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ky the best es from th. point of view of TIs he an. en mea e plrntTs The daring salor, who d t Fi|,;~tu*.-.'but It I. the :n we de-end on for 09P. -- Obert. Master Hai OF Robrt W -Cbmbers fish broke the solute still n es of the eutAFoo. no bemep refied it; c6ly the glitter af ane drifta drgeon-fy acoepted the interns. eeu. "Ae you effended?" she ea at leSt, her gae now riveted on the Voter. "Of course not," he replied cor 'tony. She lifted her eyes, surveying him in allence. "Why did you suppoe so?" he eked amiably. "Did you receive my letter?" "Of oure I did," "You didn't answer it." "I didn't knew how-then." His reply seemed to perplex her -owe did his light and effortless good humnor. "I knew how to answer it new." he added. She forced a smle: "Are You offended?" "Jsn't it too late to think of an swering that letter, Mr. Quarren?" "Oh, no." he said pleasantly; "a asm who Is afraid of being too late sodom dares start. * 0 e I won der if anything could induce you to ask me to be seated?" She flushed vidAIly and moved to the extreme edge of the seat. Pe took the other end, knocked the ashes from his 1pie, and put it in his pocket. "Now." he said, smiling. "I an ready to answer your letter." "Really, Mr. Quarren" "Don't you want me to?" "I don't think-it matters, new" "But it's only elvil of me to answer It." he insisted. laughing. She could not entirely interpet b seed. Of one thing she had ben binstantly consolleo-be had eunged since she had seen hian elymged . radically. There was about him new a certain inexplica ble aWr suggesting assurance-an Individuality which had not here tatore learly distinguished him-.% hfdden hint of strength. Or was #be mistaken - abashed - remem bering what she had written him in a bitter hour of fear and self abseement? A thousand times she hd regretted writing to him what ae had written. He said, coldly: "I thin kthat my Iditer may very properly rarain us aswered." Rhyming A LWOUGH Sarth has many people, I meet just two classes here: Some long, thin ones like a steeple; some round. ft ones like a sphere. And they hasten to me hoping I will tell them pleasant tales, but I send them homeward moping and ex claiming: "Mean old scales!" Mr. ybt Man comes perspiring as he nounts upon my step, he is ear nestly desiring to get thin and gain ome pep. But my record's dis appointing, though he loks and leks again, still my finger keeps og pointing to the mark: "Two hundred-ten!" It's my nature to be truthful and I wi~i net tell a lie, s when dames no longer youthful see iny face they often cry. When a girl's fIve feet no inches, and she weighs one-thirty-eight, you can bet - In Den , A P t) A favorite the rich 1' even elke - waste, fgi edible. Al The N . Chaibe A1 Hearts and Hij I of the Most Writer of Fiction. "Tou think I'm tee'lats?" She looked at him steadily: "Ye. you are too late-in every sense. "You are mistaken," he said cheer fully. "What do you mean?" 1 mean that all thse" superficial details which, under the magnify. jog glass of fear. you and I have regarded with terrified respect, amount to nothing. Real trouble io something else; the wings of tragedy have never yet even'brushed either you or me. But unlesS you let me answer that letter of yours. and listen very carefully to my answer, you an4 I are going to learn some day what tragedy really Is." "Mr. Quarren!" she exclaimed. forcing a laugh, "are you trying to make me take you .eriously" "I certainly am." "That in itself is tragic enough." she laughed. "It really is," he said; "because it has come to a time when you have got to take me seriously." She had settled herself )nto a bantering attitude toward him and now gayly maintained the lighter vein. "Merely because you and Lord Dankmere have become respectable tradesmen and worthy citisone you've hastened up here to admOn Job the frivolous, I suppose." "I'm so respectable and worthy," he admitted. "that I couldn't resist rushing up here to exhibit myself. Look at that bruise?"