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THE SUGAR TRUSTS. They Have Joined Hands to Rob the Farmer and tha Consumer. The suga r trust , officially known as the American Sugar Kenning compa- ny, has bought the controlling interest in the Oxnurd beet sutrar combine, so that in future there will bo no more competition between those two high- waymen as to who shall hold up the consumer , and we may expect the price of refined sugar to gradually, it ' not rapidly, rise. On the other hand , it is probable that the price paid to the farmers for heists will be reduced, for the sugar trust will have no in- centive to increase the output of beet suga r and will probably decide to de- crease it. The profit on refining cane sugar is greater than on manufactur- ing beet sugar in consequence of The discriminating duty of nearly a cent a pound on refined sugar , to which must be added the countervailing duty, which is ' imposed to offset the export bounty paid by foreign countries , mak- ing the actual duty on refined sugai about 2.25 cents a pound. If the reci- procity treaty witli Cuba is ratified this winter the suga r trust will have a further advantage of u - \ > per cent reduction on all sugar imported from Cuba, and as sugar can be grown much cheaper there than it can be manufac- tured from beets the outlook for the farmers who grow boots is not reas- suring. It is stated that the sugai trust magnates have invested in a large acreage of the finest Cuban sugai lands , and when the reciprocity treaty is an accomplished fact these lands will be utilized to produce sugar. The only hope for the farmers who grow beets and also for the general public—the consumers of suga r—is that the discriminating and countervailing duty shall be abolished. The sugar trust would then have to reduce the price of refined sugar to prevent the competition of the foreign article. As beet sugar is refined when it is manu- factured from the beets without going through a separate refining operation , as the cane sugar does, it is probable that the trust would And it more prof- itable to manufacture beet suga r than to buy and refine the cane raw sugar when the preferential duty is abol- ished. The Democratic position is that a reasonable ; duty on sugar is necessary to raise revenue , but the preferential duty, ' which allows the trust to in- crease the price to the public and pock- et th? difference , is robbery. Increased Cost of Living an Artificial Development. \ - _ \Now that nu>nt and .cereals and sugar and other things to oat , \ remarks the Waterbury American , \ are In the hands of trusts and the prices go up and never down, it is interesting te learn that scientifi c experiments show that there is food enough in fruit . and uuts to keep us very much alive and finable us to do a good deal of work! That being the case , other trusts wild be sure to come in and gobble up tha control of them. The frui t trust we believe , is already a well established enemy ot the rest of «s. \ To the householder , the man on fixed salary , the consumer of the middle class—which * . -o nip rises the overwhelm- ing majority in every community—the steady advance in price of all the items which go to make up his living ex- penses is a serious problem. Well qual- ified observers estimate that the cost of setting the table 1ms advanced from «0 to o() per cent * as compared with tbo same scale of living live years ago. Xow , it may bo true that the capitalist lias ' prospered , tliat labor Is bettor com- pensated as to wages and that the farmer is getting more for his prod- ucts than he was live years ago , but it is an undeniable fact that the clerk oo salary, the bookkeeper , the floorwalk- er , the wage earning professional man , is getting no more for his services than he did at that time. Consequently the increased cost of living is equivalent to a reduction of his salary. He Is actu- ally worse off , for his dollars , In ca- pacity to buy food for his family, are fifty or sixty cent dollars , as compared with their purchasing value live years \ ago. This means that the father