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When the clock struck five Thyrza ]
White laid aside her sewing and rose
rorn her chair at the window. No mat- j
ter what she was doing at 5 o'clock she j
laid it aside at the stroke of the hour
For the time had come to feed her hens.
They were waiting for her when she
appeared with a sunbonnet on her heaii
and a pan of cracked corn in her hand
Thyrza knew all her hens by name.
There were Wee Whitey and B;p Whltey,
tTym and Speck, Topknot and Blacky,
Hrownie and Fritz and many inure. She
.<too knew their history and character- i
isties from the moment they had emerged j
rom their shells.
All her life Thyrza had starved for
omething to love, and her hens came as
?ear to answering this want as anything
-<he 4&d ever found. Yet Thyrza had j
?een married and her widowhood had not j
i>een a long one. She had married in her j
? oung girlhood a man old enough to be j
her father. She was friendless and-alone
and he needed a housekeeper. Thyrza i
kept his house; he gave her a home, j
There had been no illusion ot love be- ;
tween them. While he ilved he occupied i
all her time. He was a seltish. ailiriK I
old man. who required much ministering ?
into. The maternal instinct was strong ;
in Thyrza. In her care of him she was j
something of a mother, something a j
daughter. His death made a great hoi*
in her life. Thyrza had hastened to fill j
?:p this depression with such poor means j
as were at her command. She had the I
house, a. little money and the prospect ?
of immense loneliness. Arid so she bought j
a flock of hens.
!t was marvelous what the hens did i
for her. They gave her <*onstant food i
for thought She attended them with J
utmost care ar.d gentleness. In return
They laid plentifully. Thyrza sold the !
eggs, which brought in something of an
When she had fed the hens she shut
them in again and going to her back
-reps sat down It was a perfect fall
afternoon. Winter seemed far away, but
Thyrza was not deceived: she knew that
:t was near. When it came she would
be shut into her house as into a hermit
age Thyrza dreaded the winter's lone
Iness. She wanted a human being In
the house with her.
With her chin sunk in her hand she
meditated. In all the houses about her
there were three or four people. In her
house there was only herself arid silence.
She sometimes regretted that she < ould
n?.r bring her hens in and make closer
? ompanioTis of them. Steps rustled the
aes that lay brown and dry upon the
ass. and a woman came through the
iw between Thyrza's house and the
? . \l "ne Thyrza turned her head slow
Fur a second's space she and the
.. nan appraised each other. They were
rfect strangers. The woman was very
badly dressed. Her hards were rough
and her face was the color of wheat
-Do you want to buy any pumpkins?"
the woman asked.
"Pumpkins!'' said Thyrza. "So, 1
wuess not." Then It flashed into her
head that, even if she did not care great
ly for the pies, stewed pumpkin was good
for fowls. Also this woman looked as if
she needed all the money she could get.
Wait," Thyrza added. "I don't know,
though. I might take a couple."
Thyrza followed the woman out to the
road. There stood a decrepit farm wag
on, hitched to a forlorn, spavined, skin
and-bones horse. Thyrza saw the horse
and in the sight forgot the wares. Her
heart ached for the horse. And a kind
of anger rose In her against this stolid
faced woman who drove such a beast.
The woman took a huge pumpkin from
the wagon and balanced it on the wheel.
? This one's 10 cents " she said.
Thyrza glanced toward the pumpkin.
but it was snatched away again a.most
instantly as a little child emerged from
under an old horse blanket.
"Why"' she gasped.
The child looked at her with great
brown eyes, liquid, bright, and set be
tween long black lashes, and Thyrza
forgot th* sad horse, the wretched
woman and her own first purpose of
purchasing pumpkins in gazing into
the child's eyes.
"You don't know anybody that wants
to take a child, do you?"
The calm question made Thyrza
"Is she yours?" she demanded.
"Yea. She's the youngest of five. The
others a-e big enough to look after
themselves. But this one's only three.
T thought maybe you'd know of some
body'd like her."
Assuredly, any woman who would j
drive such a horse would be willing to ;
give her child away. "I thought,"
Thyrza said rigidly, "that your busi
ness was selling pumpkins."
The woman faced, her undisturbed.
"Well, it is one way. But this wagon
load was all the pumpkins I raised.
And I set out to And a place for the
baby before I went home. You see, I
ain't got but four left.**
"And you've asked every place?"
"Pretty nearly. I've tried to pick my
plac.ea. One woman'd 'a' took ner. but
?^he had three of her own and she was
tfraid they wouldn't get along to
gether. I told her Esther was sweet
dfspositioned, but it didr.'t do any good.
