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LENOX TIME f ABLE, LENOX* IOWA Mjf* SYNOPSIS liThe youthful and comely "Widder" tarcla Howe has her late husband's B, Sylvia Hayden, living with A stranger, exhausted, finds hts tfay to Marcia's home. His power- Boat ran aground In the fog. Se- fcretly, he asks Marcia to hide a package containing Jewelry. She joes so. There comes news ol a jewel fcobbery nearby. The stranger" gives , .ftls name as Stanley Heath. Sylvia ^'discovers the jewels, and Is sure leath is a robber. Marcia feels that has too deep an interest In her luest, but is powerless to overcome |tt. Heath wires "Mrs. S. C. Heath," SlJew York, saying he Is safe. He ffalso wires a man named Currier to |ft<Some at once. Sylvia, In her room, jp^tledecks herself with the jewels. At jj|?,Marcia'a approach she hides them Heath asks Marcia to bring m , , . to him. They are gone! Sylvia |jfe';'iecretly puts the gems back. Ellsha «W'i^ lnslow ' tne sheriff, by accident, SlSvl'^'ftnds the jewels, and has no doubt ri ;Vthey are the stolen gems, and Heath ii,;.'j;;ls f . a thief, Saying nothing, but re•'';; .^placing the jewels, he makes plans, l/VjWvtflth Eleazer Crocker, for arresting -•:;•,•';;SfiJBteath. Currier arrives. Marcia over•:';:'; KtliiBars Heath tell how he got the :'•.'-''^'"/•Igre.ijns, and is forced to believe him 'ij's'.vivlftoty. Currier, with Marcia, Inves- •$j$!$.tekte9 the hiding place—and finds SSilSS S ems! He returns to New York them. His references to "Mrs. h" convince Marcia that her Slider dream has been a foolish one. sha and Eleazer come to arrest ith. The jewels, of course, are found, CHAPTER IX—Continued —10— shall not soon forget that, Syl- |iyla, nor the splendid loyalty you've ijihown today. I shall always re- ember It. Whatever happens ilease realize that I am grateful, 1 eath said earnestly. "Run along t iow, and fetch Marcia." ,.,, jj|l It was some moments before a»!!iiJ$||Marcia answered the summons, and ifwhen at last she came, It was m ,pi|j|with downcast eyes, and eviden let}* 1 ,* ^reluctance. | t ' fell me, please, exactly wha Jl happened down stairs." Heart irt 'smiled. She related the incident tersely •e«; without comment. "And that is all?" he inquired _$j when convinced she had no inten t i tion of speaking further. no i "That la all." 1 "Thank you. Now what do you ' think is best for me to do? I Should like your opinion." } '"But how can I give a just opin- loln? I cannot judge," she burst out as If goaded beyond her pa- itience. "I know none of the facts." A radiance, swift as the passage of a meteor, flashed across Stanley Heath's face and was gone. "Suppose you yourself had taken those Jewels and were placed in this dilemma?" pressed he. i' "The case would not be similar at I do not believe you took the was the quiet ansv;er. J "Marcia! Marcia! Why don't you believe I took them? Have I ever told you I did not take them? Ever led you to suppose me Innocent?" ^ "You have never told me anything about it." 1 The man restrained an Impulse to Imprison her hands In his. "Suppose I did take them?" he went on In an even, coolly modulated voice. "Suppose the case stands exactly aa this shrewd-eyed sheriff suspects it does? am I to do?" He saw the color drain from her 1 < fftce. > j"I only know what I should do, 'ildfere I In your place, I should go 'j"p|rough with It—clear my soul of Imes there are things more impor- ant" "To think of a man saying that!" The ring of the telephone chimed n with her silvery laughter. "I'll go, Sylvia," she called with a promptness that Indicated the In- erruption was a welcome one. "It's long distance," she called to Heath. "Mrs. Heath wishes to speak with you. Slip on your bathrobe and come." Heath took the receiver from her land. / "Joan? This certainly Is good of you, dear. Yes, I am much better, :hank you. Bless your precious leart, you needn't worry. Currier will be back late tonight or early tomorrow morning and he will tell you how well I am progressing. Yes, has the jewels. Put them In the safe right away, won't you? "I can't say when I shall be home. Something has come up that may keep me here some time. I cannot explain just now. It is the thing you have always predicted would happen to me sometime. Well, it has happened. Do you get that? Yes, I am caught—hard and fast. It Is a bit ironic to have traveled all over the world and then be taken captive in a small Cape Cod village. I'll let you know the first minute I have anything definite to tell. "Good-by, dear. Take care of yourself. It's done me a world of good to hear your voice." Heath returned the receiver to its hook and in high spirits strode back into hts room. Marcia's chair was empty. She was nowhere to be seen. CHAPTER X T HE days Immediately following were like an armed truce. Marcia watched Sylvia. Sylvia watched Marcia. Heath watched them both. Warmly wrapped in rugs, he now sat out on the sheltered veranda where he reveled In the sunshine. Sometimes when he lay motionless In the steamerchair looking seaward beneath the rim of his soft felt hat, or following the circling gulls with preoccupied gaze Marcia, peeping at him from the window wondered of what he was hinking. No attitude he might have assumed could have been better calculated to dispel awkwardness and 'orce Into the background the seriousness of the two women, whose