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THE NEPHI. UTAH. TIMES-NEW- S, Her Engagement Ring - Is a girl's most treasured gem. It should ba a good one. It will cost lea than you think. W have all aizea each on per. Thirteenth Cmiiiaidmemt .he By RUPERT HUGHES feet Modest price. BOYD PARK Copjrighl bf Harper A Brother MAKERS OF JEWELRY (AU IAJU CITV 166 MAIN STRUT CHAPTER XXV J Continued. 16 That makes do difference," Daphne stormed, already converted to the shop religion. "CuHtoiuer must not find the door shut. Kun open It at once. Suppose Mrs. Uomllly dropped In. We'd lone her unless tliln notoriety drives her awuy." A little bluxh of shame flickered In Dnphne's pale clieeka a- moment and went out She sighed : "I suppose Mr. Duune has stopped that check, too If he ever . ent It Oh, dear!" Then a nurse knocked; brought In a card growing In a large little azalea tree. Daphne aennued It "Mr. Thomas Varick Duane t" She peered closer at the pencllfngs and reud aloud: M'I Just learned. I'm heartbroken. Isn't there anything I can And the home market Is booming. We can sell all our product here, and more, too, than we can make." Colonel Murchmont squirmed, but he wus a soldier and loved a go . counter-uttuckHe smiled as he was avenged Wetherell squirmed. when his successor signed new con tracts at a higher price than be had made. The chunging times changed everything; yesterday's exorbitance was today's bargain. Bayurd depurted with a wallet full of business. He got buck to bis office on feet fledged with Mercurial wings, His feet were beautiful on the rug of the president s office. Bayard felt so kindly to all the world that he hurried to the hospital dor - Daphne felt as If outraged society had forgiven her. "Isn't he a darling?" she murmured. Mrs. Chivvls begrudged a clingy, "Well, of course" She hHd the oor folks' conscientious scruples agulnst wasting praise on the rich. "You'll want to see him, I presume." Hut Daphne had had enough of evil appearance. "See hi in here? Never I" She glared at poor Mrs. Chivvls with a reproof that wns excruciating to accept and ordered her to go down and meet Mr. Duane and incidentally learn about the check. "Business la business," she said. Mrs. Chivvls descended In all the confusion of a Iurltan wife meeting a Cavalier beau. She cutne back later to say that Mr. Duune was really very nice, and spoke beautifully and bad aent the check and would send another If Daphne wished It, and would make old Mrs. Itomilly go on with the order, and would she like some special fruits or soups or something? He was really very ulce. Daphne eyed her with Ironic horror and mild. "You've been flirting with lilmt and me so helplcs here I" "Daph! nee Klplll" Mrs. Chivvls screamed. The only counter-thruhe could think of was, "And what does Mr. Wlmhurn say?" This sobered Daphne. Why bad Clay sent do word? Everybody else In town had seen the papers. Clay read the papers. Surely he vas not capable of surh monstrous pique. When your worst enemy gets badly hurt you've Just got to forgive If you're human. 1111 1 1 st CHAPTER XXVI. Illa was determined to endure everything that might be necessary to regain her beauty. She would go through any ordeal of knives or plaster casts or splints or medicines for that She was quite grim about It Her resolution extended to the spending of as much of Bayard's money at might he necessary on surgeons' fees and doctors' bills. If she bankrupted Bayard It would be with the tenderest motives. five times she went to lb operat-Intable, made that Infernal Journey Into efhcrland, knowing what waited her. what retching and burning and bleeding. She braved death agsln and again, took long chances with cowering bravado. And all for Bayard's sake. One morning when Bayard reached his fllce after a harrowing lgl at Leila's side he was Just falling asleep over the first mall when his telephone snarled. He reached for It with alarm. A voice boomed la his g after-angulsh- all-nlc- ear: . "Ah you thahr "Tea." "Keep the line, please. Now, yon ah through, sir?" Then a growl replaced the boom, a growl that made the receiver rattle: "Ah you thsh. Mr. Kip? This Is Colonel Msrchmont I dare sy you ur conversation remetmVr about damned contracts with Wcth-ereltho A little farther dlsrusolon might not be amiss if you could make It perfectly convenient to drop ovvah at, say. a quawtah fah? 4Joodl I shall expect you at that eh." Bayard pondered. What new per-econ was fate preparing? As he went to the office, he bought an eve-flopaper. A heavily bded eable-grnannounced that the laborers In the British munition works were striking or threatening to strike. A gleam of understanding csme Into Bayard' eye. When be reached the dnk of Colonel Marcbrnont he looked unabashed Into the rvtlvef muzxle of the old war horse's one eye. Without any preliminary cmrteslee r any stiffening of his previous tone the