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CTION 2—PAGE SIX
i"
When Love
Came
CX1
By ETTA VERNE LYNDON
popjrricht, 1(11,
br
the W«itern Newi-
3-. piper Union.)
"I want to see you married and set
j.fled down ih life before I pass away,"
|jg|}Oke old Jared Bliss to his favorite
4 nephew, and the latter looked startled
*|«it the suggestion.
"I shall think It over seriously, Un
cle Jared," replied Ransom BUss, but
Vaguely.
By a strange coincidence at almost
that very hour Mrs. Walter Morse was
piking over affairs with her niece,
.Elsie Brlggs.
\:'i.
"I promised my sister, your mother,
when she died," she said, "that you
should never need a home. My hus-
Sand is to represent the firm employ
ing him In far western Canada mean
while what are your plans, dear?"
Elsie looked serious, but not dis
tressed. She had been given a sensi
ble, practical bringing up, and had
already thought over the future. Mrs.
Morse listened Indulgently as Elsie
•poke of going to the city and earn
ing her own living.
"Tou two have been so good to me. I
must not further burden you," she
Isaid. "I am sure I can earn my own
way. Aunty."
Mrs. Morse grew very thoughtful,
jthen, after a long pause, she said: "I
would like to see you married, with
tfood man for a husband and a home
j.pf your own," but Elsie shook her
fitead smilingly.
Two evenings later as Elsie sat on
jthe porch Ransom Bliss, appeared. He
and Elsie had been friendly acquaint
fancea for over a year, and the latter
looked puzzled and then embarrassed
!m Ransom, after some casual con
Itersatlon, moved his chair closer to-
wards her and said
"I came on a special mission this
evening, Elsie. It is to ask you if you
I will marry me."
Elsie flushed quickly and her voice
was a trifle unsteady as she said, with-,
out the least trace of affectation:
"I never expected that you—you—"
"Cared for you, Elsie? Yes. Loved
you? No. True affection is too sacred
a thing to be named lightly. I am
a plain-spoken man. There is no wom
an whom I more deeply respect and ad
•mire, and I would be proud to call
Jrou my wife. I will devote my life
ftd make you happy."
Elsie sat with eyes cast down and
fluttering secretly at heart. She did
|ni6t reply on Impulse, nbr for a long
itime. Then, evenly enough, she
spoke:
"I feel that yon have honored me,
I Mr. BUss, and I appreciate your clear,
I honest words.
I good friends. I shall be frank with
you in turn. You say you do not
love me, and I can confess for yon
nothing deeper than esteem. I am
poor, humble, and will soon be home
less. I would not have you later re
gret that I can be nothing more to
you than a loyal, helpful wife, who,
[however, can never forget that in a
measure this would be a marriage of
convenience."
And so they were wedded, and, after
i'the
death of his uncle, Ransom Bliss
and his bride took up their residence
at the old family home. They settled
down into their new life more like
partners than wedded mates. In all
things Ransom was considerate and
[courteous and Elfte was a model house
keeper, and all that respect and
ithoughtfulness could suggest. Never
was there a jar or misunderstanding.
'Many a time, however, as he looked at
1 the beautiful girl, like himself engaged
[In reading, Ransom realized that she
Was possessed of rare womanly quali
fies, while Elsie, in turn, when alone,
sighed (Jrearily, acknowledging his per
fection as a man among men, and she
was at variance with the compact they
Jhad made.
There came an unexpected separa
tion a little later. The presence of
(Ransom was required in settling up
jsome Business of the estate at Abing
I don, 24 miles distant For the first
few weeks he came home over Sundny,
but finally his absence ran Into a full
month. Elsie was wretched. An lm
iDWse came over her to at least see
him. A trolley line ran- to a junction
{half the distance and then Joined ad?
other line. She reached It about eight
jb*etock in the evening to wait for the
Intersection car. From Abingdon
latere arrived a car branching off and
jai passenger alighted to wait for a
Connection. He came into the dimly
tljjjhted little station. Elsie recognized
il|nn as her husband.
."Why, Elsie!" he spoke in surprise.
'"1 must tell you the truth," she said,
•u .was lonely without you. I was go
itn't tt visit Abingdon, If it was only
to see you at a distance."
The man drew a deep breath, "And
I," he said -in tones that thrilled her,
"only sotoght to look through the win
dow of our' home and see if you were
well and happy."
