By MARVIN DANA
FROM THE PLAY OF
Copyright, 1913. ly th* I-I. K. Fly
"Well, they can leave you now. nil
right," the lawyer remarked unsym pa
thetically, lie reached quickly for
ward for tlie packet, which Aggie ex
tended willingly enough. But it was
Mary. who. with a swift movement
caught and held it.
**I think."' Mary explained tranquil
ly, "that you had better xee our lawyer.
Mr. Harris, in reference to this. We
&> women know nothing of such details
of business settlement."'
"Oh. 1 see." he said disagreeabl.v.
with a Crown to indicate his complete
sagacity in the premises.
"I thought you would, Mr. Irwin."
Mary returned. '"If you'll take the
money to Mr. Harris Miss Lynch will
meet you in his ofitce at 4 o'clock this
afternoon, and, when her suit for dam
ages for bleach of promise has been
legally settled out of eourt, you will
get the letters. Good afternoon. Mr.
The lawyer made a hurried bow
which took in both of the women, and
walked quickly toward the door,
"Oh, you forwt your marked money.
Mr. Irwin." Mary said.
The lawyer wheeled and lood star
ing at the speaker' with a certain sheep
ishness of expression that, bore wit
ness to the completeness of his dis
comfiture. Without a word he walk
ed back to the desk, picked up the
money and restored it to the bill case.
"Young woman." he «aid empharical
.i'y» "you ought to have been a lawyer."
A.nd he took his departure, while Mary
smiled in triumph Mud Aggie sat gap
"You've darn near broke my heart."
she cried, bouncing up violently, "let
ting all that money go out of the
house. Say. how did yon know it was
"I didn't." Mary replied blandly.
"But it was-a pretty good guess, wasn't
it?***- Conldrr't you see that all he want
ed'T'Sjas ro get the letters and have us
taRfc the~mfitKed money? 'Tlrenr'tny
simple young friend, we would have
been arrested very neatly indeed—for
"Gee!'' she cried. "That would have
been tierce! And now?" she question
Mary's answer repudiate*1 any possi
bility of fear.
"Ami now," she explained contented
ly, "he really will go to our lawyer.
There he will pay over that same
marked money. Then he will got the
letters he wants so much. And jiisf
because it's a strictly business trans
action between two lawyers, with
everything (lone according ro legal
"And it's actually the 'iue -old
game!" Aggie mused.
AUY was in joyous spirits aft
er her victorious matching of
brains against a lawyer of
high standing in his profes-
sion when site had entered the tele
phone booth, which had been installed
in an extra closet of her bedroom for
the sake of greater privacy on occa
sion. During her absence from the
drawing room Garson again came into
the apartment seeking her. On being
told by Aggie as to Mary's where
abouts he sat down to await her re
turn, listening without much interest
to the chatter of the adventuress. The
maid appeared and said:
"There's a sir! wants to see Miss
"She says it's important. I guess
the poor thing's in hard luck from the
look of her." the kindly Fannie added.
"Oh. then, she'll be welcome, of
course!" Aggie declared, and t*arson
nodded in acquiescence. "Tell her to
come in and wait. Fannie. Miss Turn
er will be here right away." She turn
ed to Garsou a the maid left the
room. "Mary sure is an easy boob."
she remarked eheerfully. "Bless her
A minute later a girl perhaps twen
ty years of age stepped just within
the doorway and stood there with eyes
downcast after one swift, furtive
glance about her. Her whole appear
ance was that of dejection. Her soil
ed black gown, the (fringing posture.
the pallor of her face, proclaimed, the
abject misery of her state.
"Are you Miss Turner?" she asked
in a voice broken by nervous dismay.
"Really, I am very sorry," Aggie re
plied primly, "but 1 am only her eon
sin. Miss Agnes Lynch. But Miss
Turner is likely to be back any miu
-""('"Caii I wnitV" came the timid ques
"Certaiuly." Aggie answered hospi
ttably. "Please sit down."
J~g As the girl obediently sank down on
",%|the nearest chair Garson addressed
?g||ier sharply, so that the visitor started
^uneasily at the unexpected sound..
I "You don't know Miss Turner?"
"No"' e'aute the "faint"reply.
