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TIIK EKE: OMAHA. SUNDAY. A Wild' 2. 1922.
Completely li he-art iih iHt ltiit and dapped l,ie crner our IlH iorriir.4 ui y i,.i. i. iionieej, 'my p uiirr 01 trt nrkkia Loner list done "Oh! Laio.jT moaned It, "yoniii My i iho' don helled tilings up no- H eollapofd iu jI!yli.h misery on inc urn ana gte itiougnt to eventu alities. All colored llirminghsm knew lht Edner Torring had been posing Ut htr future. Chocolate 'Hirty tiliiif iit4ie (or sight c( Hie canvas. And u Hit obvious Ili4 it Hat ion to lie treated to igiit lor Hliiih neither artist nor iiio-ifi had plaiineo. iirruiiitiamrt lua , connive against Imn. One moie day an Idncr voiil have Itrcn at leat par t'llly ilotlied. ttut turn? l.ymui couldn't even explain, (or ekplatu- tion would puululi lroii4t kj tn world nt nui'iurraijr. Did he grll o( ilerrption Kiriiiingluiil Mould know that he vy, not an artist, and Hiriuinfti4iii on Id Until) him out ol town. Morr, thrrc va tlut damn ing contract wlutli Lawyer Chrm had drawn tip and lie had signed t'tat. and the hO advance aitcplcd in the suite of an arti,t. There vat little tdrep in the room orrupied by l.ymuf tlut mclit. In vesication lud diM-loscl the fact that the Fltikeis residence had been vacant during the afternoon. Si Callte having hern downtown ttiop- pint; jnii the other gentleman board er bvtsy at hi job with the City Ice tyiiny. The intruder lud found a clear field and a world of time for liU vandalism, The day dawned raw and diMiial, Low hanging cloud suddel by within view of l.ynuis' window thick, damp clou-!, whirli exuded a heavy moisture that chilled him to the bone and kept him lying supine with the spread pulled tip about his thin neck, Finally lie roe and staggered to the window. The prospect was gloomy to the 'nth decree. At 10 o'clock Sis Callie announced a visitor. Lymus scented trouble, Just at the moment it was impos- nb e for him to srent anything; else, He shrugged inditTerrntly and bade bin Callie show the man in She did. She tried to hang around. but Lymus shut the door abruptly in her face. Then he opened' it again and requested politely that she re move herself from the proximity of the keyhole. After which he made assurance doubly sure by plugging the lock, rinally lie turned. "What you wan's with me, Noah Lee?" The fare of the big man glowed with triumph. He towered above Lvntus menacinely, "You li'l speck of less'n nothin'," he growled, "Ise got a good min' to saush your "Saush away,", invited Lymus. "It don' make no pretickclcr ditT'cnce to me." 'lf'n I was to lay my ban's on Bern- murdered is the fondest thing Iis of right now, Brother Lee. My grave am t gwine be big enougn to ca'y my troubles into." N'oah seated himself on the edge bed jnd lighted a cigar. He chuckled 'audibly. Lymus flushed. "Laugh, big boy. Ifii jwi c'n see anythin' funny roun heah, I cum gratulates you." "Tain't what I see. Brother John son." returned Noah.' "It's what I don see." "Meanin' which?" "Ain't you be'n paintin' a pitcher Of Edner lorringr "I has." . , "Where is it now?" ' Lymus diminutive' body grew rieid. He advanced a steo closer to his visitor. "Noah Lee is you the teller done swiped that pitcher outen this room? Noah nodded cheerfully. "I is." Lymus walked to the window, where he stood for a moment staring down nt. the erav. dismal prospect, He spoke without turning. .. "How come you to steal that pitcher, Noah?" "'Cause," returned the visitor frankly, "I craves to make ma'iage with Prissila Wattles." "What Edner Torring's pitcher sot to do with that? "With you not tryin' to ma'y Prissilla I is gwine have a chance. An' you ain't gwine try no mo' to make ma'iaee with her," "How you talk that soht of fool- ishmenti "The minute you makes talk with her again, Mistuh Lymus Johnson, I as grwine show Mistuh Lisha Tor ring that pitcher of his wife, an' he's most likely gwine inquire where her clothes are at." And this situation was square in deed. Noah had stolen the picture, which he was suspending over the head of the diminutive Lymus as a sword of Damocles. The price for his silence would be the calling off of Lymus' courtship. Did Lymus continue to pay court to Pressilla, all Noah had to do was to exhibit his ill-gotten trophy to the massive hus band of the beautiful Edner and Lymus saw himself being patted in the face with a spade. , "Noah?" "Huh?" ,: - .- ' "Ain't you reelizin I c'n have you 'rested fo' stealm. that pitcher?" "Sho'ly. But ; you ain't gwine do nothin' so foolish." V now come you ngger inaiaway: "Minute I gits "rested, Lisha Torr ring sees him that pitcher of his wife an then Tse gwine be a heap mo' curnfutibler in. jail than what you is out." "S'posin'," said. Lymus slowly "s'posin I lays offen Prissilla Wat tles. Does you return the pitcher back to me?"'' "Yeh soon as I an her gits ma'ied." "Wigglin' Tripe I An' ifn she don' ma'y you what I is gwine do then?" "You paints yo'se'f another pitcher of Edner an' delivers same. I prom ises I ain't gwine do nothin' with the one I is got Then the minute I an' Pressilla gits ma'ied you gits back yo' nekkid pitcher. Ain't that sim ple?" - ... . .. .. , ' "yeh," agreed Lymus disgustedly, Nf simple like a crap game with loaded dice. On'y you owns the dice." "Yon takes niy propersition or you leaves it, Lymus." "An what about all the wuk I Is 'ready done on that pitcher?" "You ain't on'y. be'n wukkin on it two days. That ain't so much to do er ag'rn." "You says): But you don't know tathiaV! even Jess'n that," - Done in Oils N"o!i Lee rote ponderously. 