THE CHATTANOOGA NEWS: CHATTANOOGA. TENN,. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1920.
THE ONL Y THING
(BY CAROLYN BEECHER.)
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
"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
"May we come In, Helen?"
She braced herself. Had It come
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
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
"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,
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
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,
"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
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
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
"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
"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
uncomfortable person fn regulation
Santa Claus costume, white whiskers,
white furs and hot-looking red gar
ments, his sun-burned face steaming
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.
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.
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
"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
Safe WUC fsr INFANTS & INVALIDS
T s7 ASK FOR
Rich Mtts. EH Orajn "ZZTitt L
Only Two More Days of the Great Pizitz
A Race for a Million Sale
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
Real Up to $40 Dresses for Women
in Most Excellent Styles Now
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
These full fashioned pure silk hose come in black, white or brown;
splendid for the gift article and very acceptable.
Women's $4.50 Value Silk
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
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
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
$8.50 Value Boots
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
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
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
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
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.
Children's Up to
$2.50 Values Shots
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
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
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
Annlsten. Irmlngham, Gadsden. Bessemer. Montgomery. Chatunoog.
826 Market Street
Women's Spats Come in all col
ors and sizes; best grades Kersey
felts; $1.00 values
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