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THE SOUTH BEND NEWS-TIMES.
MOMIAV, MAISCH as. 1911 Such Things May Happen n BV ADA PATTERSON. Mary was unusually quiet. Her faro had acquired prrca?cT length. "What's the matter, Mary?" I aked. She is the chestnut colored maid who Kes from hou5ao to house and is a common j carrier of intimate nows. For more reasons than ono hor title, visiting maid, Is appropriate. "I war thinking what thin;;: may happen," said Mary, taking a stitch in tinio in the skirt braid of ray storm suit. "There's no love affair worrying you?" I asked. I knew Mary's skill and energy and abounding health maxio her work and wacs secure. .Mary dismissed the disquieting sex wjth a Fnaj of her finders. "I don't raro that for none of them." Mary was convincing though not pramraat ical. "I'm thinking of a youn?: sirl I know and how sho wa3 treated. letter I got from her this morning re minded me." Vhilo assuring herself that the hooka and eye3 were beyond criticism sho told me this story which I-was af terward at pams to verify and which I think I ounjht to tell to the little stranger In a city and to the family and friend3 who should stiard her as something very precious. Sho had como from England to New York because she knew salaries were higher for such as she, a diligent lit tlo stenographer, willing to work hard to livo plainly, and anxious to put by tho old age fund that is in the fore ground of tho thoughts of every level headed business women. She secured work, sho f amed a fair salary. Stio worked hard, and in two banks, for she reasoned that it wero better in two than in one, sho had a balance of four hundred dol lars. Came one day under her eye an advertisement offering to teach young women a new occupation that would be exceedingly profitable. With the laudable ambition to do better she called in response to the advertise ment. A handsome, well gowned wo man explained that sho trained chauf feuscs. Sho taught girls, to drive au tomobiles. It was a profitablo occu pation, and a healthful one, for it re quired ono to be much in the open air. But as a guarantee of good faith to assure their keeping1 at it and taking- an interests in the instruction she ottered, she expected them to mako a deposit of a certain sum. "Now how much money have you?" she asked. "I have only four hundred dollars in the bank," timidly answered the littbr stranger. "(lencrally I ask a deposit of eight hundred, but Wet tak en a fancy to you and I'll speak to the firm represent and try to get them to cept this. When jou've finished your lessons and are able to run a car. this four hundreC dollars will bo returned with interest at 10 per cent." Before she went back to her ofii. the girl had a note for her four hun dred dollars to draw 10 per cent. Vho. woman held its duplicate. She said It was a customary form in business. Enters Mary. She arrived at the handsome, well gowned woman's rooms, for whom she worked three days a wf-ek, before she had break fasted. Mary answered the tele phone. "There's a forlorn little vo'ce at the wire asking for some money. She wants to know when you can see her." "Tell her to 1e here at eleven. And you needn't tell her, but when she comes there'll be a policeman here and she'll bo arrested for usury." It was ono of the neatest swindling games ever perpetrated. The girl had not only lost all the money she had in tho world, but when she be came troublesome she was to