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m CtEHBK, ttTEDNESDAY, DEC. 20, 1009.
Wafer's e4 Wtr
CafvficM. KN, by C W. I
EMMA moved toward tht floor,
but her huaband ru aad Inter
"Watt a tnlntrtt. Ym caa't
that way," lie said determinedly. "Tou
ore my wife, and rou can't tear hare
without tome explanation."
"I've no explanation to Make," the
retorted coldly. "Ytu wUl ptai let
me go. Ttc done mjr pari, aad tfa ray
right to leave."
"I tell you I won't let you e v&t!l
you tell me Uio truth. What happened
with Williams, and kw did y U
ducc him to agroo?"
'TTottT no rhjht to nsk that. Tho
price I paid for that Vatttr is sooe
of your bualnefw. Tou net that price
at the hie best possible figure a woatan
can pay. Now, how I barealatd or
What I paid la none of your affair."
"It u my affair. I want to katw,
and I will knowT
"When yon teat me to that man,
ffoo Brook. I told you tbat If I made
the barftla I waa te make tt alone,
that It waa to be my buslnwt alone
and that I should never be asked. Tou
agreed. Tve carried out my part. Tou
carry out yours. I cave you yor free
dom. Ton five me mine."
"There Is only one reason why you
should leave here now, find that Is Wil
liams. Are you going back to him?"
Sho stepped back from him and
swept him wgh a look of cold disdain.
"If there was one thing left for you
to do to make you the most ctotemptl-
blo cad you've done It now!" ehe ex
claimed. "When you cent me to Wil
liams I thought you'd sunk as low ai
you could, but I see I was mistaken.
There was a depth that even. In ray
disgust, my loathing of you, ' 1 never
imagined exltted. But now you've
reached It. I don't hate you. I just
A gleam of fury glowed In his eyes
under this merciless cistlgatlou, and
ho moved toward her menacingly.
"Thafs not the answer I want," he
said harshly. "You're qulbbllag. Tell
me the truth about Williams.''
"You'd better let me go."
"Tou'H tell me the truth about Wil
liams before you leave this roota!" he
shouted. "Make up your mind to that
now, because thafs just the way It's
going to be!"
She realized that she had gone too
far In her denunciation, that hia anger
was dangeroua and that he would stop
at nothing, not even blows, not even
murder. He was white, his testh were
set, and on his quivering face was an
expression of ferocious determination
'that warned her that she most tem
porize and appear to give In to him.
"Very well," she assented, turning
from the door; "If that's the way if s
going to be I'm perfectly willing."
"Then answer me."
"I Intend to do that, but I intend to
do something more than merely an
swer that question. If you don't mind
we'd better sit down."
She motioned him to a chair and
seated herself so that Um table was
'In the first placa," aha went on,
very calmly, "In order to relieve your
1 mind I might tell you that I have done
nothing tonight whleh con reflect upon
me as a good woman. I had no Inten
tion of doing any rach thing. Bo far
as I can find out, you are the ely per
son who had my degradatfc In mind
and was willing that It should happen
If It resulted la your escaping the con
sequences of being a thief."
"What do yen ntaar
"I mean that Captain WSUaaas did
not have the atlghtost idea of patting
n price on your freedom toward wiilch
I In any way would have to contribute.
Tou seem to be the only oae who
thought that I, with all I kM pre
cious, waa a fair figure to safer. Bad
- I gone, had he demanded, had I sub
mitted and brought back that yapei
and given myself to you agU, ma well
as your freedom, you would have been
contented and happy."
"Tou know thafs not tree. Banna.
he protested. The white heat of his
Ire had been dulled by her quietness.
and little by little he was hecawlng
"I know It U true. Joe, and ie do
you. I wanted to go to mother with
out having all this talk, but aaw that
wo have to talk lefa be frank with
each other and with ourselvea. And
you try to appreciate the truth as
. much aa you ara able. T bagus with,
It seems that I have been aleete la aot
reoUcaag hew worthless you are. My
father when we were to be married
warned me net to take you tmleaa I
thought you indispensable to my hap
plneaa. Tou know that every one else
put it a little more blusrtly. But I
thought I lered you I'm sure I did,
Now it aeesu utterly beyead .belief.
