijcjojEPH Vance, n COPY ft MSHT 190? SYNOPSIS. What the Bannerman? Who? do you mean? deuce Mad Dan Maitland, on reaching his Hes the feller I plugged In the New York bachelor club, met an attractive young woman at the door. Janitor elevator, thats all. Put a hole through him no one had been O'Hagan assured his lungs. They took him Into an ofwithin that day. Dan discovered a woman's finger prints in dust on his desk, fice on the twenty-firs- t floor, right along with a letter from his attorney. Maitland dined with Bannerman, his atoppsite the shaft. torney. Dan set out for Greenfields, to But what In Heaven's name has get his family jewels. Maitland, on reaching home, surprised lady in gray, he to do with this ghastly mess? cracking the safe containing his gems. Hickey turned a shrewd eye upon She. apparently, took him for a I guess he can tell yeh Maitland. crook, Daniel Anisty. Maitland opened his safe, took bettern me. therefrom the jewels, and gave them to With a smothered exclamation, her, first forming a partnership in crime. The real Dan Anisty, sought by police of Maitland hurried away, still incredu the world, appeared. Maitland overcame lous and Impressed with a belief, firm him. He and the girl went to New York In her auto. He had the jewels. She er with every minute, that the wound was to meet him that day. A Mr. ed man had been wrongly Identified. Snaith introduced himself as a detecHe found him as Hickey had said tive. To shield the girl in gray, Maitland, about to show him the jewels, supposedly he would, sobbing out his life, supine lost, was felled by a blow from Snaiths cane. The latter proved to be Anisty upon the couch of an office which the himself and lie secured the gems. Anisty, janitor had opened to afford him a who was Maitlands double, masqueraded as the latter. The criminal kept Maiplace to die in. Maitland had to force tlands engagement with the girl in gray. a way through a crowded doorway, He gave her the gems. The girl In gray was hold visited Maitland's apartments during his where the absence and returned gems. Maitland, forth In aggrieved incoherence on ing without cash, called up his home and the cruel treatment he had suffered at heard a woman's voice expostulating. A Anisty, disguised as Maitland, tried to the hands of the wring from her the location of the gems. A crash, was heard at the front door. phrase came to Maitland's ears as he Maitland overwhelmed the crook, allowshouldered through the group. ing him to escape to shield the young . grabbed me an trun me woman. The girl in gray made her escape, jumping into a cab. An Instant outer the cage, Inter the hall, an' then later, by working a ruse, Anisty was at the shootin begins, an I jumps downher side. He took her to Attorney oitiee. There, by torture, tie stairs t' the sixteent floor. . . tried in vain to wring from her the locaBannerman opened dull eyes as tion of the gems. He left her a moment and she 'phoned O'llagan, only getting in Maitland entered, and smiled faintly. the words: Tell Mr. Maitland under the Ah-h- , he Maitland," gasped; brass bowl, the hiding place In the latter's rooms, when Anisty heard her "thought youd . . . come. words. Itiuiiu rinan also was revealed as Racked with sorrow, nothing guessa crook. He and Anisty set out to secure the gems and leave town. The girl wns ing of the career that had brought the still imprisoned. Maitland finding the girl searched Ids rooms and unearthed lawyer to this pass, Maitland slipped the jewels under the brass bowl. He Into a chair by the head of the couch ies!v s tiafi 'n a big office buildand closed his hand over Bannermans ing, where the crook was killed. Matt-- I t and girl in giay confessed love for chubly. Icy fingers. each other. he said, Poor, poor old chap! CHAPTER XVI. Continued. How in Heaven brokenly. "I dunno. But at Bannermans look the words Hickey licked his lips, watching with a somber eye the prep- died on his lips. The lawyer moved arations being made for the removal restlessly. Don't pity me, he said of Anistys body. Id ve give a farm In a low tone. "This is what I might If I could ve caught that sen of a gun have . . . expected, I suppose . . . alive; he added at apparent tandom, man of Anistys stamp . . . desand vindictively. "All right. Yeh be perate character . i . It's all right, responsible for th lady, If shes want- Dan, my just due. . . I don't understand, of course, ed, will yeli? falPositively. tered Maitland. I gottuh have her name nd addBannerman lay still a moment, then ress. I know you dont. Thats continued; Is that essential? why I sent for you. . . . 'Member "Sure. Gottuh protect myself n that night at the Primordial? When case anythin', turns up. Yeh oughttuh the deuce was It? I . . . cant to know that." think straight long at a time. . . . 1 dont want it to come out, Mait- That night I dined with you and land hesitated, trying to Invent a touched you up about the jewels? We had a bully salad, you know, and I plausible lie. Well, any one can see how you feel spoke about the Graeme affair. . . . about It." "Yes, yes. Maitland drew a long breath and Well . . . I've been up to that It's Mrs. Mait- game for years. Id find out where the anticipated rashly. land," he told the man with a tremor. plunder was, and . . . Anisty al"Uh-huh- . I used Hickey nodded, unimpressed. ways divided square. I knowed that all along, Of course you he to advise him. replied. But seein as yeh didn't want wont understand you've never wantit talked about . , And, appar- ed for a dollar in your life. . , . Maitland said nothing. But his hand ently heedless of Maitlands startled md suspicious stare; If yehre goin remained upon the dying mans. .o see yer fren, yeh better get "This would never have happened a if , . . Anisty hadnt been imua- viggle on. He wont last long. well-kno- d, night-watchma- n . r-- ne . ... ... The driver, after taking up his fare, had