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CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE -m-
A NEW ANGLE TO MALCOLM STUART'S CHARACTER ' .
"Well, it starts out well," said Jim
1 Edie after I read' the first chapters
of 'Every Girl to him. "1 think it
will be a success. You are a very
clever woman, Margie."
"Thank you, Jim," I said some
what wearily. "Now, tell me what
brought you up here this morning?"
"Well, Margie, have you fully de
termined to see that specialist?"
"Jim," I interrupted, "Dick has
sent you to me to dissuade me from
seeing that Vienna specialist Why
is he so against it and him?"
"Mainly because he is afraid he
will lose you entirely, I guess."
"I'm going to take the chance,
"What is calling the doctor over
here," inquired Jim.
"Mollie said that in her letter from
Mr. Stuart he said he was coming on
a vacation and a tour of inspection
of our hospital clinics and methods."
"What do you mean by that kind
of a noise, Jim? It is not a pretty
noise and it irritates me."
"What do you know about Mal
colm Stuart, Margie?"
"Nothing, except in some ways he
is the most interesting man I ever
"He ought to be. He has always
had all the money in the world.' He
has traveled and met all the great
people on earth and he has never
denied himself a pleasure whether it
brought joy or hurt to others."
"Do you mean that, Jim?"
"That is his reputation."
"I think he is the best loved and
the hardest hated of any man I have
ever known. I don't know him very
well myself. In fact, I only saw him
those two times at Eliene's, but
whenever he comes into port then
the whole town is agog with gossip.
You came in for your share, Margie,
the last time he was here, for he
jaid such marked attention to you."
"But I only saw him those two
times at Eliene's."
"That was enough for the scan
dalmongers, and if you remember
he did not leave you a minute, ex
cept when I hauled you away by
main force to dance with me."
"If anything happens to you I
think Dick will murder Stuart," said
"Why, Jim, I don't see where Mr.
Stuart comes in this at all."
"Don't you see, Margie, that in one
of his temperamental Quixotic moods
he is sending that German over here.
Anyone could see on that last night
that he had fallen in love with you."
"Jim, you must not say such things
to me. I can't take your view of it
at all. Of course, I knew he was in
terested in me, and Mollie told me
that he seemed very sorry for me, but
I am not ready to believe that he is
sending that doct6r over here on a
chance of Dick and I abiding by his
opinion. I don't want you by any
chance to poison Dick's mind by this
"I won't, Margie, for'God knows
I would enter a compact with the
devil himself if he would put you on,
After Jim had gone I thought over
what he had said, and I will confess
to you, little book, and to you only,
that I am not angry at the thought
of Malcolm Stuart sending the phy
sician he thought would make mq
What woman in my condition!
(To Be Continued)
DRYS NAME HAYES '
Prohibitionists yesterday nomi
nated Dudley Grant Hayes for state's
att'y. Others named were: Dr. Harry
J. Haiselden for coroner, Geo. Hoff
man for recorder, W. H. Clement for
circuit court clerk, and Carl T,
Schultz for superior court clerk. ,