and mother in order to clothe and educa te ' the children must stint themselves and in many cases practice severe self de- nial , for . first of all the needs of the body, in the way of daily bread , must be met. In the second place , as the -Water- bury American intimates , this increas- ed cost is an artificial and not a nat- ura l development , very largely. . It is uiince of combinations; known - ns trusts , which corner the necessaries of life and regulate the output and fix the prices to siiit themselves. Only the other day It was announced that the coal operators would shut down a large number of collieries in order to prevent a glut of coal. True , there is not a scarcity of coal at the present lime , such as that which a year ago made everybody wonder where the winter ' s fuel was coining from, but the price of coal is everywhere higher than it was before the strike , and by limit- ing production the operators evidently mean to keep the prices up and thua make the innocent bystander , the con- sumer , pay all the expenses of their falling out with the coal miners. On top of the high cost of food and living the increased cost of coal is a serious problem, and to many It means severe privation and perhaps actual suffering from cold , exposure and death. .Months ago it was announced that President Koosevelt would solve the trust o' .ioslion and restore economic conditions to a natural basis . Has anybody seen any results aside from a large output of oratorical oloouonco? It is assorted that tariff reform would not reach alt of the trusts. It would certainly reach the great majority of them and by abolishing jrovornmenta l privilege and special fa voritism In the tariff the way would ho cleared to oth- er antitrust legislation which would amount to so- .v-i i\i-v — \ l' >my Argus. Possibly Extra S- JS - ion is Needed. Reluctantly y ielding to the pressure of public opinion, the conclusion seems to have bee n reached by certain Repub- lican members of congress that the postal scandals must be Investigated. If congress is to make investigation, the extra session would he welcomed if it would only clear up matters so that plenty of time can be devoted tc a thorough investigation of not only the postal, but other federal scandals as well. Mr . Koosevelt ' s extra session win be an amusing curt a in raiser to the more painful performance which will begin in December. Possibly that extra session is needed. Catching the Little Fish. Quite a number of indictments have been found against the lesser plunder- ers of the United States government , hut for some reaso n or other not much progress is matt e against those higher up. Perry S. Heath escaped by virtu* of the statute of limitations . Others may be relieved of their anxiety through mea ns . >F the same convenient method of avoiding punishment. In the meantime the people of this coun- try are iToing more think ing than usual o MK-iTiiinR the advisability of ehiing- i:ig the servants now ia the employ of tLe government. Ccnrtor Green ' s Duty. Stiil another indii-tment has been found against Btate Senator fieoif-o E Green. The first brought forth his res* lguation from a local Republican or- ganization. Ought not this second in- dictment wrln . c fro m l'im his res i gna- tion as a inyml)\ of the highest law- making body in the commonwealth? If he is acquitted of the charges it would be an easy matter to again re-elect him to represent the people of his dis- trict. What is his duty in the matter * ILL DISTRIBUTED PROSPERITY- . The Corrector , EVERY SATUEDAY MOKNEJG IS THK TTLIiAGB OF SAG HARBOR , SUFFOLK CO., K Y. BB1NUBY I>. SI.RIGHT , E DITOR & T ROT ., H. D. SLEIGHT , B USINESS M ASAGBK . T ERMS , 82 .00 per annum . In advance. O FFICE in the hricK hlock , on the Vest side of Main Street , opposite the -American Hotel , (U p- stairs) Sag Harbor , N. Y. !^~No paper discontinued until all arrears are - - - - -• * / - - - -v i n ii iw i u in i »iim»iui«m II I I M I — CM — MM — ——i mfcff- - ' 5 Cents per Copy I tt2'~No notice can he taken of anony m ous : communications. Wo do not want th \ o . nam \ »: ' :«rf/* correspondents for publication , but' as a -guat- , \' : antee of jjood laitfh. We cannot'return rejobtetf*^ communications. ' . ' . ' ' ' - . ¦ ;{ .. ' • _ ' ' ' J r - ' ' ,^. J3?