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Bj ANN LISLE A New, Romantic Serial Dealing With the Absorbing Problem of a Girl Wife CHAPTER CCCXIX (Copyright, 1919, Star Feature Syndicate, Inc.) "You're going to Reno—to give Virginia the one gift she can't re fuse her freedom,"l repeated mechanically, staring at Pat with a complete sense, of unreality. It seemed a dream. Or some malicious fairy's' twisted conception of drama. For Pat was expressing the very idea Virginia had so proud ly worked out but a short time ago, the plan from which I wasn't more than half sure that I had diverted her. "You can't. You mustn't," I gasped. "I can and I must," replied Pat grimly. "Why do you question it? What other way out is there? What other solution has there been since the night when you tried to bring us together in your own home and she couldn't be getting away fast enough? Had she spoken to you— or Jim—since?" "No, but that doesn't matter. It will come right in the end" "Will it?" interrupted Pat. "I sadly misdoubt it, Anne. For a long time I've been going along blindly waiting for things to come right. They don't when a woman so despises a man that she turns against her own people for the knowing of him. The miracle can't happen when a woman is filled with loathing at the thought of coming back into her own place in the world—owning her family estate— through the man who was once her husband. My gifts and I are black shame and disgrace in her eyes. I'll be going to Reno." "The slime of the divorce court— you'll drag her through that?" I cried. "I'll see that it doesn't befoul her," replied Pat gravely, and he swept off his hat in an unconscious gesture of contriteness. "Then you're going to perform a great miracle," I said scornfully. "You'll go to the divorce court and wrest your freedom from the law. And people aren't going to date it all back to just such an incident as occurred at the restaurant to-day! Oh, no! People aren't going to gloat over the choice tidbit you of fer them —indeed not!" "What do you mean?" demanded Pat. "I mean Sheldon Bake. I mean gossip and slander. I mean the end of Virginia's good name," I replied. "So that's what the world would be saying that's what it will be doing to the fine pride of her," murmured Pat more to himself than to me. After that we drove on In si lence for a while. Smiling folk drove by us in luxurious cars. I wondered what dramas of life and human happiness were masked by' I ASPIRIN | * • X 4 • < • —————— V •' Introduced by "Bayer" to Physicians in 1900 * :: t V A JI You want genuine Aspirin—the Neuralgia, Lumbago, Rheumatism, J J J Aspirin prescribed by physicians Neuritis and for Pain generally. * .. for nineteen years. The name! . r> >• , , £ - "Bayer" mean, the true, world- . 7 ? 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[ "Pat —you're so splendid, so ichivalrous. I feel sometimes as if ' you were my brother, too like Neal," I ventured. "I want you to know how—how much I care about your happiness; how much I value our friendship." "I know, little Anne," he said, re turning pressure for pressure like the good pal he had come to be. "I know. You've stood by. And Jim mie, too. But it's hopeless now. You'll have to let me go it alone now." "Not to divorce. That is decid ed, isn't it?" I insisted, and I don't know now whether that insistance was stupid or wise. "Not to divorce. There's another way out. I'll take it," said Pat. "Another way out?" I grasped al most in a daze. Pat corrected himself, gravely. "Some other way out. Some way. I'll find it, and finding it, be glad to take it." "Oh Pat, you mustn't!" I cried, not knowing against what I was pro testing, but at the beginning of a feeling that grew all the rest of the time I was with him—the feeling that I had to prevent something sinister and menacing. "You mustn't do a thing until you have talked it over with me—your sister. For I am that. I want to have you know that I am that." "The dearest of sisters," replied Pat. lifting my fingers quickly to his lips with a touch of his old grace. Then the devil-may-care reckless ness of him crept back into his voice for a minute and, instead of being welcome, after the haggard droop, it frightened me more than ever. "Faaith, Alanna," said Pat. "Kind ness like yours