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: MASKED VICTORY
(Copyright, ISIS, by McClure Newspaper
Fred Osborne laughed as he lit a
cigar. "But my dear Stewart, I don't
want to marry simple little Della. She
ls a nice girl, but hardly my choice."
"Give that girl the advantages ot
those city dolls, and she would out
shine them all," answered Stewart
"If I were younger I'd not be encour
A young girl passing through the
corridor stifled the cry which rose to
her lips as she heard the remarks
"of the two men.
She hurriedly entered her room, and,
throwing herself on the bed, broke
Miss Boynton (her hostess) had in
vited her, and other guests, to spend
the week end at her beautiful country
As she lay lhere, a pinn suddenly
formed in her mind ; and hastily ris
ing and bathing her eyes, she crosseu
the hall and knocked nt the door.
' "Come In," culled a melodious voice.
"Do sit down, I want to chat with
you." Then as she noticed the girl's
red lips. "Why, Della, what's tho
As Della confided her plan, the girl
smiled and nodded from time to time.
"Just you walt!" cried Beatrice
Lani." "We'll made them take notice,"
and she gave Della a big hug. Then
they settled down to discuss the great
The girls were very busy tne next
few days, planning for the masquerade
ball, which the hostess was giving to
close her entertainment
At teven o'clock that evening Della
entered Beatrice's room, nnd seated
herself In a chair (placed for her) in
front of the dressing table.
Beatrice first pulled the lace cap
from her friend's head, revealing a
mass of beautiful golden curls. This
she plied up on the girl's head ; then
catching up a lovely pink gown, she
passed lt to her and told her to hurry
Della too'- from a box a pair ot
pink satin slippers, and silk stockings,
and putting them on, stood up for her
"My dear!" exclaimed Beatrice. "No
one would ever know you," and she
turned the girl to the mirror.
'TH do," she laughed, as a rosy
flush spread over her face.
"Do!" Beatrice snapped. "If every
one doesn't pronounce you the belle
of the ball I'll miss my guess."
She then picked np a mask nnd plac
ing it over the girl's face, gave her
a push saying: "Now, run along."
Meanwhile Della had reached the
. ballroom and was immediately claimed
for the first dance, which was then
about to commence.
As she whirled about, her eyes fell
on a familiar figure.
"Who is that stunning-looking girl
. with Jack Morrill?" asked Fred Os
borne of a youth standing near.
"Don't know," was the answer. "She
1s a beauty. But one can't recognize
any of the girls in these confounded
things they're wearing."
"Aren't you masking?" Beatrice was
asked as she appeared.
"No," she answered. "I must be
away in a short while."
Della was in her second dance, when
a young man entered the room. Ile
was rather effeminate, perhaps, but de
cidedly good-looking. Wandering about
he at length came up to Fred
"By Jove ! What a beautiful girl !"
he ejaculated. "Con you tell me who
"I couldn't," said Fred.
In some way the stranger so maneu
vered that Fred obtained only the last
By this time his anger liad reached
the boiling point; but to all questions
regarding the young man, Della an
swered by a light laugh.
At ll o'clock carny the call to un
mask; as Dolla drew hers from her
face, Fred looked at her in astonish
"Why I It's little Della." he cried.
"Yes, little Delia," she returned. "But
do look who is claiming vour atten
Fred turned and confronted the
stranger, who had so puzzled him.
Then, as his eyes rested on the face for
a moment a hearty laugh broke from
"Well. Miss Lang," he cried, "that
was one great joke on me."
Someone then spoke to Beatrice, and
Fred drew Della out to the beautiful
There, In the lovely moonlight, he
asked her to be his wife.
"But," the girl followed his question
by another, "do you forget a certain
conversation you held a short while
Fred thought "for a moment, then
said: R?ou can't mean the day Stew
art and I were talking?"
\ "That is just what I mean," said
? "My dear," cried he, "will you for
Jglve that thoughtless remark? For I
?kell you truly, I did not intend Stewart
B have tht? impression you have
T "Darling," he continued, "won't you
i xs 'yes,' and let me win forgiveness
ir the speech?"
^He drew lier gently to him, and as
he looked Into her eyes found his an
swer, even before her lips formed
If friends of Della Osborne speak
-truly-according to Fred's idea-there
fnever was a more beautiful girl than
his beloved wife. .
SOLDIERS GIVEN PREFERENCE
IN RECONSTRUCTION WORK
Dr. W. B. Beauchamp, Director!
General of Missionary Cente
nary, Says Methodist Church
Will Use Soldiers In Rebuild
"Our first duty is to give the return
ing soldier a 'job,' " declared Dr. W.
B. Beauchamp, Director-General o? the
Centenary Campaign of the M. E.
Church, South, to a group of newspa
per representatives. "The boys com
ing back will not be nearly so thrilled
over flag-waving and shouts from the?|
sidewalk as they will be to feel the
trasp of a friendly hana and the
words, 'We've got a job waiting for
you, old fellow!' All over the country
men are using their best wits and en
ergies to find places for the boys who
were willing to face death when the
"The .Methodist Church can do its
part in giving work to the boy? who
are coming back, and we are going to
do that pert to the best of our ability.
From May 18 to 25 we will conduct a
drive for $115,000,000, of which our
own church, the M. E. Church, South,
will be responsible for $35,000,000. The
success of this campaign will mean
tLe immediate erection of churches
?nd schools and the opening of 'jobs'
cf all kinds.
"Many of thc returning boya may
sci be adjusted to the a/t?r-2J.\c-wax-i
DR. W. B. BEAUCHAMP.
conditions and therefore, will not, for
a time, be able to get started in their
trades. We will keep in constant
touch with these conditions through
our pastors and conference workers
and will consider it a privilege to see
to it that these men are given work.
We will need bricklayers, carpenters,
architects, business and professional
assistance, and, where a boy ha?
caught the vision of larger service
missionaries-we will need all of this
help, and v;e will see to it that the sol
dier is given the chance at the job
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