be rail roaded to jail for charging more than the legal amount of interest. Fortun ately Mary remembered tho tele phono number, called her up and warned her not to keep the appoint ment. So tho little stranger escaped jail. But sho had given up her work in one ofllqe whilo awaiting the begin ning- of the lessons that never came. When chastened and miserable, she tried to return to it; her corner of the big- office was filled. She is working now for a third of her former Kalary. In her heart is a great bitterness and in her mind a great light. It is well for other little strangers to know this for, as Mary said, such things may happen. THE END. TOMORROW AS USUAL, OUR GREAT INCOMPARABLE e SkLE TE-3E BARGAIN r EVENT rife WEEE-1 We defy them all to give such tremendous bargains as these in crisp, new spring merchandise. ! The values we offer today will make tew records. Remember, bring the Coupons. $1.50 REDUCING CORSETS, 95c Famous Wilhelmina Reducing Corsets tor stout women; guaranteed rust proof Qr and not to break; with coupon. ....... t ft,y , , -i r - - ' mm CHILD'S $3.00 COATS AT 87c. All-Wool Cheviots, Chinchillas. Worsteds, etc.; belted hack', some flannel lined; remaindc. or a special purchase; with O coupon w r STAKING LIBERTY AGAINST CROOK CATCHERS GREAT SPORT SAYS SCIENTIFIC GAMBLER iiY nu:n l. iio-alt. SEATTIjT:. Wash., March 21. Harry C. Hammond is a scientific gambler. Ho plays tho amo of crime. "It is a Good came," he told me In Ida cell at the county Jail recently; "there is nono tetter. If you win "! TJui do you wln?" I asked. At the 'federal same' tnat is Jwhat I call It tho percentage is in i ray X-ivor. I have played it 23 yeas. aia tnis is xno Fecona umo i nave fyJlcn I am well ahead of the Kamc, you Bee. Hut when I play the state frame, I lose. "Conceivo a amn of chance, in which your opponents are tho police of every city, tho tin-starred con stables of crossroads, tho Pinkertons, the Hums operatives, and, last aad rnofft to be feared, th3 United States Secret pervice men, tho most pesist- 'nt, eklllul and resourceful croo catchers in tho world. "Your opponents hold tho cards. tYcur 'mug' is in every pallery. Your iHngcr-prints .and your Hertillon measurements aro In every polico headquarters. And tho stake Is your liberty. Take for illustration, mv last came. I ihad to mako a pot-away. 'secret Fervico men knew I was here. 'and I knew they knew. Operatives ;wcxe st every dock, at the interurban ; depots, the railroad station. I had planned to mako a last kill ing before leaving. Hut tho 'fall gay refused to fall. 1" had shipped my money to Chicago and all I had was "Xowr this wa-s? what 1 had to do with my 5: I hnd In tow a family named Lorir.fr. Torin? himself was my vlct'm. Ho thought I was Koins to pe hbn a fucrative lift mysterious Kovrrnment job. I 'had to pet out of Soattlo a ick. I had to take the Ior Jny with me, so they couldn't testify ppoTt me anil they must not know th re?l purpose of our Journey. "I took them to the station. A se cret service operative was there look ing for me. "1 had made no plr.n. T waited for ln?p!ration. Ah! I had it! I would be a Fecret service mm myself. I told tho tio'-'pt man 1 was taking prisoners to Omaha, Xeb. What would bo the fare for cipht rersons. including mysdf? He told me, and T wrote a check for more than the arr.oi;nt ebout $400. "My heart was in my mouth. I: was one of the finest moments in my career. "Without a word, ho