\Hlrths , marriages, and deaths , /irhea - accompanied by name of responsible . - party, . publishort free, as iie-vv-3 ' - ' - ' . \ ~ , S^Obitmi i'ies , Tributes of KespocV *^' charged for at space rates. Advertising- rates furnished at request. 0NOE IS ENOUGH TO SEE Gustave Dora ' s portrait of Dante is TsrorUi seeing—once. But once ia enough. Sow* such loolc you notice on fee faces of those trho Lars suffered , and still Buffer , much physlcalpain; people subject torhenmatiam , gtrai , neuralgia , periodic headache , lumba- < - go , or pain from soma pld lesion. \Ehia pain- nabifc puts ita ynfirlrt on them , as tiie custom $$ handling yopes croolga a Bailor ' s finger* J or aa too uracil Tiding of a bicycle stamps a Worried expression oa certain faces. No wonder people said of the Italian poet ea ha passed along, \Thare goes THE MAN WHO SEVER UUBHS. \ Sis comp laints above namod att yield to «h« action of Benson ' s JPoyoiw Plaster?, and quickly too. 3fot only those , bat eolds and ocnghs , kidnay and Hver affections , all congestions and muscular strains , diseases ei the chest , asthma and all aihnsnts which are open to external treatment. It is fis- aaentl y«rfd that Benson ' s Floater is Pain ' s Jsf aster. It cures when others are not even Sola to reliflva. Tf or &M j yea» 4ha lead- ing external remedy. ThG-oId . -sty le plaa- ters , as well as solves , liniments , oils , eta., have little ox no effioapy as compared wifca Ifc. Ussi it. Trust it. Keep it in. the house, Ask for Benson ' s Plaster i tabs no •*her. -All druggists , or we will prepay C>stsge on any number ordered in th$ Blte4 State* on recei pt of 25c each. . Eaabnxy A Johnson , Mfg. Chsadat^ a.*- FIRE INSURANCE Cornelius R. Sleight , Agent, Post Office Building Representing tlia Iiargeat American and English Companies , £§^has paid oToy $70 , 000 , 000 loasejj in the United States. I \ '^Vy ^ aiHB KEW TOBK. TJJJDEB^VRITEES AGENCY , Policie s eecuffctl l>y Assets of §11 , 133 , 609.90. !£ HE COMMEBCIAJi \DNIOX ASSURANCE CO, XJ TD., Surplus , §1 , 500 , 000 , q?H55 KA3TOYEB FUtE INSTJBANCE CO , Cash Capital §1 , 000 . Q00, THE NORTHEBX ASSURANCE CO , J EIO Shares sell for ^92. Jnaure in tfcese Companies and get tue Highest Security at the Lowest Rat es , C B . SLEIGHT , Agent . NOTARY PUBLIC POST OFFICE BUILD IN G. Theodore D, Dimon 5 COUNSELOR AT LAW. > Office over Sag Harbor Savings Bank. BAG HAEBOB. W$ G ISLAND , ALBANY WEEKLY JOURNAL , f mWished twice a vee k , Tuesdays and Fridays , SI a Year. ALBANY EVENING JOURNAL , S3 a Year. The Great Bepnblican Famil y Newspapers of New York gtate. This is the time to subscribe so as to keep posted on political and general events. Address , THE JOURNAL COMPANY , A UBAXY , C5-E O C. II I L TN O B 9 Attorney & Counselor. NOTARY TUBLIC. S AC 4 . HAKBOE , N. Y. 9 = 9 * * * MARTHA MXVLLOCH-WILLIAMS ® ? , * d o ? Copyright , 1E03 , by T. C. McCluro * • 9 <$>«<g>o<?e*o<&« < S»e<$\3»e<$>*'$>o<§>a*»<f>e* As \ Jack Vauston stepped through the French window into the library at Cresswell he made half a motion to turn back. Ladylove was crying hard , lier head buried in her folded arms on the big library table. Aunt Nan sat a little way off , frowning, yet beaming over a letter. She it was who caught eight of Jack and called to hinj with lit- tle excited breaks between her words: \Don 't go away. Mr. Vanston. You must help me make this headstrong < child listen to reason. \ \If she ' s badly in need of discipline suppose you let r»e take npr for a walk this morning?\ Jack said , pulling a rebellious curl that strayed down over Ladylove ' s neck, \She told me yes- terday she bated me. \ Miss Nancy shook , her heafl. \ I can- not permit the walk—now. \ She put su ch emphasis on the last word Jack could not choose but ask, \Why ?\ \Ob. Ja^ek!