The Oklahoma City Times (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 26, No. 267, Ed. 1 Saturday, February 20, 1915 Page: 6 of 8
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By tpeolal arrangement for thit paper
phete-drama corresponding la the install-
ment of "Runaway June" may now be teen
at ike leading moving picture theaters. By
arrangement made with the Mutual Film
Corporation it is nol only possible to read
"Runaway June" each week but also after-
ward to ee moving picture illustrating
Copyright. Ill) bj Pul'II.Jth.n five . 11! I n.
Poor Little Runaway Bride!
HAMrt" M ;i:i:. ctrryltitf our soiled ficws-
imt for 11 bluff and i-ille'lliiK money (or
the new aim)'' home aa another bluff and-
ilenly paused In Ills absotblng attempt to
whistle through a broken tooth us In- saw coming
up the 1 1 1 1 k V "Id" street toward tin- lloiil Daniel a
beautiful young girl She was turning I" look li.n W
ward over her shoulder at every few stops
(III. grt! A until Man following lift-: Ami lie was
dodging alone from tree to tree n ml from doorway
te doorway mil every time lie saw I lie girl look
tuck he dm Led! The man tl n 1 black whiskers
whittled down to H tine nlnt Just under lil chin
aud he carried himself Willi I lie ens- which only a
thorough scoundrel cuu ucipilre. Shanks MoGec
lood petrified then look lout: deep lucalh iind
hurried up to the corner lie tlaltencd his nlnn.lv
flat nose against the hroiid plate glasH window of
the modest lintel Daniel
The beautiful young concealed all llml she
could (if her llmiillly lis she unlived through
door with what she thought to he a strictly busi-
nesslike manner. Seven men who hid '"'en mor-
bidly tying (heir icspectlie cuspidors Imnicdtatelv
strslg hltntd up and looked their handsomest doe
of them looked ol.l. nnd nnolher. a dc oiniUe
r ranchman lunked debonair. The beautiful gu I
trod straight iii to the desk.
"A room with 11 bath please." she rei'icslcd
The clerk an Indillen nil sited man. held the ri g-
liter a Diomunt while he studied the new guest of
"Any luggage mis?''
The girl dlacomei led hud rcmnsc (o her only
armor. Now ahe ahyly cus up mi him her gtcat
aoft expressive eyes and the clerk felt ashamed of
himself lie swung the register iirouud to her
"My maid will be here presently with my clothes."
The Tolca waa aoft and sweet
"Certaluly miss" And the clei k whanged h nell
which souudad Ilka a lire gong ' l imit:
In response to that Iteulorhin cull u shock headed
looac Unihad lrlab boy Jumped forward mid tool I lie
key to 44. The clerk without mm tin; his t.od or
bla neck or Ida bead craned forward his eves to
watcb the signature Mrs J. G 1 nv
A moment later the liluck Vandyl.ed man strolled
In looked at the register and walked Into the Kir.
Than along came Marie with u Inmdle of clothes
The young woman went straight id 1 1 it- desk
"lira. Days ninld'r" the clerk observed. Inspecting
tba clothing piece by piece from under his e.teiids
and ringing for front and hmkliu' at I the muin
woman and the register nil til the same liiu. I'tie
young wouiau quite evidently a maid gianccd
awlftly at the register.
"lira. Dsy's?" she repented breathing heavily.
"She's expecting jou" And the clerks ejclida
Bickered. "1100111 44 "
"Marie tell June I waul her! ' cried u vol. c
"Sir" ahe aald "I do not know jou"
"Why -er" - Ned stammered linn he gi.il.t.i-d the
clothea from the maid s anus "Now jou lend nn In
"Sir how dure you;" Mmle snid nnd tinned up
( pealing! to the clerk
"These are uiy wife's chillies!" dcclnicd Hie young
mau. "Hhe'a here. 1 want her!"
"What's her nitnie?" the cleik ileiiinndcd
"Mrs Ned Warner!"
"Not here "
"(Ill come off!" observed tbe cleik "If 1 let yon
go thrntigb (lit directory you may hit It. Che this
girl back her clothes and Rood night!"
