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? ? 1 ' ?> TEN-MINUTE NOVELS TODAY?"The Virginians," by William Makepeace Thackeray. Condensation by Sara Ware Bassett. TOMORROW?"The Pilot," by Jamet Fenimore Cooper. THACKERAY Twice in hts later years did Will- ! After finishing "The Virginians," lam Makepeace Thackeray seek Thackeray became the first editor temporarily another career than of the Cornhlll Magazine. His own that of authorship. Shortly before wide popularity practically ensured writing "The Virginians" he tried the initial success of the venture, unsuccessfully to capture a seat in Of the first number 120.000 copies I Parliament. Politics had always at- were sold. The most distinguished tracted him, although his tempera- writers of the day were attracted ment was wholly unsuited to pop- as contributors through the editor's ular demands. prestige, and the Cornhlll furnished He was a radical, sympathizing magazine readers with better fic with Richard Cobden in his antl- | tion and articles than can be found corn law fight "I would like to see today In any successful English pe all men equal.** he wrote in 1840. rlodical. "and this bloated aristocracy blast- Although Thackeray was a good ? ed to the wings of all winds." He editor in many ways, he was handi was nevertheless absolutely opposed capped by too tender a heart. He 1 to any attempt on the part of the could not refuse poems and articles, \ people to win their rights by force, however uninspired and even maud- j His attitude Is Interesting in the lin. if the writers needed money. So | light of today's radicalism, as is also a few months later he gladly re his firm advocacy of Ireland's right signed his position and returned to to have home rale. 'novel writing. ' "THE VIRGINIANS" By WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY (Condensation by Sara Ware Bassett, author of "The Story of Glass," "The Story of Lumber," "The Story of Silk," etc.). Virginia in the days of Washington's - the English commander who expects, early manhood; Virginia with its vast with the aid of his forces, to bring tobacco plantations sloping to the about an end to the French and Indian river; its myriads of slavss; its great wars, and In his company is Benja estates where, loyal to the king, the mln Franklin, the Philadelphia printer master was abova all else a gentle- Ah. Thackeray had courage to pre man and a sportsman, and the mis- sent to us In the flesh these familiar tress a lady who directed the affairs celebrities! of her household with the imperious- _ . . . .. ,, . ness of a princes, of the blood: a Bu.' he does " del.ghtfulljr. Virginia of stiff brocades, of hoops se* George Washington a fre and powdered wigs; a land where hos- Quent and welromo guest at "Caa pltallty ran free and good wine was tlewood." greeting the Widow Es never wanting ? such Is the setting mond with friendship so ardent that chosen by Thackeray for his sequel ber sons, jealous of every attention to "Henry Esmond." the tale entitled, paid their mother, mistake his gal "The Virginians " lantry for a tenderer sentiment and It was a picturesque period in his- ar? on *^e point of challenging the tory. and the author of the novel was colonel to a duel when they dls indeed daring to present to us in the their error. Afterward first pages of his book. George Wash- George, the elder twin by the nar Ington, the Colonial colonel, who row margin of half an hour, goes -comes hither in bis coach from his forth with Braddock and Washing tfcdjolnlng estate to visit Madam Es- ton into the campaign that costs 3pond, the daughter of our old friend the English general his life, and In H*nry Esmond at her American home. ^ hch the king's troops are defeated 2*Castlewood." and there meet her 19- by the French and Indians. From "year-old twin sons. George Esmond this disastrous pilgrimage Wash Warrington and Harry Warrington, ington's young aid, George Esmond H.ther. also, comes Gen. Braddock, Warrington fails to return, and NEWEST FRILLS FOR LATE SUMMER FROLICS For mature summer resorters and vacationers unhampered by the in sistent demands of business or school?late August and early Sep tember have become THE season at beach and hotel. The pristine freshness of the summer wardrobe has become a little dimmed?but the short trips to the city show of organdy and voile and silk pleas ant results in the fresh frocks which are the "reserves" of the great Is the grief at "Castlewood." | .Madam Esmond reproaches Col. | Washington that he should come back unscathed when her son is j missing. As for Harry, the loss of his elder brother so overwhelms him that it Is deemed wise to send him on a sea voyage to England in the hope of diverting him from constantly ; mourning the twin he so devotedly j loved. Hence we next behold Harry at the home of his English cousins at "Castlewood' where, we regret to say, h#? at first receives but a scar^t wel- i come. My Lord Castlewood and the 1 5 5 5 c a package before the war % c a package during the war and c a package NOW THE FLAVOR LASTS SO DOES THE PRICE! summer trousseau now flitting so ; Pally on the verandas of hotels and I country clubs. Here are sketched four of the j nest types in late summer fashions. At the left is a ravishing organdy1 frock In coolest white?ultra smart i In Its simplicity of Inset tucked bands and small buttons. Its com- ' panlon costume Is a fllet sweater i of bright blue .Ilk worn over a! sport skirt of white fantasl silk. One Of the smartest afternoon frocks of the season 1s created of ladles would not have tolerated either Harry or his black servant Gumbo i had not Aunt Bernstein, the Beatrix Lsmond of Hurry's grandfather's day. beeri a guest at the house. Although I the baroness is now old and has lost beauty ah.- ha* not lost her money ' and because the Impoverished Castle woods are eager to Inherit the latter ! they dare not oppose her. She wm have Harry Warrington welcomed to ! the home of his ancestors. Therefor* tho young American IsJ granted a tardy Invitation to the fam ily estate to which his grandfather, Henry Esmond, although the rightrul I heir, waived all claims before emi-1 grating to Virginia. Ilarrr Is an ingratiating young fel r?n' a,"d,h"' Aun' Bernstein promptlv L , Wlth hlm" urgin? him to go with her to Tunbrldge Wells, a fxshlonable resort wither she is bound. The shrewd old woman Is insistent in her demand for she sees that the unsophisticated lad I has already developed a passion for the Right Honorable Maria Esmond. I my Lord Castlewood'e sister, and a woman more than twice Harry's age. ' J The boy himself realises his mis take. but he Is an Esmond and a I \ Irglnian, and for such there Is no drawing back. Madam Bernstein is not so scru pulous, however. Harry is young, and, as his black servant shamelessly asserts, royally rich. He can do better for himsalf and the family than throw himself away I on a scheming woman who Is pen niless, and who has none too good ! a reputation. Indeed there is j scarcely on? Castlewood whose past I would bear inspection. Even the1 escutcheon of the baroness herself j Is dingy and tarnished. She Is nev ertheless kind-hearted and -'slncerelv I fond of Harry, and, therefore, with j coach and postillions, and outriders. I and trunks, and servants she bears him and and his Lady Maria away! with her to Tunbrldge Wells. On the Journey Harry is thrown j from his horse and his shoulder be- j ing Injured he carried Into the near est house, which proves to be the \ home of Col. Lambert, whose wife I was an old school friend of Har-1 ry's mother. Of course the Lam berts cannot do enough for the boy. Theo and Hetty, the charming daughters of the family, are never j tired of waiting on him; and when i he ridC3 away to Join his aunt four! days later he has formed a strong friendship with the Lambert family. Already the memory of the fair Maria Is a bit dimmed. Ah. when he reaches Tunbrldge Wells what a little world of fashion and corruption It la! Our Virginian I has never seen anything of the like j before. Nor does he see It uow with I discerning eye. The little painted dancer whom the Earl of March has ] In his company must surely be as beautiful as she looks; and the men I of rank with their gaming and drinking are gentlemen all. in slm-I pie Harry's estimation. The fame of the Virginian has preceded him. The tales told of his wealth have ?i.??RiUP Unt" he ha? b^ome a veritable prince with gold uncount ed numberless acres of land, slaves ' tobacco fields?diamond mines If you' will. As Aunt Bernstein has spread some of these tidings she begs her I nephew not to disgrace her by con- I tradlcting them, and therefore what I can he do? There Is no choice but to live the rich Virginian; spend mon cy freely, gamble as does all the world of fashion; and these things Harry Esmond Warrington proceeds ! to do. | It is not a dlfflcult role to play. Resinol for