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EVENING LEDGEE-PHilADELPHIA, TtTESDAY, FEBRtTABY 1J, 1915;
CLUB NEWS, FASHIONS AND SUGGESTIONS IN HOMEMAKING FOR EVERY WOMaI
Iom; 5ie Comes Between Husband and Wife
The feminine "best friend" In a very
delightful Institution, and one particularly
dear to the heart of womankind. "Dear"
In more senses' than one unfortunately!
For the "best friend" hears so many con
fidences and Is the recipient of so many
family secrets that aho Is only too apt
to become that very fearsome personage,
"the one who knows too much."
Talkativeness Is a falling just a Itttlo too
prevalent among womankind, and the best
friend acts as a sort of safety valve.
Into her ear are poured the various trials
and tribulations to which the human race
in general and the feminine race In par
ticular1 fall heir.
Now, although It has been already ad
mitted that the best friend Is a very de
lightful adjunct to womankind, at the
same time she proves a very risky specu
lation. More homes nnd hnpplncss.liavo
been wrecked through the garrulous
outpouring of foolish femininity than
through any other cause. For the best
friend, with all the i nest intentions and
the kindliest heart In the world Is only
human after all, and she Is dreadfully
opt- to repeat and exaggerate the con
fidences of which she Is recipient.
Men are always skeptical of the femi
nine "best friend." "Never trust a
woman with a secret, unless you want It
blntoned from the housetop," runs a mas
culine motto. ,
While this view Is decidedly exagger
ated the advice Is pretty safe, all the
same. For a secret should remain a
secret, and not even a best friend should
be initiated there.
Men never give themselves away In
the Wholehearted manner- peculiar to
Wflmcn. They arc too cautious, their
business Bense Is too strong. It Is curious
to note what a strange lack of wot Idly
wisdom women display In this respect at
every turn. I have known women give
away their family secrets to at least hnlf
a. dozen feminine confidantes, and all with
the essentially feminine Injunction, "This
Is strictly private, but I know that I can
trust you." How they have this sixth
sense of "knowing" anything of the sort
is- surprising! But their confidence and
their powers of trustfulness arc unique.
"I think that this 'best friend' business
Is so apt to be carried to excess," said a
sensible wife recently, "although at the
same time I am a decided Advocate for
friendship among women. The pity Is
that women don't seem to be rational In
their friendships. They go too far. To
have a best friend means that Into her J
ear willing or unwilling be poured nil
sorts of Intimate family matters. Now
this Is a very great mistake, nnd proves
the gravo of friendship. For sooner or
later the talkative woman Is going to
regret having discussed her private af
fairs. She will begin to suspect her best
friend of 'giving her away' and then
farewell to friendship!"
"Tou seem to have very decided views
on the subject," Interpolated a second
"Well, It's this way," resumed the
other, "when I was first married, the
woman who lived noxt door wns perfect
ly sweet to me, and I got Into the hnblt
of dropping Into her house every after
noon for a cup of tea. It was a delight
ful break In the monotony of the after
noon. At first, I used to talk about out
side things, nnd books, nnd theatres and
parties and places I'd visited. But after
a time I somehow slipped into the habit
of discussing little everyday happenings
her home, and was talking to a rather
deaf woman. 'Isn't Mary a dear soul?'
said she to met 'It's a shame that she Is
so bothered by a next-door neighbor of
hers! She's always running In with gos
sip about her' husband, and worries poor
Mary to death. Mary says they fight
like cat and dog. Their name Is Smith.
Do you know them?'
"Did I know them? I knew them so
well that I rose In righteous Indignation
nrid left the house. So that was the way
my 'best friend' talked about my hus
band and myself behind our backst I
"However, the lesson proved a very
snlutary one. Never ngaln did I culti
vate the foolish habit of pouring Imagi
nary troubles Into the cars of a neigh
bour. And I have so much more tlmo
now to give to John dear old John-'-tho
best man In the world!"