"Thla thing has gone far enough Marie!" hotly
atated the young man.
At that motueut his voice slopped Out of the
bar had atrolled elegantly the pride of Shanks Mc
lee the man with the black Vandyke and he was
neatly nibbling a piece of cheese He was across
tht lobby and going out of the door paying but a
aeant tribute of curiosity to the knot III front of the
dsk before the young limn with the clothes saw
ulna. The young mau nearly upset Marie on hia
ay to the door.
A porter stopped til ill to ret June's chillies. Ned
waa then delayed at tbe ticket window and glnnc
lag serosa tht elation saw lllye going uptown on
Juae Warner locked the door of 44 from the Inside
ssd turned the holt aud dropped Into a chair to rest
Suddenly a voice called "It's Marie Miss Joule.'"
and a knock was heard.
June Warner opened the door of 44 In a tinny
and her eyes sparkled and she clapped her hands
aa she saw Marie with clothes sticking from her In
"We're caught!" panted Marie "Mr Ned grabbed
me downstairs! He made a scene'"
"Where la be now?" June aat (burn llmplv
"I don't know! All at ouce he threw down the
clothea and ran out 011 the atiect: I don I know
Ned Warner attended clnsely by the ecstatic
Shanks Mctiee stood lit the aubwur etil In a state
of aecthe beyond computation Again CUIiert lllvc'
Honorla Hlye. eichanglng spile wllh a K'een par
rot waa suddenly Interrupted v a culler
"Got liltn!" announced (he caller who 1- none
other than mil Wolf.
Hnnorla Hlye sprang up Instantly
"(Jet my w raps!" she felled to the at not inslli'
ugly Itinld who had let Hill Wolf In Mi Wolf
you fooled me nine Are yon sure Von line lounil
"If we ain't so help me!" solemnly swoie Wolf
Honorla lllye. wllh Hill Wolf by her .dde was
soou speeding downtown In her little electric coupe
In front of I.nchow's restaurant they found a flat
wide mini with a rlicar In the corner of his month
and his narrow rlmuied slouch hut shoved on the
back of his round head and Ills eyes turned eoulem
plalively toward the stars.
( erliiiii party In. Illlnky 7" husked Wolf.
Illlnky I'eleis followed (belli Inside the busy cafe
ami us they walked back toward the Thlrteeenlll
street entrance a list wide man with bla handa In
hW pockets came In at I he rear door Kneaky Tafls.
"Tilde's inir party!" suddenly hissed Hill Wolf
and pointed to a table where a dark Vandyked Ger-
man with spectacles was entertaining n healthy red
died cil vimiiic noiiuiu wllh a green feather In ber
You s r" ahillled 11 ula Hlye to her three
rM"'it detectives and went tonne to her parrot.
Ned W arner stepped Into the cigar store lielt door
to the Hotel hanlel and telephoned June's home In
r.rvnport. Mi and Mrs Moore were In the city at
Hubble Itletlici int.-s. the smooth aoft voice of fat
black old Aunt heliby told him
Hlelhefliig's and Ibe cheery voice of Hobble. Yea
the .Mnoros were there. And June was located?
deal! Stiiin h Hobble was nil eiigemess when Ned
said he vvniiti l the Mooros and Hobble and Iris to
come down to the Hotel I'Ulllcl.
Tie also telephoned Honorin Hlye. Her shrill votes)
crackled m er the telephone She had lust this min-
ute got in (mm 11 wild goose ti . 1 alter a bous
(.tlt'ilt III'.- lint If he ll.ld been Keen at the Hotel
liaiilel vvllli Nod's runaway luide In d be rUht
down llmioila culled tip her detectives ml unified
tlieiu to ifpoil at the llnlel 1 'n nl. l
Mi while Cilliert Hive ant in enliven itlnn n It S
Jovial lookum lit in t 'hiinlngli 1111 and a usually viva-
cious limnetic wlioui I" th men called I'mumy Trl
umpliaiilly Hlye held before T'Unuiv Mf address q
Ills little tnemoi Milium book 'Mrs .1 1: I'ny Hotel
Iianlel " He motioned (be girl to to'low Mill) She
sal glumly. "-'Hi ( initiiirjIiH mi spi.ke to tier sharply.
