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CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
PAULA SNUBBED BY CLIMBER AND IS TO MEET JEFF PERRYGREEN.
" 'I beg your pardon,' said the man,
as he glanced at me," said Paula,
continuing her story. "Then he
looked at his mother as if expecting
" 'This young woman came in an
swer to my advertisement for a so
cial secretary,' said his mother cas
ually. "The boy bowed as ceremoniously
as if he had been introduced to me
most formally. He remained stand
ing, as I was still on my feet.
" 'Do sit down, Horace!' ejaculated
his mother; 'you make me very ner
" T am only stopping to tell you
I will not be in to dinner, I am go
ing out to the country club,' he said,
as he noticed I was not asked to be
seated. Then, with another cere
monious bow to me, he left
"After her son left the woman said
to me: T don't think you will do, Miss
Newton. I am seriously afraid you
have had too much done for you as
a society girl to understand the posi
tion of social secretary with me
means much hard work. You see,
the social set of this city rather look
to me to set the pace and so I must
be a little ahead of the procession
most of the time.'
" T am very sorry, Madam,' I said,
'that .you do not think I will do, and
I take my leave with the hope that
you will soon get some one who will
suit you perfectly. Good morning!'
"As I left the house I met the son
on the sidewalk, evidently waiting
for me, although he was ostenta
tiously giving orders to his chauf
feur. "He raised his hat and remarked
engagingly: T hope you are to be
one of our family!'
" 'On the contrary, your mother
thought I would not do at all.'
" 'I am sorry. Can I take you to
"I was about to refuse the in vita-1
tion when I happened to look up
and there was his mother looking
out of the window.
"I glanced into the son's face. It
was full of mischief. He, too, knew
mother was watching.
" 'I'll be glad,' I said, 'if you will
put me down at Bonn's tea room.'
" 'FJght-o,' was his response, as he
put me in the car. 'Why do you go
to Bonn's, Miss ' the boy hesitated.
His mother had not mentioned my
" 'Miss Newton Miss Paula New
ton', I explained distinctly.
" 'Not the Miss Newton from
?' he asked eagerly.
" 'The very same,' I said, soberly.
" 'I've heard my roommate at Yale
speak of you.'
" 'Have you? I knew a number of
men at Yale.'
" 'But Jeff Perrygreen is the most
popular man there,' he answered. 'He
will be here soon to visit me and I
will expect to see much of you.'
" 'My dear Mr. Chalmers, you
must if you have read the papers
lately understand that the Paula
Newton who was at Vassar and the
Paula Newton you are now driving
are two very different people. Surely
your mother tna.de you understand
" 'Oh, the mother has the society
bug,' he answered easily. 'She is try
ing to make dad's money get her in,
but dad and I are hoping we can keep
(To Be Continued.)
THE POOR GIRL
"Objects aimed at are smashed
with remarkable precision. For ex
ample, we have just fired four shells
at a bride more than 14 miles away.
Four times the aviation officer who
was watching where our 'shipments'
arrived signaled us by wireless the
simple word 'bridge'." Paris Dis
patch in New YorH Tunes,