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The GOVERNOR'S LADY
A Novilization of ALICE BRADLEY's Play
3)y GERTRUDE STEVENSON 1
Illustrations from Photographs of the Stage Production
('i!riiil I!) 1,1 (I'lililinilitm lli'jlilx Reserved)
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"Napoleon!" repeated tho senator.
"Yes, Naimloim. Ho got what ho
wanted, nnij nolliintf over stood In his
path. I JiiHt lovo tlio way he rodo
over poor old Josephine's heart, don't
Jou?" and she turned to Slado.
"Hut ho was rlKhl!" she continued,
earnestly, a If she were niakiiiR a
plea lor something that lay very close
to her own heart. "Why should wo
let anyone hold us baek? I wouldn't.
Hut mother didn't want to leave the
West, so father stuck to his town and
his 1'riends and his state. Now he
stands in the background mid boost
other men politically.
"lie wants to boost you," she added,
"LeltiiiR out secrets," her father ac
Hut Katherine was never morn se
rious. "You're his dark horse," she
"You're, a lucky man, senator,"
Slailn broke in, as he watched Kath
erine admiringly. "You're a lucky
man to have a charmliiK young woman
behind you in the race."
"That's all wo women are for," an
swered Katherine, bitterly, "standing
behind some man and watching him
"Why. child alive, you do thing!!
yourself," the senator remonstrated.
"She makes busts. Klado-heads. Hone
seme big guns in Hun, pp."
Katherine sighed ami loaned back
wearily in her chair. "Oh, in my
feminine- way, I model," she admitted.
"Hut if there'll been one drop of Na
poleon in father I shouldn't have ha I
to fail hack on molding clay. I should
have been molding," sho hesitated.
Hid then finished daringly, "opinions
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i gested, as she and her father went out,
I leaving Hayes and Slade watching her
proud, graceful figure until It disap
peared from view.
Slade looked critically at Hayes for
a moment or two after the girl had
"Oh, now i remember," he suddenly
exclaimed. "You're the chap ehe gave
up for Paris a long time ago?"
"When she was twenty-one and I
was twenty-four and six feet one Inch
of a western lawyer, just out of the fit
wuouH. now aoes Mrs..siaUe take tor
thin davumiiihI,!,. 1.....T. ....... u '
"She doesn't take to It." Slade'i
voice ' hard.
"I was afraid she wouldn't"
Well, nobody's going to stand In
Its off tomorrow
The Roa Je Valley League
will Ket4f5 to business to
morrfr laay 2nd. The first
JtfS'jWl he between Roanoke
and Mnamia Milk Thp
nd game between Rosemary
la and Patterson Mills.
The schedule of the names to
fe played this season printed on
us page is official, havinir iM'en
idopted by the Board of Govern-
in his eyes showedJbrs onMast Monday evening. All
games in mis scneauie postponed
on account ot ram or tor other
"My boy, I'm out to win "
In spite of the fact that he was
full evening attire, he thrust hla hands
into his pockets and almost strutted .1. -Tl
. T.L. fir,,.- f iu 1, 1 ..r
I did .At v"" miiim in
VlJi Ln. ula
about the room. "1 outgeneraled that
Do you know?" He paused In hu (iViverm'CS ' the League on Inst
walk and looked down on Hayes' )Hmi.j an eligibility rule Was
feet sprawled over ne of tho broeadfl I . jT i , , i ,r .. fi
chairs-"thore'B just a little dro- of'julyffle.i to tMcoine elfw-tive after
that fellow Napoleon Bimaparif iu'Nliiy 2nd. This' rule requires
nu'!" . j litma fide residence in this com-
"NapoUnin fionaparte got"n "y ..... . . ...
leaving a woman t,ehind,"7"yc, re- j "Hiiuty of every player in the
turned, seriously, refnslmr enter Into IcaL'tie for at east ton dnvs nwtii.
siade's spirit of Mftaed k1""1 ous to his playing on any one of
v..' rtn htna !the teams.
A I'M 111 IIIU J lllll If,
Just how much more freely Kath
eruie might have revealed her aims
and Inspirations, Slade could not
know, for at that moment the hutltr
uppenred and engaged his attention.
