Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, October 20, 1922, Image 7

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    Demonic fata
Bellefonte, Pa., October 20, 1922.
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Zona Gale
; Illustrations by Irwin Myers
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Copyright by D. Appleton and Company
(Continued from last week).
Before they had reached the door,
Ina bounded from the hall.
“Darling !”
She seized upon Di, kissed her
loudly, drew back from her, saw the
traveling bag.
“My new bag!” she cried. “Dii
What have you got that for?”
In any embarrassment Di's instine-
tive defense was hearty laughter. She
now laughed heartily, kissed her
mother again, and ran up the stairs.
Lulu slipped by her sister, and into
the kitchen.
Dwight had come home, Lulu could
hear Ina pouring out to him the mys-
terious circumstance of the bag, could
hear the exaggerated air of the
casual with which he always received
the excitement of another, and espe-
cially of his Ina. Then she heard
Ina’s feet padding up the stairs, and
after that Di’s shrill, nervous laugh-
ter. Lulu felt a pang of pity for Di,
as if she herself weré about to face
There was not time both to pre-
pare supper and toe change the blue
cotton dress. In that dress Lulu was
pouring water waen Dwight entered
the dining room.
“Ah!” said he. “Our festive ball
She gave him her hand, with her
peculiar sweetness of expression—
almost as if she were sorry for him
or were bidding him good-by.
“That shows who you dress for!”
he cried. “You dress for me. Ina,
aren’t you jealous? Lulu dresses for
Ina had come in with Di, and both
were excited, and Ina’s head was mov-
ing stiffly, as in all her indignations.
Mrs. Bett had thought better of it and
had given her presence. Already Mo-
nona was singing.
But no one noticed Monona, and Ina
did not defer even to’ Dwight. She,
who measured delicate, troy occasions
by avoirdupois, said brightly:
“No, Di. You must tell us all about
it. Where had you and Aunt Lulu
been with mamma’s new bag?”
“Ina,” said Lulu, “first can’t we
hear something about your visit?
How is—”
Her eyes consulted Dwight. His
features dropped, the lines of h s face
dropped, its muscles seemed to sag.
A look of suffering was in his eyes.
“She’ll never be any better,” he
said. “I know we've said good-by to
her for the last time.”
“Oh, Dwight!” said.Lulu.
“She knew it, too,” he said. “It—
it put me out of business, I can tell
you. She gave me my start—she took
all the care of me—taught me to
read—she’s the only mother I ever
knew—" He stopped, and opewed his
eyes wide on account of their dimness.
But eventually they were back
again before that new black bag. And
Di would say nothing. She laughed,
squirmed, grew irritable, laughed
“Put an end to this, Lulu,”.he com-
manded. “Where were you two—
since you make such a mystery?”
Di's look at Lulu was piteous, ter-
rified. Di’s fear of her father was
now clear to Lulu. And Lulu feared
him, too. Abruptly she heard her-
self temporizing, for the moment
making common cause with Di.
“Oh,” she said, “we have a little
secret. Can't we have a secret if we
want one?”
“Upon my word,” Dwight comment-
ed, “she has a beautiful secret. I
don’t know about your secrets, Lulu.”
Every time that he did this, that
fleet, lifted look of Lulu’s seemed to
“I'm glad for my dinner,” remarked
Monona at last. “Please excuse me.”
On that they all rose. Lulu stayed in
the kitchen and did her best to make
her tasks indefinitely last. She had
nearly finished when Di burst in.
“Aunt Lulu, Aunt Lulu!” she cried.
“Come in there—come. I can’t stand
it. What am I going to do?”
“Di, dear,” said Lulu. “Tell your
mother—you must tell hey.”
“She’ll cry,” Di sobbed. “Then
she'll tell papa—and he’ll never stop
talking about it. I know him—every
day he'll keep it going. After ke
scolds me it'll be a joke for months.
I'll die—I'll die, Aunt Lulu.”
Ina’s voice sounded in the kitchen.
“What are you two whispering about?
I declare, mamma’s hurt, Di, at the
way you're acting . . .”
“Let's go out on the porch,” said
Lulu, and when Di would have
escaped, Ina drew her with them.
It was a warm dusk, moonless, wind-
less. The sounds of the village
“Di, Dear,” Said Lulu. “Tell Your
Mother—You Must Tell Her.”
street came in—laughter, a touch at
a piano, a chiming clock. Lights
starred and quickened in the blurred
houses. Footsteps echoed on the
board walks. The gate opened. The
gloom yielded up Cornish.
Lulu was inordinately glad to see
him. To have the strain of the time
broken by him was like hearing, on a
lonely winter wakening, the clock
strike reassuring dawn,
Cornish, in his gentle way, asked
about the journey, about the sick
woman— and Dwight talked of her
again, and this time his voice broke.
Di was curiously silent. When cor-
nish addressed her, she replied simply
and directly—the rarest of Di’s man-
ners—in fact, not Di’s manner at all.