Sunburn RES NOL Soap and Resi nol Ointment instantly relieve sunburn, heat rash wy or oak poisoning and insect bites, and quickly restore that cool, delightful feeiine of perfect skin health flesh-colored paulette. with an overblouse and tunic of pin-tucked pink Georgette crepe, with buttons covered In the heavier matorial. An artfully draped turban of the crepe completes a costume picture long to be remembered by the admiring masculine eye?or the observing eye of feminine persuasion. French blue Joins forces with em broidered voile to produce a stun ning creation. The side panels but ton on the *kirt Ilka bottomless pockets. All Tunbridge Is at hit feet Jewelers, drapers, dancing mas ters wait on hira. He gambles and wins?continues to gamble and win. He becomes known as the "For tunate Youth." Everything he touches turns to money. Hut the lad does not become a profligate: there is too fine stuff in him. He is foolish, mayhap; but he id ever an Esmond and a Virginian. Men like him because he is honest; women because he is chivalrous. Again and again Aunt Lernstcin tries to break off his engament to Maria- She even appeals to that lady herself. But Maria will no^ give up her treasure. A rich and handsome young husband is no easy prize to win. She has Harry's word and she will hold him to it. The baroness is in despair. She will send Maria home and Harry to London on some trumped up errand or other. The boy has never seen London, and what a realm of enchantment it Is! The fireworks at Yauxhall; the theater where Garrick plays to roy alty; Dr. Johnson. Sir Joshua Rey nolds, and the wits of the day whom .one meets at White's or the Cocoa Treel What is Tunbridge Wells after seeing London! Harry takes lodgings?luxurious lodgings, for must he not maintain the dignity of his family? And he goes to White's in his chair where the gay macaronis are only too ready to welcome him and gamble the gold from out his pocket. To London, too, come the Lambert? and with them Gen. Wolfe, whom Harry has already met at Tunbridge. Every body comes to London, and an allur ing career our Virginian leads there. Suddenly his luck changes. One evening he loses at White's; he loses a second evening, and a third. He plays with my Lord Cas tlewood (my lord's honor at cards might be challenged) and all his horde of wealth is swept away. Creditors appear. Tradesmen who were servile but a day or two be fore now become insolent. Present ly on returning from an evening party Harry Warrington is arrested for debt and led away to Chancery Lane. It is incredible! The misfortune is, however, merely temporary, he tells himself. Some one of the many friends who have shared his money and drunk his wine will, of course, come forward and go ball for him. He writes first one and then an other. Not one of them will aid him. The baroness sends a pro posal that if he will give up his marriage to Lady Maria she will pay his debts and release him from his present embarrassing dilemma. This Harry refuses to do. Had not Maria but a moment before come to HELPING A HUSBAND By DOROTHY DIX. THE WORLD'S HIGHEST PAID WOMAN WRITER (Copyrl*nt. lflf, Th# Wbwicv Syndicate.) ?*I suppose," said a woman ftt a tea 1 the other day. ' that every woman who Is a real woman and not a saw- 1 dust stuffed doll, desires above every thing else to be a good wife, and to help her husband, but the trouble one never knows when one 1? pulling off a good Job In either line. "We see that chief among these ladles who are real helpmates to their husbands arc those who do not help , at all. They let George do it. and | doing It appears to make a man of | George. Also we take notice that n j Is the shrews and vixens who are, adored and considered bv their hus-; bands, while Patient Grtielda is no more valued than the doorraat "I have a friend who is everything ( him loyally offering to give hlm i her Jewelry and trinkets? Keen- | eyed woman of the world that she | is Maria has not miscalculated the j effect of this dramatic action. It binds Harry to her more securely than ever. 1 It is Just as Col. Lambert mo, Gen. Wolfe are coming to the boy s i aid that a miracle occurs. i Into the Jail stalks George E? mond Warrington. the beloved brother who was supposed to ln? been killed two years before. He quickly discharges Harry's lndebt ledness and the two cr? av* ay to-| geth*r happy as children. But what a revolution the a.p- i pearance of this elder brother I makes in society's