As the man withdrew, Slade spread
wide his arms and iinnouucod gran
diloipiciiily: "The gentleman of the water-front
crowd, if you please. Mr. Wesley
Merrilt. the gentleman who wasn't go
ing to darken my door, is here!"
lie broke off with a load, mirthless
laugh. As well as any man who ever
lived, he liked to feel the grip of his
mvn ower. lie had come to the point
where it was genuine satisfaction to
humble men and conquer things. .
"U'. sle.v Alerritt!" the senator was
n!!'le:.( ti.n surprised for nnrh
Atter his abuse of you in the paper J father had given 'her
And Hunt! How did you
"This is the sort of thing 1 like,"
br eke iii Katherine, eagerly. "Oh, It's
hi xi itiinr," she declared, her eyes
n'vv, ln ith eagerness and animation,
"nil. .Mr. Slade, how did you make
Siade's reply was prevented by tho
. brusque, excited entrance of Merritt
and Hunt. The pair, angry and bel
ligerent, strode into the room without
a word. Merritt, small, wiry, ener
getic, was In the lead-, followed closely
by bis shadow and echo, Hunt.
"Is It true?" ha demanded angrily,
before he realized that Slade was not
alone. "How do you do, senator
Miss Strickland!" he exclaimed, in
surprise, "tovely home you have, Mr.
Slade," he added, trying to adjust him
self to the seen,, ho had not expected.
"An astonishing rumor has reached
us, Mr. Slailc." he finally declared, get
ting do'-wi to tho business of his Inva
. slon. "it concerns you, senator. It
conn nis every public-spirited man in 1
the city. Is it true, Slade, that you
have bought up our entire water front :
on which our resident1 our old I
homes the mansions of the city face,
nnd that you Intend building factories
"Why, yes," Slade admitted, with '
"What?" Strickland almost shouted, I
completely astounded. j
"Hut but. it can't be done." Merritt !
was so excited now that he stuttered
"It can't be done," echoed Hunt. He
was we!! paid for being an echo.
"Our best people live there," pro
"I live there," Hunt added, with ac
"All of us," Merritt continued, "take
pride in the view along tho water
front. It's damnable. Why, out of
common decency, man What do
you want of factories, anyway?" he de
manded, completely angered and out
Siade's voice was almost l drawl,
it was so low-pitched and so provok
injly calm. "Why didn't you and your
associates protect your holdings?" be
in i) Hired,
"How'd we know a man with mil
lions would come along and buy up
the whole beach?" Merrltt's wrath
was getting beyond the control that
Katherlao's presence demanded.
"Slndo, if you persist in this," he
thundered, "I'm going to take off my
coat and hit back. My paper has an
enormous outside circulation, and I'll
baste you once every day. If you pro
. pfo.j;unning for governor, you won't
get onb-vote in your own town. And
in one molith, or less, you'll find San
Francisco hmn gorgeous climate."
Slade was unperturbed by Merrltt's
threats or Morritt'a bulldozing. "All
right, Merritt," he advtsed, good-naturedly,
"go ahead with your paper,
I'll take my chances."
You will, eh?" Merrltt's tone was
ominous. "What sort of factories are
you going to build?" . ( -
"Well." drawled Slade, coollyl was
thinking of putting up glue factor!"
"Ohio!" The one word jumped ftom
ryone's mouth nt rtnr-o "fJliKl!"
T all repeated, and looked at eacbj
T In Consternation '
"Veil can't build glue faories here,"
and he , mphaslzcd ovry word with
an anj;j shake of his, finger.
"Hy tied, yell-s-"' '
lie broke off a-fio saw Bob Hayes
stride into the room. Hayes, as Slade'B
lawyer and almost a member of the
lauiily, had !Bo entree to the house at
all times. ,
"Hero's my lawyer," remarked Slade,
dryly, "ask him."
"Of Course it can be done," Hayes
Informed them, convincingly. "It's per
Then, as if to dismiss a perfectly
obvious subject, he turned to tho girl,
who had been enjoying every point
that Slndo had scored.