nterests were so Inextricably entangled with his own, than the mer- •y, bantering one he adopted when with them. He was a brilliant talker—one who gave unexpected, original There were, alas, Out two ways of life—the way of right and the way of wrong, and between them lay no neutral zone. But her rebel heart would play her false, flouting her puritan codes and defying the creeds that conscience dictated. Meantime while Marcia thus wrestled with the angel of her best self, Sylvia accepted the situation with characteristic lightness. She knew more already about men than did Marcia—much more. Long ago they had ceased to be gods to her. She jested fearlessly with Heath, speaking a language with which he was familiar and one that amused him no end. Marcia felt jealousy clutching at her heart. One day, passing through the hall, she saw Sylvia's golden head bent over the table as she dashed oft page after page of a closely written letter. It was a pity the elder woman could not have read that letter, for It would not only have astonished but also have enlightened her and perhaps quieted the beating of her troubled heart. It was a letter that astonished Sylvia herself. Nevertheless, much as It surprised her, her amazement in no way approached that of young Horatio Fuller when he read It Now, Horatio's mother was a woman of colorless, vaguely fined personality Indicative de- of little guile and still less determination. She listened well, never Interrupted; never offered comment or advice; never promised anything; and yet when she said, as she Invariably did, "I'll talk with your father, dear," there was always infinite comCort in the observation. That was what she said today after a conversation with Horatio Junior. Accordingly that evening after Horatio Senior had dined, and dined well, Mrs. Horatio gently Imparted to Alton City's leading citizen the intelligence that his son, Horatio Junior, wished to go east ; that he was in love; that, in short, he wished to marry. Horatio Senior raged ; he tramped the floor; he heaped on the head was sweet of you—especially wheft you knew nothing about me. Now the time has come for me to go. Tomorrow morning I am giving myself up to the Wilton sheriff." "Ob, no—no!" "It Is the only square thing to do, isn't it?" She made no answer. He rose and came to her side, slipping an arm about her. "Marcia. Dearest I I am doing what you wish, am I not? You wanted me to go through with it" She covered her face and he felt a shudder pass over her. "Yes. But that was then," she whispered. At the words, he drew her to her feet and Into his arms. "Marcia, beloved! I love you— love you with all my heart—my soul—all that is in me. You know it—know that every moment we have been together has been heaven. Tell me you love me, denr—for you do love me. Don't deny It— not tonight—our last night together. Say that you love me." "You—know," she faltered, her arms creeping about his neck. He kissed her then—her hair, her eyes, her neck, her lips—long, burn- Ing kisses that left her quivering beneath the rush of them. Their passion brought her to her self and she drew away. "What Is it, dear?" he asked. "We can't We must not. Something stands between us—we have no right. Forgive me." "But my dear—" "We have no right," she repeated. "We must not love." "But we do, sweetheart," was his triumphant cry. "We dol" "We must forget." "Can you forget?" he reproached. "I—I can try." "Ah, your tongue Is too honest, Marcia. You cannot forget. Neither can 1. Our pledge Is given. We belong to one another. I shall not surrender what Is mine- never." "Tomorrow—" "Let us not talk of tomorrow." "We must We shall be parted then." "Only for a little while. I shall come back to you. Our love will Quilt of Blocks That Picture Nursery Rhymes By GRANDMOTHER CLARK OFME5TTO t HOUJEWIfE Quilts made of blocks that picture Hie nursery tales that every chlM knows will interest both old and young. Always a good subject for a mother to work on, at bed time, with her child. 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She leaped to her feet en T«f " wh y do y° u ask me?" she de- j,j. , tui&mnded, the gentleness of her voice UjtSjChilHng to curtness. "You have B&lffuch a helpmate near you—or &yi?ihould have." "I don't understand," pleaded the man, puzzled by her change o: 1 mood, "Perhaps we'd better not go Into that now," was her response. ' must go." "Walt just a moment" "I cannot I must get dinner." "Never mind the dinner! Some- "You— Know," She Faltered, Her Arms Creeping About His Neck. twists to the conversation — twists that taxed one's power of repartee. Here indeed was a hitherto undreamed-of Stanley Heath, a man whose dangerous charms had multiplied a hundredfold and who, if he had captivated Marcia before now riveted her fetters with every word he spoke, every glance he gave her. She struggled to escape from the snare closing in on her, then finding combat useless, ceased to struggle and let herself drift with the tide. After all, why not enjoy the present? In loving this stranger of whom she knew so little, she had set her heart upon a phantom that she knew must vanish. The future, of the absent Horatio Junior every epithet of reproach his wrath could devise, the phrases driveling Idiot and audacious puppy appearing to afford him the greatest measure of relief. At last when breathless