\ Ladylove wailed , sitting pp, but keeping her face hidden. \It' s becaxise she wants me to marry that fat , pig ejeCL Sandy Corlew. He—he has written to ber—proposing—fancy proposing that way \ — \I at least appreciate dear Sandy ' s fine deference to your natura l guard- ian , \ Miss Nancy said , sitting a thought straighter and caressing the letter with two fingers. Then , in an- S WCF to the question of Jack' s e y es , she went on: \Of course Ladylove will ac- cept. She came here to establish her- self\ --- \I didn 't! It -was Just because I thoug ht you were lonely and wanted me—and there were so many of us at home one could well be spared , \ Lady- love broke in , \ and I had rather go back to daddy and the pigs and the chickens and the children and have only, calico frocks than marry this— this 0 a^.--- : -^ .. ^-r. -^- ,?-'- ^ --- - . - ^\^- - ~*v~.-- ,. She was sta nding at the last word , one little foot stamping hard as she spoke. Jack dared riot look strai ght at lier—if ho did he knew ho should oatoh her in his arms and comfort her- That would rain everything. It was clearly a case for diplomacy. He said sooth- ingly to Ladj 'love , \Hush , naughty EirlH Then to Aunt Nancy: \I agree with you , Miss Cresswell. Sandy Cop- lew is a fine , solid fellow , who may al- ways be depended on to do the right tiling. But please let roe see his letter —I' m not asking out of impertinent cu- riosity, \ as he saw denial in her face. ?'Do believe that! I—I have an idea— that—that you may not have under- stood quite what he meant. \ Jack' s breath came fust as he said it. lie was by turns hot and cold. But desperate cases require desperate au- dacities. He bent toward Miss Nancy and half forcibly took the letter , read it through twice , folded it , read it again , then stood with it in his hand , the model of one impelled to ' speak , yet loath to obey the impulse . M iss Nancy, watching him as a bird watches a snake , at last snapped out: \Wel l , what ' s the matter ? Do j-ou find any- thing strange or startling in the fact that a gentleman has the courage and decency to say outright he wants to marry JUT niece?\ \I do not , \ Jack said; then m a con- strained voice : \But—forgive me. Miss Nancy—has he said so? I think not\ \Why bless and save us! Are you crazy?\ Misa Cresswell demanded. \Not a bit of it!\ Jack retorted stout' ly. \Only that you have misunder- stood. Here is all the first page about how he has admired you all his life an d now that he has reached man ' s estate 'hopes for a closer alliance. ' And then with a manly courage most admirable he sums up. 'My heart la set on marrying the one ¦ woman in the world for me—Miss Nancy Walton Cresswell. ' Ladylove is Nancy Walton Cresswell on the family register , but whoever heard her called so anywhere else?\ \Oh , you can 't mean that! It would be too ridiculous , \ Miss Cresswell said , but as she said it she turned away ber bead to hide the blush that spread even to her round white chin. Lady- love sprang at her like a mad thing crying out: 'It' s truth . Auntie Nan! It must be true. Sandy means you; no- body else. And you 'll take him . and I'll adore my Uncle Sandy. He ' s only nicely fat after all , and I' m sure a piir ' s eyes can be kind and funny \ — \Ladylove , you forget yourself!' JkJk said , his voice heavy with re* proof. \ Then to Miss Cresswell: \Hon- estly I cannot doubt that Sandy meant you. That was why I insisted upon seeing the letter. I had heard him say things which made me sure you m is- understood , and 1 did not want you to make a grave mistake. \ \Why. the boy is ten yea rs younger than I am . \ Miss C resswell said -weak- ly, stealing a glance at herself in the mantel glass. \And looks five years older at the very least . \ Jack said. \That is one advantage of being so—ahem—well, so finely built. At least think it over. Tell him you 'll take a week to consid- er his proposal\ — \You don 't think I could be so in- delicate as to accept—1 mean to say cither yes or no—under a fortnight , \ Miss Cresswell said. \I'll write to Sandy that I must consult my brother and shall possibly give him a definite answer at the end of a fortnight\ With that she clutched the letter and vanished. The door had hardly shut behind her when Jack had Ladylove tight In his arms and was saying to the curls on the top of her head: \Hon- ey gi rl , would you believe I sat up two full nights concocting that epistle for the good fat wilted Sandy? Even at the last I was afraid he 'd see through it , although truly it is a document you can read pretty well any way you choose. My heart was in my mouth until Aunty Nan took the bait. Now we two have plain sailing. Before the fortnight is up we can be \ — \What?