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Cedar Grove, Sept 3.
My Precious Dolores: It was with
j the deepest distress that I received the
I news of your sorrow. The question is :
.What shall I do to help you? In real
ity ?here's nothing I could do or say
that would muke your grief more en
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
So pick up all your things, your
personal belongings, my dear, and take
the first train to your devoted
New York, Sept. 3, 190S.
'Mrs. Dolores Hartley, "The Poplars,"
i Dear Madam : Your favor of recent
;date to hand, inclosing letter, which
?herewith return as requested.
In regard to your question concern
ing grounds for divorce, I have to
?state that unless you are prepared to
ffurnish 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
?you see fit to call upon me, as you
suggested, 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 & BroswelL
The Imperial, Monday, 3d.
My Darling: I nm 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 O. 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
dont sympathize with you, child, and
perfectly understand how black every
thing looks to you right now. But, my
dear, a word of advice from one who
has 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 he'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 lake.
Drop me a line and tell me you've
been a sensible little girl, won't you?
And believe me always, yours affec
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
to her desk, letting her mail fall in
a neglected shower to the floor. She
.picked np a pen and dashed down the
"The Pqplars," Sept. 4.
j 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,
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, wh?n 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
S MARINA'S RESCUE i
ia _ 1
By MARTHA McC. WILLIAMS. |
Dusk fell before sunset because
the thickening mists. May though
was, there was more than a wint
tang to the penetrating damp.
Therefore Marina was out gather!
bark and chips. The winter woodpl
was exhausted, but Granny's feeblenc
demanded a fire. So the girl went o
of bounds, into the woods beyond t
ragged pasture. Men had worked.the
in winter cutting timber ; she kne
they must have left behind what won
be treasure trove to her. In the du:
.she could not instantly mark the sp<
therefore she went zigzag, feeling wi
a little, badly shod foot for what si
sought. Presently she found it and b
gnu eagerly to gather arms and apro
ful of it, but stopped with a little stn
tied cry as she ran plump against
A man indeed ! Ile was clearly i
? less startled than she. She looked i
at hun-he was very tall-the smoth
of mist all but masked him, yet si
j noted that he was clean-shaven ar
that his eyes were so deep set that si
could not nark simpe or color.
"What brings you here?" he nskc
tensely. She touched her half-iillc
apron significantly, saying on!;
"Is it great enough to make you ri?
something?" he asked eagerly. Singi
larly fear had fallen away from her ii
soon as he spoke. She drew a dee
breath, answering, "My need is immi
diatc-warmth for old age. But if th
risk is not a wicked one, I do nc
? "Judge!" he said thickly. "I ai
hunted-lost-unless I get word to
friend. Yet I am not a criminal
swear it before your innocence. Th
charge is murder-my pursuers wi
hang me first and prove me guilt
afterward. So far I have baffled them
but when you have been tramping, mr
niug, falling, getting up, for twelv
hours, you can't go much farther. I?esl
lng a little while, I grew chilled. Now
will you bring mc food-and take o
send a message? You shall have you
"I want none," Marina said, almos
haughtily. "But I shall help you
would even if I thought you guilty."
. "That makes me believe there is ?
God after all," the man said huskil;
"But you must be quick-they have se
bloodhounds on my trail."
Marina let fall her burden, untiei
her apron, stripped off her skirt, am
said hushedly, as she spread them be
fore him, "Take these, run fifty yard:
from the fire, spread them down, wall
on them, take them up, spread then
again, come back to me and follow me
still keeping them under your feet."
"Where will you take me?" the mar
"Home." she said. "Be quick-anc
be glad that as a child I learned tc
play the Indian game of breakinj
How successfully it was broken wai
proved within two hours. The dogs
were utterly at fault after leaving thc
fire. Lanterns showed neither hool
marks nor footprints-as to the other
scent the hounds took no note of it. Sc
in the thick dark they could do no
more than wait for daylight. The best
chance was ro guard their exits. Thc
fugitive must be hidden somewhere
within, unless he had escaped by air
Instead he lay snug in the loft of
Granny's lumber house. Marina had
After that things all but arranged
themselves. Upon the third night Ma
rina made a clean breast of things to
Granny-and got her blessing upon the
closing errand, which was to take the
accused man, William Benton by name,
out back to the farther turnpike,
where Francis Galton awaited them
with his swift car. She had hardly
slept since the beginning of her ad
venture. After this happy ending of
it she nodded so heavily that Gray
Billy had things all his'own way. Be
ing a wise beast, withal kindly, he
took his young mistress safely home.
Murder will out Less than a month
after Marina's rescue the real crimi
nal discovered himself. He was a poor,
lost soul in the grip of recurrent con
genital insanity. Then the country
side shuddered in thankfulness over
what it had escaped. But before that
young Francis Galton had said things
of Marina that made Granny's cheeks
flush and glow as in youth. He had
come to them bearing gifts-registered
gold bonds for $50,000. William Ben
ton had sent them, not In payment, but
in gratitude. Francis had to make that
very, very plain before proud Granny
would even consider them. Also he
made it plain that Benton was rich
enough never to think again of his gift
and that he would be sadly hurt by its
rejection. Granny began then to con
sider. Francis, whispering apart with
Marina, turned suddenly upon her a
radiant face, crying: "We don't care
what you do about the money, Granny.
