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A 1)1) [T ?,^/\ I | \/ A Brilliant Film Romance With By Cynthia
n\ I Jvllj JT ULL 1 MARION DAVIES Stockley Watch For This Story in Motion Pictures "April Folly," soon to be seen in leading motion pio lure theaters, is a Cosmopolitan production, released through Famous Players l^asky Corporation as a Para mount-Artoraft picture, direction of Robert Z. Leonard. The Story to Date I^ady Diana Sandilands, on her way to Liverpool for Africa, eludes her chaperon and, meeting on the train a young and pretty governess, April Poole, also going to Qape Town, persuades her to exchange identities. April appears on the liner a* Lady I>iana, and the latter by her whims and flirting earns the title of "April Fool." April meets a man named Sarle, who interests her, but she ex postulates with Diana for making her name (April Poole) a thing to be sneered at. Diana promises to do better. By CYNTHIA STOGKLEY, Author of "Bl?e Altd," "The Leopard," and many akort stories of unusual charm and cleverness. (if KNOW very little about I them." * It wa. hard to decide whether he wae an expert flirt with new methods or really and truly a man with a heart as guileless as his eyes. But, at any rate, he was amusing, and April forgot her fears and anirr completely In the pleas ant hour they spent together, until the passengers, recalled by the ship's siren began to return from shore. Diana and her bodyguard were the last to arrive, the men laden with fruit, flowers and auberous parcels, and the girl more openly 'areless of the rest of the world then before. They took possession of a group of chairs that did not belong to them and scattered their possessions upon the deck. Pome granates, nectarines and bananas began to roll in every direction to the Inconvenience of the passerby, but what did that matter? Diana lit a cigarette, declaring that it was too hot for words and that she must have a John Collins. They all ordered John Collinses. The handsome man fanned Diana with a large palm leaf and she looked at him with languorous eyea. When a Girl Marries - " By Ann Lisle. Wfceae .Serial Page Haa Seared a BUT. popular Copyright, 1M0. Kljgjmtmm Byndlcate. THE mornlnj after Jim an<' ^ found each other again my statement arrived from the There -y )?? ??' ".J. out to "Phoebe Harrl Z" Tnd'w0."1 indorsed by her to KAC^kHaKOVl"sould have known j?* wtal to do with this Plece^of Uea1utCed.lnsTme'Uracle in hi. own SayT of our life together. And I "Tt w^'only two days mj-1-. than forty-eight houra?that Jim had left me and had gona to h club because he couWnt st^d my nagging about the affair. oX our '"showing Jim thl. cth~k waving a red flag at a bulL But Phoebe needed Jim', help. Could I richer not getting it because I * aVthrough the day I J*"""?*' ^ that check folded and laid away in my top drawer and how happiness und love do not lMt , . f had reason enough to think of these things that day. 1 wasi tak ing Evvy to luncheon and matinee us a courtesy to Neal. and every moment I spent with the girl who waa his bride-to-be made me think more sadly for Phoebe. ??We re going to have just a tins family wedding out at Mason Tow rM next fall, Anne. So I want a snkrt engagement tea. ?fcour?e you'll help receive and I think I 11 have Valerie Cosby pour. She', so ornamental. And thire". really nothing against her. Besides, .he was one of the flrst to know of our engagement." "It ought to mean a lot to me Cosby woman to have me spons >r her socially. Of course, there* nothing against her that 1 know of y?t. And with all his mone/ they probably can get away with whatever develops." ??What do you mean. Evvy? Wnat are you insinuating?" I demanded. "Oh. nothing, dear?nothing that would interest you. It's just queer that Mrs. Stoughton remembers I ,ane Cosby so well and can't placc his wife. # r had all I could do to keep from shuddering and crying out my dis tress when Evvy kissed me. mur rAured her thanks for a delightful afternoon and ran up the step, of her house. Making myself dainty In a new hou.edress of lavender taffeta, I got out the Instant slip of yellow paper and waited for Jim. ' Dear." I said pleadingly, "I hate to do this I don't want to start nagging and managing again. I don't want to hurt you. I?I don't want to?oh, Jim. don't be angry at me. Please don't .top loving me again. But I?I have to' show you thl.." I