Another Installment of "The Wolves of New York" on This Page
The Sponge's CanaJJSystenu
MOST sponges have a canal system7, and Ui&re-is -a..con-tinual.currcnt
of sea water passing through it in the
fame direction. The water is made to flow by a scries of
peculiar cells the like of which has not been found in any
of the higher animals.
This Day in Oun. History.
THIS is the anniversary of the issuance of the first per
manent newspaper in America, the Boston New
Letter, in 1704. In this connection it is. interesting to note
that the oldest newspaper known is the Peking Gazette,
which first appeared in 713 A. D.
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The Four of Hearts
A SERIAL OF LIFE AND LOVE
An Unpleasant Episode Marks the
Meeting of Gerald and
r v:.:nin T,iivriiin VnnT '",er" married two brother.
dv riiSima -aw.
Osjrliht, Hit. !" Coesptay.
greeted Cynthia1 and Gerald
a they entered the house. -1 was
Just wondering where you were.
Jltlton hai been here for some time.
He and Dora are In the library,
probably talking over the.new wed
dlnc plans. Cynthia has told you.
at courae. Gerald, our scheme for a
double wedding. What do you think.
-Just what Cynthia thinks." th.
young man responded.
-And she wants to do Just. what
her unci, and I want her to do.",
Mrs. Livingston, declared, patting
Cynthia-, hand affectionately. "I
know her well enough to know
that. So It Is all aettled. Cynthia,
child, hurry and get ready Tor din
ner. Gerald, suppose you and I
haTe a little chat In th. drawing
room meanwhile. We will not dis
turb the lovers In the library."
Glanclnr back from the turn of .j
the stairs, cyntnia saw ur.u .
low her aunt Into the drawlng
room What a schemer Aunt Amanda
was, she mused, snd how she al
ways carried h.r point! What was
her object in hurrying on this mar
riage of ber husband's niece and
Gerald BtewartT The double wed
dlnr would be a saving of ex
p.nse but was tljatthe only rea
son for the matron's haste to ret
.her young relative safely married .
1 Another idea occurred to the girl "j
s she wss preparlnr for dinner. )
perhaps Mrs. Livingston was nerv
Tbus lest one ef th. parties. to th. (
tntract might chance his .r her j
Ind. Wa. she afraid that Gerald
ould want to be released If he J
sited throurh a long engagement
as ther. any probability f this" j
he question startled Cynthia so ,
tW. sh. psjised suddenly In tl act l
twisting up her hair, ana sioou j
telnc- From her mirror her eyes j
t JlKEed back at her. startled, el
hem was a faint gleam or nop..
Jut a moment later It died out.
Veld loved her too dearly to want
jreleaseher. jars. uTini-
I Jilt have used her match-making
upon her husband's niece. It
r . . ... .... t,.m
not seen ncccaaat? iw - ...-
don that niece s Diiromcu.
iSnlhia was more than ever sur.
Kills as sh. reciled Gerald's
fe and manner wnen ne asicea
Iff iht ahrank from th. thought
(marriage with him. How pal.
itiad been! llow his voice had
Tlibled! Sh. kn.w. then, how
Jh depended upon her answer.
L T i . .I... .Us ... ..nit. ,4
was ku Liit . ! ..,.....
promptly to bis Inquiry giaa
at in .pits of her knowledge that
did not love him. sn. nao sei
f.ars at rest. He was a cood
irln. He loved her. She would try
Ilk make him happy.
j Apparently Serene.
Then, with a sight, she finished
grossing her hatr.
4-Her determination mad. her talk
.More than usual at dtnner to-night.
-Bora seconded her efforts, and II r.
Jsmd Mrs. Livingston, smiled upon
4th young people, evidently well-
pleased with the result of tbelr
Mrs. Livingstone did not fall to
express this satisfaction verbally.
"Weli." she observed, when th.
offee had been brought In and the
butler had withdrawn. -Isn't It de
lightful that th. matter or th.
Aosbl. wedding Is eetllrd? Dora j
has told me that you. Milton, think '
w.11 of It. And Gerald agrees with .
Cynthia In her approval of It. So ,
bow we can go right ahead and
snake all our plans.