But then It must have beta leve. I
mistook yeur egotlam for a deeper
sentiment, a determination of purpose,
and Z thought in my girlish way that
the things rea preached about aedal
tam, the entity ef the rkh aafl all
that meant that yea were fteble, self
rum lNfUiet Xw
know the difference. Tou fight capi
tal? God sometimes Is kind to a fight
er, but he can't have much use for a
man who whines."
"Tou believed me then, Emma," he
said brokenly, "you know you did
you know you did."
"That's the wonderful part of it.
I've always believed you till tonight,
and now I know I never should have
believed you. Tou've always been a
liar, and you've always been dishonest
at heart Tour Incompetency, the way
you were distrusted by your employ
ers, I thought was bard luck, injus
tice. But now I know that you never
were and never will be the least bit
tf good to yourself or any one else.
Tou married me to help yourself. Tou
tried to disgrace me to help yourself.
I waa willing to meet the strmtlon,
but you cooldnt, and tonight you
wanted to sell me to help yourself. I
pity you from the bottom of my becrt.
I think I've told yoc the reason why
X cannot live with you any longer."
"Emma," he supplicated humbly, !tt
will all be different. Lt me start out
again. Give me another ehaace. 111
never lie to you again, and I'll never
take a cent tbat isn't my own. I prem
ise you I wou'c,"
Bfce shook her heed.
"Oh, yes, you will. Tou eaa't help it
Captain WllHast tokl me tonight that
a wetnea wh waa goad couldn't be
bad and a woman wbe was bad
couldn't be geod. If a that way with
men. One who ia Inherently heneat
eould never be dlsheaest, and one whe
is Inherently dishonest ceuld never be
honest Tou are both a thief and a liar,
and there la no hope for you. Tttfve
struck the downward path, and yvull
keep on going until the end. If yeu
ever had a chance it was with me, and
you've thrown it away. I'm
more sorry thaat I eaa tell.
He leaped to the door,
waa about to open, and
hand agaiast It
"Emma, you mustn't ge.
, Teu can't
ge. I will not tot yeu ge."
"I will ge, and I reeuest that yeu
will open the door," she said firmly.
Bhe grasped the handle, hut he put
out hia arm and farced her away.
"Enough of this tomfoolery V he
cried, with a savage ecewl, following
her up menacingly tn she staggered
back. Tn yeur husband. I order you
to stay here, and here yeu will stayr
"It only remained for you to strike
met" she gasped.
"Strike youl Til strangle you if yeu
ever dare to try to speak to me again
as you have done this night I've
borne with you and humered you and
put up with your Insults too long.
What I did was for yeu, and you knew
It What you did, about which yeu
are giving yourself such airs, is ne
more than any wife weuld do for a
husband who'd acted aa I did. That's
all there is to It and I don't want to
hear any more about It now or at any
other time. I'm master In this house,
and Fm going to remain master."
"Tou are not my master, and you
can't frighten me with your threats,"
she retorted. "Open the door this In
stant!" He grasped her roughly by the arm.
"Tou take your hat off and go to
bed," he ordered, pushing her toward
the bedroom. "Thafs the beet place
"Never!" she panted, wrenching her
self free and grasping a vase on the
table to defend herself with. "If you
make one step toward me, you coward,
IH scream for help."
Rushing at her, he seised her by the
throat and hurled her on the aofa. Ills
fingers tightened their grip, choking
"Tou will leave me, will you!" he
cried, shaking her with all hia strength
"Leave me! Leave mt! Thea yon will
leave me dead!"