held out the checlc. Jim put out his hand for It. looking at me In puziled wender a. he took the yel Ipw allp from my hand. He .tood holding It for a .econd with his eye. still on mine. Then he dragged them away with an evident effort and looked down at the paper he was holding between his flnger.. He ? tared at it for a moment with knitted brows, then he turned It over and studied the .ignatures on tha back. I saw the crease I drr-aded come out between his eyea Then he looked up and hi. eye* flashed omi nously. He threw up his head and ran hi. Angara between hi. collar and throat. After a moment he mol.tened his lips and spoke abrupt ly, "Ann., do you know what tbi. meant?" (Tt B? A'r" grew hot Inalde her skin. Con vernation interrupted bjr the noiae around them, both ahe and Sarle had immersed themselves once more in their book*. Hut April, at leaat, wan profoundly conscious of everything said and done by the neighboring group, and ahe longed to take Dlanna .Sand Hands by the shoulders and give her a sound shaking. As for the three men who were encourag ing and abetting the little minx, it would have been a pleasure to push them separately and singly over board. She did not know how she could have managed to sit so still ex cept that Karle was there reading by her side, silent and calm, ap parently noticing nothing extraor . lh? behavior 0f their neighbors. A steward brought the John Col nsea?four tall glasses of. pale liquid and ice with some stuff red as blood floating on the top. No sooner had Diana tasted hers than 6 set up a loud wail that there lot enough bitters in it. One of the men hurried away to have this grave defect remedied, and the moment he was out of sight Diana i took up his as yet untouched glaas and, with two long straw between her Hps, skillfully sucke i all the red stuff from the top of the drink and replaced the glass. Above the delighted laughter of her com panions, April heard a woman's scornful remark further down the deck: A IJtfle Tn Mack. "It M only the April fool!" That was the littla more that proved too much. The real April closed her book sharply and left her chair. Walking to the deck rail, she stood leaning over, think ing hard, trying to decide how best to get hold of Diana Sandtlands and tell her flrmly that his folly must stop at once. ( She felt very miserable. Madeira fading in the wake of the ahlp, with a ready the blue haze of distance blurring its outlines, seemed to her like the dream ahe had lived In these last few day?-the golden dream in which everyone liked and trusted her, and her beauty was a pleasure instead of a burden. To morrow she must return to her des tiny of shabby clothes and second places, with the added bitterness or knowing her name made the by word of the ship. That was something she could never live down if the voyage lasted a year. There would merely be two April fools instead of one; and she, the wretched masquerader in borrowed plumes not the least of them. Slowly she turned away from the rail and went to her cabin. Aline sent by a steward brought Diana there at the double-quick. fihe burst Into the cabin, the open note in her hand. "What do you mean? is thla the way you keep faith- trying to slither out of our bargain before it is a week old?" . T1..1 ? ,s you who haVfi broken faith, retorerl April indignantlv. Surely it was In the bargain that you should behave with common decency and not make my name notorious!" "Rot" was the airy answer. "A few old pussy-cats with their fur brushed the wrong way?that's all. Who's going to mind what they say? "Do. you realize that you are known from one end of the ship to the other as the 'April fool'?" Diana burst out laughing Not At All Alaraaed. "I know who started that?the 'Poisonous asp I share my cabin, with. Just because I have seen her putting on her transformation, and know how many kinds of paint she uses to build up her face! If it had been you. It Would have been Just the same. You'd have been the April fool Instead?that's all. You ought to be jolly grateful instead of bullying me." She sat down on the lounge, smiling and sparkling, and took out a cigarette. April, In whom laughter was always near the sur face. could have smiled herself had she not been nearer weeping. After all, T > i an a s pranks and antics were in no way vicious, but seemed merely the result of the lifelong drastic restraint