colonel nortd : "Thoe devlllb contracts yon made with Wetherell The poor fellow Is no longer alive more's the pity, but Well. I'm afraid I was a bit severe with you. I faix-we might see if way to renewing tbone contracts at a reasonable figure sey at a 25 per cent reduction from the terms you quoted." Bayard1 Smiled aod stiooa his head. He Muffed Ihe blnfW, "The prices we quoted included only a fair profit, rolooel. Since then materials have wn going tip la price every mlnnfe, We win the aVwaiwI trout aUroad. l. pht u 1 1 g y Wetherell Was Avenged When Hla Successor Signed New Contracts at a Higher Prica Than Ha Had Made. to scatter good newa like flowers over Leila's couch. She was In that humor when anybody else's good fortune waa an added grief to her. "I'm no use to you now," she walled. "I never was much. But at least I dressed and kept looking fit And you said I was pretty. But now Oh. Bayard. Bayard I You used to call me beautiful, and I tried to be beautiful for you. But now To he ugly and useless both It's too much 1" Wise pathfinders say that when you arc wandering In strange country you should turn every now and then and look back at the way you came. It wears a different aiect entirely from Its look as you approached, and you will need to know how It will look when you return. From childhood on, Leila bad been warned against extravagance as Bay ard had, as have we alt But only now that she was looking backward could she renllze the wisdom, the In tolerable truth of the adage, "Waste not want not" Meanwhile Daphne was having so different a history that she felt ashamed. It seemed unfair to her to get well quickly and with no blemish except a scar or two that would not show, while Leila hukg between death and deformity. But seeing I'.ayard alone and hear Ing Leila fret she frit confirmed In her belief that ehehad done the whole-som- e thing when she Joined the tabor- Ing rlssses. There were discourage ments without cease, yet Daphne was learning what a remedy for bow many troubles there Is la work. It seemed to be almost panares. It waa exciting, fsttgnlng, alarming, but It was objective. She was on her way at last to that fifty thousand a year she hsd dreamed of. She was uncertain yet of earning a thnu.and a year, but she was on the rod. (lay Wlmlirn, seeking chsnces In the West, did not see the New Tork paper or any other record of Iaph-ne'- s accident. When he got back to New Tork. his pockets full of contracts. Bayard, equally sucrewfnl, rreeted him Then be lesrned of the accident and the fact that Ihipbne was "In trad?." He was Indignant at the newa and wanted lo see her at once. Bsysrd gsve him the addrem, and flay waste I no time aklng further questions. He made haste to the sub way, fuming; left the train at the Grand Central station and climbed up lo a tailcah. Then he found Daphne. She led Mm Into a lltUe shop empty of everything but the debris of re enthn-tlatic1t- y. moval. so long you" might have,' though, Where've you been, Clay? But wait you can tell me-othe way over to the new shop." Wheri she led him Into her new em porlum the graceful fabrics displayed were all red rugs to him. He waa a bull In a crimson shop. Daphne made Clay sit down and asked him If It were not all perfectly lovely. He waited until Mrs. Chivvls went on to the workroom. He had a glimpse of a number of girls and wome on sewing bent. They were laughing and chattering. He answered, "It's perfectly loath n some." Instead of resenting this Insult Daphne laughed till she fell against the counter. The worst of It was that her eyes were ao tender. "Where did you get all the capital for all this stock?" Cluy demanded, with sudden suspicion. "Oh, part of It we bought on credit and purt of It on borrowed mocey." "tsorrowed from whom?" "From Mr. Duane." This was too much of too much. Clay stormed: "I'll get him!" "Oh, no, yon won't!" "Oh. yes, I will!" "I won't have you assaulting the nest mend I ve got In the world." He groaned aloud at this, not noticing how she used the word "friend." She ran on. She had not talked to him for so long that she was a perfect ennuernox. "He lent me five hundred dollars when I didn't know where else to get ii. Ana it naiiea our first real con tract a big commission from old Mrs We raid bock Mr. Duaoe'a Uomllly. nve hundred and then " She circled In advance at what was coming t& -And then I borrowed a thou ..iay. aand from him. We owa him that now. Clay was as wroth as she had wished. He took out a little book "Well, 111 give you a check for that amount or more. And yon can pay Duane off with Interest I won't have you owing htm money." "You won't haver Daphne mocked "Ton won't have? Since when did you become senior partner here?" . "Senior partner!" Clay railed. "I'm no partner In this business I I hate this business. It makea me sick to see you In It" "Then step out on the walk." aald Daphne. "Tou're