He did not hear a knocX. nor the
opening of the deor that renewed it
A hand gripped him by the cellar,
and his own grasp of Batata's frail
form relaxed. The hand swung him
round and tent him rctU&c across the
"Whafe the matter with you,
Brooka? Has it got to wife beating
Smith stood laokme; at hint seen
rally. Emma strucglaft usj, atere dead than
"Oh, Tlmsy," oho cried, tried to
kill me becaueu Z would xt aaay wsth
"An rigtrt, IB raws, yea ge new," he
"Tou stop have!" eessaauoded her
husband furicualy. "What does this
man mean bp Interfering la my af
"I guess that man baa a hia; claim
ea your gratitude," "aid Smith. "Thafs
twe escapes you've had tonight eae
from the penitentiary aad one fees
the electric chair. You've a whole let
to be thankful for if you only knew it,
Brooks, but It looks like you don't"
Emma had reached the deor and
hurried eat without looking back. Her
husband weuld have rushed after her,
but between hlsn and the exit stood
the tall form of Smith, and there waa
something In Jitney's look, In the lines
that had tightened about his mouth,
that eauaed him to hesitate. He had
.never imagined that the kind, genial
fate eould take oa each an expression..
The eyes had become hard and fotMd
dlng, and under their keen gaoe the
man's feeble courage wilted.
"Brooka," said Smith, "you have no
mere lights. Tea relinquished them
all tinder the terms of yeur deal wtth
oma, aad yen have been paid tn
foil. Of eouree Sf you repent of the
bargaVi Captain WHBema, aa a party
to the eentraet, stay ha Induced to can -eel
the receipt and ltave the matter
an It waa earlier ia the evening. Z
win get him en the phena In a Jiffy tf
you aay so." -
A smile ae sickly, so dhrtorted with
that m tesejM a hyena-
like grimace, fllckered6n Brooks' via.
"I oce," .he said. "You've all turned
against me now you think I'm down.
Well, as you like. Consider I've been
paid In full. I'm afcreenble. I've done
nothing but slave for her for five
years and been kept down by her. I
didn't send her awny; but, seeing she's
going against my wishes, she'll stay
gone. It lets me out. In futuro I'll
only have myself to think of, and you
bet I'm going to do It"
"Thafs up to you," retorted Smith
Without saying good night be turned
and left the room to rejoin Emma,
who was waiting for him at the bot
tom of the elevator shaft
On Iht Sanaay Scheet Leattn bp
Itev. Dr. Lfaaccett An aha fcv
teraatieaal Newspaper WUt
t7cWt IMt Vy Bv. T. K, LSkmi. ..)
Jan. 2nd; ti.
(Copyright. 11B. R- T. S. LiMC.tt, D.D.)
John Tho Forerunner of Jecut.
Golden Text The voice of en cry
ing in the wilderness: Prepare ye the
way of the Lord, make bis paths
straight. Matt ill: 3.
Verse 1 What were tho days re
ferred to In verse one?
What are the facts concerning John
the Baptist his parents, the time aad
place of his birth, his early training,
tho commencement of his ministry, his
characteristics, and the nature of his
Where and what was the wilderness
Verse S What did John want tho
people to do when hp urged them to
Why was It then, and why is it now,
impossible for any person to enjoy the
favor of God without repentance?
What did John mean by saying "Tho
Kingdom of Heaven is at hand?"
Has the kingdom of heaven been es
tablished on earth, and it' so, what is
that kingdom, and who ore its citi
zens? Verse S What did Esaias (Isaiah)
foretell concerning John, and where is
the passage to be found?
In what sense did John prepare the
way for Jesus?
Verse 4 Why did John dress in
such a plain way and eat such simple
To what extent should good people,
to-day, take John for an example in
the matter of food and clothing?
To what extent does God care as to
what we eat, and what we wear?