When I saw you sitting out there
watching your chickens I kinda liked
the looks of you. Of course, I don't
want her to ffo to anybody that
wouldn't be good to her. I'm dying.
1 an't you tell what the color of my
*kin means? What I do I've got to do
quick. I've looked after the other chil
dren. That wasn't so hard. People don't
object so much to a child If he's big
?nough to take care of himself and
help a little. But a three-year-old like
Esther there?nobody wants her. some
how. She's a girl. too. The world's hard
r?n girls. It's hard on woman critters
generally. T found that out after my
man got killed two years ago. Ho
wasn't the best man that ever lived,
either, but he was mine. If he'd lived
T wouldn't be wiving my children
away." She braced herself with a deep
breath. "Well, do you or don't you want
'iiat pumpkin at 10 cents?"
"I'll take all four," Thyrza said,
promptly. "Wait till I wet my purse."
She ran into the house, opened the
?loor of the old-fashioned clock and
brought forth her purse. Something
more than swift exertion of running
was makinK Thyrza's breath come and
<o. She cast a quick, comprehensive
look about the interior of her house.
The rug before the great stove?a
<?1*114 could play there with her blocks
There was room for a crib in the wesl
corner of her bedroom yonder. And al
the table tn the warm corner ot thf
kitchen beside the window a high chaii
could well *et. Eggs were good foi
children. The child?the child! Every
where there was room for the little
Ksther. In every corner of the house
? ven in Thjfi's arms. <??>?! had left
those arnte empty u.: p-irpo-iv. IK kne>
(Otvnj-ipbt, 1914. by W. Werner.)
all thr time. Ah. it was too wpnderful. j
too blessed! , ^.
'I thar.k Thee!" Thyrza took tin* !? \
pray. ct. .
Then she ran back to the woman. She !
pressed her purse into the rough hand. }
"Take It." .?he panted. "Use it for your
self. And give me the child" She held
up her hands. "Will you come to me.
Esther put forth her arms. Thyrza
took her. As sh* f?*lt the warm pressure
of that warm body against her own it
was almost as if th* child was born to
her. She realized love in its purest in
tensity. ?
"She won't see much difference,
said the woman, dully. "I've never
bothered with her much. When you get
down where J am " she paused, as
if Jt were useless to say any of the
many thing? she might have said. She
stood looking at the child and Thyrza
a moment. "Where'd you want them
pumpkins put?' she asked.
"Leave them right here. I'll take care
of them."
"Then I'll be going." said the woman.
t" ait." said Thyrza. her cheeks red.
"I want to say good-bye different than
that to Esther's mother." She reached
out her arms and gathered the woman
in and kissed her.
"Once,' the woman said, that'd made
me cry. I expect I'm past crying now."
She climbed into her wagon and in
duced the sad horse to move. She did
not look back as she drove away.
Thyrza looked after her until she saw
that the child was looking, too. in a
grieved way. Then she cuddled the
little form to Iier and went into the
house. Motherhood and her real life
had begun.
Says Tendency Is Not Backward.
Hopefulness is coming to be a part of
the spirit of society, and the time is near
when all men will be living together as
brothers, declared Rev. Dr. Clarence A.
Vincent, in a sermon at the First Congre
gational Church, last night, when he took .
issue with the popular cry of reformists ;
that the world now is in its worst stages
of degeneration.
Instead of seeing a backward movement
in religion. Dr. Vincent believes it is en
tering more and more into the home and
into the great problems that confront the
country today.
"Cherry blossom time in Japan?" Mrs.
Wesley L. Jones, wife of Senator Jones
of Washington, repeated after her ques
tioner. "Well, if you have pictured
cherry blossoms in Japan to be like those
that used to bloom on the gnarled old
trees in your grandmother's back yard
you are very much mistaken. Maybe
it will give you a more definite idea of,
the rare beauty of the cherry blossom fes
tival in Japan to know that these blos
soms are often as large as fine carna
tions and that they vary in color from
the deep crimson to the exquisite pink
shades in which these flowers are seen.
The most beautiful view I ever beheld
was when I stood last spring on a moun
tain road leading to the little inn at
Yoshino, in northern Japan. We looked
down the mountainside upon thousands of
cherry trees, their boughs completely hid
den beneath a mass of fragrant bloom.
"Together with another American
woman," continued Mrs. Jones, "my
daughter and I went to Yoshino last
spring to see the cherry blossoms. Yoshi
no is a remote little place far up in the
mountains, and famous only t or it.s
cherry trees. The clerk at our hotel in
Nara telephoned to the inn at Yoshino?
all Japan is a network of telephone wires
?that rooms be reserved for us.