handed me tho tickets and $60 in money. Audac ity won. "Wo traveled In standard Tullmans and dined in the dining car at $6 a throw. En route, the conductor KEW $12 & $15 SPRING SUITS P Indescribably charming suits of all wool mannish series, 1-asket weave?, Bedford cords, whipcords, etc.; hip length and Eton effects. Jackets ruffled and peg-top skirts, in all newest spring shades. Special at $7.75 $10 & $12.50 SPRING COATS Ladies' and misses' nobby spring coats, the new mannish model, styled after the Balmacaan, with kimono sleeves, draped or straight lines,' materials, merges, basket weave, diagonals, also black and white checked; all sizes; special ly priced with coupon at $5.95 $3.00 & $3.50 These skirts are the newest spring style in all wool serg es and plaido, ovcrskirts effects in red and white checks will be on sale Tuesday at $1.60 Child's 25c Underwear Fleeced and ribbed, in shirts or pants; with this coupon only at 9c $2 Framed Pictures Beautiful subject in gilt and massive frames; QO with coupon u3C Women's 35c Union Suits Spring weight, kno length, lace trimmed yoke; 1 Q 1UU with coupon WmmM urn m i " V $1.50 Blankets Rxtra large double bed size, in plain white, fancy colored border, heavy lleece; with coupon, per 87c 35c Womeji s Slips Made of heavy warm felt, used as bedroom slips; Tues day with 1 A - ItU coupon Men's 10c Hose Men's drees hose, in black: and colors; seamless; with coupon g 1 Tuesday J2U Disiufecfrjg the Pipes Savos Goclorrs Bills Flood the Plpe3 Wth StTi.g SoVjIlon of Borax Vat:: nd Yen V 1 II -wo a G enT nd Kore Srnit y Home. Forax J moro h:n a c'papsrr r ruttrr of illrl and Krwrr- il is a. d's'n f octant as well. lr;dr ard wrste pipes rill and rlojr rr an l f(rre foul Mr tack up in the room tr.'s is dangerous to A;uod hea'th. HARRY C HAMMOND. showed me a telegram: Aro Ham mond, Loring and party on board?' "I could have left tho train, but the game was too good. "A railroad detective boarded the train at Omaha. "You'd better ot touch Ham mond.' I beard tho conductor tell him. 'He's a federal man. "I stocd near, openly listening. I thought thus to divert suspicion. But. as luck would have It, the de tective turned to me, and said: 'And what's your name?' "I might have said Smith or Jones. But I said 'Hammond.'" "Why?" I demanded. "Why didn't you lie?" "Perhaps you wouldn't understand, even if I could explain," raid the gambler in crime, simply. "But that isn't my idea of playing tho game." So they brought him hack to Se attle. "You say you generally lose when you play tho 'state game'?" 1 asked "Ye. Queer. Isn't it?" "Yet it wouldn't be fun if you couldn't lose. That's why I'm a bet ter sportsman than the business man who cheats within the law. The bus iness man who cheats within the law and all mon cheat takes no risks. He is a sure-thing gambler and be neath contempt." Men's 50c Shirts and Drawers Heavy fleeced lined gar ments; with OQn coupon LtjKj Infants' $3 Coats In white cash mere, short or long lengths;; beautiful em broidered trimmed; with the coupon ( Qm Tuesday tpI.O 50c Suede Belts Given, brown, blue, 4 Inches deep; with coupon 20c School Hose Extra heavy rib for boys; fine rib for girls; 1 j with coupon JLi' $4.50 Dress Skirts For women and mioses, in all wool serges, Bedford and black and white checked; ex tra coupon (JJ special P00 Elf -1 i W r Men's 39c Knit Ties In fancy combination colors; with coupon 1 ( Tuesday .14 j $15 to $20 Silk Dresses 