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Sh& stayed there more than a year
and was allowed to communicate
with her home folks because she was
considered safe. Regularly she sent
them money. Finally she returned
home for a visit, dressed magnificent
ly and with much money.
She carried tales of lucrative em
ployment and her old parents beamed
on her. She was no prodigal daugh
ter! But while visiting there she again
met her old lover. Her love for him
had been lying dormant. It blos
somed suddenly and proved irresist
ible, so she resolved to remain at
Her engagement to the old lover
was announced. One night she went
to bed among friends. She woke in
the morning among enemies. A city
newspaper had carried a police story
about how she was wanted on an at
tempted blackmailing charge pre
ferred by a supposedly reputable citi
zen really probably an accomplice
of the slavers.
The country-town papers reprinted
it. The sweetheart turned his back
on her. Her parents scorned her.
She went away and a week later
they found her body.
She also paid the price.
When you see girls speeding and
screaming with sports in racing ma
chines, dancing all night at shady re
sorts and consorting with old
"sports" of unsavory speech and
past, they seem sometimes to be hav
ing a bully good time.
The man pays the bills WITH
But all the time there is a greater
and more terrible bill being prepared
and added to and growing night by
night. It must be paid by the girl.
She can't escape. She may think
she can, and while she's enjoying her
self the day of reckoning may seem a
long, long way off, but sooner or later
it will arrive, and then
THE PRICE MUST BE PAID.
AND THE FARMERS NEARliY ALU
FALL FOR THIS NEW ONE
Berlin, July 7 The German pro
vincial police are endeavoring to
round up a gang of hotel thieves
working an entirely new trick va
riously known as "The Magnet" or
"The Moth and the Candle." Hotels
are selected in the provinciel towns
which have no electric lights, and
few even among the best, have that.
Usually a rich farmer or traveler is
picked out as the victim. A beauti
ful young woman, called the "mag
net," rents an adjoining room. Late
at night the victim is awakened by
a light knock on the door and a shy
but sweet voice stammers out that
its owner is in difficulty. Her candle
or gas light has been extinguished.
She has no matches.
The victim can't resist that voice.
He opens the door of his room and
sees in the dim hall a picture in be
witching negligee, downcast eyes and
blushing cheeks. The victim, whether
young or old, feels that gallantry de
mands he should aid beauty in dis
tress. No, he demurs at giving her
matches. He insists upon going to
her room and lighting her candle or
gas himself. The lady stands at the
door of her room; rarely will she en
ter while the chivalrous farmer is
there. She is very modest The vie"
tim is in no hurry to leave. . c
When he awakans in his own room,
next morning he finds he has been ,
robbed of money and jewelry. Coh-
federates of the "magnet" slipped n
to the room while the "magnet." 'was,
having her candle or gas lighted.
Wilfrid was sitting on his father's ,
knee watching his mother arrange
her hair. 'Tapa hasn't any waves',
like that," said the 'father, laughing. .
Wilfred, looking up at his father's,
bald pate, replied: "No, no waves;,
it's all beach."
Blobbs My wife thinks it is wick-f
ed for me to play poker. Slobbs It' ;
Is, the way you play it.