'I rme. 1 u you io' the finally las' nine o you lemmt may Pn'H viaiuci or uoe you git muruerej py t wring,' Lymuf threw hi arms wide in gesture of surrender. "'Ihey ain't much to choose, Broth r Lee. Hut jei' fj" the pie-nt reckons I prefer to remain liviii. immediately alter Nouns swag (ering departure ktuu got buiy No matter how jnd'ito hued the fu tuie it was the present in which I.) inn was living, and in which he desired to continue, lie scurried downtown to his friend the dealer in duty relm. Lnfortunaiely that gcnilenun had no more gem of art nt kttuk. Nor had any other store in Ilirniiiicliain save one studio where a faded od was on sale for S.UX), l-.dwer was due at 3 o'clock for her daily sitting. And it behooved Ly nm to aume an artistic virtue. even though he had it not. So h purchased some canvas and when hdner arrived he spread it en the ral and fur one hour and a half pretended to woik. It was a hard eion lor both of them, and at its conclusion Mdner again begged for siltm ri tne portrait. "Cain't let you see it," negatived Lymus. "Why not?' "They am't nnthin' to see" he answered trutliluliy. ....... lie wenrtor an airing downtown after carefully locking the blank canvas in his trunk.' He passed two ambulances and a hearse on his wav uown. inere seemed to be an m ... . . . - tense morbidity enveloping the bustling city of Birniinchain. Then he caw Prissilla coining toward him a broad smile of greeting on her uttractive face. Instinctively, he started forward. Out of the corner of Ins eye he envisioned the menac ing figure of Noah Lee bulking be fore the window of the Smooth rants Pressing club across the street. Prissilla swept down in force, noney r Lymus raised his hat stifflv. iiyenm, Miss wattles.' She drew back surprised and not a little hurt. "Why, Lymus what's catm you now? "I craves to be relieved outen yo' company, Miss Wattles. I bids you good evenm . Lymus passed on wal lowinc in the depths of agony. Prissilla stared alter nun dumbly: cut to the auick. 'hen her head went back pridefully ana she strode angrily southward. Noah Lee.catacornered to interceot her. she greeted nun with stimu lated warmth albeit her eves con tamed more than a hint ot moisture, That night Prissilla gave herself to reflections on the possible reasons for Lymus'. action. There was no answer tpparent. Undoubtedly she had offended". .. . and Prissilla loved Lymus.. Therefore she' stifled her pride and indited a letter which she dispatched by a small colored boy.. Within i minutes it came back with a cryptic answer scrawled laboriously at the bottom. "Dere miss Wattles: "my hart is broke, but it is still oeeung. "Respectfully, 'MR LYMUS JOHNSON." ' Prissilla experienced two distinct and entirely feminine reactions. The hrst was a surge of wild indignation amounting almost to a sense of per sonal insult Followed an attack of insatiable, curiosity. bhe donned her hat and coat and sallied forth into the night. She headed straight for the home of Lymus Johnson. And as she started down the street something happened of which she was blithely ignorant and Lymus even more happily una ware. It so happened that Mr. Noah Lee, gripped by the idea that it would be exceedingly wise to take in a crop of hay while the sun was shining and doubting, too, that his present strategic advantage would obtain for any considerable length of time had started out to call upon Prissilla. He was crossing the street when she emerged from her residence and set off in the general direction of the Flukers' home, later discerned her in the room which he knew to be Lymus . and still later saw the shade discreetly drawn down, over the win dow. Noah emitted sulphur. Prissilla entered Lymus room un heraldedobserving the conventions by leaving the hall door agape. Ly mus rose to his feet quivering part with love, part with deep tear. Prissilla I Honey I" "Lymus I" They kissed. Then'discretion rose to Lymus' assistance. "You is got to git out of heah, Prissilla." "Am t gwine do it. f "You got to, sweetness. "Does you love me, honey?" "Mv Gawd! Prissilla how come you to think anythin' else t "Then ifn you loves me, Lymus les' us git ma'ied." Ma led! O, Sugar I caintr "Says which?" "But, Lymus " "No corpse ain't no good as no husband, Prissilla." I knowed itr triumphantly. "You is in trouble 1" "You said it, honey. Brother Trou ble is got hisse'f .aholt of my coat tails and he ain't lettin' go." Ise gwine hep you out. Lymus responded gratefully to her attitude, but he realized poignantly that she was the one person in the world whose help at that particular time was a great . deal less than worthless. He told her as 'much tactfully. v bhe argued, bhe pleaded, she pro tested her undying affection and ar gued her privilege to stand by his side in the hour of stress. But he was adamant because he had to be. He rejected her proffered assistance and found himself tongue-tied in the mat ter of explaining his