"Happier now than I ever have
Men," she breathed raptly, for his arm
had stolen about her waist.
"Elsie," he cried, "can It be possible
that we mafle a mistake In the past?"
"You mean—"
"In deeming that we cared for each
other as only casual acquaintances
might."
"It has grown into something deep
er than that with me," she whispered
tenderly.
I And the surety ot a first and lasting
love engulfed the satisfied soul of tha
loody map,
S. U. I. HOME
COMING BIGGEST
INJHISTORY
"Kick-Off" for Million Dollar
Campaign of Iowa Mem
orial Union
a
OLD GRABS" BY HUNDREDS
All Enthusiastic for Plan for Memor*
iai to University's Sol-'
diers of Three
Wars.
Iowa City, Iowa.—By train, by auto
mobile and even by airplane, hun
dreds of loyal graduates and former
students of the University of Iowa
will come here this week for Home
coming, on Friday and Saturday.
This year Homecoming will be the
biggest in the entire history of the
State University. It is expected that
on Saturday, the day of the annual
Iowa-Ames football game, there will
be several thousand "old grads" here
for the great event. At the annual
Homecoming dinner Friday night
there will be about 1,000 In attend
ance.
Especial interest is being shown in
Homecoming this year because it will
be the "kick-oft" for the million dol
lar campaign which graduates and
former students are conducting to
raise funds for a memorial building
to the sons and daughters of tho State
University who served in the Civil
War, the Spanish-American War and
the World War. The intensive cam
paign will open on Saturday, Novem
ber 22. The Homecoming dinner will
be devoted entirely to a discussion
of the campaign plans and the value
of the memorial building, which is to
take tlie form of a Students' Union—a
olubhouse and home for students, fac
ulty and graduates, in which will be
preserved for all time the war records
of those who fought for America in
the three wars. At that time it is ex
pected, according to Fred Sargent of
Des Moines, who is chairman of the
Iowa Memorial Union, that announce
ment can be made of big preliminary
gifts which will start the campaign
well on its way toward the goal.
For several weeks committees repre
senting the University and towns
people of this city have been work
ing in preparation for the big event.
Hotel accommodations have 'been
reserved and rooms have been obtain
ed to care for the hundreds of guests
who will be here. Special arrange
ments have been made to serve meals
to those whom the hotels and res
taurants here can not accommodate.
There will be a special landing field
We have always been' for airplanes, and parking space for
automobiles, with a carefully worked-
out checking arrangement which will
offer security against removal of cars
by mistake or theft. University build
ings, stores and public buildings and
residences in the city will be dec
orated, and there will be several
bands to add to the festivity of the
occasion. Homecomers will be met at
trains by special reception commit
tee, which will see that they obtain
lodging places if they have not al
ready reserved them.
W. O. Finkbine, one of the best
known of the older graduates, is the
head of a committee of the Iowa Me
morial Union which has had charge
of sending special invitations to men
and women graduates to come to this
year's Homecoming. He has been in
touch with alumni In all parts of the
country, and reports particular en
thusiasm for the event this year be
cause of the memorial campaign.
"Our organization is all ready for
the campaign," said Mr. Sargent to
day. "In each Congressional district,
each county of the State and in large
cfties all over the country where
Iowa men and women have gone to
live, we have loyal and enthusiastic
graduates of old Iowa, formed into
campaign committees, instructed in
their duties and all set to take up the
work of collecting the funds which
will pay for the Iowa Memorial Union.
The task is a huge one. But 'Iowa
Fights,' and lights hard, as our ath
letic records and war records all
prove. I am confident the difficulties
will only spur our workers on to
Bfcrder effort to make this campaign
the splendid success it should be, and
that the evening of November 29 will
find us with pledges for more than
the amount we have set as the ob
jctive of our campaign.
"Our purpose is a fine and noble
one, and each man and woman en
gaged in promoting this cause has
taken up the work with the high pat
riotic spirit and hearty loyalty to the
University of Iowa. We seek to pay
the brave men and women of Iowa
who served America so gallantly the
tribute which is due their patriotism.
We seek to build for them a memorial
for all the years, which will testify to
their sacrifices for home and country,
and will inspire future generations to
equally fine Americanism. We seek
to give to our Alma Mater a building
which will'serve her well, and in serv
ing her well promote the interests of
the State of Iowa and our country.
This is a cause which may well enlist
every graduates sympathy and sup
port and bring his dollars into the me
morial fund. No ljndertaking could
be more worthy or more honorable,
for the State University and for Iowa.