"Then, what do you want to see her
"She once helped a girl friend of
mine, and 1 thought—I thought"—
"You thought she might help you,"
"You have been in siir—-prison, 1
mean." Aggie hastily corrected the
lapse into ni'dorworld slang.
Game a distressed muttering of as
sent from-the girl.
The conversation was put to an end
by the entrance of Mary, who stopped
short on seeing the limp li.zure hud
died in the chair.
"A visitor. Agnes?" she inquired.
At the sound of her voice the arirl
looked up and spoke with some degree
"You're Miss Turner?" she question
"Yes." Mary s:id. iter words rami
kindly and she smiled encouragement
A gasp burst from I he white lips of
the girl, and she cowered as one strick
"Mary Tinner! Oh. my God! I*'
She hid he»' f.-vo within her arms and
sat bent until her head rested on her
knees in an abasement of misery
Vatiuoly startled by the hysterical
outburst from the uirl. Mary's immedi
ate thoimht was that here was a piti
ful instance of one uu"oriiig from star
"J.»e." she diret ted rapidly, "have
Fannie bibm a iihiss of milk with an
egg n.l a little brandy in if, right
The girl in the chair was shakinu
soundlo^iy under the stress of her
emotions A few disjointed phrase*
fell from her quivering lips.
"I didn't know—oh. 1 couldn't!"
"Don't try to talk just now." Mary
warned, reassuringly "Wait until
you'xo had something to cat."
Aujde. who had observed develop
meuts closely, now lifted her voi'-e in
tardy lamentations over her own stu
"Why. the poor sawk's hungry!" she
exclaimed. "Ami 1 never got the dope
on her. Ain't 1 the *dmp!"
The girl regained a degree of self
control and showed something of for
•'Yes." she said dully. "I'm starving."
Mary regarded the afflicted creature
with that sympathy born only of ex
"Yes," she «*aid softly. "1 under
stand." Then she" spoke to Aggie
"Take her to my room and let her rest
there lor awhile. Have her drink the
egg and mMU slowly and then lie down
for a few minutes anyhow."
Half an hour afterward Agnie ro
ported with her charge, who. though
still shambling of gait and stooping
showed by some faint color in her face
and an increased sieadin.es.* of benrinn
that the food Had a ready .strengthened
---•iShe would-eomc". Aggie explained
"•I thought she ought to rest for awhile
"I'm all right. I tell you." came the
"Are you quite sure?" Alary said to
the girl. "Then tell us all about it
this trouble of yours, yon know. What
is your name?"
"I don't have to ask if you have been
in prison. Your face shows it."
"I—I came out—three months ago."
"And you'd made up your mind to ».,
"Yes." The word was a whisper.
"Yon were going fo do what the
chaplain had told you," Mary went on
"You were going to start all ovei
again, weren't you?"
The bent head of the girl bent lowei
"It doesn't work very well, does it 7"
"No I'm whipped."*
Mary's manner changed She spoke
cheerfully for the first time.
"Well. then, how would you like to
work with nsV"
"You—you mean that"—
"Our kind of work pays well when
you know bow. Look at us. Suppose
I should stake you for the present and
put you in with a good crowd All
you would have to do would be to an
swer advertisements for servant girls
I will see that you have the best of
references. Then, when yon get in
with the right people you will open the
front door some night and let in the
gamf. Of course you will make get
away when they do and get your bit
There flashed still another of the
swift, sly glances, and the lips of the
girl parted as if she would speak. But
she did not: only her head sagged even
lower on her breast and the shrunken
form grew yet more shrunken.
"It doesn't suit you? Good! I was
in hopes it wouldn't. So. here's anoth
er plan. Suppose you could go west
some place where you would have a
fair chance, with money enough so
you could live like a human being till
you got a start?"
There came, a tensing of the relaxed
form, and the head lifted a little, so
that the girl could look at her ques
"I will give you (hat chance." Mary
said simply, "if you really want it."
The wretched girl sat suddenly ereet.
and her words eame.eagerly.
"Oh. 1 do!" And uow he hungry
gaze remained fast on the face of the
woman who offered her salvation.,
"Then I have just one thing to say
to you first. If you are going to live
straight start straight, and then go
through with it. -Oo you know what
"You mean keep' straight all the
time?" The" girl spoke with a force
drawn from the other's streugth.