PHIZES OFFERED DAILY
"As I said before, she was very Bwect
and sympathetic or I mistook her natu
ral curiosity for that and I gradually
began to confide In her. The first time
John and I had a quarrel, and ho went
off: without kissing me good-bye, I
spent the morning dawdling miserably
round the house. In the afternoon I
dreaded going over to see my friend, for
I knew she would notice my red eyes
nnd question me.
"However. I did go. And, of course,
she soon got the whole story out of mo.
She was Indignant at John, and. Instead
of mending matters, she urged me to
show my Independent spirit by opposing
him lit every way. So when John enme
home nt night he found no dinner wait
ing for him, the house in darkness, and
mclf still gossiping next door.
"John wns very nice nbout It nil, and
we finally made up the quarrel. Dut
after that I got Into the habit of discuss
ing him freely with my next-door neigh
bor. She was always so inieresieu, so
sympathetic. But later I was to be
brought to my senses In a very unpleas
"I was at an afternoon tea party at
For the following lUfrratlons nt In t7
rtsders of the Rtk.vmo r,iMss prices of ft
nJ so tenia are awarded.
. All ucgtMfons should he- addressed to Ellin
Adair, Editor of Women's Fan. Ktsnik
uross, lndependenct Squire, Pnlladtlpbja.
A prize nf $1 ha been awarded tn Mr. J.
Krllr, 2310 Crnnker afreet, Philadelphia, for
(he follonlna; nujcjtritionl
If the spring In the. roller of a window
shado Is broken the shade Is practically
useless, but the roller can be used very
nicely for a roller towel If made smaller
nnd adjusted to one of the kitchen doors
with the same fixtures as used for the
A prile of ISO cents has hern awarded te
Mnry Alice Manga, 714 Mnden street, Cam
den, N. J., for the follow Ins susurration t
During tho recent heavy rains tho ar
tesian well water In tho Camden city
wnter supply had token on a very muddy
appearanco nnd I wns compelled to ex
press my cmbarrnsment to a few friends
nt dinner to whom I served the water.
It was suggested that I strain the wnter
through a piece of cheesecloth. I did
so, and to tho complete surprise of all
of us, tho water so strained was perfectly
clear. The water had no Indication of
being anything other than discolored prior
to straining, but tho sediment left In the
straining cloth convinced me of tho neces
sity of straining all water hereafter when
It appears any way discolored.
A prlle of SO eenli hna been awarded to
Mrs. A. II. Warts, 2100 HI. James Terrace,
Went Philadelphia, for the following: sue
jcentlon: Place a pitcher of cold water on the
table In your room when you retire and It
will absorb all tho gasea which may be
present. Few people rcnllze how Impor
tant such purification Is for the health.
The colder tho water, the more efficient
the action. Tho water will bo cntlrclj
unfit for use, however, and under no cir
cumstances drink it.
A prize of SO crnU him been nn-ardeil lo
ansa Mary ivnj-le, 430 Keilley street, Cam
den, N'. .!., for the follnnlng suggeallon:
When using the gas oven for baking, If
a pan of salt Is put on the bottom of
tho oven, It will prevent the food from
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Suits for Children
This place Is Just as gay as possible,
and I don't know when I had such a
good time. Tho hotel Is full of Interest
ing nnd delightful people, nnd Elinor
nnd I havo so many different Invitations
that we scarcely know which to accept
In the morning we always bathe. The
different bathing suits nro wonderful,
and It seems n pity to spoil the fook of
them by actually going1 Into the sea.
After we havo had our bath wo gener
ally play n sot of tonnls beforo lunch
eon. There are tennis courts right on
tho beach, nnd wo play In bathing suits.
It seems very Bohemian when ono comes
lo think of It, but It Is very sensible, too.
After luncheon wo have a short rest
on tho verandah of tho hotel, nnd then
generally nn out-of-door dance under the
palms. After that we batho again. The
sea Is perfectly fascinating here.
Quito n number of kiddies aro staying
nt this hotel, nnd enjoying themselves
tremendously. Ono little girl tn particu
lar Is very nmuslng. Silo Is nn only
child, nnd the Idol of her parents but,
strange to say, not In tho least spoiled.
