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file tfpptt Des Moines-Republican, July 23,1930 Beggars CAN Choose Margaret Weymoulh Jackson t by fiobbi-Mefrlll Co. wmi BtrvU* j SYNOPSIS CHAPTER III— The bridal night la •pent at Will's home, and next day they begin their married life In a single room In ft humble neighborhood. Ernestine realize! the difference h«r marrlnp* has made In her social sphere, but, »ecure In her love, faces the future bravely. CHAPTER IV — John Poole, Wlirn best friend, successful though dissipated artist, gives a birthday party for Ernestine at Ruby Pastano's bo- . hetnlan resort on the fringe of the underworld. Pnstano, notorious as a bootlegger nnd gang- leader, irritates Ernestine by his crltlclnm of Will for bringing his young wife to such a place. Appealing to Will to take her home, he delegates the task to a friend, Tommy Tucker, explaining that he 'must see Poole, who has drank too much, to his home. Ernestine" is hurt nnd Indignant. The situation Is saved by the appearance of Lorlng and Ui- .llan, who had heard of her whereabouts and with whom she leaves the ' party. ^Continued from la»t Wednesday.) There was a moment of silence, and he went on swiftly: "It may be that before we are through with this business of marriage It will be really hard for us. I don't know thnt I'll ever be what your family considers essential In a husband— - a good provider. I may never make more than n small living for us. Sometimes, like now, I feel such power In me thnt I could go out and take life by the throat. I feel at times that there are big things in me, Ernestine. But perhaps all humnn beings feel thnt way. There are other moments when I'm not even sure that I can hold the job I have. -What then? Maybe there Is worse ahead of us. Instead of ^better. What of that? Do we love each other, or don't we? Are 1 we married, or are we simply having a lovely time and will go home when the party Is over? You can do as you like. I will . not Interfere with your actions, but neither will I come home and account for my own. If Mr. Poole Is drunk and It seems necessary to mo to go Home witb him, you must allow me the exercise of my own judgment. I didn't leave you unprotected. In reality, you left me." "It wasn't only that" Shey^vns Ing in on us, and Mr. Half weeping, still partly In the hold of anger, she told him all thnt Mr. Pastano had sold to her. He listened attentively, but made nothing of It "What do you care," he exclaimed, "what thnt bully says? It's only n compliment. It's only a Benin! of his whole code of morals. The fact that you could sit In his dirty place anil Still he so clean that even he could see It, gives the He to all lie says." "I don't understand anything," walled Ernestine. "Only I was so hurt— I- had to go off alone with them. You might have oome with me. I was so happy, so -thrilled, nnd in word and tnongnt. we is to oe natural, In his relationship with her and avoid sentimentality. But also, she Is to be a woman grown and nn- afraid, his equal, not A child for him to protect like a child." "You are so .hard," she wept, "go hard with me." Be beht and kissed her and pressed his face to hers. "It's life," he said, "We have to grow np. Life Is hard." Ernestine wakened nest morning to flnd that the pain and'confusion ot the night before had vanished Into a new and not unhappy perspective on her life. For the flrst time she could see what a blow It had been to mamma and papa to have her living In Brie street, with no margin, no possessions, no possibility of restraint or economy. How difficult Is wns—perhaps for their sakes she ought to co-operate with mamma and pnpn to do something for them. Enough money for a decent flat —a smnll comfortable house—It would be so much easier for mamma. But Ernestine felt again the cold wind on her cheeks, remembered vividly how she had wept, and how she had said, again nnd again, "1 promise, Will—1 promise." He had asked her for no such statement. She had done the bargaining. Whatever It cost—to her family or to herself—she would keep that promise to Will, nnd live on what he brought her until he himself told her to do otherwise. Ernestine began to wonder If she would be as good n wife and* mother ns Elaine Brlcelnnd, when the time came thnt Will had made good. She paused to consider this thought nnd smiled happily, for now she saw thnt for the flrst time she wns entirely confident of Will's success. It