attitude toward J \ poor Harry: He Is no longer the favored child of fortune. Oebts are] l(i\UICU "* ? " ? nothing?everybody has those Nor lis the Jail a disgrace. Many a dari Ins of fashion has -passed a nignt 'there. l?ut to he a younger son! So jciety turns up its nose. According-j ily it Is George Esmond \\ arrlngt"n jwho now becomes the idol while 'Harry is trust Into the background I Acquaintances pass him by. W hat right had the wretch to masquerade as the heir to the Esmond estates. I The story of his brother s rescue from death is a thin one. No d?"bV ! the scapegrace knew all along that 'George was alive. , Had there not been the deepest , and most enduring affection be tween the twins such a state of af 1 fairs might perhaps have cr-ated a breach between them. As It is they | ' pay no heed to society's cruel, |t0G?orge meets the bareness, the ' Castlewoods. and the Lamberts and immediately falls in love? w ,th The* He also meets 1-ady Maria and aHer t.lllng her that Harry will now have no fortune that far-sighted worlding breaks or the match of 1 her own accord. It was the money she wanted, not Harry. . .. . i our young rascal is enough to be free and in due tlm? casts his lot with the army, going i with the English to France and 'later with Gen. Wolfe against Can ada In both these campaigns he ! win's distinction which reinstates 1 im with hs former frends ? But he has had enough of His mother is growing old and ne "arrives"' Just a- the Colon!-* are on the brink of revolution. Madam Esmond is stilla stou !royalist; hut Harry, ft child of the : vounper generation, is a ^ ,r*'n Ln American. He Joins C,en. \\ ash Ington. the friend of his youth and serves under him through the war ! for independence. ,, in the meantime George Esmond Warrington, dressed In ? coat o scarlet, is serving the king in command of Gen. Clinton. I The two factions clash. bJt the Warringtons contrive to meet and exchange greetings. Their polltic mav differ, but their hearts are un i changed one toward the other. I Eventually George weds Theo Lambert and settles down in the old 'world, an English gentleman; but !<Jen. Harry Warrington ends his days in Virginia. I -On the library wall of one of th \ most famous writers of America i there hang two crossed 'words 'which his relatives wore In the great War of Independence, one sword was gallantly drawn id the service of the king the other was the weapon of a brave and hon ored republican soldier. says Thackeray The colonel in and the general in blue ?nd buff hang side by side ln the wa.nscotted parlor of the Warringtons in Lng land, their lov-t never having ma terially diminished, however angr? the contest divided them These effig'.es have always gone bv the name of 'The Virginians by -which name their memoirs are christened I Ctopjriiw, m?. bi th. LJ (The ?*<""? COW*11' ln I-nitel Kiwiom. lh. Dominion., it. cokB-? ..n?? th. ?? *7 th. Post I*ubii*hin8 Oo.. Boston, Masa. I. 1 All righta . ; (IMKiAed bT apertal iTOHttfnt with t. Mediae Newspaper Syndicate. All m ? ? 1 wnri.) OH MY! HERE'S A FOX FIGHT RABBITS, TOO, IN SHADOWLAND First we discover a pair of little black foxes in a naughty humor? for they are snapping their shadow jaws at a great rate ani pretending \o be very cross and wicked?but I happen to know they are really very nice little foxes and this is only a playflght to amuse you! We know the foxes can't be really fierce?for look how close the two timid little rabbits follow th^m! This is Mother Molly Cottontail, and h<*r small daughter. Fluff! Molly sits up straight and wiggles her funny little nose to see if she can smell a good dinner. And Fluff holds up her paws to show how hungry sh? is?and how polite. Now It'? time to put out the light anci say good-night dears Tonight the shadow animals for. your menagerie come "two by two*'j ?just like the animals who paraded; Into Noah's ark! ERDroop&SonsOa 1300 G that a woman should be?Intelligent. ? cultured, refined, capable, self con trolled. and with the highest ideal* of duty. She married a man who turned out to be selfish, high tempered and 1 la S)r. "When she found that he was often- ' er out of a job than In one, and that ; they had not the money to pay their' bills, she went to work rather than ' be dependent on her relatives for help And when husband discovered that she could support the family, he step- | pod a Hide and let her do it. "Now my friend ha* one child?a | son. who under the same method