-he held up to her his left hand badly discol. ored between thumb and forefin aff. "Oh," she exclaimed, half serious, "what Is it?" A baag with an honest hammer. Dankmere and I were driving pie ture asils. Oh, gtrebal you should have listened to my Indavertent blank verse. eiebating the coca. slen." The quick, warm color stained her eheeks as she heard him use her given nane for the first time. She raised her eyes to his in questioning ilenee, but he was still luaghing over his reminiscence and seemed so frankly unconscious of the liberty he had taken that again, a slight sense of confusion eame over her. and she leaned back, uncertain, inwardly wonder. ing what his attitude toward her might really mean. "Do you admit my worthiness as -7 Optimist your boots she flinches when she sees my dial-plate. so they look at. me and treable and renounce all sorts of good; but I vow I won't dissemble though they call me mean and rude. If they yearn to have me spare them all the harrowing de tails which annoy them and scare them, let them keep away from scates. If I thought they'd ever try It I'd relieve each fellow's plight. To the fat man I'd way: "Diet, work until you weigh Just right." To the thin chap I'd may: 'Hustle, for at present you're a fright; work, until you get some muscle and a better appetite." Work would make most people osmely, but they'd say: "Why, how absurd; your advice is far too 'homely?" so I never say a word. rothIenes' Day whole beef could be bought ir a low a price a $12. ople then knew price noioy, but they knew not ie relishing goodness and slity of S WINDEL 'S CHIPPED BEEF dish in many haluseholds. All flavor of quality beef in thin, es appetisingly luscious. No. er homes. Every bit goed and Uk for the K-pound package. et Pepular at all Chain SMahets, ad Greures ,ds rs Boru rh Society by the ifted Living a on of toll?" he Insisted. "Now can I deny It--witi that horrid corroberation on your hand. I'll lend you some witch hase" "Witqh baeol frem Witeh-Hollow ought to accomplish all kinds of mnagio," be said. "I'll be delighted to have you bind It up." "I didn't offer to; I offered you merely the ingredlents." "out you are the prineipal In gredient. Otherwise there's no vir tue in a handkerehief mesked with witeh hamel." She smiled, then In a low voice: "There's noe virtue In me, sithy." "Is that why you didn't incude yourself in your first offer?" A Mold Chablnge. "Perhaps," she said, quietly, watching him out of her violet gray eyes-a little curiously and shyly now, because he had moved nearer to her, and her arm. ex tended along the back of the eat, almost touched his shoulder. She was considering whether or not to withdraw It when he said: "Have you any idea what a jolly world this old planet can be when it wants to?" ghe laughed. He went on: "I mean when you want it to be. Because it's really up to you." "What?" She turned toward him disdainfully: "Would It gratify you to know that I think of you as Rix. Ricky, Dick-whatever they call you?" A New Seatem. "Which?" he insisted. laughing. And finally she laughed. too. part ly In sheer exasperation. "Rix!" she maid: "Now are you satisfied. I don't know why on earth I made such a scene about it. It's the way I think of you --when I happen to remember you. But if you fancy for a moment I am going to call you th it. please awake from vain druaras. nyy airy friend" "Won't you?" No." "Some day?" "Certainly not. Why should )? I don't really qut to. I don't feel like it. It would be foeced, artifteal-an effort-and I don't desire-wish-oare" "Good eavens!" be eclaimed. laughing. "that's enough, you poor child! Do you think I'd perenit you to ulIro tg suffering nec BOBBIE AND HIS PA -By Wiliam F. Kirk OUR teacher oald us that mum vary brite men spent thare times robbing banks, I sed to Pa when I calm beam last nits. Yure teecher Is rite in a way, Bobbie. med Pa. lOme bank rob bers is kind of brite & braiv enuff too, set Pa. Not so braiv as what I am, of course. sad Pa. but braiv enuff. Gambelers are brite men, sed Pa, but thay are fools i gambel Insted of working at mum trade or per-feshion, Pa sad. Crooks are foolish bekaus with the saim amount of bralnee & industry, eed Pa, thay cnd malk all kinds of munny In sum strate game. & what is moar, med Pa. thay cud then sleep nites. Men that sleep nites is the men to trust ? ad-mire, sod Pa, eeven if thay snoar a littel. You snoared Aerribul last nit., med Ma to Pa. Did I? med Pa. That is a sine that my gree brane was not fully asleep, sed Pa. That was the rum beling of my hue of thought & my intelleck, med Pa. Grate