Vanity Specialist Finds
d s in Her Way
By THURDE RAYLE BRUCE
VERY good specialist finds his level by and by, but mary who
are vain of their specialty get a start with. difficulty.
The friendless, trust-to-luck one who comes to the city
with just one little talent to depend on doesn't succeed as does
the girl who can boast of doing one thing well, another thing
better, and one particular thing best, and who isn't too proud
to do either to get a slart.
That sanguine specialist who comes to the big city with
grand dreams ought to be prepared to make some sacrifices be
fore she can get the big positions.
There waa a mulsic teacher oneo-the kind who sneered at every other
occupation but that of running delicate white fingers over piano keys.
Her home town showered her with compliments until it became too nar
row for her, and pastures new in Chicago was the natural alternative.
She would have a choice studio in a choice locality and get choice pupils
from choice families-in fact, her whole dream was so choice that Provi
dence chose to bestow some choice disillusionments. She came and saw
but didn't conquer much-not even fifteen pupils wherewith to pay her
11er funds gave out and she was too vain of her specialty to fall back
temporarily on something less pretentfous, also not wise enough to realize
in the first place that Rome isn't built in a day where there is fierce com
During this period of stress a friend offered her the position of
cashier in a jewelry store and suggested that she take the place for a
month or so until she could get more pupils, and was also advised to get.
a position as piano player in one of the stores. She only sniffed haugh
tilj that all these positions were beneath her, and passed the matter up
because "sliding along that way" was awfully distasteful to her and "not
her style at all," and that "her art was too dear after all." Perhaps so,
but if she had really loved her art she would have been brave and strong
enough to make some sacrifices for it.
The versatile girl in the city who is willing to utilize her lesser talent
in behalf of her beloved specialty can float along quite a while without
dange'r of sinking.
One girl with artistic ambitions kept accounts
and did the correspondence in a crossroads cheese fac
tory. She went to the city to take a courme in art with
$50. Ier fifty had inelted at the end of two months,
when there wasn't the- slightest prospect of getting
returns from her drawings, and it was up to her to
secure night work of some kind or go back to the
The upshot was that she diligently followed up
half a dozen ads one Saturday when the futuire looked
particularly murky. Her versatility and willingness
to make use of her lesser gifts while perfecting her
specialty has been her main boost to victory. It veri
fies the truth of the idea that all great people are
not afraid to appear small whon a good object de
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Margaret was toiling along through
the Los Angeles chamber of com
merce behind her two prosaic kinfolke,
Like the humming drone of his own
hreshing machine, Uncle John prosed
Dver silly statistics and poky pro.
.eases. She was half-gigglingly com
menting to herself as she tagged dog
;edly along after Aunt Eliza's amply
.onstructed, black broad-clothed form,
hat Uncle John ought to be prosecuted
Ior bigamy, on the ground that he had
,wo times as much wife as he had
when he first married, when she dis
,overed two grey eyes, under a broad
iat brim, answering her chuckles with
The haughty disdain which she duti.
!ully tried to spread over her amuse
nent fell before the good-natured ap
preciation of her need of a relief ex
pedition. She bowed, tentatively and
reservedly. The hat lifted in a most
lignified acknowledgement and its
)wner advanced, holding out his right
hand. Margaret placed her brown
glove within his reach, with the aflirm
"I am very glad to meet you here,
very glad to see you again," in answer
to Aunt Eliza's backward look of in
luiry. The aunt's exclamation at
tracted the attention of Uncle John.
Margaret led her new-found friend
up to her guardians.
'I am glad to introduce to you a
very old friend from Iowa. This is my
uncle and aunt, with whom I am
spending my summer vacatior, Mr.
Aunt Eliza only exclaimed again,
aloud, and started to say that which
Uncle John interrupted by an em
piatic wave of his big capable-looking
"I am delighted to know you, Mr.
Livingston; delighted to know you."
Then taking an observation of the
young man's evident intention to fall
back in step with the niece, he
reached forward firmly for the young
man's arm, pulling him into step.
"If you are from the middle west,
most of our agricultural processes and
products will be new and interesting
to you. Now, here is- " and begin
She Ecpdand Found Refuge From
ning with a peroration about prunes,
based on the huge elephant construct
ed out of dried specimens of that
much derided boarding house favorite
-a frightful, wobbiy-khieed examphlle of
what industry, coup~led with violence
of imagination, energetically misdi
rected, can perpetrate--Uncle John led
him by dried-fruit-bound paths into the
mysteries of Califor-nia farming.