"We went from Nara by train far up
into the mountains, and where the rail
road terminated we took jinrikishas for
Yoshino. It was on that jinrikinha ride
that, looking down the mountain slopes
and ravines, we had that wonderfifl view
of thousands of cherry trees in full
3 doz. 10c
3 for
Sanitary Brand
Butter, lb.. . . OwC
Frankl'n Powdered Sugar, lb 7c
I Cubes Sugar, lb 5^c
} Crystal Domino Sugar, 2-lb. box.. .30c
! Crystal Domino Sugar. 5-lb. box...45c
' Plymouth Rock Gelatine 11c
; Cox Gelatine, 1 qt. sixe 9c
i Cox Gelatine, 2 qt. siae 14c
Knox Gelatine
Minute Gelatine.
Sanitary Brand
Eggs, doz. . . .
Boyer's 10c Oil Polish 7^c
Brown's 10c Oil Polish 7Hc
Shinola. 10c Oil Polish, black 7',?r
Shlnola 10c Oil Polish, tan 7H<
2-ln-l 10c Polish, black 7>/4c
2-in-l 10c Polish, tan 7Hc
2-tn-l 10c Polish, white 71tc
12ciX-Ray Stove Polish
. . liicVulcanol Stove Polish
Minute Tapioca...
;..f*:Block Bluing
Best Michigan
Potatoes, pk. .
Crisco, 25c size 23c !
Crisco, 50c size 45c)
Crisco, $1.00 size 88c 1
Cottolene, small 20c
Cottolene, large 57c
Wesson's Cooking Oil, per can....27c
5c {Snowdrift, pail 23c ?3
"5c|Pure Lard. 13c
..4c Compound (lard substitute) 1 lb. ..11c J!
Afternoon and Mosque Brands
"Ceylon-India" Tea
We have added "Ceylon India" to our line of Teas.
Many people prefer this variety, and we are now pre
f P red to furn'sh ;t to you under our famous Afternoon
and Mosque Brand labels.
AFTERNOON BRAND "Ceylon India" is the finest
| Tea of this variety that we can offer you. We ask com
; parison of quality with the best known high-priced
I brands on the market. You won't get anything better,
even though you pay from 75c to $1.00 per pound.
MOSQUE BRIND "Ceylon India" Is the equal of most
I teas retailing at 50c to 75c per .pound. We urge you to
1 try It.
We make some very broad claims in regard to the
quality of our Teas, but
! Try either brand, test it fully and carefully. If it
' fails to meet your expectations return the unused por
| tion and we will refund the entire purchase price.
Orw??Mixed?Ceyloa I ad la.
canister 13c
y2-lb. canister 23c
!?! - i ic
Pancake or Buckwheat, pkg..
54 -lb. canister 10c
y2-lb. canister 18c
Our Car of "GOLD BAR" Fruits
Left San Francisco April 2, 1914. Owing to unfortunate
delay in arrival at San Francisco of several hundred
cases of Ripe Pineapple from the Hawaiian Islands
forwarding of the car waa delayed. The goods are now
en route and should arrive within a short time.
We make this announcement in view of the many
inquiries we have had for these delicious fruits.
At the present time we can supply only
Yellow Cling Peaches
The 30 cent can for .
j In addition to Peaches, the car now in transit con
! tains Hawaiian Ripe Pineapples. Bartlett Pears, Apri
\ cots and White Cherries. Every can worth 30 cents
; each, on which our price will be 20 cents.
Per Dozen,
15c, 20c, 25c
Per peek 15c
Per % peck 15c
| Extra Specials for This Week ?
754c f
954c I
lc |
3for 10c |!
3 for 10c $1
9 for 25c 11
Per Box
Regular 5c cans
Regular 5c Pkgs. (Laundry).
Proctor & Gamble's Make.
5c size
Our Sensational Cut Price
Canned Goods Sale Continues
78,000 cans Tomatoes
48,000 cans Corn
24,000 cans Peas
Our tremendous purchase of these goods for the 1
spring trade enables us to quote such an exceptionally '
low price. Best Standard Tomatoes, Blue Ridge Corn )
and Maryland Sifted Early June Peas.
Order plenty while the sale lasts. You get 3 cans
for 21c. on winch the usual price is 30c?a genuine sav
ing of THIRTY per cent.
Each, small 5c
Each, large 10c
or 3 for 25c.
Zi pint 13c
Pint 23c
"Re-Umberto Brand."
Trial size 8c
^2-pint cans igc
Pint cans 37c |
Quart cans 67c
Positively the best grade
Olive Oil made. You will
appreciate the quality.