Her father nnd mother must havo
married very young, for they still have
qulto a boy-and-glrl look, although the
llttlo girl must be nbout 8 yer. 0ul
always wears the cutest frocks a?
and Is a very pretty little UilnB4ffi
I saw her this morning j . J!
check coat, of some llghtweleiH ""l
rial, much abbreviated ns To ,k "'
with n very pronounced flare. Thirl
a brbad belt around the wal.t, a?4!?
largo collar nnd cuffs were of whit, T.
"It is rather hard to know Ju.t u3
dress children." said the dill",
mother to me. "I am glad y0S &
appearanco of that coat, for I J1..W
myself. It wns rather mow
make than dresses, for the msteriil '
not so easy to handle." ,naj
I IlOtfeed flint aha v '!
. . i . T . "'" " DUS1I1T' a
proicienng something which proved t.l?
the material for a pretty nessiS? JWJi
for hor little girl. S
"It Is so much more economies! !&,
Bi?TL.?..!tt .children'. 1
that If some fashion artist wouM K2
out n. reffnlnr niimin. - .... ."""l
fashions It would to the makln tti
all difficult tn 1ra e .1.. "'
scorns to look -areM. anI r- """
for the tlmo nnd trouble spent At.tt!
u...4u hm.o, x vion uioro wore a rev mvt
fashion boolts entirely devoted to JSE
dren's clothes and tho study of IndMi.1
u. ....suit;.! a iiceaa. .
A SMART SUIT FOR THE CHILD
AT WOMEN'S CLUBS
Educational Day will bo observed this
afternoon at tho New Century Club of
Chester, and a most Interesting program
Is arranged for tho occasion by tho chair
man, Miss Mary Itocbuck. Mrs. Jean
Kane Foulko will glvo an address on
"Rural Civics, n Duty and an Opportu
nity for Clubwomen," nnd Miss Mnry
Sandall will talk on "Self-Expression and
Self-Confidence." Mrs. Foulko Is a well
known member of the staff of tho Stato
Department of Agriculture. Music by
pupils of the public school and an exhibi
tion of thumb-box sketches by Miss Con
stance Cochrane will follow.
Tho Twentieth Century Club of Lans
downe will hold a Current Events evening
tonight at 8. Mrs. W. A. McEwcn Is In
charge of the nftalr, and all members and
their friends are welcome. A most Inter
esting talk on "Turkey's Part In the
War" will be delivered by Mr. Warwick
The particulars of the program arranged
for the Charter Luncheon ot the Phllo-
muslan Club today havo not been given,
but this Interesting affair Is always a
success. City Statistician Cattcll will
speak at the meeting arranged by the
Hospitality Committee on Thursday even
ing. His subject will bo "Tho Dawn of a
Brighter Tomorrow." Mrs. Henry'5
Jump is chairman of this committed. J
A meeting of the Saturday CtybiJ
Wayne will bo held this afternoon at"
o'clock to study civil service refoni?
"The Domestlo Side of Civil Bertie E?
form" will be discussed by Mrs. laintSi
Oakley, national chairman of thi Cha
Scrvlco Reform Department of th 'Feda?
ntlnn nt Wnmen'n rTluho
Just nt present many clubwomen.!
which In in hn tr!vn f. 4h .. I
cause next Thursday and Friday, IW
ruary 25 and 26, at the New Cenhjn
Club, 121 South 12th street. MemberiW
uu uio locai sunrago societies are'tlM?
Interested In this affair, which will IncladtT
Friday evening and nn enterta!nmnCcif
-'- O' -" IVSMUiUUl WU15
bo prepared to serve luncheons and after-
noon teas as well as supper. The com-!
ITllHnn In fllnvrvA Innlliil.. 1fl. l.4
Stokes Adams, chairman ot the BaiMi
Committee: Mrs. Joseph Fcls, vlce'duir
man; Dr. Anno P. Sharpless, treasurer?