\ Ladylove asked breathless- ly, freeing hers el f and standing in fron t of him on tiptoe. He caugh t both her hands and made her a reverence , say- ing softly: \Happy and married. My governor sailed for home three days back. Just let him get here , and I'll show the gossips I' m no such bad match for you as they have tried to make me out. Ho meant to stay away Another year, but I cabled him how my life ' s happiness was at stake. Ob , I didn 't doubt you , not the least. I knew you 'd be equal to love in a cot- tage. It is our friendly enemies I wanted to confound. \ \I' m wondering, \ Ladylove said in an almost awestruck whisper , \ what Aunt Nan ' s answer will bo. \ \I hope yes , for Sandy ' s sake , \ Jack said, \But one can never tell what is going to happen when one man pro- poses as another man disposes. \ The gossips of Creston were duly confounded. Jack marri ed Lad y love , with Aunt Nan ' s beaming approval , the day before Sandy Corlew ' s probation ended. Such a piece of news , of course , ran through the country life wildfire. Sandy heard it about sundown and rode straigh t and hard to Cresswell. Ho found Miss Cresswell upon the porcli there , a figure of graciously mature womanhood , wonderfully enchanting in the softening dusk. In spite of feel - ing that he had been fooled and played with , Sandy could not speak even gruffly when he asked , \What' s all this cock and bull story of Ladylove marrying that artist chap . Vanston and . fourf* \Oh , it' s a real romance , a beautiful one!\ Miss Cresswell said , rising and giving him her hand. She did It half shyly, as .though fea ring it might be detained. It was a very white Jiand , plump and dimpled as a baby ' s. Sandy held it between both his own big palms , while the owner of It ran oh; \You see it WJIS love at first si g ht with Jack and Ladylove , but I had to be cool to him because he was strange. Not a soul we knew had ever heard of him. He understood and really acted very well; waited until his father came to speak up for him. Then there was no withstanding them. I had to let them marry offhand\ — \I think you might have at least told me , \ Sandy said , half resentfully. Miss Cresswell blushed—blushed un- mistakably and said: \There were rea- sons against it I—you see , I did not quite know my own mind. Besides it might have seemed to you—well , pre- cipitate \ — \No such thing, \ Sandy said stoutly. Even through his denseness he began to see how the land lay. He began to see , too , how he could save his vanity fro m smart. Miss Cresswell was rich and handsome and kind. At the worst she could but refuse him. \Now I am here , tell me you 'll marry me Christmas , \ he went on masterful- ly. Miss Cresswell said nothing, only let him take her in his arms. Five minutes later she whispered softly; \You owe Jack som ething San- dy—until he read your letter I thought you wan toil Ladylove. \ \Oh , Jack is a wise guy!\ Sandy said , with the accent of conviction. ? ° • I A fivi ifvtrn* * ^- i ^ ^ i l W i . i l V i f 5 - * « aJM^ RP EL 0Ls \P f JL# © A oixtn avenue groceryman s ooy ap- peared on the curb with a rat trap in his hand . Twenty pedestrians stopped at once and three dogs barked and leaped at the prisoner. \Get out in the street!\ shou te d a voice. \(Jive that rat a show!\ added n sec- ond. \Hold on till I get my dog!