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CAN Choose Margaret Weytnouih Jackson Copyright by Bobbs-Mett-Ill Co, ,' WNtJ service The tfflpef Pea Moiiifoitepublicaii, June18,1980 said Ernestine "you conldnt help that." hls . end the tenderly, had •iVfcifi.. »•» * ^ *' v * «C» 111 QL passten. NO* she lived In terrible the promise her throbbing made weeks ago, When she had talked to Lillian nbont marriage. Her heart leaped In her like a thing threatened with mortal danger. She flung herself upon him precipitously, her arms strained round his neck. He caught her nnd held her close. Al! bis being flared tip in answer to her own emotion, nnd his lips sprang to hers In a kiss that was as new to them as though they had never touched each other before, ft was a promise. "Take me today, Will," she cried, and tears streamed down her face " w '"" Quickly, before anybody con Wll took the conversation Into his own hands with deliberation. "We went to town abont noon, went to the courthouse and got our license, then to a Jeweler and bought the ring and waited while It was engraved." Ernestine held op her stju hand, and showed the astonishing gold band on her third finger. "Then we took a tasi otit to my mother's house, got her and went to the church I was reared ' in. In Avondale, nnd were married." "Hut why this mnd linste?" spluttered papa, who was almost Incoherent. "Ernestine." turning to his daughter, in renewed determination to have nothing to do with Will, "what's got Into you? I am sure yon have been under some dreadful Influ- SYNOPSIS CHAPTER I— Renewing a childish attachment. Ernestine Brlcelftnd. of a wealthy Chlcasb family, Is tremendously attracted by Will fodd, youthful newspaper artist, son of a not partlS. te? T y illIS«""w^2 Carpenter. Her sis»™. L'? n> more °* the conventional J«f.f;r a i d ^rV 6 , of . the attitude their tort J«^i^ tnk ? towar «J hi" daughters marriage to nn Impecunious youth, ursres Ernestine to end the affair, but the latter, capable of a * re'SliSinS found " say a word to us, before they can be reasonable nnd reassuring and competent about us. Take me and hold me, now, quickly and secretly. I promise you I'll live on what you earn. I promise I'll take my chance with you—completely, I'll never let them have reason to say that you wanted (Contlntied fromjast Wednesday.) "Sure^she asked me to come there to tea Hits nfternoon. I told her t Imd to work. Didn't you know she was going to osk me? I thought perhaps you told her to Invite me," said Will A little light dawned In Ernestine's mind. "Is that the trouble?" she asked "Do you think I ought to hove In-' vited you to my home?" "Well," he said slowly, "why shouldn't you — unless you were ashamed of me?" How could she explain without wounding him? "But you see. Will-lt has nothing to do with being ashamed. My first thought was to tell the folks, but then It seemed they might disapprove of our friendship, and I want to keen It And then—" Is all I'll have, She was crying wildly. He was shaking, as she was, but he laughed n little, and wiped her cheeks with his own clean handkerchief. "The lady promises, Judge," he said, and kissed her and laughed at her and tended her. "The lady promises never to sue me for more than a million a year alimony. The lady promises—" He picked her up and set her on her feet. "Come on, then—let's do it now," he cried, and seized her wrist and ran, pulling her along. "But don't you see, Ernestine, I can t meet you any more, like this- out on the street, and In the llljrarv, and In restaurants and tearooms'/ 'l can C do that to your parents. If they dont want you to go with me, I can' coax you to do It—clandestinely." .. "Your mother's been telling yoo all tills." ;,, 'Tes," he said. "I confided In her. f ;She showed me how It looks." J? "Well, then, that's all there Is to H /lion aren't willing to make the effort K \to be friends,, that I am. You don't t -understand bow they'd be. They'd be '", so nice .and BO reasonable—and they'd separate as. Just as sure as fate. It was almost evening when will and Ernestine came to the Bricelnnd house. In the downstairs drawing room the lamps glowed