V t: f * PRIL 17, 1913. *&£*i43l,i BLACK RIVER PPMPCRAT •?'&.< Wf AWTH01NR -OF . 1\.. '. i-: • ;»-'> l -m^ '• Wy • ; f WL Novelized Froin James Bernard Pagan's Gfpa* Plajr of the Same Name by . Albert Piyson >> Tcr- luine • t 1.4 ^ i 'Wl •\f r >v. '.K #3 * :ii ^ .'Mi ' Jt 'I I 4 ->• /^—*t« k^H W **** * CHAPTER VII. The Mob. AWTHORNE was thoroughly aroused to the situation by this time; He knew fuH,.weII that to ran. avfay would Ineralj be playing into the minds of the .prince. He knew, too, that If he had. any good cards to play be would havfe to play them fast. The king's advisers were persistent in tbelf urg- ing that be depart from the palace and turn It oyer to the mob. Hawthorne was equally determined that the king shopldn't do it. He felt now tliat.it was his persdnal fight. against the prince, and Be; w;as going t o win\ it if he bad to spend every cent in his pos-' session. Then, too, there was a suspicion per- haps harboring sbmewhere in' 'bis brain that if be saved the kingdom for'tbe old king maybe the princess might $hirik pretty well of him. He did not dare fancy that she would think well of » tnarrjage—but she might. Tnat very thought .pnt all the courage that;' an American could muster into Ills system. If'the king left the palace it would be diver his dead body, Hawthorne told- himself. \I'U go,\ said tbe king. \You must do nothing of the sort!\ fiercely contradicted Hawthorne, step- ping In front of the kjng. \That would be tbe last and worst of all your blunders. It would wind you up for good.\ . \Sir!\ ,mlldly expostulated the king \It is far better to run away than to be sent away, especially when one is not certain where they will send him.\ \You're wrong!\ denied Hawthorne. \Believe me. It's always a whole lot safer and better and wiser to stay and face the music. If wed run away at Bunker Hlii and Lexington and (Jet- tysburg and Santiago, 'where would the Dnited States De today'/ We'd be running yet\ W' \Bjit expostulated Be WItz. \it. is his majesty's only chance. To stay ' would be fatal. Escape Is tbe only pos- sible'V . \There is one thing.\ said Hawtborne gravely, \that your majesty cannot run sway from.\ \Eh?\ ejaculated the king. \History!\ retorted Hawthorne. \You can't run away from history. It will brand you through all ages as the cow- ardly king who let himself be bluffed off his throne \ \You are right, Mr. Hawthorne,\ an swered the king in sudden decision while his drooping shoulders squared themselves and his wonteuHy listless manner took on a strangely Iroyal dig- nity. \You are the best of our advis- ers. De Witz, we have changed our decision. We shall remain.\ \Sire!\ exclaimed the chancellor from the window, \the square is black with •people. Some one is haranguing them.\ \Of course, some one is,\ sneered Hawthorne. ^'A mob must always be told what to do.\ \A mob!\ muttered the king. \I fear a mob above all things.\ \Bah!\ sniffed Hawthorne. \A mob Js nothing. The only thing to fear is the mind that does the mob's thinking That's the thing to fear—and to beat. And I'm going to beat it Your majes- ty will give orders to have my friend Blake admitted? He is at the gate. 1 can use him just now in my business.\ At a nod from the king the chancel 1 lor hurried to the door, gave an order to an attendant in the anteroom and returned. \Yes went on Hawthorne. \Once let me get a strangle bold on the mind that's doing the thinking for that mob out there and I'll send this silly revolu- tion screeching up a tree.\ \Yon have plenty of confidence, Mr Hawthorne.\ commented the king in half admiring irony. \Sure 1 have. That's what I'm here for. And I guess I've got a corner on the local confidence market. A revolu- tion is nothing but politics, and politics Is my middle name. Hello, there,\ as a distant clock struck, \midnight! Time for our guests to drop in.\ \Your majesty,\ exclaimed a life guard officer at the door, \a crowd is at the gates! Regiments of the army are with it. General Hohenloe is at their head, and he demands admittance in the name of the nation!\ \Then drawled Hawthorne, \let . the nation in.\ \No no!\ cried the king. \Hold the gates! Hold\— y \No nothing of the sort\ snapped Hawthorne. \Let 'em in. Let in tbe whole shooting match. Your majesty. It's your one best chance—the only chance you'll get.\ \Captain I order you to bold the gates,\ repeated tbe king, and the of- ficer, saluting, ran'back to his post \Oh your majesty,\ complained Hawthorne as if correcting a stupid child; \you're scribbling O. K. on your own death warrant! Why can't you leave this thing to me? Don't butt in. I'll see you through. 1 told you 1 would.\ > \There Is nothing you can do,\ re- . piled the king. \If tfe mob were al- lowed to enter the rtelaee we should all be butchered like dogs.