had been ns . much longing as conviction before, but now she wns sure. How hard he was! His hardness brought only admiration this morning the practical respect of n practical person. "If you want to go hack, you've only to put on your hnt and do It!" She wondered how many men had the courage to take n stand like that. She did not regret the quarrel fit nil. Her marriage had attained a new reality. She knew that she wns not simply having a good time. She knew thnt she could not go home when the party wns over. They had advanced from the honeymoon period Into per. mnnence. In what way, here and now, could she make this new feeling practical, miike It effective? Hmv would they meet the obligation of childbirth? Would, she go home to mamma or to some hospital? They would have to plnn without mammn If they were tp be consistent. .- She understood thnt buhles were frightfully expensive. She had read articles in magazines about them. Yet thousands of women with no more money than 8be_possessed"had5-bables. 1| She would have to find out how they managed. ' • A > - , ! '/. She would have to see a< doctor, ask questions; answer them. She would have to, flnd out the rates'at different hospitals, under , different,.* conditions.. *'| Pldn't Leave You Unprotected. In Reality You Left Me," then everything wns spoiled without any warning. 1 cun't adjust myself to things like you do—I don't understand. Of course I care what Mr, Piistano thinks. I don't want him to . (think you would take me out to associate with p-prostltutes I" He eat on the edge of the bed now and held her hand and smoked another cigarette and thought about this. But they tmd «ome bncU Into a calmer place, He began to reuson with her in bla steady voice! looking down at her with l»l» kindled, intelligent eyes. "You see, Ernestine, he's got the old line on things, pnd we, J believe, wnnt the new, Pastime's fliorallty and virtue arc- only for women. I've been there often, and tie'i mode me very welcome. How unreal It la. Virtue 9 woman's prerogative, und a stone wa|l abo\U her to Insure It, A harera I Sou clon't belleye in walled gardens for wives, do you, Ernestine? After all, no wan can protect Itli wife's virtue fop tier, If »Ue Is determined to throw It away." , .. **YOU, thmu then |l»9t ft husband has responjlWUtles at all?" toftf. Pertelfliy he iv* ,Hfi ii ei, "she" would have; to,''begin,,',to ;Bave a definite amount every week',, out of Will's pay, so that they' might meet the emergency. That would be fun- to .have money In her hand; when her time camel She decided to say nothing to Will about this, until" she knew, like her mother, she must exercise her virtue privately and let results speak for her. She had a few dollars with which to open a savings account. There was a bank nearby, a branch of a downtown bank. She would get n metal coin cinest for herself and Will. Her mental activity now became physical, and she rose nnd dressed, .kissed Will lightly on the cheek, and left a note on the dresser for-hlm, lest he think she had taken his advice aniS gone home. Downstairs she found a box full of roses for her, nnd a card In It with a few words written ta an erect elaborate script: "To beg forgiveness for my rudeness, and to express the'hope that we may be real friends some day.—L. S. Pnstano," Ernestine gave the roses to Mrs. Bennett without comment and went out Last April she had been a schoolgirl. Now she was filled with the solemn Importance of wlfehood and motherhood. The sweet air filled lier with happiness. Her husband's face flea before her mind's eye, down the long curve of boulevard, an Indignant countenance, fiery, strong. Her 'heart contracted within her at tUe thought of lilui and his love. The visit to the doctor's was 'prolonged,' but she reached mamma's house in time for lunch, and found 'the two women so full of UlllnaiB iplans that she kept her own secret. Determined to make the day .complete she left early mid set out for the long tiresome street car ride ito the Northwest elde. She was ashamed 'to realize how few were the visits she nnd Will had made to the little 'house where his mother and father Hived. She was at her mother's home two .or three times a week, but they had mot been to see Will's mother half a dozen times In the months of their marriage. It was not Intentional neglect,, but It always seemed to work out that way, and Will had been ns las'as she about spending his one day a week