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THE DANC *1 ^ONRAD GIBSON Jrene JIM*' Sbrten rioted Tint Mdional FICTIONIZED BY Vrom John M Stahlt Photoplay of 9hzncei £>uL*J3. Mayer through Jl*s\ Story Released Picture* iW. INSTALLMENT NO. 0. Then came to Mary Emerson the instinctive determination that lurks deeply in the soul of every woman who loves. She would not give up her husband. She had won him in her own way, and she would keep him. She would fight for what belonged to her. WTiy should she be so weak as to allow her home to be disrupted by someone in far away New York whom she had never met? Was not she as clever as the others? Was she not capable of holding the interest of her own husband? She would show him. She was talking to herself in short, interupted gasps, as down the stairway to bid farewell to the now departing crowds, the while dashing pink powder here and there on her flushed face. "Yes," she was saying, "he's mine—my own John. I'll see what woman can take him." she walked It required no little amount of acting for her to cast aside the con flicting emotions that gripped her as John placed an arm about her waist and escorted her to the front door way where Ruth and her happy young husband stood ready to receive the farewell kisses that would seal them away , to their honeymoon. Friends crowded about grasping the hands of the parents and casting bantering jokes, ever present on the wedding day. John and Mary stood smiling, bowing to the thinning crowd, and finally they held their two children in their arms and wished them hap piness and with slight gulps and stammerings, sped them on their way. And now the moment which both had so dreaded was upon them. Hus band and wife alone, beside Mary, his lips movmg convul sively, his eyes tired and sad. Mary said nothing, did nothing. There was silence. It seemed never to end. In John's mind there was the con tinuous buzz of a question. Mary read the letter? Did she know? He thought he could not withstand the uncertainty of it, all. tell her the whole miserable truth. He must bare his meanness. Yes, it John stood Had He must was meanness—downright meanness. But Mary was thinking too. She As he must not let him know she had read the miserable letter. She noted the flush of his face, the bead of per spiration on his gray temple. . _ finally made as if to speak, spreading his hands out before her, she sensed what was coming, and she rougishly lifted a finger and placed it against To his lips. "No! she warned, "not now Aw No!" —you're tired, my dear boy. fully tired. You don't have to talk or do anything at all tonight. morrow, when we are rested, you may tell me all about your thing. I know how you must feel. Such a long, tiresome, fatiguing trip." And she threw an arm about his neck and led him toward an easy John avoided her eyes and He sat trip—every chair. submitted to her guidance, down. closely, still clinging to him. Mary dropped beside him, Better Health Service Public Health Is Public Wealth. These Articles Compiled by the Pub lic Health League of Washington STOMACH SYMPTOMS. When we think of grinding pow dered glass between the teeth we find that the "mouth waters." Likewise if very hungry and we smell the frag rance of broiling juicy steak the sa liva runs freely. On the contrary, smelling burning rubber does not make the mouth water. Pawlow, a famous Russian scientist, showed half a century ago that the stomach juices are similarly under unconscious nerv ous control and he likewise showed that the old Roman habit of starting dinner with soup, still exists because soups, or meat extractives, are a most powerful stimulant to the stom The stomach may therefore secrete much gastric juice and have many lit tie hunger contractions when its hun gry owner sees the dinner table; and it may refuse to secrete, though its owner be hungry, in the presence of disagreeable sights or smells. In fact the contraction waves may reverse in ach juices. i "This is just like our wedding I night, dear," she said, caressing his I forehead, holding his big hand warm He again began to speak, but with tive same little gesture as before, she placed her finger over his lips and ly in her own." "No, John, dear boy, not now. Let's just sit and talk of how dear we are to one another, and of love and of all the nice things that have come to us. Will you?" He turned and looked upon her as she nestled closely against his breast, and he sighed to himself. She was bewitching him. A light shone in his eyes which Mary had not seen before, He seemed unable to withold what was in his heart. He felt unable to be false to her now. He twisted, his fingers working nervously over the lacy fringe of her gown. Then, even as the bride in the house