75c Feather Pillows Sanitary feather pillows, cov ered with fancy art ticking; with coupon Tuesday 3 15c Pillow Cases Full sized pillow cases, 45x36 with the coupon t .1 li on iy t or Jwr ...rgi-tww yf m .1 U a LI Fancy styles, suitable for evening wear, plainer styles that can be worn for street wear also aro included: high grad messaline and channeuse; in all best colors; noveitv trim med;, all. sizes. $10 to $1S COATS 9 00 I I ft Sixty women will f.nd CO fashionable winter coats here j. that sold at $10 to $15 a little earlier in the season. Thy 'i are all woolen thihets and wortedv. some arc made wt j kimono sleeves, draped buck. V.'hile they last Tuesday, with coupon. " ' j tj $2.50 Comforts Iarge size bed comforts, san itary' cotton filled, silkolino co ered; with t OQ coupon P 1 ,J Ladies' 5c Kerchiefs Plain white, hemstitched; also mens; Tues- O't n day with coupon Flannelette Petticoats GOc fiannelett petticoats, heavy pink and blue striped; special with coupon .... Without a doubt this bargain "beats 'em air can t match It in the whole city. Kxtra fine, thic!: nap, highly finished, silk, ural lamb, brocaded velvet arid novelty" mixture, plush; made in new loose fitting stylo and 'lined with guaranteed colored satin; shawl collar. dee: tuff? cut- away front, etc.; sizes IS to 3S. s f 36c $1 Combination For women, muslin combina tion drawers and corset covers, embroidery and lace trimmed; with coupon 65c 6 3C SPECIAL E-50U1R SAL THIS ONE is good ron "Aiiij Tin: ITEMS IN THIS HOW From 9 to 11 a. in. Tins ONE 20c Pillow Vase. muslin, large .size .. JOc Pre Gingham Lent colors ROc Timah Silk; C7 in.; leading colors.. M Wocl Serge. ?A in.. assorted colors . . . . to 12 years ARMY AND WAVY MEN ! MAY HAVE TO WORKj Kep. W. W. llalley to Introdtuv a j Measure to Hae Tliem Km ploy- ed on Fcdcr.il Projects. These rin8 shoula bo cleaned and f.u?hed regilarly. Th best way to d It is to lkod tho Ipea wl.h belling water to which a liberal amount of Horax hu been av!d?d. Thl wl.l cut th dirt and grease ir. the pipes, per mitting a fre i!ow of waste water. This regular d!l.i ct the ripa may pae doctor Li .s r.l means a sweater, inore whoe.cii lcme. Always u?e CO-Vtl 1.un ltorax. as It 1 nlwaya tli prime : rl rrn be de pended upon. Tut vv In ronvt rJent 10c and ir.c pizes at all deal. it. tnd a postal to th Tar if. ;.vist IJorax Co.. 1 M.Corink"k IU.!xr -'hl--aj?o. for a topv of the rtw and 'i?eiui bookiit. -The Marie Crystal.' WASHINGTON. Mad. 2?,. A bill to put tho United States army and navy at work on public construction pro jects has been completed by Rep. W. W. Ilailey, democrat of Johnstown, Pa. The Ilailey measure will be intro duced in the house Monday. It pro vides in sweeping terms for the utili zation of men serving under tho col ors in the construction of Alaskan ra'lroads, drainage of lands, reclam ction of arid plains, construction cf levees and highways and the im provement of rivers and harbors at tho discretion of the president. Civil ians aro eliminated from employment on public projects until the available officers and men of both branches of ihe national defense shall -be found numerically insufficient to perform the task. 25c Boys' Underwear Heavy fleece in shirts and drawers; ages up 1 A Work Gloves Heavy canvas, wrist length glove, our coupon ll A special, pair T 2C Men's 50c Gray Flannelette Shirts Extra well made, full cut, all sizes; with tho Q 1 JXU coupon 5 $2.50 Switches 94c