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Perhaps no other career tests
lentlessly as trained nursing. It cal
physical. The reward is not large,
are able to win the big prizes the
eighteen, is taken In at the hospita
influence of young Dr. Max Wilso
invalid mother and her Aunt Hari
strange young man, as a roomer In
very mysterious but charming, an
school sweetheart, becomes violen
enters hospital service her threads
first sight of this in the installimeni
"Tired?". He adopted the gentle, al
most tender tone that nmade most wom
en his slaves.
"A little. It is warm."
"What are you going to do this eve
maing? Any lectures?"
S "Lctures are over for the summer.
I shall go to prayers, and after that
to the roof for air."
"Can't you take a little ride tonight
:and cool off? I'll have the car wherever
you say. A ride and some supper
bow does it sound? You could get
.away at seven-"
:1'ss Gregg is coming!"
With an impassive face, the girl
turned away. The workers of the op
erating room surged between them.
But he was clever with the guile of
the r'ursuing male. Eyes of all on him,
he turned at the door of the wardrobe
room and spoke to her over the heads
nf a dozen nurses.
"That patient's address that I had
forgotten, Miss llarrison, Is the cor
ner (if the Park and Ellington avenue."
She played the game well, was quite
.alm. He admired her coolness. Cer
ataily s oe was prty, and certitnhly,
V00, She ias interegted l. him. ' H
w'Vent whistling into the wandrobe
poom. As he turned caught the li
erue's eye, and there passed between
themi a glance of complete comprehent
-alon. The Interne grinned.
Tie roon wats not empty. was troth
er was there, listening to the co ients
of O'ara, his friendly rival.
"Good work, boy i said O'Hara, and
*ulaPped a hairy hand on his shoulder.
"That last case was a wonder. I'm
-proud of you, and your brother heri
Is Indecently exalted. It was the Ed
wardes method, wasn't It? I saw it
done at his clinic In New York."
"Glad you liked It. Yes. Edwardes
was a pal of muine In Berlin. A great
surgeons too, poor old chap I"
"There aren't three men t the coun
try with the nerve and the hand for It."
iet to niseho he ohard wae out
'7 7. "
"Can't You Take a Little Ride To.
'wot ld think of his own untidy miethods
-o)iibt pared ith Mar's ext ravaganit or
*der-of the bag, for instance, with the
*dog's collar in it, and other things. On
hese occasions he always dletermined
~to clear out the bag.
. "I guess I'll be getting along," he
A said. "Will you be home for dinner?"
0 "J' think not, I'll-I'rn going to r
out of town, and 'eat where it's epol.'
'The Street was notoriously hot iU
"'here's a roast of beef. it's a pitj
to cook at roast for one."
Wasteful, too, this cooking of food
for tivo and only one to eat it. A roast
if beet meant a visit, $ni Doctor Ed'i
nzodest-paying clientele. He still paid
A thrilling mys
man who lost h
girl who helped)
the quality of womanhood so re.
Is for many qualities, spiritual and
and while many seek them, but few
service offers. Sidney Page, age
I as a probation nurse through the
n. The Pages-Sidney, her semi.
-let-had taken in K. LeMoyne, a
order to help meet expenses. He's
d Joe Drummond, Sidney's high.
tly jealous. Immediately Sidney
of life begin to tangle. You get
the expenses of the house on the Street
"Sorry, old muan; I've made anothei
They left the hospital together
1'verywhere the younger man receivet
the honage of success. The elevatoi
nan bowed and flung the doors open
with a smile; the pharmacy clerk, the
doorkeeper, even the convalescent pa
tient who was polishing the great brasw
doorplate, tendered their tribute. Doc,
tor Ed looked neither to right nor left
* * * * * S*
Sidney, after her involuntary bath It
the river, had gone into temporar3
eclipse at the White Springs hotel. It
the oven of the kitchen stove sat hei
two small white shoes, stuffed with pa
per so that they might dry in shape
Back in a detached laundry, a sympa
thetle uald was Ironing various sof
white garments, and singing as shi
Sidney sat in a rocking chair in I
hot bedroom. She was carefulli
swathed In a shi*t from neck to toei
except for her arns, and she was belnj
as philosophic as possible.
