"whispered hoarsely, "for I want to tell
you that I have left your aunt in your
keeping. Be a son to her, boy, for the
little time she is with you. It won't
be Jong," and his eyes fondly rested
on the bowed head of the sad-eyed
woman who crept up closer and took
his hand from Dick.
"No, John, it won't be long oh, I
hope, "dear, it won't be long I could
-not bear to have it long," she mur
mured. . ' t '
"Margie and 111 take care of her,
Uncle John," and again Dick put his
arm about the slight, trembling form.
Into Uncle John's fast-glazing eyes
there came a gleam as with a sigh his
face slowly settled in that peace
which passeth all understanding.
Gently I took his hand from the
clasp of Aunt Mary's and said as Dick
closed the eyes and drew up the sheet
across the stiffening form: "Come."
Then the flood gates broke. Gentle
Aunt Mary became a woman, imbued
with marvejpus will, waging the ever
losing Rattle against fate.
"Margie, Margie," she cried, "there
is my whole thought, my "whole love,
my whole life,- and it has gone out
apd left me stranded. What shall I
Why should life seize upon a wo
man and after whirling her into the
great current of passion and love
after letting her Hold in her arms
close close the one being who has
had the magic power to unlock her
heart and after cementing this com
panionship with the joys and sorrows
of years, snatch him from her and
throw her bodily into the awful mo
rass of loneliness and despair.
"Oh, Jqhn, John, take me with you
take me with you," she jbegged as
she fell across the still form on the
Dick carried her upstairs.
. (To Be Continued Tomorrow.)
Copyright, 1914, by the Newspaper
One woman in a million w?ars well
with other women.
ONL-WQMAN-CfilEF OF POLICE
GE'TS'-MEpjSL FROM MAYOR
Unixe;rsai;Cjtyi "Cal, Here you see
Mayor'Lois.'yeher, in: white, present
ing a medal to- h.er new chief of po
lice, Miss Stella'-i' Adams!
Universal Gityns' the original bona
fide ''womaritsphere," Where wo
men do ;air 'the'., bossing and where
man-ikfjustmeTe' man. That's all.
UniversaiCity.' is the city of the
mpviesffcThe -citizens have just chosen
Miss Adtt&S'asHb.eir new chief.
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