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ST. JOHNS HERALD
"MY WEDDED WIFE"
SYNOPSIS. General factotum In
the house of her sister Ina, wife of
Herbert Deacon, In the Bmall towu
of Warbleton, L,ulu Bett leads a
dull, cramped existence, with which
she is constantly at enmity, though
apparently satisfied with her lot
Bobby Larkin, recently graduated
high-school youth, is secretly en
amored of Deacon's elder daughter,
Diana. The family is excited over
the news of an approaching visit
from Deacon's brother Nlnlan,
whom he had not seen for many
years. Unexpectedly, Ninlan ar
rives. Thus he becomes acquainted
with Lulu first and understands
her position In the house. To Lulu.
Nlnlan is a much-traveled man or
the world, and oven the slight in
terest which he takes In her la
appreciated, because It Is something
new in her life. At an outing
which the family takes, Ninlan and
Lulu become confidential. He ex
presses his disapproval of her
treatment as a sort of dependent
in the Deacon hpme. Diana and
Bobby, in the course of "soft noth
ings," discuss the possibility of
eloping and "surprising the whole
schooL" Lulu lias awakened to
pleasant possibilities concerning
NInlan's Intentions toward herself.
When, on a warm evening a fort
night later. Lulu descended the stairs
dressed for her Incredible trip to the
city, she wore the white waist which
she had often thought they would
!"use" for her If she died. And really,
the waist looked as If It had been
planned for the purpose, and Its wide,
ppstanding plaited lace at throat and
jwrlst made her neck look thinner, her
forearm sharp and veined. Her hair
she had "crimped" and parted in the
middle, puffed high it was so that
faalr had been worn In Lulu's girlhood.
"Well !" said Ina, when she saw this
coiffure, and frankly examined It,
head well back, tongue meditatively
teasing at her lower lip.
For travel Lulu was again wearing
Ina's linen duster the old one.
Ninlan appeared, in a sack coat
and his diamond. His distinctly con
vex face. Its thick, rosy flesh, thick
mouth and cleft chin gave Lulu once
more that bold sense of looking not
at him, for then she. was shy and
averted her eyes but at his photo
graph at which she could gaze as
much as she would. She looked up
jat him openly, fell in step beside him.
Was he not taking hereto the city?
Ina and Dwlght themselves were go
ing because she, Lulu, had brought
about this party.
"Act as good as you look, Lulle,"
Mrs. Bett called after them. . She gave
no Instructions to Ina, who was mar
ried and able to shine in her conduct,
Dwight was cross. On the way to
the station :he-might liave been heard
to take it np again, whatever It was,
and his Ina unmistakably said: "Well,
now, don't keep It going all the way
there"; and turned back to the others
with some elaborate comment about
the dust, thus cutting off her so-called
lord from his legitimate retort A
mean advantage., -
The city was two hours distant, and
they were to spend the night On the"
train Inxthe double seat, Nlnlan be
side her among the .bags, Lulu sat In
the simple consciousness that the
people all knew that she too had been
chosen. A man and a womtin were
opposite, with their little boy between
them. " "Lulu felt - this woman's supe
riority of -experience-over-her own,
and smiled at her from a world of fel
lowship. 'But the woman lifted her
eyebrows and sfarec' and turned away;
with slow and Insolent winking;
Tflnian" 'had- a -boyish pride In his
knowledge of places to eat in many
cities as ' If he were leading certain
of the tribe to a deer-run In a strange
wood. Nlnlan took his party to a
downtown cafe, Ih-m popular among
business and newspaper men. The
place was below the sidewalk, was
reached by a dozen marble steps, and
the odor of Its griddle-cakes took the
air of the street. Ninlan made a
great show of selecting" a table,
changed once, called the waiter "my
man" and rubbed soft hands on "What
do you say? Shall It be lobster?"
He ordered the dinner, Instructing the
waiter with painstaking gruffness.
"Not that they can touch your cook
ing here, Miss Lulu," he said, settling
himself to wait, and crumbling a
Dwight, expanding a bltln-the aura
of the food, observed that Lulu was
a regular chef, that was what Lulu
was. He still would not look at his
wife, who now remarked:
"Sheff, Dwightle. Not cheff."