is a memory of a liv ing well. A man might carry it into a desert of sand and loneliness with him. Or into another world." Then such terror took me by the throat that I dared not say another word. We drove my swaying green trees and past sward of living green dappled with ardent sunshine, but the world seemed cold and gray to me—a fearsome place. Because it had come to me that Pat's other way out was a far more dreadful one ever than the path of divorce. Bringing Up Father Copyright, 1918. International News Service By McManus 1•r? rn —______ . fD GrrTtl\ I , i I VANNA TA.KE IT V/Ei-L.t*iA<-Sl£ v NOW fORTH^ LEAVE OVER TO 004-MS> CO TOO WANT HE 6E o/)Vri< Vv CORNCO BEEP- ; ; CdANEO *EP C- HOUfeE. AN' HAVE. ABOUT CT- NSSy V . J —WI V I OUT HERE COOK-IT Fee f 'bTQRIE . And I felt I couldn's stop him. Then Pat gave me a last bit of cruel evidence to make out my case. "I've some affairs to settle up. I'll be going North for a week. The miniature you'll get to-morrow. I want you to have that. And when 1 opine back, before I take the long journey I'm planning. I'll see about the Harrison place. It's for you and Jim —or Phoebe and Neal, maybe, as a wedding present. Don't pro test, Anne. I can't take the Harri son place with me-—where I'm go ing." (To Be Continued). No Rate Increase Before Return of R. R.'s to Original Owners By Associated Press. Washington, Oct. B.—The railroad administration will make no increase in freight rates before return of the railroads to private operation, January 1. Director General Hines wrote T. De Witt Cuyler, chairman of the railway executives, yesterday, that it would be "impossible for the gov ernment to establish any general re adjustment of rates," because earn ings of the roads under the ab normal conditions prevailing in the early part of this year did not af ford a fair test of income. The manifest desire of the public to have the Interstate Commerce Commission exercise full authority in any readjustment of rates to be effective under private control also was cited by the Director General as an objection to the railroad admin istration's undertaking such a re adjustment. Civil War Renewed by Chinese Factions Amoy, China, Oct. B.—Hostilities between the Northern and Southern governments have been resumed. Numerous troops leaving the city against the Southern forces station ed at Changshow. The usual rice suppy to this port has been cut. The renewal of hostilities follow,- the falling of efforts by Wong-I- Tong, representing the Northern government' to negotiate with Tang Shaoyi, of the Southern government looking to reconciiation. The South ern representatives refused to treat with Wong-I-Tong and a resump tion of hostilities between the two factions was expected. DAILY HINT ON FASHIONS A POPULAR STYLE 2992—This is just the dress for comfort, convenience and utility. The lines are simple and yet stylish. The design lends Itself to all dress materials. Serge in blue or brown, check or mixed suiting, taffeta gabardine and velvet, all are desir able and appropriate. The pattern is cut in 3 sizes: 16, 18 and 2 0 years. Size 18 requires 5 1-8 yards and 36-lnch material. Width at lower edge is 1 7-8 yard, with plaits drawn out. A pattern of this illustration mailed to any address on receipt of 10c In silver or lc and 2c stamps. Telegraph Pattern Department For the 10 cents Inclosed please send pattern to the following address: Slse Pattern No. Name Address City and Stat* HXRRDSBTTRG TELEGRAPH LITTLE TALKS BY BE A TRICE FAIRFAX | Have you ever adopted a'brother? ; | Not legally, of course, just theoret- , j ically, and for purposes of general: I comradeship. It's an arrangement that I II find to be greatly in favor among I lively and resourceful young people. : It's a matter also of great concern, [even of strong disapproval on the! jpart of parents. Are the parents Justi-| I fled—or are the 18-year-olds? I It Is quite easy to see how this ■ make-believe relationship recommends! 