"One of th. most effective wed
dings I ever saw was when -two
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An eaev way to skin a beet with
out blesdlnr It snd causing It to
lose color In to put It in cold water i
as soon as It ti cooked. Then. draw
the hsnd gently down the beetand
th. sk:n will drop off without
Always pree ellk ur.d.r a pleoe
cf snuslln to prevent thejllk from
becoming hard snd cracky, rirst
damp th. muslin and use a moder
ately hot Iron till the mue.ln Is quits
Enamel baths can b. thoroughly
cleaned with a flannel dipped' In
paraffin and should. not b Scrubbed
with soap, as this cracks the en
soil When flBslyoheppsd nuts sre
Gteded for eaks, salads or sand- I
wlehti rua th nuts through th. i
w a bT1IIiant ,unction and th.
church was packed
To witness the" show:" Dora
laughed harshly. "It always amuses
m. to see how people flock to a
weddinr. 1 can better understand
rushing to s?fune2-l If one has
a kind heart. $or at the funeral
you know ' ahat-h. yperson most
concernea.haa done w.lth his tfou-'
bles. :At a' wedding, you know that
th. victims' woesar. 'ail ahead of
"Dora!" her mother exclaimed,
shocked. "I am ashamed of'-yput
Even though you are only In fun
I do hope that you will not .ny
iueh 'so-called humorous things
outside of our home circle. People
would actually believe that i'ou
meant what you say.''
"Oh, no, they wouldn'tl" th.
daughter contradicted. "People
never believe you when you tell th.
A New Idea.
Perversity is contatiou". and a
spirit that had not visited Cynthia
Iong since- her childhood entered
Into her now.
"But who does tell th. absolut.
truth" sh. challenged. "W all go'
through life doing and eaylng what
Is expected of us. Has It ever oc
curred to. anyone what a sensation
mould be produced. If all of a sud
den we all began to say what we
felt anQ' what people do not expect
us to say That would bring out a
crowd much bigger than the most
fashionable wedding .could call
Dora's eyes met Cynthia's across
the table, and flashed forth a eym'
pathetlc spark. For ths moment
theee girls wer. like a pair of re
fractory children trying to shock
their elders They wer. also ton
federates in . a swift rebellion
against oonvntlons!tles that ham
pered ther.dsslres. '
That's an excellent Idea, Pynl"
Dora exclaimed. "What-do you say
to our navlnf a trut'h.telllngo
companlntent to our wadding? Jit
think how th. annpuneement would
read on ths oards 'Tou are ln
vlt.d.' sto., ending up with "Only
ths truth will le spoken at the
eeremonr." My. what an excite
ment It would rne:"
"Dora, my dse ou talk a lot of
foolishness," Bt n Uvlngeton.
Then, as Dora deified hysteri
cally, he changed, the ubJeoL "To
com. down to common' .ense," lie
sals, "suppose ou Isilira leave us
men to tslk and smoke by ourselves
for a fsw minutes Wfl will Join
rou In th. drawing room In a little
1 Know ou
IT. D C.tlaae4.j
Socieiy's Hours of Play Now Hoursof WdrWork
Well-Known Women of Wealth Vie
Utmost to Help Uncle
By Margery. Rex.
SOCIETY'S playgronnds all over
the country have been turned
Into workshops for war-relief
activities this season, and while
leaders of the smart set have been
able to Indulge In the social activi
ties of the, resorts there has been
an appreciable restraint In expendi
tures for frivolities that have
marked the seasons of other years.
A point of interest was the war
work of the women of the smart set
at Talm Beach this year. Noticea
ble among the ardent workers were
Mrs. Charles Dillingham and Mrs.
'.Alfred Ow'vnne- Vanderblltf He,
ADVICE TO THE
Bv BEATRICE FAIRFAX
Are You Mercenary?
T)EAIt MISS FAIP.FAX.
I am twenty-eight snd have
"a friend (widower) twenty-one
years my senior. He Is well sbl.
to c'.v. me a more comfortable
home than I hae. We love one
another 'and know that .we will
do everything to make ope
snother happy Do you think tli.
difference In ages lj too greatT
ANE sentence In your lelte'r seems
to settle the whole question.
If you are convinced of your own
sincerity and mean what you ssy.
this dUpos-a of th. situation for
you. The sentence tn which I re
fer Is this: "We love one another
and know that we will do every
thing to" make each other fcsppy."
My dear girl. e compared to thet.
what In any evidence of the -alen-dar
and the date of your birth In
tiie town hull or family bible? you
are a woman drown and this man
Is In what li called "lb. prim, of
life" Age is a matter ef spirit
Hither thsn time. On..- of the
youngest., most vital stid euj-rgetlo
men'l kn,iw ! elxty-flve. 'The only
thing tlyit worries tu ia.'Uie sug
gestion of a mercenary attitude on
your pert. In the etn'phasf you
place on your Joy In the. jurt of
home this man --.n ulvei.J'ou.