"I mean more than that. "I mean
forget Unit yon were ever in prison. 1
don't know what yon have done—J
don't think. I. care. But, whatever it
was. you have paid for It—a pretty big
"1 have, I. have!" The thin voice
"Well, then." Mary went, on. "just
begin all over again, and he sure you
stand up for your rights. Dou't let
them make you pay a second time.
Go where no one knows you. and don't
tell the first people who are kind to
you that you have been crooked. If
they think you are straight, why. be
it. Then nobody will have any right
to complain. Wiil you promise me
"Yes, 1 promise." came the auswer.
very gravely, quickened with hope.
"Good!" Mary exclaimed.' with a
smile of approval. "Wait a minute,"
she added and left the room.
"Huh! Pretty soft for some people."
Aggie remarked, to Garson. with -a
Mary returned soon. In her hand
she carried a roll of bills. She went
to the girl and held out the money.
'•Take this. It will pay your fare
west and keep you quite awhile If you
But, without warning, a revulsion
seized on the girl. She shrank agaiu
and turned her head away as her
"1 can't take it!" she exclaimed. "1
can't! I can't!*'
"Didn't you come here for help?"
"Yes." was the faltering reply, "but
—but—I didn't know—it was you!"
"Then you have met me before?"
Mary said quietly.
"No, no!" The girl's voice rose shrill
Aggie spoke her mind with frank
ness. "She's lying."
("arson agreed. His yes was spoken
in a tone of complete certainty. That
Mary, loo, was of their opinion was
•shown in her next words.
"So you have met me before?
The girl unwittingly made confes
sion in her halting words.
"1 can't tell you." There was de
spair in her voice.
The girl only crouched lower.
"1 can't!" she cried again, panting as
if in exhaustion.
"Why can't you
"Because—because"— The girl could
not go on.
"What were you sent up for?"
In a tlash of intuition the whole
truth was revealed to the woman who
r*1** »X^ \vSf*9miiimmmimimi*mm sv
"You cried and lied, and they let you
off with a year."
stood looking down at the cowering
creature before her.
"The Emporium!" she repeated.
There was a tragedy in (he single
word. "Then you are the one who"-
The accusation was cut short by the
"i am not! I am not. I tell you!"
For a moment Mary lost her poise.
Her voice rose in a flare of rage.
"You are! Yon are!"
The craven spirit of the girl could
struggle no more. She could only sit
in a huddled, shaking heap of dread.
Mary soon mastered her to such an
extent that when she spoke again, as
if in self communion, her words came
quietly, yet with overtones of a su
"She did it!" Then after a tittle she
addressed the girl with a certain won
dering before this mystery of horror.
"Why did you throw (he blame on
The girl made several efforts before
her mumbling became intelligible, and
then her speech was gasping, broken
"1 found out they were watching
me. and I was afraid they would catch
me. So I took them and ran into the
cloak room and put them in a locker
that wasn't close to mine and some in
the pocket of a coat that was banging
there. God knows I didn't know
whose it was. I just put them there
"But they caught yon later. Why
didn't you tell then?"
"I was afraid." came the a'nTwef
from the shuddering girl. "1 told them
it was the first time I had taken any
thing, and they let mo off with a year."
"You cried and lied, and they let you
off with a year. I wouldn't «Ty._ I
told the truth—and"- Mary's Voice
broke in a, tearless sob. The cofor bad
gone out of her face, and she-stood
rigid, looking-down ,-jt (he girl whose
crime had. ruined her life with an ex
pressiou of infinite loathing In her eyes.
Aggie- took advantage of the pause.
Her voice was acid ''Some people are
Somehow the speech was welcome
to the girl, gave her a touch of cour
age sufficient for cowardly protesta
tions., -It was more like the abuse that
was familiar to her. A gush of tears
never forgive myself, never!"
you will." "Mary said
"People forgive them-
selves pretty easily. Stop crying. No
body is going to hurt you." She thrust
the money again toward the girl and
crowded it into the half reluctalit. half
greedy hand. "Take it. and get out."