Lulu spoke not at all—it was enough
to have this respite.
After a little the gate opened again.
It was Bobby. In the besetting fear
that he was leaving Di to face some-
thing alone, Bobby had arrived.
And now Di’s spirits rose. To her
his presence meant repentance, re-
capitulation. Her laugh rang out, her
replies came archly. But Bobby was
plainly not playing up. Bobby was,
in fact, hardly less than glum. It was
Dwight, the irrepressible fellow, who
kept the talk going.
“Mamma!” Monona shouted from
her room. “Come and hear me szy
my prayers!” .
Monona entered this request with
precision on Ina’s nastiest moments,
but she always rose, unabashed, and
went, motherly and dutiful, to hear
devotions, as if that function and the
process of living ran their two ¢i-
vided channels.
She had dispatched this errand and
was returning when Mrs. Bett crossed
the lawn from Grandma Gates’, where
the old lady had taken comfort in
Mrs, Bett's ministrations for an hour.
“Don’t you help me,” Mrs. Bett
wurned them away sharply. “I
guess I ean help myself yet awhile.”
She gained her chair. And still in
her momentary rule of attention, she
said clearly:
(Continued next week).
Woman’s Synodical Meeting.
The fortieth annual meeting of the
Pennsylvania Woman’s Synodical
Missionary society of the Presbyter-
ian church in the U. S. A., will be held
in the First Presbyterian church of
Altoona, October 24th to 26th. Open-
ing session at 7:45 p. m., on October
24th. Executive board meeting at 3
p. m. of the same day, in the church
$1.75 Altoona
$1.25 Tyrone
SUNDAY, Oct., 29
Leaves Bellefonte 8:47AM’
Returning leaves Altoona 7.00 P. M.
Tyrone 7:25 P. M., Bellefonte 8:47 P. M,
Lock Haven 9:50 P, M.
Pennsylvania System
The Route of the Broadway Limited
Among the speakers will be the
moderator of the General Assembly,
Rev. C. C. Hays, D. D.; Dr. Ida S.
Scudder, of India; Miss Mary Lea-
man and Miss Christiana Tsai, of
China, with Miss Mabel Sheibly and
Miss Christine Wilson, representing
the women’s boards.
A young people’s banquet in con-
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nection with the Synodical will be |
held at 5:30 Wednesday evening, Oc-
tober 25th, in the Second Presbyter-
ian church, Eighth avenue and Thir-
teenth streets, at 75 cents per plate.
All who expect to attend the
meeting should notify Mrs. J. W.
Francis, 1300 Seventeenth avenue, Al-
toona, before October 15th.
For Infants and Children.
Genuine Castoria
~~ For Over
Thirty Years
Ford Motor Co
announces a Reduction of
on all Ford Cars and Trucks
Tuesday, Oct. 17th.
Place your order now
Cars sold on easy terms
Beatty Motor Co.
Sportsmen, Hting season
We invite you to inspect our Fall Line of
Remington, Winchester land Savage Guns,
including the new 1899--300 cal. Savage.
Now is the time to buy your ammunition
while the stock is good.
Hunting Caps, Coats, Vests, Trousers,
Belts and Leggins at the right prices.
Hunting Knives - $1.00 - $1.50 - $1.75.
Boy Scout Knives - $1.50
Telephone and Mail Orders Promptly Filled.
The Potter-Hoy Hardware Co.
is at hand
School Shoes
The time is now here
for School Shoes and it
will pay you to look over
our line before you pur-
Quality, the best and the
price reasonable.
Yeager’s Shoe Store
Bush Arcade Building 58-27 BELLEFONTE, PA.
Come to the “Watchman” office for High Class Job work.
Lyon & Co. Lyon & Co.
Lowered prices during this month will surely
make this store your shopping place. We are deter-
.mined to bring prices down to normal conditions,
and feel sure our customers will appreciate our
We have just received a big line of the new fall
and winter models—the new athletic corsets of elas-
tic and the elastic girdles. Royal Worcester from
$1.00 up. Bon Ton from $3.00 up.
We have received some beautiful new models in
the Raglan sleeved coats all the new cloths and col-
ors. See our special self embroidered panel back.
Normandy Bolivia coat worth $75.00, our price
$40.00. See our special navy blue coat suit in Poiret
twill and Tricotine, value $35.00, our price $25.00.
Children’s coats the $10.00 quality now $7.50.
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Silk dresses in Canton Crepe, Charmeuse, Crepe
de Chene, Crepe Faille, Navy Blue, Black, Toast and
Brown. Exclusive models and dainty trimmings
from $10.00 up. a IE Sy
Wool dresses in Tricotine, Poriet Twill, hand
embroidered and braided in navy blue and black
only. Prices ranging from $15.00 to $25.00.
Cool nights make comfortables and blankets
necessary. We have blankets all cotton, cotton and
wool and all wool. Prices that will make quick sell-
ing. Comfortables all colors. Prices the lowest.
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