branee growl in thare sleep, med Pa. Does all the robbers like Dedwood Dick git caughted? I med. They git eatched, if that is what you mean. sod Pa. That is sure as Fait, sod Pa. The arm of the law gits a wanck at thares Jw, med Pa. Then I guese I wone be a bank robber wen I grow up, I sed. Mercy, ohble, med Ma. What in the wurld madm you think you wanted to be a bank robber? Skisiney Blake sad he was going to be a bank robber, sed me to Ma. He med there was lete 'of do. in it & alife ofAd-vesur, Ised. Heosed his unhel robbed b ank onst A got catched ? be got a nice culturd uni form to were, black * white stripes etc. I sed to Ma. Well obbie yu must remember. sed M thatt ge o a is Deth, med Ma. You aways beer of banks being robbed but you doant always know that sooner or later all them robbers gits shot. dount they? Ma med to Pa. Ye, Bobbie, med Pa. they git there blocks kntoaked off with a fkrty-4 bullet. med Pa. That is net the true way ot living our lives, med Pa. Thare. is eauff maet-neem ? ack aidents in this wurid, Debbie. med Pa. wtbt msosking ourselves tar gets for epe's bullets & bandy cuffs, med N. So I guems wewn I grow up I will put mummy lhte a bak inteat emng It out thren the wimew= 1t STR[DS The Little Earl of Da ren on where to hang the essary to the 'pronuncistion of my name?" Amused yet resentful, perplexed. uncertain of this new phase of the man beside her, she leaned back. head slightly lowered: bt her *gray eyes swiftly lifted everv few moments to watch him. Suddenly. she became acutely conscious of her extended arm where he' har.d now was lightly in touch with the rought cloth of his sleeve; and she checked a violent impulse to with draw her hand. Then, once more, and after all these montns. the same strange sensation pessed through her--. thrilling consecioua ness of his nearness. "To me. my slangy friend?" "To you, to me, to anybody. Htrelsa." This time he was looking smiling ly and deliberately into her eyes: and she could not ignore his un war ranted freedom. "Why do you use my first name, Mr. Quarren?" she asked quietly. FOR LO1 PHMLIP shut the door and came forward. "Anything wrong? Won't you take off your coat? You'll find the room rather warm. Eva will be down in a minute." "I haven't Fome to see my daugh ter, but you.' said Mr. Dennison. bluntly. "Yes." Philip waited. "I hope nothing is the matter," he ventured. after a moment. "I hope so. too." Mr. Denniisen twisted his hat and coughed. "I hope so, too, Philip. But I've heard a most extraordinary thing this' afternoon-about you!* Of course, it may be absurd, but, on the other hand, it may not." He twisted his hat again, put It down on the table antd for a moment stared at it as if he had never seen it before:' then he said, with a sort of burst: "What's all this tommyrot about you going to South Africa?" Philip sat down on . the edge of the table, hands thrust into his jacket pockets. "It isn't rot." he said, rather shortly. "It's the truth. I am sai ing in two weeks." He raised his eyes. "We were coming over to tell you this evening, sir." Mr. Dennison lost his temper. "Don't 'sir' me!" he said, with a roar. "I've come here to talk to you as man to man, and I'm go ing to say what I think before I go. But first, perhaps you'll tell me what you propose to do with my "hisnot coming with me, if you mean that." Philip said. "For one thing I did not ask her to do so, because I knew beforehand that she would refuse." He looked the elder man straight in the eyes. "You know as well as I do that this marriage we arranged so slew erly has turned out the failure it deserved to be," he said quietly. "I am not altogether to blame, except for having been hound enough to lend myself to the scheme which you and my father-" Mr. Dennison interrupted furious ly: "You were glad enough to 'lend' yourself to it. as you call it. Glad enough to keep a roof over your head at my nzpense-glad snough to marry my girl to save your own skin. And now you've got all you want out of the deal you throw her over, you clear off and leave her to thee what will be said as best she can. lub It won't do. Mr. Philip Winterdek--it won't do!" Mr. Dennsoe always lost him-i self when he last his temr. The' .elf-made man showed un tip' O[ AS(AL nkmere appeals to Quar family heirloom. "Because I always think of you as Otreosa. not as Mrs. Leeds." "Is that a reason?" - very gravely. "You van make It so If you will." She hesitsted. watching his ex pression. Then: "You say that you always think of me-that way. But I'm afraid that, even in your thoughts, the repetition of my name has scarcely accustomed you to 'the use of it." "You mean that I don't think of you very frequently?" "Something like that. But please. Mr. Quarren. if you really mean to give me a little of that friendship which I had begun to despair of. don't let our first reunion degener ate into silly conversation" "Stresa" "No!