Mien lrnnnnli 1 MlltA.. aA.H.M i?i
other chairmen are Miss Emma KUhrft
nan anu accorauons; Airs. Bcott Neiricr,
patrons and patronesses: Mrs. TVIHUa
Loverett, printing: Miss Julia Lewtirf
publicity; Mrs. Albert B. Wllllanii,-,3
celvlng; Mrs. Robert Granlles, restauranfl
and Miss Ida K. Orum, tickets. M
JOHN ERLEIGH, SCHOOLMASTER
A GRIPPING STORY OF LOVE, MYSTERY AND KIDNAPING
:: :: By CLAVER MORRIS, Author of "John Bredon, Solicitor" ::
CHAPTER XXXVIH. (Continued.)
Five minutes later the door opened and
Lady Wlmbcrley came slowly Into the
room. Her face wasvery white and there
was a, look of horror In her eyes.
"He Is dying." she said In a low voice.
"I have said all I can to take this burden
off his mind. Arthur, It is horrible oh,
She covered her face with her hands.
I,ord Wlmberley rbse quickly from his
chair and put his arm round her.
'Anne, dear," Jie said gently, "you
musttv't think tha't Dr. Benson "
"He does not know," she sobbed; "he
hopes ifor the best all doctors talk like
that Jack does not wish to live he talks
of Wmself as a murderer he said that
Guy had come to him had stood there at
the foot ot his bed oh. It was horrible."
"My dear Anne when he gets a bit
"He will never get better," she moaned;
"never Arthur;' he blames himself for
letting Vertlgan Into the school and he
seems to. think of nothing else, I went
on my knees and fold htm that he was
Just tho same to me as he ever was that
3 had forgiven him everything, that I
only- wanted him' to get well and I would
come back to Harptree. But It made no
difference he harped on Guy's death
would talk, of nothing else."
"But I do not understand. Anne." aafd
Lord Wlmberley when she had seated
herself in a chair, "He told you about
Vertlgan before he married you. It was
not that which came between you?"
"Jfo, Arthur It was something I learned
Afterwards. I can't tell you what It
was, but this man Vertlgan had Jack
Ubder his thumb Jack did not want to
have him at the school, but was forced
to take him,'"'
"I see," said Lord Wlmberley. "And
row your husband has got It Into his
head that "by giving way to Vertlgan he Is
responsible for Guy's death."
"Jes,. oh, what shall we do? What
can we doT'
For nearly a minute there was silence.
Then Lord Wlmberley said abruptly:
"Therp'a only one thing for It, Anne.
Vfe must lie wholly and thoroughly, No
half measures, but a thundering good
"Arthur," she said In a low voice,
"what dp you meant"
"Why. w mutt pretend that Guy is
"Pretend that Guy Is alive?" Lady
Anna repeated mechanically,
"Yes. The idea occurred to me while
you were upstairs. It wilt be easy
enough. I'll get a cable sent over from
aonje place In the south of South Amer
ica, saying that the boy has been picked
lip on small Island in the South
"Put, Arthur' she gasped. "Tou must
fee adm. My poor bey's body was found
he Is burled here In the churchyard."
"Oh, J had forgotten," he said. "Tou
d not know what Lopes has discovered.
J had better tell you that, and then you
lie. told her of the three people In the
train, of tha boy disguised as a girl who
bad Railed In the Marie Joseph, of tho
teas of the vessel, of haw she was last
fclAhted In latitude it, longitude 15, and
how 7ib had never bun seen since. Than
he told her p( Lopeis's subsequent In
ijulrteji. and of what bad been found out
"St you see, Anne," he concluded, "Jt
is pretty well cirtiln that Guy was not
in, the Marie Joaeph, and that we burled
IHck Merle t' son la the churchyard
"Why did you not tell me before," she
tutid fiarcely, "It was wrong of you
Mi to have told me,'
"i was- solnsr i tell you, directly J had
. Hits JBOW Information. I only heard
att tM J rota Lppez a few days ago. Mow
ym am that It will not be difficult to
mtX yw huiai)d believe that 3uy la
itva, i will gt Lopes he, aa4 lt tha
A Iftt lite ftn story, and than on the
QmJt tiwu iliern It tut a table,"
$bt Ji-k will Had out the truth.