at her direction drawn over to the further curb, out of the fringe of the rabble which besieged the St Luke building in constantly growing numbers, and through which Maitland too impatient to think of leaving by the basement exit, had elbowed and fought ills way In an' agony of appro henslori that brooked-nhindrance, ' heeded no difficulty. He dashed round the corner, stopped short with a sinking heart, then as the cabbys signaling whip across the street caught his eye, fairly hurled himself to the other curb, pausing at the wheel, breathless, lifted out of himself with joy to find her faithful In this ultimate Instance. She was recovering, whose high spirit and recuperative powers were to him then and always remained a marvelous thing; and she was bending forth from the body of The hansom to welcome him with a smile that In a twinkling made radiant the world to him who stood In a gloomy side street York at three o'clock of New of a summers morning a good hour and a half before the dawn. For up there in the tower of the he had as much as told her of his love; and she had wailed; and now and now he had been blind Indeed had he failed to read the promise in her eyes. Weary she was and spent and overwrought; but there is no tonic. In all the world like the consciousness that where one has placed one's love, there love has burgeoned In response. And despite all that she had suffered and endured, the happiness that ran like soft fire In her veins, wrapping her being with its beneficent rapture, had deepened the color In her cheeks and heightened the glamour In her eyes. And he stood and stared, knowing that In all time tq no man had ever woman seemed more lovely than this girl to him; a knowledge that robbed bis mind of all other thought and his tongue of words, so that to her fell the task of rousing him. she said gently please "Please, tell the cabby to take me home, Mr. Maitland. He came to and In confusion stamAnd he Yes, he would. mered; climbed up on the step with no other thought than to seat himself at her But side and drive away forever. this time the cabby brought him to his senses, forcing him to remember that some measure of coherence was demanded even of a man In love. Where to, sir? Eh, what? Oh!" And bending to the girl: Home, you said? She told him the address a number on Park avenue, above Thirty-fourtHe street, below Forty-seconrepeated It mechanically, unaware that it would remain stamped forever on his memory, Indelibly the first personal detail that she had granted him; the first barrier down. He sat down. The cab began to A face apmove, and halted again. peared at the apron Hickeys, red and moon like and not lacking in com placency; for the man counted on profiting variously by this nights work. Excuse me, Mr. Maitland, nd sky-scrap- - e II. In the clattering hansom, steadying herself with a hand against the window-frame, to keep from being thrown against the speechless man beside her, the girl waited. And since Maitland in confusion at the moment found no words, from this eloquent silence she drew an inference unjustified, such as lovers are prone to draw, the world over, one that lent a pathetic color to her thoughts, and chilled a little her mood. She had been too sure. But better to have it over with at once, rather than permit it to remain forever a wall of constraint between them. He must not be permitted to think that she would dream of taking him upon his generous word. , It was very kind of you, she said to pretend In a steady small voice, that we what you did pretend, In order to save me from being held as a witness. At least, I presume that is with a note of unwhy you did It? ' . certainty. It Is unnecessary that you should be drawn Into the affair, he replied, with Some resumption of his ft isnt as If you were A thief? she supplied, as he hesitated. "A thief, he assented, gravely. But I I am, with a break in her voice. But you are not, he asserted almost fiercely. And, Dear, he said, boldly, dont you suppose I know? what do you know? That you brought back the jewels, for one minor thing. I found them almost as Boon as you had left. And then I knew knew that you cared enough to get them from this fellow Anisty and bring them back to me, knew that I cared enough to search the world from end to end until 1 found you, that you might wear them if you would. But she had drawn away, had averted her face; and he might not see it; and she shivered slightly, star ing out of the window at the passing lights. He saw, and perforce paused. she You you dont understand," You give me told him In a rush. credll beyond my due. I didnt break In order Into your flat again, return the jewels at least, not for that alone. But you did bring back the jewels?' She nodded. Then doesnt that prove what I. claim, prove that youve cleared your , self? No, she told him, firmly, with the firmness of despair; it does not. Because I did not come for that only. I came with another purpose to steal, as well as to make restitution. And 1 I stole." There was a moments silence, on I dont know his part Incredulous. what you mean. .. What did you steal? It? Where-i- s I have lost It Was It In your hand-bagYou found that? , . ? (TO BE CONTINUED.) Rather Discouraging. Uncle Toms Cabin at the opery house?" said the., sheriff of Bacon Ridge. N Why, that blamed show was here a month ago. That so?" responded the. advance ,, agent in the blue vest. chased and the dogs Yes, stranger, Liza. "They always do that, sir. Then the dog catchers chased the You want to present dogs. Ah, that was an added feature. And old Mrs. Wlggs chased Little Eva for winking at her husband as he sat in the front row. Rather startling, I assure you. And old Bill Jones, who runs the Eagle house, chased Uncle Tom for a board bill." Great Brutus! And then the boys got together and chased the whole blamed show out of town. Better present some other show, mister.