If alt you know of a man is that
he Is fastidious in tho matter of dress.
and an nykaa a ln hia f oo. now too&R
yeu rate hlaa as te postrenal ptetsf
Can men work as hard, tfciak GO)
dearly aad aocompDeh as mueh, cr
more, in all departments of life oa tj
vegetable, as on a meat diet?
Verses 6-6 Hew do you account for
the wonderful interest which John's
If John were the permanent pastor
of a church, in this town, do yeu sup
pose that he would be able to can
stantly keep up such a great revival
as this story records?
What did John's baptism signify?
Was baptism then, and is baptism
now for adults Nof any avail without a
full confession of sin?
Verse 7 When a snemVer fef
a church Is not a devoted man. Is ha
better or worse than any ethnr tin
If a minister of the gospel la aot a
truly good ' man, whobe word is as
good as his bond, how would you
pare him with a layman of BiiaiUsT
What is the tendon cy of the
of a paster, or of a Bible class
as to making Its incumbent a trar
noble and all-round, morally
financially, trustworthy mant
Is a pastor of a church under any
greater obligation to be a truly do-
voted man than lta members f Why
or why not?
These scribes and Pharisees were
those days what our p&stora
church offi-cialfl are tn these days,
How do you account for tho fact that
they were rach bad men?
Verses 8-9 What are the frulte
which prove genuine MaentaneoT
(This question must be answered In
writing by members of the oluau)
To what extent does the fast tfeat
a man has a noble and devoted an
cestry recommend him to God?
Con any person be saved because of
his parents' goodness?
Verse 10 Is it the fact, and why,
that incompetent men fall and that bad
men always come to grief?
Verso 11 What is the difference be
tween the personal results of John's
baptism and that of tho baptism of
the Holy Bpirlt from Jesus?
Verse 12 What reason is there tar
the belief that men and women make
their own hell or heaveaf
Laeeon for Bus day, Jan. ft, UIO,
The Baptism and Teup tasted ad J taut.
Matt 111:18-17: lv:l-it.
Tcsw la always tho consolation at
the bottom ef the tup of eplnsterhood
"Bettor ne husband than a bad
one," And the bad ones are over
plenty. -Wannaee, in London T. P.'a
Ewwt! Medical Prltoathood.
Theva fa nothing older in medicine1
4aa t'niiattva therapaatles, wales
mss Indeed the Katattay atf fee saedi
oal steaauhttt ef Bgynfc .
WOMEN SMALL EATERS.
Restaurants Now Admit TMs By
Charging Tn cm Less.
In' a small Chicago restaurant that
caters to persons on economy bent
the bill of faro is headed by this no
tice. "Regular Dinner Men 16 cents;
women, 15 cents."
"How Is this asked a chance cus
tomer belonging to the sex most
heavily taxed. "You charge ns fel
lows 10 cents more than you do tho
women. What have wo done that we
should be so discriminated agaiast?"
"You eat more," was the plain re-
Joinder. "It doesn't cost nearly to
much to feed women as men, but we
are the first concern in this part of
the town that has been brave enough
to say so in plain print. Many for
eign restaurants have recognised that
fact and have regulated their prices
accordingly. Boarding houses, too,
are well acquainted with the moscu
lllne appetite and satisfy its longings
at a premium.
"However, If the male boarder ia
subjected to exceeslve charges he
always has the satisfactlen ef know
ing he gets his money's worth. Walt
ers In institutions of that kind aro
required to report in the kitchen
whether an order ie for a 'lady or
gentleman,' and the cook dishes up
In proportion to the capacity of the
diner. Berne cheap restaurants have
adopted the plan of serving lady
like' portions at rock -bet torn prices,
tnereby enabling the man with an
appetite to double up on his order
and preserve a fair ration between
the cost of men's and women's meals.
But we like our plan better. It
gives everybody a fair thow and pre
A Progressive Picnic.