Someone tapped lightly at the door.
"It's Le Moyne. Are you all right?
"Perfectly. How stupid It must b,
"I'm doing very well. The iaid wil
soon be ready. What shall I order fo
"Anything. I'm starving."
"I tlilnk your shoes have shrunk."
"Flatterer !" She laughed. "Go awa:
and order Supper. And I can see fresl
lettuce. Shall we have a salad?"
K. Le Moyne stood for a moment I
front of the closed door, for the mer
sotmd of her moving, beyond it. Thing
had gone very far with the Page
r'oiner that day in the country; n(
I so far as they were to go, but ft
enough to let him see on the brink
wha$ misery he stood.
lie couli not go away. He had pron
ised her to stay: he was needed. E
thought he could have endured seelit
her marry Joe, had she cared for ti
boy. 'TIat way, at least, lay safety fi
heri. The boy had tleity and devot
written large overi him. But this ne
Wilson, the surgeon's recIprocal into
est In her, with what he knew of t
I'romi the top) of the narrow sta
('ase' to the f' oot. aind he hado lved
ye'ar's tor'nent ! At the foot, howeva
he was start led out of his reverie. J
I rintinotinl st oodi there wauiting I
him, his blue eyes reeklessly alight.
"Yout-you dlog '" said Joe.
There were people In the hotel pa
lor'. Le Moyne t ookc the frenzied b
iy the elbow andit led him~i past t
dloor to the emipty laorch.
"Now,"' he sabll, "if' you will ke
*your v'oice down. I'll listen to il
you have to say."
"You know what I've got to say."
T ihis faiing to dlrawi from K.
Moyne anythi ng butt his steady -gan
.Joe jerked his uarm free and clench
"W hat did you bring her out he
"I do not know that I owe you a
explaination, but 1 11(n willing to gi
you Eme. I br'ought her out here for
trolley ride and a pic:nic luncheon."
lie was sorry for the boy. Life K
having been all beer'a and skittles
hIm, lhe knew tha t Joe was sufferib
anduo ws ituavelously paUtient with hi
I"W'here is slie now?
"Shet had the iinisfortune to fall
thle ieir. She, Is upstairs." And, sa
lng thte light ofl unbelief In Joe's eye
"If' you care to uiked~ a tour of inves
gation, you will 11ind that I am entii
ly trtthful. In tihe laundty a maid
"Sihe is enigat.ed to me"-dlogged
"E'ver'ybody ini the' neighborhood1 kno'
it. at -I yet you tbring her out here for
plitnic! It's--it's udaned rotten tre
111.4 ldt had unclenched. Before
Le Moy'ne's eyes his own Cell.,gliegf
suiddettly young antd futile ; his ji
rage iuneod to bhilust 'rintg in his ears,
"I dlon't know where you cat
trotm," he staid, ''but around here
cent mien cut out w~hen a girl's
"I see !"
*"Whtat's more, what do we kno
about you? You tmay be nil right, b
how do I know It? You get her ii
trouble and I'll kIll you !"
It took courage, that speech, with
Le Moyne towering five inches abo
haim and growing a. little white abc
"Are you going to say all these thin
"am. And I amn going to find c
why you were un' tin. Jnst n-o.
tery story about a
s courage and the
im tofind it again
Perhaps never in his twenty-two
years had young Drummond been se
near a thrashing. Fury that he was
ashamed of shook Le Moyne. For
very fear of himself, he thrust his
hands in. the pockets of his Norfolk
"Very well," he said. "You go to her
with just one of these ugly Insinua
tions, and I'll take mighty good care
that you are sorry for it. If you are
going to behave like a bad child, you
deserve a licking, and I'll give it to
An overflow from the parlor poured
out on the porch. Le Moyne had got
himself in hand somewhat. He was
still angry, but the look in Joe's eye
startled him. He put a hand on the
"You're wrong, old man," he said.