A Remarkable Jewel.
It la announr.d that n. of th.
moat remarksbl. Jewels In ealat-eni-f
lies l-n (liven hy Iidy byn.n,
P. H. K, for the II. it ('r I'und.
It h a lMfailtlful cat'e-eye, four
Inches In Ircumfereiii-.. set niund
with 1-H- larce square diamonds
of the finest quality, and tliern are
earrings to -match. I.ady liVron.
who was one of the first five ladles
to be honored by belli msde a
Peine Cummander of the new Order
of the Hrltlsli Kniplre was the
donor and aHiiiimMratrix of tu.
firslt Rest Ueme fur War Nurses.
sides helping snrenuiusli'In the re- RSwenKeEBsltsvTi' "mJp IbPsH i
lief entertainment;. the.' knitting'. MK&&ISu3BR&Klfc 5A$ WB$fii ,. . HeKB-
clubs, the nid Cross work, they de- KKE&m&KBB&MS'&i iim&f&'F S
vised new ways to Interest the so- JesBSSSiHHBBsB irW . vK A' - J ' BHI
journers at the resort and add to ' BHWJ &? - '' 3r '' '' " ., 'Hj
the coffers of the war fund. ssHMHSSsUBflHii- .i S 'W-'--."-' V. - i''" J 'Sri
Mrs.- DllltpRitama'dded much to- sHHEHHHaiW l'Vrf ''' f? V ','S9
the life and jyelr of the workers -HBHIH .& "V V' '' "'-; "'.' "'tWi
by reading the cprstal foi large , IfKH 2 '.'.-, ' " ',' '. -"sHL'i
feei and fnrecastlrTs; all kinds of - LaHH f (i''f 4' f ;Jf '$ '-(' "'" Wi B
splendid futures for-Jler clientele. fKKBKKKM-hi VS 'iM?''' ' K$ ".'SB
Mrs. Vanderbllt used, her persua- imtBKf , ti$f pfJS' ' - W 'v'-S-iJOl
'slv. charm vKen ahdisposed"j)t.a -f.'V " "Ur'-&$"f-? y2S? 5 - -V ' M JR? -S??E I
lot of gowns at fabulous prices at T '. 2WK,-Jf , 'rf'W.-49rt''" : -FI'' "38
the end of the lied Crnma fete In J - lM ."TdS 'i.'". ' 'H
tHl IjbSvw iKKOUFsS . . . '
iS . The Business
sHsllBTsHvvVFSfdEicfSP iit "HE?3BsvKisssPBu m
AsUhor of -The Sueeeeefu! ' In-
V watchword Is Urowth.
Therefore I shall not wait
for Opportunity to knock at
my door. 1 shall tempt her. Invite
her, advertise for her, and, when
necesssry. pursue her.
I BlIAIi. KNOW MY UUSlNESS.
.ny' DAVID. COIIV.
Nowvlet -n' see. Just as we fin
ished the Ini"i stnry tlie goixl
natureil Dolpliln. who owned the
lmt I. Wave I'rrst. hail tlirnvd a'
eoiurrxault. and suiitt a -miiik. ami
uft-r I lint 1 Ktiess lie thouKlil he'll
limit- enough to in.il.e Puss anil the
little nlnte salior duck laush. ""
he turneal anil went insidn liia hotel
anil stooil belunit lliedenk with the
Lib register hoiilt ti front of him
am waited fur I'us to e.inie up and
write lov-'n his name. So Puss took
a pen and wrote:
"Puss tn Unots Junior.
lAiril Cam bus I.'st.tlr.
Fairy Iind. Snowtree."
And then the holelkeeper, Mr.
Dolphlp, wrote a number opposite,
and thn said: "Do 'you want to go
up to your room?"
"Not yet," said Puss. "We'd
rather look around." ami then he
ami Commodore Drake sat nut on
the plexra. -aiiii' Gazed over the nrean.
And just then a creat, hip; whale
swam by and blew a stream of
water v-ay up Inlu the air. I guess
a piece of seaweek tii-kleil his nnse,
for when a whale spouts he's really
sneeilnir- I'm told.
And aftir that u pretty Cat l'inli
mwim up anil began to purr. Anil l
gux she wuulil have asked Purs a
lot of (lueatlnnit If all of Midden a
had Po I-'ish hailn t come up uml
barked, and this -i friglitrnul Ida
Piis' Cat Fish that she went Into
her room and locU.d tlie door and
with Each Other in Doing Their
Sam Win the War.