This was a mean alvantage, which
he pretended not to hear another
"Ina," said Lulu, "your hat's Just a
Sflttle mite no, over the other way."
"Was there anything to prevent
your speaking of that before?" Ina
"I started to and then somebody
always said something," said Lulu
By ZONA GALE
Copyright by D. Apple ton & Company
iothmg could so much as cloud
Lulu's hour. She was proof against
"Say, but you look tremendous to
night," Dwight observed to her.
Understanding perfectly that this
was said to tease his wife, Lulu yet
flushed with pleasure. She saw two
women watching, and she thought:
"They're feeling sorry for Ina no
body talking to her." She laughed
at everything that the men said. She
passionately wanted to talk herself.
"How many folks keep going past,"
she said, many times.
At length, having noted the details
of all the clothes In range, Ina's Iso
lation palled upon her and she set
herself to take NInlan's attention.
She therefore talked with him about
"Curious you've never married,
Nin," she said.
"Don't say it like that," he begged.
"I might yet."
Ina laughed enjoyably. "Yes, you
might!" she met this.
"She wants everybody to get mar
ried, but she wishes I hadn't,"
Dwight threw In with exceeding ran
cor. They developed this theme exhaus
tively, Dwight usually speaking In the
third person and always with his
shoulder turned a bit from his wife.
It was inconceivable, the gusto with
which they proceeded. Ina had as
sumed for the purpose an air distrait,
casual, attentive to the scene about
them. But gradually her cheeks be
gan to burn.
"She'll cry," Lulu thought In alarm,
and said at random: "Ina, that hat Is
so pretty ever so much prettier than
the old one." But Ina said frostily
that she never saw anything the mat
ter with the old one.
"Let us talk," said Nlnlan low, to
Lulu. "Then they'll simmer down.
He went on, in an undertone, about
nothing in particular. Lulu hardly
heard what he said. It was so pleasant
to have him talking to her In this
confidential fashion; and she was
pleasantly aware that his manner was
open to misinterpretation.
In the nick of time the lobster was
Dinner and. the .play the show, as
Nlnlan called . It. This show was
"Peter Pan," chosen by Nlnlan be
cause the seats cost the most of those
at any theater. It was" almost Inde
cent to see how Dwight Herbert, the
Immortal soul, had warmed and melt
ed at these contacts. By the time
that all was over, and they were at
the hotel for supper, such was his
pleasurable, excitation that he was
once more playful, teasing, once more
the Irrepressible. But now his Ina
was to be won back, made It evident
that she was not one lightly to over
look, and a fine firmness sat upon the
little doubling chin.
They discussed the play. Not one
of them had understood the story.
The dog-kennel part wasn't that the
queerest thing? Nothing to do with
the rest of the play.
"I was for the pirates. The one
with the hook he was my style," said
"Well, there it Is" "again," Ina cried.
"They didn't belong to" the real play,
"Oh, well," Nlnlan said, "they have
to put In parts, I suppose, to catch
everybody. Instead of a song and
darice," they do that"
"And I didn't understand," said Ina,
"why they all clapped when the prin
clpal character ran down , front and
said something to the audience that
time. But they all did."
Ninian' thought "this might have
been out of compliment Ina wished
that Monona might have seen, con
fessed that the last part was so pretty
that she herself would, not look ; and
Into Ina's eyes came their loveliest
Lulu sat there, hearing the talk
aboutthe play. "Why couldn't I have
said that?" she thought as the others
spoke.. All that they said seemed to
her apropos, but she could think of
nothing to .add. The evening had been
to her a light from heaven how
could she find anything to say? She
sat in a daze of happiness, her mind
hardly operative, her look moving
from one to another. At last Nlnlan
looked at her.
"Sure you liked It, Miss Lulu?"
"Oh, yes I I think they all took
their parts real well."
It was not enough. She looked at
them appeallngly, knowing that she
had not said enough.
"You could Iiear everything they
said," she added. "It was she
dwindled to silence.