of [ treatment she had applied to his father grew up to be as no-acoount and disagreeable as his stacaer father "This precious youth got married a couple of year* ago. but he married a little red-headed girl with snapping pal a blue eyes, who had worked her way up. from cash fflrl to head sales lady In a department of a big store. And she had a temper like a train of fireworks. "The first time her pampered hus band got peeved about something. In stead of soothing him down about it. as his mother would have dona and apoiogifced all over the place and tell ing him it should never happen again, she flow into a rage that made bis little evolution of temper seem like the sputtering of a candle beside a volcano. "And when he threw up his situa tion. as he had been in the habit of doing when some little thing went wrong In the office, she promptly packed her trunk and went to her mother's and told him that he needn't follow, and she wouldn't come back until he ww* able to take care of her. "And she isn't any model of economy either. She tells him that she has to have things snd he has got to get them for her. and he does. And be cause this necessity of making money is driving him all tUe time he has bent his back to his work, and Is making good. The Romance of Summer Girl By 7.0K BECK I.FY. Copyright. 1?19, by N. E. A. (Dorothy, aged 26, U ?pending the RDDimrr at Lively Brack. hating staked her Job and g54>0 ??v1ngi on the rhanre of winning n otltiblf hoibnnd derlng tbr luooirr. These nre her letter* home to Joan, her chum.) No. 3 C. Ochard Inn, the 12th. Dear Joanie: I haven't written for some days because I've been absolutely dead and-buried from overwork Erie ?I should say Capt. Wall is?has been adorable about it, so consid erate and appreciative. But <?h. my dear it has b*en a pull. Two or three evenlncs it was past 9 before we even dared stop for supper. "Oh. my dear girl, T'm wearing you out!" He will saj*. "I was a brute to tax you so. I didn't real ise the htory uould lengthen out at the end. I'll never forgive?" "Please!' I urge, "don't worry about me. It isn't the first time I've met a business emergency? and beaten it. Come, let's go At 1t again. It will be finished and ready for the publisher tomor row." "You're an optimist dear." he said? and Joan ray senses leaped at the tiny word. It rested me more than hours of sleep could have done. But the novel * as not finished r.ext day and It \cas the last day of giace from the publisher. We r:\ced on. he pacing the floor and dictating. I tvpelnc as fast as my fingers could ?ly over the keys. Neither of us thought of the time. When it grew dark Eric lighted the hanging lamps and we wont straight on with work. "End's in sight, girl," he whispered bending suddenly close to my cheek and as suddenly going hack again to his realm of plot and fancy. With thumping heart and hot face, T kept steadily on. And at last?at last the words he was composing lost their mechanical patter and became iraught with meaning: to my wearied mind. "And so." h.*? was saving, "they stood together on the hilltop watching the deep b!ue shadows rise about them from the valley. Shoulder to shoulder and che?-k to burning cheek they leaned in the exquisite peace of their love. Not the pretty light love of prosperity. But love born of mu tual toll, mutual suffering. The tested love. The enduring love. The three* fold love of body, mind and spirit? su^h as all of us lenow, but few of us !md. As I set the period at the end of the phrase *11 the strength in rrij- body seemed to ooze Without knowing how it happened. I found myself sprawled across mv typewriter, face down, and Brio Wallls lilting me with strong arms--and gentle, gentle word*. "You po^r little plucky kid?you're ill and starved and?Oh. what a slave driver I've been! Come?you're g?i'ig to rest on this couch while I dash to the Inn for some grub?" He reached out. took me onee mor^ In his muscular grasp, and was half leading, half carrying me to the divan when a sound at the door ctartled rne into terror. Wheels on gravel - the throb of a motor?the thud of someone jumping to the ground, and a noisy flinging open of the door. My reeling senses just contrived to recognize Jim Boss with an expres sion of angry disgust upon his face? and then for the rir>t time in my life I fainted dead a*a>. I am still too spent to write mote tonight, dear, but I love you. Joan darling, and Oh, how 1 long for you! DOROTHY. GUIDES