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reaching a special part of the works,
"is the crucial star department.
These four men in the puddling pit
are experts who earn $15 a shift
They work, as you see, disrobed to
the waist Observe the deftness with
which they manipulate those fire
balls of ingots."
Marcia gave a start. Ora noticed
it. Her own eyes followed the direc
tion of Marcia's fixed glance. One of
the busy workers of picked men in
an expert line was Lane Griscom.
She understood at last. Marcia
hurried them away; she had solved
the oracle, too. This strange young
bondman of the family, brought up
to a practical training in the plant
his father had once owned, instead of
being a newspaper man, was devot
ing his energies to one of the most
arduous, dangerous callings in the
industrial line in order to pay his fa
Ora did not sleep all night She
was on the porch in the morning
when Lane came home. She was
purposely waiting for him. Her heart
was full to overflowing as she real
ized how fully he was guarding his
menial occupation from them. She
comprehended that he must devote
an hour or more to removing the
grime and grease after his laborious
tasks, so as to appear at home a gen
tleman of polite business activity.
Ora went up to him. She had
thought out what she would say to
him, but emotion overcame her.
"You hero!" she sobbed, and ran
away, leaving him amazed, her eyes
That afternoon Mr. Beverly called
his daughters into his room. Ora had
told him of her discovery. Sternly,
determinedly, John Beverly informed
Marcia that they must give up their
luxurious home. He would no longer
allow Lane Griscom to slave his life
out to keep her in idleness.
Lane Griscom entered the room, a
letter just received in his band. His
face was shining.
t "Dear friends," he cried, "goodi
news! The big lawsuit is sustained in
our favor and the estate will receive
Marcia flounced out of the room.
Her perversity had prevented her
spreading a net for a rich husband.
And Mr. Beverly and loyal Ora were
left to tell Lane Griscom what they
thought of his noble sacrifice.
And when Ora was gone Lane
spoke his mind to Mr. Beverly.
"I now have a fortune," he said,
which makes us all comfortable.
Oh, my dear old friend! Can I have
something else! Can I have Ora?"
(Copyright, 1917, W. G. Chapman.)
LENTEN MENUS FOR ONE DAY
By Biddy Bye
Breakfast Eggs on toast; pop
overs; marmalade; coffee.
Luncheon Salad salmon; peas;
brown bread; tea.
Dinner Braised liver; steamed
potatoes; string bean salad; coffee,
jelly and sponge cake; coffee.
WATCHES IN THE U.S.A.
INU no TWO OP THEM
rCtK Trt& SAME TIME