scaring awsy cus tomers and using up the time of the Arm. The boudoir la no place for you. anyway." A young woman with a bridal eye walked In and Daphne left Clay to blunder out sheepishly. He did not see that she cast sheep's eyea after him. He was most bewildered young man. He had made a pile of money and still he waa not happy I CHAPTER XXVII. In the course of a few wretched days Clay picked op some of the facts about Dnphne'a presence In Wether-ell's fatal car. He wss more furious nt her than ever and more Incapable of hating ber. He saw Bayard often, bnt Bayard knew littte and said lews. One after noon he Invited Clay to ride with blm to the hospital, whence Leila waa to graduate. He warned Clay not to be tray how shocked he would be at Lei la'a appearance, which, he said, was a wonderful Improvement on what It had been. She was. Indeed, a mere shell, and Clay wss not entirely successful with his compliments. Leila sighed: "Much obliged for I'm a mere yonr good Intentions. sack of bones, but I'm going to get welU The doctors say that If I take cure of myself every minute and go to a lot of speclslista and go to Bar Harbor In the hot weather and to I'alm I'.enrh In the cold and spend ationt a million dollars I'll be myself some day. Tbat'a not much, hut It's all I've got to work for. Poor Bydlet He didn't know he was endowing a hospital a hen he married me." "What do I eere. honey? Bayard cried, with perfect chivalry. "The money Is rolling In and I'd rather spend It on you than on anybody else." "The money's rolling out Just as fast as It rolls In," Iella sighed. "The !xrxl seems to provide a new expense for every streak of lock. And that's my middle name Expense." She had actually learned one lesson. That was a hopeful sign. Clay sought Ihiphne In her oflloos (to htm) place of business. She asked dim what she could sell him. He said he would wait till the shop closed. Nle raised ber eyebrows impudently and gsve him a chair In a corner. He sat there feeling as out of place as a strange man In a harem. Eventually the last garrulous cus tomer talked herself dumb; the last Mrs. Chivvls sewing woman Went pulled down the curtains In the show window and at the door and bade good "Where are we?" said Clay. "This was my shop." "What's the mstterf Hosted already?" Clay asked, with a Dot unflattering cheerfulness. "Not la the least" Daphne ex night plained. "We've expanded so fast we Then Daphne locked the door. bad to move. We sublet and moved dropped wearily Into a chair, and across the street sighed, "Well, (lay "Ton remember Mrs. Chivvls, don't I want te know why yon don't give you? Mrs. Chivvl. you haven't forft Tm, I In . n m gotten Mr. Wlmburn. Ilea kept Phe shrugged hex excellent about-- r ti tier again, but she did not smile. She spoke Instead : "I don't ask you to give up your stenographer." "Oh, It's like thut eh? Well, then, why won't you let me lend you money Instead of Tom Duune?" Her answer astounded him with Its feminine logic: "I can borrow of Mr, Duune becuuse I don't love him and never did and he knows It' I can't borrow of you because" He leaped at the Implication: "Be cause you love me?" "Because I used to." "Don't you any more?" he groaned. "How can I tell? It's been mouths nnd mouths since I suw the Cluy Wlmburn that cume out to Cleveland und lured me on to New York. The only Clay Wlmburn I've aeen for some time has been a horribly prosperous, domineering snob who Is too proud to be seen with a working woman. He wants to marry a lady I never waa one and don't want to be one. Tin a business woman and I love it" "And you wouldn't give up your shop for me?" "Certulnly not" He looked at ber with baffled emo tions. She was so delectable and so d and so obstinate, ao wrong-headeIt waa Intolerable that she should keep a shop. He spoke ufter a long delay: "May I come and see you once In a while "If you want to." "Where you living now?" "Still at the ChlvvlsesV "You ought to take better care of yourself than that Surely you can afford a better borne. "I suppose ao, but It would be lonely anywhere else. It has been aafe there since you quit calling on me. It doesn t coat me much." "But so much you're making money." "Not so very much yet but It'a all my own and I made every cent of it, and golly I how I love to watch It grow," "You miser." "Maybe. I guess that's the only way to save money to make a passion out of It and get a kind of voluptuous feeling from It But I really think that It's the fun of making It that lateresta me most It certainly keeps me out of mischief and out of loneliness. On, there's no freedom like having a Job and a little reserve In the bank. It'a the only life. Clay." "And you wouldn't give op your freedom,' as you rail It even for a man you loved? Couldn't you love a man enough to do that?" "I could love a man too much to do that For Where's the love la s woman'a sitting around the bouse