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The Upper Des Moines-ftepublican, August 6, 1930 Margaret Weymoulh Jackson Copyright by Bobbs-Mmlll Co, WNtJ Service SYNOPSIS CHAPTER IV—John Poole, Wlira best friend, successful though dissipated artist, elves n blrthdny party for Ernestine at Ruby Pastano's bo- homlan resort on the fringe of the underworld. Pastano, notorious as a bootlegger and gang leader, Irritates Ernestine by his criticism 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 and Indignant. The situation Is saved by the appearance of Lorlng and Lillian, who had heard of her whereabouts and with whom she leaves the party. CHAPTER V—Reproaching him for leaving her "unprotected" In his caring for Poole, Will takes an attitude Which awakens Ernestine to the realities of her new life. She Is conscious of approaching motherhood, and In anticipation of the event opens a small savings account. CHAPTER, VI—Will's father dies suddenly. A suggestion that the funeral be held from the Brlceland home, the Todd house being small, meets with refusal, to Ernestine's deep sorrow, though her father attends the obsequies. He offers Ernestine financial aid. which she declines, In loyalty to Will. Pastano brings his wife on ft visit of consolation, and Ernestine Is touched by their friendliness. The shock of her husband's death leaves tho elder Mrs. Todd a hopeless Invalid. Lillian and Lorlng are married. ^Continued from~lost- Wednesday.) """I nin "happy/' declared "Ernestine. "Yes," admitted Loring, "but that la because your capacity for happiness Is great, your pleasure In your marriage and your child wouldn't be spoiled at all by more comforts." "I don't want anything changed.' 1 "Not now—not at this moment. But If you'll be honest with yourself, you'll find that one reason for your contentment Is your great expectations for the future. You feel that your condition Is only temporary. Come now, Ernestine—Isn't that so? You are confident that there will be money for you and Will, when Peter grows older, and Will's work develops Into more Importance. , Being poor'jeanr be a game if it's only an Interlude.' But if you had to look forward to nothing else—" * £ The truth of his logic hurt Ernestine unbearably. ' "•,-' •1 don't care ^hether^ll money, or npt F "|sna«decla atelyj&lmost 7 '' * «,Yoir think yua inexorably. "But. Will "wouldn't say t that. Every man wants money— every woman wants her man to have it It's a symbol o'f power. If Will doesn't get it,he'll feel that he's failed your: confidence, in him." Ernestine foun'd""herself trembling.' 1 ' Lillian picked the baby up and. dandled him and spoke quietly to Lorlng. "You are disturbing Ernestine and It isn't a bit nice of you. All this shout- Ing makes me wonder if you doubt your own ability." She took the baby and put' him In bis mother's arms. Lorlug apologized. "It's a bad habit I have—arranging my own thought In an argument. It dosn't mean a thing—sophistry pure and simple. I know you are sincere, Ernestine. Don't pay any attention to me." The talk fell into safer lines, but Ernestine was no longer happy. Lor- lng got out his car, and, with Lillian and Ernestine in the back seat with the sleeping baby, he drove to her home. They left her now as they had left her In Erie street, disrupted, unhappy and at odds with Will. . glie, was. awake, \yJien_WJli cnmejn, findTheTnxeii a light supper for him aftd told him all that Loring had said, with some small editing. "He's a Capable lawyer, 1 suppose,'* Will said. "And If Ruby wants to give him work to do, and Lorlng Wants to do it, what's the difference? tie's not the- only lawyer that would like to get his fingers Into Pastnno's pie. But nhyhow, I've got something to tell you. Underwood's going to New" York, and Tucker's to be head of the art room." Ernestine felt n cruel shock of disappointment. She knew Will hml expected this—had hoped for the job hlmsplf. "But Tucker's so young," she protested. "It Isn't that—he's capable. I'm glnd lie got ft," sold Will. Ernestine thought of what this job might have meant. The pny was nearly double. They could have rented this house and, with the rent and the Increase, moved Into an apartment In Kuvenswood. "Oh," she cried to Will, aghast at her own • mental processes.. "It's BO hard not to consider money. Not to wont It! Not to cnrel I don't want to be greedy and grnliby. I don't wont to crave success. But I am—I do. Isn't It horrible?" He looked ut her with some humor. "You aren't greedy and grabhy, sweetheart. And as for success, there's a legitimate way to want that —not for the money but for the work. I don't think this has any effect on my future. It's really an executive position, and I'm a solitary worker. I'd be no good ut bossing. It's an -editorial Job, and Tommy has an editorial slant on things. He's fitted for it" A few days later he came home with a shining face. "I'm to be I'oole's assistant," he said. "Do you realize what this means to me? 