on .that long Journey. CHAPTER VI Ernestine Asks a Favor When Ernestine reached her mother- in-law's house, she was astpnlshed to Ilnd n crowd of people standing about the door, and to see ft taxi just driving 8 way, and another car at the curb. When she came into the group, every pne fell silent, and Ernestine looked at the faces with curiosity and a sense of fear, ^What's the matter?" eke laid nervously to ft big housewife wb-o opened the door for Uep, "VYJ1J'8 been trying tq ft»4 you-they W bought bH p§ jwp»< He's a* hjs wo,rfe tft. m Ernestine stood staring at her, and her hand went up to her heart In a frightened gesture. ' '•Where's Will?" she asked wildly. "He's in with his ma. Go still—the doctor's Working with , her. She's been awful bad the last few days, I've been with her all the time." "But she didn't tell us." "She thought she'd be better—she's been sick so long—" Will looked up as she came In and called her name softly. She went straight to him nnd put her arms around him. HIS face was wet with tears—he Was not the positive, fiery creature with whom she hud quarreled so bitterly the night before, but n little boy, lost and confused. She kissed him quickly, several times, and he said to her: "I'm glad you got here—Mrs. Bennett didn't know where you were. Oh, Ernestine—mom's so sick—the doctor doesn't know whether she'll ever be better—nnd dad gone like thnt—Just like a breath. I haven't seen him for three weeks." "Darling—he'd wnnt to go—quickly," Sold Ernestine, feeling the futility of words—the emptiness of comfort. It wasn't her father, her conscience told her. She and Will had been neglectful. The doctor came out of the bedroom and asked Ernestine crisply to get him some hot water. Rrnestine took off her fur cont nnd her little red hat nnd went Into the kitchen. There wns n fire In the small range, and awkwardly she put some coal upon It and set the tonkettle on to hent. The doctor nsked her for towels. She waited on htm as well as she could nnd nccepted In silence his sharp reprimand when she wns clumsy. The neighbors had dissolved. Mrs. Schluss, who lived next door, came in nnJ made a little supper. 'She put It nn the kitchen table nnd said to Ernestine: "See If yon cnn get Will to ant— he's in there crying." "1 will," said Ernestine, and Mrs. Schluss went on: "You'll have to stay here, now, I guess. Will's ma shouldn't have been left alone, nnd now, his pa's dead, there's nobody to look out for her but you nnd Will." "Of course I'll come," said Ernestine. "I'd have come before, If 1 hnd known thnt I wns needed. We didn't wnnt to be n burden—" She found this phrase In her mind as she coaxed Will to eat a little supper. Had their motives been entirely unselfish, In going to Erie street? Hadn't they wanted to be alone—away from . his people? Should she have stayed with Will's mother, and 1 nursed her, nnd done the work? There was no question but that Mrs. Schluss, nnd "probably other neighbors ns well, ,thought that she should. Her heart 'ached with remorse. •~,-'if, A ' ; Will stayed In the kitchen wltb-ber, and,Ernestine'washed the,dishes;nnd put them' all awa^y, .'going to'<Marat tlmeriand' patting^ or •caressing",mm. •™^^ii»i. ; .in'_,.vji^4i^'4f|jigi&^pctor*left unwj -uuuu.v^W'^P^H* "called will* Into' the 'otlieKToom.^but after a time WHFcame' back Into the kitchen, where ' Ernestine- sat, not knowing what to do. ; f "Ernestine—" Will "looked at her uncertainly; his eyes appeared small and red with weeping, his nose seemed unusually big In-his pale face, and his mouth wns like a child's. "The doctor thinks we ought not have the funeral here—because of mother being so HI. The noise, and people coming In and out—he-thinks she Is ill enough thnt it might go against her. Do you—do you think your mother— I don't want htm burled in n chapel— and he didn't belong to any church. He was an ofilcer in nn ethical society —they'll have the services—I don't known what to plan—" The back door opened nnd Mrs. Schluss came in while he was talking, and with her another neighbor—Ernestine remembered having met him once before. His name was John Pryor, nnd be was .a printer. Ernestine understood the entreaty in Will's eyes— but ner heart sank: Mamma did not like funerals, and least of nil would she like this one. "I'll ask," she said uncertainly, and went to the telephone which wns hung on the kitchen wall. It seemed nn eternity before Ernestine heard her mother's