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THE CHATTANOOGA NEWS: CHATTANOOGA. TENN,. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1920.
HHBJ II THE ONL Y THING THAT COUNTS (BY CAROLYN BEECHER.) CHAPTER XXXIX Then there wan Adele. lm had cared (or him. Might he try She hadn't thought of that before. Of all the things that she had thought of, she had missed that one. She tried to thrust It away. Adele could care for herself. Hhe had proved aha could. .-lm was so young whan it hap pened, she knew so little of life. That was why she couldn't take care of her self. How many long yeara was It since she had taken that step against every one's wishes? The very thought of it made her 111. When she- bad seen that photograph, kad realised that Adele knew him. tha shock was like a blow on ber heart. It was Incredible. She rose and swiftly crossed the hall. When she rapped on Adele's door and received no answer, she called ber name. "Miss Foster Just went out with a gentleman. Miss (Westneld," Mrs. Cook told her, hearing the call. A nausea swept over Helen. Had she gone out with him? , She returned to .her room, and to her brooding. Dinner time came and went, but she had no thought of food, or of time. About 10 o'clock she beard Adele. "May we come In, Helen?" She braced herself. Had It come so soon? She stood waiting. The door opened and in came Adele, followed by her boyish admirer, Bob Kemp. Helen's ' relief was so great that only by the greatest exercise of will could she keep the hysterical laughter back. She felt like screaming. Instead, woman like, she busied herself with the chaf ing dish. Insisting they must have sup per with her, that she was hungry. Kirk Lansing had not taken his conge as final. He was a strong man. possessed of a strong man's self-confidence. Also he had Inflinlte patience. He had not given Helen up never would, so be told himself, as long as she was single. Nevertheless men like Lansing have ideas of marriage, austere and perhaps romantic. They ive a fairly clean sheet and are In clined to ask a bit more than they give not less. Lansing had haunted the studios and other places occasionally frequented by Helen and Adele In the hope of seeing them. But Helen religiously remained in seclusion while Adele, when he saw her, could give him no comfort. "Why does she hide herself?" Lan sing had asked, and Adele had replied: "Search me! I'm sure no one has less cause to." Then: "I'm sorry, Kirk. Don't think Helen has told me, she Isn't that kind. But I can see things at times without being told. I wish she had "Liked me better," he Interrupted. "So-do I, Adele. But I shan't give up." "Good for you!" Then more serious ly: "I wish you all the luck in the world, kirk. But don't hurry her." If she had been asked, Adele would not have been able to tell why she had advised Lansing not to hurry Helen. But In a way she was sure that something had occurred In Helen's me that had caused her to refuse Kirk Lansing. Also she was positive Helen cared for him. Often she had seen her flush and her eyes light at his coming, seen many little Indications of an In terest not at all platonio at' variance with her declaration that she would never marry. ' . ' . "No, I shan't hurry her but If It is humanly possible I shall win her, Adele." Lansing made no apology for talking of his feelings to Adele, either to him- I self or to her. He had no wish to pu- rade his emotions, neither had he any , desire to hide his love for Helen from i Adele. Adele had realised from the first that Lansing loved, that he was serious. It Is the women like Adele Foster who keep the world of people in good humor; people Inclined to become Im patient, sometimes Irritable under de layed hopes and aspirations! At the shop, although aa young as most of the girls, she w as-the recipient of their Joys and griefs: especially of their love affairs. She radiated sym pathy and understanding. And per haps It was this quality in her that en couraged Lansing to apeak of his hopes. He, as well as the girl In the shop, rlbognlied her amiability and her ability to enter Into the feelings of, others. "That's the way to talk, Kirk! And right now I tell you I'll help all I can. Not that I want to lose Helen! Ood forbid!" She said the last with so comical an expression Lansing laughed. "Hut you two were made for each other. And It's all nonsense for her to say she won't get married. She will some day. She's the kind that would make a good wife and mother." The last was spoken simply, as if It were the usual thing to discuss wifehood and motherhood with