1 itself to normal, imaginative youth. ; Boy-and-girl friendships are such I natural, delightful. even helpful ; things. Their only drawback is that • there are always onlookers who scent J romance, who more than hint ro-j ; manee, who audibly declare that the i ; situation is or will be or ought to lie! j romantic. i So that a boy and girl who don't j feel romance, who don't want ro- Imance, who look to each other mere •l y for gay. hearty companionship, are : put to it for some means of self-de ! fense. The brother-and-sister idea oo [curs to them. It's the perfect solution lof the difficulty. They adopt each j other on the spot. And always afte'-j this, besides the pleasure of being, friends and "pals." there's the pleas-1 I ure of playing a game of keeping up ia delicious make-believe, j Reltrr Than Precious I ore I Doesn't It seem to you that there's a good deal to be said for this sort of: game? Consider how mueh whole-1 somer It is than the precocious love affairs that some times occur with ] 1 young creatures of fifteen, sixteen or j seventeen. What could be more deslr- j able than that hoys and girls should i have free, natural companionship' without any premature pairing off, j and forced juvenile romance. And If elders and outsiders gen- ! erally are so indiscreet as to com- ! ment on all youthful comradeship. ! why isn't the brother-and-sister game j the most ingenious protection pos-1 sible? But there are obstacles. Dlsapprov- i lng parents are perhaps the chief of j these, and the problem that this dis approval occasions Is very Interest-! Ingly set forth by a girl from whoso j recent letter I wish to quote: "I am in my twenty-second year."! she writes, "and am engaged to a sol- j dler four years my senior. We are de- ■ voted to each other and have always ( been sensible In our love affairs—not! silly, as some are. We trust each other! and look forward to a happy married: 11 5 Te. with ups and downs to relieve; the monotony. He has been in the: service a long time and went to I France last May. He met a French girl who has been very kind to him! [and given him cheerful times. forj I which I am very grateful, as I can ; (well Imagine how homesick my hoy! ' Daily Dot Puzzle £ I! I 6 7 >IA ' l2 18 •' / 11 • • a* A ; *• .; a. 4 ! ?tV 6 x • ' 7 43 . V. 43 22 , -A c w Yk - j 1 A e" > / "* j 27 • *39 1 *ii2fipr-! S Si '35 3o 31 29 M* • • I • 32 33 34 Draw from one to TWO and so on I to the end. 1 RUMEORn I I T THE WHOLESOME I iLi BAKING POWDER IOftWOPj irrn>|j|djl Not only makes your cakes and hot breads lighter, of finer texture and delicious flavor, but at a reasonable cost j must often have been —judging by myself. ; About a year ago I adopted a broth er, three years my junior, all about ) whom my fiance lias known and not disapproved. 1 haye told him every thing just as if he had been here. Now this young brother of mine is devoted t ■ me and has done much to cheer mo : up, causing me to be invited to his 'ciub affairs, taking me to the movies, teaching nte to run a car and in a general way making things as pleas t ant for me as he could. ! He has said: "Why should you. be cause your fiance is miles away, shut yourself up and not have pieasant times? If I can do a little toward driving the blues away T consider it a ! pleasant duty to do so. If your soldier I does not. object, no one else should." I My mother now soys she does not j approve of my going out alone with this boy. She says people will talk about an engaged girl acting as 1 do. If I were not engaged my actions would be without reproach, but as it is I must not go out alone with liiin any more. "Miss Fairfax, is mother taking the I right stand as the world judges to : day? I have done nothing that I am : ashamed of and do not object to hav j ing other people with us when this J boy and I are out together, but if wo ! are not alone he will not confide his difficulties his ambitions and hopes j to me. and it will break my heart to, give up being his only confidante, for by his own admission I have helped (him a great deal. He does not by any means mistake my feeling toward him as helpful sister and chum. | In this case the disapproval Is i based on the existence of an absent j fiance. In the next case, it will have a different ground. The truth Is. I suppose, that parents can't quite bring themselves to believe In the brother-and-sister relationship. It's a (shade too idyllic and beautiful. They can't quite drive fear and suspicion i from their hearts. Artificial bro/he.r and sister relationships, they cynical ly tell each other, belong to the class of things that are too