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BLANKETED BELGIANS TRYING TO KEEP WARM
A N o v e l i z a t i o n of
Lady Alice Bradley's Play
Illustration* from Photographs of the Stage Production
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women wanting a cup of coffee—but
she scarcely saw them. She knew
when the door opened by the accom
panying chill, but she paid no atten
tion to anyone coming or going Wheu
Slade's handsome figure appeared and
his eyes searched the room anxiously
she did not look up.
For a moment he looked at her,
hungrily—sadly. She was pathetic
even now, although she had changed
and Improved, but she did look so
little and wistful as she sat eatlug
her lonely, simple meal of crackers
and milk and coffee
He walked down the room and stood
before her, but It waa only whon he
spoke that she looked up. Her eyes
showed first ainaxemvnt and then the
love she could In no wise conceal A
warm flush made her look, to him.
almost as pretty as she had when
she was a girl.
"Well, bow are you. Mary?” he
asked. It was an ordinary enough
speech, but th* tone was tender and
hi* eyes were asking th* quoatlou she
could not Ignore.
“ Why, Dan! I beard you tonight,”
the words were out before she recov
ered from her surprise.
“ I'm glad you wanted to go,” he
said, simply, "but what's the use of
Thors was a touch of cynicism In
hla attitude aud manner
"Of what?" Mary asked.
“Of my gottlng elected, and—o f the
whole business?" and be looked at
"Aren't you satisfied?*’ For a mo
ment there waa a trace of th* Mary
who had kicked open th* kitchen door
that day she bad driven him from
that cottage "What way has It dis
"Well, what's the use of being gov
ernor If you can't share the honors?”
Blade smiled wanly as he thought of
their former discussion of th* same
subject. "No. It doesn't amount to
much after all! Jake tells ms you
are going to Europe?”
"Yes, It's a Cook tour,” she ex
claimed as she produced th* ticket
from her handbag
"It’s a quick
glimpse of famous places We are to
see Rome We have two days there
and half a day for the Pyramids.
Then the Holy laind. then Paris for
three whole days. I'm to see every
thing— to see life! I'll see the whole
world In two months.”
"Well, I hope you’ll enjoy It.” he
commented sadly. "I couldn't”
"Why not?” she asked Innocently.
Slade looked at her for a full min
ute before he replied
”! find I'm too old to make new
friends.” ho finally replied. “ It’s what
I’ve had that counts; It's looking
back, not ahead And I want to say
right here and now that If I had It
all to do over again I'd do differently.
I'd do differently.”
"Yes, I guess we’d all do differ
ently,” and Mary fumbled absently
with the Cook's ticket to tho world
In two months. "But It's too late
now,” she finished.
"You couldn't think of trying It
again, could you. Mary?" Blade’s
voice was tense.
“Oh, no,” she replied as If hts sug
gestion wsrs not to be eonsldsred for
a moment “ We are divorced and the
only dignified thing for divorced peo
ple to do Is to stay divorced. Why?
Ar* you lonely?”
“ No, I can’t honestly say I’m lone
ly," he answered, candidly. "I'm too
busy for that. I asked you because
I car* for you. very, very much. I've
missed you. It wasn't loneliness. 1‘vn
Just missed you. And If anything had
happened to you before I’d seen you
again well—my life wouldn't have
been worth a continental. I want you
beenus*—because you’re my girl. You
always were. Tbe girl I loved wbsn
I was nineteen. You're handsomer
now.. My Qodt Mary, but you look
"Oh. Dan! Pleas*. I’m going,” Mary
“ Hold on there." Blade laid a de
taining arm on hers. “I want to ask
you something. Do you remember th*
first time I kissed you?"
"No, 1 do not.” and Mary looked
away toward the window where the
endless process of grlddle-cak* mak
ing was going on.
"Yes, you do.” Blade was leaning
toward her eagerly "You were bend
ing over your mother's washtub and
I—” He stopped suddenly.
If I were sick would you come back
"Oh, that would be different,” she
answered, meeting bis gate
How would It be different?" he ar
gued. "Whether I’m sick of body or
sick of heart—what’s the difference?
Blck on* way or th* other, 1 can't get
on without you—I can't. I've tried
It alone, and I can’t get on
you’ro tired of It, too. You're not
happy,” he accused
"Well, yes. I aiu. In a way."