No detail Is too petty for me to
manage: no problem too difficult
for me to attempt. I shall study
the tools of my work and be expert
In their mechanism. I shall draw
on the business allies that help me
successward the books, the trade
papers, the lectures snd counsel
I tHM-l- WORK FOIt A JUST
put the key in her vanity has and
hid it under her pillow. i
"If you'll stny to dinner." salil the j
old Dolphin. "I'll Blve you the llnes-t j
fish dinner you ever ate. a whale I
fish slake ami some seajnill i-cr.
uml a pint of tea cow's milk, some
seaweed ss'uee, anil nU-rvra. and I
osters ervei on silk " J
Hut, would you bellee It. Pjs i
cililn't feel liuncry. so he anil the ;
dink sailor said Kooil-bye ami went,
bai-l. to their boat ami sailed awa l
over tlie wean's mlty spray, until
they come to the Ijinil of Noil, where i
sleep wan vain by the little Dream
CiM. Ami as soon as Puns ami tlie
little white duck set root on shore,
they became so sleepy that theii
ees winked snil hliul.eil. anil prelt
limn they both lay down on tin
soft grass ami wetit sound to sleep
Ami then twinkle; twinkle siar
shone down with its pretty colilen
eye and saiiK a sleepy lullaby;
Over the ocean eonl anil sweet.
I'p to' the sea cra.s' waving feet,
lilnws the wlnir from the rainbow
Whi!"l'erlnB low, 'tis timet for rest.
And next timet you shall hear
white happened when Pu-s and the
little white duck woke up. ,
Cop) right. IUIS. David Cory.
To He Continued.
I'nele ant It today the tiiarterma- j
ter if the uorlll. He Is liiinir the,
irnme square, and espeets rlfPj Amer-
Iran to (to (he saiu.. 11. C. Food Ad j
A new picture
of the charming
Mrs. vVlfred G.
I shall Insist on good pay for
rood work, and do good work for
lis own sake. When 1 desire men's
rewards I shall assume th. risks
and responsibilities that man as
sume, and not Idly envy and say:
"I.o, because he Is a man an unjust
world gives him higher rewards."
I SHALL, RESPECT Mr WORK.
I shall not regard It as a tem
porary makeshift. I shall do th.
work that I love or can respect, and
look upon It as my permanent
source of llvllhood to make th.
rinst of it. -mil to Improve con
stantly In effort and result.
1 KHAl.I. DEVKLOP MY BODIL.T
My body must be an efficient ma
chine. Therefore, I shall not abuse
ci neglect It by late hours, worry
cr malnutrition. I shall exercise it
fieeiy. as I exerelie my mind freely.
1 shall cultivate Its strength and
beauty. I shall strengthen It by
ttpht food and protect It by proper
I SH M.I. HAVE MANT IN
I shall know the affairs of th.
day I shall he actively Interested
in civic, national and world prob
lem.; In art, literature and the
many phases of modern culture. I
shall lie well versed in the worn
snlv st-lenees of hoineinakin and
lend my aid to movements for world
democracy progress. I shall be many
Miltd. that vtay aurcred aw a uoman
as well as a business woman.
Horses in the Philippines.
Th horses In the Philippine Isl
ands are ponies containing a mix
ture of the blood of pifhles and
small horses from northern China.
Freni-h-liido-Clilna and Mexico, with
a considerable sdmlxture of Arab
blond. There are about Id. 000
horses In the Islands. In Manila
alone about one hundred dead
horses are collected every monh,
which are cremated, hides and all.
though there Is great need of
hnraehldrs for raror str-ipa and
shoe leather In the rest of the
Islands prohablv ,on horsehldes
rr w -isled eiy jejr I f.'auic ,o
n- i-ows wheie to sell them pro
fitably. - "
The Wolves of New York
A STORY OF LOVE AND MYSTERY
Tweedledum, Late at Night, Visits
Lillian and Unfolds Love Scheme
To Win Her Some Money
Part One (Continued)
"Tou are a late visitor. George."
the said. She had been accustomed
to call these friends of Frank' by
their Christian names, and George
Tweedledale, otherwise Tweedle
dum, was no exception to the rule.
Of late she had to a great extent
severed her acquaintance with
them, but the old habit persisted.
She did not like or trust them, but
she wa,s bound to admit to herself
that they h'ad, been straight to her,
even If this was only for Frank's
sake. Tweedledum and Moncrlef,
for Instance, who both knew of her
history, had never betrayed her, as
they might have done, to Guy.
