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THE PARMER: FEBRUARY 6, 1915
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AIDS TO HOUSEWIVES
Let the Woman's Page Bespeak the Woman-. -Let It B&- He in to Those Who Desire Help; a Comforter to Those Who Need Comforting, and Above
all Let It Be a Friend to Every Woman
" CE32E33CE ,
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We asked the yoong lady ao-osg the way If she ever found it conven
ient toW a sporiflo and she said she was a little afraid of these patent
preparations and thought It was better to stick: to good old-fashioned soap
. and water and maybe a little talcum, powder. IV ' v "
M. BIBOT.
M. Alexandre -. Felix Joseph Rlbot,
the French 'minister. 'of finance iwho
was entrusted With 'the gigantic task
of financing 4he French participation
in the -greatest- war In history,.; will
foe seventy-three years, old on Sunday:
.He is a statesman of long experience
and was a candidate for the presi
dency" of France -in the last election.
He has been premier of France three
times, - although his last ' government
in June of ' last year, ' lasted but a
. day. He married an American wom
an. Miss Minnie Burch, the daughter
of a Chicago banker. M. -Ribot was
-born -in St. .Omar Feb.: 7, 1842, and
was the laureate? of the Paris Law
School ,"at twenty-two. i - ilt -era while
he was a rising young lawyer at the
Paris'-bar ' that he met and fell in
love with Misa Burch, whose father
had just lost a sensational divorce
suit in Chicago. . In 1878 Mj Ritoot
entered parliament, and . it? 1890 he
became foreign minister of France. In
Scltu -Practical
7(dme tfress Aain g
Prepared 'Especially For This Newspaper
. : ," by Pictorial Review- 1 ,
AN ATHLETIC
Smart model for an athletic costume,
having a six-gored skirt and waist
with long sleeves. ' 1 '
This model looks well either in blue
serge- or .white linen. Is ily trim
ming is. a sailor tie of satin and an
emblam embroidered 1 on the ' sleeve.
For its development 4 yards of 44
inch material are required. . . . ..
The waist, is made first, beginning
with the adjustment- of the front and
Pictorial Review Dress , .
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These Home Dressmaking articles are prepared especially
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Heview. - . - -
1892 he' had his first experience as
premier, : but his, government soon
went on the rocks. In 189 5 he waa
again -asked to form a government,
which lasted but a few months. .Last
Jane he- again accepted the . premier
ship, but he had no sooner announced
his cabinet than It went to pieces.
When Vivian, formed his clalltion gov
ernment of national defence, M." Ri
bot was asked to take the post Of
minister of finance, and accepted. The
aged statesman; is also a journalist
and author ;of recognized ability, ' and
is. one of the immortals of the. French
Academy. "; Ho has been minister of
finance in f several, previous admin -5istrations,
and-brought to. his great
task long experience .and the wis
dom of full years. - -
r- A New York Stock Exchange mem
bership was posted for exchange . for
$42,000, an "advance of $2, 000.
Daffodils & Tulips, 75c per doz.
JOHN RECK & SON '
COSTUME
back yokes on
front and back, with
edges even. - Slash
corresponding ' ,
through . cross-line of 8 small "o'
perforations in left front yoke; insert
a pocket. Close under-arm seam
notched, close shoulder seam. Gather
lower edge of waist ! between double
"TT" perforations. Sew square collar
to neck edge as notched; roll front in
small o" perforations. Work eyelets
for lacing. Sew stay to lower edge of
front and back, centers even, small o'
perforation at under-arm seam. : .
Tuck long sleeve, creasing on slot
vCOKtiucnoH ouot
perforations; stitch inch from folds.
Close seam as notched. Close cuff seam
as notched; stitch' on long sleeve.
seams and lower . edges even, and, if
desired, cut material away from un
derneath. Stitch a band of ' braid
along double "oo" perforations. Sew'
sleeve in barmhole as notched.