"No. you’re not." he persisted.
"Now, then, first I'm going to take
you home, wherever you live. Come
on.” He had easily reverted to his
old masterful way
"No. I won’t!"
"Come on. there nre four governors’
wives at my hotel," he told her "I’ll
Introduce you to them tomorrow after
» • ’rv married and then you can come
on the trip with us. You've been
away long enough. Como on "
"Positively no,” replied Mary, aud
possibly she thought she meant It.
"Then you're through with me for
good and all?” be asked In surprise.
"Well. I don't blamo you. God! What
an awful memory of all those years
we lived together you must have!”
"Don’t say that!” and Mary shrank
away from him "Don’t feel Ilk* that!
It was only at th* last; 1 was un
happy only at tbe last. Before that,
why, Dan. you know perfectly wqjl.
I'd rather not have been at all then
not to have been tho wife of Daniel
“Do you mean It?" be asked, eag
"Well, that settles It,” and he
Jumped up to get her heavy coat.
"We're going to try It again. We've
"Hut what will people say?” asked
Mary, weakening "I'm all packed up
to go to Europe."
"That for Europe," and reaching for
tho ticket, he tore It Into bits "We'll
go together some day,” and he held
out her coat Invitingly.
"Oh. Dan,” she murmured as she
obediently let him put It on. Before
she had decided one way or tbe other
he had her bag and her umbrella aud
he had her by tbe arm and In an
other flash she wss being helped Into
a motor car that had been waiting
Jake cranked the car, and aa he
climbed up on the seat he chuckled
"Well, this Is the time they've got
to hand It to me for being a diplo
The New Tork driver looked at th*
raw boned westerner and then pro
ceeded to become absorbed In the all-
Important matter of cousutnlng the
largest possible number of griddle
oakes In the least possible time.
’’Well,'* remarked th* sociable wait
er, as be brought another cup of cof
fee, "I guess we don’t get any of your
"You wouldn't get our crowd any
way!" And th* westerner Inflated
his chest "Oar bosses ar* quail on-
The soldier* of Belgium are poorly equipped for winter fighting, but blankets are being distributed amoug then
"And champagne, too, I suppose?"
as rapidly as possible.
“ Nop*, my boas don't drink, don’t
smoke, don't keep yachts or horses,
▼ious record being 16,693,000 bales in
don't keep worn—” lie stopped as
he realised that he was talking
The value per acre of all enumerated
crops averaged about $16.44 this ye.tr,
Tbe little woman quietly eating
compared with $16.52 in 1913 and
crackers and milk looked up as she
$16.15 in 1912.
heard the old. familiar formula.
Why, Jake!" she exclaimed In
quick surprise. The westerner jumped
up hastily and looked to see where
th* voice came from. There was only
Washington, D. C.— President W il
one voice as swoet and gentle as that;
son appealed Wednesday to American
It was the voice of a woman who had
shippers o f non-contraband goods, such
been the best friend he had ever had.
'Why. Mrs. Blade!” ho exclaimed
Decrease in Price o f Eggs and In as cotton, not to allow their cargoes to Prosperitu for Whole Country A t
be mixed with contraband articles.
gladly, as he recognised her In spile
crease in Cattle and Calves
Hand and Advice Is Offered
of tbe fact that her hair had grown
The United States government, he an
Contribute to Result.
To Make ¡^reparations.
grayer and that she was a much
nounced, could deal confidently with
trimmer figure than she had been
the difficulties which had arisen in the
when be had last seen her
treatment o f American commerce by
Washington, )D . C.— Heartened by
”1 recognised your word." she
Washington, D. C.— American farms Great Britain only if supported by ab
months o f close study o f the business laughed as he came over to her table
during 1914 eclipsed all records for solutely honest manifests.
I’ve kind of got that by heart hear
This statement followed a discussion outlook o f the nation, Secretary Red-
combined value o f their product* with
a total o f almost $10,000,000,000. by the President with his cabinet o f field, o f the department o f Commerce, ing It so often." Jack stammered
Secretary Houston, o f the department the general shipping situation and o f wrote a New Year's greeting to the Then turning to hts companion, he
o f Agriculture, announced Thursday the note dispatched to Great Britain merchants and manufacturers o f the asked him to go on alone.