voice. Falterlngly, she told her what had happened—wondering why she had not called her sooner. "But, darling," cried mamma, "to think of you in nil that trouble—I'll send the car right after you. You must come home to mamma until this Is all ov er—you've never been to a funeral In your life, Ernestine. It will be so hard for you." "Mamma," said Ernestine with vexation, "you know I can't come—I'm needed here. It's something else I called you for. Mamma, they cau't have the funeral here at the house, because Will's mother Is so III It would be dangerous for her, and, of course, Will doesn't want his father buried from the funeral parlors, and he doesn't belong to any church—we don't know Just what to do, umtmna—" She couldn't sny it. She simply could not. "It's too bad you and Will aren't keeping house," said mamma. "If you had let papa help you you could do ,thls for Will, now." "You) don't want to, mamma? • I thought perhaps—your house Is so big —that you would do this for Will. I'm asking you to have Will's father's funeral at our—at your house, mum- ma—" AH their eyes were on her— her face was scarlet, her eyes were suffused with tears of humiliation. "Why, Ernestine," said mamma, In a troubled twice, "I don't know, I'll have to talk to daddy—grandmother's not well. Wait a mluute—hold the wire," Ernestine Stood in silence, saying to Will with her lips. "She's asking papa," waiting In the endless interval, certain of refusal-riilready hurt qnd reBejjtful, •'Ernestine," mamma's voice was ter^ rlbly sympathetic, "we're all Just a,s W wo can be, but papa doesn't Mr, T°44 would. TO»t It, It Bjeia 1 pwtleal, 4ear—tae JWWMI ,>IQIB« rtgbt jthsre in bis own «$KtteMM^ el mwte m darling. Bon't ask mamma to do such a hard thing—" Ernestine hung an the fecelver without a Word and turned strained great eyes upon Will. John Pryor regarded her with a sarcastic smile. He wns a socialist, or an anarchist, or something. Ernestine recalled. "Will," he said with Instant kindness, "let me have this funeral for you? It's right here, in the neighborhood, nnd It won't be a bit of trouble —your father nnd I belong to the same society—It would be nil right with htm, 1 know." "All right," said Will dully, and turned to the undertaker: "Fix It that way—will you tend to the notices?" "Will," Ernestine implored him. "It's not my fault—they don't understand—" He patted her arm and tried to con trol his feelings. "That's all right, kitten. I know you can't help It—It's just their way." His face worked, apd suddenly he clenched his big Imnd. "My father- he wns good enough to work for yours, for half his lifetime— good enough for that—but not good enough for his (lend body—" _ -will—Will—don't—don't, darling— oh, you must not'say such a thing— sweetheart." "Let him cry," said Mrs. Schluss wisely, nnd Will cried upon Ernestine's shoulder—his tent's wet her ilouse, nnd she held him, feeling the _rrnt sons rnrk him, wondering dimly if she would mourn for her fotlier Hint vviiy. This would be her home, she resolved, kissing his tcnr-wet face, hold- Ing lilni to her heart. She would stay with Will and his mother. Her people had denied her hushnnd the kindness that was due among kinsfolk. They had denied her. She f«lt that she didn't care whether she ever saw them nguln. If they hud done this for Will, everything else would have followed, but now, In common loyally to her husband, she had to recognize this hurt. She was almost fainting with weariness. It seemed to her the night would never end. I'apn" came In his big car nnd took Ernestine nnd Will and Mrs. Sohluss Fenton 'News Items Attend E. L. Institute— Rev. and Mrs. fi. T. Oerkln returned home from Lake Okobojl Thursday afternoon, where they attended the Epworth League Institute several days. The Misses Marjorle Bailey and Veneta Volght drove Rev. Oerkin's car home for him. They returned to the institute the same evening with Prank Bailey who remained there till the following day. J. H. Castle and the Misses Florence and Mabel Laabs, Verona and MftXlne Weisbrod, Paule Osborn and Mildred Goetsch came home Saturday evening. The chaperon, Mrs. Kate Newel and the Misses Veneta Voight, Marjorie Baile? and Mae Zwiefel returned home Sunday afternoon. They all report a profitable and pleasantly spent week. The Fenton delegation was awarded a silver loving cup which they may keep one year, for having the largest percentage of their membership in registration and