The contempt in her voice rang still
sharper. "Go. before 1 change my
The girl needed no* second bidding.
With the money -still clutched in her
band^she went forth swiftly, stumbling
a little in her haste, fearful lost at the
last moment the woman she had so
wronged should change In mood and
take back the money.
Freed from the miasma of that pres
ence, Mary remained motionless for a
long minute, then sighed from her tor
"A girl I didn't know." she said be
wilderedly. "perhaps had never spoken
to—AVIIO smashed my life like that!
Oh, if it wasn't so awful it would be—
funny! It would be funny!"
A Bridegroom Spurned.
OU. know—Aggie toid you—
that Gassidy was up here
from headquarters. He didn't
put a name to it, but I'm on."
It was» Garson speaking. Mary regard
ed him inquiringly, and ho continued,
putting the fact with a certain brutal
bluntness after the habit of his class.
"1 guess you'll have to quit seeing
young Gilder. The bulls are Avise [lis
father has made a holler."
"Don't let that worry you. Joe." she
said tranquilly. She allowed a few
secouds go oy. then added as if quite
indifferent, "f was married to Dick Gil
der this morning." There came a
squeal of amazement from -Aggie, -a
start of incredulity from Garsou.
-Yes," Mary repealed evenly. "1 was
married to him this- morning. That
was my important engagement," she
added with a smile toward Aggie.
Aggie sat ereet. her baby face alive
with worldly glee.
"Oh, gee. what luck!" she exclaim
ed noisily. "Why, he's a king fish, he
is. Gee. but I'm glad you landed him!"
"Thank you.*' Mary said with a smiie
that.was the result of her sense of hu
mor rather than from any tenderness.
It was then that Garson spoke. He
put a.question of vital significance.
"Do you love him?"
The question caught Mary all unpre
.nared^but she retained Jhfer self con
a volib.that to the ordinary ear would
have revealed no least tremor.
"No," she said. She offered no ex
planation, no excuse merely stated the
fact in all its finality.
"Then you won't leave us?" Garsou
asked,' "We're going on as we were
before?" The hint of dejection in his
manner had vanished "Aud you won't
live .with him?"
"Live with him?" Mary exclaimed
emphatically. "Certainly not!"
Garson was still patient in his deter
mination to apprehend just what had
come to pass.
"Does he understand the arrange
ment?" was his question.
"No. not yet." Mary admitted, with
out sign of embarrassment.
Garson was intently considering an
other phase of the situation, one sug
gested perhaps out of his own deeper
"He must think a lot of you." he said
gravely. "Don't he?"'
"I—I suppose so."
Garsou spoke very softly, but with
an intensity that left no doubt as to
the honesty of his purpose.
"I'd say throw up the whole game
and go to,him, if you really care."
There fell a tense silence. It was
broken by Mary.
"I married him to get even with his
father." she said. "That's all there is
to it. By the way, I expect Dick will
be "hero in a minute or two. When he
comes just remember not to—enlighten
"Mr. Gilder." Fannie announced.
"Any one with him?"
"No. Miss Turner," the maid an
"nave him edlneln," Mary ordered.
Garson made hasty excuses aud
went out on the heels of the maid.
Aggie, however, consulting only her
own wishes in the matter, had no
thought of flight, and. if the truth be
told. Mary was glad of the sustaining
presence of another woman. She got
up slowly and stood silent, while Ag
gie regarded her.curiously. A moment
later the bridegroom entered. He was
still clean cut and wholesome. Some
sous of wealthy fathers are not after
four years' experience of the white
lights of (own. And the lines of his
face were tinner, better in every way.
It seemed, indeed, that here was scire
one of a resolute character, not to be
wasted on the trivial and gross things.
He caught Mary iu his arms with
"Hello, dear!" smothered in the kiss ho
implanted on her lips.
Mary strove vainly to free herself,^
"•Don't, oh. dou't!" she gasped.
Dic.k. released his wife and smiled
theHbeatifie smile of the newly wed.
"Why not?" he demanded, with a
Aine's!" It was the sole pretext to
^Iiiry could I urn for a momen
jTu|j bridegroom faced about and
perceived Agnes. made a formal
bow|fii*fl spoke quietly. &,'0'"
"L teg "jfonr pardoii/'MIss JDyfneh.
but"—"if smile of
shone on his face-
"you could, hardly
"Just one," Dick pleaded—•
expect me to see any one but Mary
under the circumstances. We were
married this morning."
