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TIIL HICKMAN COLRIEK-THIRSDAV. MAY 11, 192.
8 , 1 America Annual Record of Fire Loss Averages H 15 Public Buildings Totally 1 I 8 It is exactly as important that a jmlilic ffi cial see to it that public property is insured as that he insure his own dwelling. The serv ice rendered by this agency, working hand in hand with the Hartford Fire Insurance j;ives you not only insurance but fire prevention service. INSURANCE FACT NO. 2 'I he record of the jreat fire insurance com panies at San Francisco was a credit to America. 8 8 l Siutt'SHor fr Ilrlni. Ainlnrt & I Irailnr llrnry & llrnry Hick man, .. SUNSHINE HAMPSHIRE FARM IIAB KOR A Fire Lot of Fall Pigs. Either Sex, Priced Right My herd is headed by the best boar in the State IOWA BOY FIFTH. No. 34771, a blue ribbon winner at both the National and International Live Stock Shows and several of the State Fairs. Rosco Stone - Hickman, Ky.lJ I am authorized to take application for long; time loans to be made by the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. on improved farms of fifty acres or more in Obion and Weakley counties, Tennessee, and Fulton county, Kentucky. The amount of money that can be loaned at the present time is limited. The rate of interest is 6 per cent. Please call at once if you are in need of a farm loan. O. SPRADLIN 3 iXgnificent:steamers 3 -sttAWDKir. ,-cmr CUVKUOilla01r.Mr ! !" P. M. I t.aO A. M. I ara OuffaJ. Nlm TtlU mm all 1 in 4 ll..it mmm Mnirl mrm mam fu. i MiHifttHf lilmil ii I mini oih W lfcaOft Hum At. I .b4-IS7T7 Fur to the Talue of more than OOtUMMJ were aolJ by Sakatchewao trappr la llXHX . . .. ft f? ft ft ft ft ft ft ft Destroyed ft ft ft ft ft ft .'. Kentucky .BALK Bred Sows and Herd Boars Union City, Tenn. or due- - -city or buffalo- im Nar. 15tk 1SUVFALO I li.i Beo . t-0( F. M. I An Cunun TiM A. M. Imm mm4 German monarchlata are now appeal lnjr tor support on the ground that "olid time -were better." HARRIET AND THEJNPER (Contiiiiit'il fii-iu Oniot-ite 1'age ) wTTfi nf MIint. snowy !y, and lttl tli" dulled utid dri'iimy condition of her own train. Snow whh falling softly whi n bud m t Hit hard Car rer at the ntl'u-f, at hall' past ten. and snow liiu-d uyaitit tne windows of lie liiiiousin us they two, with Irving Kox. IClrhurd'K kintlly. middle- d, oiitidi ntlal rlerk. were whirled out of the Jfy, und on niid on through the hure little wintry towns. Fox had hud some papers to which they occa sionally referred; the oJd clerk was the only Tson to congratulate Har riet warmly when the bri-f and he wllderlnjf husineis was over and she had her weddlnir ring. It was alone with Fox that nhe made the return trip. ICichard came hack hy train, saving an hour, and wax at the ottlce when they fro th-re. Harriet did not see him hgaln ; he In coiiferen-e ; and presently she juietly got hack Into th motonar. and on her way to meet Nina she slipped the plain circle of unlil into her li:mii. She had It out tonight, and put It on her hare, pretty hand, and held It to the fire, vtid slj'y jie events of the lx-v. IMrring anl tiring day wheeled hefore her, anl tily the reality of the rir.g assured 1 er that It was not all a c'iifused drrft 111. Married! And all alone b-for the glowing con Is, weary from hostile encounter, on her mar riage nlt'ht '. She had Intended to write to Linda tonight; Linda wast vexed with her, arid small wonder! For Harriet had left the little New Jersey house al most without farewell, had come down to an earlier hreekfast even than Fred , and had said briefly that she wa returning to the Carter, and would see them alt soon. Why hadn't she told Linda? Well, for one reun. she hail hardly he- Ilex ej her own tuer ry of the talk oa Christina day wi !i HI. hard. Then ill "It I ant Exactly What I Marriage to Be." Expectad he had feared opposition, feared Linda's shocked references to decent Interval of mourning; Linda's frank belief that there was no strong per sonal feeling Involved on Richard's part , Linda's advice to a bride. Harriet's fare burned at the mere thought of It. No, she couldn't tell Linda yet; she was too tired to write tonight, anyway. Linda and Fred bad not been at all approving, Christmas night. David had reproached her, bad disappeared earlier than was expect ed or necexsary; they had not failed of their suspicions, "Well ! I must go to red." she said aloud, suddenly. She stood, one e!tow on the mantel, her beautiful eyes fixed on the dying fire. It wa midnight th room and the house very stllL "I ln't exactly what I expected marrla to be." he mused. "But after lV aha saM to herself, beginning to more about with last preparations for bed," "I'm married to the man I love noth ing can change that. And If be doesn't love me, be likes rae. Tve done notb; lng wrong, and If taj life Is Just a lit tle different from most women's, why, I shall have to make the best of It I And I did tell him I did tell him " And her thoughts went bark te the first few minutes she had spent In Ulchard's office that day. They had been alone, discussing