Join the two side gores of skirt as
notched. Turn under edges of front
and, back gores on Blot perforations;
lap folded edge of back gore to line
of small o" perforations in side gore,
notches even; stitch as illustrated,
press -. pleats and close seam under
neath. Turn under back edge of skirt
yoke at notches; work eyelets for lac
ing. . Adjust on side ana back gores.
notches, upper edges and center-backs
even. Slash through crossline of
small "o" perforations in yoke? insert
a pocket. . Turn under edge of front
sore on slot perforations, lap to line o
small "o" perforations in side gore and
yoke, notches even; stitch as illus
trated, leaving edges to left of center-
front free above single large O" per
foratlon in front gore for opening. Saw
to lower edge of waist.
White serge also may be used very
effectively in carrying out this model.
Sizes 14. IS. IS and 20 years. Price, IS
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(Representative Kahn, Cal.)
Believe as I believe, no more, no less
That I am right, and no one else, con
fess:
Feel as I feel, think only as I think;
Eat what I eat, and drink but what I
drink;
Look as I look, do always as I do.
And then, and only theb, I'll fellow
ship with you.
That I am right, and always right, I
know.
Because my own. convictions tell me
so; . - . -
And to be right is simply this to be ,
Entirely and in all respects like me;
To deviate a hair's breadth,-' or begin
To question, doubt, or hesitate, is sin.
I reverence the Bible if it be .
Translated first and ,then explained by
me; ,'". ' . ; ' r .".
By churchly- iaws and customs I
abide, - . . "
If they with my opinion coincide; .'"
All creeds and dectrines I admit
divine, -"-':''
Excepting those which disagree with
. mine. - -
Let sink the drowning if he will not
swim
Upon the plank that I throw out to
- him; ' a
Let starve the hungry if he will not
eat p .
My kind and quality of bread and
meat; 1
Let freeze the naked if he -will not be
Clothed in such garments as are made
for me. ' ' '
'Twere better that the sick should die
. than live, . ' .
Unless they take the medicine I give;
'Twere better sinners perish than re-
' fuse r .. . ; ,'
To be conformed to my! peculiar
. views; - , '".,...'"
Twere better that the world stand
still than move
In any other way than that which' I
approve. ..-....' ..
CONNECTICUT :
SUFFRAGE NEWS
. ; . (A. Cr. PorritO T: ! v , .
While Mrs. Prestonia Mann Martin,
the one time Socialist who has now
thrown herself into anti-suffrage work.
is trying to persuade i women that the
ballot is an unmitigated burden, a
task and duty from Which women
ought.to be exempt,- granges and trade
unions ' in Connecticut are continuing
to endorse the movement for votes for
women. The men well know, that the
vote is not a burden but a power, a
means of making their opinion felt,
land a defence against in Justices It is-
true tbat the working men of the Uni
ted sStates have not obtained all that
they desire through their possession
of the ballot, but every man knows
that if he were without suffrage rights
he would be much more at the mercy
of interests antagonistic -to . his own
than he is when he has ' it in his pow
er to change the complexion of an ad
ministration and to elect or defeat a
candidate for office. While no-one
man can wield such a power, men or
ganized in unions and parties can
make themselves' felt. But women no
matter how well organized , -can only
petition and try to sway public opinion
to sucb a degree as to bring- the men
to vote according to the Wishes of the
women. :- : K
If as ' Mrs. Frestoia Mann Martin
has recently stated, the ballot is only
a burden, why is it that we so con
stantly see paragraphs in the news
papers about the effort of some man
of other for a restitution- of political
rights i Why should men who have
forfeited the right to vote care about
resuming this burden? The kind or
man who applies ior restitution of po
litical rigbt, is not usually the kind
of man who takes his duties too seri
ously. He applies not for a burden'
and a duty but for a rgiht and a pri
vilege which adds to his consequence
and dignity, and the -deprivation of
which seems to him a disgrace and a