SUPPLIED AMERICAN WOMEN SEEING GRAVE; Ap Information bureau an<3 guid< fir American women going to Pram to rUlt the graves of American so <tt^n I? soon to be established 1 Hotel Petrocrad. the T. W. C. J Hostess House In Pari?, whldh. ?ln< t H was opened In December of O has been headquarter* for all j women war workers hi Paris Hotel Petrograd is to be turned 11 the American Woman's Chib In Psf this month, and will continue to , managed by the American Y. W. C J As a club it will continue to aoc/ modate both transient and perms j gueats. Large reading and *' ' rooms and a large library are 14 fitted up. In this movement for firing wcl visiting soldiers' graves every pos. \ help, the Y. W. C. A. Is aaa< with a large movement of the And can chUr hes in France, which is J der the direction of Dr. Goodrich, tor of the American Church In Pfc Prominent women resident In Pa are backing the movement. Arrangements will be made for eaj Ing for as many of these women as 1 possible at Y. W. C. A. Hosteai Houses in devastated regions such a Rhelms and St. Quentin. CHILDREN'S SUNRISE STORIES UNCLE WIGGILY AND THE SPAGHETTI. Ry HOWARD R. GARIf ?Copyrisfct. iKf. Tkf VKXura SyDdlCltS.) "Well, now for a little spaghett supper!" gaily cried the bnnny rab bitt. as he and Nurse Jane walk* out of the animal moving pictun place. j And when she and Uncle Wlggii; were In the spaghetti reatauranl and the lady mouse who waited o* the table brought a platter full o the long thin stretchy strings u spaghetti. Nurse Jane thought hov I nice it * as to go out with Unci Wiggily when, all at once a voi< called: "Is Uncle Wiggilv in there**? 1 "Yes. I'm her*." answered th bunny rabbit gentleman. "Wh, wants me?" "I do!" said a harsh voice, and 1 : bounced the bad old fox. "I cam 1 i to have supper with you. or. rathec ! off you." went on the bad chap. I ''Oh." said Uncle Wiggily. "Well II wish you hadn't. Nurse Jane an* ? I were just having a little supp?s and?" "Don't let me keep you from It ? growled the fox. "Go right on eat I ing. Your souse will taste all th? ? better to me. As soon as you hav? ! finished I'll begin." "Oh. please don't take my souse.* begged the bunny. "Yes. I shall take it"' snapped the fox. "Oh. have some spaghetti In stead' " cried Uncle Wiggily. With that he threw a lot of tin long strings and cords of spaghetti around the fox. Uncle Wiggily wound the had chap all up tight 1 j I ?n the cords of the stringy stuff I and the fox couldn't ge t loos* # at all. His paws wer* tied and.st were his Jaus. so he couldn't b?t? i a pK-c* of cheese, to say nothing of Uncle Wiggily** souse. And soon, all tied up In spaghetti as he was. a policeman dog took him swty. So he d1d?'C-^*t th? l unn^s souse' after a'.i. and Nurse j Jane and Mr. L^ongears had a fln? j time eating m??re spaghetti. I And if the apple pie doesn't jutap In the bird cage with the gold fish, when they're playinsr tag with the pussy cat. 1*11 tell you next about Uncle Wiggily and th* t***er I tauter eee-sav.. HOROSCOPE. Friday. ?ept?mWer 5. l*lf. This is rather a fortunate day. accrding to astrology. The Sun and Jupiter are in strongly benefic as pect. Mars. Uranus and Saturn ar-? adverse. All important matters should ho pushed energetically while this ru^ ? prevails. It Is especially favorab for Initiative In business. Political plans are subject to t'.. best direction during this contU - | oration. Many surprises wir. change party alignment, the seeiyj declare. Women, especially in tl. South, corre ur.u?T a rule makm-vl fc? .in ;?iK?;ed developments Gossip, especially that which eon J cerns soldiers or persons in war j work, is sapposed to h. stimulate I by this day's planetnry government j which encourages t1 .? spread of cvl j report. j Switzerland ^ ill c -me into 4>u'o-j lie discussion at '.I time, owing J the conjunction ??' Mars. Jupiter an J. Neptune. Accidents to battleships and even danger of an engagement has been foretold for Great Britain. I A serious earthquake ft threat jened for 46 degrees east longi j tucle Through this whole month of Sep j tember the greatest effort to lrnore ! what seem to be threatening signs I of perilous times will Tie necessity | ahi warn in-: is y.\er against tl.~ recognition of se?!riit.fly jgisco - a??'!*'ti^: world ot ndf ?? tit?. Persons whose bu thdn4a It have the augury of success In the coming year, but they should be cautious in money matters. 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