What are you doin' here, on a
that the value o f all farm crops, farm protesting at length against the Brit- country, bidding them in characteris
tic language to reach out for the proa night like this?” he asked as be drew
animal products and farm animals sold
perity he sees within their grasp. up a chair beside Mary
and slaughtered aggregated $9,872,-
NEW BRITISH ARMORED CAR There
is no warrant, Mr. Redfield de
'Oh, I often come here," replied
clares, for gloom or despair.
The ill Mary. "It's late, though I’m glad to
That was $83,000,000 more than the
effects o f the European war on Ameri see you, Jake; It's so seldom 1 see a
grand total fo r 1913, the previous
can enterprise is passing and new vis face I know,” and she looked at biro
record year, and more than double the
tas for commercial venture are open Intently, and Jake thought a bit of
value of all farm products in 1899.
her old wistful look crept Into her
ing with each new day.
Crops this year were valued at $6,-
“ I f you want prosperity, do your sys*.
044.480.000, and the estimated total
"I’ve been to the mootin' tonight,
share to bring it and do it now ,” he
value o f the animal products and of
says. "G et that addition on your shop Jaka.” she explained. "I wanted to
the farm animals sold and slaughtered
going; it will cost you less today than hear Mr. Slade I saw In the paper be
The value o f
i goln' to speak.”
six months hence. Is trade a bit dull
crop production this year was slightly
We kind of—we didn't always
less than in 1913 on account of the re
Prices are low and know Jest where you were," Jake told
duced value o f the cotton crop, brought
likely to rise.
Y ou ’ve been thinking her. his surprise and pleasure at
about principally by the European war.
o f that contract work. Better start meeting her so unexpectedly putting
The com and wheat crops, however,
yourself before things get the start of him at a loss to know what to say.
were the most valuable ever produced
"Oh, I drift rouud," Mary told him.
in the United States, bringing the
“ This country slows down a bit now "I live near here. I got tired of ho
year’s crop value total to only $83,-
and then, but it never stops growing tels, they're public and lonely. And
279,000 less than the total for last
and it always moves up and not down. boarding houses— well, people are so
year, despite the loss o f more than
We don’t know what it means in most Inquisitive. So I got a nice, pleasant
$300,000,000 in the value o f the cotton
o f the United States to have real gen furnished room and go out for my
Think o f Belgium and meals I come here because It's
“ The estimated value of the animal
Poland, O man with a grouch, and oosy. Is Mr. Slade well?"
products on the farm in 1914,’ ’ said
slink into your hole and pull it in after
the Agricultural Outlook, “ is distinct
There think o f your sins and
“ Very well.”
ly higher than in 1913, which was
“Yes, the governor's very well."
itself a record year in the value o f this
courage in working order.
"Do you make him wrap up nights—
class o f products. ”
“ There are lots of good American weather like this? Do you get him
“ This is due to general, but slight,
examples o f pluck. Do you remember to put on bis rubbers?" and her voice
increases in production, except for
San Fancisco and Galveston and Chi was very tender.
sheep and swine, and in prices, and
cago— Boston, Charleston, Baltimore
"I sure do," laughed Jake. "I make
more especially to a small increase in
and Dayton, and many others like him do everything you did. That’s
the average farm price of eggs and to
One of the new armored light cars them? Remember them as did EMison why I'm East with him.”
a more considerable increase in the
"You’re a good boy, Jake.” and she
the British are using to good ef and lots o f your fellow citizens, who
farm price o f cattle and calves sold
fect on the continent. It carries eight showed pluck when things were hard. reached forward and patted his hand
“ Nothing is the matter with the
"Tell me. does he always get the
“ It must be borne in mind that the men and a Maxim gun in a revolving
amounts o f these estimates do not top and has a speed of forty miles an man with a grouch except an absentee applause he did tonight?" she asked,
Cheer up, eagerly. “ I was very proud. Ho got
stand for net wealth produced, nor for hour. When in action the driver sits heart and missing nerve.
cash receipts, nor for profit, nor for on the floor and guides the car with go to work, do your level best, quit three times as much as anyone else
talking misery. The war’s over yon I found myself applauding, too.”
income in any sense. Each product is the aid of a reflex mirror.
der, not here. Men are slaughtered
"You bet he does.” Jake was very
valued, is in the census, when it
It’s all proud of his "old man.” "He gets
reached commercial form and the ish policy o f prolonged detentions o f yonder— theyr’e living here.
ever. The other four western gov
grand aggregate o f all items is to be cargoes and other interference with clouds there— clear day here.