. Katharine's eyes lighted with warm
welcome. It was the llret time she
had sen Hayes slnco sho had re
turnee, lie was the man she had once
wanted to marry, onco before her
tho choice ol
Hayes cr a finishing school In Paris
and a tour of Europe, riiw she greeted
him with cordial friendship, but with
, nunc of the sweet tenderness he might
have exiK'Ctcd from her. Once he
; had looked up into his eyes and thought
him a god. Now, her eyes blinded by
tho glaro ot ambition, sho saw only a
good looking chap, a struggling law
; yer, a man who hadn't made any par
j ticular mark in the world. She re-
turned Hayes' burning, penetrating
j gaze with cool, unruffled frankness. In
; another moment she had turned from
t him and was earnestly watching Slade,
listening to his every word with eager
"You nee, I'm a very simple sort of
fellow," Slade was saying, "don't drink
don't smoke don't keep yachts 01
horsi. don't keep wo" he stopped in
his oft-repented formula as he remem
bered Katherine's presence, "don't
keep horses, so I must do something,
aa I was saying to Mrs. Slade today.
I don't want to bother my neighbors,
so I'll build high chimneys, so the
smoke won't trouble you much. I'm
going Into tho glue business. That is,
of course," and he paused and sur
veyed the group about him with a com
placent ' elevation of his eyebrows,
"that js, unk'Ffl you gentlemen can
keep rno busy in seme other way. I'm
a very active man." .
Katherine leaned forward with tense
expression to see how the man's op
ponents would take his game. The
senn'or was smiling, Merritt tapping
his foot restlessly,
"We.", boys, It looks as thoueh he
had us strong?" Strickland broke the
eilonce. "Glue! Whew!"
a h 1 you say." then remembotrf,
taiselrV "i Deg yout pardon( iptS
"Are we going to bo had?" demanded
Merritt, testily, "are we going to stand
for this holdup?" and he turned dis
gustedly toward the door.
"Don't you think we'd better keep
Mr. Slade busy in some other way,"
"I don't," Merritt flung back over
his shoulder as ho left the room, fol
lowed, as usual, by Hunt.
. Merrltt's hasty departure was the
signal or Katheriife to adjust her
wraps nnd remark: "Wo must be late
Hayes followed her. "I must see you
alone, Katherine. You're still free
there's no foreigner on the scene, is
"fob," Katherine's voice was Bweet
but firm. "I don't think I shall ever-
"Oh, nonsense," he protested.
"No," even more positively. "The
more I see of men-but what' the
use? There never was but one man
I could lmvo got on with, and I didn't
happen to live In his time."
"Who was the boy?" Hayes ssked,
"Strange," Katherine replied, pen
sively, "I've just been talking abouj
"Oh, Lord that fellow." Hayes was
much relieved. "Can I have tomor
row Evening?" -
"Yes-if you yes tomorrow eve
niriff, Bob." ,
Her voice lingered a bit on the Bob,
and Tilth quick Impulsiveness Hayes
caugll her hand and kissed it
In Bother minuta she had turned
to ST ,
'''e, wont you let me
hi?" . ., '
? Slade repeated in
d n business,
Hob," Slade turmyon him, suddenly.
"All right- I'ntff to tl" opera. I
only meant tba Napoleon was a bad
boy for youo follow, because he
treated his yft wife like a dirty dish
rag. ThatX why I'm glad that second
little Autrian hussy paid him back.
That's". I love Mrs. Slade. When
1 waslck with fever In your mining
caiuP she was a mother to me."
m't forget that 1 made you."
lade reminded him. "1." and he
tapped ins client. "I gave you your
"I don't. All the same I'd hato to
see ynu elected, because of Mrs. Slade.
It seems to bo tho regular thing, be
coming universal, for a very success
ful man to leavo borne the minute ho
on his feet. Good night."
"One minute, fiob. You've given me
a lot of good advice. I'll give you
some. Are you la love with that girl?
"Yes," Hayes grunted; "good night.
Is that all?"
"No;" Slade paused, watchlnc Haves
through narrowed eyelids. "That girl
needs a large pie with every one of
her lingers in it. Bob, I'm sorry for
you. l uur pie isn't big enough."
"Well It's my pie. Good night,"
and he was gone.
After Hayes had gone, Slade sat, his
arms resting on the table, staring into
space. Kvery now and then the cor
ners of his mouth came down and his
eyes narrowed. He was thinking of
Katherine Strickland and Hayes. That
woman for Hayes! Hayes must be a
presumptuous pup to ever think of
winning that queen. Such women were
meant for the kings of the earth not
for their hirelings.