next door had done on that even when John had looked so en viously upon their movements, Mary placed her other arm about her hus band, implored him to come along, then raised, turned out the light and led him slowly up the wide stairway "Come with me, sweetheart," she said softly. "You're weary, I know." He followed, muttering to himself quiet beneath his breath. Of course she ought to be told. He wanted to; make a clean story of it all. Tell her of his weakness—his foolishness, said: and it isn't to the rooms above. But Mary was not to be overruled. As he grasped her tightly in his arms when they had entered their bedroom and began again to speak, she placed her palm across his mouth and shook He must. her head prettily. "Don't speak to me of all those horrid nights you spent away from me, dear. And I know now badly you feel about our dear little Ruth going away and leaving us. I feel the same way about it. It has almost driven me mad to see her go. Look at me I have felt for days that 1 hour longer. It now. could not stand it an All alone, without Ruth, or you. dreadful, people always feel fair the way sorry for the mothers. The fathers, too, ought to come in for at least a little bit of sympathy. Don't you i think so, my dear? They have the same feeling of loss as the mother. I j think that's a question we ought to think about. I admit I haven't al ! ways been as thoughtful of my dear John as I might have been. But i But he could stand it no longer, He must defend her. ^ now he and Mary are left alone to themselves, and I'll promise to be j better, my darling, I—" He broke in ! "Mary, my darling wife, no man > has ever been happier than I. I don't I seem to be able to tell you exactly 1 how I have felt about it. You must j j not talk that way. You've been a j I wonderful girl, always—and you are j i I He was stumbling along with his i ! upon her with : | now." direction and forcibly project upward and outward a very good dinner if a nauseating sight offends the sensitive brain of the surrounding party. The stomach juices amount to sev eral pints in the day and contain normally free hydrochloric acid, fer ments, salts and water. Digestion in the stomach is largely a churning and mixing of the food by the powerful i . waves of the stomach's construction, i Little food is absorbed from the stom ach itself. let fever or pneumonia, one of the earliest symptoms is vomiting. When a grown-up gets an acute attack of ap pendicitis pain in the stomach and vomiting are usually the first symp toms. Brain tumors cause vomiting, likewise bad kidneys and diabetes. A bad heart occasionally upsets the stomach and gall stones usually do. Nervous breakdowns usually cause stomach symptoms, Ulcer of the stomach is relatively When a child is developing scar i words—tangling them—failing to do | with them precisely what he wished | to do. He hesitated a moment, and I Mary looked into his eyes. She saw j again the formation of a determina j tion to say something which he dis j liked to say, but which he knew he j must say. "But, Mary," he began, before she could stop him, "there's a lot of things I've got to tell—" | "Not tonight," she cut in. "Not tonight. I will not have you fretting like this." She stood before him and slowly j extracted from her gown the let ; ter—the dread letter which had caused her husband so many pangs of regret. "Please, Mary," he almost shouted at her, appealingly. "Please don't read it. It's nothing. I don't -want astonishment in her eyes, while her husband, his hands visibly shaking, j reached up toward her, almost prayer fully. "No, dont read the thing," he said, And then, weakly: "It's just silly." Mary laughed merrily, and said: "Why, John, surely you're not ashamed to have me read a love let ter from my own husband. What foolishness. Certainly you don't care if I read my own mash notes do you, dearest?" As she stood there, the letter held firmly in her hand, the heavy, builded falsely on his trip to New you to." She held it before her, a look of scrawled address beaming down into John's eyes, all the agony of the fleeting moments that had come and gone since he had written it and dropped it into the mail b&x swept over him. He saw again the scene of himself standing in a hallway waiting to see a woman whom he had no right to see, and he felt again the pang of remorse, the stinging, cut ting conscience stroke that had come to him when, at last, he had realized Gloria Tuyl had only been playing with him. He realized now if he had not realized it before the utter impossibility of happiness from such a ridiculous situation as he had York, and he cowered and almost sobbed as he looked upon his own dear wife who stood now above him, looking down upon him with the same feeling of love and pity which a young bride casts upon hei em barrassed lover. "Mary," he began anew, "I want to tell you something that's awfully important. I—" She would not accept it. but it did not cast off the expression of love which had wreathed it since his return. Her face spoke to old We'll dis gre wtense, "I've told you, John," she firmly, "that I can't listen matters of business now. cuss all those things after tonight, For us now there is nothing but con tentment and happiness, and a little bit of that romance about which you used to talk so much. It has come to me. I feel now that I am happy and carefree again. 