“ Get out and sell some goods. Plant ernors we're traveling with—they
regarded as an index number, or from American trade.
Publication o f a synopsis o f the some more acres; do more work than ain’t heard Do you think you'll ever
a relative rather than from an absolute
note, the tenure o f which was con- you planned. Talk cheerful talk and some West again, Mrs. Slade?” -
point o f view
"No," answered Mary, decisively.
The sales o f crops last year were firmed at the White House and State | you’ ll find this country o f ours a pret
T m pushtn' right ahead. I’m going
estimated at $2,928,000,000; sales o f department, aroused much interest, ty good place after a ll.”
to Europe next. Jake, I'm a citizen of
livestock $2,919,000,000, a total o f not only in diplomatic circles, but in |
the world now.”
The estimated value | congress and official quarters generally
“Well.” Jako got to his feet. A sud
o f total sales per farm was $892, and Many diplomats of European and South
sales per capita o f rural population, American countries made formal in
London — Four German aeroplanes den resolution had formed in his mind
quiry at the State department concern flew several times over the city of as he heard about the contemplated
excluding towns, $139.
ANARCHY Bpaln, nine years before Moscow. L »
The value o f the principal farm ing the note, and a memorandum on Dunkirk Thursday, dropping bombs as trip to Europe. He hadn’t been with LONG RECORD
clerc had died In 1802.
the subject was promised them.
crops this year was ;
they went, acording to the Dunkirk the governor dally for the past two
The Hpanlsh portion of the island
There was a confident feeling in correspondent
Corn, $1,702,599,000; wheat, $878,
of the Daily Mail.
loose from Bpaln and was Joined
Continuous Recital of Revolt and
680,000; hay, $779,068,000; cotton, diplomatic quarters that steps would Soldiers in the streets fired on the ma
to Haiti, but waa separated In 1844 as
$519,616,000; oats, $499,413,000; po be taken by other leading nations o f chines and one Taube seemed to be had he devoted so much of his at
the republio of Banto Domingo.
tention to motors and tires and car-1
tatoes, $198,609,000; barley, $105,- this hemisphere, as well as by some hit, but all got away safely.
This Is the record of the Haitian
903,000; tobacco, $101,411,000; sweet
The official returns of the casualties
The republic of Haiti, the western chief executives: Dessallnes, governor
potatoes, $41,294,000; rye, $37,018,- Great Britain their acquiescence in the show that 15 persons were killed and
end of the Island Columbus called j for life, assassinated. 1808; Henri
000; sugar beets, $27,950,000; rice, American point of view.
32 wounded. The bombs were filled nature. If Jake were any Judge— "Little Spain,” waa the earliest exam
' Chrlstophe, king, suicide. 1820; Royer,
and Jake thought he was—a woman
pie of a nominal constitutional gov president, expelled. 1143; Houlouku*.
and buckwheat, $12,892,000.
For half an hour the whole city
Get Busy, Edison Says.
ernment carried on by black men.
"Emperor Fauatln I." exiled, 1SSI;
In the production o f the foregoing
West Orange, N. J. — Thomas A. crackled with rifle shots and bombs, waa wholly Indifferent to him. Also
Columbus found 2,000,000 friendly
14 principal crops, this year’s average
which threw up dense clouds o f black a woman didn't fuss and worry about Indians on the Island. Slavery killed Geffard, president, exiled, 1867; Bat-
Edison,'the inventor, predicted Mon
was about 10 per cent larger than in
smoke. N o sooner did one aeroplane a man's overshoes If she hated him. them off and negroes from Africa mul nave, ahot, 1869; Nlssage Baget. exiled,
1870; Dominique, exiled, 1871,
that 1915 will be a most prosper seem to depart than another arrived.
'T wish you a pleasant Journey, Mrs.
1913, and 6 per cent smaller than 1912,
tiplied In their stead. Of these, 1,600,-
which year stands as one o f the great ous year. He said; “ Now is the time Buildings in all parts o f the city were Blade. I guess I'll have to run along
000 descendants now live In Haiti.
Bench Has a Sobering Effect.
productions in the for the United States to go ahead. wrecked. One child’ s arm was blown now."