\ \We're not sausage yet Sire, I beg of you\— \You cannot understand, sir,\ said the king. \You do not know what it means when the blood of Borrovina is up.\ \Tbe blood of Borrovina has nothing on the blood of any other burg, The \Stop!\ ordered Hawthorne, gate. and nation's knocking at the your majesty bars It out.\ There was 'a confused roar from out- side that shook tne window casings, then a series of shots and yells. \lrma screamed the king, \come! We must fly! We\- \Stop!\ ordered Hawthorne, blocking the frantic monarch s progress from the room. \You've got to stand your ground. Why, even the most arrant cowards will dare to shoot at a man that's running.\ \Let me pass!\ wailed the king. \Let\ - A deafening explosion shook the pal- ace. \There sighed Hawthorne; \thp na- tion's just wrecked a set of perfectly good gates. Stand your ground, sire. Any man may be knocked down, but it takes a lot to knock a good man out.\ • \You—you are right. Mr. Haw- thorne.\ quietly agreed the king, quite himself now that the last chance of safety seemed gone. \And we thank you for preventing our escape and tor giving us the Opportunity to die like a king.\ \Now you're talking!\ approved Hawthorne, raising his voice to be heard above tbe thunder of onrushing footsteps and shouts. \Go into that anteroom, all of you. And stay there till I've had a word with \em. Then, sire, when you come out remember to \You?\ roared Hohenloe. \You are the ruffian who toda.y brutally assaulted Prince Vladimir, future king ot Bor- rovina I\ back up anything I say That's your only part Iti rue game, to back my play. Now then!\ Blake, suit case and overcoat In hand, entered from tbe anteroom, where the attendant had left bini and had forgot ten In the moment ot panic to announce him. Hawthorne had to order Blake Into the anteroom with the rest Then be dropped carelessly into a chair at the desk, a bare half second before a motley throng ot troops aud civilians, led by Hohenloe anil itiuiui ski, burst noisily into the study. At sight ot tbe youug American m zily lounging, feet up at the dei*u and ahead of it, for the people could apply themselves to*4be development ot tbe country Instead of preparing for battle every other day. Now lie proposed to tell these people that they were making a very bad break in dethroning the present king; that with [lie king went all hope for the future prosperity of tlie country With that argument he opped to 'score a bloodless victory HIS trump card, of course, was the realization that the people of Borrovina Believed him to be a millioualre and be proposed to play it many timeBOver—if he wasn't caught at it Just for a moment'he looked square- ly at the prince. The eyes of'bis- high- ness glistened with. rage. He knew now that every minute of .del^ weak- ened his effort to de^hrdne tjhe .'king He could see the tide slojyly'changing. The substantial men of Bor/ov.inu took furtive glances at him.as lf.;e?p0eting some announcement of \ tile.'.-prince's trying to light a cigarette, the mob baited In momentary surprise. They had expected to find the king cowering in terror in a corner of the room, and the presence of Hawthorne bewildered them. \Well boys,\ said Hawthorne, glanc- ing pleasantly up from his task of cig- arette lighting, \what can I do for yon this evening?' \We'll attend to this fellow later,\ called Hohenloe to his followers \First where is the king?\ \Oh questioned Hawthorne polite- ly, \you request an audience with his majesty?, I'll fix it for you.\ \We are here to administer swift justice 1 \ announced a fat orator in the crowd. \There's where you have the bulge on civilized countries, where justice is -painfully slow,\ said Hawthorne. \His majesty will receive you, however, now!\ At his last word the anteroom door opened and the king, followed by his companions, entered the study. His majesty's withered old face was death ly pale, and he could scarcely support his tottering weight. But outwardly he was calm and regal At the sight of him the mob gave voice as might a pack of hounds at sight of the kill. \Your majesty,\ explained Haw- thorne, \this I believe, is a deputation respectfully entreating an audience.\ \No!\ vociferated Hohenloe above the clamor, \the army and the popu- lace of Borrovina and—the princess must retire,\ he broke off imperiously at sight of lrma. ' \No!\ refused lrma haughtily. \Your royal highness,\ Hawthorne reassured her, \don't let this little dem onstration bother you. Everything is going to be all right Now, then, gen tlemen, speak up! What do you want?