Daily Bathing a Joy!
The "Bubble Bath" Soap
Unless you ar? using: this delightful Soap you can
not fully enjoy your dally bath, so necessary to com
plete health. JAP HOSE Is essentially a bath soap?it
J lathers Instantly and freely In hard or soft water, and
rinses In a jiffy, leaving an Invigorated "clean all over
I feeling." with the knowledge of perfect cleanliness.
J Ideal for shampooing?making the hair fluffy and
1 glossy.
Regularly 10c per calie. To O cakes 1
introduce quality, we offer ** for Ul
"Dairy Maid" Milk Hominy
A new product in the Canned Goods line. 1
Hominy cooked in fresh, sweet milk, one of the J
most palatable vegetable products you ever tasted. !
Serve hot or cold. i
Per Can, 10c
Every Housewife Knows
"Van Camp's" Products
Just note the special prices we are making. Try ,
the goods and you will appreciate the Van Camp quality, j
All ioc cans
All 15c cans I2j4c 3a
All 20c cans 15c
Assort in purchasing as you like at the above price.
We call your especial attention to the No. 3 cans
Pork and Beans at l."?c. In this size package they are
very cheap: In fact, cost you very little more per pound |
than the ordinary dfv white beans.
bloom. The mountain road itself was a
scf-ne full of color and picturesqueness.
"Scores of Japanese men and women,
the latter wearing the most brilliant of
kimonos, and all in holiday attire, were
making their way up the mountainside j
to Yoshlno. When we reached the little i
inn at 6 in the afternoon we found
that neither the innkeeper nor any other
soul at Yoshino spoke English. We man
aged to make ourselves known, however.
At the door of the inn they removed our
shoes and gave us sandals before usher
ing us to our sleeping ?juarters. These
consisted of a singje tiny room, sep
arated from the next room by a wall that
was little more than a screen and con
taining three floor mats or pads, on
which we slept that night. At twilight
the wonderful cherry trees suddenly
sparkled with thousands of tiny elec
tric bulbs, and the scene became one of
indescribable beauty and animation. Hun
dreds of Japanese walked beneath them,
drinking sake and making merry."
Mrs. Jones and her daughter. Hazel,
sailed for Japan last November. They
were the guests at Yokohama of Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas J. Sammons. at the Ameri
can consulate, and they remained in
Japan eight months. During that time
they saw the country and the Japanese
people as the conventional American
tourist does not see them.
Senator and Mrs. Jones have two chil
dren, the elder of whom, a son, resides
In Seattle. Their young daughter is with
them in Washington, and is still a school
girl. Mrs. Jones is one of comparatively
few women in Washington who have voted
for a President of the Cnited States. The
women of the state of Washington having
been granted the franchise, she cast her
ballot at the last presidential election.
Louis F. Post Will Speak.
Louis F. Post, assistant secretary of the
Department of Labor, is scheduled to
speak on "Capital Cities" at the meeting
of the Columbia Heights Citizens' Asso
ciation tomorrow night at 8 o'clock in St.
Stephen's Hall. 14th street between Co-*
lumbia road and Irving street. Ladles are
Archer A. Robertson, seventy-six years
old. a Confederate veteran and farmer,
died Friday near Norwood, Amherst
county. Va.
First Time Intel-national Society
Has Held Conference in This
XETW YORK, April 6.?Foreign surgeons
will pay a tribute to their American con
ferees Monday next, when the Interna
tional Society of Surgery meets in
this city. This will bo the fourth
congress of this notable body of
scientists, but the first to bo held
outsido of the city of Brussels since Its
organization in 1905. The meetings will
continue for four days. The society con
venes every three years.
The membership of the society is limit
ed to a certain number from each country.
The membership in the United States is
about 100. Up to the present time the
attendance of surgeons representing the
English-speaking nations has been mea
ger. In the British section in the last
congress only twenty-four were present.
Officers of Society.
The president for this year is President
De Page of Brussels. Prof. Willms of
Ghent is president of the international
committee and Dr. L?. Mayer of Brussels
is the general secretary. The local secre
tary Is Dr. J P. Hoguet of this city.
The program is limited to the consid
eration of three main topics: "Gastric
and duodenal ulcers," "Grafts and trans
plantations" and "Amputations."
The congress will be opened at 11:30
Monday morning, it is expected, by Presi
dent Wilson. The scientific proceedings
will commence at 2:30 o'clock of the same
The European members have been in
vited to attend the session of the Ameri- !
can Surgical association, to be held j
Thursday, Friday and Saturday of thisj
Speakers Extol the I. W. W.