"I saw your light behind the
blind." he said with a laugh7and
guessed that you were up. As I
wanted to talk to you quietly I
thought It was a good opportunity.
May I come In?"
"I suppose so," she doubtfully.
"Is It very Important? I'm .dead
Lillian Admits HI as.
' "Tea." he answered. "I sot your
Utter this afternoon. 'It was that
that brought me around."
"Very well. I'll open the door."
She did so. and admitted htm
into the dining- room. He took both
htr hands Into his with some show
of effusion and looked her Intently
In the face.
"You are tired, Lillian." he said,
"but. by Jove, you are as beautiful
and fascinating; as ever."
Tou did not come to tell me that,
I suppose," she said rather irrita
blSM "No, but It has some bearing upon
whit I shall have teT say." He
glanced around the room. "I'm aw
fully thirsty. Lillian," he added.
Sheproduced the cellaret and, a
"You have something to tell me
about Frank?" she asked, as she
poured out the spirit. "He has
served me very meanly, and I am In
great trouble through him. I want
to see him."
"So I gathered from your let
ter." The stout man threw himself
back In his chair, evidently In no
hurry now that he was Installed
comfortably. "Unfortunately. Lil
lian. I can't be of much- assistance
to you not In that direction, any
how. I have not seen Frank."
They Feel Sorry For Gy
"Do you. mean to tell me that he
Is In New York and has not been to
his old haunts? I don't believe
you." Lillian sp'oke disdainfully.
"It's the Gospel truth. I swear It,
said the man. "I've been away my
seir. I heard of Frank through
Itlake you know the fellow? the
ambitious Journalist, who thought
he could start a. new dally paper,
and never got apy further than the
"After squandering Guy's money,"
said Lillian, with a flash or anger.
"Yet, poor Guy." laughed Twee
dledum. "He's -In a terrible mud
dle overethat business. He bor
rowed from Goldsmith, you know,
and now Goldsmith Is dead his suc
cessor is doing all he can to pull In
the money. Of course, there's no
chance of getting It while Miss
Vassell remains alive, so It looks
as If Guy will be sold out for th
little he's worth."
"Poor Guy." sighed Lillian.
"It won't hurt him much." replied
Tweedum. "Best thing for him I
should say, though he seems to have
a foolish objection to it. 'But It's
not about Guy I want to speak."
"If. 3Iy Money He Hast"
"No; about Frank?"
"Not even about him. All I know
about him Is that Blake saw him on
Broadway, and he seemed flush of
-No doubt." said Lillian bitterly.
"He has robbed me cruelly and left
"Has he?" Tweedledum evinced
no surprise. "I should have thought
you were too wary to have been
caught. Lillian. You mean that you
are quite broker"
"Well. I thought as much, and
that is why I came. I can put you
In the way of making plenty of
money If you care to accept a cer
tain proposition. It's to play a part
that will suit you down to the
ground. Shall I tell you about It?"
At any other time Lillian would
have hesitated at the suggestion of
a partnership with this man. But
now she was driven by necessity
and by her dislike of the appeal to
Bnrradale upon which she hsd de
cided. In any case, there was no
harm In hearlns the proposition.
"Tell me." she 'said.
Tweedledum threw himself bsck
In the chair and crossed his legs
leisurely. He had that appearance
of nelf-conHdence which always Ir
ritated Lillian. Ills tone. too. was
familiar almost to the verge of be
"It's a love storv I've got to tell
you. Lillian." lie began, "and you
may or may not be acquainted wit'i
the dramatis personae. Certainly
you know one of them." He smirked
rnnceltedly, and Lilian longed to
express her disgust for him.
-Oh! Tell tbe Story." She Said.
"You and your love tories." she
said disdainfully. "I'll wacer
there's more at the bottom of it
"Certainly there Is." he replied,
cheerfully, "there's monev. lots of It.
and you shall have your share. If
you've a mind to help. Seriously."
he continued, "you're Just th sort
of woman I wsnt. Lilian. You're
beautiful still "
Lilian's lip curle-I. "Please don't
pay compliments especially doubt
If ul ones "
"I'm merely truthful." he went on.
"You've kept your beauty In spite
of wear and tear physical and
mental. I admire you for It. You
art clever and unscrupulous Also
ou understand how to fascinate
.men. That Is why I say you ar
Just the sort of woman I need."