"You're insulting the girl you care for
by the things you are thinking. And,
if it's any comfort to you, I have no
Intention of interfering in any way.
You can count me out. It's between
you and her."
Joe picked his straw hat from a
chair and stood turning it in his hands.
"Even if you don't care for her, how
do I know she isn't crazy about you?"
"My word of honor, she Isn't."
"She sends you notes to McKees'."
"Just to clear the air, I'll show It to
you. It's no breach of confidence. It's
about the hospital."
Into the breast pocket of his coat he
dived and brought up a wallet. The
wallet had had a name on it in gilt let
L ters that had been carefully scraped
of.. But Joe did not wait to see the
'iOh, dain the hospital!" he said
and went swiftly (own the steps and
into the gathering twilight of the June
r Sidney and K. Le Moyne were din
Ing together at the White Springs ho
tel. The novelty of the experitce had
made her- eyes shine like stars. She
r saw only the magnolia tree shaped like
I a heart, the terrace edged with low
shrubbery, and beyond the faint glean
a that was the river. The unshaded glare
e of the lights behind her in the house
8 was eclipsed by the crescent edge of
9' the rising moon. Dinner was over. Sid
it ney was experiencing the rare treat
r of after-dinner coffee.
f Le Moyne, grave and contalied; sat
across from iher. To give so mUc
pleasure, and so easily I How. young
e she was, and radianti No wonder the
g boy was mad about her. She fairly
ke held out her arims to life.
)r Ai, that was too badf Anothe
tabile was beIng brought ; they were no
w to h~e alonxe. But what roused in hi
in violent resenxtmnent only appealed t'
~r- Sidney's curiosity.
xe Carlio tt xHiarrisonx camne out alon(
Althxoughi the tapping of her heels wva
ir- dulled by the grass, although she ha
ai exchixagi her~ cap~ forj the black hai
ar, Sidney knew her at once. A sort c
00 thrill r-an over her. It was the prett
Or nuriise troml D)octor Wilson's office. Wit
It po)ssiblie--but of course not ! Th
book of rules statedl explicitly thxat suc
tr- tin~zgs were forbidden. .
03y "Don't- turn arountd,'' she said swif
lhe 13y. "It is the Miss Haxrrison I told yo
ab~out. She is lookinig at uis."
ep) Carliottai's eyes were blinded for
at mlomlenit b~y the gixare of the hou~s
lights. TIhxen she sat up, her- eyes 0
L4e Moyne's grave profile turned t<
Le. ward the, valley. Lucky for her thi
se, Wilson hadl stop~pedl in thxe bar, thu
ed Sidney's inistinctivye good mxanners foi
hadie her staring, that only the edge <
re the summxner moon shone throuigh th
trees. She went white and1( clutche
ny the edge of the table, wih her eye
ve closedl. That gave her quick brain
a chanice. It was madnaess,.TJune mia(
ness. She was alwaxys seeing him, eve
LOt ix her dreams. This man was olde:
to zmuch oldIer. She looked atgain.
ig, She had not been mistaken. Her<
mD. and after all these months I K. L
Moyne, quite unconscious of lier prex
in exnce, looked down into the valley.
re- WVilsonx appeared on the woode
8: porch above the terrace, and stood, hxi
ti- eyes -searching the half-light for hel
e- If he caime dlown to her. the man at th
"next table miighxt turn, w~old see her
ly. JShe rose and went swiftly back t<
vs waxrd the hotel. All the gayety wa
a gonxe out of the evening for her, bli
xt- she forced a lightness she dlid not feel
"It is so (lark and dlepressing oU
K. there-it mnakes nie sad."
alt "Surely you do not w'ant to dIne ii
ist the haouse?"