difficulties. Finally she agreed to take his word for it that all would work out for the best She also swore that she would remain true to him that she would see to it that her affections were' unswerving and would extend to him the benetit of all doubt tit accompanied her downstairs, and then making sure that Sis Callie was . nowhere near he took her in his arms and implanted upon' her eager lips an osculatory sahite of ex treme passion. Prissilla departed. Two minutes later Noah Lee separated himself from the shadows of a large oak across the street and did likewise. Noah had been an interested and frenzied spectator of the passionate parting, And Noah wit dead set en action, liivettigatioit ditdoied t'it fact that Lith Torricg was out of the city and would not return until 3 o'clock the following afternoon. Noah bided his time. Hy 4 o'clock the ne day Edurr had completed another fitting and Lyiiius bad once again carefully rolled the utterly blank canva and stowed it away in hi trunk, lie left the liou.e. took ohoit stroll, and returned juit before 0, And even brfore he entered hi room he sus pected that breaker were ahead and tint to very tar ahead, Noah Lee rote minouly from the chair at the window. He delivered short, pointed speech. "Lyniiii Johnson," lie teethed, "you i blushed an done fo I l.a night I seen you kittu' I'ristilla in the front hall. You i done me dirt. Ve'y welll I i je' come heah to 'nouuee that yo' pitcher of F.dner Toning has done le'n gave to LUha, an' alo to adwite that ifn 1 wa you. Lymus Johnson. I'd ttaht wov. in' away fum Uuiiiniiu'ham an' keep on movin' a'long' had any bretf or sny .uoney Iff." He bowed elabo rately. "G'night, Brother Johnson. Ifn Litha Toning meet up with you 1 wishes you a sudden death in' not no lingenn' one! No.Ji departed. So, too, did Ly- mil last hope. He at staring numbly through the window seeing nothing save the hovering form of trouble. The at mosphere was pregnant with a vision of sudden and complete demise. It was surcharged with horrible menace. 1 he very shadows seemed to dance a wild warning. By 7'M he had completed prep arations for hi departure and man aged to get Sis Callie out of the houe, so that his exodus would be unobserved. He seated himself in I the dark for a two-bour vigil. Time dragged interminably. He conjured horrible visions of the fate which would be his should his plans go wrong. I he minutes crawled away each an hour. And finally a lighted match, held cupped over the dial of his nickel plated watch, in dicated that it was time to start for the train. He rose, lighted his lamp and less than two minutes later there came a mandatory thumping upon the door. Lymus ducked. The knocking was repeated more vehemently. Then the door swung back. 'O, my Gawdl inbreathed Lymus at sight of Lisha Torring. For the first time in his life Lymus was face to face with its conclusion. The Married Helen Yields to a Dubious Impulse and Discovers Her Sister-in Law's Perfidy. it was one of her best mono- grammed guest towels, its freshness marred by the grimy imprint of iiobbies chubby hands. Resentfully Helen consigned it to the soiled clothes hamper. She had civen Bobbie a towel to be kept on the low rack by the wash stand. But he persisted in dragging down the guest towels. Now that he was having his tonsils out, her impish nephew was more incorrigible than ever. With pre cocious perversity he took ad van tage of his temporary immunity from discipline. - It was just a week since Carrie had brought him into town for the operation a . week that had sorely tried Helen's hospitality. Bobble ran not- over the whole apartment and his mother made no effort to re strain him. ,-. ."Well, what do you expect with him cooped up here?" had been Car ries complacent .comment, when ust thafmorning his ball creashed through a pane in the bookcase door. He' must have sdme place to play. Poor darling 1 With, that sore throat, I wonder he's as good as he And Helen had picked up- the broken glass with rankling thoughts of the glazier s bill, lhose diamond' shaped panes were always so expen- . , . sive to pui in( ana oi course tame would never think of offering to pay for it . "Look what I found in the flour box I" Anna appeared at the bath room door with a tin soldier clotted with flour. "And he tore all my clean, shelf paper chmbin up there with bristling indignation. "If he ain't a spoiled imp I ain't never seen one." , "Its hard to manage him now when1 he's sick-rbut I'll try to keep lm out of . the. kitchen, promised Helen. Then, as Anna turned sulk ily away, "What're we going to have for dinner that he can eat?" "Milk toast and custard. That's enough, ain't it?" Make the toast ... with cream I ordered that extra, pint for him."' Suppose they 11 be goin home soon now he s better f . hinted Anna. "Yes, but I don't know what day," straightening Bobbie's throat spray, rnouth-wash and swabbing cotton that littered the glass shelf oyer the basin. ' , : "Hope it'll be tomorrow," mutter- Ingly, as she slouched back to the itchen. It had required all of Helen's tact besides several substantial tips to keep Anna placated during this tur bulent week of Bobbie's visitation. Last .year it had been Carrie's teeth this year ' Bobbie's tonsils. What