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Cedar Grove, Sept. 3.
i My Precious Dolores: It was with
?the deepest distress that I received the
i news of your sorrow. The question is:
jTv'hat shall I do to help you? In real
ity there's nothing I could do or say
that would make your grief more en
j durable to you-now. But in time,
'when you come to realize that the feet
;of your idol were of clay, and to ap
preciate how fortunate you have been
,in being enabled to escape a life of
future misery by virtue of your dis
covery, things will look very, very dif
I So pick up all your things, your
personal belongings, my dear, and take
the first train to your devoted
New York, Sept. 3, 1908.
[Mrs. Dolores Hartley, "The Poplars,"
Dear Madam : Your favor of recent
?date to hand, inclosing letter, which
[herewith return as requested.
In regard to your question concern
ling grounds for divorce, I have to
state that unless you are prepared to
[furnish further proof of your hus
band's disloyalty the present evidence
^appears somewhat inadequate.
However, I shall be glad to hear
;from you again, and in the event that
iyou see fit to call upon me, as you
isuggested, will exert myself to do all
In my power to relieve you In your
Kindly advise me at your conveni
ence of your intentions, and oblige,
yours very truly,
J. H. ROGERS,
Of Rogers & Braswell.
The Imperial, Monday, 3d.
My Darling: I am half crazy over
your letter. I cannot understand what
has happened-what you are talking
about. A love letter from another wom
an ! Going to leave me ! Surely you
have made some frightful mistake,
of which I am the innocent victim. On
my word of honor, I swear to you that
never in my life have I received a
love letter from any other woman or
girl. Someone has been playing a
ghastly joke-else you are playing one
on me. That is it, isn't it, sweet?
I am tied here till the end of the
week. Write me at once and tell me
that all is 0. K. And under no cir
cumstances do anything rash before
?you have seen me.
With love inexpressible, "JACK."
Plainfield, Sept. 3.
Dearest Dolores : I have laughed my
self sick over your letter. Not that I
don't sympathize with you, child, and
perfectly understand how black every
thing looks to you right now. But, ruy
dear, a word of advice from one who
hts had experience-and a vast deal
of observation jus? as good. Don't
know a thing about this letter you have
found : never let it be known that you
have found it.
Of course, you love your hubby, and
no doubt ho's perfectly wild about you.
The fact that he may have unwittingly
been tangled up in this affair is no
reflection on you.
So, just as I say, Dolly, don't ever
breathe a word of it to Jack-or to
anyone else by all means-and every
thing will blow over in time, even your
own distress, and life be as placid as
a Southern iake.
Drop me a line and tell me you've
been a sensible little girl, won't you?
And believe me always, yours affec
tionately. "..,?,.. CECILE.
Dolores sat in the midst of her
ruined hopes with the odious letter
tight in her little cold fingers. Her
blue eyes were pink and her lips trem
bling. She read and reread the batch
of letters the postman brought that
morning, with mingled feelings of in
dignation, rage and disgust. But some
where was there to be found a scrap
of comfort The only refuge lay in
her mother's suggestion. Yes, she
would go home, that very day. 'She
rose impulsively and crossed the room
lo her desk, letting her mall fall In
a neglected shower to the floor. She
picked up a pen and dashed down the
"The Pqplars," Sept. 4.
Dear Mamma : I leave here on the
eight o'clock train tonight, arriving at
Cedar Grove six in the morning. Have
Giles meet me with the trap. Hastily,
.'. ?iii "S*-* , i
Jack: All Is over between us for
ever. Don't attempt to see me or com
municate with me, I am done with you
for good and all, and the sight of your
traitorous face would cause me only
the supremest feelings of contempt.
She rang for a maid and handed her
the letters, with the order to have
them posted at once, and afterwards
to see to the packing of her trunks.
Then, when the girl had left the room,
Dolores burst into a passion of sobs.
But by and by she controlled herself
and managed to look quite stony and
grim when she went into luncheon.
In the midst of the salad, there was
ft violent ringing of the front door
bell. Dolores dropped her fork with
a clatter at sound of the familiar voice
that floated in through the hallway.
"Your mistress in, James? I forgot
my latchkey, and-" He lind gained
the threshold of the dining room door
and stopped short, the words broken
off upon his lips.
Dolores, frozen to her chair, greeted
him with a frigid nod. The servants
"Dolores!" Hartley's voice shook.
She looked up coldly, holding him
oft by her glance.
"What does it all mean?" he asked
hoarsely. "J threw up my business
deal and caught the first train up. I
couldn't stand it another hour. Has
someone-" "***** "*r.-:i:1 .'. '
Dolores put a stop to his question
by producing a dilapidated letter and
holding it out to him in silence.
Hartley received it between trem
bling fingers and read the lines over
twice, a ripple of silent laughter chas
ing the clouds from his face. His eyes
rested In a little smile on the signa
"Where did you come across this,
Dolly?" he asked abruptly.