"'-oi very wn Anmm- Tha aouth of
KejULli Auiertt in way from Htm-
t t will Mta ' !l biiv tea tine t
Li' it ! ! wt i mii w mm
have passed and the boy does not arrive
that your husband will begin to suspect
the truth. And by then he will be out
"But afterwards, Arthur the reckon
ing will come afterwards."
He laughed. "Oh, I'll take all that on
my shoulders," he said; "or we can put
It on some one else's back. All you've got
to do is to read tho cable I give you and
and play your part."
"And play my part?" she repeated me
chanically. Then she rose to her feet
with a look of fear In her eyes.
"No, no," she said, "I cannot do It. It
Is asking too much. It Is more than hu
man nature can bear that I Bhould laugh
and bo happy and know all the time that
m.. i.m, ia riari..nnri Ihnti no Doner In
heaven or earth can give him back to
"Anne, dear, you must be brave when
so much Is ot stake. Think what It will
mean-I know It will be very hard for you
but It will not be for long. Anne. It
will just give him a chance of life."
"He will not believe It. He will know
that It Is untrue, that we are trying to
give him peace of mind,"
"He'll know nothing of the sort, Anne.
Tou see, Lopez will tell his story, and It's
quite possible we shall get a confession
out of Herbert Merlet. That wilt prove
that the boy left Marseilles In the Marie
T...ni, Th rout vou can leave to me. I
know a man out In South America Val
paraiso, the very port the vessel was
bound for. I'll cable him full Instructions.
He will cable back and then write a let
" "Hut Jack will make lnoulrles."
"How can he make Inquiries, when he
won't be able to leave his bed for two
months, even If everything goes on all
He rose from his Chair and laid his
hand on her shoulder.
"Anne, dear," he said In a tow voice,
"I know you've got the pluck to do this.
It Isn't every woman who could do It,
But you can."
filie looked at him for a few moments
without speaking. Then she burst Into
"Tee, yes," she sobbed, "I will try
with God's help-I will succeed."
Two days later Herbert Merlet died. He
left behind him the following confession,
which was taken down In shorthand tn the
presence of Dr. Benson,, Lord Wlmberley
and Mr, Murray, It was not until he knew
that he could not live that he would an
swer any questions. Then, with such
strength as was left to him, he made a
clean breast of everything, Many of the
facts were elicited by cross-examination,
but the following statements, in which the
events are put forth more clearly and
concisely, Is the one he signed before he
"It was my brother William who first
learned of Dick's plan to kidnap younir
Wlmberley. He came to me with the news,
and our first Idea was to go to the boy s
mother and get a, big sum of money out
of her in return for our valuable Informa
tion. On talking; the matter over, how
ever, we came to the conclusion that it
would be better If we got the money
from Dick. We had an Interview with
htm, and after a good deal of discus
sion he promised to give us five thousand
a year apiece when he came Into the titles
and estates, but only on condition that
we helped him to get rid not only of the
boy but of his uncle. Lord Arthur Mer.et,
We agreed to this, and from that time
onward we three worked together. I may
say that at that time we did not know
that Dick had. secretly married a French
woman under another name and had a
son who would pne day Inherit tha title
"We decided that Vartla-an. .h ,a
already helped Dick: in hU attempt tp
kidnap the boy at SI. Pancras, waa not to
be told of this partnership, and that Dick
was to make all arrangements with the
man vrtuii the time mme for actios
White wa were tlU laying our plana
UC attuBDls -.sftrfi ruiJs bv a. man hn
twJhst airoielf Ir AwUrfron to Uie the I
wvr ? jswjji trHM, turn siu,
whose real name was Harris, eluded all
attempts on tho part of the police to find
him. But Vertlgan, who for many years
had mixed himself up with some of the
worst professional thieves and blackmail
ers both In England and on the Continent,
had an Idea that ho knew the fellow, and
gave Dick Information thnt enabled Dick
to track him down. When wc had once
found Anderson, as I will continue to
call him, he wns carefully watched by
my brother William, nnd we managed
to bribe Dr. Anderson's accomplice, a
fellow who called himself Brltton, to
give away all his plans.
"Wo threo decided that we would not
prevent Dr. Anderson from carrying off
the boy, and that we would assist him so
far as we could without his knowledge.