Dwight Herbert savored his rarebit
with a great show of long wrinkled
. "Excellent sauces they make here
excellent." he said, with the frown
of an epicure. "A tiny wee bit more
Athabasca," he added, and they all
laughed and told him that Athabasca
was a lake, of course. Of course he
meant tabasco, Ina said. Their en
tertainment and their talk was of
this sort, for an hour.
"Well, now," raid Dwight Herbert
when It was finished, "somebody dance
on the table."
"Got to amuse ourselves somehow.
Come, liven up. They'll begin to read
the funeral service over us."
"Why not say the wedding service?"
In the mention of wedlock there
was always something stimulating to
Dwight, something of overwhelming
humor. He shouted a derisive en
dorsement of this proposal.
"I shouldn't object," said Nlnlan.
"Should you, Miss Lulu?"
Lulu now burned the slow red of
her torture. They were all looking
at her. She made an anguished effort
to defend he'rself.
"I don't know It," she said, "so I
can't say it."
Nlnlan leaned toward her.
"I, Ninian, take thee, Lulu, to be
my wedded wife," he pronounced.
"That's the way it goesl"
"Lulu daren't say It I" cried Dwight
He laughed so loudly that those at
the near tables turned. And, from
the fastness of her wifehood and moth
erhood Ina laughed. Really, It was
ridiculous to think of Lulu that
way . . .
Ninlan laughed, too. "Course she
don't dare say it," he challenged.
From within Lulu, that strange
Lulu, that other Lulu who sometimes
fought her battles, suddenly spoke
"I, Lulu, take thee, Nlnlan, to be
my wedded husband."
"You will?" Ninian cried.
"I will," shejnald, laughing tremu
lously, to prove that she, too, could
join In, could be, as merry as the rest
"And I will. There, by Jove, now
have we entertained you, or haven't
we?" Nlnlan laughed and pounded bis
soft fist on the table.
"Oh, say, honestly I" Ina was
shocked. "I don't think you ought
to holy things what's the "matter,
Dwight Herbert Deacon's eyes were
staring and his face was scarlet
"Say, by George," he said, "a civil
wedding is binding In this state."
"A civil wedding? Oh, well " Nln
lan dismissed it
"But I," said Dwight, "happen to
be a magistrate."
They looked at one another fool
Ishly. Dwight. sprang up with the In
determinate Idea of Inquiring some
thing of some one, circled about and
returned. Ina had taken his chair
and sat clasping Lulu's hand. Ninian
continued to laugh.
"I never saw one done so offhand,"
said Dwight "But what you've said
Is all you .have to say according to
law. And. there don't have, to be wit
nesses . . . 3ayl" he said, and sat
Above that shroud-like plaited lace,
the veins of Lulu's -throat showed dark
as she swallowed, cleared her throat
"Don't you. let Dwight scare, you,"
she besought Ninian.
"Scare me!" cried Ninian. "Why, I
think It's a good job done, if you ask
Lulu's eyes flew to his face. As he
laughed, he- was. looking at her; and,
how he nodded and shut and opened
his eyes several "imes very fast. Their
points of light flickered.. With a pang'
of wonder which, pierced her and left
her shaken, Lulu . looked. His eyes
continued to meet, her own. It was
exactly like looking at his photograph.
Dwight had recovered 'his authentic
"Oh, well,"' he said, "we can inquire
at our leisure, if it Is necessary, I
should say we can have It set aside
quietly up here In the city no one'll
be the wiser."
"Set aside nothing!" said .-Nlnlan.
Td like to see It stand."
"Are you serious, Nin?"
"Sure I'm serious."
Ina jerked gently at her sister's
"Lulu! You hear him? What you
going to say to that?"
Lulu shook her head. "He isn't In
earnest," she said.
"I am In earnest hope to die," Nln
lan declared. He was on two legs of
his chair and was slightly tilting, so
that the effect of his earnestness was
impaired. But hi was obviously In
They were looking at Lulu again.
And now she looked at Ninian, and
there was something terrible In that
look which tried to ask him, alone,
about this thing.