stigma. ' Mrs. Martin will not impose
this new idea on men. They know the
value of the ballot too well. She will
not impose it on the women of the
equal suffrage states, who prize their
new privilege and who will not hear of
an initiative petition to repeal equal
suffrage. - The people she' hopes to im
pose it upon must be the ignorant and
the' inexperienced, the working women
who need the ballot but when the Anti-Suffragists
. try . to scare into dis
claiming all desire for it, by telling
them falsely that if . they obtain tits
right to vote they will have to sacrifice
all protective legislation which has
been passed in their behalf. These
women do npt realize that instead . of
sacrificing ' any protection they now
enjoy, if they had the vote they could
go with 'power in their hands to the
legislatures and demand such further
protective laws as seemed necessary
for their health and welfare y
The men's trades unions realize-' this
need of working women for the ballot
and in their union meetings they are
passing relolutions endorsing the de
mand of the suffragists. The resolu
tions are often on much the model of
one that was passed a few days ago
by the Carpenters' Union in Hartford
This resolution read: -
"Whereas, the American Federation
of Labor, the 'National Women's Trade
Union League of America and the Con
necticut Federation of Labor have en
dorsed woman suffrage, therefore be it
. "Resolved, That we approve the ac
tion of these bodies and be It further
"Resolved, That we call upon the
representatives in this Connecticut
Legislature to vote in favor of sub
mitting the question of women suf
frage to the voters of the state.
It is somewhat difficult to discover
who is really writing the articles that
are put out in Connecticut Wy the Antl
Suffragists. It quite frequently hap
pens that exactly the same matter is
printed in one paper under the signa
ture of Mrs. W. B. Williams, the press
chairman, and in another paper under
the signature of. Miss Lucy Price or
some other well known anti-suffragist.
A few days later the article will bob
un in another newspaper perhaps a
New Haven paper, after appearing in
Hartford or Waterbury. or vice versa.
as a letter to the editor, signed by a
third signature : and in the end it oui
Laura Jean Libby's Daily
Talks on Heart Topics
OoptlgUced. tlS, MoOtisre Sawspaper yidete
MISS LIBBETPS REPLYS
TO YOUR LETTERS
Correct name and address
must be given to insure at-
, tention, not to print. Use ink.
; IVrite short letters, on one
side of paper only. Address
Miss Libbey, 916 President
Street, Brooklyn, N. Y.
THE LOVING AGE.
Dear Miss Libbey: , . '
I am a young girl of nineteen and
am going with a .man-of twenty-live.
I have been going with him for two
months and like him much better than
any young man I have ever been ac
quainted with. Would you please tell
me if he Is too old for me or not?
Thanking your for your advice.
. -. ,.-V .,, - ' R. F.
A young man of 1 twenty-five is by
no means too old to become the fiance
of, a girl 'of nineteen.- Shakespeare
contended that it was much better for
a woman to choose a mate for mar
riage, who was ten years her senior.
WHEN ONE CANNOT FORGET
Dear Miss Libbey: ' '
I am' a girl of eighteen,' considered
good looking. ,1 kept company with a
gentleman of twenty-one , almost two
years. He . seemed to think . a good
deal of me. He was always taking me
some place to enjoy myself. We often
had little spats; none ever amounted
to anything. About three months ago
we fell out. We never quarreled, but
it was because I made an appointment
to meet him and could not fill it. I let
him know that I couldn't go. This in
sulted him. He couldn't come to tell
me that we had quit; he wrote to me
that he had decided to quit company.
I think a good bit of him. I cannot
forget him. I have allowed several
other, gentlemen to call, but it. seems
as though I can't forget. I asked him
to call and explain. This he refused" to
do. I see him often. He always speaks
friendly to me. Please advise. He has
never been out with another girl since
we quit.. - -
: MART.
The fault is not yours that you fell
out. A girl has a right to ten a young
man if . she cannot go out with him.