I have enough my own self for bread
and cheese and Marina has promised
to furnish the kisses."
"If she is going to marry you, as I
take lt she must be, she must have a
dowry," Granny said, twinkling. "So
you can tell Mr. Benton we are duly
grateful; pity he can't come to th*
He did come, after all, to be ac
claimed by his contemners. As for Ma
rina, her husband could have had any
gift in the power of his fellow citizens
to reward her for saving them from
(Copyright, 1917, by the McClure Newspa
Blow Up Their Boats in Waters
Around the Emerald
THREATEN COAST MASES
To Remark, "We Thought You Liked
the Irish," They Retort, "Ah, You
Don't Know Us Yet"--To
Cut Food Supply.
Skibbereen, County Cork.-German
submarines have been actively en
gaged in the destruction of the Irish
fishing fleets in the waters around
these coasts. Of course it is impossi
ble to designate here thc exact local
ities where or the dates when the Prus
sian pirates did their cowardly work.
But their purpose is plain to all tke
world-to cut off part of Ireland's and
England's food supply, for mackerel
teem in these waters.
The submarines were busy many
miles outside from Kenmare in Kerry
to Howth on Dublin bay. Many fish
ing craft aro at the bottom of tho sea,
and the men who owned them and the
fishermen who worked on them are
Affixed Bombs on Boats.
On a certain evening about seven
o'clock the fishing fleet put out from
Baltimore, on Baltimore ,bay, near
Skibbereen. The first numbered about
eighty boats of all classes and em
braced several boats from Arklow,
County Wicklow. A few hours after
the fleet set out a German U-boat of
the latest pattern, about 300 feet in
length, appeared. The submarine did
not waste torpedoes or shells on the
defenseless fishing boats; the crew
simply placed bombs on 13 of them
and so destroyed them.
Only three minutes were allowed
the hapless fishermen to get into their
small boats; then all their belongings,
which in many cases Included con
siderable sums of money, were sent to
the bottom. Had it not been for the
appearance of a British patrol, which
caused the submarine to submerge at
once, it ls certain that all the fleet
would have been destroyed. Those
thht escaped returned to port with an
abundance of fish, but are not ventur
ing out again, so that in one night
the fishing fleet of Baltimore has been
put out of action bj* the Germans,
which means a loss of many thousands
pf pounds to the poor fishermen and
their families. Among the fishing
boats sunk were two fine motorboats
belonging to the Baltimore Piscatorial
schools, a motorboat the property of
John Beamish, Skibbereen, and two
motorboats owned by Mr. Cottrell,
Baltimore, worth several hundred
The pirates did not spare even the
smallest craft, for they bombed two
open boats. With a great hammer
they smashed to bits the engine of a
little boat belonging to John Dono
van of Castlctownshend and left it to
No lives were lost, bnt for that the
Huns deserve no thanks, for they re
fused the fishermen permission to take
oars into their punts.
One Cape Clear man, resenting this
refusal, ventured to remark to the cap
tain of the submarine:
"I thought ye Germans would do
nothing to the Irish-that ye liked
"Ah, my dear fellow, you don't know
the Germans yet," was the command
er's curt reply.
Tho Germans intimated that they
had sunk all the Kinsale fishing boats
as they had come along to Baltimore,
and that off Dunmore they had de
stroyed the Waterford fishing fleet
They made no secret of the fact, but
on the contrary borated about lt and
declared that they would have every
Irish fishing boat at the bottom of
the sea before a month. Furthermore
one of the submarine crew said they
Intended shelling villages on this
"lt's All Up Now."
Consternation and despair have
seized our unfortunate fisherfolk.
. "It is all up now, sir," said a Balti
more skipper, "when they are sinking
'our fishing boats." When I told him
I would expose the Huns' deviltry he
"Oh, then, do, slr ! Tell all America
the Germans are the worst savages
on earth, and that this is their most
cowardly blow yet, and that we hope
and trmt that with the aid of our kith
and kin over there the archfiends will
;Soon be swept from the face of the
SON MISSING; PHOTO
? SHOWS HIM IN FRANCE
j Follansbee, W. Va.-A photo
T graph in a newspaper of a trans
! port loaded with troops leaving
I. an American port for France
furnished Mr. and Mrs. William
Thomas of this place with the
first information that their son,
Garfield, nineteen, was with
General Pershing's forces. Young
Thomas enlisted In the regulars
several months ago and his
whereabouts was unknown to
The Southern Yell in France.
"I want to hear the Southern yell in
They have come from Carolina,
From Virginia, Terne?see,
And from every sunny Southern State,
Their fathers followed Lee,
And now, upon the plains of France,
A nobler tale to tell,
A better and a truer cause,
Once more the Southern yell.
With the dead old cause forgotten,
For which the blood ran red,
And the dead old hatred buried
Beside the buried dead.
They have rallied round the banner
They have learned to love so well;
And the Stars and Stripes go forward
With a ringing Southern yell.
The Germans stop to listen,
And their hearts forget to beat
When they hear that shrill, wild battle
Come with the charging feet,
It soars above the roar of guns,.
The crash of bursting shell;
It rises to the heavens above,
That piercing Southern yell.
They have borne the Flag of Freedom
O'er three thousand miles of sea;
They have joined their Northern broth
To make the whole world free;
And, to win the world for leedom,
They would face the hosts of hell,
And drive them down into the pit
With one last Southern yell.
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