in attendance at the class meetings. In order to retain the cup permanently It must be won three consecutive years. M. E. Aid Society— The M. E. Aid society met Friday afternoon in the church parlor. Mrs. J. Hansen had charge of the meet- Ing in the absence of both the president and vice president. The meeting was opened by singing which was followed By scripture reading by Mrs. John trifers and prayer by Mrs. W. J. Weisbrod. They decided to run a stand at the Legion celebration this week Thursday. Miss Williams, a representative of the chautnuqtta, was present and succeeded In getting the Aid to sign up for next year. An unusually large crowd was In attendance. After adjournment refreshments were served by the hostesses, Mesdames J. A. Schwartz, XJlfers, Chris Ruske and E. W. Ruske. Honored Guest- Mrs. W. B. Richards of Rushford, Evelyn, Radlg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Radig of Lone Rock, Is spending the week with her aunt, Mrs. A. H. Krause and attending the chautauqua. Mr. and Mrs. George Rockwood and son of Worthlngton, Minnesota, were week end visitors tit the home of Mrs. Rockwood's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Smith. Mrs. H. P. Weisbrod and daughter, Ivn, Helena Meyers; Mrs. F. J. Weisbrod and children, Hazel and Maurice, and Lester Weisbrod of Hartley were Algona visitors Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Miller and Mrs. C. G. Humphrey and small son, Sydney Bruce, and Mrs H. P. Rasmusscn and daughter, Dagmar of Ringsted spent Tuesday at Fairmont. Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Holdorf and children, Harlan, Mary and Betty, attended a family gathering at the home of Mrs. Holdorf's grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Sarchett of Algona Sunday. Ruth Bettln, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bettln of Burt, spent last week visiting at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Boevers, and attending the chautau- qua. He Patted Her Arm and Tried to Control His Feelings. to the burying ground. Will accepted this courtesy with dignity. He wns not the person to quibble at a time like this. The services of the Ethical, society were brief and dignified. It wns Ernestine's" first acquaintance with death, and she felt the power of human dignity, felt as she had never felt before the common inheritance, the.integrity of Will's father's life. When they came bach. Rnwstlne sat In the car and talked Jo her father a few minutes. She told him that she and.Will were to stay at the little house, that she was going to try her hand at housework nnd nursing. She should have done it sooner—she didn't realize, she said, thnt sh* was needed. Minnesota, was the honor guest at the home of Mrs. E. O. Weisbrod on Monday afternoon of last week when Mrs. Weisbrod entertained the members of a former Birthday club, an organization of which Mrs. Richards was a member here several years ago. Those In attendance were Mesdames H. C. Reimers, F. H. Eigler, O. H. Geronsin, John Dempsey and J. A. Schwartz. All but three of the original members were present. The afternoon was spent socially and at the close a delicious two course luncheon was served by the hostess assisted by Misses Ruth and Edna Richards. Attendance Poor— The chautauqua company which was In progress here the past week put on some very good programs but the attendance was not sufficient to pay out and the guarantors were faced with a deficit amounting to nine dollars and a half each. However, the guarantors signed up again for next year and have been rustling around for additional signers. We understand they have forty-two signatures at present and it is their aim to get at least fifty or more, With this many signers it should be a rather safe proposition. Hartley Visitors— Lester Weisbrod of Hartley came last week Thursday for a visit atittjO'home *bf his parfhts/Mr.'and-Mrsf H, P Welsbirod."- He, was' accompanied by Warren Newel, son of Mr. and Mrs LeRoy Newel of Hartley, who will visl relatives in and near Fenton. Lester had just returned from a ten days tour in 'the Black Hills and Yellowstone Park. They returned to Hartley the first of the week ond Lester will resume his work in the. Newel Ford garage where he Is employed as a mechanic. E. R. Slei made a business trip to Clarion and Klemme this week Monday. Mrs. Eddie Weiner of Burlington spent last week at the L. H. Larson home. Dr. L. J. Hansen of Titonka was a business visitor in Fenton last week Friday. The Fenton Four-H club met this week Tuesday afternoon at the home of Leona Borchardt. Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Goetsoh were business visitors in Estherville and Fairmont Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Smith of Burt spent the day at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Whitlow and children of Swea City are spending the week at the home of Mrs. Whitlow's father, Frank Bailey, and attending the chau- tauqua , Rudolph Stamer of McLaughlln, South Dakota, left last week Friday morning after spending a few weeks' racatlon at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Stamer and other 'elatlves. Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Weisbrod and tlrs. Welsbrod's parents, Mr. and Mrs. ihris Widdel were over Sunday vis- tors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Widdel's son, Edward at Madelia, Minnesota. Several of the Epworth League mem- )ers who attended the institute at Lake Dkoboji lost week will give reports this Sunday evening July 27 at the M. E. church in place of the regular even- ng service. Miss Alvina Miller of Minneapolis Is spending two weeks' vacation at the dome of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Miller. Miss Miller is a registered nurse and was graduated from the Mayo hospital at Rochester. Mr. and Mrs. Weber Yeager entertained Mrs. Yeager's brother, Rudolph Stamer of McLaughlin, South Dakota, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Stamer of this place at a six o'clock dinner Wednesday evening. The Peter Hayenga and Harry Haase families finished harvesting on Friday and treated themselves and the help, August Krause, Jr., and Warren Randall, to a picnic supper at Interlaken Park by way of a celebration. Ralph Wolfe of Waterloo and Mr. and Mrs. Rex Wolfe and Freeman Wolfe of this place were entertained at the home of Freeman's - daughter; Mrs. .Calvin Householder, to ' Lone roll on their return trip which Was made on Friday. Mrs. Chas. Schemmel and Mrs. Hennessey and daughter, Marian, of Cal* mar came Thursday evening for a visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Weisbrod. While here they visited Father Dobberstein's Grotto of the Redemption at West Bend and spent one day at Arnold's Park at Lake Okoboji. They returned home on Saturday. The American Legion Auxllary held their regular meeting In the Legion rooms last week Tuesday evening. The time WBS spent mostly In dlsctisslflg plans for the celebration which they will stage here this week Thursday. Refreshments were served at the close of the meeting with the Mesdames fiddle Ohm and Carl Nielsen as hostesses. Mr. and Mrs. Chris Ruske, Dr. and Mrs. E. W. Ruske. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Newel nnd family, Mr. and Mrs. E. A Weisbrod, Mr. nnd Mrs. John Light and daughter, Viola, Mrs. Mary Kohlsted nnd daughters, Verna and Luella, and son. Clarence, and Mr. and Mrs. Melvln Mnnsager and baby son were Fenton picnickers at Terrace Park at Lake Okobojl Sunday. Miss Pearl Hnnse of Eagle Lake, Minnesota, Is visiting at the home of her sister, Mrs. Herman Gaade and other relatives, Miss Haase Is just recovering from n recent operation for appendicitis. She left for the home of her parents in Fairmont Saturday evening. After a visit there she wilt eturn to her work in Eagle Lake, vhere she is employed as senographer where she is employed as stenographer She ought not reproach herself, her j Mrs. O. H. Graham Sunday, father answered—she toad done quite j John Espe and family nnd Mrs. Wm well to avoid being a responsibility to Will's father nmJ mother. "That wasn't enough;" snld Ernestine. "I've a wew set of values to lenrn." "You think the ones you learned at home inadequate? 