the last details of their astonishing plan, when she had suddenly taken the plunge. "Mr. Carter, there Is Just one thing! t)f course," Harriet's cheeks bad flamed, "of course, this marriage of ours Is not the usual marriage, and yet. there Is Just one thing of which I would like to speak to you before we we go up to Greenwich." And find ing his gray eyes pleasantly fixed upon her she had gone m. confused but de termined: "I'm twenty-seven now and perhaps 1 might have married some other man before this except that when I was seventeen I did fall In love with a man! And we were to lie married !" She had stopped short; It was Incredibly hard. "He had or I thought be had. brought something tremendously big and won derful Into my life.". Harriet bad con tinued, "and I was a stupid little girl. Just taking care of my sister's babies' and reading my father's books" "Ton are under no obligation to tell me anything of this." Richard bad III fc.tr fllT. fax more concerned fog 3Vl5 vidw 4 ' fm. 1'er dlftro mfn " Interested 'In "what -1 saytng. "I must have known assure mere were admirers! you that I "No, but Just a moment:" Harriet bad Interrupted him. "I was Infatu ated I knew that at once, tjod knows I've known It ever since! I went away with him. little fool that I was!" A gleam of genuine surprise had 'otne Into iMrhard Carter's ec. and he looked at her without speaking. "I was taken III the day I Jeft with Mm. While I wiis getting well I had time to think It over. I knew then I was too young and too Ignorant to he any man's wife. I was frightened and 1 well, I ran away; I went hark to ny sister. Iloth td.e and her hubnud regarded me after that as In mime way marked, unprincipled, unworthy " "Poor child !" Klclmrd had said. "They naturally would. You were no more thun Nina's age!" "So thnt's my history." Harriet had finished, simply. "I thought I had done with men. And there have been men, men like Ward, for Instance, to whom I could have been married with out feeling that I need make any men tion of that old time. I'.ut I wanted to tell you." "Thank you very much." Hlchnrd hud said, gravely. "If the protection of my name and my house seems wel come to you, after some battling with the world. It will he an additional sat isfaction to me." And then hefore another word wv.s "poken Fox hud come In, announcing the car, and they had begun the long, strange drive. She got Into the luxurious Led. nut out the bedside llirht. end hit- with her hands clasped behind her head thinking. The clock struck one- snow was still falling steadily outside, but in here the last pink glow of firelight flickered and sank flickered and sank lazllv. Some sudden thought made Harriet smile ruefully. She Indicated that It was unwelcome by turning over to hury her bright h.-ad In the pillow, and resolutely composing herself fr leep. CHAPTER XI. Morning found them half -burled In bright ilazr.Ie of snow, the midwin ter miracle that sets the most Jaded heart singing and the weariest bio! to moving more ulckly. Harriet was through with her housekeeping and her luncheon, and medit alug a letter to Linda, when Ida Tabor fluttered In. Harriet heard the gay voice nt the foit of the stairs: "oh. sweetheart! Where's my little girl?" Mrs. Taiior looked a trifle dashed when only Hnrrii-t responded, although she Immediately isured Miss Field (nrdl :iy with bright Insincerity that ne iimi known or her return, and was "so glad !" "I've been a sort of big sister here." she said, laughingly, "and, my Lord, these kids have managed things won derfully! Iiut I suppose sooner' or later the machinery would have stalled without your fine Italian hand !" "Mr. Carter asked me to come back," Harriet stated, simply. She thought the truth her best weapon, but Mrs. Tabor was ready for her. "Mary Putnam told us that yoa were Just resting and looking about," she said. Innocently, "and Dick gen erous that he Is couldn't feel com fortable about It, I suppose!" Richard had telephoned Harriet at three o'clock that the morning pa pers would have "the news," and that he was coming honw to tell his chil dren of their mother's death, tonight. Hut she must get rid of this woman now, somehow. It would be fatal to have Ida Tarbor here when Richard Carter returned. "I might run up now and see the old lady!" said Mrs. Tabor, who had flung off her furs, and beautified herself at her band-bag mirror. She pressed her lips together for the red coloring. "Mr. Carter be here tonight?" she asked, casually. Itottomley caused an Interruption. Harriet turned to him with relief. But unfortunately he answered the very question she was trying to evade. "Mr. Carter had Just telephoned 'ra, and says that 'e ll be 'ere at about six, 'm!" "Oh. thank yoa. Bottomley !" Harriet turned back te Ida, te see her compla cently looosenlng outer wraps. "I came In the Warrens' car," said she; "they were to run over to say Merry Christmas to the Bellamys, and then pick me up. But If I won't be In the way ! perhaps I might stay and see Nina ; we've become great chums. I suppose I'd better go to the