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of things for me. But she'll be gone
before you get here."
Helen managed to delay her de
parture. In about 20 minutes she
heard a man's steps approaching,
then the dick of a latchkey, and her
"Helen!" he gasped.
"I'm going to take the train now,"
she said quietly. "I suppose you'll
not be out tonight."
"Yes, I will," he answered.
"I hope you'll be all right in the
morning, Miss Parks," she said quiet
ly to the girl, and she went As she
did so, she heard in awed tones the
girl's exclamation, "My God!" -
The next day Helen said to her
husband: "I suppose you would like
"Divorce!" he exclaimed, as though
it had never occurred to him.
"Why, yes," she said. "That seems
the only thing now; the only happi
ness for you. She is a good-hearted
little thing a bit coarse-grained, but
with kind impulses; yes, very kind. I
didn't blame her I was just sorry."
"Yes, she's all you say. And you
better believe she made me see what
a rotten cad I've been to you. She
thinks you must have wings, and she
said if I hadn't found it out, I'd better
begin right now. She didn't want to
see me again till I could tell her I
Helen was silent, wondering at this
strange turn of affairs.
"I don't know how to ask you to
forgive me, Helen. But if you'll let
me take her advice I I think it's
something I can never forget."
She put out her hand to him, and
he drew her close in his arms.
(Copyright, 1917, W. G. Chapman
"You saw that man beating his
wife and did not interfere?"
"No," confessed skimpy little Mr.
Meek. "But after it was over I whis
pered to him to please tell me how
he had the courage to do such a
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TODAY IN ILLINOIS HISTORY
April 13, 1818. Enabling act
passed by congress authorizing terri
tory of Illinois to constitution for ad
mission to union.