With u llonnce she rn-if mid loih.vved lii'.bcrt Hlye.
Nl-:i) U VKNT'.II. slau ling diagonally across
from the Hotel I'auicl. where he could
watch both th.- fti'tit and (he aide en
Iran. i s. saw time simit. thick men come
single tbe up the side -n.-.-t and slop In rout of
the main eiili n e Saanks Mi (iff bud fell strange-
ly Ibtless ami i.ulorn I'ic-e past few niliiutcs. for
thfie was teiiliiug (loins' Inside or out. Suddenly
the 1 luce slcii. Hilck ile'ei lives rounded the coruer
and. gee. tin v were slinking' The world was once
mole a blight and happv pla. e for Shanks
"S.iy kid." husked the shortest and the tblckest-
It w 1 tin r than Hill Volf-"beve you lamped
s leiii;tliv L'inlv around hero wltb whittled black
That obieivant young person of tbe world began
at the In -ginning but be was so minute of detail
that he bad id yet reached the middle when Bill
Wolf looking through the plate glees' windows of
the Hotel I'ltniel. said "SliT and drew bis two as-
sistant del. lives out of tbe range of poor Bbnnks
McGce's quivciini; enrs and the three astute hounds
of the law put their heads together In excited cou
fen in i' Then Rill Wolf In bis best pose of s mau
who was wnltlng for somebody snd didn't expect
him to come went Into tbe bntel
The Moore limousine drew up. aud Ned went over
to Join the quartet. He led the way lo the desk
ami 1 mifronted the unemotional eye of the cleric
This Is the father and mother of the young wom-
an whose nuild culled here with her clothing We
do not know what name she used In registering but
I know that tny wife la In tint bouse and If we
.lou t get her I'll raise trouble!"
"I'll prnduce the woman ut once." tbe clerk agreed.
Hut If 'here's going to be a rumpus It'll hive to be
011 'he sidewalk and on the other side ef the street
He culled for 44. lie vailed sgnlu.
There was M answer The room wet searched.
It waa empty!
Sammy tbe boy lth .he angelic smile and tbe
blue Mes end the white -a' Hi sa the Mnest liar lu
the hitel. He bad had a quarter and one of her
compelling smiles from June aud a glance from ber
lovely eyea. and be bad run them dowu through tbe
basement and out the rear aervauta' entrance and
had told thein a place to go where no one would
ever tlnd (hem.
Cone! The all ahorked searchers for the runaway
bride hurried downstairs Just aa Honorla Hlye step-
ped In follow'ed by Illlnky I'etera and Sneaky Tuvla.
"Where la be V" screeched Mrs. Hlye.
HIM Wolf advanced to do his happy duty.
"There he Is Isdy!" he shouted triumphantly while
Illlnky Peters and Sneaky Tavls alink up one on
each aide of the culprit "Nab him boya!"
"Mon IHett!" cried the culprit as the four fat paws
of Illlnky I'eters and Hneaky Tavla clapped down on
bis arms. Tbe rest of (lie objection waa su Incom-
prehensible polyglot Jumble as shrieking bla lndlg
uatlou the black bean led I reucliniun strove to
wrench himself free.
"Is that the mau you meant?" hissed Honorla.
"That nlu't the guy!" yelled Shanks Mcliee who
was willing to he kicked out now. "Gilbert Hive
slluked In here after the beautiful goll aud ducked
Into the subway when dls sport gives him the run!
"This la the limit!" declared the clerk to one and
all as strong porters and agile bell hops headed hla
way "Get 'em out Mike!"