"Dr. Anderson's plans were as fol
lows: After dark the boy, on Bomo pretext
or other, was to be entered outside Into
the enclosed garden of the schoolhouse.
Once well outside, he waa to be chloro
formed and carried to tho river, which Is
only 10 yards nwny fiom the back of the
garden. He was to be taken five miles
down the river, the boat was to be sunk,
and the boy placed In a motorcar which
would be waiting. The motor was to go
south to Poole Harbor, going round to
the south side to Poole Haven. A motor
boat has been left there moored In the
harbor about a hundred yards from the
shore. Brltton and Anderson were to ga
on board and tnke the boy round the
coast to the creeks of Essex, where It
would remain until arrangements had
been made for the payment of a ran
som. "The scheme had many weak points, but
It was perfectly successful, owing to the
help Vertlgan was able to give, Vertlgan
had a duplicate made ot the key that
opened the gate of the garden and gave
It to Brltton, who told Anderson that he
had obtained It himself by stealing the
original from the headmaster's house. At
6 o'clock a small pebble was thrown
against the window of the boy's study.
He looked out and saw nothing. Five
minutes later another pebble was thrown.
This time the boy, who was high-spirited
and adventurous, opened the window and
leaned out, peering Into the garden. An
derson, who was crouching below the elll,
threw a chloroformed rag over the boy's
head, and lifted him clean out Into the
garden. Then he" closed the window and
carried him sway to the river, locking
the garden gate behind him. On their
way down the river they dropped the
boy's cap In the water and could not atop
to find It They reached Poole Harbor,
made their way from there to the Orwell
without once putting ashore, and laid
thejr plans for ransom, which plans, I
may say, Brltton made us acquainted
with. The letter was forged by Vertlgan
and placed In the boy's study after he
"So much for the first of the story.
Now I will tell you what took place on
the day Lord Arthur Merlet took the gold
to Bartsea Island. We knew that It would
be quite useless for us to make an attack
on the motorboat In broad daylight, so we
arranged with Brltton that he was to bind
and gag Doctor Anderson when they were
about three miles outside Harwich. He
had procured a small yacht, and Dick and
William arranged, to pick up Brltton and
the boy. This plan miscarried. We found
the boat drifting about aimlessly. We
went on board and found Doctor Ander
son dead and Brltton nowhere to be seen.
In all probability Anderson had shot him,
and he had fallen overboard, 1 do not
know, but I have never heard of him from
that day to this. Well, my two brothers
took the boy on board and left the boat
to drift. They fpund a thousand; pounds
In gold on board, and they removed that
as welt, and it came In very useful after
wards. "While they were attending to this part
of the business It was my duty to watch
the movements of Lord Arthur Merlet
and the private Detective Denham. J
was the man who drove Lord Arthur
and Penbam over to the island, and who
subsequently stole the motorcar, and It
must have been then that X dropped my
pipe. Tha idea, of taking the car was
this. We wanted, to. gat hvd of that
money on tha slang with as little trouble
ah possible, and w thought that very
ixntii- ,Lm3 Ai thvr. an -Dafeam 9PUji
glvo chase. If they had done so they
would have returned and found a good
part of the money gone. Dick and William
had arranged with me to try and get
some of the money before they went to
meet the motorboat and secure tho boy.
However, this plan failed. I motored
around to the Walton backwnter, where
It was arranged my brothers should pick
me up before the morning. They did not
put In to the mouth of the creek until It
was nearly daylight. They then told me
that they had paid a visit to the Island,
and removed the body ot Doctor Ander
son. It had occurred to them that If no
body were found, the police would find
their tack very much more difficult, and
It might even be believed that Lord
Arthur had made a mistake In thinking
Doctor Anderson dead. They loaded tho
body with iron ballast and sank it In
one of the main channels. I abandoned
the motorcar Just outsldo Walton, nnd
some dishonest person must have thought
It a good opportunity for making olt with
It. I do not know how It got to Richmond
"We then set sail for Berck. Wo had
arranged that when we reached the place
Dick should take his son on board, and
that I and my brother William should
take Guy AVImberley south by train to
Marseilles. From there William was to
book passage for himself and the boy
(disguised as a girl) to Valparaiso, and
I was to return home and turn niv at
tention to Lord Arthur. The boy was
never to reach Valparaiso. Ho was to
fall overboard one night. That arrange
ment seemed to leave us a way of osoann.
