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j' THE B'S JOLT
By A. M. CRAWFORD.
Fur throe mouths ho hud Uv?
his dui) and had stayed away
every place where he vms like!
encounter ids wife. He had eudei
last argument about taking his y
Stenographer to lunch, to dinner
to places of amusement by tcllinj
wife that lie wanted an excuse t(
They were wholly unsuited to
other so why be millstones tir
each other's necks? She was ye
pretty, too, and he-would see to it
she drew sufficient alimony to in
her every luxury. As for himself
was a man of the world and could
would not tolerate bonds that ri
him accountable to any woman
. what he did.
If he chose to take a pretty gil
lunch, there was no hann in it.
had always been true to his marr
vows, he had told his wife stiffly.
He had deposited money in the I
regularly for her sustenance. Nov
lind arrived at his lawyer's office tc
quire about the divorce proceed!
The attorney informed him that
wife had not drawn a penny from
"How did she live, then?" Di
brought himself np with a jerk.
"She has been Dan Goldman's ;
retary ever since the day after
"And tho boy?" His voice was
with suppressed emotion.
"Old Sue, the only servant
could afford to keep, is talcing c
of him. They are living in 1
moms, far out where the rent is chi
and the boy has a chance to get
in the sunshine every day. See het
said Steele, leaning forward, "th
was another woman, wasn't the
[Well, what's become of her?"
From somewhere down below ca
the excited voices of children pl;
ing in the sunny streets. Th?? bal
breath of an awakened earth st
in like a quiet, soothing incense.
"There never was any otl
woman," said David Bryson slow
"I took my stenographer out a ff
times, d- bad taste, but lots
men do those things-and Kate nea
of it and asked me not to do
iigain. I said that no woman cot
dictate terms to me-we never qu;
reled. Kate was too fine for that sc
of thing-so I left in a fit of pnssic
as you know."
He turned to look tho lawyer in t
face. "I let that stenographer
on the first excuse I could find and
hope that I never see her face aga i
Kate working in old Dan Goldmar
office! Why didn't somebody tell r.
"Why," demanded John Steele shar
ly, "do men want to make fools
themselves for a bit of flattery?
man likes to think that he is a reg
lar devil with women and always 1
has a jolt coming to him like you ai
getting right now. If I were in yoi
pince, I would give Kate a chain
to bo free, to be courted, to be love
as she so richly deserves."
David Bryson stood up suddenly at
like a drunken man, stumbled into
little writing room. He dropped hea^
ily into a chair and seized paper an
pen in bis shaking bands. His wife'
face seemed .to smile at him froi
the white paper. It was'no time ffn
idle 'fancies. Iii* shook himself an
rubbed his eyes. What would h
say to her, to Kate? She would lov
him always, always, ne was sure o
that. Then he began to wonder. Sb
had refused his help. She had neve
lifted a hand to call bim back to her
Most women would have found on
that he hud been bluffing about hii
stenographer and would have sent foi
him on some flimsy pretext. Who
would bc do? Ile leaned his head ni
hisihands. Then a ghost of long ag<
spread a magic tapestry before hil
Ho. was once moro in that little bim
room at homo and it was quite dari
save for the single night lamp thal
burned on a low table beside the bed
Again tho agony of young father
hood laid bis gripping hand upon his
heart and his eyelids burned with
tears, manfully restrained. His mind
proped for words to tell the sweet
young girl wife how much be loved
her as she lay there, white and spent
from the birth pangs of bis tiny son.
"I love you," was all that he could
say. "Oh, my dear, I love you so."
"And nur son." she had added weakly.
Ho knelt down by tho bed and laid
his bead lightly against her full
breast. He felt her soft lingers stray
ing over his hair. "And I love you,"
she had whispered, "oh, my dear, you
know now, bow very, very much."
Something wann like rain fell on
his cheeks. He put up his hand ab
sently, and, unashamed, wiped the
tears away. He reached for a fresh
sheet of paper. Ile wrote something
on it, and slipped lt into an envelope,
called one of the club servants and
The note was addressed tn li's wife,
ac Dan Goldman's office, and it car
ried a simple message: "I love you
more than life itself, Kate, dear. Will
you forgive me and let me como for
you and the boy right away, so that
we can get home in time to watch tho
sun dip down below the garden and
hear the white throats hushing a clam
oring brood in the blossoming pear
tree under our window? Answer by
'phone ai my club ! Will be waiting
hopefully. With all my heart, I love
you and our son. David."
Whprp there's a will there's a way to
meet the submarine menace.
Gradually the recognition spreads
that tiiis is no dilettante war.
Some of our wisest nature lovers
are eating dandelion greens.
Don't find fault with your govern
ment. It is the best in the world.
Anyway. Americans are now learn
ing to distinguish a number of national
Fewer gems are being imported.
Bartenders will please go outside aud
Amateur gardening is, of course,
creating considerable of a stirring
Free speech Is guaranteed under the
American Constitution, but not free
For warm weather, sandals would
conserve shoe leather and improve the
America is going to win this war be
cause there will be no America if lt
loses thc war.
Now is the time to get out the cook
book and learn 17 ways of making de
licious corn bread.
There is a great demand in the army
Cor cooks-which shows how domestic
modern annies are.
War is abolishing the cuff on trou
sers, and we should be thankful even
Tor small blessings.
"Turks have taken Mush." says a
headline. Well, that's a pretty good
antidote for food shortage.
To think that ono should live to sep
the time when lard at 2? cents a pound
ls advertised as a "bargain !"
For one thing, this war has success
fully squelched the oldest inhabitant.
He cannot recall any bigger war.
Gambling in food Is gambling in
lives and in human liberty. Peniten
tiary stripes for fond gamblers!
Another factor In the popularity of
the "Marseillaise" Is that nobody over
here pretends to know the words.
Nearly everybody writes poetry at i
some time, and most of it is like uku
lele playing by an expert chauffeur.
A Missouri hen is laying eggs that
look like walnuts-and hy Christmas
th?y may look like a nickel apiece.
With more or' less equanimity the
back-yard gardener receives the news
that there ls u shortage of tlu cans.
Anybody who would steal seed pota
toes from the ground in this crisis
would drop bombs on sleeping infants.
The only thine: left for the unfortu
nate man who doesn't come within any
of the war taxation schemes ls to en
With everybody working. America
Is going to produce as never before;
and the country will astonish the
The war will not be without its
blessings if we learn how to control
the production and distribution of our
By looking more closely the astron
omers may he able to see whet lier
there is a can tied to the tail of that
Doing one's hit Is perhaps snlve to
the conscience. But we shall have to
he ready to make huge bites when the
Thrice is he armed who has n sack
of flour, a bushel of spuds and a side
of bacon cached in the dark recesses
of his cellar.
One good way to keep the weeds out
of a garden ts never to let them get
any bigger after they have established
Not eating more food than you want
will not necessarily conserve tho sup
ply; but not eating more than you
really need will.
The proposal to kill ali cats as an
economic war measure should load to
a rat jubilee convention at plague
The United States needs 2,000 vet
erinary surgeons, who will rank us
lieutenants. We should think they'd
rank as horse marines.
The inexperienced and too ardent
wielder of the hoe may have found
by this time that there's a crying de
mand for a safety hoe.
Tho kaiser is right in a way. ITis
men certainly have done "deeds such
as never before have been recorded In
the history of all times."
The suggestion nf n submersible
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Another Is a ship that can jump into j
Thanks to excellent phonograph rec
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edge of t'iic national anthems may be
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