"D~o you mfhid?"
nxe "tYour wish is my law-tonigrht,"* hx
he- s9aid softiy. '
a- After all, thie evening wvas a disap
Pointmtaent to him. T.ihe spontaneity haa
gone out of it, for some reason. Tm
w girl who hiad thrilled to his glxance
ut those two mornings in his office. whose
to somber eyeo had mect lisa, fire for fire
across thxe ope ating room, was no
K. playing up. Sh , sat back in her chair
ye eating little, starting at every step, Hie
ut eyes, which b~y every rule of the gami
should have been gazing into his, wer<
ga fixed on the oilcloth-covered passag<
outside the door.
ut "I think, after all, you are fright
"A little danger adds to the r.?st of
things. You know what Nietzscht says
"I am not fond of Nietzsche." Then,
with an effort: "WL'at does he say?"
"'Two things are wianted 17 the
true man-danger and play. The-'efore
he seeketh womni as the most dan- t
gerous of toys.'" t
"Women tire dangerous only when g
you think of them us toys. When a 1
muau finds that i wo.'an can reason- 1
do anything but feel-he regards her i
as a menatce. But the reasoiing wom- t
an is really less dangerous than the
other sort." a
This was mnor. like the real thing. t
To talk careful "stractions like this, v
with beneath eacle abstraction its con- t
cealed personal application, to talk of s
woman and look in her eyes, to discusts s
new philosophies with their freedoms,
She Went White and Clutched the
Edge of the Table.
to discard old creen's andI old mnorali
ties-that was lis~ game. WIlson be
came content,Interested again. The girl
was nimble-minded. She challenged
his philosophy and gavet him11 a chance
to dlefend it. With the conv'iction, as
their meal went on. that Le Moyne
a nd~ his companion muitst surely have
gone, sihe gained ease.
-It was only hy wild driving that she
5 got bac'k to the. hospital by ten o'clock.
IWilson left her at the coirner, well
("ontenit withi himitsell'. As lhe drov'e up
fthe Strleet he glaneed ner"'ss at the
Y P'age house. Sidney was there on the
doorstep, talking to a toll man who
e stood beloaw and looked uip lit her.
iWilson set tied his tie. in thei darkness.
Sidney wats at inighty praett y grir. The
June night wais ini hIs blood, lHe was
Lsorry he had i nor k issed C'ariot ta good
night. Hie rther thought, now he
a looked back, she had exrected it.
C As lie got out of his car at the curb,
a youtg muan who hadl been standing in
'the shndow of the tr(eehox mioved
t quickly away.
t Wilson smiled after him in the diark
f"That you, Joe?" he ('ailed.
e But the b)oy went on.
ii . * * * * * 0 *
s Sidney entered the hospital as a pro
a bationier early In August. ChristIne
'twas to be nmarrled in September to
Palmer Howe, and, with Harriet and
' K. in the house, she felt that she could
safely leav~e her mother.
'The balcony outside the parlor was
aliiretady under way. On the night be
fore she went away Sidney took chairs.
out there and .ent with her mother tin
til thei diew dhrove Ann'a to thb lamp
SIn the sewing room and her "DaIly
Sidney sat alone imd viewed her
w ~orld f romn this new and pleasnant
angle. She could see the garden and
the wthitewashedl fence with its morn'
laig glories, and at the same time, by
t turning her head, view the Wilson
house aceross the Street. She looked
mostly at the Wilson house.
K. Le Moyne was upstairs in his
room. She could hear hinm trampIng
up tad down, aind catch, occaionally,
te bitter-sweet odor of his old brier
What sort of disgrace Is K.
LeMoyne trying to live down?
betrayal? Or would you say he
has been disappointed in love?
(TO BEI~ CONTINUEiD.)
A flew meuthod of cold storage in
sulation, invented in EnglAnd, is to use<
slabs of cork expanded to over twice
their normal size,
fIELD TO PRESSURE
ILAVES BATTLE. HARD BUT RE
TIRE STEADILY UNDER PRES.
SURE IN RUMANIA.