Dwight exploded. "There was a fel
low I know there In the theater," he
cried. 'Til get him on the line. He
could tell me If there's any way "
and was off.
"I don't know what to make
of Lulu's letters. They are so
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
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U. S. BUREAU OF MARKETS
Washington, D. 0.
Live Stock and Meats.
Chicago pricesr Hogs, top, $8.85; bulk
of sales, ?7.90 to ?8.25; medium and
B-ood beef steers, ?7.25 to S13.50; butcher
cows and heifers. $3.60 to $10.75; feeder
steers, $5.25 to ?7.75; light and modium
welgrht veal calves, $8.50 to $9.50. Fat
f13,25 to 516-50; feeding; lambs,
l'2A to ".25; yearling-B, $9.50 to
$13.50; fat ewes, $4.50 to $7.75.
Prices grood grades meats: Beef, $14
2'17; veal 13 to J1'? $23 to
$27; mutton. $11 to $17; light pork loins,
$17 to $20; heavy loins, $13 to $18.
Spot cotton prices declined 52 points
during- the week. New Tork December
future contracts declined 53 points.
opot cotton closed at 24.83c per pound.
New York December future contracts
closed at 24.99c
No. 1 timothy, New York. $26; Phila
delphia, $21; Pittsburgh, $19.50; Cin
cinnati, $18; Chicago, $22; Minneapolis,
$17.50; Kansas City. $16.60; St. Louis,
$21; Memphis. 822. No. 1 alfalfa. Kan
sas City, $23; Memphis, $30; St Louis,
$Z7. xso. l prairie, Kansas City, $i3.ou;
St. Louis, $18; Minneapolis, $16.50; Chi
Bran, $22.75; middlings, $22.50; flour
middlings. $25.50; rye middlings, $Z1.5U,
Minneapolis. Thlrty-slx per cent cot
tonseed meal, $42.75, Memphis; $43.50,
Atlanta. White hominy feed. $29. St.
Louis; $30, Chicago. Thirty-four per
cent iinseea meal, ?4S.&u, Minneapolis;
$51, Buffalo." Gluten feed, $38.35, Chi
cago. Fruits and Vegetables.
Eastern round white potatoes, sacked
and bulk, $1.25 to $1.50 per 100 lbs. in
leading markets; 80c to 95c r. o. o.,
shipping points; northern stock mostly
90c to $1.15 In midwestern cities; 60c
to 70c f. o. b., New York. Danish type
cabbage, $20 to $27 per ton, bulk, In
consuming centers; $12 to $16 f. o. b.;
northern Danish, $15 to $16 in Chicago.
New York Baldwin apples, $4.50 to $5.50
per barrel in leading markets; $3.76 to
$4.00 f. o. b. shipping points. New
York and Michigan Rhode Island Green
ings, $5.00 to $5.50 in Chicago. Virginia
York Imperials. $3.60 to $3.25 in east
ern markets. Northwestern extra fancy
boxed Jonathans. $1.50 to $2.25. Mia
dlewestern vellow onions. $2.00 to $2.75
per 100-lb. sack In leading markets.
New York stock, $2.25 to $2.50 in New
Closing prices In Chicago cash mar
ket: No. 2 red winter wheat. S1.31: No,
2 hard winter wheat. $1.21. No. 2
mixed corn. 72c: No. 2 yellow corn, 73c;
No. 3 white oats, 44c. Average farm
prices: No. 2 mixed corn in central
Iowa, 60c; No. 2 hard winter wheat in
central Kansas, $1. Closing future
prices: Chicago May wheat, $1.16;
Chicago May corn. 69 c; Minneapolis
May wheat, $1.15; Kansas City May
wheat, $1.07; Winnipeg May wneai,
Butter markets steady. Supplies
light, demand good, but rumors of pos
sible imports partly responsible for un
settled feeling, especially at New York,
where prices declined c on the first.
Markets are out of lino with each other,
as Chicago is. now higher than New
Closing. prices, 92 score butter: New
York. 53c; Chicago, 55c; Philadelphia,
54c; Boston, 52c
Cheese markets steady to firm, but
trading quiet following sharp advances,
averaging about lc on "Wisconsin
fhpoqo hoards. These advances are
supported to some extent by decreasing
production, and a rainy gooa aemanu
even at the high prices.