softly. She hnd telephoned mamma that s'he wns in town for lunch and would come out with Will at five'. Beyond Lillian, Ernestine could see Lorlng's square shoulders. They ran up the steps, hand In hand, nnd nt the door Will gave her a reassuring hug and kissed her cheek. "Let me do the talking," he whispered, and they went on into the hall nnd ran Into the drawing nnd living ence. I can't understand how von could act this way. 1 can't 'believe It." He wos furious, he was undone, but he still had n note of command In his voice. Ernestine felt his strength with terror. "Papa—" she began, but Will cut In resolutely, so that In spite of papa's determination to talk to Ernestine the situation narrowed Itself constantly to papa nnd Will. "Ernestine wns afraid, sir, that vou might try to separate us. My own'In- stinct In the matter was that we should talk this over with you, but I see, now, that she was right. Vou must understand, sir, that we are married, nnd your objections are futile." "Ernestine had reason to fear me," papa said In a voice none of them bad ever heard from him before. Ernestine felt herself shrivel under It. Papa had no Intention of considering himself futile. "She had reason to fear me, nnd so had you. I suspect your fear was more Important than her own. Even , You don't knot? JhenLiw" I, do. ., It *rw<mldn't be your character they'd *ob, «"Ject-to, or-;ypnK:folkV'"rt would-be .fl* Wsinw «A»f*tj._ __^ '__"__. "^ '!' ~ _ * *; your, position and your lack of mVney "' - room. Ernestine was aware at once that the swift kiss Will had imprinted on her cheek had been seen, for papa was flustered and hostile, and mamma looked at her In pale reproach. "Momma," said Ernestine, "do you remember Will Todd?" Mamma gave Will her hand, and he moved awkwardly forward, looking shabby and ill at ease beside the magnificence and self-possession of papa and Loring. "We've just been talking about you," mamma said to Will. "I didn't know until yesterday that you were such friends with my little girl. I'm sorry .you haven't been here sooner." '" Wilt, murmured something, and JErriejsttoe Introduced him to her grandmother, who-looked "at"him severely .an.d gave a slight snort'.of recognition, and then Lillian came and offered him nee . band, arid ~said > she remembered "--•-The -two men straddling the A H. Fuchs attended to business matters at S 1 ,. Paul last week. A. W. Kennedy attended to business matters at Fort Dodge Monday. The Springer sisters of Swea City transacted business here oh Thursday. Henry Blocker and son, Arthur, left Sunday for Waterloo on a business trip. Mr. and Mrs. F. Schuyler of Mason City visited at the local telephone e*change Thursday. Carl Pearson of Algona spent the week end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Pearson. Mr. and Mrs. George Can- are the proud parents of twins, a boy and a girl, born Thursday. Dr. Wallace of Algona was a business visitor here Thursday. O. S. Underkofler has returned from Lltchfleld, Illinois, where he spent the past week visiting with friends. Miss Doris Button returned from St. Paul, recently, where she has been attending school for the past year. Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Tostenson and Victor Hulterstrum left Saturday for Litchfield, Minnesota, for a visit with relatives. Rev. J. D. Fisch and Rev. C. Ernst returned Friday from Sioux City where they attended the retreat the past week. A. A, Droessler returned from Rochester, Minnesota, Thursday where he went through the clinic. He is very much improved. Mrs. Lyle Dickey of Ames is visiting at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Schneider and with other relatives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hatten, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hatten and Mrs F H Mescher spent Sunday at the Ed Hatten home at Stacyville. The barn dance held, at the Wm. vaske farm Monday evening drew ° large crowd. The Reutzel orchestra Swea City furnished the music. Last Week of Our June Sale of Bargains in Living Room Suites Of Course Papa Was Helpless, and He Said So With a Shrug. if she were a fool, you might have been decent about it. J have no Intention whatever of letting : her' go away from' here with you, roa'il learn, Bir, that there are such things a? annulments, even as divorce; Just because she has mode one foolish mis- , — -, --- -••- — .