”1 have become acquainted with
"Jake, I'd Just as soon you didn’t Nearly all are pure black; the mulat
United States. This year two import We can manufacture cheaper today off and an old woman was killed out
•ay you saw me,” Mark remarked as tos* diminish In number. The whites about fifty or more district Judges of
ant crops exceeded previous records— than in many years to come.
were massacred or driven away In the Kansas, as wsll as a dozen or fifteen
wheat, with 891,000,000 bushels, fo l ever, many o f our best business men
The fifth aeroplane remained as a •he shook hands with him.
supreme Justices, and on* character
"You can depend on me, Mrs. revolutionary wara.
lowing the 1913 record o f 763,000,000 seem to be penny wise and pound fool sentry outside the town, ready to at
The present republic had belonged istic of practically all of them that
bushels, and cotton, with 15,966,000 ish. I am surprised that commercial tack any o f the allies’ aeroplanes that Blade.” Jake’s candor and sincerity
bales (preliminary estimate), the pre- and Industrial America has been affect might seek to repel the air assailants. would have deceived a saint "You to France a century when the French haa greatly Impressed me Is thslr ut
ed with a form o f paralysis evidently
sat ycur supper In peace. I give you revolution began. Blavery was then ter lack of arrogance, self-aaasrtlos
my word of honor I won't say a abolished, a black rebellion took place, and domineering Instinct,” writes
40 Convicts A re Freed.
Boers Will Be Drafted.
and the British Invaded the Island; Judge J. C. Kuppenthal of Russell.
This is all due to unnecessary alarm.”
Columbia, S. C. — Fifty-five New
London— A dispatch to the Reuler
Thank you. Jake,” she replied, sat but Toussalnt l’Ouverture, a black "The loudmouthed swashbuckler who
Years’ pardons, paroles and commuta
Telegram company from Cape Town isfied. "Good night."
George Washington, drove them out eats the 'enemy alive, who loudly lays
Italy Irritates Vienna.
tions granted by Governor Blease re
As Jake opened the door the snow and set up a constitution. Napoleon down the law (which none knew so
Venice— Italy’s expedition in Av- says that Walfish Bay, on the south
duced the number o f prisoners in the lona, which she occupied several days west roast o f A frica, was reoccupied addled In an4 a blast of cold wind sent hts brother-in-law, Gen. Leclnrc well as he). In the court room, on tho
state penitentiary, at the state farms ago, appears to have produced consid on Christmas Day without opposition •ant a chill through Mary's body. It (pretty Tolly Bonaparte's husband), street, In the hotel lobbies and wher
and in county convict camps to 149. erable irritation at Vienna, according by a strong British force, A telegram •earned good to meet Jake, but some- to subdue the blacks. He made peace ever he can gather a gaping, awe
The governor’s action put the total to advices from the Austrian capital. to Reuter’s Telegram company from low she almost wished she hadn’t with Toussalnt, seized him treacher struck group, to tell what he would
number o f prisoners tc whom he has It is thought there that possibly the Pretoria, seat o f government o f the It had brought back so forcibly the ously, and sent him to Paris. But the do as Judge, either never reaches tho
granted clemency in his four years o f suddenness o f the Italian move may Union o f South A frica, says; “ It is things she was trying to forget. She same year, 1803, that Toussalnt died bench, or Is transformed Into a model
office at 1544. Sixteen full pardons have disturbed plans
attributed to officially announced that the govern •at looking Into space for a long time In prison there the French fled from of meekness, cautious, wary of gratsl-
were granted, 24 prisoners were pa Prince von Buelow’s mission at Rome, ment intends to commandeer men for after he had gone. People came and the Island Its people were thus the toua opinions, when given power asd
roled and the sentences o f 16 were com which is said to have included an offer service in German Southwest A frica went, a queer assortment of human- first to get the better of Napoleon, charged with responsibility.”—i
Twenty-eight o f the 65 were o f Southern Albania to Italy upon her and the Union o f South A frica, as the
men of the streets and char- four years before the reverses la City fttar.
agreeing to certain conditions.
serving terms for homicide.
situation cannot be met by volunteers. ”
Total Output in 1914 Nearly
Other Neutral Countries
May Join With America
Secretary Redfield Sends To AH
four German Aircraft
Attack Dunkirk, England