If we were caught. It would bo hard to
prove that the boy's death was not due
to an accident.
"Well, you know how fate dealt with
our plans. Dick and his son were drowned
of the coast of Spain, and the Mario
Joseph was lost at sea. I was now the
heir to the estates and titles, and so far
my name had been kept entirely out of
"It was I who fired the shot at Lord
Wlmberley. The rifle Is probably still at
the bottom of the, lake at Monksllver. I
was not In my rooms In London that
night, but the landlady was a friend of
mine and only too glad to do me a good
"Well, we have falled-all three of us
and paid the penalty of failure with our
lives. That Is as It should be, A gambler
who plays high muBt be prepared to lose
all. HEBBEHT MEBIET,"
This statement was read out to John
Erlelgh, almost before the Ink of the sig
nature was dry. And It was then and not
till then,' that Lord Wlmberley took some
sheets of flimsy paper frpm his pocket
and told the great lie that was to save
John Erleigh's life.
"Anne, Anne, Is there any news?"
"Tes. Jack, dear," she answered. 'The
best of news, Guy has reached Marseilles.
He will be here the day after tomorrow.
See, hera Is the telegram read it,"
She banded It out to him, her face
flushed, ber eyes bright with, tears, her
heart achlnr with shame and misery.
John Erlelgh took the piece of paper and
read the contents. It was from fluy
hlmself-slgned with his name.
"Hope to be with you on Thursday.
Quite welL Good luck to you all. Guy,"
It was the sixth message that had come
tp Monksllver since Lord Wlmberley had
told the good news. One had been sent
from every port that the vessel, the Eilver
queen, had touched at It had been a
long voyage, for the ship had not come
straight home to England. She had first
called at African ports and then returned
through the Suez Canal. She was a small
trading steamer of no Importance. " and
her movements were not chronicled In
"It Is wonderful " whlsoered John Er
lelgb as he held the telegram In his
trembling hand "wonderful- Do you
know, Anne, that even now I can hardly
believe U?" '
gh sealed herself on the arm of hU t
chsv and kia4d hbn tenderly He was I
wpleUiy out t dangsr now, and on
tho previous day he had gone out In a
bath chair for tho first time. Tho He had
done Its good work. From tho very day
he had heard the good news he had be
gun to mend. Guy's return to the world
of the living had meant more than the
tnking of ,n single burden off John Er
leigh's mind. It had meant that now his
wife wpuld forgive him all his share In
the shameful business of the past. A
broad pathway of happiness seemed to
lie before them. There wero no clouds In
n sky where the sun shone brightly as
brightly as It did on this spring after
noon, gliding the lawns and trees ot
Monksllver with golden light.
"Two days," he whispered, pressing
her hand to his cheek. "It will seem a
lifetime for you, Anne,. Tou muBt go and
meet him say at Paris you ought to
have gone before or Arthur must go.
If I were quite well no, I am quite well,
but the doctor Is a fool, and keeps me
here as If I were an Invalid. Anne, don't
you think wo ought to tell the news
papers? I wonder they haven't got hold
of tho news by now."
"Jack we talked that over ve decided
that we should say nothing that we
should keep this this wonderful Joy to
"Yes, Anne; but now and certainly the
tenants ought to know. There must be
some sort of public feast for them re
joicings; triumphal arches; fireworks
Anne, dear, '& like the boy to have a
thundering good welcome."
"I'll see nbout It, dear I'll ask Arthur,
I'll go down nnd see Arthur now."
He gripped her hand wltn nis mm,
"Anne, dear," he said, In a low voice,
"jou you have quite forgiven me?"
