Tommy. Everybody thinks I am
thoroughly bad. What do you think,
She burst into tears and kneeled
close to him, resting her wet face on
the damp pillows.
"I was just foolish, Tommy. I
wouldn't let a hair of your head be
harmed for anybody in the world.
Why, the count was old enough to
be my father."
"That's all right, dear," answered
Tommy. "You see, Marion, I under
stood you all along. Only tell me
one thing, Marion. Here's your edel
weiss. And is there just a chance?"
"A big, big chance, Tommy," sob
bed Marion, thrusting the white flow
er into her bosom.
CHAPTER !. OF A FUTURE BEST
(If the Back-to-the-Land Movement
Is a Howling Success.)
Young Delancey Wellborn looked
out over the sweet metropolitan pros
pect. From the distance came the
buzz of a flock of trolley cars.
"No use, father," he exclaimed. "I
must go. The country calls! The
He buried his face in his hands.
From overhead came the gentle
scraping of a skyscraper.
His old father, Wellborn the bank
er, who had banked on that spot all
his life, laid his hand on his son's
"Go, if you must," he said.
The two sat silent for a spell. From
below came the soft drone of the safe
Next morning young Delancey
Wellborn fared forth' to face the
temptations of a great farm.
CONGRESS AND DEFENSES
They may not help us save the Bacon
Of San Francisco and New York,
But if the signs are not mistaken
They'll fight with courage all un
shaken Defending their beloved Pork.
John Kendrick Bangs, N. Y. Times.
TWO-FABRIC DRESS POPULAR
By Betty Brown
The two-fabric dress is high in fa
shion's favor just now and the design
ers are exercising their ingenuity in
combining such materials as pussy
willow taffeta and serge, duvetyn
and faille or taffeta and chiffon.
Duvetyn of rich green hue is used
with faille of the same color in this
afternoon frock which comes from
the studio of Mme. Ripley of the Fa
shion Art League of America.
Tr-e design is quite simple, but
there's distinction in the smooth-fitting
bodice, in the quaint "flowing
sleeve" and the full skirt with its odd
ly pointed hem.
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