Cheese prices at "Wisconsin primary
markets: Twins, 26c; Daisies, 27&c;
Longhorns, 26c; Square Prints, 27c
Receipts, 5.301. Beef steera sold for
$6.00, while dealers were trying to sell
choice beef steers up to $7.50, with no.
buyers at that figure. Killing cows
Bold for $3.00, while a load from the
feed lot went to the big packers as
high as $4.85. Choice heifers brought
the unusual fancy price of $5.65. Other
heifers of the fair kind brought a price
of- $5.35. 4 - .
Feeders and stockers were weighed.
In separately, and ; commanded prjcea
ranging from $5.00 to. $5.50. A few
chofce feeders brought as high as $7.00.
Bulls wore a drag on the market at
$2.50 and $2.60. The sale of calves
also was limited, and ranged in price
for singles from $5.00 to $8.00 for choice
Receipts 1.708. Tops brought S8-00.
and it is said one load brought as high
as $8.10. Three loads went over the
scales at $8. while five more weretaken
at prices ranging from $7.85 to $7.90.
A few 'bulk sales were made as low
as $7.25. while packers' throwouts
brought from $6.25 to $ff.50.
.Pigs were weighed in with a fair
supply, while the demand brought
prices ranging from $6.75 to $7.00.
Receipts. 7.584. Three loads, of fat
lamb3 averaged 92 pounds, and brought
a price of $13.60 flat. Four loads aver
aging 77 pounds were weighed over at
$13.50. and were bought by large pack
ers. Choice lambs were quoted as high
as $13.75. Pat ewes were scarce with
no buyers. Feeder stock of choice
lambs ran as high as $13 while fairly
good quality sold for $12.75. One load
of feeder ewes sold to country buyers
at $5.50. which was the highest advance
of the day.
Hay and Grain Prices.
Timothy, No. 1, ton $21.00
Timothy. No. 2, ton 19.00
South Park, No. 1, ton 22.00
South Parle No. 2, ton 20.00
Second bottom. No. 1, ton 19.00
Second bottom, No. 2. ton 17.50
Alfalfa, ton 20.00
Straw, ton 8.50
Oats, per cwt 1.52
Corn. No. 3 yellow, per cwt 1.47
Wheat, No. 1, per bushel. .82c to .92
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Anti-Lynchlhg Bill FighVtcr Continue.
. Washington Senate- Democrats, re
freshed by the holiday rest, announced
they were fully prepared tq resume
their filibuster against the" 'fryer afiti
lynching bill. Republican leaders in
dicated that the majority was' equally
prepared to continue its fight in behalf
of thev measure. : -' -
Plane Falls, Aviator Hurt.- '
Los. Angeles Hubert Kittle, ,an.ayla
tor, suffered a broken, leg and other jn-.
juries when his machine feli;wjiiie.he'
was doing 'stunt flying for the enter
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Senate Gives Mussolini Full Power.
Rome The Senate passed the bill
granting, the Mussolini government full
powers, until the end of 1923, : to put
into effect its program of financial re
construction and bureaucratic reform.
Railroads Add Many Freight Cars.
Washington Railroads during the
present year have added much more
substantially to their equipment for
transportation service than they were
able to do In 1921, according to a re
port made public by the car service di
vision of the American Railway Asso
ciation. Up to Nov. 1 they put in
service, or had in process of manu
facture, 117,238 new freight cars, which
was 47,802 more than were procured
during the entire year of 1921. On the
same date, this year, they had in
stalled in service 866 new locomotives
and had 1,232 more under orders at
Part of $100,000 U. S. Notes Recovered
New York Part of $100,000 In
United States treasury notes stolen
from the Cleveland Trust Company of
Cleveland, Ohio, on Oct. 11, was re
covered in New York when officials of
the Federal Reserve Bank recognized
25,000 in notes of large denominations
which had been left with a local bro
kerage firm by a stranger, who asked
to have them changed into smaller