\ Hohenloe turned formally to the king. \Augustus 111. ot Borrovina,\ he de claimed, \in the name ot tbe army and of the'nation that you. nave misruled, i it is the command ot the people that you be deposed from the throne you have so long encumbered and dis' graced \The nation that crowned you has spoken. You are king no more. Here' — he went on dramatically, throwing a document on the desk \here is the will of an outraged people. It is your abdi cation Von must sign it here and now. What is your answer?\ \His majesty.\ interposed Hawthorne before the king could speak, \has depu- tized me to give yon bis answer.\ \You?\ roared Hohenloe. \You \are the ruffian who today brutally assault- ed Prince Vladimir, future king of Bor- rovina!\ \Kill him!\' roared the crowd, and they surged forward. Hawthorne did not give ground ^be- fore the angry advance of soldiers and civilians. He stood where he was and grinned pleasantly into the mass of glowering faces. It is hard to attack a man who stu- pidly refuses to be scared and who grins instead of cowering or even show- ing tight. And the mob paused an in- stant, irresolute, even as lrma, seeing the American's dire peril, involuntarily cried: \Mr. Hawthorne!\ The name caused looks of sudden curious interest among the scowling faces. None of the crowd but had heard or read or this American Croesus and of his supposedly boundless wealth In that bankrupt country tbe very thought of so much wealth was awe Inspiring. \Hawthorne?\ muttered Hohenloe in bewilderment. \My friend, Mr. -Anthony Hamilton Hawthorne of America,\ put in the king, for once quick to seize the psy- chological moment. And now a wondering murmur ran through tbe crowd. \Hawthorne!\ mumbled one and an- other of the conspirators. \Haw- thorne, the richest man,in the world!\ l<?or by this time the tale of Haw- thorne's winnings had swelled \to un- believable-proportions, and his notorie- ty in Borrovina had left Rockefeller's far behind They stared at him as at a demigod. CHAPTER VIII. The Decision. AVVTHOUNE had all the con- fidence in the world In him- self now. He quickly sized up his crowd. He knew; now that the thought uppermost in their minds was \money and that the side that could produce tbe quicker would have their support. His plan of action was quick in its evolution. If he could carry It out without any expense to himself so much the better. If they insisted upon deeds and not words tie could use bis winnings at Monte Carlo and. with the populace already believ lag be was the richest man in Ameri- ca, it would be easy to convince them that there was plenty more to come. Then, too, Hawthorne sincerely believ- ed that if Borrovina Were fid of the prince and allowed to run along in a peaceful channel without a revolution a minute, ther* was a lot ot prosperity \Tell me! Pleas* please tell me! What does ijall mean?\ plans in case be'iucceed^d to the throne. He was.ajut to start a little more excitement (Mien Hawthorne, who had been waiig for the chatter lng of the crowd Ijcease, turned and. with a smile whiejpeemed to commn nicate good splrtfto the disturbers, said: \Gentlemen. I fi pleased to meet yon.\ ; Some of the Oeijr appearing men in the crowd, wbojenied to represent the business infests ot the coinrnu nity, applauded.fOven the ferocious nd the prince could quick work now,\ glare of Radnlsk not quiet them. \it means sot whispered tbe-\lnce to Radnlski. \Why can't you 'me forward with a good suggestiohl\.ou're always bub- ^teHag.-ot^r -pttff^pue- • except, when. It's needed.\ 1 '( Hawthorne wasowing. with busi- nesslike brusquene'to the mob. \Now then, let'sut out tbe merry repartee and get 6>n to brass tacks. You've demanded s majesty's abdi- cation. He has leit to me to give you his answer, i\, gentlemen, his majesty and 1 havjbrashed out this subject pretty tbortjbly. We've de- cided to sign the abation and aban- don the throne.\ • \Tricked!\ gaspede king. lrma, who bad In sitting along- side of ber father, jped to her feet. She couldn't believ:bat Hawthorne had been disloyal them, although \Step tip, soldiers, aiet yours first.\ for the moment shei forced to the conclusion that tbe ence was very much against him. The prince itnmedy came out of his sulks and siuiled'ith a wave of his band to the cro\v said: \You see. gentleni'ight is might. Even this Auiericanlldn't stand to see yon all ruined.\ Hastening to bhorne's side, lrma pleaded; \Tell me. Pleaseease tell me'. What does it all mei \Just wait!\ wbisU Hawtborne, at the same time eoiing with some difficulty a very goolgh. \Bravo!\ shouted ulski, only to find that the crowdi't seem to be so strongly in favoribdlcatlon now that the millionairjas displaying such cordial good ffi toward the present rnl»r. Just then It dawnfton the prince that perbaiTi the .Van was plan- ning a little scliemeireb.v he coiiirt euchre both the l:lull himself. \Gentlemen snio;prince, again Walking to the froitin effort to re- tain that power w' pe had held over the mob, but V; lie felt slow- ly ebbing away frdni. \don't be fooled by this vouniart\- Uroan*. greeted Announcement because ' Bon'oMna 1 stand nojv u»j tnm <r not nnder- money could be an upstart \There is a wicked plan afoot here,\ coptinued the prince, trying hard to get the attention of the crowd. .