1IG GUNS ARE ALL ACTIVE
Oeace Notes. Are Delivered, World
Awaits Answer to Steps in Direction
to End the World War.-All Nations
Fighting a series of defensive bat
les, but slowly yielding to the Teu
Onic pressure. the Russian rear
uards in Wallachia and Dobrudja are
eing pressed backward to the north.
leavy fighting is in progresb in the
icinity of Rimnik-Sara, midway be.
ween the Buzeu and Sereth rivers in
Vallacha. Russian advanced .posts
,t Rakoxitcheni. in the foothills of
he mountains west of Rimnik-Sarat,
vere compelled to retire after bat
lee at that point and at Vandulsore
o An engagement at Balatchenui,
outh of Riminik-Sarat, also is record
d. indicating that the Russian lines
till protect that town.
These engagements are regarded by
ome Teutonic military critics aq an
'ffort on the part of the Russians
ud the Roumanians to cover the re
reat of their armies and of the Rou
nanian refugees across the line of
he Sereth river and to cover the
lank of the Russo-Roumanian armies
ighting in the Carpathian mountains
In Dobrudja the Russo-Rounianian
lefensive line is reported to have
vithdrawn northward until it is only
i miles south of the northern ex
remity of that province.
One artillery activity is recorded on
he Russian front in the vicinity of
The big - gutis are active also in
he region of Hardamont and Cham
oretta. near Verdun.
Operations on the Macedonian front
re being prevetited by bad weather.
The American ambassador at Pet
ograd delivered the German peace
iote to the Russian government Sat
itday, and President Wilson's note
o the belligerent governments was
kanded to the Italian foreign minister
oy the American ambassador at Rome.
It is unlikely that the reply of the
mtente powers to the German note
vill be dispatched before Monday and
t may be delayed for ten days, ac
.ording to the British foreign office.
rhis is attributed to the delays in
iommunication. It is reported in
'aris, however, that the reply is al
nost finished. Rumors are circulating
it London that the entences answer
a being drawn up at Rome
NAR NATIONS MUST DECIDE
PEACE TERMS THMESELVES.
Reception of Note In Official CIrcles
of Germany Sympathetic.
Berlin. via Salville.-Baron von
Demn Bussehe-Haddenhausen, Under
Becretary of State for Foreign Af
tairs and formerly first secretary of
the German Eimbassy in Washington,
in an interview with a member of the
D~verseas New.; Agehcy stated regard
IE;; President# Wilaqn's note to the bel
ligerents. de.r-ribes the recep~tion of
the acte by Gesrwman officials as symipa
Thme I 'nder S.-er.etary said that so
l'ar as the nmote related to the general
arrangeJmnts for the future, he be
sieved the t 'nmited States would liay
aim mportanmt part in themi. and added:
"The l'nited States always has been
afimng the most enthusiastic and fore.
most advocates of the idea of arbitra
"As to the conclusion of peace itself
this must be (lone by the belligerents.
[ think I understand President Wilson
aright if I said that he does not offer
mediation for this point, and that he
:mly shows that the interests which
the United States, as well as all the
ather neutrals, naturally have to see
p~eace restored. The President says
that in this direction it would be of
material advantage if conditions
rcould b~e comuneiated under which
the belligerents consider it possible
to make peace.
FRANCE STIRRED BY ARRIVAL
OF SWISS PROPOSAL.
Paris.--The unanimous vote of the
Benate affirming that France cannot
conclude peace with an enemy who.
accupies French territory coming at
the same time as the peace note of
the Swiss Government has stirred
mnew the French press and public.
P'he action of the Senate gave fur
her indication of the atitude of the
inntente Allies toward President WII
ion's proposals while confidence voted
a the Brain ministry.
Li. S. WANTS DETAILED
STATEMENT FROM NATIONS.
Washington. - Information as to
heir exact meanming in seeking a
'just and permanent peace" is the
rhole purpose of the note addressed
o all the belligerents by President
Wilson. The United States desires a
unil, practical and detailed statement
romn each of the governments address.
id. This government does not know,
mnd feels that it has not reat means
f knowing, what terms would' be re
luired to make nesce.