\ piped a boy. \Say bub , \ interposed a fat man with a cane as he pushed his way into the crowd , \have you had any experi- ence with rats? There ' s only one way to handle ' em. Let me take the trap. \ With bad grace the boy surrendered It , and while some one held the fat man ' s cane he held the trap high over the street. When the spring door was opened six or seven dogs were waiting, aud the rat didn 't like the looks of things. He sprang from the door , twist- ed to the top of the tra p and then jumped to the fat man ' s shoulder. The crowd noisily fell back. The fat man yelled. The dogs butted in. One dog got the rat and four dogs got the fat man ' s legs . When that gentleman arose , his silk hat ruined , he demanded his cane. The holder hqd disappeared. \Rats!\ shouted the crowd. And the fat man steamed fussily down the avenue. —New York Press. The Man Wl» o Knew It All. LAX A KOLA cures constipation. CROMBSE'S COUGH CUB£ CURES EVERY KIND OF COUGH. .-Copyrigh t , 11)03 , by T. O. McClure... Sarah Elizabeth Savacool was one of the nicest little girls in the world. And yet she 'd novor had a beau. The other girls in Cypress Hills had beans by the dozen , but not Sarah Elizabeth Savacool—she belonged to the class t h at some h ow h a d to d o w i t h out \Never you mind , Sarah Elizabeth , \ her mother would remark , \ you bide your time. Just you wait till Mr. Wright appears. \ But Mr . Wright for some reason did not turn up. Whether H „ was that Sarah Elizabeth did not dance well or that she lacked the arti- ficial airs and graces of the , girls around her she failed to attract the men. Perhaps the men in Cypress Hills didn 't understand the worth of true womanhood. \I don 't know what it is , \ sighed Sarah Elizabeth as she consulted her mirror in her room , \bui they don 't tf.ke to me , that' s all. \ It worried her , for she belonged to a marrying family. It came to , the point where Sarah Elizabeth dreade d to go to dances or to card parties—she was destined to turn out the one wall- flower of the occasion. She was just at the age when this crushing indiffer- ence might have soured her young, life forever. But at this juncture the un- expected happened. The Tollivers were giving the larges t dance of the season and , of course , Sarah Elizabeth was invited to attend. \I simply cannot—will not—go, \ she told herself. \I can 't go through a thing like that again. \ Her mother , however , tried to keep her to the front. \Now , ju st you go . Surah Elizabe th , '/ she said. \I' m going to get Miss Car- los to make you a brand new gown— and just the kind you like. You ;g6— and who knows? . Maybe Mr. Wrigh t will be 6n hand this time, \ JSarn lt - Elizalxsth went. There was pleasure In getting ready. She went and took her place in an unaccustomed corner and waited. Her heart sank within her , for there were all the girls she knew and all the fellows , the same old ones , and she knew there was no chance for her among them. As she watched them with burning cheeks , the mother of the Toliivers approached, Some one was with her. \Sarah Elizabeth , \ said Mrs . Tolliver , \I' m going to introduce to you Mr. John Post , a new arrival in Cypress Hills. Mr. Post , Miss Savacool. \ The old lady bent down and smoothed a ribbon on Sara h Elizabeth' s collar and whispered In her ear: \He ' s the son of Judge Post , the circuit judge. He ' s come hero to stay, to practice law. That' s who be Is. \ Mr. John Post sat down. He was a clever looking fellow , with a good square jaw. He entered into a spirited conversation with an ease of manner that would have staggered Cypress Hills. Sarah Elizabeth as soon as she realized that for the time being she was no longer a wallflower soon re- covered her equilibrium. The more he talked the more she talked. \You won 't like my dancing one bit , \ she confided to him as he asked her for the first. \None of the fellows do. \ lie laughed aloud. \It can 't be worse than mine , \ he said. \I guess you 'll have to lead mc most of the time. \ Sarah Elizabeth did. No one noticed it , but she had to take the initiative , \ and they both en- joyed it. It was the most hilarious waltz she had ever danced . \You ' re worse than I am , \ she con- ceded when they finished . \I admit it. \ He glanced at her. \And that' s saying a good deal , \ he re- torted gayly. \Unde r the circum- stances , \ he continued , \do you think it wise for me to dance with any of tht other girls?