Dolores swallowed a lump as she an
swered shortly: "In the left-hand, in
side pocket of your spring suit, tied
carefully-concealingly-In an old silk
handkerchief, one that I had given
you." Her eyes blabed. "Don't try to
deny that it's yours, pray."
"It's mine, all right," was the phleg
matic response, "thank heaven for
that." He was edging nearer and near
er to her, but she was too angry to be
conscious of it, and she did not catch
the twinkle In her husband's gray eyes.
"And you make no effort to explain?
To even try to shield yourself from the
inevitable verdict?" demanded Dolores
"None whatever. It's funny you
never ran across it before, for I've car
ried the letter about with me all these
years, right over my heart. You never
would have judged me to be the senti
mental sort, eh. Dolly? You see, it
was the first time she had ever called
me just plain 'Jack,' and-" He
stopped short. Dolores had risen and
was regarding him with wide eyes and
a working face. With a swift, dexter
ous movement. Hartley had her in his
arms, and despite her struggles, held
her there. He bent and whispered In
her ear-and kissed her.
A dazed look swept over Dolores'
features; then suddenly the hot blood
poured up to her temples. She lifted
a very sheepish pair of misty blue
eyes to meet the laughing gaze in Hart
ley's gray ones.
"Yes," he was saying, "your hand
writing hadn't grown up then. Under
other circumstances I might even have
failed to recognize it myself."
Dolores sank into a chair, relief and
self-disgust struggling for the mastery
of her blushing face.
"How silly of me not to have dated
it!" she exclaimed petulantly, when
her voice at last managed to resurrect
itself.-kellie Crnvey Gillmore.
EIGHT IMPORTANT RULES
Save wisely, but not too well.
Don't turn patriotism into par
Remember that a nation fights
on its stomach.
Eat less, but not too little.
Substitute rather than starve ;
eat Jess meat, but more fish ; eat
less wheat bread, but more corn
Save the canned food-the
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Save the fat, but keep a bal
Cut slices of bread Into fancy
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"Aren't you the man who used to
stand around and tell how the gov
ernment ought to be run?"
"Yes," replied the self-confident per
"Why haven't you anything to say
"I'm afraid that if I dig up any good
suggestions now, some German spy
will grab 'era and give Berlin the bene
fit of them before I can get them put
across in Washington."
Sure Enough Family Pride.
"Blubbs seems all puffed up with
"Case ot family pride."
"No, He has a boy in the army.*'
NEW PORT IN PHILIPPINES
Improvements Made by Government
?horten Trip to Islands by From
Three to Five Days.
A new seaport recently built hy
the government on the east side of
the Island of Luzon will shorten the
voyage to the Philippines from
American ports by from three to five
days. Manila, the destination here
tofore of all army transports and
most of the commerce of the islands,
lies on the west coast of Luzon, and
while convenient for Spanish trade
sailing eastward, it involves an un
necessary trip around the coast for
The newport is located at a place
called Hondagua, meaning "deep
water/' which is also the terminus
of a new railroad from Manila. The
improvements made by the United
States engineer have laid the founda
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Popular Mechanics, from which pas
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hours by the new railroad, and the
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will open up to commerce 200 or 300
miles of coast hitherto practically
isolated and thousands of acres of
rich agricultural lands, producing
hemp and coconuts in profusion.
The harbor at Hondagua is deep, ex
tensive and almost landlocked by a
large island lying across its mouth.
Hubby-Did you have many call
ers while I was away, dear?
Wifey-Every time I tried to
bluff! I-er-that is to say, not
MELTS IRON IN JIG TIME.
A retired physician of Clifty,
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utes with the temperature at 85 de
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This can be done any day in the year
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The doctor's experimental ma
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FORCE OF HABIT.
"I was sure the old man yonder
was going to be run down by the
speeding automobile. He certainly
is agile for a man of his age." .
"I know him; he's a millionaire
who got his agility from dodging
"A hand reader of futures never
has dull times."
"Is that true?"
"Sure. Are not his all palmy
LIKE A WOMAN.
"Why are you buying so much tar
"It's for my fiance; he's enlisted
in the navy."
HOW SHE FINALLY GOT IT.
"She married for money."
"She had to sue for divorce be
fore she got it."
"He has a cold weather garden."
"What kind might that be?"
. "Nothing in it but wintergreen
and ice plants."
"Miss Oldgirl gave me such a
"What other kind coulU she give
with that hatchet face?"
Notice of Final Dis
To All Whom These Presents May
Whereas, L. G. Watson has made
application niuo this Court for Fi
nal Discharge as Administrator in
re the Estate of H. ?. Watson de
ceased, on this the 28th day of
These ATP Therefore, to cite any
and all kindred, creditors, or par
ties interested, to show cause be
fore rae at my office at Edgefield
Court House, South Carolina, on
the 30th day of August 1917, at ll
o'clock a. m., why said order of
Discharge should not be granted.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
J. P. C., E. C., S. C.
July 28, 1917.
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