Silently, not to say patiently or re
aentfully, Margaret walked along with
Aunt Eliza. What profit from heri
transgr-ession if it not only furnished
no escape) for her, but even afforded a
new sacriflee upon the altar- of Uncle
John's zeal for acquiring andl impart
ing Information. Piloted l'y U~ncle
John, the humorless, the quartet
stoppledl befor'e a model fr-uit farm,
worked out in papier macho.
"TVhis ranch, Margaret, wvhich is
hero reproduced, belongs to your
aunt's nephew, Jacek Jenkins. I have
asked him to take dlinner- with us at
the hotel tonight and you will meet
him there. Hie's a good chap.
never caught him in a false p)osit ion
but once, and t hen I think the fault
was not. altogether- his."
The young man, with longing looks
towvardl Margaret, showed signs of
breaking away from her- uncle's re
"All he needs is a housekeeper--n
wife, I mean, home-maker, like yomi
Aunt Eliza's been to me," droned
U~ncle John, stating that romantic sit
uation as one might speak of the nm
ber of seeds in a prune elephlant. "IBut
ho is not much for women folks. Ht
says it takes him six days to figure ot
what a woman means by what sht
says and by that time lhe's forgottei
what it was she said."
'The man with tihe sombrero fluished
with shame over this account of sc
unap~preciative a mlemb~er of lis sex.
"Perhaps he never met the one wo
man," he hesitatingly offered in ex
"Maybe," answer-ed the guide of thm
.)ersonally. conducted party. "lie ham
sense enough about other things. Nov
hat raisin plant is modeled after om1
Margaret lagged farther and farthei
ehind out of hearing.
An alley, lined wilth gnolcn nvrn
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iids of oranges, opened before her.
Mr. Livingston might listen until
nightfall or hoarseness silenced Uncle
John; she escaped and found refuge
from the situation, if not from herself,
in her quiet hotel room.
liefreshed by a bath and fortified by
a fresh gown she awaited the arrival
of her uncle and aunt. Uncle John
caie into the parlor excitedly discuss.
Ing the probability of finding her here
as he opened the door.
Margaret murmured something about
having stepped into a side aisle to
look at some very beautiful prunes
and thus losing her way. Uncle John
assured her of his regret. Aunt Eliza
was silent. The stranger looked un
comfortable, almost embarrassed.
"Mr. Livingston is stopping here,
too, so he'll take dinner with us," ex
plained Uncle John, as they departed
to make ready for that meal.
Wondering how it would all end she
made her way with her chattering
relatives to the table it the small din
ing-room. She was grateful for the
chilling presence of a black and white
automaton of a waiter. He seemed, in
some way, a means of postponement
of the moment of judgment.
"And what time do you put the corn
crop usually?" she heard Uncle John
say. With unbelieving ears she heard
"Oh, at. the end of the rainy season
in February or March, as a rule."
Iowa's rainy season, in March!
Margaret gasped in anticipation of
Uncle John's scathing remarks. Uncle
John had spent his boyhood on an
Iowa farm. But he only inquired fur
"I didn't suppose the ground would
be ready to work no early In the
"Oh, yes, it's muddy sometimes, and
disagreeable to handle-too soft in
Margaret closed her eyes and caught
a glimpse of an Iowa corn field in
M arch-the grayish-yellow stalks
sticking up through four or five feet of
s)ow drift. Maliciously, it seemed to
Margaret, did Uncle John lead the con
fused young informant through tortu
ous ways of misinformation.
From cocktail to demni tasse the in
quisition lasted. With an almost over
whelming desire to scream, Margaret
finally led the procession of four from
the dining room along endless, red
carpeted corridors to the little sitting
room. A chango, even a scene of the
torture, was a welcome rest.
"I thought your nephew, Mr. Jenk
ins, was coming to take dinner with us
tonight," she said by way of conversa
tion to Aunt Eliza, to whom she sup
posed the amply-proportioned shadow
beside heri on the window curtain be
"H-e (lid," slowly answered the voice
of the blunderer about corn crops anid
In wiild-eyed amazement Margaret
"Hec-and--you are-" she gasped.
"Yes, he (lid and I am."
"And the fruit ranch and the--."
Words failed her in the recollection of
Uncle John's minute description of the
"Yes," very carefully, as one on un
safe treading, "but I'm not the mis
ogamist, Uncle John-"
"And Uncle John madIe Aunt Eliza
keep still. Those two old geese are
up in their room laughing their old
eyes out. lHe loves a joke better than
a good meal of Aunt Eliza's own cook
"Uncle John loves a joke! Why, I
thought Uncle John had no-and now
he'll think-you'll all think-"
"Uncle John has asked me to go for
a visit with them and you to their
ranch in order that I may tell you
[ think. Shall I ?"