ailment of Warren's relatives would next demand her hospitality? In .her own room, that she had turned over to her guests, Helen placed the tin soldier in the dresser drawer, cleared out for Carrie's con venience. Closing the drawer, her glance fell on some notepaper covered with Carrie's large angular writing. Her own name leaped at her. Then the words "stingy" a,nd "petty econ omies." Before she realized what she was doing, Helen had read the letter. Dear Lawrence: The doctor said yesterday Bobbie would be well enough for us to go home Saturday. So try to cut your trip short and get back by Sunday. It has been a most uncomforta ble week! Helen 'has made things so unpleasant! I might have known she would. She w on't realize that ; Bobbie is sick. She's always arter One glance at the inirrutiM couo t'nanct of Li.li Torring, and I yniii envisioned a tombstone upon which was mrmeJ; HKRfc KRSTS !.YM Us JOHNSON Who Came to lli lth Through Woman Nor were 1-itlu's hrt harth words teatturmg. "Mistuh Johnson, said be. "1 it ben lookm' all over Bum nun'lum fo' vou!" Lymus nodded flabby acquiescence, "Y-y-yanuh, Mituh Torring yas- lun I know you ha. l.Ulta advanced and laid imncutar hand on the cowering Lymu. "Xon.e. along witu me, jiutun John an." "I I i got a pawtunt engage nient. Motuh lorring' "The pawtmuest 'gagement what you it got tight now. Mutuli John ion. i to my hou.c." Lymu groaned audibly. So this was the diabolical vengeance planned ry the irate lunband to take bun home, confront his innocent self with the equally innocent L'dnrr, and then annihilate them both on the strength of mule circumotantial evidrnce! I.vimis save llioucht to the ioi bilitie of light, but the sinewy hand on hi shoulder was evidence of the futility of any such strategy. "P-D-oleate. Mittuh Torring." "Ain't gwine argue with you,' re turned Laha with tierce suability. I craves to take you home with me." Lymus went, there was nothing e!e for him to do. Hid he refuse, it would be a question of demising in Si Callic's house, and Lymu was righting hard for every additional moment of earthly existence. Lisha. never a talkative man, and now forbiddingly silent, seated Lymus betide him in the flivver roadster and drove swiftly to the Torring domicile. As they turned the comer Lymus saw that the house was in a blare of illumination. If groaned: "Lawsyl he's done got a audjence fo' my demise." The car quivered to a halt and Lisha allowed Lvmus to alight first. It was very plain to Lymus that Lisha was taking no chances of' a sudden daih for freedom. Again the powerful hand of the big man wa clamped around the puny biceps of the pseudo artist, impelling him much against his will toward the house. They entered the front door. In stantly silence fell upon the hitherto chattering group. Lymus, cold per spiration standing out all over his body, saw only one face the sinis ter, satyrlike. leering countenance of Noah Lee. Then, in a far corner of ( the big room, he discerned Prissilla Life of Helen By Mabel Herbert Urner hint with "Don't, Bobbie, you musp't do that! You'll spoil Aunt Helen's nice " whatever it is. You'd think everything she had was priceless. If there's a pin scratch on her old worm-eaten antiques she almost throws a fit. "And she's too stingy for words such petty economies! If Bobble gets a spot on the tablecloth' she al ways drags in about how hig the laundry is and how hard it is to get it done. Thank goodness, we'll be home next week. 'T phoned out this morning and Jane said everything was all right The man came to fix the lock on the garage, and the new gate we ordered for the furnace:" ' The hot. blood scorching her face and-neck, Helen replaced the unfin ished letter and closed the drawer. She had no qualms for having read it They might come later, but now she saw only those hateful para granhs about herself. "Too stingy for words!" That was the thanks she got for having them both for the whole week. She was glad she had read it! In no other way could she have known the perfidy and ingratitude of War ren's sister. If she could only confront her with this letter I But she would have to pretend she did not know. She must go on trying to be hospitable and cordial. ' ' The bell! That was Carrie's ringl Fluffing some powder over her be traying countenance, Helen hurried into the dining room and began set ting the table- as Anna opened the door. . 1 "I'm almost dead, 'Carrie entered the dining room. "We should've taken a taxi," dropping exhaustedly on the window seat. "That sub way's awful!" "Yes. it is crowded. Helen kept her face averted as she placed the silver. Setting . the table for Anna was another propitiatory "company week" offering. Doctor said Bobbie was much better. He gave me anothervspray to use. Here, dearie, let mother take off your coat." ' "I m hungry I fretfully, hurling his mittens at Pussy Purr-Mew. "Dinner 11 soon be ready it s al most 6. There, run, see if that isn't your Uncle Warren now." Hello, Skeezicks! came warren s greeting from the hall. What did je bring me? greedily. "Y'said y'd bring- me somephin to night." ' Look in my overcoat pocket. Gleefully, Bobbie dug into the deep pocket and then pranced into the dining room to display his prize. Warren, what on