(Julte a Utile crowd hid collected when suddenly
a policeman appeared from around a corner aud dis-
persed the moh Including Honoris
That flgorous Indy had barely turned the corner
beading for the avenue when a brilliantly lighted
luxurious limousine atnpped In front of the Hotel
liaiilel. Shanks McGecs eyes begun to stretch as
be saw the occupants nn I he whirled In a complete
circle In Ida efforts to locate without the loss of a
second Hill Wolf and Illlnky l'elers and Sneaky
Tavls. They were trudging up the street In simile
tile heads down hands In pockets Kvcn Illlnky
l'elers hud lost Interest In the stars. The smacking
footsteps of Shanks MrGee aroused them.
"Gee!" exploded Shanks "Crlpcs! Gilbert Hlye
has doubled back wit another swell June! Heat It
ra h 1 M.xt
f ' I
" ' ""' " --.I- . -f jS
"THEPt HE IS.LADTf'
ANCTt H O AC fc CAME
TO Hf R NED
to the Daniel! And one of yonse hotfoot It after
tbe electric showcase ami get the old woman! Gee!"
Wolf turned a comtnaiidlug eye on Tuvls.
"Hit 'er up!" he ordered.
Hneaky drew a long Jerking breath and pulled Ida
belt around bliu cast u despaliliig look up the side
street to where the little electric was twinkling took
tbe center of the cur track and began to laboriously
"hit 'er up."
In tbe meantime Gilbert Hlye and Tommy Thomas
bad walked cotilldently up to the desk The clerk
without the flicker of an eyelid bent forward po-
litely. "Is lira. J. O. Pay stopping here?" Inquired Hlye
with great suavity
"No; tbe lady la gone."
"Gone?" protested Hlya and leaned forward to
look over tbe register. "Why she only came In
about an bour or so ago She ls"-
"Now don't tell uie who she Is I don't know
whose wife the Isdy may be aud I don't waul to
know She's gone!"
"Mon Dleu!" shrilled an excited voice and Gilbert
Hlye found blmself confronted by the decorative
Irencliman That excited Individual surveyed Gil-
bert Blye'a sleek bla. k Vandyke and tweaked at bla
owu and suddenly threw up both tin mis and began
In that same uiouieut Sneaky Tavla caught up
with tbe electric coupe and scrambled ou the step
and bung his thick arm In at the door.
"Huh-bub-buh-huh!" 8neiky Informed her
strangling for breath end pulling bla arms out of
:be car. .
"I say what do you wnntT Insisted Honorla
Sneaky pointed backward with bis thumb
"Tour bun huh huh husband!" he husked sticking
In all tbe slV In the car "Danleir And again "ie
pointed backward with hla thumb
Honorla Blye without word grabbed her cut
glass Bower vase and cracked her expert detectlfe
on tba knuc kles With a parting gasp be dropited
Where was June while so many people were so
busy about ber? lu a horse cab with Marie and
the. clot lien far dowu near tbe Kast river where In
full tight of all the barges and all tbe grimy ship-
ping they found a slice of a bouse so narrow that
It should have had a weathervane to keep It headed
Into the wind. It waa three atorlta hlgb and black-
eued with age but there were geraniums and 1
cheerful light In tbe downstairs front wtudowe.
This was where the elevator boy's mother lived and
It wss as clean Itulile as It was grimy out She bad
a floor to let furnished two rooms snd a real bath
tin ami considerably dented but kept fresh pslnted
In apotleas white.
"You aay you wsnt It quiet" aald she "snd my
son Sammy sent you here? Well my husband be-
fore be died was the most insular policeman on
tbe force and the wholo department darlin' la your
FOR a moment June hesitated before the door
of an employment agency next morning and
then she sharply beat down ber reluct a uce.
I'eople who have made up their mind to
be Independent aud to earn their own way In life
must have no timidity. She turned the kuob with
sudden boldness and opened It; then she smiled at
her own sensitiveness as she stood before a pleas-
ant faced womnn lu the corner of whose eyes bow-
ever there waa s veiled sharpness which June did
A very pretty woman came In as June turned to
go uway aud with her was a little girl of great
beauty. June hesitated as ahe heard the word "gov-
erness." The woman at the desk smiled to June.
The newcomer followed that smile and herself
smiled at June. The little girl had been studying
June frankly out of round gruy eyes. Now she too
smiled ami walking over took June's hand.