\This intruder has come here with a paltry sum of money, and he wants to be dicr tator of the country. He has Inveigled himself into the good graces of your poor weak king by telling him that he would see him through the revolution.\ \Is that right, your majesty?\ de- manded one of the leaders of the crowd. The king did not answer. lrma was about to do so when ber father bid her be silent \He'd have the king abdicate, would he? Yes! And then he'd take the throne, and after he had milked the country dry be'd take up his little car- pet bag and go home. In case the country proved prosperous he would turn it over to the United States, and they'd milk you dry with taxes.\ Once more the tide was turning, but this time It was going back to the prince. \Down with him!\ shouted a voice in the crowd. \Not so hasty,\ said Hawthorne. \You want ready money, don't you? Whether I want to be dictator or not we can settle at some other time. Your troops want money.\ \Yes yes!\ came from the soldiers. \Well I'll give It to you. Step up, soldiers, and get yours first\ Once more the prince injected him- self into the situation. \Men be calm. Are you going to be gold bricked? Do you imagine that any man is going to carry around real mon- ey like that?\ pointing to the satchel- ful. that Blake had brought in. \Why those are medals they gave away at a fair over in his home country a couple •of years ago. They look good but are counterfeit\ \Medais eh,\ said Hawthorne. \Well you'll find that you can get pretty near any place if you have enough of those medals.\ \Men appoint a committee. Let him give you one or two pieces that you may pick right out of that satchel and take it down to the hotel, where we'll have a committee ot three Americans examine the coins and state whether they are geuuine or not\ \Agreed!\ said Hawthorne. The mob quickly decided upon its own committee. Hawthorne readily turned over several coins to them. The prince was not an easy man to outwit, and he proposed to have Amer- icans that he knew on that committee at any risk. Then he remembered that he still had in jail the two English- men whom he had arrested for their part In the escape of Hawthorne and Blake. \Easy said the king to Radulskl, as the somewhat disgusted crowd filed out of the palace fearful lest the com- mittee find that tbe American's gold was not good. The committee of Bor- rovinans hurried to the hotel. The prince and the faithful Radulskl made for the jail. \Say would you fellows like to get out of this scrape?\ said the prince to the imprisoned Englishmen. \Don't make us laugh,\ said the taller of the two. \Well we've got a little job for you, and if- you -go through it straight, you'll- be seen safely out of the country. If you don't there Is no telling when you will be—well, you know I'm a man ot few words.\ \Go ahead with the scheme,\ said the little Englishmen, eager to get out into the open air. \I want you to get into some Ameri- can togs right away. That American who gave you the money has come pretty close to upsetting this country. He's got a lot of counterfeit money\— \Not if- it's like what he gave us,\ ventured one of the prisoners. \Never mind that. You've got to ex- amine more of it and swear that it's no good. Do you see? Now, you come with me. Get into these Ameri- can clothes and go up to tbe hotel and register.\ \Where'II we register from?\ \Any place so long as it's in the Dnited States.\ In tbe meantime the crowd had tak- en to the botel to await the delibera- tions of the committees. After an hour or so it was announced that Sen- ator Ballard bad been chosen as tbe first member to pass upon tbe coin of- fered by Hawthorne. Just to keep up appearances the prince offered opposi- tion to the senator, claiming that be was a friend of Hawthorne's and would naturally side with that gentle- man. However, he didn't make any real trouble about the suggestion of tbe senator, for be felt that the \Amer- icanized\ Englishmen would vote right Atthe proper time in walked tb,etwo ex-guards. They had hardly dampen- ed pens to sign the register when Ra- dulski was before the committee an- nouncing that two American strangers had just arrived who would be sure to be free from prejudice and who could be depended upon to give an honest verdict. The announcement was welcomed by tbe committee. Blake happened to be hovering about tbe hotel, and when be saw the two guards being greeted by the crowd as Americans he gave way to a good-laugh. He quickly commu- nicated the news to Hawtborne. \Well that's a good one!