He should be more anxious to suit har
wishes, in inviting her to 'accompany
him,- in the near future if be cares for
her. When he cannot forget you, he
will visit or write if he can come and
see you once more. , -r
A JEALOUS SWEETHEART
Dear Mlsa Lfbbey: ; 1 - ! 1
I'm a young girl of nineteen years.
going with a young man one year my
senior, steady for two years. I love
him 'ahd am sure he does me. There
Is another girl of eighteen years who
loves him, too. She is trying to win
him from me. He says he don't care
for anybody tout me. Do you think he
really cares for me or not?
Whjt not give your lover the benefit
of the doubt? If he does not encour
age your, rival and earnestly assures
you that you are the one nearer and
dearer to -him than ell others, you have
every reason to believe he ' loves you
and you only.-. When he proposes mar
sometimes be . found that .the article
had originally been printed in the Wo
man's Protest, the national organ of
the Anti-Suffragists. . ' ' '
In answer to one of these articles,
printed in Hartford under the name
of Mrs. Williams, Mrs. M. Toscan Ben
nett has used some striking figures to
disprove the assertion that women do
not vote, or that if they vote at first
-t ohtaining the ballot they quickly
cease to do so.
In California the women voted first
in the election of 1912. ' Here are the
figures; for four years, two before and
two atier the coming of equal suf
frage. They speak for themselves : " '
Total vote for president in
California in 1908,
Total vote for
California in 1910, -Total
vote for
California in 1912.
Total vote for
California in 1914,
386,52?
365,ft52
673,527
governor in
president in
governor m
926,754
DUKE OF ORU3ANS, WOULD-BE
KING OF FRANCE, 46 TODAY.
Although , the rank . and file of
French royalists and imperialists are
now fighting shoulder to shoulder with
the republicans and socialists in de
fense of "La Patrie," not a few of
the descendants of the ancient fam
ilies of the old regime are praying
If or a German victory, in the belief
that the Kaiser would favor the re
establishment of the monarchy.
Whatever the result of the war, it is
altogether unlikely thalt the French
people would ever submit to the re
storation of the throne, and all the
less so because the present head of
the French Bourbon house, the Duke
of Orleans, has become an object of
execration and ridicule. The pre
tender, who is descended from the
Orleans or younger, branch of the
Bourbons, is forty-six years old to
day. Philippe succeeded his father
as head of the royal f amily of
France about twenty years ago, and
since then his escapades have alien
ated even many of those who favor
the royalist cause.- He married the
Archduchess Marie Amelia of Austria,
but his treatment of her was such
that he has been called "the royal
wife-beater." . A year or two ago she
brought suit against the Duke for a
legal separation, alimony,
and the
riage,- your doubts will be aet at rest.
Await that time patiently.
WOMEN HOPE WHEN
LOVE IS DEAD
Our hearts, my love, were formed to"
, be
The genuine twins of sympathy.
They lived with one sensation.
In joy or grief, but most in love;
Like chords in unison they move,
And thrill with like vibration.'1
There are women in whose hearts
love springs up with the suddenness of
the mushroom. They meet and ad
mire after seeing each other several
times, then make the discovery they
have lost their heart. There . is no
cause for alarm if their sentiments are
reciprocated. But, like the fruit which
ripens too quickly, in the man's case it
is lively quite as quickly to decay, and
he casts about for a loophole to break
away from love. :,:.
Where one man is frank enough to
own the state of affairs there are hun
dreds of men, clever ones at that, who
are at a loss as to how to undo their
past fervent love-making. Few of
them are cold-blooded' enough to say
to a girl who adores them: "I 'liked
you well enough yesterday, but today
I find a change has come over the
spirit of my dreams. . iwould be pleased
to cease coming if you will kindly call
it off."