1 walked last rare in proportion to the number who consider themselves thus afflicted and is much more frequent in men than in women; and yet more wom en complain of their stomachs than men. An ulcer occurs just beyond the stomach outlet, in the first inch of the intestines, five times more fre quently than in the stomach Itself. These ulcers cause pain, sour stom ach, gas and belching, and a marked increase in stomach acidity. Eating or taking alkalies reduces the acidity and temporarily relieves the pain, which comes back after the stomach is emp ty. Strange to say the kind of food makes little difference in the relief, Often long periods without symptoms occur and for no apparent reason; then the symptoms begin again daily for days or weeks. Hemraorhage from such ulcers occurs in about 10 per cent of victims. Occasionally such an ulcer perforates, causing sudden ex cruciating agony, so violent that the patient is afraid to move and can hardly breathe, and immediate opera -1 tion is imperative to save life. Cancer of the stomach is a most ! insidious disease coming on in mid-| die life or later. Early in its prog ress it causes slight and indefinite symptoms or no symptoms at all. Gradually there is a failure in appe I saw beauty night in the garden. und great meaning in the grandeur of the sunset, in the coolness of the evening breeze which swept over me. If has all come back as I would have it come. We can be very, very happy now. That is, if you'll give up talk ing about the terrible old business things you encountered in New York. I'm entirely out of patience with business and commonplace things. want to be loved, John, and loved in the good, old fashioned way. Here—" She drew more closely beside him and placed his hands about her as she had placed them when they were sweethearts. And there they sat for many a minute that night, while in her fingers she held the ominous and fateful letter. He thought of asking her to give it to him, then of snatch ing it from her. But these actions, he concluded would only involve mat ters. As he was considering these things, Mary slowly rose and walked to the fireplace, in which a small blaze was leaping. She smiled back at her hus band, and saw his lips move again as he watched her handle the little square envelope and paper. Now she would read it. Of that he had little doubt. But she did not, Instead, she held it high in the air so that he could have one clear view of it, then she dashed it quickly into the blaze, and it was consumed, curling up, as they watched it silently, into ashes that crumhbled and in little white flakes drifted up the chimney. "There's my love letter," she said, finally. "You don't want me to read my own mail. And if I can't read it,' nobody will." She spoke lightly, smiling, and in her voice was a note of triumph. "But you don't even know what's in it." "Why, my dear old boy, should I want to read it, when you're here to tell me all that was in it, and more, No, he would be honest now, even though he had been dishonest before. He would be honorable now or die in the attempt. He had learned his lesson. He had sought new life beyond his own home, and had come back a whipped and wiser man. much more besides?" she asked calm ly. "I'd rather you'd tell me now: that you care than to have you write it to me, darling, no matter how | many times you repeated it, or how big the letter, or how fast it got "Mary," he said passionately, rls | ing and rushing to her side, "I love you! I love you as I have never been able to love you before. lt has always been a pretty big love, but now it is overwhelming." His eyes were bright. As if he had thrown off a great cloak of dark 1 ness, he emerged a happy, contended, , satisfied man. The letter was gone. ! No evidence of his guilt. Maybe, afte rail, it was better she should not | know. Common decency ought to ; have told him so before. He loved i Mary, so he ought not to want to hurt j her. , the horrors of an i wiped away. Yes, the letter was gone. All awful nightmare He had erred and he tite and desire for food, but usually no pain. It is a great pity