'it's worth ten thousand In cash —to work under him. If a person went to him and offered a hundred dollars o lesson, he wouldn't tench him to draw, but would curse him out of the office. And he'll tench me, and I'll be paid for It It means no more night, work. Ten till six. I do detail in the art room . until Mr. Poole comes In and then I Work for him all afternoon. He does a copy for a' New York syndicate every day, and there's always work to plan ahead and sketches to lay out. He's been boozy a lot Iqtely, and I think McDermott feels that'lf he has somebody 1 to help him he'll keep 'ahead and not run so close to publication. WIston didn't want to send me In there—but Poole insisted on me." He sighed with happiness and added, as an afterthought, "It means another five-dollar raise—maybe more later." He-was so thrilled and excited that -Ernestine commanded her heart to yield its disappointment over Tommy's job. But she could not see -any .real' .ifuture for Will 'in losing *, himself; In 'the«great man's shadow, ff-' -f;, 4 '' ' u V*' "« , >"'",. -,'.•-'*? \ ," ' *i ' <?•* M" '^,, ,;,"!',don't want "mamma ^p, know, Ernestine said. JTm afraldjshe twon't eo;to Europe. Besides, yonjknow'.what V4QM there'll b&r ifc. Uift *£&*A Ernestine sighddo^tIraow? how'they'll tak(Tlt' Of- course ,, jit's their business^-they'll have enough to say. And I feel embarrassed with mamma. She'll' wonder ,why I didn't tell her." , ' Will kissed her cheerfully and went away to Ills'beloved Job.*- J¥ He was-radiantly happy and his happiness seemed to affect her inversely. Every day was an adventure to him. "Tommy gives me plenty to do," he admitted one evening. "Tommy's a good boss. He keeps us all humping, and gives every fellow the kind of Job he can do best. But it's the work for Mr. Poole that makes up for any chores. Ernestine, I tell you he Is a great man. He comes in there—sometimes he doesn't know whether he's eaten or not, but as soon as he gets in that little office, which flts around him like a glove about a hand, he begins to function—the way his mind works Is always a surprise. What's the matter, honey?—you're not eating." Ernestine leaned on her hand and her eyes filled with tears. "I hate to have mamma go away now," she said. Will's methods, were Jnfantlle. •'Then te!1 Tier. 'Ton "know she'd stay in a minute." "Go on talking about the office, please—so I can think." Will laughed. ,He took a half-dollnr from his pocket and spun It on the kitchen tablecloth. "t won me fifty cents, shooting craps at the office," he said. "We Can go to the movies." Ernestine plucked the fifty-cent piece from his fingers, find he made n pretense at regaining It. "Now my thinking process Is entirely disrupted," she told him. "I thought Mr. WIston was going to fire the noxt person lie catiglit shooting craps In office hours." "1 don't believe he'll do It," said Will comfortably, and Ernestine did not believe It either. The men were always matching pennies or rolling dice or making up pools. Will pushed back his chair, come around and cupped Ernestine's face In his tiands, kissed her cheeks and lips and pressed her eyelashes down hard with his caresses. "Don't be blue, honey—don't worry," he bade her cheerfully. "You're the prettiest, sweetest woman In the world. It's natural for us to have a family. You're not going to- be unhappy about the new baby, nre you, Ernestine? It's the way of love." "1 know," slie said. She drew him down and kissed him. But her face was strangely snd. "Nothing can make me unhappy. Will, as long as we love each other. I get hurt liecause we go for weeks without seeing my family— .1 seem to be drifting away from them. Mamma and Ulllata are always so busy, and papa Is In New York. And I get proud and avoid them on my part. But as long as we have our love for each ofher—this oneness—It's the host tiling in life—what can we lack?" He .picked her up, sat down In his mother's little rocker, cradled her, sang silly songs In her ear.nnd teased her. But after a little while he was talking about the office again, and she was resting against him, entirely Inattentive, her thought on her own affairs. . , CHAPTER VIII Will and Loring Luring succeeded In securing for Ruby Pastaiio the deed and title to the old LeQulnne place In the restricted colony at Langley lake. Ernestine was filled with Indignation that he should do such a thing. ' % y in WUNlEDRiNTV COAL-THEREAFTAH/SO Quality Coals are our Aim, We can't sell all the coal, so we sell only the best, A Good Place to Buy Coal. W& YARD THAT iA\teS ANP SATISfliS Will and Poole Spent the Day In the Wood