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"No, just going to eat."
"Sit down and have some with us
if you like planked steak. There will
be enough for all of us. You know
my wife, and this kid is my little sis
Mollie bushed and Tenney said:
"Why, this is a real grown-up young
lady," and took a seat beside her. .
As he did so I was shocked, for I
could not see why this handsome
married man should be greeted with
smiles and allowed to dine with
Dick's wife and sister, and the young
woman whom his attentions has
scandalized should not be considered
a fit speaking acquaintance for either
Mollie was radiant and she whis
pered to me: "Madge, you are a dear
and I hope mother will remain away
for a long time so I can be with you."
Tenney and Dick began to discuss
golf, which I found had been rather
neglected by Dick since we were
"The truth of the matter is, Bill,
that I have been so busy with helping
my wife get a place to live and ar
ranging matters with my company
that I have thought -of nothing else."
"Going to stay with the book con
cern?" "Yes, I found I could get a nice
little chunk of stock reasonable the
other day and made the investment"
I smiled to- myself as I thought how
Dick came to buy that stock that he
was so "cocky" over and then I re
membered that he couldn't very well
tell every acquaintance that it was
his wife's money that he had in
The dinner was served, and Mollie
tried the artichoke and was much
disappointed, as I could see, but she
was "game" arid gave no sign.
"Have you seen Miss Malram late
ly?" Ivasked when there was a lull
in the conversation. -
Dick looked as if I had done some
thing awful, but I did it purposely. I
determined that if Bill Tenney wal
worthy to sit at our feast Kitty Mal
ram could at least he present as a,
topic of conversation.
"I think Miss Malram is out of
town," said Tenney and he looked at
me rather queerly, but there was a
bicker of admiration in his eyes
which before this had rested upon me
with a little animosity.
I wonder if he knew I advised Kit
ty to throw him oyer. '
(To Be Continued Tomorrow.)
MAXIM GORKI IS DYING FROM
St. Petersburg, Russia, Jan. 28.
Maxim Gorki has been taken to a
quiet retreat in Finland upon the ad
vice of physicians so friends will not
excite him witk their attentions.
Gorki is said to be. suffering from pul
monary tuberculosis in an advanced
The consumption fight Ms being
won. The number of. deaths from
the disease in the actiye centers of
the fight is. less than, the number ten
years ago. Taxpayers will continue
to learn to see that caring for the
consumptive is the cheapest way to
deal with him.
The Almaden mines of Spain have
yielded about 140.000 tons of quick
silver; those of California, ahout half