~~ »» UUU wu B iuo j moe one oos mis- nearth- acknowledged the Introduction- 1 take, is no, reason why I should let her . he asked .ttle breathlessly, and she smiled nniousiy. What did yon think?" 8 he asked think, !• guess," he said ' to make you Iove me I - ' shoulanlt bave Bn! you did, will." 6 °'" he Saldl ana pald the out ' swe Pt "°w into a nd becn 'Creased, not mil elr talk - The y wiilued a mile or so and came to a de ^rtedboathouse. where Jy sat down side b, side upon an upturned row- •Tou see, Ernestine," he told her Boemnly, "we just kind of nto It all. But It's real with love—and marriage, with Such 1 never •,, "- iust took you nt wl.at you were willing to give. Everybody has dates out arouna town, nnd , dlUn 't wamto go 10US ° ^'""'.v. nor think nbo n £ ™ Aml Ulen ' We S«t to car, flS S °°" ns T bcglln to Ull "K y i M nl ' V Wife ' X bo » tln to about all these other things- your money, your f« m il y position, uni the clarnea Brie-eland pride tlmt 1 1 now more about than yon do wondered why you never took 'liome. And finally I talked to mother. • - quit." And then I l made up my mind to "Without even giving me a c)mnORr ehe asked him. She was Iu his arms now, aucl he sold to her: "Will you marry me, Emcstlne?" Of course. Today. If you !iko ." loull have to tell your folks first" ne insisted. «m° h :, Wi "'" S ' le trle<1 ' " Do "' t stand with them against me. They'll son orate us. Why do you suppose they asked you to the hmise today, If not to nnd out about you and how intimate our friendship had become, anj to begin the business of breaking It up? I know." She told him what papa said about Sadie Hall ami Ule actor Delancey. Ills „„„„ grow 8 , fc about, her. He sat a mile uwayi nouK distraught, silent. ' "They'll think I' ve persuaded vou They'll think I want the n.onov that I'm seeking for myself," h(I I)r oY e8ttM] If I thought you could live ou what I make-but you don't know anything about money. You don't know how hard it is for two people—living on twenty-five dollars a week, i Son't know what to do, but I want to do what's right," He looked most forlorn Kitting there thiuking, pondering, trying to con-' template a future without her, trying to reconcile bis own pride and self- esteem with the position her family put him into. "I should never have kissed you " he wclalmefl. «J should never have with 'silent handshakes. Mamma asked Will ^o sit down and' rang for tea. Ernestine; full of guilt, sat down close beside him and turned to speak to mamma, .,,.-, The conversation moved haltingly as tbey waited for tea. Papa, somewhat maliciously, asked Will about his father. "He's well," Will answered in a calm natural voice. "But my mother has been almost an Invalid for a year now. We feel very anxious about her." "We are sorry to learn that," said mamma, and then went on quickly: "What have you two children been doing all day?" There was a dramatic pause, but Ernestine took it up quickly. "Mamma, you forget that I am twenty now." . They laughed politely. The tea- wagon came, mamma poured tea for them all, and they talked of things about which Will knew nothing. Ernestine could see how they were making him feel like an outsider. Sitting in the deep chair, his long legs drawn up before him, Will was not so disturbing. Her heart was full of tender loyalty. "You have changed a great deal," mamma said to will. "You used to be a shy little boy." "I don't feel very shy today," he told her, and smiled at- Ernestine His bright black eyes, like shiny bits of anthracite, under his white domelike forehead, wore beautiful, but Ernestine knew that the others could see nothing but bis Queer clothes "Tell them, Will," she said at lust, putting down her cup and taking his from him. ' They all stopped, and turned startled faces toward the two. Will squared himself and turned lirst to mamma. "We've gone and done It," ho said, smiling. "Gone and done what?" asked mnmmu