a young man. After this talk with Adele, Lansing wrote Helen a letter. "Dear Helen," he began. "I cannot bear to think I have ostracised myself because of my saying that I could not see you without talking of things that might distress you. Please let me come as I used to come, as a friend. It I And I haven't self-control enough to be Just your friend, then I will stay away. At this point he crumpled up the let ter, pushed It In his pocket, put on his hat and flung out of his office. He crossed the square; he entered the familiar door. "Qo right up, she's at home," Mrs, Cook said with a smile. And forgetting his self-inflicted banishment, anxious to see. the girl he loved, he climbed the stairs and rapped slightly on the studio door. Hearing a sound within, he opened it. Helen - was huddled In one of her wing chairs. Her face was burled In her hands. She was sobbing great tearing sobs that shook her slender form, fairly screamed distress. Lan sing hesitated an Instant, then swiftly crossed to her. She heard his quick step and raised her face. Her cheeks were wet with tears, her eyes red and swollen. . "What Is it, Helen? Why are you crying so?" He realised she had not heard him rap, that It was a muffled sob he had heard Instead of a bid to enter. His emotions, mixed with sur prise at finding her weeping, made him almost numb. "Oh, why did you come!" She dabbed her face with her fribble of a handker chief. He took it away all damp with tears, and substituted his own fresh large one. , When he had wiped her eyes and face he stood and waited. Finally he dropped on his knees beside her chair. "Dear," he murmured, "can I help? Shall I leave you?" "Oh, I am so foolish, I " then with an Immense effort she rose, and with a twisted smile, said: "Please be friends, Kirk." For answer he made her read the Unfinished note he had written in his office. ' v (To be continued.) Africa's Christmas Is "Upside Down" Chicago. Picture the hottest July day; pavements burning under a blis tering sun: sticky atmosphere without a breath of air stirring; streets parched and dusty; women stifling In white summery clothes: men sweltering in linen suits and straw hats And In startling contrast, Santa Claus baking in the sun all day along in front of every department store aa White people in South Africa go to seacoaat resorts near Capo Town and Durban for the hot Christmas holidays. Mulzenberg, near Cape Town, is South Africa's Atlantic City. Heat doesn't prevent Christmas cele bration, though. Kiddles hang up their stockings and have toys and presents Christmas morning. That ft, they do in the homes of white folks and there i uncomfortable person fn regulation Santa Claus costume, white whiskers, white furs and hot-looking red gar ments, his sun-burned face steaming with perspiration. Visualise this topsy-turvy picture and you have an idea of Christmas in the upside-down land of South Africa. It's the other side of the equator down there. Seasons are Just the re verse of what they are up here. July in midwinter! And Christmas comes in midsummer! ' Children do not pray for a white Christmas." They are used to a hot Christmas. To them snow on Christ mas wonld be even stranger than snow in Chattanooga on the Fourth of July. Memory of man only records one fail of snow In South Africa ten years ago. la Johannesburg. It's blistering hot on Christmas day are a million and a half white people In South Africa. , Some even have Christmas trees, but It's too hot to have a regulation It's too hot to have a regtulatlon Christmas dinner. I was a guest of a superintendent of a gold mine at Christ mas dinner. The piece de resistance was a huge cold ham! There wero other summery foods, the orthodox English plum pudding with real brandy sauce, tennis and other un -Christian -like sports in the afternoon and plenty of iced drinks to keep off sunstroke! The real Christmas celebration In South Africa is not on Christmas day, but the night before and the day after. On Christmas eve gay carnival crowds battle good-naturedly In Johannesfurg or Cape Town Everybody la armed with horns, ticklers and confetti the nearest approach to snow they have. ven in the high altitude of Johannes burg, I spent last Christmas there. But it's even hotter at sea level for Instance in Cape Town, where I swel tered last new year day. Dec. 2 Is boxing day, another holiday , with Its race meets, cricket, tennis and other summer sports. r,m nennla in ftnuth Africa may be hungry on Christmas day, but none of them are com. NEW YORK TODAY BY HERBERT COREY (BY HERBERT COREY.) New York. One