Suddenly Siade's eyes lighted with
the fire of decision. Ills mouth be
came a firm, straight line of deter
mination. There was something Im
placable and grim in his verv attltiMn
as tho resolve to win Katherine Strick
land became fixed in his mind. He
longed to hurry after her to tell her
of his decision to fight, If not with,
then for her. He was eager to show
her Just how much they two together
could make out of lift, a big, fine fight
for position and power.
Even the thought of being governor
was left In the distance as plan after
plan raced through his mind, of greater
conquests and bigger achievements,
possible only with a woman like Kath
erine Strickland for his wife. Sn h.
scrbed and intense were his thoughts
of tne ruture with her for tho moment
he forgot completely the woman who
for 30 years had kept her place as his
wife. In nil his dealings he had never
considered obstacles, except to sweep
them from his path. Aa he remem
bered the present and Mary, he new
hesitated or faltered from his newly
Mary could go it alone. He would
see that she had evervthlnir hof
money could buy. He would make her
comfortable and take care of her. That
she should be further considered never
entered his mind. Always ruthless In
his methods, he was equally cruel even
when the obstacle to his advancement
was a frngilo little woman who had
given him the best of her love and
years and who would gladly have laid
down her life to save his.
It was not as If a sudden flame of
Intensive, overwhelming love for Kath
erine Strickland had surged through
his heart. It was nothing as decent
or as line or as blameless as that His
whole attitude toward the girl was
one of cold-blooded acquisition. He
had determined to have her just as he
had determined only last week to out
bid every other man at the rug auc
tion. He wanted her to take a place
in his life because he knew what her
value would be to him. He wanted her
beauty, her brain, her savoir faire, as
so many stepping stones by which to
mount higher and higher in the affairs
of the state and the nation.
In spite of the fact that he criticized
his wife's lack of social graces, he
was wise enough to know that he was j
far from a finished product himself, j
In spite of himself, traces of the par- I
venu occasionally showed through the
veneer of bluff and arrogance. With
a wife like Katherine he would soon
come to know all the fine points of the
social game." A wife like Katherine
would cdver up a multitude of his lit
tle sins of commission and omission.
A double-header hall name
will he played every Saturday
aftenuxin. Admission will be
15c, for one rame, 2.re, for both
names. Everybody entering the
grounds for the first game will be
charged 25c, a rebate of 10c, be
ing given if they leave the
grounds immediately afte'r the
first game is played. Admission
is free to ladies, grandstand 10c,
. HAWKINS CHAPEL NKWS
Our fanners have gone to work
now, and don't mind it after hav
ing such a long cold winter.
The young men of our commun
ity can give us a better picture
of a lady's dress and hat' after
going to church than they can of
what the parson says.
We think some of our people
are beginning to be a little inter
ested in The Roanoke Rapids
Herald, and probably we will
be able to send you some sub
Miss Katie Bennett entertain
ed Mr. R. K. Hawkins Sundav
We are planning for a Lawn
Party Saturday night, May )th.
at the Hawkins Chapel Graded
School. Everybody is invited.
Come we will guarantee vou a
Miss Alice Pepper of the Haw
kins Chapel Graded School, spent
Sunday at home in Aurelian
We are glad to see Mr. Andrew
Pittard out again after several
weeks illness caused by falling
from a horse's back.
The teachers and pupils were
all glad to see Arthur Hawkins
back at school after a few days
Most of our young people at
tended services at Mt. Tabor
Mws A Hep Pntwr Inno nf nnr H
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teachers) and a number of her
friends from Aurelian Sprinjrs
and Littleton, attended the play j
"The Only Girl, given at the
Crawley School House Friday
Miss Hnrla Hawkins of Aure
lian Springs spent Saturday with
Miss Pepper and the Misses
Messrs. W. W. Smith, G. A
TVarson nnd deortre Fulirham
were the guests in the home of
Mrs. Louisa Green Sunday.
What is it that makes Miss
Rachel Green smile so much on
uiuays? A ft?r Sundays.