Path and on the Water. "Mamma won't like it at all," she told Lillian. "LeQuinne's land runs right down to ours with nothing but Stone creek between the two places. You know how It will be with the Greeks there. The house will simply be bursting with visitors all summer. They will have speed boats, and there will be children in the water from morning till night." "But I thought you liked them," protested Lillian. "You are friends of theirs. Mrs. Pastano Is so happy about it, I thought you would be delighted, and so did Lorrie. In fact he counted on your help In calming mamma If she objected." Ernestine shook her head. "He can do his own calming. It's plain to me that Lorlng's ideas differ from "ours. Will and Ruby Pastano are real friends, yet Will would never have thought of selling that place to Ruby, lie fits Into his own place, In Chicago, but he won't fit In there. The people—the Hendersons and the Mayces and the O'Tooles won't be kind to them. They'll not belong to the country club, nor be in the tournaments. I suppose It's not my place to worry, only 1 am thinking of mamma." "Mamma won't go there after this summer, or next. Didn't you know, darling, that this stone-merger thing Is going to make papa rich? You know, papa owns altogether nearly "seven quarries In Indiana where some of the best limestone Is cut, and then he has proxies for the Langley quarries. For the last year he and Lorrie have been buying options and small Interests In other quarries. Now they have made a merger, The Quarries are worth at their present rating five or sis million dollars altogether, but the merger will be worth twenty-live million. Don't you see what It means?" Ernestine stared at Uer. "Papa- worth millions?-" Lillian nodded with complacent pride. "Yes, and Lorlng Is getting some of the stock. He Is to be counsel for the merger, and he has a holding. You don't need to worry about mamma at Lungley lake. I'm going down to open Lake Haven next week. Can't you come with me, Instead of waiting for Will's vacation?" "I don't like to leave Will alone iu Chicago, In the heat—" said Ernestine. "But I am leaving Lorlng. Are you well, Ernestine?'* "My feet bother me," Ernestine admitted. "I asked Doctor Grey about It, but be didn't say much. Qe's put me on 8 diet. I'll be .all right." "I think you ought to stay at Langley lake all suwmer." "If would be nice," said Ernestine Vaguely, feeling hurt because she hnd not known nbont pnpn. or the stone merger—feeling out of things, "but I wnnt to be with Will." In July they went to Lnngley lake, where Ltlllnn was established nnd where somehow she appropriated the role of hostess, although it was not her bouse nny more than It wns Ernestine's. Will refused to worry nbout the Pnstnnos living on the point, nnd Ernestine snw that he lacked hor own snobbish prejudices nbout the Inke colony. He took Peter nnd wont to visit the Greeks the first morning he wns there, nnd stayed nil day, romping with the young Pnstnnos, tensing Alexnndrln, who ndored him, nnd ent- Ing Madame Pnstnno's pickled fish. Ernestine linO nsked John Poole to come down for the two Sundays they were at the Inke. She hnd .come to love the man ns much ns Will did, nnd hnd grown Into the wny of Ignoring hns bnd hnblts. He wns ndmlrnbly sober the first Sundny he cnme down to them, nnd Will nud Poole spent the dny.'ln the wood path and on the water, making ridiculous sketches In the siind. currying Peter about with them. But the second Sundny was a dii.v of misfortunes. Ernestine wns III mid could scurccl.v- rise tlmt morning, mid It seemed to her that Will wns Impatient nnd unsympathetic. Lorlng telephoned thut he hud stripped his gears nnd put the car In the gitnige. He would have to CHDIU on the tniln, and Ernestine realized with dlsmny tlmt John I'oolo would bo with him. Lillian brought the two from the station In her cnr. John I'oole wns already fuddled with drink nnd elaborately polite, nnd It wns easily seen Hint Lorlng WHS In a state of nervous exasperation. Ills fnce wns Hushed, his brow furrowed. "I've got to go right over to Pus tnno's to see a mail that's coming out there todny," ho sntd to Lillian ns soon ns they hnd had Sunday dinner. "If you nre going to see Ruby, I'll go with you," said Mr. I'oolc. "I have n most Important matter to discuss with Mr. Pastano. Mos' Important. Me hns n nephew—yes, I know"—ns Will laughed—"he hns forty-seven nephews—but this Is a most particular one. This boy is to study modeling. He Is to be the exception—an artist in a family of clever criminals. I'm to see Mrs. Pastnno about him. I'll go with you.' 1 He rose and took n famlllur hold ou Lorlng's ,arm. "Will cnn take you over In the boat, after while," Lorlng snid, "1 must hurry, and Pnstnno can't talk to botli of us at once." "No, I wnnt