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my husband because I had not seen
him for a week.
To my surprise she accepted and
to my delight Dick did not act any
too pleased at the acceptance.
He began to talk to me about his
father. I wanted to tell him all about
what his father had said to me, but
could not tell such sacredly intimate
things before an outsider, so I an
swered: "I don't think he is in any
particular pain, but he is steadily
growing weaker, honey."
"For heaven's sake, Margie, do not
call me by that silly ragtime term of
endearment and perhaps it would be
as well not to call me by anything but
my name in public."
I could hardly believe my ears, to
openly insult me before Eleanor
Pairlow was too much and not wait
ing for anything more, we had only
had some fruit as a first course, I
said: "You will oblige me Mr. Rich
ard Waverly, by calling a taxi. I find
I have an engagement that must be
"Don't be a fool, Margie," said
Dick contritely, as he followed me to
the door, "can't you see I am worried
to death and crazy because that silly
woman accepted my invitation to
"I did not invite her," was my only
answer as I stepped into the taxi.
Dick went back to the table and
probably had lunch with Eleanor, but
I didn't envy her his company. I
could see he was much worried about
something, but as T told him, when he
came home, "I could not see any rea
son for his taking it out of me."
"If you could see what I am up
against," he ventured darkly, "you
would not wonder I go mad over some
"As I am not permitted to see what
you are up against, I may be forgiven
for not being ableto appreciate it."
Dick looked at me queerly and then
said: "If I did not know you were as
red-blooded as you are red-headed I
would think you had ice water in
your veins when you talk like that
"I can never be sure of you, Mar
gie, never sure how you will take
things. If I were, "
(To Be Continued Tomorrow.)
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THIS HEIRESS HAS WORK' TO DO
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New York. Miss Barbara Ruth
erford, daughter of Mrs. William K.
Vanderbilt, is one of the richest and
one of the busiest girls in. New York.
Society claims very little of Miss
Rutherford's time; she declines in
vitations for cotillions and teas to
visit the model tenements her mother
has erected on the East Side, or, to
help carry on the work of the Big
Miss Rutherford has a talent for
music, and if she were not heiress to
a fortune she would probably be a
star in. grand opera.