sharply, and her pallor startled them all. "We've gone and got married—today." "Married! Who?" U was papa's voice, harsh, protest- "Ernestine and I," answered Will steadily, and Lorlng said. "Married!" i" n hoarse, Incredulous tone, and Lrnostlne, looking up, saw his face, as pale as mamma's, and us startled, with d(!i-:p chagrin and consternation writ- Ion on It. Hut none of the others noticed him. "Vou see," said Ernestine gently, we were engaged anyhow, and when mamma invited Will to tea, today, I thought we might Just as well make it un announcement party." "You thought!" "Certainly, papa. It was my idea " »n,* 0t I 1 Ull> " SQld Wl " Qi"<*ly. But anyhow, wo are married. I know this strikes you suddenly, B | r , but In > haved very badly, but your behavior ends here and now. Ernestine stays here. You may go, nnd I will deal with you outside the house." Ernestine felt that everything was tost, but Will only laughed. If pspa were new and strange, BO was her young husband, for he seemed to glow. to fill out, to be bigger and stronger. 'Don't be silly," he said. "Ernestine is of age. She married me of her own free will, and if you tried nny such stunts, she would sny so. Our marriage is entirely legal. It stands before everything else. She is now my wife, and ray home is her home nnd you can't detnin her." "We'll see." said papa grimly, nnd then mamma broke in. "You shouldn't have, Robert Qulnn, who entered the seminary at St. Paul last September, arrived home Saturday for a visit with his mother, Mrs. Bridget Quinn and family. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lonergan and i daughter left Saturday for their home In California after a two weeks' visit at the home of the former's parents Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Lonergan. Miss Leona Miller, night operator at I the local telephone office, left Sunday for LuVerne for a .two weeks' va- , cation which she will spend at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs C. W. Miller. Miss Leona" Berens arrived the first I of the week from Omaha for a two weeks' visit with her parents, Mr and Mrs. Peter Berens and family, she Is a stenographer in an Insurance office at that place. Mr. and Mrs.' N. J. Schiltz and I daughters, MiWred and' Ambrita, "returned from Emory, South Dakota, recently where they spent the past week with relatives. Gertrude, who is working in a store at that place, returned with them for a two weeks' vacation. COMPLETE ROOM OUTFIT Davenport and wing chair, rug, occasional table, end table, lamp and pillow Two-piece Angora Mohair Suite—LAMP FREE '. CARLOAD OF LIVING ROOM SUITES Bought at a big reduction—factory pays the freight. Makes it possible for us to give you a full-size davenport and bunny chair, upholstered in a good grade jacquard velour, all cushions reversible—webbing under springs—not the cheap wire base. $55 WEST BEND NEWS. TABLE FREE, DINING ROOM SUITES Lower Than Ever 8- piece Walnut dining room C7 CA suite at' «Ji.«IU /Y Mirror Free^ • 7 - ----- , Ernestine. Jfour shouldn't have run off and goi married, without telling mamma. It's the biggest, the most important thing In your life— and to take such n step without your people knowing it! I can't bear to think you'd go off nnd be married— and not tell me." "I'm sorry, mamma," said Ernestine In distress, nnd p npa took things up again. u e Imd made a decision. "Go to your room, Ernestine," lie said in a voice of stern command "und stay there until I cnn talk to you. If you Indies will excuse us. we will settle this umong ourselves. Do J'ou hear me?" he said sharply, turning His furious eyes upon Ernestine. She faltered, half turned to go in automatic cormnund, for papn hud always ruled his homo, without much " bUt W1 " put hls on her ".Stay here, Ernestine, del 7 V ° •?' ciiletl, while he said In n(1 S "° 1)auscd ' »«< lu mamma und Lillian seemed to be grouped together on the other side of the room. "I can understand your distress sir." saw Wl... "1 can see Just how •it mf , ' UllSl " Ot kn °»'I"g me it all and not understanding my mo- Iu...s. Hut you exceed your authority Jf you should detain Ernestine here ,'f. r ° rcc ' ' "»ve only to go out and fcc the nearest policeman and come back for her. You can't do it." There was « moment of Incredulous silence, and papa half turned to Lorns, In appeal, and Loring said in a low lone, "He's right." Will followed this advantage swiftly. .Miss Margaret Hayne was an Algona visitor Tuesday afternoon/ Wash Harris was an EmmetsburE visitor Wednesday afternoon. The L. S. L. club met at the country home of Mrs. Chas. Thatcher Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Dan Deviney of Rodman spent Tuesday afternoon at the John Williams home. Mrs Claude Gilchrist of Des Moines IE visiting at the home of her father Carl Krueger. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wlrtz and daughter, Jean, of Rodman spent Saturday evening here. Harold Brodigan is spending some time at the home of his sister, Mrs Adolph Montag. Mrs. Dan Deviney and Mrs. Hilborn of Rodman attended lodge here on Monday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Giles Geist of Gilmore City spent Monday at the home of Mr and Mrs. w. E. White. Mr. and Mrs. John Williams are vhe proud parents of a son born to them Tuesday afternoon. Miss Ruth Pharo is the new telephone operator taking the place of Miss Kirkland who resigned. Mr. and Mrs. Myron Boos and daughter, Lorraine, and Miss Ivadel deal spent Sunday at the Cleal home at BED ROOM AND DINING ROOM FURNITURE We bought a number of high grade suites at a tremendous discount, so we can save you from 33 to.50 per cent on better-built furniture. Shop around—look the construction over, . then let us show you what you can save on your furniture needs. LOOK A BARGAIN— Walnut Brown finished bed, good link spring and 50 Ib. mattress, only $15.75 Foster Furniture Company WSSBCS-O^^ Louis Mersch spent Tuesday at the home of Dr. and Mrs. P. O. Dorweller He went to Des Moines Wednesday morning. wl tfh Part of las t week at the home of her father, John Walker, at Rodman, while her mother Mr. and Mrs. Len Blake and Mrs Anna Sloan of Rodmnr. were callers at the home of Mrs. Harvey Sloan Sunday evening, , Mr. and Mrs. Iver Brown and sons of near Rolfe were callers Sunday af- "After all, what have you against CC we we want , Just decided iu haste, and as nothing but your blessing— 1 "Be still!" exclaimed papa passion- ateiy and , le Where were whom}'! turne(] tQ B y you married? By money? Wo have decided to do without that. I'm not n st , an . ger o you. you've known my father [»' thirty years. You know my people, that Ley are honorable and decent -there s no reason at all why I shouldn't nittke any marriage I choose, even with Ernestine. I'm working, l can take care of her." Papa raised his clenched flit Sin ; P" thoug " he would Will, and Ernestine made a little moan and mamma screamed. But Lorlng put his hand on papa's arm, and drew him back. And In that moment Ll" Han went to Ernestine and put her annj around her and kissed her. (To be Continued.) Miss Ruth Watson of Des Moines and «lrai. Lovrien of Humboldt are visiting at the home of Mrs. George Watson and other relatives. ' Mr. and Mrs. Pharo, Mrs. Grace wM? lai \,?n, d dau ehter, Mary Jane and Walter Williams spent Friday at Lost Island Lake, fishing. Mr. and Mrs. Dan Deviney and children and Mr. and Mrs. Preads of Rodman were callers at the John Will- lams home Sunday evening. _, M , r - a " d Mrs. w. E. White drove to Mallard Sunday and took Margaret Smith, who had been spending a week at the White home, to her home. Mrs. Thos. Lowman and daughter, Oenevieve and Mrs. Mary Penn of Rodman were calling on Mrs. Stover at the Sloan home Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Carl Vohs and children drove Algona Tuesday afternoon, returning Wednesday. Miss Janice remained for a longer stay with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Montag and baby were Port Dodge visitors Wednesday afternoon. They went to consult a doctor In regard to the baby's health. The Presbyterian Aid society met at the home of Mrs. E. L. Hayne on Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. A. B. Carter was the assistant hostess. A good crowd was In attendance. Mr. and Mrs. DeBerg of Little