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ing you would let me call."
"Why, yes," she answered. "Run
in and say 'Howdy!' but I warn you
I am a pretty busy person and I
might not have more than five min
utes to talk. I'm not the least bit
sentimental. I'm as coldly practical
as as a theatrical manager, and
they are about the limit" She put
out her hand and bade him good-by.
Six months after this, Rosa Velda
was singing in San Francisco. In the
middle of the week a card was
brought up to her.
"Mr. John Cushing," she read.
"Now who on earth is he?"
Then it flashed on her he might be
the man of the violin. "Let him come
up," she said.
It was difficult to recognize in this
well-groomed man the roughly-clad
miner of Richton. But the moment
he spoke she knew him. He had sold
out his mining interests and thought
of settling in 'Frisco.
Cushing followed up this call with
others. Then he grew bold enough
to ask the singer to take a spin with
him in his automobile, and she went.
The opera seemed booked for a long
run and there were more rides. One
day Cushing said something that told
her he was caring too much for her.
"I told you," she said, "I was not
sentimental. "I've had it all taken
out of me. I married a man that was
well, it's no use going over it. I'm
glad I'm out of it, that's all. I shall
never marry again."
The bitterness and finality of her
tone was convincing. Cushing went
sadly away. She did not see him
again for a week. Then he told her
he had just come to say good-by.
"I am going away," he said. "I
don't seem able to see you any more
without getting, as you call it 'sen
timental,' so I'd better say good-by,"
and he turned quickly toward the
She caught at his arm, detaining
him. "I don't think I mind if you do
get sentimental," she smiled.
(Copyright, 1917, W. G. Chapman.)
WOMEN WANT IS MILLINER'S
By Betty Brown
The dressy hat
which every woman
wants is the millin
er's chief problem,
because it must be
made of not more
than three different
materials aiid must
have the appearance
of being very elabor
ate. A triumph of
this kind is a simple
straw shape having a
high frill of fine lace
wired in scallops and
held in position in
front by a . superb
TODAY IN ILLINOIS HISTORY I held for a state convention to form a
April JI9, ,1847 An. election was 1 new constitution-