to go with you." insisted Mr. Poole. Loring no longer innde the i'alntest effort to conceal his disgust. , "lour desire Is unrequited," he said, anil Will laughed and came around-the table to'hls friend and boss and\tools hold of him. ' 1 v "You're coming' with me, you old war-horse," he said, "You're drunU, ril .wager you haven't done a lick of Wfl'rjt, RlJ^w.eeJt. We'll g^o """" *"' *•"' y1&,f$onn;^80 'come along ^fth me," '' John Poole .turned, and ' detained Lorlng who was trying ,to escape. "You don't want me?" ! "No," said Lorlng nervously. "I've hnd enough oil you—too much. I don't ever want to see you again as longias I live." ' "Come outside nnd flght with me, und I will beat you, nnd then we'll go to Pnstano's—together." Lorlng was furious. "I won't fight with you—you old fool I—Will, for G—d's snke, tnke him off me. Why did you bring him down here, anyhow?" "Don't be so hard with him," said Will, smiling wnnly. "He's got a little money—be might come in handy some day. You've changed your mind nbout friends of mine before—Pnstnno and WIston, for Instance." Lorlng turned to Lillian who stood, silent and grave, bylier table. "If this is what I am to expect here It's the last Sunday I come down." Will flushed. "So Ernestine Is Intruding now?" he said slowly. "Per- Imps you have already consummated your Intention of cheating her out of her privileges In this .house as elsewhere—" "Anybody could client Ernestine," exclaimed Lorlng. "She wus cheated once and for good when she married you. She ruined her life then, nnd now she must endure anything because she lucks' protection nnd Is handicapped to boot," Will took a step forward, his tile Imud raised, nnd though he still smiled his fnee wns evil. He spoke low anil rapidly, nnd with an Indescribable effect of vituperation: "You great big stuffed shirt—you Imitation—yon safe-player nnd bribe- taker, you! You coveterl Do you think I don't know what's the matter with you?" There was a pause which lasted Indefinitely. Loring had swollen to rage, and then he had collapsed, until he stood looking at Will with a dreadful, haunted fuce. It was strange, Ernestine thought afterward, thut none of them felt, even then, that Loring wns afraid of Will. There was sonio other element which gave Will tremendous advantage. He- fore the blaze In Will's eyes, before his cursing breathless phrases. Loring fell Into n strange dejection. The two men looked ut each other In the stillness tlmt swirled around them all Will turned nt last to Ernestine. "Go get your tilings, kitten, and get the buby ready," he said In a. gentle voice. "We'll all go back together. I'll go to the hotel und get a taxi to take us to the depot. We can get the afternoon train. Gather your tilings up again, John," With tears running down her face, Ernestine obeyed him. Lorlug went off, cursing under his breath, and Mr. Poole followed him to shout unheeded threats' and maledictions. Lillian helped Ernestine to get ready, both of them crying. "It's the end," said Ernestine. "We con never see each other again now. Our lives are separated indefinitely," and Lillian was thinking, "What will ^CHEVROLET; CHEVROLET ANNOUNCES DE LUXE WIRE WHEELS at no extra cost Chevrolet again adds extra value to the Chevrolet She! Those who prefer may now have any passenger model equipped with beautiful de luxe wire wheels— at no additional cost! Designed especially for Chevrolet, these wheels incorporate many important features that have won favor on cars much higher in price. And they give an added touch of individuality to a . car already famous for its beauty. 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"True worth'Is in being,''not seeming, Is doing each, day that goes^by some little good, not hi dreaming of great things 'to' do by and by; for whatever men say in blindness, in spite of the fancies of youth, there's nothing so kingly as kindness and nothing so royal as truth," Morning worship at eleven a. m. Sermon by pastor. Text, St. Luke 24: "Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen." Evening service with sermon by the pastor. First John 2:3 "We do know that we do know him." Subject, "Shall We Know Each Other There." Wednesday night prayer and praise service. You are welcome—I. V. Metcalf, pastor. (Continued Next Wednesday). Mrs. Harvey Steven has been on the sick list for the past few days. Mrs. Amy Smith spent Sunday with her daughter, Mrs. George Shicks, of Britt. Miss Yyonne Stratton of Britt is spending the week visiting with her grandmother, Mrs. Sarah Wise. Miss Faye McMurray is helping Mrs. F. M. Brethorst a couple of days this with with cooking for threshers. Miss Nell Wise helped cook for threshers three days last, week at the M. H. Heiter home, south of town. Miss Ruth Miller spent last week