Women' 21 in. wavy hair switches, guaranteed human hair; all shades; QAn with coupon st 25c Brassieres I'mhroidery and laco trim med; all sizes; t A with coupon JLt'C 50c Work Shirts Men's blue Amoskcag work shirts; all sizes; these flno washers wiih cou- OQr pon Tuesday w'C r.!)r Ieroprliel I'opliu, ass'L rol. ...24c .3Gc .10 IS GOOD FOIt AIAj the 1TKMS IX THIS HOW lYom 11 a. in. to 1 p. in. Child's I'anty Waist, 7J knit, taped, nil sizs. .. "r Hair Nets; invisible, 4p all shadtts Ll2 THIS ONE i f in -i IS) SMZE2M 1.00 Doiihl Hefl new Marsaillos pat terns, iit 59c 1.50 Table Cloth, ready 7ff made, extra fine daniusl I.arp worth to 13c Torclion laces. . edgings n insertions is good roit alij tiii: ITEMS IX THIS HOW From 1 to 3 p. m. $3 Ire Skirts for women and misses, cheeks and plaids 1 Shirt Waists, in voiles, lawn and lingerie, 4.fir . j --- 4-. . . . . 23c TurkUh Towels, heavy, soft, large . , Mrn'M loc Work Hose, gray mixture; per A t pair v c. Ironing: Wav, wtKxl en knob attached .... 13c lc THIS ONE IS GOOD FOR ALT THE ITEMS IX THIS HOW From 3 to 5 p. ni. 25o Corset Cover, lao .ami rildion trim- o J n meti v. .IDe Turkey Hed Table Damask .c lied IHanket for double bed, single U5o 1'olire Siispendern. for men ; extra 1 lr strong r0e Searfs and Squares, llnfd. 28c 18c 31c beautiful emlroldery designs '.. $1 Seamless Bed Sheets Made of best quality bleach ed sheeting; size 81x90; with coupon . f Q Tuesday ' 3QC Kitchen Aprons Women's 2."c gingham and percale Idtchen aprons, bib style; pockets trim- t m med; with coupon ... LC Men's 50c Work Shirts In bluo chambray and black sateen, cut full, all sizes to 17; w-itli coupon 29c $1.50 Pajamas For men. cf heavy ctriped ilannelette; all size;?; 1Cn with coupon . JL FLAYS sriTRAGETS. NEW YORK, March 22. Mr?. John Martin declared in a debato of "feminism" under the auspices of the league f Political Education at the Hudson st. theater Sundav. thf agita- ' iioti for feminism wmild. !f successful. j l.ruig -i.on he vtrld an ra of om- 'V 50c Rompers Children's pinham rompers, made of dark colors; all sizes; with -the coupon vJJLU Infants' 10c Bibs Made of heavy figured pique, scalloped around edge; with coupon Boys' $4.S0 Suit In all wool material, Norfolk style and knicker pants; v.itii coupon CO Tuesday O'O Boys' SI Pants All-wool mixture, knicker styles; sizes C to 17 years; Tuesday with Cfl J7t Men's 10c Kerchiefs Pure white and fancy color borders, cambric kerchiefs; Tuesday s only 89c Muslin Gowns Vor women, cut full, emhroid ery, ribbon and lace trim med yoke; with A An coupon T"nr 89c Lace Curtains Nottingham lace curtains; choice of new spring pat terns; with cou pon, pair 33 C $4 Hair Switches Genuine human hair, 30 in. long, full, wavy, all shades to match; with O t Off coupon coupon 50c Kimono Aprons Fo: women in percales, light and dark colors, new ship ment; Tuesday r with coupon .OvJC Men's $3 Pants Heavy all wool material, just right for this time of the year: while they last with zr. $1.19 Men's $1.25 Union Suits Fine ribbed, suitable for spring wear; 7Sr with couron OC Big Bargains in Domestics This Coiipon Goot5 For Every Item TOWELING All linen Stevc-nr. Lincr Crash. unble;;chel. yd.. 121c Curtain Rods DniiH. balls on eutis, rr eiU'n-d to 4 ft-et 19c White Goods In orosa Unr and 7-Lf striped Iimitis 2 10c Hand Towels Individual Hnck EZ( Towels, re.idy for ti?...'' 39c Curtain Nets In beautiful desigLS, extra wide, yard VSl 39c