She flung her arms round his neck and
"Yes, yes," she whispered. "Of course
oh. I am so happy so happy," and then
she hurried fiom the room to hide her
tears. She found Lord Wlmberley In tho
"Arthur," she cried. "I I cannot bear
It. It Is killing me. And now we have
only two more days. And Jack 1b asking
me to to arrange for some sort of public
rejoicing a feast triumphal arches dear
Heaven, I cannot bear It any longer. And
when the tlmo comes for telling him I
think that-wlll be the worst ot all."
"You must leave that to me, Anne. I
have been thinking It over. We might
tell your husband that the boy Is 111
nothing serious, but something infectious,
that will prevent him from traveling. Tou
Can go out to him, and when you are
away I'll tell your husband the truth. He's
rong enough to bear It now."
"He will never forgive me never."
"Oh, yes, he will. And a good thing has
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He laid a hald on her shoulder.
"Yo'u'ro the pluckiest woman I know,"
ho said. "I qulto understand what this
has meant to you knowing your boy to
be dead, and pretending that you are tho
iiuppicaL woman in mo worm."
Ho took his hand from her shoulder as
the door opened and a footman entered
the room. A telegram was handed te
Lady AVImberley, nnd when the servant
had left the room, she cried out:
"Another of them surely, Aruthur, It
was not necessary."
He took the telpi-rnm frm (.. ., .
U-- - r..... ..w.., ,loi aim iui a
open. Then he flung up his arms above
...a iicu uuu Bnouiea out:
"The boy Is alive-thank God, the boy
Is nllvo nfter all!" . r
inty Wlmberley looked at her brother
.jttw, .or "eJm,oment with wide-open
ees and parted lips. Then she fainted,
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falling to the floor.
nfJ..?.1"1"1 ,a,.terJ''h opened her eyes
and passed one hand across her dripping
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W ;. " "" " Bm" OI "anay to
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'It 11 put life- Into you. Upon my word
Ive never known a woman faint for
purt Joy before. Tou drink this."
She sipped a few drops of the brandy
and the coughed.
"Arthur," she whispered, "thls-thls Is
a cruel hoax-a mlstake-the man you
asked to send the others "
"Stuff and nonsense," he said with a
laugh. "This Is the genuine article. .Iff
from another part of tho world altojtty
from tho Governor of the FalklandTg
lands himself. The message was sentM
nrtst In Mnnlitulrlen ITa-a .lrlnV a lltll?
inoro brandy: vou would like some tmeM
Ins salts. I've got 'cm here." 'SB
Ho dropped tho glass of brandy WlG
oxcltemcnt, and the spirit splashed' isl
over Lady Wlmbcrley's dress. iB
"I'm awfully sorry." he said. "Bntl
upon my word oh, my dear girl, I'm S
liy luu Kmu tur nuiua'juni lino a stuvi"
boy I feel. Oh It's splendid. It's sptendhtl
.iicre. iuko your smelling pome vcivt
smash It, and I'll read you the teleEnuo
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closed her eyes. Her brother-in-law tSi j
the telegram from his pocket lj
"Boy ot 16." he read, "nho says 1,
Lord TVImhftrlAV. lins been nicked UD 03
one of the small Islands of the SandiclJ
group and brought Into Port Stanley.AB;
sending him back to England by Jieit
ship. Quite well, Lurgan. aoverndrja
"There, whnt do you think of ttit'isl
"Arthur." she said clutching hit 'WW
"you you don't think-there Is unir frife
take-that It Is not Guy?" 3SJ
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Ul COUr&O It 13 uuy. 1,111 ts.DT, wwi..
be?" , m
. "It- only says, 'A boy who eaji
Lord Wlmberley.'" M
"Why, you dear goose, of eourfmw,
one knows him out there. But th WJ,
ernor believes the story enough t ,
pounds on a telegram and pay ,'!
passage back. Besides, how could a WW
,.... Z ... j...-i Lion," ha abl,.
concoct a lying story to nt In wl0wS
I dare say he's never hera ," JS
It's truth this time, Anne-glorlous tniuv,
Here, let's get an atlas no"'"S
nt the place. I'm hanged II I cf m
member where the Bandwlch Mn-i5
they didn't teacn me mucn .-,
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