that early cancer rarely causes pain in any lo cation, and yet if discovered early many cases can be cured by proper treatment. The diagnosis of stomach diseases has in the last 10 years changed from a more or less haphazard guessing to one of the most exact of all diag j ing and interpretation of the behavior and outline of the stomach (made I visible by filling it with barium or bismuth) by an X-ray expert with the fluoroscope reveals its secrets with ! astounding accuracy. This work re- I quires a high degree of technical skill , ,'and experience and can not be well j done except by a physician who has nostic procedures. The careful watch taken much special training in this line of work. The outline of the stom ach constantly and swiftly changes, A single X-ray plate may show what looks like no cancer or ulcer, a mo ment later the changed, picture has j unskilled whole Therefore the worker may diagnose cancers and ul cers which do not exist, and this has led to grievou serror. In certain cases the expert must fluoroscope the pa tient more than once to be certain of his diagnosis. The expert's final opinion is there was sorry. Deeply sorry. Would she forgive if she knew? Yes, she would, he felt. "I know you do love me, John," she said softly, her face pressed closely against that of her husband. They stood silently for a long time; He caressed her shoulder with his now calm and steady hand. She breathing deeply, contentedly. ''You know, John," she said after quite a time had elapsed, "I was a little afraid and jealous while you were so far away, say a man in New York at forty—" But she could not proceed. John interrupted her. With a strong voice, he said; ''Is not so damn young as he thinks he is!" You know, they (The End) IDAHO Kootenai county shipped 380 cars of apples of the crop of 1922, according to the records of S. J. Klepfer, apple inspector for the state. The announcement that the state highway department had joined with the forest service in allotting $482,000 for the Lewis and Clark highway was received with rejoic ing in Lewiston and the entire Clearwater valley. This makes $932,000 allotted to this highway since the promotion was started in the fall of 1921 and leaves only 35 miles to be financed through the Selway natiohal forest, Marshall Smith, of Lewiston, Idaho, Representative farmers of Nez Perce and Asotin counties met at in response to invitations issued by the commercial club to organize a move ment that will encourage the intro duction of dairying on a more exten sive scale. In this the farmers will have the direct aid of commercial in terests and bankers in the towns of the two counties. is now preparing a tract in Lewiston orchards for the establishment of a Silver fox farm. Mr. Smith is associ ated in this business with several Lewiston citizens, and it is planned that the farm will contain approxi mately 75 pairs of foxes. A new garment factory will begin at St. Maries, in about installed as fast ae the plans develop, R. L. Stripe, superintendent of the new factory, is now in St. Maries | supervising the work. ; - three weeks. Some machinery has ar rived. and more will be received and j j side a stump it accidentally exploded, When he was setting a gun down be ' tearing the top of Ira D. Bradshaw's head off, decided Coroner F. M. j Leitch. Bradshaw had just left his j ranch home near Kendrick to shoot j squirrels, j county, Idaho, J the homestead j j The interior department has thrown open 222,000 acres land in Owyhee for settlement under for ex-service act. men. Cottonwood's automobile park, established last year under the direction of the Cottonwood Com mercial club, and used quite exten sively by tourists will be greatly im proved this spring. Last fall the ground was leveled and within a few days some 20 trees will be planted about the grounds. A week ago the ground was seeded to clover and blue grass. A FAMILY JAR. j ore V ery valuable both from a posl tive and negative standpoint, whereas j neX p er t examination is worse than useless. In good hands such diagnosis now ,- s 95 per cen t accurate, whereas years ago the best was only ap She—"When I married you I thought you were a brave man." He—"So did everybody else." proximate. In inexperienced hands present X -ray diagnosis is not even approximately correct. Manifestly a carefully and complete study of the whole patient must be made to accurately determine why a es. The X-ray ex amination only shows a deformity or stomach misbehav spasm in the outline of the stomach and t his occurs j n on jy 15 per cent Q f those stomachs that growl. The ■" p j e W Rh the remaining 86 per cent of disturbed stomachs may be suffering peo from brain tumor or flat feet, or some thing wrong between these two.