hitherto exer cised over her. Her vitality was breaking out like a (Ire that has been too long covered up Rut there was no knowing where she would atop,'and what would not be consumed in the merry blase. T? (WlaaH Taanerrew. Some Feat. Mother was out for the evening so father was putting the son and heir to bed. Moreover, he was be ginning to realize why hla wife was so tired In the evening. Now, Ilonald!" he said sternly, when the blankets had been drawn ov'r the little figure, "remember that I will be very cross If you aren't a good boy when X have gone downstairs." He left the room reassured by the awed alienee which followed his words. Rut he had hardly rearoed the foot of the stairs when a shrill voice called: "Come and tuck me In farver!" He loat hla temper. "I won't!" he retorted. Get out and tuck yourself in." A Touch of Nature - - DKAWN BY C. D. BATCHELOR Proper Care of the Ears By Brice Belden, M. D. DON'T tinker with your ears. The common practise of in serting matches, toothpicks, towel ends and ear spoons in order to remove wax Is most objection able. Only a small portion of ac cumulated wax. If any. can be re moved in such a clumsy and dan gerous manner, and usually the wax is pushed farther In, perhaps against the drum. The mechanical frritation caused by such Implements also increases the amount of wax secreted. Once started, such picking at the ears tends to be kept up. Aside from the danger of Injur ing the drum, there is also the like lihood of Infection. If some Infection already exists, perhaps causing Itching, mechani cal Irritation will, of course, extend it to new areaa and In no case do any good. Plugging the ears with cotton Is another objectionable practise. Ear-wax is a natural secretion and dries of Itself into thin flakes, which escape spontaneously. When hardened wax actually does become Impacted in the canal It should be removed by the phy ?iclan. Wash only the external portion* of the ear and Introduce nothlnb into the canal In attempts to cleanse It. Cold water, particular ly, must not be allowed to enter the ears. The averalon of children to hav ing their ears fussed with is mort natural, since the wax Is a protec tive substance. Dropping various remedies Into the ear In attempts to t^llev ear ache Is a crude device. An earacho may be the signal of serious trou ble In the middle ear, and always calls for careful Investigation and skillful treatment. The hearing faculty Is too precious to be clum sily Jeopardised, and middle-ear dis ease may menace llfs Itself al times. A Friend in Need. "Do you think your sister likes me, Willie?" ? "Yes, she defended you at dinner." "Defended me! Was snybody saying anything against me?" "No, nothln' much. Only father said he thought you were an ass, but she Jumped tip and said you wasn't and told father he ought to know better than Jitdge , ? Bin hj, his look*'' j Vernon McNutt Wrapped His Wool Scarf Around His Girl's Muff and Saved His Top Hat? o ? By FONTAINE FOX. a it CArtT BE. theik own kid? CAUSE THH ethics oJ= StfoWSAUMXG AKE AGAINST taking A SHOT AT A MAN who IS CAKRViKG a smauu BAS^ iUawrtckt. 1UVJW VkMto lyoiwll. Jaoj ? Saving Money in the Home' Little Tricks For Women in Household Economics By ELIZABETH LATTEMER Buying ? bom*, i^raih not a complicated transaction Is on* In which It la **si*r to go wrong thui to go right. On* of the moat general mistakes la making a amall raah Investment and the con s*qu*nt carrying of a heavy mort gage. Before buying a home ther* are aeveral questions that abould be c&refully thought ouL They are: Have 1 enough money for a sub stantial cuh payment? Will the prop?rty m*et my needa for a reasonable future time? la the property a good Invest ment and will Ita value Increase? lias It a clear title? While It Is not necessary to have all the cash before buying a home many people yield too readily to Impulse or persuaalon and find themselvea burdened with a mort gage that la most discouraging and frequently Impossible to pay In the time given to pay It. They buy on a amall cash margin or In many casss on no margin at all and obligate themselves to heavy In stallments which eventually result In the loss of all that has been put Into the properly. Buch a transaction Is false econ omy and rsally amounts to paying an exorbitant rental for the prop erty and assuming the burden of taxation and depreciation. Fre