-please." "When?" She flushed, then. slightly Impa tient: "Do you make it a point, Mr. Quarren?" "Not unless you do." WE By Ruby M. Ayres veneer of gentility. -He took out his handerchief now and mopped his crimson face. "You've got me to deal with, you know!" he said loudly. "It's not many weew sine I saved you and your faily, remember-saved you easily, too, thanks to the money I've me with honest woar-and, by God, if you leave my girl, as you seem to have made up your mind to leave her. I'll break you I'll break you if I have to break myself a welll F" He stopped, breathing hard. In their mutual excitement neither of the men had noticed the opening of the door or seen that Eva bad been standing there for some mo ments listening. Mr. Dennison made a valiant ef tort to recover himself. He tried to smile. "Come in. my dear-come In. I'm just having a lIttle chat n ith Philip. I--" She came forward. (To Be COatnued Tomertow.) To Remove Stains .ie T ME most common tahelen stains are thoso from tea -and coffee. When fresh these can be removed by spreading the stained part of the cloth over a basin an~d pouring boiling water through the stained portion from a kettle held high above it. For cocoa or chocolate staine, sprinkle with borax and soak in cold water first and then treet with the hot water the same as for the tea or cottee. When a fruit stain is set by suds it is practically hopeless to try to remove it, eX(flft by the use og some acid, whk 4 is apt to weaken the fabric. Ordinary fruit stain will always yield to boiling water poured from a height. StaIns resulting from meqt .into. should be first washed In gold water, then followed with warm water anrd soap. .Medicine stains always yield when soaked in al cohol. Iron rust usually yields to a few applications of salt moistened with lemon juice. Place in the hot sun or over the steaming kettle. Ink stains can be removed, while they are fresh and before they have been wet with water, by rubbing amm baking soda well into the spot and then rinsin with warm water. Fer ra tgtsapply soft Olusry e C 1 A Delightful Rom a Supreme: ."I? What do you mean?" "Will you answer me honestly?" "Have you ever found me dishon est?" "Semtimee-with yourself." Suddenly the color surged In her cheeks and she turned her head abruptly. After a few moments' i lonce: "Ask your question." she said in a calm and indifferent voice. "Then--do you ever, by any seei dent, think of me?" lbe foresaw at once what was eoming. bit her lip. but saw no way to avoid it. "I think of my friends-and you among them." "Do you always think af me as 'Mr. Quarrmn'?" "I - your friends - people are eternally dinning your name into my ears" ' "Please answer." Absolutely motionless, confased. yet every instinct alert to his slightest word or movement. she sat there, gray eyes partly low ered. ie neither spoke ner moved. his pleasant glance rested absent ly on her. then wandered toward the quiet lake: and venturing to raise her eyes she saw him amii to himself and wondered uneasily what his moment's thought might be. He said still miling: "What is it in that curious combination of individualities known as strelsa Leeds. that rejects one composite speonen known to you as Mister Quarron?' she wiled. uneertalnly: "But I don't reject you. MistUer' Quarren." "Oh, yes you do. I'm smilbia of an ooult waD between us. * "Now absurd. Of course there is a wall." "I've get to elimb ever It then" "I don't wish yof to!" "Streisa?" "W-wbat?" '"The wall isn't a golden one, is it?" "I-I don't knew what you mean." "I mean money." he said: and she blushed from neck to heir. "Please dn't ay such things.