He cuts down his visits from three
times a week to once a fortnight. In
stead of answering her notes promptly
he makes excuses about being too
busy; that his evenings are no longer
his own. He has to dine out with cus
tomers. If she hears he was at a
dance with some pretty girl, his rea
son for it 13 also tacked onto business,
his employer, asking him to take a
young lady who was visiting at his
house . to the dance. He couldn't re
fuse, etc. Few are so blind as the wo
men who will not see. They believe
these lame excuses because they want
to believe them. Their better Judg
ment tells them that nov power on
earth will keep a man from the side
of the woman he loves if he is physl-,
cally able to reach her side, or Some
matter of grave importance does not
interfere with his hopes and plans. 1
. She knows full well that it is a dan
ger signal when he begins to make ex
cuses. Her hungry heart clings tena
ciously to one ' kindly word he has
spoken in the past, an endearing name
he may have called her in a moment
when the flame of love burned hottest
in his breast he resents the conso
lation which those about her would
bestow upon her, as she does their
opinion ,that he no longer loves her.
She clings - to forlorn hope, though
sound sense has torn it almost to tat
ters, that when the great; rush of bus
iness Is over he wili come back to her
as loving as ever. . .
She. believes she would be doing ah
injustice to him to distrust ; him. No
matter what he says or does she will
not blame ' him. Even (when he does
come out with the plain truth and ask
her to set him rfree she. is sure that he
never uttered those unkind words of
his own accord, ; but that some one
having great sway over him influenced
him to this step. It is not until he
leads another to . the altar that she
opens he eyes to the cold fact that
his love is not hers. Women should
not ibe blind to facts when coolly pre
sented .to them. When a ma begins
to make excuses, let him go.
restitution of large sums she had ad
vanced to the royal rake, but the
French royalists Induced her to drop
tne court proceedings to avoid scan
dal. , The Duke has had numberless
affairs with the fair sex .and on one
occasion he was publicly spanked by
an atnietic and enraged husband
from Brussels, where he has long
been a familiar figure, the Duke has
issued many proclamations calling
upon his French "subjects" to - arise
and follow him along the paths that
lead , to glory, but these pronounce
ments have only been a source of
mirth to Frenchmen. The Duke's
last appearance in the limelight was
when he made a tour of South Ameri
ca with a lady not his wife. The
South Americans received him with
hoots and jeers, and; he soon tired of
that "barbarous" continent. The Duke
has no children, and his heir is his
brother, the Duke of Montpensier.
The latter has spent -some time in
America, and is a scholar and a gen
tieman. wnen the war broke out
he was cruising in the Orient, but he
Immediately offered his services to the
French government, and, when re
fused, announced his intention of
joining the British navy. The Duke
of Orleans has been outlawed by Eng
land ever since he made a vicious
attack on Queen "Victoria during the
Boer war. '
Daffodils & Tulips, 75c per doz.
JOHN RECK & SON
NOTICE
OF DISSOLUTION
The co-partnership of Velt & Libby
(Hub Clothing House) is hereby dis
solved by iwiifcial consent.
Bridgeport, Feb. 1, 1915.
ESTATE OF HENRY F. VEIT,
by Philip L. Holzer, . Executor.
ALVIN A. LIBBY.
The undersigned, having purchased
the interest of Henry F. Veit, Estate,
in the late firm of Veit & Libby (Hub
Clothing House) and trust by strict
attention to the wants of their cus
tomers to merit a continuance of the
patronage extended to the late firm.
Bridgeport, Feb. 1, 1915.
B6 s ALVIN A. LIBBY.
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Comedy of Youth Founded by Mr. Manners on His
Great Play of the Same Title Illustrations
From Photographs of the Play
Copyright. 1913. by Dodd. Mead Company
( Continued. )
Her answer:
London, Nov. 19, 18.
My Dear Mr. O'Connell I am glad in
deed to have your letter and to know you
are free again. I have often thought of
your misery during all these months and
longed to do something to assuage it. It
is only when a friend is in need and all
avenues of help are closed to him that a
woman realises how helpless she is.
That they have not crashed your spirit
does not Burpriso roe. I was as sure of
that as I am that the sun is shining to
day. That you do not work actively hi
Ireland at once is, I am sure, wise: Fool
hardiness is not courage.