earth possessed you to get this?" Carrie held up the deflated rubber toy. "He can't blow anything with his sore throat." "By George, that s so! I didn t think of that. Well, never mind, Skeezicks. I'll get you something else tomorrow." But Bobbie set up a roar, and they had to take turns inflating the cor pulent, highly-colored rooster. Come now, Pettie, let mother wash your hands before dinner. Never mind the old rooster. Uncte Warren'lL bring you something nice tomorrow night" When, a few moments later, din ner was announced, Carrie reap peared, her face slightly flushed and exuding an atmosphere of hostile re pression. Well. Helen, vou mustve had an illuminating afternoon," as she un folded her napkin. Illuminating? Why? "You think it over." "Hold on there, Bobbie!" admon hed Warren. "You'll cut the cloth." Illuminating? Intent on Carrie's By OcUvut Roy Cohen. Wattles. So LUha had been so heartteti a to jnvtt I'rittilla to at lend In obsequies. Lymus cowered. No on had a word to say to hint save Prittilla, She ironed the room and slipped her hand con ft demly through, hi arm. He thrilled r hillily to the contact hit Ut touch of mundane bleitednet. lie taw (he tcowl deepen on the lace of .Noah Lee. Through the room boomed the harth voice ol the outraged husband. The guest of the homicidal host gathered about him where he stood, brfore the closed folding door sep arating parlor ana dining room. "Folk an' feller citum, started LUha. "You all know we i got a artist in our nn'.t. I', bem' the It-ading tatiiety (oik in the bettett eullu'l set in Bummin'ham, went an' lured that am to paint us a pitcher. He wa to paint a pitcher of my wifr, winch i the mot' beautilullett cullud gal in all of Alabama. "T'night, feller put.on. that pitch er wa delivered to me. I is got it heah brhm these door. 1 is now gwine show same to you alo my wife, which is ttandin behin' the dooit likewise. It you ready" A rhorui of eauer shoutt arose. And then, with a grandiloquent ges ture. Lisha lorrms flung wide the dxr. The first thing Lymus saw was Edner Torring standing pridefully below a large gold frame. Above the frame was a green-shaded electric light And in the frame hung the por trait of the nut-brown Venus clad only in very doubtful modesty I Lymus cast a wild glance at the doorway and roe to the bails of his feet in preparation for a sudden and complete departure. But something in the next words of Lisha halted him. "1 is proud of my wife," exulted the husband, oblivious to the choked Ah-a-ah s of his guests. "Mebhe so you think it's kinder funny she ain't dressed, but I assuahs you that she had clothes on when the pitcher was painted an' it on'l turned out so good on account of Mustuh Ly mus Johnson, which I is honored to say is my frien', is the bestest cul lud artis' which there is in the world." Lymus paused. He was dazed. The guests were raving with enthusiasm over his work of art Both Lisha and Edner beamed with frank pride. Noah Lee was scowling more black ly than ever. Lymus did not understand. His dismal cosmic orientation had sud denly become roseate. There wasn't any sense of it, of course but then and Warren insinuating- remark, Helen confis cated the knife with which Bobbie was carving his initials into one of her best tablecloths. Illuminating? Could she mean that letter? How could she know? "Want one, of them! One of them cakes!" demanded Bobbie, "They're not cakes, Predous, they're corn muffins. And you can't eat anvthine like that while vour .throats so sore. You re coming along fine, Bob bie, encouraged Warren, vigorous ly sharpening the carvinar knife. "You'll feel like a fighting cock In a day or so. "Yes, the doctor said I could take him home Monday." "Monday?" exclaimed Helen. "Why, I thought he said Saturday?'' "Oh, you didl" with sarcastic em phasis. "And what made you think thatr lm quite sure I didn't tell you." "Why, I I just got that impres sion," crimsoning as she realized how adriotly she had been trapped. "You read that letter! I knew it the moment I opened the drawer. I must say, Helen, I didn't think you'd stoop to that. "Eh? What . letter?" demanded Warren sharply. "A letter to Lawrence I hadn't fin ished! Helen was prying through my things." "I was not prying!" flamingly. "Anna found Bobbie's tin soldier in the flour can. When I put it in that drawer, the first thing I saw was my name. 1 read on before l realized what I was doing. "And you read it all, of course!" withenngly. ' "I read every word of it," defied Helen recklessly, "and I m glad 1 did I It shows just how ungrateful : you are. You make a convenience of staying here and then you write a letter like that!" "Look here, you didn't read a let ter that wasn't intended for you?" Warren's tone was ominous. "I told you I did before I real ized it. And I wish you'd read it, too! You wouldn't always be tak ing Carrie's part if you knew what she writes to Lawrence.' "Warren, there wasn't a thing in that letter I wouldn't be glad for you to see," flashed his sister with heated vehemence. "But I've just torn it up." The telephone was ringing clamor ously. Glad of a chance to escape, Helen hurried blindly into the li brary. It was only a wrong number call. As she hung up the receiver, with swift intuition she