of the New York writers baa made the discovery that Charley Chaplin Is the saddest, gloom test, most temperamental soul alive. He Is crammed with Freud, Neltssche and morbid worries. He is made wrong side to and Inside out, so that he does every Ming In Just tha reverse way. He yearns to play Hamlet, but he will never attempt It. His soul, he ssys, is too tragic for the part. Ham let is a part which can only be well Played by a comedian. Anyhow, he told a good story of his meeting with Caruso. The men are both artists and at the top of their re spective heapa. But Caruso takes Ca ruso very seriously, whereas the tragic Chaplin laughs at himself in his left handed way. Some one had told Hilly liuard, the aver-alert publicity direc tor of the Metropolitan Opera com pany, that Caruso had once referred to Chaplin as: "The Caruso of the films." So Guard arranged a meeting be tween the two great men and brought a swarm of reporters, officials, promi nent citizens and the like aa witnesses of the historic event. When the pa rade penetrated Caruso's dressing room the tenor presented to them a view of his broad back. He was engaged In looking Into the mirror, and he did not even pause. From time to time his priceless vocal chords gave out a few thousand dollars' worth of grunts. By and by the situation began to wear on theneglected Chaplin. "It seemed so funny to me," he ex plained, "that a singer should believe himself superior to a comedian. 80 I looked over his shoulder Into the mir ror and shouted: "Greetings from the Caruso, of the movies to the Chaplin of the opera." Caruso turned then, blaek rage on his face, his valuable mouth blaring costly syllables, his brows down almost to his upper lip. He Was angry all the way through Chaplin saw that he had spilled the beans. .... 80." said he." I did a quick fade. Very much Surprised. Some time ago Mrs. Ella Wright, Chllllcothe. Mo., wus troubled with In digestion snd hsd frequen' bilious at tacks. She procured bottle of Cham berlain's Tsblets and was very much mimrised at the auick relief which they afforded (Adv. Safe WUC fsr INFANTS & INVALIDS T s7 ASK FOR Horlick's The Original Avoid Imitations mi Substitutes. Rich Mtts. EH Orajn "ZZTitt L Only Two More Days of the Great Pizitz A Race for a Million Sale 1 Real Up to $45.00 Value Suits for Women at i $ 1 7.85 Here's another exceptionally good value in salts, you'll find a good range of slses, and you'll And materials such ss trlcotine, serge, velour, etc., and good colors. Colors that you will like and colors that you will be mighty glad to get Coats are silk lined, plain or fancy styles from which to select. And remember the slse range Is mighty good. Real Up to $40 Dresses for Women in Most Excellent Styles Now $18.85 These dresses are made from trlcotine, serge, velvet, elour, satin, taffeta, etc. They are beaded, embroid ered or plain tailored; every model that you might want will be found here in this lot and you'll find the best colors; they are mighty good dresses. Women's Jersey Silk Vests Worth Up to $4-00 at $1.98 Exceptionally good lot of Jersey rests; dainty colors and exception ally good values; the best that was ever sold; don't fail to see them. Women's 25c Handker chiefs Now 15c A special lot of these fine Imported colored handkerchiefs, dainty and several styles to select from. Some of these would be mighty good for the gift article. Women's Real Up to $G.Q0 Slip-Over Sweaters at $1.98 Here's a big lot of slip-over sweat ers that are going to sel at this price; they are mighty good values, made of good material, good colors, all sizes and these are certainly splendid for the gift article. Women's Excellent $12.50 Bathrobes at $7.50 Here are bungalow aprons at this price and It's just about hslf or less than what they have been selling for; good materials. Charming: Up to $7.50 Value Geor gette Crepe Waists at $3.95 Several hundred of these spleudld georgette crepe and crepe de chine waists to sell out at this little price; the best waist bargain that you have ever bought be fore; beaulful styles; many of the pretty suit colors; all slses and many models. Women's Velvet Purses. Worth $12.50, at $4.95 Thesa purses are real values up to $12.80; several styles to select from and they are splendid tor the gift article. Make your early selection. Women's Leather Bags, Worth $2.50, at $1.49 Here's an excellent lot of leather bags, almost any style and slse you want, various sorts of leather. They are worth much more money, as you'll see, and they are splendid for the gift article. Women's $3.50 Value Thompson's