In a little while the English gefrerament
may realize how hopeless it is to try to
conquer a people who have liberty In their
hearts. Then they will abate the rigor
of their unjust laws. .' , -
When that day comes you must return
and take up the mission with renewed
strength and hope and stimulated by the
added experlyice of bitter suffering.
I should most certainly like to see you
in London. I am staying with a distant
connection of the family. We go to the
south of France in a few weeks. I have
been very ill another reproach . to the
weakness of woman. I am almost recov
ered now, but far from strong. I have
to lie still all day. My only companions
are my books and my thoughts.
1 Let me know when you expect to arrive
in London. Come straight here.
I have so much to tell yu, but the
words halt as they come to my pen.
Looking forward to eeeing youi in all
sincerity, . . ANGELA KINGSNORTH.
CHAPTER V. . -O'Connell
Visits Angela.
NATHANIEL KINGSNORTH
' stayed only Ions enough In Ire
land to permit of Angela's re
covery. He went into the sick
room only once. When Angela saw
him she turned ber back on him and
refused "to speak o him.
For a moment a flash of pity for his
young sister gave 'him a pang at his
heart. She looked eo frail and worn,
so desperately I1L After all, she was
his sister, and, again, had she not been
punished? He was willing to forget
the foolhardy things she had done and
the bitter things she had said.
Let bygones be bygones. He re
alized that he had neglected tier. He
would do eo -no longer. Far from it.
When they returned to London all that
would be remedied. He -ould take
care of "br in every possible way.- , He
felt a . genuine thrill course through
him as he thought of his generosity.
To all of this Angela made no an
swer. ' , ' -.i -
Stung by ber silence, he left the room
and sent for his other sister. When
Monica came he told her that when
ever Angela wished to ''recognize his
magnanimity she could send for him.
She would no find him unforgiving.
To this Angela sentaio reply. r
When the fever hafi passed and she
was stronger arrangements were made
for tbe Jonrhey to London.
As Angela walked unsteadily to the
carriage, . leaning on the arm of the
nurse, Nathaniel came forward to as
sist ber. She passed him without a
word. Nor did she speak to him once
nor answer any remark of his during
the long Journey on the train. .
When they reached Xondonjgie re
fused to go to the KingsnortShouse,
where- ber brother lived, but . went at
once to a distant cousin of her moth
er's, Mrs. . Wrexf ord, and made ber
home with her, as she bad often done
before. She refused to bold any fur
ther communication with her brother,
despite the ministrations of her sister,
Monica, and Mrs. Wrexf ord. ' .
. Mrs. Wrexf ord was': a gentle little
white capped widow, whose only hap
piness in life seemed to be in worry
ing over others' misfortunes. She was
on the board of various charitaDle or
ganizations and was a busy helper in
the field of mercy. She worshiped
Angela, as she had her mother before
her. That something serious had oc
curred between Angela and ber broth
er Mrs. Wrexf ord realized, out sue
could find out nothing by -questioning
Angela. Every time she asked her
anything relative to her attitude Ange
la was silent.
One day she begged Mrs. Wrexf ord
never to speak of her brother . again.
Mrs. Wrexford respected her wishes
and watched ber and nursed ber
through her convalescence with a ten
der solicitude.
When O'Connell's letter came Angela
showed it to Mrs. Wrexford, together
with, her reply.
"Do you mind If I see him here?"
Angela asked.
"What kind of man is he?"
"The kind that heroes are made of."
"He writes so strangely may one say
unreservedly? Is he a gentleman?"
"In the real meaning of the word
yes." ('.-
"Of good amiisr2"
"Not as we estimate goodness. His
family were just simple peasants."
"Do you think It wiBe to see him?"
"I don't consider the wisdom. I
only listen to my heart."
"You you love him?"
"So much of love as I can give Is
his." t v
"Oh, my dear!" cried Mrs. Wrexford,
thoroughly alarmed.