\ said Haw- thorne. But he didn't see the joke \as did Blake. He hurried down to tbe botel instead. The senator and the two oth- er \Americans\ were sitting about tbe table ready to announce their decision just as Hawthorne walked in. \There's no doubt in my mind, gen- tlemen. The coins are genuine. 1 have some of the same with me,\ said the senator, \Probably given to you by Haw- thorne,\ remarked the prince. The senator arose from his seat pre- pared to take Issue with the prince, but quickly realizing that any demonstra- tion at this time would only thwart the plans of Hawthorne he merely over- looked the insult temporarily. \Well gentlemen, what is your judg- ment?\ asked the chairman of the com- mittee of the first Englishman. \Bad\- Just then Hawthorne appeared at tbe door. \As I was about to say,\ said the Englishman, \bad coins are to be found everywhere^ and it Is very difficult to tell them offhand. It requires consid- erable observation,\ \And your decision?\ the second Eng- lishman was asked. \As my friend snys.\ was his reply, \bad coins are very hard to detect l shouldn't care to give a hasty judg- ment. Now, if you would take a little adjournment—say until 5 o'clock this afternoon—we perhaps could give tbe matter the serious consideration which it requires.\ An approving nod from Hawthorne caused the senator to remark: \Yes perhaps on second thought it is only fair that the gentlemen should be given a little time to consider. They are right. There are tots of l..d coins floating about the country.\ The prince's temper lias again be- yond tbe control of bis highness. \I ougbt to kill the dogs,\ he told Radulskl after they got out of the com- mittee room. \Wouldn't help matters now,\ said bis aid consolingly,, \Find the fellows quickly.\ ) The prince went to a room vf the hotel, while Radulskl told the two Eng- lishmen they were wanted Im mediatftly. \You hounds!\ the prince hissed tlie moment they entered the room. \Why did you betray me?\ \Now prince, be easy,\ said the tall man. \Yon see, me and my friend are business men. We have come to the conclusion that it Is worth just a little more than our freedom to put this deal through.\ \How much do you want? 1*11 give you 100,000 oralos apiece.\ \That looks pretty good,\ he replied \And you'll decide in my favor?\ \Tbe decision goes to tbe highest bidder,\ remarked the spokesman as the Englishmen bowed their way out of the room. Blake was waiting for the English- men downstairs in the hotel. \Hawthorne wants to see you.\ whispered Blake at the same time pointing to the direction in which the American might be found. \How much did they offer you?\ asked Hawthorne quickly \One hundred thousand oralos apiece.\ was the reply. \By tbe way,\ asked the smaller of the two, \how much is thai?\ \Oh about $24.0!) in American mon- ey,\ said Hawthorne. \Now see here,\ said the American, pressing coins into their hands, \no money this fellow can give or offer ,yun will be any good unless they have', this good American coin to back their government. There * $500 apiece for you in good gold. Now, you fellows go down there and vote right. That's all I've got to say to you.\ Late in the afternoon the crowd be- gan to gather again. $, \What's your decision?\ asked4Kbe prince nervously of the two Engllsh- pAGE THSE* riiiM»*MffHj.Einli)iii 1 iniimftiiii ET knowledge grow from mora to more, But more of reverence in us dwell, That mind and soul, according;, well, > May make music as before, ' ;: But vaster. —In Memorlam. , HOT WINTER PUDDING8., A simple cranberry pudding which.\ is delicious and needB no sauce, la. this: Prepare a batter of a cup of' flour sifted with a teaspoonful of ba- king powder and a little salt dropped on boiling hot cranberries while they are stewing. The berries should b» sweetened and the batter dropped in small heaps, then cover and cook for twenty minutes, carefully covered. 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And the prince took it for grant- ed that he was the winner. \Well gentlemen, have your deliber- ations brought yon to any conclu- sion?\ asked the chairman after the committee was called to order. \They have,\ said the first English- man. \The coins are perfectly good You can melt them and find that they are pure gold.\ Cheers greeted the decision. \Stop stop, people!\ shouted the prince in a frenzy. \Don't be tricked. Two of your committeemen are jail- birds.\ (Continued Next Week.) Happy Thought. Anxious Mother—There's a look about that young man's eyes that 1 don't like. He looks at me out of their cor- ners as if trying to conceal something. Da tighter--Perhaps he Is trying to con- ceal his admiration for you, ma. Moth- er (much relievedi—Oh, I didn't think of that!-London Express. 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