room I always haver Then 111 run up and get the latest news of the Battle of Sblloh from Madame Carter!" It was now or never; Harriet's heart began to beat. "Madame Carter has gone driving," she said. "She may be In at any moment, but before she comes, I want to speak to you. We've bad terrible news here. Mrs. Tabor. Mr. Carter la coming home to tell the children and his mother tonight. Mr. Pope cabled from Paris on Christmas eve tJiat Mrs. Carter suddenly died that day!" Ida Tabor never felt anything very deeply, but her emotions were accessi ble enough, and violent while they lasted. She grew white, gasped, some how reached a chair, and burst Into honest tears. Isabelle 1 Why, they had been friends for years I Why, she had been so wonderfully well and strong ! "Nobody knows It." Harriet said. And not quite Innocently 'she added: "The Fordyces, the Bellamys every one who knew her are In total lgnor anfe of It 1 If ypq do tell them. irj. Is no rcu.soii wfly you shouldn't " 'li, I shall stay here with Nina to night, anyway!" the visitor said, de cidedly. "She'll need me, of course! Poor little thing!" "It seems too bad to spoil your New Year's plans," Harriet said, smiling, "but you know Nina! She will put those long arms of hers about you and j-he won't bear of your leaving her for days! With Nina," Harriet pur sued, thoughtfully, "It isn't so much thut one can't rind a goi excuse, as tiiat she won't hear of excuses at all! I remember when Mrs. Carter first went away, there were days of it weeks of It! Just talk, tears, and talk my arm used to ache from the weight of Nina's arm! Mr. Carter intends to leave for Chicago tomorrow, Ward will probably go up to the Katons' " Harriet rambled on, not unconscious that she wus making an impression. "Anyway," she finished, "we shall be fearfully quiet and alone here, and your being here would simply save the day for Nina!" "Oil, I really couldn't stay over New Year's," Mrs. Tabor. looking slightly discomfited, said slowly. "You see, the Fordyces " Site looked undecided, and bit her under-Ilp. "One wonders ?" she said, musing ly. "Of course, I shouldn't want to in trude tonight it would be merely to have them feel that I was here " "Mr. Carter has asked me to see that the family is alone tonight," Harriet said, courageously, "but of course he may feel that you are an exception," she added, with the Impersonal air of a mere employee. "I only want to tie able to tell hlrn that I repeated his request, and told you the reason for It. Tbat's" and she smiled pleasantly "that is as far as my authority goes, of course. I shall say simply that you know of his w Ishes. and If you remain, I know I can say that It was to please Nina !" And now the two women exchanged an open glance that needed no pretense and no concealment, and it was a glance of enmity. "When I visit this house it Is not at When I Visit This House It Is Not At Your Invitation, Miss Field!" Said Mrs. Tabor, Frankly. your Invitation, Miss Field 1" said Mrs. Tabor, frankly. "I am aware of that," Harriet said, simply. "Will you be so kind as to tell Nina and Madame Carter," the visitor was resuming her wraps, and arranging her handsome bat and veil, "that I will be here tomorrow, and that anything I can do I will be so glad to do! Is that Mrs. Warren's car, Bottomley? Thank you. Good afternoon. Miss Field 1" "Good afternoon, Mrs. Tabor!" Har riet followed her to the hall door, and heard a Parthian shot, addressed In a cheerfully high voice to kindly old Mrs. Warren. Mrs. Fordyce's mother, who was In the limousine: "Nobody home! All ray trouble for nothing!" Old Mrs. Warren leaned against the frosted glas; waved from the holly orrsed Interior at Harriet, and the girl saw her lips frame "Merry Christ mas!" The door slammed; Ilottotnley came with stately footsteps up to the hall again. Harriet gave a little laugh, of triumph. Now the coast was clear! Thus it was that Richard Carter found only his mother and his children at the dinner table that night, and no guests under bis roof. Miss Field, te be sure, was at the bead of the table, bnt then Miss Field was a meiAber of the family. He Interrogated her briefly as they went In. "Ward's gang? That Eaton ass?" "Oh, they went yesterday J" "Speak to Bottomley?" "Yes. He and Pilgrim are quite rec onciled to remaining." Harriet but toned a cuff, to hide a dimple that would come to the corner of her mouth. "And Mrs. Tabor came, and would have stayed," she rould not re sist the temptation to add, "but I per suaded ber that some ether time would be better I" (To be Continued.) No Worms in a Healthy Child AO children troubled with Worm have an tm healthy color, which Indicate poor blood, and aa a rale, there la more or I ess stomach disturbance. GROVE'S TASTELESS CHILL TONIC given reen ter ly for two or three weeks will enrich the blood, im prove the digestion, and act aa a general Strength raing Tonic to the whole syttrai. Nature will then throw off or dispel the worma, and the Child will ba m perfect health. 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