"Don't be afraid," said Angela qulet-1-
"Onr wava lie wide apart. He is
By J. Hartley Manners
working for the biggest thing in life.
His work his life. I am nothing."
"But don't you think it would be In
discreet, dear, to have such a man
come here?"
"Why indiscreet?"
"A man who has been In prison!"
and Mrs Wrexford shuddered at the
thought.. She had seen and helped so
many poor victims of the cruel laws,
and the memory of their drawn faces
and evil eyes and coarse speech flash
ed across her mind. She could not rec
oncile one coming Into her little home.
Angela answered her:
"Yes, he has been in prison, but the
shame was for his persecutors, not for
him. Still, If you would rather X saw
him somewhere else" ' .'
"Oh, no, my dear child. If you
wish if
"I do. I Just want to see Mm again,
as he writes be does me. I want to
hear him speak again. want to wish
him godspeed on his Journey."
"Very well. Angela," said the old
lady. "As you wish."
A week afterward O'Connell arrived
In London. They met In Mrs. Wrex
ford' little drawing room in Mayf air.
They looked at each other for some
moments without speaking. Both not
ed the fresh lines of Buffering in each
other's face. They had been through
the long valley of tbe shadow of sor
row since they had last met.
But O'Connell thought as he looked
at her that all the suffering he had
gone through passed from him as some .
hideous dream. It was worth It
these months of torture justo be
looking at ber now; Worth the long
black nights, the labors in the heat of
the day with life's outcasts around
him, tbe taunts of his Jailers; worth
all the infamy of it Just to stand there
looking at her. i
, She had taken his life in her two lit
tle bands. ) ;
He bad bathed his soul all these
months in the thought of ber. He bad
prayed night and day that be might
see ber standing near him just as she
was then, see the droop of her eye and
the silk of her hair and feel the touch
of ber hand and hear the exquisite
tenderness of her voice. He stood muta
before her. ' 1 '
She held out her hand and said sim
ply: . ' '
"Thank you for coming."
"It was good of you to let me," he
answered hoarsely. .
. "They have not broken your spirit
or your courage?"
. "No," he replied tensely; "they are
the stronger." , ' -
"I thought they would be," she said
proudly. :
All jfte iwhile he was looking at tha
pale face and the thin transparency of
her hands. ,
"But vou have suffered too. You
have been ilL Were you in danger?"
His voice had a catch of fear in it at
he asked the, to him, terrible question,
"No. It was just a fever. It is past
I am a little weak a little tired. That
will pass too."
"If anything had happened to you
or ever should happen!" He buried
bis face in his hands and moaned:
"Ob, my God! Ob, my God!"
His body shook with the sobs hi
tried vainly to check. Angela put hei
hand gently on his shoulder.
"Don't do that," she whispered.
He controlled blmsaif with an eitort
"It will be over in a moment. Jusl
a moment' I am sorry."
He sullenly knelt at ber feet, hii
head bowed in reverence. "God hell
me!" he cried faintly. "I love you, 1
love yott!"
She looked down at him, her fac
transfigured.
' He loved her! .'
The beat of her heart spoke it; "H
loves your' The throbbing of bei
brain shouted it, "He loves your Th
cry of her soul whispered it, "He love
youT' ,
She stretched out her hands to hi mi
"My love Is yours. Just as yours ii
mine. Let us join our lives and giv
them to the suffering and the op
pressed."
He looked up at her in wonder.
"I daren't. Think what I am!"
"You are the best that is in me. . W
are mates."
"A peasant! A beggar!"
"You are tbe noblest of the noble."
"A convict."
"Our Saviour was crucified so thai
his 'people should be redeemed. You
have given the pain of your body
tbat your people mebe free."
"It wouldn't be fair to you,", h
pleaded.
, "If you leave me it will be unfait
to us both."
"Oh, my dear one ! My dear one I"
He folded her in bis arms.
"I'll give the best of my days t
guard you and protect you and brini
you happiness."
(To Bo Continued.
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