"1 like you." she said with startling candor; then
the employment agency woman laughed and pretty
Mrs. Wiles laughed. June dimpled.
"I like you too" ahe acknowledged.
The employment agency woman roae.
GILBERT BLYE AND TOMMY
"Mrs Murtbsk Is listed as s governess" she ob-
served and June winced at her new mime How
queer this all seetiiedl "Perhaps you would like to
have a little chat"
Mrs Wiles and June Moore Warner Justin Day
Murdoch were both agreeable to that suggestion
particularly since Utile Holly Wiles bad appropri-
ated Juno apparently for keeps They sat lu oue of
the coxy corners and when June rose she waa en-
gaged. Mrs. Wiles was a most appealing woman
All three wore perfectly happy. us tbey left tbe
ofllce and risle III Mrs. Wiles' victoria up r'lfth ave-
nue to one of those wldo clean streets which lead
off from Central park.
June was considerably Impressed by the Wiles'
apartment aud after luncheon took Dolly for a roller
skating lesson In the park. Suddenly a voice from
tbe roadway called:
"Bravo!. How do yon dor It wsi Ullbert Blye
who stepped out of a limousine car.
"Hello young lady!" He beld out bla band to
Dolly Wiles wltb a familiarity permissible to the
very young and to the very old of femininity and
tbe child took It hesitantly wltb a ahy upward
glance at June. Ber big gray eyea widened how;
ever as tbey fell on tbe limousine. She dropped tba
band and ran forward to tbe machine.
"What a lovely carl' she exclaimed patting It on
Its smooth swelling aide. "Just the kind mother
wants but daddy aaya we can't afford If
Blye laughed lightly. "Would you like a apfn
around the park In It" he suggested "you and your
playmate here?" And be bowed.
Dolly. Jumping up and down was already tugging
at the door handle and Blye. laughing opened It
for ber Dolly gave a cry of positive Joy as ahe saw
tbe rich Interior and abe was among tbe toft cush-
ions kn an Instant.
"f ou haven't much choice." said the low voice of
Blye aud be beld the door open for Jdne.
"This once." And aha looked blrn squarely In the
eye. He smiled.
June was thoughtful all through that delicious
.t '1- -.yi i- .-ft.
... I '
twenty mlnutea ef riding. Blye hla dark face haunt-
ed her. Another face came to her Ned! A grsat
wave of homesickness swept Over ber.
They made tbelr adieus rather hastily to Blye for
their time was little mora than up.
Just before dinner wss called Mr. Wiles came
borne and June happened lot tbe library. It was
Dolly's favorite storeroom for toys books snd every-
thing else. Mrs. Wiles -bs called ber Woosly-was
sitting ou tbe arm of her busbsnd's cbalr ber arm
s round his neck aud his chin In the palm of ber
band. Wltb the other band she wss twisting a lock
of bis hair over snd over ber linger and ahe was
moat distinctly aud obviously wheedllug him for
moueyl His voice wss low and protesting with sa
much steruness ss a man cau uae wben he l being
charmed luto docility. Wooxly Wiles was locking
the money In ber little inlaid deak when lone next
Tbey were going out after dinner There waa
aome talk about ordering a car and It needed but
one word to give Dolly a a tart The luxurious limou-
sine of the black Vandyked man was the who'e of
her text She rattled on and ou and on shout It.
aud as she tslked the pretty face of Mrs Wiles grew
more and mora distressed.
"Harry dear" she said "Dolly and 1 want a
Dolly clapped ber bsnds.
"After tbst limousine sgalu" he gayly comment
ed. "Not now Woosly. Hualueaa Is too bad."
"I don't like business" she laughed. "It's a meau
old thing Isn't It Dolly? Hurry please!"
"Get thee behind me Wooxly." The niau at 1 1 1 1
laughed but be began to look very seriously at bis
charming wife. "You'd get anything out of a man."