Aggie accepted the news with fitting
"Goodness gracious! How perfectly
"You bet it's lovely!" Dick declared.
He turned to Mary, his face glowing
"Mary." he said, "I have the honey
moon trip all fixed. The Mauretania
sails at "i in the morning, so we will"—
"Where is your father?" the bride
asked, without any trace of emotion.
"O Lord! I had forgotten all about
dad. I'll tell you what we'll do. We'll
send dad a wireless from the ship, then
write him from Paris."
"What was your promise? I told
you that. 1 wouldn't go with you until
you had brought your father to me aud
he had wished us happiuess.'*
"Mary," Dick said reproachfully,
"you are not going to hold me to that
'i am going to hold you to thai prom
"All light. You pack up what things
you need, girlie—just a few, because
they sell clothes in Paris. And mean
time I'll run down to dad's office and
have him back here in half an hour.
You will be all ready, won't you?"
"Yes. yes, I'll be ready. Go and
bring your father."
"You bet I will*!" Dick cried hearti
ly. He would have taken her in his
arms again, but she evaded the caress.
"Just one!" Dick pleaded.
"No." the bride replied with deter
To Be Continued
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Goblirsch were
New Utm visitors from Saturday till
C. A. Grussendorf, who has been
employed as mechanic in the Morgan
Garage since last fall, has left for his
home at New Ulm. He will quite like
ly return here in the spring to work in
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Fixsen re
turned Friday from a trip to New CJlm.
While there Mr. Fixsen purchased a
residence and takes possession March
1st. The property cost in the neigh
borhood of $4,000. The Fixsen's will
be neighbors to the Peter Welter
Annie Meidl and Rose Altman have
been at St. Peter visiting friends and
Rose and Clara Dorn and Lambert
Hahn were at Clements last week.
A surprise birthday party at Martin
Meidl's was well attended. Every
body enjoyed himself immensely.
Sioging, talking and acrobatic
dancing act by Miller and Wise at the
Gem, Thursday, Friday and Satur
day. Prices 10 and 15c. Adv 3
Late Monday afternoon Judge Olsen
filed an order granting Mrs* Louise
Tastel an absolute divorce from ber
husband, Carl Tastel on the ground
of cruel and inhuman treatment. She
is allowed $12 00 per month alimony,
$25.00 attorneys' fees and the costs of
the suit. The case was tried and sub
mitted on January 8th.
GIVE "SYRUP OF FIGS"^
TO CONSTIPATED CHILD
Delicious "Fruit Laxative" cant harm
tender little Stomach, liver
Look at "the
tongue, mother! If
coated, your little one's stomach, liver
and bowels need: cleansing at once.
When peevish, cross listless, doesn't
sleep, eat or act naturally, or is fever
ish, stomach sour, breath bad has
sore throat, diarrhoea, full of cold, give
a teasnoonful of "California Syrup of
Figs," and -in a few hours all the foul,
constipated waste, undigested food
and sour bile gently move^ out of its
little bowels without griping, and you
have a well, playful.child again. Ask
your druggist for a ^0-cent bottle of
"California Syrup of Figs," which con
tains full directions for babies, chil
dren a a a for grjrwn-up%
it "LOCAL NOTES^vl
All our odd styles and sizes of the
past season will be closed out at a
sacrifice. E. WICHEBSKI. Adv.3-4
William Brust wasre-eJected cashier
of the Farmers and Merchants State
Bank of 8leepy Eye at the annual
meeting held last*Tuesday.
John Maresch, a former resident of
NicolletCounty, living near Redstone,
and now located at Bird Island,
Minn., was In New Ulm renewing ac
quaintances last week.
Eureii«| Far and«ear*feigbt in the
same hiniff No V|nes or cement. See
Albert Myer at JD.,^G. Jfeim's Sat.
The Ladies'Ai 3bf
Church will be officered
during the ensuing year:
C. G. Reiro Vice Pres., Mrs. E.
Buehrer Secy., Mrs. F. J. Backer
andTreas., Mrs. F. H. Retzlaff.