all day aod waiting for a man to come home and listen to the gossip of ber empty brain? That Isn't loving, that's loafing." Clay . was not at all persuaded "But there's no comfort or home life In marrying a business woman." "How do you know? Ton know plenty of unsuccessful wives whs are not business women," "I want a housekeeper, not a shopkeeper." "Go get one, then. I say. If a wom an can't earn enough outside to hire a housekeeper let her do her own house. work. Eat If she can earn enough to right-hearte- r come? Or do you cut out the kiddles?" Daphne blushed, too. "Well, I should think that the business woman could afford buhles better thun anybody else. She has to give up the housework, anyway, even when stye's a housekeeper. I suppose she could give up her ahop for a while. At least she could share the expense or her husband could stand the bills since be escapes the pain. I tell you, If I ever had a daughter I'd make her learn her own trade If she never learned anything else. I'd never raise ber to the hideous, indecent belief that the world owes her a living and she's got a right to squeeze it out of the beart'a blood of aoftie g man. No, alrreet It may be but It Isn't decent, and It Isn't even romantic The love of two free souls, with their own cu reera and their own expenses, seems to me about the best Jclnd of love there could be. Then both of them can come home evenings und their home will be a home a fresh, sweet meeting place.' Clay breathed hard. He was silenced. but not convinced beyond being con vlnced that Daphne Kip was still the one woman in the world for him. In spite of her cantankerous notions. SHU. of course, a woman had to have some flaw or she would not be human. Daphne's foible waa as harmless aa anyone's, perhaps. So he blurted out "I suppose you've given up all thought of marrying me?" She answered blm with pious ear-neatness: "I've never given up that thought. Clay. Tve been trying to make myself worthy of the happiness It would mean. I have had the trousseau all made, and paid for, a long while. That's what I cams to town for But when originally our trousseau. I saw how much sacrifice It meant for my poor old father and what a bundle of bills rd be dumping on my poor young lover I couldn't see the good of It So I took my vow that I wouldn't get a trousseau till I could earn the price of It myself. And now I've earned the price and I've got It But I've lost my excuse for wearing It "Still, Td probably have lost you. anyway, or ruined you If I had brought you my old Ideas. Everybody always saya that money la the enemy of love. I wonder If It couldn't be made the friend. It would be an Interesting ex perlment, anyway." "Daphne, honey, let's try the expert' hard-workin- ment" She looked at him with a heavenly amlle In her eyes, aod answered. "Let's." He moved toward her. but she Sh dodged behind the counter. SKETCH OF MAN PRE-HiSTOR- Early Painting Prove That Thouaands f Centurle Ago Humanity Walked on Four Feet The Paris Figaro gives an account of a recent remarkable discovery of painting Id a prehistoric cave of South France. In particular, a sketch ba been found of a man who went on all fours and possessed a tall. Th account ruus, la part : nd hla sons dis"Count Begouen covered on the walls of the subterranean galleries some engravings estimated to be 30.UOO year old, and la such quantity and variety that the extraordinary ensemble of prehistoric art work cotjstltutee a verituble museum. 'The animal figured In the rave are considerable In number, and Include reindeers, bison, horses, both Isolated and In grbups; bears, elephants and rhinoscerose. Th representation of fellnea are very rare In art but MM. Begouen have photographed In their cave a genuine lion, executed In They have made out. also, aeveral bird. Including wane and ducks, a well three predatory night flyer. "Th human figure la likewise represented In the cve, which. In recognition of th son of Count Begouen. ha been baptized 'the Cave of the Three Brother.' A silhouette la particularly remarkable, almost baffling. It repre-en- t a man In motion a man of powerful body, whose head and ahoulders are Joined by ao enormous neck : a man whose upper and lower limbs and whoa bands and feet are perfectly human, but whose vertebral column Is prolonged In n exterior appendage resembling that of the anthropoid a men at last. who walks on four feet I " baa-relle- HONOR MARTYRS OF NIPPON Catholic Have Set Aald February 5 aa th Holiest Day in Their Calendar. Japan The Catholics of Japan have set salde February 5 as the festival of the martyr of Nippon. Thl day la their holiest dy of the year. St Francis Xsvjer Introduced Chrlstisnlty to Jspsn early In the sixteenth century, but It bs not msde much prog, reaa among th population of 70.nno.000 people, who follow Fhlnto and Buddha. There r about ll.VooO Christians la Jspsa. of whom 7V0OO ar