Aud hla laugh wss half vexed altogether uilmlrlng
I'retty Mrs. Wiles accepted tbst compliment pret '
tlly but June as she slipped out of the library uu
observed was hurt for the woman fur herself for
ber kind as her fuce betrayed Here wus again -tbe
endless almost unvarying story of the woinau
dependent on the man's bounty ami. tu this case
getting all she could out of .dm
Again In the evening June heard Mrs. Wiles and
Dolly pleading for u big limousine mid next day a
car coating several thousand dollars stood before
Mrs. Nisi Warner had been made tremendously
thoughtful by the affairs of (he little Wiles family
There was something wrong In the custom which
made this condition possible. What was it? Tho
position of donor snd reclpteut. Neither tbe uiun
nor the woman was really to blame It wss cut
torn. And June knew what Mrs. Wiles would not
admit to herself. If she suspected It that tbe man
waa being constantly wheedled beyond his means.
The crash came sooner than June bad expected.
Ou tbe m evening after tbe limousine bad come
home then- walked into the bouse a grim jawed
bard eyed mau of forty Ave on a hose suitcase were
pasted foreign lubels.
"Hello Baker!" exclsluied Wiles with cordiality.
"A Utile persona! business." Aud Baker seated
"How's the Ixiudon hrtneb?" asked Wiles by way
f making conversation.
"Doing very nicely" was tbe curt reply and Ba-
ker shook bands with Dolly. By and by the voices
of the uien rose as tbey became more Interested In
their conversation anil there floated up to June an
emphatic apeecb of Baker'a which th could not
"You've apent It!" Baker'a words were clean cut
"In my absence of a year aud a half you've over-
drawn your account $50000. Fifty thousand dollars
was tbe exact amount of your Investment. That
makes us quits. You'll turn over your share of tbe
bualneas to me Immediately "
"But that leaves me without a cent without an
Income!" worried Wiles He bad no blame for bis
partner nor was be as much crushed aa be had ex-
pected to he. "I have a wife aud a child you
know Haker. I could no more refuse then) any-
thing than I could refuse bread to a starving child."
"That's the trouble." Baker's voice was uot harsh
It was simply cold. "You've apoUed them. A wife
should be a belp to a man and most of them would
If they were given a chance. You oiade a toy of
The next morning Mrs. Wiles cam up to June.
She bad been crying but there waa light In ber
eyes which wss good to see.
"I am very sorry" the said almply. "We have bad
business reverse and we shan't be able to keep
you. The fact of the matter Is tbat we don't bapiten
to have a cent In tbe house. I took all of Harry's
Itocket money yesterdsy and I spent It yesterday
afternoon t I I that Isn't quite the truth" she
suddenly blurted out "We are absolutely broke.
We haven't auy money at alL"
It hurt June to part with them She had liked
them all and when the little girl hung around her
neck they cried together all three June aud Mrs.
Wiles and Dolly.
Halfway up to the avenue June walking along
aud dabbing her eye occaalonally was confronted
by some ous. Blye!
"Which wsyT be asked.
"To tba employment office" the told him tad
showed him ber tittle purs with a laugb.
"lfs sbsme that pretty girl like 70a baa t
worry about mosey." And hla eoal black eyea gaatd
down at ber glowingly.
Ha tried to detain ber; catching her gently by tbe
arm tried to urge ber Into bla car used all th per-
snaslvenesa of hla eyea and bla smile and bla suave
courtesy but aha waa obdurate.
Suddenly be Jumped Into bla limousine and whirled
away. He waa at the employment agency before
June reached It aud be had cordial cbat with the
employment agency woman. He handed bar ad-
dreaa and went away. " '
June waa delighted when aba secured aa open-
ing quickly and started out Immediately for tbe
place. For a moment June felt an Intense dislike
to tbe ugly looking house at tba sddreas given ber
tnd all tbat It might contain; then laogblng it ber
own fancies she strode up tbe steps had rang the
bell. The door swung open silently bat bo dim tp
peered. Wondering June walked In and the door
slammed behind ber. s -
Two minutes later Gilbert Blyt walked ap tbe
'steps took a key from bla pocket Inserted H Into
tbe lock and smiled.
I TO Bl COHTIHUID J
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