and panting Horatio Senior, like an alarm clock, ran down and sank exhausted Into his chair, Mrs. Horatio ventured the irrefutable observation that after all Horatio Junior was their only child, and Sylvia Hayden was a nice little thing. This drew fire. Horatio Senior sputtered something about "nothing but a penniless school-teacher — a nobody." Very deliberately then Mrs. Horatio 'murmured pleasantly that If she remembered rightly this had been the very objection Horatio Senior's father had made to their own marriage. At this Horatio Senior flushed scarlet and said promptly that his marriage had been ideal ; that his Jennie had been the one wife In the world for him; that time had proved it — even to his parents; that she was the only person on earth who really understood him. After this nothing was simpler than to discuss just when Horatio Junior had better start East. Had Sylvia dreamed when she licked the envelope's flap with her small red tongue and smoothed it down with her pretty white finger she was thus loosing Alton City's thunderbolts, she might, perhaps, have hesitated to send the letter she had penned and perhaps would not have started off so jauntily late that afternoon to post It. Toward six o'clock she telephoned she was at the Donnes and Henry and his mother—the old lady she had met on the train the day she arrived—wanted her to stay to supper. He would bring her home early In the evening. There would be a mooa—Marcia need not worry. Marcia had not thought of worry- Ing until that minute, but now, in spite of knowing Sylvia was safe and In good hand? she began, paradoxically enough, to worry madly. Timidly as a girl she summoned Stanley Heath to the small, round table. "Sylvia Isn't coming," she explained, all blushes. "She telephoned she was going to stay ID town." They seated themselves. It was the first time they had ever been alone at a meal. "My, but you are a marvelous cook," Heath remarked, during the progress of the meal. "Oh, not really. You're hungry— that's all. Things taste good when you are." "It isn't that. Everything you put your hand to is well done. You're a marvelous peraon, Marcia." "You are talking foolishness." "Every man talks foolishness once In bis life, I suppose. Perhaps I am talking if tonight because our time together is so short I am leaving here tomorrow morning." "Stanley!" Across the table be caught her hand. ly drawing warer. "I am well now and have no further excuse for Imposing on your hospitality. I have accepted every manner of kindness from you—" "Don't call it that," she Interrupted. hold. Absence, distance, nothing can part us—not really. Tell me you love me so I may leave knowing the truth from your own sweet lips!" "I love you, Stanley—God help me!" "Ah, now I can gol It will not be for long." "It must be for ever, dear heart. You must not come back. Tonight must be—the end." "You mean you cannot face tomorrow—the disgrace—" "I mean tonight must be the end," she reiterated. Through narrowed lids, he looked at her, scanning her averted face. Then she heard him laugh bitterly, discordantly. "I have, apparently, expected too much of you. I might have known it would be so. All women are alike. They desert a man when he needs them most. The prospect of sharing my shame Is more than you can bear." Again he laughed. "Well, tonight shall be the end—tonight— now. Don't think I blame you. It is not your fault. I merely rated you too high, Marcia. The mistake was mine—not yours." He left her then. Stunned by the torrent of his reproach, she stood motionless, watching while, without a backward glance, he passed Into the hall and up the stairs. Even after he was out of sight, she remained Immovable, her frightened eyes riveted on the doorway through which he had disappeared. Then she swayed, caught at a chair and shrank Into It, her body shaking and her breath coming in gasping, hysterical sobs. Having no inkling of a change In the delightful relations that had for the past week prevailed in the Homestead, the atmosphere that greeted Sylvia when she came down the next morning was a shock. Stanley Heath stood at the telephone talking to Ellsha Wlnslow and on the porch outside were grouped his suitcase, overcoat and traveling rug. lie was plainly ill at ease and had little except the most commonplace remarks to offer in way of conversation. Marcia had not slept, as her pallor and the violet shadows beneath her eyes attested. Although the girl did not understand, she sensed Marcia's need of her and rushed valiantly into the breach—filling every awkward pause with her customary sparkling chatter. When at length breakfast was cut short by the arrival of Ellsha Wlnslow, all three of the group rose with unconcealed relief. "Wai, Mr. Heath, I see you're expectln 1 me," grinned the sheriff, pointing toward the luggage beside the door. "I am, Mr. Wlnslow." "I've got my boat Are you ready to come right along?" "Quite ready." Heath went to Sylvia and took her band. "Thank you very much," murmured he formally, "for all you've done for me. I appreciate it more than I can say. And you, too, Mrs. 15 Billions Is Economic Value of Thomas Edison The economic value of Thomas Edison, or the value of the equipment and devices which have been made from his patents, is estimated at $15,000,000,000. 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