Catholic and 40.o0 I'retestanta. A number of Jesuit missionaries followed Kt Francis to th east, and no opposition to Christianity was encountered until 40 yesrs after the pioneer's death. Then s rigid persecution was begun and thousand of Christian ere murdered. All Chriatlaa rite were forbidden. Japanese converts banded together In a confraternity of martyra. for the purpose of dying for Christ Msoy little children Joined th organisation. All, or aa many a war caught, were put to death. Noblemea a well a lb poor shared Ibe asm fate. Some were buried alive sad left to die of starvation, wall other were beheded. The festival of Nippon cofsmemerate the martyrs death. -- studied him a moment then reached below the counter. A bell rang and a drawer slid out She took some bills from It made a memorandum on a slip of paper, and put that In the place of the bills, closed the drawer, and leaned across the counter, murmuring: "They asy all suceeasful businesses sre begun on borrowed money. Hb I'll borrow this from the firm for luck." Sbe put out her hand. Clay put out his. She laid three dollars on bis palm and closed hla Angers on them. "What's all thl.r he asked, aU fays 1 fled. She explained: "A plain gold hand costs about sit dollar, and that's for my half of .the partnership. Women are wearing tbett Undwtrtd Truth. wedding tings very light nowadays." A party of tourist were taking a "I should say so Clay groaned, but troll the city' of 8t ancient through with a smile. All hsppened te he stranShe bent forward and he bent for- Andrew. and were naturally ward and their lips met. She was only ger ta the city, a saleswoman selling a rnstomer part anjioo for Inform Mest. Coming to a Bndve archway adorned with aculp-tnarof a heart for part of a heart, bnt t priBlag the street one of th Clay the very counter waa the golden ma a ho bar of heaven, and Itonhn the Bless. party went p lo ed I s motel that leaned om It and working at the side of th arch and asked: "Cea yoa please tell as whst made it warm. Willwtat taming hi headr tbi THE END, the man replied: "This? This I a wslir "Tea. yea; hat It thl buildThe Hottest city. w would Ilk te ing, thl an-n- , The city of Hyderabad, on the great know atmwt." The astlva Rind desert of India, has the refuta l cwrae at to ' of the street tion of being the hottest place la the where the visitors were atandiag aod world, having a shade temperature of looked perhaps mora attentively at 127 degree during the somroer the arch than be h4 ever done la his months I Even the natives And It hot life before. Thnogh witling, h could aod that Is saying something. no Informsiloa ; he didn't seem gle In order to coot their house as morn to know aama even. "Wert," b as possible, the people make use of id sagely at leagih. "there's aa dut curious venillators very morn Ilk it I a very ancient place P those on shipboard, "setting" them ae ss to convey a hreete to the dwellers Kft I Threatened. la the hot mom below. . Every resiThe existence of the Mrd which I dential hallding has several of these the emblem of A merle I threatened. queer alrsbafts leading down te the Aa Alaska la place a hewnty of M principal living rooms, and rente aw every held regie kflled. The to the bedrooms. Even so, ft pese reewlt I that f 10 twowfh ever 8000 flcally ImpoMible. daring the terrible fee hve been killed. The baldheat of summer, to ? to steep antll I rharred with destroying sttwo or three o'clock In the morning. eg1 4 game bird. deer yeang on and then only get a coarse of hours rest, a the rays of ibe laifaa A e?eebeie. tun sre specially strong early la the doubt Ran City seem t yes the tempera morning, end soon rsl-like s veritable beehive." we ld la tare agsla to an unbearable extent ear swperior wsy. "Tear replied the gent from Jlmo-s-n stash fee free Melaaee. Junction. Tv been etang stt , Whet a tank ear filed with 8.000 time tredy star t got t tewa." radons of pet near Seas City tr. Telford. ra end the inolsnoe hegsa to ma out freople rme by iwvarea, oa Sww a Rale. foot. In carrier- - sod by automobile. Hswell wiy did yoj merry a woa and lvr"f some hndrd of gal- a taoa lons of fnotsSKes fcefer the rail road I P'owe!" If fey wife was going t men p!rge4 the opnfsg sod left wear owe of those Vf hsta wtnted doien of diriT1at4 nes waiUaf be able te gt aadef ft tf get st tfcs vtflev. 1 r e. lr sowM-thia- g m'-ld- IMpi M "It ftetme Cewtdnt Help Be- Ing a Better and a Happier Way af Living. hire hundred housekeeper why should she stick to the kitchen? In my home. If I ever get one, the cok will not he the afar. Besides. It .enlsrge life so. Instead of two living oa the wags of one two will live on the earn It seems to me It ings of two. couldn't help being a better and a hap pier wsy of living." Clay blushed vlgomnsly as b mum- Wed "What's your bortn-- s womas goto, te do when the lbs baMee ewr-erla- w noles Prfttte frn fnr yrf?