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of furniture. "There -was not even
room for Mary's" trunk, -which stood
out in the dirty hall.
I seated myself on the only chair
anfl Mary sat on the bed.
"I did not have much mohey," she
said simply, "and I knew poor Jack
did not have any to spare, so I rented
this little room because it was cheap,
as I' knew that before Jack graduat
ed I would -haye to go to the hos
"Does Jack know how soon you
will have to go?" I ,agked.
"No," she answered quickly, "and
please, Mrs. Waverly, don't' tell him.
I'll get along." And she held her
dear, brave, appealing face up to
mine in agonizing supplication.
"Now, my dear little sister," I said,
taking her entreating hands in mine,
"first, I am not Mrs. Waverly, t but
' your own sister Margie or Ma'dge,
as you like best to call me. Second,
you must not stay in this awful room'
another twenty-four" hours, and,'
third, well, we'll let the third go until
we get the other two adjusted."
"But Margie, I won't have money
enough to pay hospital hills if I spend
a lot ndw."
"We'll see about that, my dear, and
you owe it to your baby, dear heart,
to have as pleasant surroundings as
While I was speaking I made up
my mind to put Mary's case in Aunt
Mary's hands. Jt would give her
something to do and help, her "bear
her loss. I did not tell this to Mary,
'however, who was quietly crying with
her head in my lap.
"Oh, my dear, dear sister Margie,
I am so glad you: have come, for, al
though I had made up my mind to go
through this alone, I was afraid, oh
so afraid. Ldon't want to spoil Jack's
ohances of getting settled in'life, and
I know now that if was very wrong to
marry him secretly on the spur of the
moment but I love him, Margie--yes,
dear, I love him. so much!"
"I know, Mary," I said as I kissed
her good-bye and told her I would be
back in all hour and for her to "be
packed -up-ready txrgo away 'to a
comfortable place to, bye."
(To Be Cprrlinued'Tomorraw.)
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NAVY BRIDE 4-AUGrlS AT MEX.
Washington, D. C-Elrst of the
Mexican war brides is Mrs. Donald
Taylor Hunter, a Maryland girl who,
just before the war vessel, Arkansas,
steamed out 6f Hampton Roads,, be
came the bride of lieutenant Hunter.
Venders! of neyvspapeYs inr Berlin
are to be limited to calling out the
names of the journals they sell. To.
make known the, contents of the pa
of news i& foirtfidden.
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