1 "1 didn't mean •that.'" •"You've been very <qulet with me nil day. Do yom iresent 'Our attitude?" Ernestine was Near ito tears. "It hurt Will," she *ald, 'her voice shaking. "It forces me *o take a stand— I Jiave to be ioyai -to Will. Papa, 1 l<we yaw all so, 'but I ! love Will most, lie's ray •hnsbatid. M 'he's hurt, so am I." Her father's face tond grown very white. He sat «fcitdyftig Ills gloved iiarid wpon the polished 'Steering wheel. •"That's right," :he said after n little. "After all, that's part ifll what you learned «t home—1 toope, II thought— j'«ur 'mother wants me 160 'tell you— we'll establish a Unust tEund for you and «ne Cor Lillian when :She Is mar- Vled. I've got my money tied up in tills stone merger, but I .can settle some on yon now, and more later, or I can give .you an allowance:" Ho stopped, controlled his emotion, and went on steadily, "I still tblttk your marrJafge will prove disastrous, but you're my little girl—I want you to he happy. Of coarse, you can always come home, but as long as you et»y with Will, I'd like to do what I em tot you, Ernestine." It was a long speech for him. He was always quick, Iwlf a phrase, half a sentence, sufllced him, Ernestine's hands squeezed his arm, she pulled him down and kissed him, and he put his big arm, awkward Ip his overcoat, about her, and drew her close. "Before SVI11 and I were married- he—be thought you might think he wanted my money—wanted some advantage, and I. promised him I'd live his life, live 011 his income. I made a bargain and 1 must stand by it, papa. @ut J'W glad you told me—if I should Ae,ed wney, I'll let you taow, Thank WJfc? Lakin spent Sunday with Mrs. Lakin's son, F. W. Lakin, at Estherville. Leonard Haase left Monday for his home in Donnellson after a three weeks' visit with relatives in this vicinity. Mi 1 , and Mrs. C. G. Humphrey and son, Sydney Bruce and C. H. Humphrey spent the day Saturday at Mason City. The W. P. Weisbrod and O. C. Kern families were Sunday dinner guests a the home of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Weisbrod. Ralph Wolfe left Sunday for Waterloo, after spending a three weeks vacation visiting relatives here and at Lone Rock. Ed. Weisbrod and family are enjoying a new Nash Six sedan which he recently purchased from the Emmetsburg dealer. Mamie Domek of Cylinder is visiting at the home of her aunt, Mrs. C, Bailey this week and attending the chautauqua. Professor and Mrs. Frank Sarchet* and family of Sheldahl visited at the home of his niece Mrs. Wilbert Holdorf Saturday. S. H. Sorenson of Mallard was an overnight visitor in Fenton Sunday From here he went to Burt for a visi' with his son, Walter. Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Newel visited al the home of Mrs. Newel's brother, F E. Weisbrod in Emmetsburg Sunday afternoon and evening. Mrs. Myron Alderson has been very in the past week with an attack o: gftB stones. She is improving and it is hoped no operation will be necessary. Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Graham were Burt visitors Saturday evening. Their son, Bruce, who spent the past week visiting his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Peters, returned home with them. Thieves Enter Oil Stations at Em'sburg. Three filling stations and the Bryan & Severson hardware store at Emmetsburg were entered Monday morn- ng by thieves. The Skelly, White Sagle and Chnmplln oil stations were entered by cutting a hole in the front door, and unlocking the door from the nside, but as the cash registers had been emptied, nothing was stolen. Nothing was missed at the hardware store and it is thought the thieves were In search of cash or tools. Rock Thursday, in honor-of Freeman's sixtieth birthday. Mm' Clarence' Wagner' her home Sunday. 'Mrs. „, „ cently gave birth to a son at the'-Kossuth hospital in Algona and has.been staying at the home of her parents, •M(r. and Mrs. George Yeager for the past three weeks. Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Goetsch drove to Whittemore Wednesday to meet and visit with a James Ranney, of Omaha, an old friend. Mr. Goetsch and he both traveled for the Fairbanks Morse Company about twenty years ago, and had not met since. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Young of Spirit Lake took dinner at the John Dempsey home and called on some of their friends here Saturday. They were en- route to Mason City to look after business interests. The Youngs were residents here at one time. A large number of kitten ball fans accompanied the Fenton fteam to Ringsted Thursday evening where the two mentioned teams played a good game which resulted in Fenton suffering defeat at the hands of Ringsted to the tune of 13 to 7. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Voight anc family of Welcome, Minnesota, anc Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bettin of Burl spent the day at the Henry Boevers home Sunday. Marie Bettln, who has spent the past week with her grandparents, returned home with them. Mr. and Mrs. Einer Fauerby anc children, and Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinanc Schendel and sons, Julius, Irvin anc Emll and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Voighl and family attended a birthday celebration in honor of Otto Schendel a< his home at Dunnell, Minnesota, on Sunday. • The correspondent was misinformec last week and stated that Dr. Sherman Meyer of Emmetsburg was a chiropractor. He is an osteopath and wil come to Fenton every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evening from seven until nine-thirty,. We glady make the correction. Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Stoeber and daughter, Gladys, and Mr. and Mrs Raymond Stoeber drove to Sjoux City Saturday where they will meet theli son, Wilfred, who travels for'the Northrup Seed Company and visit with other relatives. They expected to return home Monday. Mrs. J. A. Furtney and Mrs. L. M Holdorf of Ceylon were visitors ut the parental Robert Kyhl home Saturday Their sister, Ruth Mae Kyhl accompanied them home to assist in the Furtney hotel during the absence oi Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Furtney who will be gone for a few weeks. Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Johnson anc Miss Carrie Austad of Radcliffe came last week Saturday for a visit at the home of Superintendent G. D. Belken. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson are Mrs Belken's parents. Bobbie Belken accompanied them home on Sunday and will spend several weeks with them. Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Wright of Humboldt were visitors at the home of Miss Irene Newel on Tuesday of last week. Miss Newel accompanied them on their return home for a short vist. Mrs. Wright was formerly Miss Mildred Gilmore of Algona and she and Miss Newel were both school and college mates. Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Eigler and daughter, Mary Jane, left Tuesday of Adolph PertI returned last week last week for a visit with Mr. Eigler's from the McOreery hospital in Whit-, brother, Joe Eigler, at Harlan, and a temore where he submitted to an op- sister. Mrs. Anna Weteel, who resides eration for atones, appendicitis and gall In Manilla. They made a brief call at the Harold steadman home In Car- Presbyterian. Church. Morning hours, study and sermon, theme—"Men's Religion." Evening hour of worship at the Methodist church. All are cordially invited to join in these services of the day. Public Sale of Farm. The heirs of John Henry Hughes, will offer for sale at public auction at nine o'clock a. m..on the 26th day of 1 July, 1930, the following described jtantt situated In Kossuth county, ^~ wit: The South Half Three (3) In Towns (98) North, of (29) west of dlan. " it^s- « -IN' -,*• v"! >? •* Hi •* ] ' k of a Twenty?' ($22,000.00) mises with uary 1st, 1531, at cent (5 per cent) pep, ^-. 1 five 5 per and the remainder In cash oh J,farch<rlsV1931, when possession will be given. This is a good, will improved farm. It is to be sold because the helrf, de- 1 sure to divide the estate, SULLIVAN, MCMAHON & LINNAN ' 5 Agents for the Heirs. THIS HAPPY MAN IS ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT KONJOLA Two Years of Suffering with Kidney and Stomach Ended by Medicine. MR. ERNEST BRILEY. You want a medicine that does the work quickly, completely, and natural- ly—Konjola is that medicine. Thousands have put this new medicine to the test, and know that it accomplishes amazing results in record time. Read what Mr. Ernest Briley, Dun- lam, Iowa, near Sioux City, says about Konjola: "I suffered for four years with stomach and kidney trouble. I experienced terrblle pains across my back, and gas bloating caused frequent nauseating headache^ All the medicines I had tried brought only temporary relief. Finally I turned to Konjola, and after nine bottles, I feel like a new man. My health has returned, and all trace of my former ailments is gone. I recommend Konjola to any who are suffering as I did, for I know that it is a medicine that does Its work well." Seven million bottles of Konjola have been used In two years—that alone- is proof of its power. Take a treatment of this master medicine; see for yourself why Konjola is the "medicine with more than a million friends." Konjola is sold in Algona, Iowa, at E. W. fcugby drug store, and by all the best druggists in ell towns throughout this entire section.--Adv. ft

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