quently ,the depreciation takes place faster than the reduction of the mortgage which means that if the property is put up at auction it fails to bring the full purchase price and the purchaser finds him self In debt with nothing to show for it. Tou should have at Feast one-third of the purchase price In cash in order to give you a fair equity and at the same time keep the mortgage In proper proportion. Is the home best aulted to my needa? Here ia a queation that de aervea careful consideration. Many to get a house will fgll to take Into consideration the most essen tial reasons for acquiring a home. It should not be merely a house with walls, doors, wlndowa and partltiona, but in its construction ahould have the requlaltea of com fort and homey covenlences. En vironment should be a prime far tor. Even if a home la a good In vestment It Is a mistake to buy It If Its environment la not conducive to pleasant and uplifting living conditions. The home ia the place where the body, mind and aoul ahould have peaceful repose from the 4ay's labora In order that th* next day may be met with fortitude and atrength. Be sure that you ae lect *. place to live that combines beauty and harmony with useful neas and convenience. t)o not be misled into buying something that you don't want. Tou will eventual ly And that It has cost too much no matter what you paid for it. Is the property a good invest ment? Remember the home Is a place where you want to enjoy- the fruits of your labors. Tou dot. t put money Into a home to get cash dividends, but to get dividends of happiness. At the same time take Into consideration the probability of selling your home and be sure you can get your money out of It. He sure that you do not buy in a "di?ad" part of the town. Oct In the path of the town's develop ?nent. and if it becomes necessary 'or you to sell you may be rea onably sure of getting your money '-*>Vk. I* the title of the property clear? .ay ha*e > Is Ho| <t by the >ak?i II $1 PAID FOR EACH DOLLAR SAVED ! * How I Saved a Dollar. Here it a chance for evsry oq? to earn a dollar br telling How ?he baa saved a dollar. It in?y 4a a dollar or mora. It may bane bean aavad In a day or However, all that matters It waa saved. II aavad and |1 earned telling or tbe aavlng make* How about It? Be brief and write oniy on one alda of paper. 1 will award a <>rUe of |1 eaq^t day for one of tha suggestions which 1 print. ELIZABETH LATTIMEB. P. S.?If you war.i a prlre, you must be w I 111 iik to have yyur nanle and address used. because that la only fair to other contestants, who have a right to know that eaijh day'a prize winner la an actual per son. However, I am delighted to have all aorta of Ideas sent In. which. If not given a prize, wfl be printed with Inlttala only aqd help the other readers. If your first letter doesn't git a prize, try again. Kven If It doeb. that I* no bar to your getting an other If your idea la wcrth It. E. I. Checks arr mailed to winners. he This Is a question of first Imp >r tance. A flaw In the title n ay cause no end of legal compnli tions and probably the loss of money you have Invested. Kfcu can't determine the clearness of the title merely by studying $ie conveying deed. Consult a KTv>A~tet torne); and get an abstract of title as well as an opinion on the legality of the title. The satis faction that comes from the knowl edge that your property is cjear and free from entanglements is worth the price you pay for legal advice. The expense may provi to be real economy If It saves you from future litigation by some long lost heir who turns up and makes n claim. Do not accept a verbal guarantee from anybody as to the validity of your deed, and be careful of accepting guarantees of any kind unless the person mak ing them lias substantial financial backing. '. , Two Uses for Old Broadcloth Coat. DEAR ELIZABETH LATTIMKR: Having read with interest the letter! published each evening in your paper. I have decided to write you an account of how I saved not only one but sev eral dollars. My daughter had an old broadcloth coat of good quality, but on account of style and cut no longer Use ful 4s a coat, so I ripped the c*at, turned wrong-side out and cut and made a skirt for my daughter, which was as good-looking and quite as serv iceable as a new one when finished and pressed. 