darted into Car rie's room. Confident that the letter had not been destroyed she jerked open the drawer. There it lay! With quivering de fiance, she snatched it up and flew back to the dining room. "Here's the letter Carrie tore up! Now, read it!" Crushing it in his hand, with a disgusted snort. Warren ripped the letter into shreds. "You're a fine pair, you arel Read ing other people's letters and lying like a trooper!" , "I DID intend to tear it up," Car rie's face was scarlet "And there was nothing in it so dreadful, any way that's just Helen's spiteful ex aggeration. I only wrote " "I don't care a damn what you wrote, Carrie. Must've been pretty aw, or you wouldn't have been so blamed anxious to lie ont of it Of the two of you I don't know which is the worst," grimly. "This shows you both up. Joye, women have a rotten sense of honor!" (Copyright. 1JJJ.) Next Week A Disconcerting Ep isode, , thne-w. io leote in looking be ond ih amaoig tact. He gave ear la he end Pt Lih l oinug happy speech; "An' so, on account of Brother lymui Joluuon it dd hi.tc'j so promt, 1 han't liim thit envelope, which rontaint what 1 owet him alo S0 extra, which 1 gives him out of the gratitude of my heart!" The room rang with hums (or Lymus, who limply accepted the $100 fioni the proud husband. Then the skinny figure stiffened and took un to himtrli a new and becoming dig nity. He tensed the nearnen and ac c.ib'lity f( thf dearly belovd Pris tilla Wattle. He turned bis ryes upon her faer. "Y-y-you painted that?" she ques. turned jealously, eyes focuied doubt fully on the nude lady. "I done!" She hesitated. "Lymui?" "Yeh?" "loet you Jove nie?" "Yon know I doe, honey.' "An you cravei to nuke ma'iage with me?'' "I tho'ly doe," "I vou willui to make a big sac rifice?'' "Vou a!d if. tweelheart. "Then, honey I attt this: ifn Ilia' what you call art, art ain't no business fo' no ma'ied mm. lf'n you want me .o ma'v you, honey you it got to quit that!" Lymu gave ecstatic tuougut io her request. "The Lawd." he said piously, "wukt in mot' michievioui wavt hit wondert to prefo'm." "Doci you quit that kin' of paint in', Lymus?' she reprated anxiously. Lyinut was magnificent in his mo ment of lelMarrilice. "I lovet you so much, Prissilla, honey, that 1'se w i in to do anytnm- to git you. so, sweetness. I promise! fum thit min ute hencefo'most that I fo'saket my art!" ci'QpyrlSht. it:S, ly CcUrus Boy Cohn.) On the Pacific coatt it is possible to travel in motor buses from Mexi- cali, Mexico, to Portland, Ore., distance of 1.000 miles. "IT FOB A Cold or the Grip starts with a Chill; indicating checked circulation; the use of "Seventy-seven" at once; restores the circulation of the blood and stops the Cold. "40" INDUCES SLEEP No Mircotie, Strictly Homeopathic. Price. 30c. and $1, at Drug- 8tor or lent on receipt of price, or C. O. D. Farce) Pott. Humphreys' Homeo. Medicine Co IBS William St, .New xor. Medical book free, ADVTBTISEMENT. TRY SULPHUR ON AN ECZEMA SKIN Costa Little and Overcomes Trouble Almost Over Night Any breaking out of the skin, even fiery, itching eczema, can be quickly overcome by applying Mentho-Sul-phur, declares a noted skin specialist. Because of its germ-destroying prop erties, this sulphur preparation in santly brings ease from skin irrita tion, soothes and heals the . eczema right up -and leaves the skin clear and smooth. It seldom fails to relieve the tor ment without delay. Sufferers from skin trouble should obtain a small jar of Mentho-Sulphur from any good druggist and use it like cold cream. -. ' ADVERTISEMENT. ' Old Sores, Ulcers and Eczema Vanish Good, Old, Reliable Peterson's Oint ment a Favorite Remedy. "Had 61 ulcers on my lees. Doctors wanted to cut off leg. Peterson's Oint ment cured me." Wm, J. Nichols, 402 Wilder Street, Rochester, N. Y. Get a larsra box for .only eo cents at any druggist, says Peterson, of Buffalo, and money back if it isn't the best yon ever used. Always keep Peterson's Ointment in the house. Fine for burns, scalds, bruises, nnhnrn.! chafins and the surest remedy for itching- eczema and pile the world has ever known. . i "Petersons Ointment is tne best lor M.priintr and itchino Piles I have ever found."--Major Charles E. Whitney, Vine yard Haven, Conn. "Peterson s Ointment nas given great satisfaction for Salt Kheum." Mrs. J. WeiBs, Cuylerville, N. Y. All druggists sell it, recommend it. Mall orders filled by Peterson Ointment Co., Inc.. Buffalo, N. Y. For sale by Sherman A McConnell Drug Co. ADVERTISEMENT. Regain the Vital Force of Youth A Simple Home Treatment, More Available Than Gland Treatments or Bark and Animal Extracts. Nature's greatest gift to mankind is Korex Compound, for the rejuvenation r.f flak-trine- vital force. If you aspire to re stored vital nervous energy, to the glori ous vigor of the days of youth, try Korox. in the privacy of your own home. Gratify- ng results are known, usually in a few days. Korex Compound (in tablet form) Is the result of many years of scientific research. It contains no harmful drugs or opiates. It acts naturally to rebuild the vital forces in man or woman, to revive the power of youthful vigor and stamina. More widely acclaimed than Gland Treat ments or bark and animal extracts. It has a powerful action