PASSES FlE BILLS
ADJOURNMENT FOR HOLIDAYS
TAKEN BY CONGRESS UNTIL
JANUARY 2, 1917.
PASS 5 SUPPLY MEASURES
rho Urgent Deficiency Legislative,
Indian, District of - Columbia, and
Diplomatic and Conspar Appropria.
tion Bills in Three Weeks.
lor the Chriotmas holidays to recon-.
vene January 2. In the three weeks of
the sessio the House passed five Gor
ernment supply measures,. the urgent
deficiency, legislative, Indian, District,
of Columbia and diplomatic and consu
lar appropriation bills, more than
ever were passed before in the brief
period preceding a holiday recess.
0 - of these bills. the urgent difle
lenc. has passed the - senate.
Railroad legislation suggested by
President Wison failed to get much
attention in either branch. The House
Commerce Committee decided to await
initiative action in the Senate. where
beginning January 2 the Senate com
merce commt-tee will hold hearings on
the proposed railroad arbitration
measure and the bill authorizhig the
president to take over the railroad,
telephone and telegraph lines in case
of military necessity.
At the conejusion of the hoarings
the railroad measures in some form
will be pressed as amendments to the
pending bill to enlarge the interstate
Commerce Commission. Senator
Newlands, chairman of the committee,
hones to get. action before the March
The Senate passed the immigration
bill with its literacy test provision
a-'1 it is now in enfierencme.
The National prohibition constitu
onal amendment was reported favor
Ibly from the Judiciary Committee in
each House and will be pressed by its
-hamnions a( every onportunity. al.
though they have little hope of sectr
ing the necessary two-thirds majority
at this session.
House committees also reported the
Borland food investigation resolution
with a favorable recommendation and
the Susan B. Anthony constitutional
amendment for woman suffrage with
out recommendation. Neither resolu
tion .advanced to consideration' in the
PRESIDENT WILSON NAMES
NEW SHIPPING SOARD.
Three Democrats and Two Republi
cans Selected to Serve For Gov
Washington. - President Wilson
nominated the following to be mem
bers of the Government shipping
William Denman of San Francisco;
Bernard N. Baker of Baltimore; John
A. Donald of New York ; John Bar,
ber White offr nsas City, Mo., and
Theodore BreUi jf New Orleans.
The board will have general super
vision over freight rates in American
waters and is empowered to organize
a $50,000,000 corporation to build or
buy merchant ships.
The ships built or bought will be
available to lease or charter by pri
vate interests, but may be operated
by the government should prtato
concerns fail to take them. The intent
of the law, aside from restoration of
ship1) for American commerce remoy
ed by the war is to openi up trade
routes which private capital does not
consider yet profitable enough for it
Mr. Denman, who .gets the longest
term of six years, is a Democrat and
a lawyer with~ experience in Admir
Mr. Baker, nominated q., $ir...
year term, has had wide' experience
as a ship owner and for thirty years
was president of the Altantic trasport
line, Hie is a Democrat and Mr. Don
ald, the third Democratic member,
was nominated, for four years. He has
had a, iife-long experience in the
KING QHRISTIAN SIGN'S
SALE OF ISLANDS TREATY.
Copenhagen, via London. -King
Christian in Cabinet council ratifled
the treaty providing for the sale of
the Danish West [idies to the United
This follows the passage by both 1
houses of the Danish Parliament of
the bill for the ratification of the '
treaty. The exchange of the ratifica
tioni instruments will take -place in
Washington probably towards thi end
TEOTONS DRIVE BACK
FOE AFTER SHARY BATTLE.
Londlon.--1xcept in northern Do.
bru~Idja, where' the troops of the Cob.
tral Powers continue .4a drive the
Russians and Rumanians towards
Bessarbia, there has been little fim
portant activity on the battle fb~nts -
The. Russian troops in Dobrudja,
Petrogradi announces, were forced to I
retire northward under heavy attactis
from nntpnerically superior hostile