1 thought I had done quit* well, but when a few days later my daughter said she wanted a black sateen apron to use while at work, I thought of the lining to thp coat, which waa a very superior quality of sateen, so I got out the lining an<t made it into a very nice work apron, thereby making two garments qultr an good as new, so far as service and looks were concerned, out of one old one which was no longer useful as it was. MRS ELIZABETH PATTERSON. 1S3S Park road. Play and Be Healthy By Brice Belden, M. D. MEDICAL scientist* are point ing out that those people whose most conspicuous mental Incapacity Is an Inability to play seem to be the most likely candidates for high blood pressure. By play we mean recreation, Kames or any of the means oy which we keep alive the happy spirit of childhood. Otherwise W3 are more likely to be blighted by the struggle for existence and the gloom of depressing environments. A man should not become. In mind and spirit, the antithesis of the child. That way lies real dan ger. It is bad hygienic policy. It seems to be a fact that the psychic, as well as the physical, takes a part In the development of high blood pressure: therefore a < large element of play must be In cluded In the routine of these spe- | dally predisposed to high pressure. There is a certain type of person who should take these remarks most to heart The Individual most likely to develop unduly high pres sure is overweight, has a short neck soft muscles, sluggish movements ungraceful carriage and walk, ? lack of athletic spring, and pursue* BOOKS. WAR VOICES. By Clinton Scollard. N?w York: James T. Whit* h Co. In "War Voices," Mr. Scollard, a poet of not underserved popular vogue, has produced a little volume of entertaining poems, based on the war. Not rank with too much blat ant patriotism; not the "bathos in stead of pathos" sort of stuff these poems are rather a neat little col lection of verses on varied subjects, all based on incidents or emotions of the great conflict. Th? volume Is divided Into sec tions?one on America, another on Italy, on France, on Britain, afid so on. In the group of American poems, one finds some that are de liberately stirring, some that send that little thrill chasing up and down one's spine?and some that leave one In a chastened, saddened spirit with thoughts of Ihe boys that won't return. Reverent tributes to our allies are contained In the other sections- and some scathing condemnations of tha Hun. Mr. Acollard's latest valume will i be a true delight for lover of popu [ l*r poetry. iL U his vocation with tremendous sejl ousncss; he worries <J?er trlvalltles. and has a narrow intellectual horl son; he takes no great interest Jn anything outside of his business; pe has no hobbles?the nftost fatal l&ek of all. Some students of this subject be lieve that hardening of the blood vessels Is a result, rather than the cause, of high blood pressure. If this Is a sound view, happiness would certainly go far toward pre venting such hardening, and the re lation of play to happiness is ob vious. In anticipation of the danger of high blood pressure, we must pti^ back play into the lives of thoee who know only adult work; for In a well balanced life the spirit O? the child, with its humor, imagina tion, Its enthusiasm for sport nsrf love of vacations furnishes thut which neutralizes the corrodiilg acid fret and fever in our lives. VERY CHOICE. The girl had been sent down to (he brook to fetch a pail of water, fcut stood gazing at the flowing stretra, apparently lost In thought* "What's she waiting for?" asked her mistress, who was watching. ( "Dunno," wearily replied Hubby, "perhaps she hasn't seen a pailful ?he likes yet."?London Tit Bits. A Welcome Chance. "John." said Mrs. ICIbington t? her husband, "the man Iri the flat has fallen in love with our cook." "What of it?" "He's trying to get her to run away and marry him.'' "l>o >ou mean the man wlo practices with the flute every night? if so. tell the cook," he exclAimfd excitedly, "that I'm a poor man. but I'll give her $10 If she'll do It!" Deliciously Soothing Delightfully Different Ton don't know how food f .11 rum powder can really be until you try f HAMILTON'S noun taJjCVM A auperflne product, dell rately acented. Not enld In ?tore*, out e*clual*ely by ho maker* to their own et c|ti?1 ve trade. Two other delightful ?dnri?'Violet an<| Kleur IVOrlant. 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