in strengthening and renewing nerve tissues, and to overcome the handicap of physical weakness, result ing from breaking nature'f laws. Korex is distributed and guaranteed only by the Melton Laboratories, Dept. 41, Massachusetts Bid?., Kansaa City. Mo. A full treatment of this wouder vitaliier sent prepaid for only 12.00. Or, if more convenient, send no money: par the postman 12.00 and a few cents post age when It arrives. The laboratories guarantee to return your money promptly if resulta are not entirely satisfactory. Cut or tear cotf this ad new. and aead or-' der today. Warden Has Faith in Honesty of Convicts (llf iNtrTMUMuU KMT tWr.UO Pucyru. O, April I. "I would trust tome of h inmates of the penitentiary to take a check on my personal account for several nun. drrd dollart to the bank, knowing they would return safely with the money, and 1 know men outside the penitentiary whom I wouldn't trust that far." declared P. K. Thomas, warden of the Ohio penitentiary, ad drexing the Rotaryclub here. Warden Thomas expressed belief that it would be better to ute the inmates of the idle house at the penitentiary in making brick out of he abundant shale clay found in Ohio and to ue other prisoner in improving with brick the various country road throughout the date for the benetit of all it citizen rather than have the convict watte their lime in the idle home. Ice I'utrol Savri Lives Defiance, O., April 1. In an ef fort to prevent river tragedies, which have been frequent iu recent years among youthful skatct, a super visor ha been employed by local Ko twain to watch a section of the Auglaize river. Daily report are sent, al'o, to all school and to the press informing children's parent as to the exact condition of the ice. No Man Admires Gray Hair No man admires irray heir, and no woman need have It. at any a(. The gray streaks and silver lhrr,1s ran be re stored, surely and arly. Send for the fre trial bottle of Vary T. Goldman's ilslr Color Keatorer and tret as directed on a single lock, in from a . ..., . - n Ima nu., This restoration is natural no streaking or discoloration. Msry T. Oold man's Is a sclcntlno laboratory preparation, every bollle uniform, encleot nd reliable. Its us Insures the future of your hair. Safe and Easy Vary T. Goldmen's Is eselled by eenMag threoah the hair. K i ssttl IjrenHied. Ks I eair. rxtilu ewtain. Thm Is Bothnia to wash at ryh off-alary TtWdmarTi la aaUar, Ixiiul uhlcto Uavas the hair soft and tuffy. II waa't discolor ot leak dreg la the eaa. Mall Cannon (or Trial Bottle ' . Fill In eartTgUy and If possible enclose leek h your Utter. Brrtum Bali we will send trial bottle and prove those statsnvmte. When the peckoco comoe, Uet as (Brerted en grinds loch and lot Moults toll Uetr own eterr. eiied bottle from row oiuggist or ardor direct from us. OoUmtuW T MULn:l. Minn. HAKI 1 . liULUMnn 3 Hair Color Restorer Itched and Bcrned. Lost Rest Coticura Heals. ' " Pimples broke out on my face and. neck. They were baud. Urge and red, and itched and burned causing me to scratch and Irritate the affected parts. ' My face was disfigured for the time being, and I lost my rest at sight because of the Irritation. ' The trouble lasted about a rear. I sent for a tree sample of Ctrhcnra Soap and Ointment which helped me so I purchased more and was healed, after using three cakes of Soap, together with the Ointment." (Signed) Miss Minnie Zfrnmennsui, 809 Holloway St., Akron, Qhio, Sept. 13, 1921. Use Cuticura for all toilet mrpoees. S.wililnkTi.si Still iikaoss nsaejslat oroJorUi.Pl.slols.ssS.aloos." aWdsvery. where. BoopEt. OfatatestSlaadSSe. TaleaaiTSe. saWCotiaa-a Soap ehavea witaonrt aaa. ADVEBT18KMEXT. Allen Claims to End Rheumatism ALLENRHU relieves at once. One bottle a full pint will ahow you tha way to complete recovery or your druggist wiu gladly return your money. Immediately after you start to take it the good work begins. It searches out tha uric acid deposits, dissolves the secretions and drives rheumatic poison out ot -tha body through the kidneys nnd bowels. It's marvelous how Quickly it acts. Blessed relief often comes In two days. and even in cases where the suffering is most painful au traces disappear In a week. Mr. James H. Allen, of Congress Ave nue, Rochester. N. Y., the discoverer of ALLENRHU, who for many years suffered the torments of acute rheumatism, desires all sufferers to know that he does not want a cent of anyone'a money unless AHenrhu shows immediate results, and he has In structed druggists to guarantee one full pint bottle In every instance. Sherman ft McConnell Drug Co.'s 5 Stores can supply you. PIMPLES ON FACE AND NECK Weak, Thin, and Run-Down on Three Big Meals a Day What to do to help put on food firm flesh,' increase weight, strength and energy and obtain a more boautiful form and figure ' ' Since the discovery of an amazing iooa lacior cauea viianunes, science now shows why thousands may be thin. weak and undernourished on three big meals a day.. No matter how much you eat if your food lacks a sufficient quantity oi Vitamines, you become weak, thin, nervous, emaciated, easily fatigued, run-down and "all-in", and may actually develop serious disease. This is especially true of those who eat principally soups, white