The little folks enjoy going te a
picnic In a hay rack. Have beards
fixed across the sides so no little one
will be dropped along the way. If
the wagons are decorated with green
bows and wild sunflowers the ride Is
much more enjoyable.
The picnic grounds should be pro
vided with material for all kinds of
outdoor garnet, not forgetting swings
for the children.
The different games could be num
bered la the order In which ihey are
to bo played a pole wit No. 1 on it
over the croquet, No. 2 at the next
game, and eo on; but this is not nec
essary, as most of the pleasure ef a
picnic is the freedom to roam, do er
not do, and enjoy the woods.
The especially progressive part
should be Uie dinner. Let Ne. 1 be
the lemonade stand, No. 2 wooden
plates, No, 3 sandwiches, pickles and
cold meats, No 4, cakes and cookies.
No. 6 fruits, etc. The number of
stands would depend of course en tho
bill of fare, but It is well to have the
last one provided with lemonade, or
with.coffee for the older ones. The
stands should be about half a block
apart, and after receiving rations at
one, the children should find a place
to sit down and eat, then go with
their wooden plates to the next
A spoonful of salt added te the
starch on a windy day will prevent it
from blowing out of the clothes.
A little washing-Dlue in the "boll"
suds will whiten clothes wonderfully.
Very thin handkerchiefs may bo
slightly stiffened by adding a small
quantity of hot water starch to the
All iron embroideries on the wrong
If a little kerosene is added when
boiling the clothes they will require
less rubbing to reirove the dirt. The
odor of keroecne will not remain In
the clothes after drying.
A handy little apron which makes
hanging up clothes much easier. It
made by taking two-thirds of a yard
of ticking and finishing one end with
a band, as yeu de an apren. Next
turn up nine Inches at the bottom
and sew at each side and through the
middle. Tola will form two pockets
for holding clothes-pins, and will
save much stooping to pltk up the
Shouldn't Have Novels at Dlnaver.
Should you read novels at meals
or should yeu talk? Which is the bet
ter for digestion? There Is a com
mon subject of discussion among
women. One person says: "Don't
read at meals, especially au exciting
novel, as It interferes Indirectly with
digestion. One's mind Is flied In
tently on the book, when all atten
tion shorld be given to the process
of mastication; consequently the
blood which, should be helping diges
tion is rushed from the head. A
tranquil condition of mind and body
Is needed to insure perfect digestion.
1 think It is far better for one to dine
in company. When the diner talks
he naturally prolongs the meal, thus
giving more time for the food to be
Oldest Woman in England.
Mrs. Honor Coleman, who occu
pies a little cottage at Cleevo, In the
county of Somerset, Is generally con
sidered the oldest woman In England
Bhe Is 117 years of age. Her moth
er was a centenarian, her grandmeth.
er died at 101, aad her dughtor it
Oountoee to Leetinre.
The Countess of Warwick announ
ced her Intention of starting oa a lec
turing tour of America, the preeeeda
of which, as well aa the proceeds
from her memoirs, which she is now
writing, will be devoted to realising
"my great omMtlea, awning and ad
Itlag a paper."
RUSSIAN'S ODD WAGER.
The Eight Different Methods of Loco-,
motion by Which He Won.
A man named Duhoroff has just
won a highly original wager at Kief,
Russia. Ho had undertaken to appear
dolly during eight days in the streets
employing each time a different mode
He commenced by running down
the steps of his dwelling and along
the boulevard on his hands. The fol
lowing .day ho hopped through the
town, on one leg.
Stilts, a skipping rope, roller skates
and a bath chair all followed in turn.
One day ho was conducted through
the principal thoroughfares by a small
boy who led him on a string.
The finest of his exploits was un
doubtedly yesterday's performance
when, turning successive Bomersaults
in vthe air for nearly a mile, he arrived
amidst enthusiastic cheers at the cafe
where his friends were waiting to be
stow the prize upon him.
Women In Japan.