"Please skip that." said Lillian,
coldly, "and come to the story. It's
very late. and. as I told you, I'm
dead tlredV I'll tell you at once If
I'll take, a hand."
"IlighL," He helped himself one
more! from the decanter. "I'll come
right away to business. Have you
ever met'Mrs. PangbourneT"
"Mrs. Pangbourne, who married
that Idiot Pangbourne about four
weeks ago and got herself Intro
duced jln to society? AVasn't ther
some talk at the time about a ridic
ulous settlement which he made
"Yes." Tweedledum chuckled.
"She was smart, rery. He was
madly In love with her. and sh
wouldn't marry him. She didn't
care a bit about him. and even his
position didn't terap'l" her particu
larly. There was a reason, you
"This 'Is where you come In, I sup
poser How He LeWt Violet.
"Yes; Violet Astchurch and I
loved each other long; before Pang
bourne appeared on the scene. Sh
was" not a society trlrl, then, and
was even unconventional enough to
suit my tastes. I met her abroad
somewhere where they gamble
Ostend. I think It was. We wer
staying at the same hotel, and I
didn't find It difficult to strike up
an acquaintance with old Ast
church. He was a dogmatic sort of
chap, and a man of business. She
Inherited the business Instincts,
but combined a love of pleasure
with them. We had a real good time
at Ostend, and renewed the- ac
quaintance here. I had never been
Inclined to matrimony, but I wanted
to marry Violet. However. It was
Impossible, and we both recognised
It. I had no money and lived oil
my wits: she had very little, for
Astchurch had a numerous family
to provide for. So matters Just hid
to glide along."
"And then Pangbourne appeared.
"Yes. Violet laughed at hlnv
especially when she saw that h
was falling In love. .Do you know;
him? You described him accurately
a "that Pangbourne""
jfHe never has an opinion. It ha
always been a matter of wonder
to me how he managed to propose
to Violet. She says It was one. of
the funniest experiences In htr
""Well. he had heaps of money,
you know. A fine house In town
and a big country place somewhere
on Long- Island. Of course. Violet
recognised It ss an opportunity,
especially as she knew how the
mammas of her friends were mak
ing a dead set at him. She cam
and told me all about it."
"Cave Her Everytblag."
"And you advise her to marry
"Yes. upon conditions. I was the
real author of that marriage settle
ment that set New York talking."
Tweedledum spoke with consider
able pride. "Of course. I never
thought that It would come off, and
was prepared to modify It. But
there was no need. Pangbourne
waa so madly In love that he
Jumped at the suggestion."
"Whst was it?"
"He was to give over everything
to his wife as a free gift, town
house, country place, and all. And
the man was fuol enough to mak
the lot over to Violet on the on.
condition that sh should marry
"I see. So Mrs. Pangbourne Is
very wealthy, and Pangbourne to
all Intents and purposes Is a
"That's the condition. Now do
you see. what I am coming- to. where
you can help me?"
"No. I can't say that I do. If
Mrs. Pangbourne still loves you and
you want money "
De.te.1ed Her Hnabaac.
-i'ou are dull, Lilian. Mrs.
Pangbourne want mt, and also ah
very badly wants to get rid of hr
husband. She has got a position. la
soiiety. and she's rather proud of
her own reputation, so she's not go
ing to give Pangbourne any excuse
for divorcing her. Besides, h
wouldn't do it; he daren't quarrel
with hi wife, whatever she does,
for sh can cut off supplies at any
moment." Tweedledum laughed
aloud, a big coarse laugh. "Huw
jolly sick no must be that -lie ever
made that arranscmeut: Violet
takes nu trouble about him. doesu't
attempt tovconceal from him that
she dttests hlro, flirts under hn very
nose though she's careful enough
what she does in public oh. he must
lead a very dog's lite."
Lilian was minded to listen no
more to Tweedledum's story. Evi
dently bis proposal waa going to be
one that would involve the unhappy
Pangbourne In further misery, au,!
to this, though the man wa noth
ing to her, she would not agree. It
was a mere waste of time pursuing
the subject further, and she waa
I think " she began, rising
from her chair.
"You must hear me out, Lillian,"
said Tweedledum, assuming a more
commanding tone than he had yet
made us of. "I've decided that you
are the one woman who can do wuat
I want, and I look to you to help
me. I'm doing you a good turn at
the same time; don't forget that you
ar in a tight corner and need as
sistance. Lillian thought of her pressing
creditors, and sank back Into her
eat "Go on!" she said.
(Ceprrisat by W. R. Hearst.)
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