good to he true. jThpy'll develop sentiment in an hour, i Rotter cheek them at the start. I Trust Yonr Girls nml Roys j And there will, of course, be ln | Ftances where this charming game is I .employed as a mask for flirtation —| jjust as there will he others where ro-j I mance will unexpectedly flower. But j don't justify a general conspiracy of (distrust among parents and guard-! i ie.ns. It may be that there is nothing worse for youth than to distrust it. It is very generally true that youth, j like every other period of life, does j pretty much what you expect of it. Distrust it and it may possibly :le i reive you. Trust it and it will rise to .'glorious heights of magnanimity and ! candor. SQmchow I believe that if I had ai ' daughter who was as straight-for- j | ward and sensible in her love affair (as this girl is, so superior to small! j jealousies and evasions and deceits—: 1 would trust her to adopt a brother, i (if she liked, and get what pleasure she could from being his "helpful 1 j chum." ! Don't you remember—can't you re- i ! member—that lonely mysterious time j ; when you were seventeen or 60? The ( time when It's so hard to tell things I to another boy. and so useless to tell | things to another girl, but so: : friendly and satisfying for a boy and ! 1 girl who aren't the least bit In love j | to confide to each other their puzzling! ; adventures? 1 It is hard to put one's self in their ! place. But it pays, for one learns by ( it not to thwart these charming im ' pulses of theirs, but to encourage ! them to play brother and sister to -1 gether ar long as the delicious lnno- ! I cense of youth shall last. Asthma There is no cure"' **o bu' "esier '3 often Wrt * brougnt by— ! Viocs\^j>oßuk? ' "VOOB 800>"3uARD" - 30? 60M1.20 ... = Advice to the Lovelorn FAINT lIKART AND FAIR UDY DEAR MISS FAIRFAX: I am twenty, am making: a grood salary and in love with a young gil l of nineteen years. Although I have been gelng about with her fof- two years, she has not as yet expressed any feeling for me outside of friend ship. Now I want to he more than a friend to this young woman, whom J regard as a tine type of American \\ otnanhood. 1 have good habits, keep early hours and save as much money as l ran. If there is any way of express-1 ing my affection for this girl, with out hut ting her feelings, my ntind ! would he at ease. I am afraid if she does not return! my love 1 will have to give her up. j although 1 dread doing so. as I can not continue being just a friend to this young woman. ANXIOUS. It is not unusual for a young girl to express any feeling of affection for a young man before he has told hcri he loves her. She is probably waiting i Patiently to hear this thing: have j courage and tell her. "Faint heart," you know, "never won fair lady." SHE APPEARS FICKI.E DEAR MTSS FAIRFAX: 1 am writing you this letter as sort ! of an inquiry as to the question of I "NVhet shall f do?" I am nineteen' and for six months have been in love with a girl one year my junior. Fori three months she has shown every sign of earing a great deal for me. Che even went as far as to tell a young man with whom she had been going that their -.friendship would have to draw to a close, as she found out that she eared more for me than she did ftfr him. I went away, ami when I returned I found her with the' party she had jilted. Now, I would like to have your advice as to what I can do to gain back her love. ANXIOUS. | Do not worry too much. A young lady of this type likes variety, and enjovs playing with love rather than falling in love seriously. Doubtless she wiil throw over the second young , man for you. as she did once before, and then his turn will come next. IS IT PROPER. DEAR MISS FAIRFAX: Do you think it proper that a young man should go about with many young lady friends when lie 1 has a chance to keep company with a giri of twenty? I am nineteen, but look younger, but she does not mind ; this, end as she has often told me. she loves me and does not want ine to go to parties and dance with other girls. I am asking your advice in this matter. F. S. 1 • is quite proper, if you are not engaged to go to as many parties and dances as you want to. Nineteen is| j Concerning the Future ? 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