Every participant in it will have a
right to feel personal satisfaction and
pride in its success".
olt
Odd Purposes
ByBELVA M. THORNE
(Copyright, lilt, by th* Western KIWI
p&per Union.)
Martin Wolcott, bachelor, moved
from Lisle to Clyde because he was in
debt. Mrs. Althea Burrows, widow,
remained In the latter town for the
same reason. The coincidental slml
larlty as to motive and environment
went still further. Both were regard
ed as above the average as to wealth
or the prospect of It. A third circum
stance in this chain of sequence was
the fact that Judge Alward Marsh, who
had been Mrs. Burrows' attorney for
ten years, became likewise the legal
adviser of Mr. Wolcott.
Now neither of the two named made
any pretense to the merest graze with
opulence. Neither was over thirty,
and both were healthy, accreditable and
good looking. Common rumor had it,
however, that the fair widow had in
herited a gold mine out West that
might at any time open Its vast store
of wealth. When Mr. Wolcott came
to Clyde there followed him the report
that when a certain lawsuit he had
been fighting for five years was de
cided, be would become the recipient
of a royal fortune.
The facts were really" these: The
alleged mine had never produced so
much as an ounce of the precious
metal, and Mrs. Burrows had leased
the fifty acres Involved for grazing
purposes at barely enough to meet tax
es and water right installments. As
to the lawsuit, Wolcott had expended
nearly all he had In legal fees and
had hopelessly abandoned any antici
pations of success in winning it.
As said, Wolcott had come to Clyde
because he was in debt, ft'ot that his
Lisle creditors were manifesting any
collection pressure, for he was a fa
vorite with everybody, but, finding
himself growing poorer and poorer, he
resolved to get down to real work.
He was a specialist in cattle diseases,
and Clyde was the center of a large
rich farming district.
It was at the office of Judge Marsh
one day that Martin Wolcott met the
charming widow. The observing old
jurist's eyes twinkled as he sensed a
mutual liking established between the
two. It got to be so that Wolcott be
came a weekly visitor at the Burrows
home. They were vastly pleased with
each other and the prospective match
met with the approval ot their friends.
Mrs. Burrows had made some in
quiry regarding Mr. Wolcott. It was
to receive exaggerated Intelligence as
to the wonderful lawsuit that would
place him so high above her in the
way of wealth that her heart failed
heft Wolcott did the same.thing. He
became despondent and hopeless when
he heard about the undeveloped Gol
conda In the Rockies which would
make of Mrs. Burrows a social queen,
who would naturally disdain the at
tentions of a poor and obscure individ
ual like himself.
Wolcott began to curtail his calls
upon Mrs. Burrows and the latter In
fluenced by this and a realization of
the vast gulf between them, tried to
root out the love that might bring only
disappointment and sorrow They had
not seen one another for two weeks,
when they came face to face in the
office of Judge Marsh. Each acted as
if their relations were strained. The
judge was not in evidence, but they
decided to wait for him. A quick ten
derness permeated the sensitive heart
of the sympathetic widow as she no
ticed that Wolcott looked thin and
worried.
"You do not seem as well as when
I lnst saw you, Mr. Wolcott," she said.
"That is because I haven't seen so
1MI HOT WAf EE
IF TO3J MESIIE A
10S1 COMPLEXION
days we can't help but look
better and feel better
after an Inside bath.
To look one's best anil feel one's best
is to enjoy an inside bath cach morn
ing to flush from the system the pre
vious day's waste, sour fermentations
and poisonous toxins
before
it is ab­
sorbed into the blood. Just as coal,
when it burns, leaves behind a certain
amount of incombustible material in the
form of ashes, so the food and drink
taken each day leaves in the aliment
ary organs a certain amount of indi
gestible material, which if not eliminat
ed, forms toxins and poisons which are
then sucked into the blood through the
very ducts which are intended to suck
in only nourishment to sustain the
body.
If you want to see the glow of
healthy bloom in your cheeks, to see
your skin get clearer and clearer, you
are told to drink every morning upon
arising, a glass of hot water with a
teaspoonful of limestone phosphate in
it, which is a harmless means of wash
ing the waste material and toxins from
the stomach, liver, kidneys and bowels,
lefore putting more food into the stom
ach.
