But there was no occasion for that
After dinner, as they sat in the liv
ing room and Mrs. Leeds was primed
for her attack, Walter spoke.
"My dear," he said to his wife, "I
had a sad mission today. You re
member the old friend I told you of,
Gerald Price, who died six months
"I think I do," murmured Nellie.
"He loved a beautiful young girl,
whose parents objected to his ad
dresses. They sent her away for a
year and it broke my friend's heart
She returned to the city a few days
since and I have executed the mis
sion my friend in dying entrusted to
me. It was to tell her how sacredly
he had treasured a few words she
had written and a photograph of her
self she had given him, to his last
moment It was a sad task. I took
her to his grave today and told her
of his constancy. Poor soul! her
heart is broken. She is a hopeless
invalid and will not long survive the
man she loved so devotedly."
"Oh! why did her parents inter
fere?" breathed Nellie, almost cry
ing. At this her mother "spunked up."
She gave her a withering glance.
Next morning she terminated her
Nellie never told Walter of the or
deal through which she had passed.
Only a greater tenderness and
strengthened faith came into her
heart for the man whom she doubted
WINTER CLOTHES WILL BE CAY
By Betty Brown
Autumn will bring no relief to color
blind eyes! From flamboyant sports
clothes we will skip to flamboyant-er
Here's a modest model in mustard
color broadcloth gay as a primrose
and snug as a blanket. The two
toned gray buttons and tne yoid
brown velvet and fur collar add
It's a forerunner, they told me at
the Chicago Garment Manufacture
ers' Fashion show, of the gay plu
mage even the least of us will be
wearing in the winter. The shawl
collar and deep cuffs indicate we will
be comfortable as well as gay. The
front belt and pouch-like pockets
decorate many new overcoats.
"How is. it that nobody ever ven
tures to discuss the war with Jinks
and he has all the talking to him
self?" "Well, you see, he's the only fel
low in the club who knows how to
pronounce the names of those Rus
sian and Polish -Jawbreaker towns,"
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