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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 26, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 20

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"Most extraordinary resemblance r
he said to himself. "Why, it's the im
age of Higgins!"
He had no program. He called an
usher and asked the name. It was
Gerald Fielding. Mr. Dakin gasped
and asked the usher to take around
his card. Yes, Mr. Fielding would see
him, and he went to the stage door.
He was cordially received. In an
swer to Dakin's query as to how he
could be two different men at the
same time, he said: "You see, 'Jacob
Higgins' was an impossible name for
the stage, so I took another. I was
a trifle more romantic then," he
smiled. "I am 36 now. I know I am
considerably older than- but per
haps you'd like to see the peach or
chard?" Decidedly Dakin wVuld like" to see
the orchard, so they aranged to, go
out Sunday morning. Fielding did
not once again refer to Mr. Dakin's
daughter and the other as determin
edly tabooed the subject The peach
grower showed his fine, extensive or
chard with pride and suppressed glee
to his host, who he could see was
profoundly impressed.
"You see," he said, "I play only a
short season in the winter, and that
leaves me plenty of time to look after
the orchard."
The next day, as the two men sat
talking in Dakin's room at the hotel
there came a knock at the door. To
the intense surprise of both, Sue en
tered. She gave a kind of start at
seeing the two men together.
"We're talking business," explained
Dakin. "We're thinking of going
into partnership."
She gave a little ecstatic cry. Then
there was some more explainingt
o o ,
"Don't you want to hire a feller to
keep the tramps away, Mrs. Sub
bubs?" asked the small boy.
"How can a little fellow like you
keep the tramps away?" demanded
Mrs. Subbubs.
"Easy enough," replied the boy. "I
kin eat up all the pie an' cake an
things wot's left over." Judge.
o o
By Betty Brown
Utility gowns of Yosan silk are
among the elegances of vacation
wardrobes. A creation worn by-Mary
Nash, popular actress, shows a
unique arrangement of striped, bor
dered, kilted side-panels and pockets
remarkable for their breadth rather
than fheir depth. An intricately
shirred parasol lining adds the need
ed touch of softness.

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