Ladles Aid Society
The Ladies Aid Society of the
Presbyterian Church gave u
most enjoyable parcel's post so
cial at the house of Miss Maliel
Mc Murray, Monday evening of
"The house was artistically de
corated with flags, evergreens j
fleur-de-lis and wisteria. . Uncle 1
Sam was represented by little
Frances Wyche who acted as
postman and distributed the par
cel's post packages which were
sold wrapped up as they had
been sent to the different mem
bers of the society.
The guests were each present
ed with a letter from Uncle
Sam containing a bird contest
which resulted in much merri
Punch and cake were served
as refreshments during which
Mrs. R. E. Welsh favored the
guests with two very beautiful
Wo Are i Med
How to advertise every superiof of imagination that
can be applied to the CHARM, fYLE, TAILORING,
QUALITY, and PRICE of our ReadW Wear and Made to
Measure Clothing. It is impossibleiA us to express t.h
strong claims, which are already jiMv to be true by our
numerous patrons and for that reasoVye do not need to
weave any phrases.
The nrmv of satisfied and highly
imliros. Your eve. vour taste, votir t
best advertisement This is the only Wjj
superiority to the good thinking peopl
the lowest possible price. We invite vjj.
opinion. SEEING IS BELIEVING,
used customers are
hg instinct is our
we can present our
iWe sell the best at
p form your own
Behold the sapling, tall and
Resides his mother proud;
The congregation on its feet,
The organ pealing loud.
Ah, happy day, three pews ahead
Is Phyllis, clad in white,
And conscious of her presence
He sings with all his might.
To force his tone, for her to hear,
He sings with reckless vim;
His larynx turns a somersult,
A shriek escapes from him
A something not like human
Nor heard on earth before.
A bray! A snort!! A squeal!!!
A shout!!!! I
'Twas all of these, and more. ;
And one who passed the church
A youth with flying feet j
Come rushing forth without a hat
And vanish down the street
H. S. Haskins.
in Life i
Woman may be the light of
man s life, but the question
whether she is a beacon or
HANCOCK-HOUSE COMPANY, Sole Agents
I have just received a new line of White Hats
in HEMPS, JAVAS, PEANUTS, and PANA
MAS, and are offering them at Popular Prices.
Also a line of FLOWERS and RIBBONS. Will
be glad o have you call and inspect them.
Miss Annie Medlin
Next to Old Post Office Rosemary, N. C. -
(To be continued)
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?l ( Hancock
Don't You Want to Own
Your Home? x
l hare uhmt , hirfe, well sitimtrd building M on
the.iriterln known an Hie "raHenon-Ilonwr" Tract, which
I uill sell for $100.00 a hut. Kruy Terms; $20:00 down,
balance one, two, three and. four yearn.
An investment that m bound to be rem unerafwe real
extate never got down, I mn IwU these lots at thi price
for a limited time on In.
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Senie Clothing (qmpany
Outfitters for Men and rttnen
of every size and ai
Ruiliry, N, C.
We will have our showing of Lace Hats Summer wear on
Friday and SaUrday .
May 1st and lid
Latest and Most Exclusive few York and
Paris Creations. V
Make your purchases whilt ) ,ve a full
stock for you to select from
Miss Wright in Charge.
G. D. SHOL
The New Vee Pin
THE LADIES LATBT FRIEND
FOR ALL OC
IN: he NEXT TIME
YCJ ARE DOWN
TCVN AND LET
USj SHOW YOU
W.G. LYNCH, Jeweler
Roanoke Rapids and Rosemary, N. C
or woman in nnnd nf a nniV nt r,A nL-. ...:n J- n i-
. ... ... . ... ul nnucB win uu wen 10 III
try a pair of our Walk-Over or Queen Quality Shoes. Ill 4
Thou hAVP nlursiva lwmn I pf
to giycentire satisfaction. You will not he
when night comes if you walk all day in a pair of soft
and good flexible sole shoes..
: a pair of shoes, jxmght at our store there is comfort as
wen us service
A Pair of Mail Order
f i SHOES
may not fit you and you would be at the trouble and ex
peaiK ' - turning them. '
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' A "i.iq urhprn tmn aciAi sou ,.l.n
f . ' T...v..v. jv VM bit; nilttb VUU
Our shoesWe better
i Can't hn - n i, tit. t
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