visiting with a girl friend in Sioux City, but returned home Tuesday evening. Miss Drusilla Noble left Sunday evening for a visit with Mrs. Jane Jacobson of near Woden for a week or so. Mr. and Mrs. D. O. Kent of Quimby spent last Thursday evening until Friday with Mr. and Mrs. Otto Neuman. The Epworth League meeting was lead by Leo Steven and was well attended. A number of Burt young people attended the meeting. Mrs, A. ,U Greenfield received a telegram last week Thursday stating the death of her niece in Montana after an operation on her throat. Miss Harriet Heiter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Heiter of Lone Rock, spent last week visiting with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Heiter, south of town. Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Nail and little daughter, Diana Mildred of Stilson were Sunday evening visitors at the home of Mrs. Nail's .sister, Mrs. August Kirschbaum. Mrs. Sarah Wise Mrs. Lloyd Steven, Nell Wise and little Florence Marie Phillips were callers in Burt Saturday afternoon at the home of Rev. and Mrs. J. E. Clifton. Mrs. Amy Smith and Mrs. James Brophy spent Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Elza Trafford near Wesley. The Traffords lived west of Sexton two years ago. Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Sanders attended the Pink family reunion held at Clear iake Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Lou Bol- enus and children from northeast of town also attended. Miss Aline Martinek, student of the State Teachers' College at Cedar Falls, spent the week end at the home of sqtts, -Oleo, and "milord k »* Sunday evening viators,, wittt daughter 'and slater, Mrs, .August Kirsohbaum, and family. The farmers around Sexton' have their threshing pretty well under way, Some are through and others have only a few days left and are getting along fine in spite of the hot weather. Miss Pearl Steven returned home on Friday evening from her two weeks' trip up through Wisconsin, Minnesota and Canada. She and Miss Davis reported a fine trip and an enjoyable time. Miss Marcella Nelson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Nelson, north of town, underwent an'operation Saturday for adhesions at the Algona hospital. They also removed her appendix at the same time. Messrs. Andrew and Thomas Boyce of Chicago visited a few days last week with their cousins, the B. E. Sanders, Lou Bolenus and John Pink families. The boys were enroute to Buffalo, New York, for a vacation. Little Florence Marie Phillips, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Phillips of Burt, returned home Saturday, afternoon after a six weeks' visit with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Steven south of town. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hartley of Elmwood, Illinois, Mrs. Emma Wright of Peoria with their uncle, George Hartley of Washington, Illinois, visited a few days the latter part of last week with their brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hartley. FOTJE COEKfEE NEWS, LOTTS CREEK NEWS. Miss Lydia Siems of Whittemore visited Tuesday afternoon at the home of her sister, Mrs, Noah Reisener. Lillian Kressln of Algona spent a few clays last week at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kres- sln. Mrs. Carl Dreyer assisted at the Charles Geilenfeldt home last Thursday. Mrs. Geilenfeldt has been 'juite ill. Mr. end Mrs. Mitchell and Harold Seeger of Northwood were over Sunday visitors at the Albert Kr;ivri home. Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Hantelman and family of Fenton were Friday evening callers at the home of Mrs. il. E. Ohm. Mr. and Mrs. Ervia Heldenwitli are the parents of a baby girl sinci) one The Wm. Drayton family spent Sunday at Clear Lake at the Bayslde Park, Roy Lowman was taken ill the latter' part of last week while threshing and shows very little recovery at this time, Leona Walker came home last week Thursday after spending a few days at the James Walker home near Whittemore, helping cook for threshers. Mr. and Mrs. Fern Ruling and two sons of Brttt spent Sunday at the J. P. Nickerson home. Mrs. Huling was formerly Gladys, daughter of the Nick- ersons. James and Iris, son and daughter of the Louis Lowman, Jr., family were ill last week for a few days and the trouble was believed to be due to the hot weather. Mrs. Roy Lowman is still having some trouble with her ear and also with quinsy. Mrs. N. R. Robinson ,of Spencer who has been at the Lowman home, was ill a few days last week. Several from tills community attended the Ice cream social last week Thursday evening at the Andrew BJus- trom home. The Ladles' Aid of the M. E. church of Whittemore sponsored, the social. 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