bread, fish, potatoes, tinned fruits and vege tables, pies and cakes, and other foods which have been deprived of their Vitamines, either by throwing away the husks and skins of the foods which contain the Vitamines, or in which the Vitamines have been de stroyed by the high degree of heat used in cooking. j firee days and see how much yon have increased In weight, also in strength, energy and endurance. If yon have not obtained all and even greater benefits .rhan yoo expected, the nunfacturers will promptly refund year Braver. IMPORTANT We recommend that yon do not take Vitaraioes usktas yen wU yeenr weaxat Increased if you merely wiah greater stranath, energy, sksslnal sad .Ml vkrowxi and that yea take Maistad Iran only. EASY TO DARKEN YOUR GRAY HAIR You Can Bring Back Color. and Luttra With Saga Tea and Sulphur. When you darken your hair with' Sage Tea and Sulphur no one can -tell, because it's done to naturally, to evenly, Preparing this niixtuie, ' though, at home it musty and trou bletome. At little cott you can buy at any drugstore the ready-to-ut pieparation, impioved by the addi tion of other ingredients, called "Wyeth't Sage and Sulphur Com pound." You jutt dampen a sponge or toft bruth with it and draw thit through your hair, taking one small strand at a time. Uy morning all. gray hair disappear, and after an other application or two your hair becouir beautifully darkened, gb ry and luxuiiant Gray, faded hair, though na di t grace, it a sign of old age, and at we. . all desire a youthful and attractive, appearance, get huy at on:e witli- ' NYyeth's Saice and Sulphur Com pound end looks years younger. Bee Want Ad Produce Results., , kt bias count the eras' balra IM th Haliiral nlA ealurfl. 5"""T7ii " I MAST T. OOLDM A V S I Uoldnua HMgM f. Peal. Warn, sj a Please send me your FREB trial bot- a tie of Mary T. Ooldman'e Hair Color 5 I black. Jet black--- dark brown-. a I medium brown.. Uf at brown, U(ht J bl0d Address I Please print your name and address. wJ........ .............. J $65 wlwly IntreriHl la STOCK FBJVILEGM are llthlo to Ihow III'MlBEDS oT DOLLABS FBOFIT. Write for free nplsnsiory Booklet "SseesM la Iks Sleek StarksT KENNEDY & CO. Et. IMS Mrmbrrt Consolidated Stock ZxrnsnfO M SSOAOWAY NIW YORK CITY ADVERTISEMENT. Safe Fat Reduction ; Jteduce. reduce, reduce, is the slogan of '' 11 H.Anl. r.M ,t,ln altiM la tk. . cry ot fashior! and society. And the over fat wring their hands In mortification nnd helplessness ; revolting at nauseating drugs, ., afraid of violent exercise, dreading the un welcome and unsatisfying diet, until they -'-hit open the harmless Msrmola Prescrip- . tion and learn through it that they may safely reduce steadily nnd easily without one change in their mode of life, but harm- . lessly, secretly and quickly reaching their ideal ot figure, with a smoother skin, bet - tei appetite and health than they have ever script ion Tablets, from the same famously harmless formula- as tha Msrmola Prescrip tion. It behooves you to learn the' satis, factory, beneficial effects of this great, safe, fat reducer by giving to your drag-" ' gist. one dollar for a case, or sending a,,, lipe amount to the Marmola Company, 4612 ' Wodward Avenue, Detroit. Mich., with n'M1 request that they mail to yon a ease of Marmola Prescription Tablets. PROSTATE GLAND, BLADDER, KIDNEYS, ' Thsse three organs are re-1 sponsible for mora misery . among men than all ethere eomblned. Peine In back, tired feeling, getting up at night, premature age, less ened vitality, are some of thef ' results of these troubles, We believe we have the best trsatment known to quickly ., correct these disorders. Costa nothing unleea it - ooes tne work. BOX 293-1," NASHVILLE, TENN. ' 3 The Bee Leads Other Papers inAl Sport News. .5 5 -J While we now know the almost miracle. like results produced by Vitaminea, even the most earned scientists are yet unable to explain their exact nature. We do know, however, that when taken with organic Nuxated Inn, people who have been thin, weak, nervous and run-down, in some cases even for years, often q sickly gain surprising strength and energy, put on good, Brm flesh, wonderfully round out face and figure and become more slert and vig orous both physically and mentally. By helping to create millions of new,. red blood cells, Nuxated Iron taken after meals unquestionably increase, the power of the body to transform lifeless food matter into living cells, flesh, muscle and tissue, and Vitav mrnea taken be fore meant mixeswith your food and acts as a powerful nutritions substance. Without ot sank im in yonr blood, your food roerety passes tbroorh roar body without do- ' ing you any good ya do not tet any nourish-, ment or strength out of it and therefore both food and Vitamines are absolutely useless. It Is for this reason that organic Nuxated. Iron should be taken with Vitamines. T prove to yea tha surprising results which we feel should be qnickly obtained from this vara bee combination, arrarigenKnta has been aaade wrtn drogxists in this city to give ywa A LARCK DOLLAR PACKAGE OF GOrurME YEAST VTTAMNE TABLETS ABSOLUTELY FREEwith yourpurchaaeof a bottle of Noxated Iron. Weigh yourself before yen start taking tbem, then again after ten ft "vU 'Ki 1 Aa?iwi in r;