Glove-Fitting Corsets at $1.95 Here's an excellent lot of corsets, Including the Thomp son's Olove-Fitdng Brand, made of good materials, and plenty of models to select from and plenty of slses. Women's Silk Hose, Up to $1.50 Values, the Pair Here's a special purchase we made of women's silk hose. They are slight Imper fections, but you Wouldn't know it unless we told you. These come In black, white, cordovan, etc. Splendid for the gift article, and it's a real bargain. Women's $2.50 Value Silk Hose at $1.39 These full fashioned pure silk hose come in black, white or brown; splendid for the gift article and very acceptable. $239 Women's $4.50 Value Silk Hose at Here's a lot of high class silk hose, silk all the way up, a really super quality, come in black, brown and colors and mighty good values. Beautiful Up-to-$12.50 Trimmed Hats at . . . . In closing out these hsts we have taken almost every hat In the house thst formerly sold up to $12.60 and we have also aided some absolutely new ones, made ol an exr.-llent quality of velvet, prettily trimmed, nid several models to select from. In any slse you want, Urge, small or medium. Mighty good styles. A Two Day Special Sale of Women's and Children's Footwear Now these prices that we mention are extremely low, but these qualities are very high. These are high class shoes made of good leather and are about half what you would expect to pay elsewhere. Women's Up to $10.00 Value 70 Boots at . ; Hera's a special purchase of women's high class boots, Inr4adi8f brown or black kid; also calf, high Louts or Military heels; a good range of sites and tha very best boot values that you've ever had offered you. $8.50 Value Boots at $4.39 Here's another special purchase of women's high class boejH eluding black or brown, military heels, calf or kid, flexIbleH and plenty of slses and several styles. w 99 Women's $8.50 Value $. 95 Comforter Shoes at These comforter shoes come in black kid, plain or stitched toe, flat heel, with rubber heel, soft wide comfort able toeB. Women's Up to $13.50 $6)79 Value Boots at s Here's a special purchase of woman's lilgljkiasa boots, Including brown or black kid; ilso calf, high touts or military heels; a good radge at ilses and the very best boot values that fou'va sver had offered you. Women's Up to 15.0O $75 Value Boots at . Here's a special purchase of women's high-class boots, including brown or black kid; also calf; high Louis or military heels; n good range of sisses and the very best 'boot values that you've ever had offered you. Up to $12.50 Satin Jg.gg Strap Pumps Come in black satin; ankle strap and one-strap, high Louis or Baby Louis heels. Up to $5 Value Misses' $2.95 and Boys' Shoes at. . Several hundred pairs of misses' and boys' shoes; come in black or brown, button or lace; all leather sole, wide comfortable toe; exceptionally good values. Women's Up to $2 $1 10 Value Felt Slippers at Here's a big lot of these felt slipper to close out at this little price; splendid for tho gift article; fcave silk pom pom on toe and come in all colors; all sizes, wonderfully good values. Children's Up to $2 $139 Value Felt Slippers at Here's some excellent slippers for children; come in red, blue, Javen der, pink with padded sole; real good Christmas gifts and some ex ceptionally good values. 1 Children's Up to $2.50 Values Shots at $1.46 Here's another lot of childtWs shoes; they come in black, white and brown with colored tops. Women's Up to $3.00 Value Felt Slippers at $1.69 A big lot of these felt slippers; Just the thing for the holiday gift; they come In all the belief colors and with padded soles, ribbon trlrumed jr pom pom on toe; all slses and severs! styles to select from. Up to $5 Value Misses' $2j45 and Boys' Shoes at . . T Several hundred pairs of missesiand boys' shoes; come in black or brfwn, button or lace; all leather sole, wide comfortable toe; exceptionally food values. A Big Close-Out Sale of Fine MlHlnery at Lower Prices Than You Have Known in many a usy. Pretty Trimmed Hats, Worth Up to $8.50 . Here's a lot of trimmed hats In fact, we are taking al most every hat we formerly sold up to It.to and putting them In at one price. It's a chance of you buying thst you can't afford to miss. W Include some wonderfully good materials; large, small or medium shapes; several .tyy to select from ONE LOW CASH PRICK TO ALL Annlsten. Irmlngham, Gadsden. Bessemer. Montgomery. Chatunoog. iliJ IB 826 Market Street YOU PAY NO MORS NOB NC LSBB Women's Spats Come in all col ors and sizes; best grades Kersey felts; $1.00 values $1.69 f sbIbBbWbPb