\ He did make the attempt , but mos t of his time was spent in the conserva- tory with Sarah Elizabeth Savacool. \It was outrageous. \ so aaid the girls who would have rejoiced to bo in hoi place. John Post escorted Sarah Elizabeth to her home. After that he escorted himself on divers occasion s to the same place. There was a charm about Sarah Elizabeth that peculiarly attracte d him . There was a charm about him that at- tracted her. And on one other eventful evening John Pos t led Sarah Elizabeth Sava- cool to the cozy corner underneath the stairs and took her in his arms and kissed hor and told her what ho thought. And—she returned the com- pliment. Now In Cypre ss Hills one does not become engaged , as it were , but there exists what is known as an \ understanding. \ This understanding seemed to exist between John Pos t and Sara h Elizabeth Savacool. And Sara h Elizabeth believed in John. She be- lieved in his -work , in his success, and more than all she believed in his fidel- ity. Now this was a concession , for in a place where you do not get engaged there ' s many a slip—you can never kuow whether ho is really yours or somebody else ' s. Perhaps this lends excitement to the situation. But for six months John Post justi- fied her belief. And then all of a sud- den Sarah Elizabeth noticed a slight change in him. He was gra ver , more thoughtful , more silent. She could not make it out. Any astute mind would have seen at once that it meant simply that there was another girl. But not so Sarah Elizabeth. She still believed In Jo hn.. One evening he came in rather late. He did not remove his overcoat , and he hold hjs hat still in his hand. He had something on his mind. \Sara h Elizabeth , \ he began , looking everywhere but at her face , \do yon- do you still think as much of me as ever? I—I want to know. \ Sarah Eliza - beth' s breath came in gasps , but she assented. \I want to bo honest , \ went on John Post. \I want you to know the truth— there ' s no good of spoiling two lives simply for—fo r the sake of a senti- ment\ He did not look at her. \Yes , \ gasp- ed Sarah Elizabeth . \I suppose—so. \ John Post swallowed hard. \And so , \ he went on , \I thought I'd come around and tell you—that—that I'd bet- tor stop coming here before any ' talk began about our—about our going to- gether , you know. \ Before any talk began! As though It had not been a foregone conclusion that he and she were steady company of the most pronounced kind. Her heart sank as she thought of what the people would say now—now that she was—jilted. lie rose awkwardly and held out his hand. \And so I came to—say goodby. I hope you won 't take any offense. I— I mean well. I think you know that , \Sarah Elizabeth. \ \Yes , \ she gasped again . \Goodby Sarah Elizabeth . \ ho said , holding out his hand. \Goodby!\ she echoed feebly. And then for the first time he looked full Into her face. As he did he started back , for the face was the white face of a girl In whom all hope waa doad , a face blanched with despair. He stood looking at ber for a second. Suddenly lie tore off his overcoat threw down his hat and , bounding * across the room , caug ht her In his arm s and pressed her to his heart. \You silly little goose!\ he exclaimed as he kissed her. \ \You dear little girl ! Did you really think 1 . meant it?\ \But—but you did mean it , \ exc laim- ed Sarah Elizabeth. ^\ -•^\ i' li^f^^Tc^.^^ able enthusiasm to his demonstration s. \You little goose! Why, what day is this?\ Sarah Elizabeth was bewildered, but she answered , \It' s—i t's Wednesday. \ He laughed . \It' s more than that- more than that , \ he said joyously, \for it' s April fool day In the bargain. \ He reached down in his pocket and pro- duced a small , square bos. \Nov;- , \ lie exclaimed, \ are you convinced that I was only fooling?\ It was a diamond ring, and on the inside rim she read , \J. P. to S. IS. S., Aor. 1. '02. \ ! JILTING r„ ! OF S. 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