At the annual meeting of the Citi
zens State Bank of Fairfax recently
held Chas. W. Heimann was re-elected
cashier. Peter Manderfeid of St.
Paul was elected president and Jacob
Klossner, Jr. was elected one of the
Every day you are without a Vietr
la is so much pleasure lost. When
you are down town come in and let us
demonstrate some of our latest
records. Wm J. Winkelmann Adv 3 '.
At the card party held at theCatho
lie school-house last Tuesday evening
the following won the prizes: Star, ..
Ed. Berg Gent's Head, Robert Henle
Ladies' Head, Mrs. Lena Kretsch:
Gent's Booby, Master Tauscheck: La
dies' Booby, Mrs. Andreas Tauer.
Judge of Probate W. F. Odell of
Sibley County has tendered his resig
nation, the same to become effective
February 1st. A petition is being cir
culated requesting Gov. Eberhart to
appoint C. A. Rohrer, the former in
cumbent who had served continuously
as Judge of Probate for 12 years.
A telegram was received here yes
terday from Jos. Biebl at BoulderT
Colo, stating that his oldest son,
Andrew, aged about 16 years, wa&
dying. Rev. Fath. And. Biebl, uncle
of the boy, who is visiting at Fairfax,
and Mrs. Franciska Eckert of this
place, the boy's grandmother, left
yesterday afternoon for Boulder. It
is thought that the illness must have
come on suddenly for no news of his I
being sick had been received before, /t.
Mrs. Chas. Firle of Fairfax whog^i
was operated upon-for" gall-stones at»f»
Loretto Hospital last Tuesday
ing is getting along as well as could
be expected. She is a sister of Charles
and Paul Kuehlbach. W a
morning Selma, the 8 year old ^3
daughter of John J. Scbultz of Cobden |fy
was operated upon for appendicitis
•and the same morning a malignance
growth which had formed under the|,
arm of Mrs. Wenzel Richter of the
east end Of town was removed..
Cards have been received here an
nouncing the marriage of Charles
Macbtemes, clerk in Rabe
store, and Miss Elizabeth Hagele of',-'
Springfield, 111., the happy event tak-i*
ing place Wednesday morning, Jan.
14th at St. Peter and Paul's church.!:
Springfield, 111. After a short wed-f
ding trip the young couple will be at f£.
home in Nicollet. The groom is one ?-.
of our most popular young met. and
has many friends. The newly weds ~%V
arrived here Fridav noon.—Nicollet :_
On Monday, January 12th occurred
the death of Andrew Austad, one of
the pioneers of Nicollet County who
has been staying at the home is
nephew, John Austad Death was due
to old age. Andrew Austad was born 1'A
in Ringsaker, Norway on October 14,. 4
1826 and was 87 years, 2 months and*
SB days old at his death. He came to- H.
this country with a company
grants in 1853 and stayed "a short ~i
while at Milwaukee. There he joined• Ifr
another party and came to Fillmore $*fe::,
county, Minnesota. That same fall
"j£ Better tsn Spaakiag S
Spanking will not cure children of
wetting the bed, because it is not &
habit but a dangerous disease.
The C. H. Rowan Drug Co.
P. O. Drawer 676, London,
Canada, have discovered a strict
ly harmless remedy for this distress
ing disease and to make known its
merits they will send a 50c package se
curely wrapped and prepaid Absolute
ly Free to any reader of The Review.
This remedy also cures frequent desire
to urinate and inability to control
urine during the night or day in old
or young. The C. H. Rowan Drag Co.
is an Old Reliable House write to them
to-day for the free medicine. Cure the
afflicted members of yonr family, then
tell your neighbors and friends about
he went to St. Paul where be made his
home for two years. From there he
removed to St. Peter and was one of $?r, avp
the teamsters who took the first emi
grants to New Ulm. He took a tree tjJL^.
claim in Nicollet county and remained
in that county until 1883: When the WM
Indian war broke out he served as a
scput. In 1883 he eame to Sibley
county and nas since made his home
with relatives here. He is survived
by a brother, Ole Austad, who is now
95 years old. The funeral was held
Friday at 12:30 from the Austad home.
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