Rock, Iowa, spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Dubbs. They drove to Des Moines Sunday afternoon to attend a convention there- this week, Rev. and Mrs. Zimmerman- and family enjoyed the day Monday at the Register & Tribune carriers' convention in Des Moines, They returned the same day. Gordon and Donald are the carriers here. Mrs. Ina Nylen came from Ames the first of the week for a visit at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Prank Poley and other relatives. She will go to Spirit Lake later to work in the Y. M. O. A, camp there. Mr. and Mrs. Thorsteln Satern and daughters drove to Iowa City Sunday. The doctors wanted them to' return with their daughter, Virginia, for an examination. Misses Bessie and Dorothy Sloan accompanied them to Nevada. The Woman's Home and Foreign Missionary society will meet with Mrs. E. E. Dlxon Friday afternoon. Mrs. Myron Boos will be assistant hostess. A program will be given at three o'clock and lunch will be served and a free will offering taken. The Three Link circle held their regular meeting at the Odd Fellows' hall Thursday evening. A program of music, readings and games was en- Joyed. L. H. Mayne of Emmetsburg gave a talk. Refreshments were served after the program, ^ The telephone girls gave a prenup- tlal shower, for Miss Marie Kirkland at the home of Mrs. Myron Boos on Thursday evening. A mock wedding was (he feature of the evening's entertainment. Miss Marie received many pretty and useful gifts. Mrs. A. D. Oleal of Rolfe spent Thursday night at the home of her daughter of TJtonka spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Seller, Mr. and Mrs, Jack Ludwlg are the proud parents of a baby boy born at the Kossuth hospital at Algona last Mr. and Mrs. Ben Door and children the letter's parents, Mr, i, Greg Studer. daughter, Mrs. Myron Boos. Mr. Oleal Quite a number of ladles from here and son came for her Friday morning attended the miscellaneous shower for and they returned home accompanied Catherine Downs of Wesley, which was by Dorothy Cleaj, who had spent a slven last Saturday afternoon at the n.Anlv n* *l*« ¥>_,.,. 1- I J3av4-An Vtoll ** w M»U week at the Boos home. The Delta Alpha Sunday School class | of the Presbyterian church gave a Sexton hall, « I SSJ^^» ^»»»a>. who is at Algona, has been ill the . . , e shower at the home of Mrs. E. E. Dlx- P asc w ? e £ wltn Quinsy and is at the on Friday evening for Miss Marie Kirk- %° mB J? ne . r P arents . Mr. and Mrs. Isa- land. She received many pretty gifts. dore Ei s e nb8rth. Miss Marie was married Sunday, June A piano recital will be given bv th» 16, to Paul Mikes in the Little Brown students of Marie Arndorfer at the HI- Arndorfer at the HI- Benedict auditorium Monday evening m V^nf.w? prom P tlv at eight" Church at Nashua. Miss Helen Williams, who Is taking i D m m hn _ 1lwT -. *---" — »•«"«• nurses' training parae from Mason City tend aim nn fJ V • welcome to at- Monday for a visit at the home of her „ d n ° admlssio « will be charged., father, John Williams. She was grad- . T^ 8 ' Jose P w ne Rosenmeyer and son uated from the hospital in Mason City Ar 'h"r, Mrs. John Huschka Lorrain« but must make up some time she miss- \^ A ^°^ Be Huschka, Helen and Frar- ed. She returned Thursday by way of cls Bask °P* and Mrs. Everett Steus- Algona, waiter Williams taking h«' |LZL° hlldren ot Olear Lake were that far. ??"*?_«»»« «w«ta of Mr. and SS? Al Rosenmeyer. Mr, and Mrs. Mr. and Mrs. Arndorfer ST. BENEDICT NEWS Banker E. F. Hahm spent Monday afternoon at Algona on business „„. OaP'* 1 ' 1 ' 8 and children and* and Mrs. Jule Arndorfer and baby aargaret Schemel of Algona is fp r«^ n l Mrs ' Leo Beaser and daugh- , her sister, Mrs. E, F, Rahm, te ' * nd Mr- and Mrs. Earl Anderfrm for several weeks. ™ im> and two children, all of Fort S« Mrs. John Qrongenett and daugh- !£?»?,. SU u d ? y ^^noon at the KM! %?' 1™ M> 1P ent Mond ay afternoon at suter?f?i a w at ^f 011 * wlth th e ladies' the home of Mrs. John Huschka. ffi,' %* 8 ' ^ m - WeinB r, who is recov- Mr. and Mrs. Martin Bleiph and E™ m her °P er atlon f 0r

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