Japan controverts somo western
ideas as to woman's sphere, for In
the province of Shlma, on the south
roast of the island empire, women
rre the sterner sex, and not only do
most of the field work but are also
employed as divers. Stripped to the
waist they enter the water at all Bea
for.s except during the coldest
months of the winter, remaining un
cer water sometimes for over a min
ute, and fish up shellfish and tengusa
(a kind of seaweed), which they
place in a small net carried by each
Liver at the girdle. These female div
ers are extremely hardy. The life Is,
however, a trying one, and .the con
stont exposure causes those engaged
tn It to become very coarse in appear
tmce aad to age quickly.
A Fruitful Potato Plant
Not satisfied with yielding an enor
mous output In the regular way, an
Irish potato vln growing In the gar
den of C. C. Nail at Luthersville, Ga.,
.some time ago began to put out pota
toes all along its branches, and, when
'ent to the "Constitution" office yes
terday, had potatoes as large as eggs
growing practically all over the vine.
In a letter accompanying the freak,
Mr. Nail states that the vine grew in
M3 garden, where the land Is a mix
ttre of sand and red clay. On taking
up the plant he found that the Indus
trious viae hod not neglected Its reg
t:v duty while pulling off its unusual
itirct. as proven by the fact that an
'lEUfnially large number of potatoes
rre found in their accustomed plage
in the ground. Atlanta Constitution.
Pure Water vs. Typhoid.
Prof. Geo. M. Koher recently col
Vctcd statistics showing that the sub'
i Hut ion of a pure for a contaminated
-tr.tcr-susply in American cities has
been accompanied by a decrease ' of
i.Rths from typhoid amounting to
r.'.ore than seventy per cent Before
Vhe change tho deaths numbered, on
the average, 69.4 per 100,000; since,
they have fallen to 19.8. A bulletin of
the New York State Department of
Hoalth in 1908 showed, in ten citie3,
reduction of over fifty-three per
cent, in the typhoid death-rate after
tho Introduction of a pure water-supply.
A Lesson for Older Folk.
Same one told my little child there!
were bears np-stalrs in the dark, so
sh efused to go alone to bed. I told
her there were no bears, and anyhow
God is love, and if she would always
say that to herself nothing would
harm her. At last she was persuaded
to go alone. As It got darker toward
the top of the stairs I heard her say
ing aloud over and over: "God is
love they isn't no bears. God Is
love they Isn't no bears."
A Hopeful Soul.
"Hope springs eternal," says the
poet The Chicago News gives a
striking illustration of the truth of
Woman is naturally more hopeful
Yes, there's my wife, for Instance;
for years past every time she had
occasion to buy fish she has asked the
dealer If they were fresh, hoping, I
suppose, that some day he'll say no.
A Reman Lady's Oyster Feat.
In the palace of the Caesars In
Pompeii are still seen vomltorla,
where ancient Romans, when filled to
surfeit would tickle their throats with
finger er feather and so eat ten or
twelve times daily. A Roman grande
dome at one sitting thus enjoyed 2,
000 British oysters. Cicero showed
appreciation for Cato by making six
such returns at one session.
Good to Remember.
Physical defects can be turned into
Incentives to success Instead of draw
backs, what we look upon as handi
caps In the end may prove spurs to
enable us to reach the goal of desire,
If we know but how to use them. We
make our own happiness, we carve
our own success.
The Only Way to Know.
Catherine had asked so many ques
tions and father was growing impati
ent Finally he said, "O, Catherine, I
cant answer half your questions." "I
know yeu can't, father, but then I do
not know which half you can't an
swer." Grow Old In the Balkans.
In the Balkans is the greatest num
ber of old folk. From a small popu
lation they number more than 6,000
over a hundred years old.
Tarra del Futflo Famine Diet
Doga catch bmsVi, Id ladle oaa
sot In font Iwtiitt Ttrra CM
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gested, torpid, sulky, it refuses to perform
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