Joseph J. Ettor made an address on the
I. W. W. at National Rifles Hall last
night, in which he said that the organi
zation was "the nightmare of capitalists,''
and asserted that capital was responsible
to the millions of wag#* earners for the
1,000 lives sacrificed weekly in the mills
and factories. Mr. Ettor declared it is
the purpose of the I. W. W. to help bet
ter the conditions of the masses.
Charles Boyer and Martin Boyer. cons- ;
ins. farmers of Broad Run. Md.. were i
badly injured near Funkstown Saturday j
night while going hom^ from Hagers-j
town, when the automobile in which they j
were riding upset along the road. I
Frederick C. Stevens Listed on Mu
So-Lit Club Program.
The Mu-So-Lit Club has announce.) that
at its next meeting. Thursday. Repre
sentative Frederick <* Stevens of Minne
sota will present an illustrated Iwtur*
showing all phases ?'t" the Panama ean.?l
work, with a talk 011 the tolls exemption
question. Official hand books of the car.ai
will be distributed to the members of the
club and their guests
The meeting i? to ?.e h? M at the col
ored Y. M. ?\ \ tn:i'ui!ntf. and will ir
elude a musical ^program. Smitti
Worn 1 lev is to ruvwde
Sunnyside. near* Hacue. Va . ti e hom-?
of the late Judge R. 11. Beale. was burn
ed Saturday. The lire originated in th??
M-Purchase Your Suit Tomorrow, We'll Have It Altered-^
to Fit Perfectly and Delivered in Time for Easter
Here Are Two Pretty Suits! Suits You'll Take Pleasure in
Moderately Priced. They Are1 Wearing on Easter Sunday
Tzvo Pictured.
And we're sure this
small sum never before
bought such style, such
fabrics and such workman
ship as you'll find com
bined in this particularly
attractive group of gar
ments for women and
misses. The styles are
those distinguished by
fashion's preference, com
prising extreme English
cutaway or short, loose
peasant jackets, with peg
top, two or three tier
skirts. Plenty of the
staple colors?navy blue
and black, and a choice
line of the new light
spring shades so much in
?Second Floor.
Two Pictured.
Suits of every fashion
able crepe weave; suits of
smart suitings, soft-weave
serges, etc. Dozens of new
models, with short coats,
loose and easy, and revel
ing in soft frills, ruffles;
lace and embroidered col
lar and cuffs, with skirts
following the lines of the
jacket and boasting of
tiers, ruffles, flares and
tunics?all distinctive and
equally smart, but each
with some style feature
all its own. Women's and
misses' sizes.
?Second Floor.
Messaline and Taffeta
Spring Dresses of
Messaline and Crepe,
Charming Easter Suits at
Hosts of all the newest models,
made in the favored messaline
and crepe weaves, with smart
vesting: of moire and dainty lace;
silk collars and girdles. All show
the drop shoulder effect, with
lace edging at sleeve.
?Second Floor.
One Style Pictured
Pretty Easter Blouses,
Dresses of French
Quite unlike any suits shown
elsewhere at a like sum or more.
Made with inimitable artistic
skill?ruffles, deep kimono yokes
and upstanding Directoire col
lars being among the many
smart style features. The colors,
too, will win your instant admira
tion?the soft light shades being
much in prominence, as well as
the always good blues and blacks
for the more conservatively in
clined woman. Materials in
clude wool crepe, gabardine, crepe
poplin, novelty suitings and
?Second Floor.
The handsomest assortment of
dollar waists in town.
Love ier than ever in line lin
gerie and voile; tastefully trimmod
with net frills, lac^s and daintily
embroidered in solid or eyelet p;a- '
- Second Floor.
These models are charming with
ruffles, lace and frills. Have tier
skirts and prettily embroidered
vests. ?Second Floor.
Black Silk Messaline
Dresses for Stout
Misses' Balmacaan
English l>ox-ba<k eff-t?loose
and mannish, like "dad's?": excel
lently tailored from English ioths,
in shades of gray, tan and brown.
Have utility collars and lartre
pockets. ?.Second Floor.
Stylishly designed to follow the
lines of the stout figure most be
comingly. Lace frills, lace yoke
and silk girdle. Sizes to 54.
?Second Floor.
nr?==^n?^==n\:h*=>: ini^snrss^in
Choose Your E,aster Hat Here
Distinctive Models, *5 *7RCI & *10
The strongest and most durably
silk hose made; full regular made;
black, white and colors.
?First Floor.
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II Hecht & Company || Seventh Near F Hecht & Company || Seventh Near F |jj
Easter Is Just Around the Corner
We Are Splendidly Ready With the New Things

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