Men and women with sallow skins,
live repots, pimples or pallid complex
ion. are those who wake up with a
coated tongue, bad taste, nasty breath,
others who are bothered with head
aches. bilious spells, acid stomach or
constipation should begin this phosphat
ed hot water drinking.
A quarter pound of limestone phos
phate costs very little at the drug store
but Is sufficient to demonstrate tha.t just
as soap and hot water cleanses, puri
fies and freshens the skin ,»n the out
side, so hot water and limestone phos
phat? act jpn tbf ipslde
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THE DENISON REVIEW, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1919
much of you," replied Wolcott
bluntly.
"Is not that your own fault?" softly
intimated the blushing widow. "Sure
ly you have been always welcome at
my home."
"I have met with such kindly con
sideration," answered Wolcott in un
steady tones, "that I dared not con
tinue my visits because I foresaw that
it could end only in banishment."
"How strangely you speak," she
fluttered.
lurs. Burrows, I am a plain man,"
said Wolcott seriously. "It will be no
news to you to know that you are to
me the one woman In the world I re
spect, admire and cherish. It is only
recently that I learned of your pros
pects of fortune. A poor man, I dared
not presume that you would look up
on me as your equal."
"Why, Mr. Wolcott," exclaimed Mrs.
Burrows, "who ever gave you such a
ridiculous idea. A poor man? It was
when I learned of your coming wealth
that I felt that I could never hope
that Is—"
"Poor man, joor woman," interrupt
ed Judge Marsh, bursting into the
room radiant. "Mr. Wolcott, you have
said enough to divest the situation of
any misconception. Mrs. Burrows, you
are too sensible a woman to resent an
old friend jlke myself saying that
tfiere is' flo" possible barrle t
"of inequal
ity, socinlly or as to wealth, between
you two. I sent for both of you to
report that the people at the other
end of the lawsuit are willing to com
promise for fifty thousand dollars, and
that they have discovered gold at the
mine and It promises a fortune. Be
happy, my children," laujghed the old
jurist gleefully, and he waved himself
from the room, and when he returned
half an hour later the glowing faces
of his clients told him that there would
soon be^n wedding.
Red Sails.
Violet seas under deep skies and
dotted on the horizon from Quiberon
to Belle Isle the red pails of the Brit
tany fishing boats. Along this stretch
of the Atlantic coast red sails have
been known Immemorially. They ex
isted in Caesar's time. In the "Com
mentaries" occurs the remark that the
people of the coast made their sails
of tanned skins sewn together. Either
they had no flax or did not understand
its use, but the more likely reason in
Caesar's opinion was that they knew
no ordinary sail would stand against
the ocean winds, owing to the great'
weight of their boats. In time the
Breton fisherman exchanged his heavy
boat for_a lighter one and then he
Jn dprague lire 9refite
IT'S UP TO YOU
The Sprague Tire and Rubber Company has made good.
We have erected our factory and put it in operation.
1
Although leas than one year old, WE ARE MAKING MONEY.
Our business so far in 1919 totals more than $600,000.
Why not own an interest in this established, growing concern?
Sprague Tire & Rubber
OMAHA. Company
HdlstecFtlie canvas sail. Different in
texture to when Caesar conquered
Gaul, the sails of the Finisterre seas
are of the same tawny hue. The Bre
ton Is the most conservative being in
the world. The color of the sails of
his forefathers must be the color of
his sails, and of those of his son. On
this point nobody will be found to
disagree with him.
Lookouts Develop New Disease.
"Eye work is perhaps .the biggest
part of submarine hunting," writes
William G. Shepherd, in Everybody's,
"and it has its evils and penalties.
AVoe to the man on a destroyer who is
gifted with that strange, unexplain
tible talent of being able to see by
night. There be such. His is almost
a 24-hour-a-day task. And lie flnnlly
gets the 'periscope eye' and is sent
ashore to get well, if ho can. His
eyes weep tears of pus by day and,
after sleep, his lids are glued together
with granulation. It Is a new disease
of this mad century.
'You keep looking through those
high-powered binoculars like an old
lady rending through her spectacles,
one of ibe boys explained to me, 'until
finnlly they seem to be nulling your
eyes out of tbeir sockets."
For next year, we have orders already amounting to more than this, for delivery during the first
three months.
Sprague salesmen, working in every state west of the Mississippi river, are rapidly establishing new
dealers, and piling up new orders. At the present rate we should surely do
$3,000,000 BUSINESS IN 1920
There is still a chance if you act NOW.
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