How Cloves Grow.
Clov'er are the ulnexpanded flowver
buds of a beautiful evergreen tree
which grows only in tropical coun
tries. The buds are at first a pale
('01or andl gradually become green.
after- which they dlevelop) into a
bright r'ed, when they nare ready fiu'
During tihe drying process they
are exposred to the smoke of a wood
fire and theni to the action of the sun,
which alccounats for their dlark brown
color' wvhen ready for' the market.
Thle clove tree, which attains a
height of 30 feet. is a native of a small
group) of islands in the Indian archi
peligo called the Spice Islands, but
in the last four centuries it has been
carried to all the warmer parts of
(loves were one of thle, principal
oriental spices wvhich early excited
the culp'dity of wvestern commerce
communities, having been tihe basis
of a rich and lucr-ativo trade ince
the early part of the Christian era.
Where Ho Hit Her.
A young coupile keeping house on thr
second floor were vecry often anlnoyedl
by their quarreling neighbors belowv.
One night' tihe young manm was met
at the door by Is wife, who ex
"Oh, John, they hmave been flghtinmg
diown stairs nearly all day, and lie's
liti her again!"
"is that so?" said .John, sympa
thmetically. "Well, where did lhe lit
her- this time?"
"I heard them running all over the
house. but I think ho finally hit her;
in the pantry."
|LEmm -' W ILbU. L NE SWT
of the Road
"lPollow me, andl( follow men!" thle little
road Is Calling;
"I will take you where the snow of aipple
bloom Is failing.
I will lead you to thle fields-the greenest
aind thle cleaniest
Where the benting sky above Is bluest
Out of aill the# city dust and aill thle jan
Into G3ods own wonder-place of beauty
a nd of quiet.
"Follow mie and follow me between the
See the ferns that touchi withi lace thle
mlossy eCliffs aind ledges;
IHear thle brook thiat sings and sings to
melodies of laughiter,
Catch the message of lthe breeze-of days
thant shiall come after;
110, I'll lure youar feet afar fromt all your
fear,; and frettings,
Till your sonl 1.9 steeped Inl pence that
comles of fair forgettings.
"Comle and( see the Shadlows dance When
twilight's; hushl Is comlinlg.
Murmitir all the lazy words thle happy
bees are- hlummiin,
Ilevel in the Iliac scent thle vagranit wind
Dream about the roses thant thle sumimer
timeo Is briniging
Sunl andl shade, and shande and sun, and
Where lthe whirling butterflies are flut
ter-ing anld dashin11g.
"Vilolets aire daningil now, the dogwood
trees aire whitenedl
WNith at weamith of hlossonms till thle dis
ltnt wood Is brightened
Can't y*oul hear thle call of m, made uip
of love andt pity?
What hiave youil with) brick and stone and
11ron of thle etty?
Comoi anld see thle mlar1vel-sweep of roll
Ing hill anld hollow,
Come and brother withi thle world. Fol
low mie, andt follow!"
Th l hsfu tosn ee n
six egs Hoeve, noonehaseve
thuhto uiiztgita acorsi
Shrsgtd pope dmn h
relzeta wihot Vh fl h e
madfrwndwsres ol al
ths etryngoe fou eaig'n
dustrie he windo screes the
60 cents an1 hottir fowr! putinglitle
screeni s incach prng Aso th
Ill edyos, h wield-rotea greee
thaf n the lentet?"
goer t-fesh ning the abve pos.l
Oualefwholwte yegltanse a tha
someinteriotin aeil n ol
asond oa qtn.frnmetadat
"Folay e asuk,"olo mumedbtw the n
gerofec thedcmpnye "ayI.s
wc h faes youn touch youh wucd the
"elh foroe ihthing nm s igely
knownladyo of lauter.
wath tham ate iso lades breof dayse.
"Whll, sal thme manterth
anaemichi kr, feet af at fro allyur
preme yorort has dsoled Inthe Statd
ard Ois tstr ouorgItcanganie
Competingl comany hado dine the
wiibuine s." hI mig
M"rSure, sayl the man wordh the un-p
covelany-ahlla sxcent the vagitt mand
ter ofraising aotabllo olr
Dreani AbotteIC Lg tWiht.tesumr
the sunito fo te dhadand te candi
oldnd lv ek the wiay e a
Ire a lfew~ dinrinvibtationes."e ut
terfetl reiae and it mrk 1:9,
"VOs r thatleiust be~Y th dargwooda
wnt'oh...-1and pakei owlyn1-o
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