-" "No, I don't. Because if you eared enough for me you wouldn't lot that kind of a wall reoinn between us "I ask you not to talk about such-" A Variety Day in th and 6 Ki The Coun1 pure Waih doubi Try Loffer's Country Sau One S the 36 iarles Dai mnce in Which a Be sacrifice For the T Man She Loves. "You wouldn't," he insisted. smil Ing. "Nor is there new any rems why such a man as I am beomma. and ultimately will be, shoud nt til you that he cares-" "Ploe - if you please - I had rather not- " "So," he concluded. still sallIng. "the matter, an it stands. is rather plain. You don't care for me enoughi. I love Vou-I don't know how much, yet. When a girl Inter puses such an occult barrier and a man comes slap up amistt It. he's too much addled to understand ex actly how seriously he is in love with the unknown on the other side. He spoke in a friendly, almost im personal way and, as though Quite thoughtlessly, dropped his Weft hand over her right which lay extended along the back of the seat. And the contact seemed to paralyMe every nerve in her body. "Because," he continued leisurely, "the unknown does lie en the other side of that barrier-your unknown self, trelma-undIsCovered as yet by me-" Her lips movtd meehai Y: "I wrote you-told you what I em." "Oh. that?" He laughed; "That was a mood. I don't think, you know yourself The Question Asked. "I do. I am what I wrote you." "Partly perhape-partly a rather frightened girl, sUll quivering from a sequence of blows" "Remembering all the other blows that have marked almost every year of my life!-But those would not count-if I were not me fish. dishonet and a owward." His hand closed slightly over her; for a moment er two the pressure left her restless, Ill at ease; but she made no mevement. And gradually the cantwat stirred - something within hew to vague re pese. A strange sense of rest subtly invaded her: A she re ma'ned silent and notionlese. look Ing down at the still lake below. "What is the baarier?" he asked quietly. "There is no barrier to your friendship-if you care to offer it. now that you knew me." "But I don't know you. And I eare for more than your friend. ship even after the glimpse I have had of. ye." "I-care only for friendship. Mr. Quarren." for Every e Month id Over * aOFFLER' IAUSAGI -36 Kinds season for relishing Ii try Sausage Is at hand. pork product-for fifty ington's foremost and fine y delicious with batter cak Ask Your Meat Man mae. ia Gibson dented Young "Could you ever care for more?" "N&. 1 a I das't wia to. * e oThere to goal" Vigher." "CaM you--if thae were?" But she remained silent, disturbed, troubled snce aes by -the light weight t bi hand over hers which senet tep be awaoning again the now seses that his touch had dis covered so long ago-end which had Ruisbored4 i her ever since. Was tis aoqueenee, this usa.. relav atiom. this lessitude which was be eoWing aluseet painful-or sweet obe 4W net anderstand which-was this also a part of friendship? Was dt a part *f saything Intel lectual, opIritual. worthy--this deep ening emotion whisk. no, longer vague end ua4efined, was threaten ing her pulses., hr even breathing menacing the delicate Perve. in her hand so that alredy they had begun to warn her, quivering "I'ze got to tell you something." she som abruptly-easely know ing what she was saying. ".What, stre" "I'ai going to, mrry langly Sprowl. I've sawd I woul." Perhaps he had expected it. For a few moments the smige en his fact beam fixed and white, then ht said, cheerfully: "I'm going to fight be you all the same." "What!" she exclsjmed crisply. "Fight hard. teo," he added. i'm an my mettle at last." "You have no chanee, Mr. Quar ren." "With him?" he abrugged his con tempt. "I don't consider him at a1--" "I dea't care to hear you speak that way?" she said hotly. "Oh, I won't. A man's an ass to vilify his rival. Out I wasn't even thinking of him. Strels. My fight is with you--with your unknown st hbbd that barrier. 'Gerde a 41 decline the combat. Mon. sieur," she samid, trying to speak lightly. "TOE= IS NO OTR." "Oh, I'm not afraid of you-the visible you that I'm looking at and which I knew something about. That incarnation of Strelsa Leeds will fight me openly, fairly-and I have an even chanee to win (Te Be Continued Temerrow.) Published by arrangemeat with Intera& tUsal Peature serVce. InA. 49sese o es W.Chmera ffer's This years It-s es.