Rough Ratine Nimv Tango colorings, g L'7-ii:. wide, yard AX- 25c Table Oil Cloth In lip-h t and dark pattern!, slightly iuiperftx-t, Q yard 8c Barber Towels , Hoavy grade, red 4 O border l! 50c Bed Sheets r.lefvLed double bed 9fiC t-IzfM; special 10 Yards Amoskeag Dress Ginghams fiQp r. inches wide. Amoskea? Press i;in;:haiiis in all J O w Lew spring patterns in checks, plaids, Tuesday 10 10c Talcum Powder ale talcum powder, twM at nny drug store at can; Tuesday 5c Toilet Paper I-ar?e roll soft 1 p pualtty tissue...'. AV' 15c Linen Toweling Pure linen toweling' for rol ler r kit4hea use, Qp yard $2.50 Bed Spreads Fringed and eu: cjr- Oft ner. extra lor-e xuJ 19c Nainsook lOhc 2lzc Dress Percale In liglit and dark r patterns, yard wide....2C 12c German Yarn I'leishelm's yarn, la Of all ndors ov 10c Comfort Calicoes Snn Tv, fast colors, beauti ful forjl dfsirr.s. v:ird ."V TO iacbf. extra line quality, yard Mennen's Talc. Powder Various odors; you ray 20c for it even w hore; ii m:t 1; Tuesday with Q coupon C 35c Sanitary Belts Ladies' sanitary belts, ad justable; in white and cream. with coupon t f Tuesday 10 c r4 Ck 3tiU Boys' 50c Rah Kah Caps In felt, all the new college colors; with the di coupon AVI r If 'J 50c Child's Gowns Made of heavy flannelette, night RO-.vns for children; sizes G to 14 years; with coupon 'T " .c.a.":....24c Boys' 50c Blouse Waists Percale, blue chambray, fam ous "Little One" brand, bla-k sateen; with Qlr coupon sJT" Child's Dresses Worth $1.00 and $1.50 G to 14). of extra quality jralatea cloth; with cou- SA poa only Ot" $2 Long Kimonos Crepe and duckling fleece: piping trim; cut full; pretty colors; Tuesday n with coufKn uO $1.50 Leather Hand Bags Bags all different styles, and all leather lined; Q Tuesday at UOC i : In stripid iKitterns. cuffs :it- U tarhed. new spring pattenis; U with cou j Kin S ri Tuesday QC 89c Serge Dress jroods ypeci.u All t wool seri;o, black, navy lduo DG I c, vl U & Jyp'." d i J $2 House Dresses For women, made -'of flu-st Amoskeac; .inuliams and chambray; new spring '.-!(; all rdzes; with OZ coupon JOC $3 Silk Petticoats Ladies' silk mesaline prtti- jj coats; p;reea and all co!nr: ji with coupon f1 T' M Tuesday I 0 j i i 10c Gauze Vests For women, nicdy sl.ap-: white thread aii.c vr?:--, r tap'd around the nrrk and . under arms: i? 1 h with coujjoii Z) - u J J i Men's 50c Underwear Y M-:e; ii 33c ii Spring weiuiit. white. bl:e shirt and drawers 4 H femmm IM i i' i ir'-i ' l i ' Chiffon Scarfs Ladies' silk chiffon auto scarfs, in all colors; n-at border; with iLI U coupon 25c Burson Hose For women. These are veam- les and full fashion: with coupon f only . .12 wiin couion Women's 35c Muslin i Drawers i Fu!l cut. ail .,: J , $2 Sn'k" Petticoats" J All color liroeadeil ii;; Mf:- jJ roavs: also hla-.-k Heati.;... i.li'om; with ' r,t:iir!l una 88c y Boys' 65c Pants All wool material, in -'a-mixtures; all ?: s w 17 ; : With co'iimi 9T( i 1 . i - i a -rr. i i -1 ' ir! t; 6 y Boys' $1.50 Wash Suits j Made of l.s.-t i-..'r (.:;iate.i. u in plain a'l '::;d: .-:" 2'o to s v-ar-: f 4 i -o ;;..ip y t- It ml't S m-tomA Men's G5c Overalls In .-trip d a-avy ii a?;-: at:d made extra vv-!i l-h atta h( .1 ; wiih coupon 38c i r i i ii t m I it.. - $1.50 Oil Cedar Mop; A nt Ct -sity in - : v 1. . to-lay; com..' with !,;. ; .;. :sii d hand!", ;.i.:y : ;;- rv; i v. it h couj-M-n O "f only O ' - 50c Lonrr l-isle Glovrs : For V.t. a:.; unh rojj.ea. pair - ' V turn V.