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This Week on Curtains and Draperies. uOo Plumley-Hnime 44 The Quality Store." Head-to-Foot Outfitters for Men, Women and Children. Ronceverte, West Va. Attaching a Can By A. W. PEACH (K 19S1. by McCluro Newspaper Syndicate.) I j Ruth Arnold's Impulsive friend pre-' jcijiitated herself Into a chair and said J jfcayly: "Kuth, you dark-eyed witch, | ;you have the inale hearts at this inn < in cnptlvlty; but I know the one | among them you are going to marry !" | ' "Wonder of wonders, Lucy, I don't i and besides ? " Ruth began. I "And besides," Lucy ? proceeded, ("you don't like to talk about such 'things? I'll say that for you. Bui, 'listen. I happened to be in a canoe ;laht evening near the i'olnt, and .1 1 overheard some ot the men talking; and I distinctly hoard that hnndsotiu* Baltimore follow, Lee llargrave, make ta wager that lie would In- engaged to ! you before you left !" | Ruth's astonishment and di.--gust i wore evident on her face. "What a ; thing to .say! Lucy, if you love me, don't spread this uny farther ? " "There lie goes now !" Lucy ex claimed. and Kuth looking up saw Hargrave, handsome and serene in i white flannels walking across the ! lawn. J She recognized him immediately, for he had caught her attention the day she and her mother arrived at their favorite summer place. She had made up her mind that there was no more : conceited man on earth. j "He's coming here !" Lucy whls ,pered. "I'll get out!" j Come he did, In his serene, assured ? fashion. Ruth watched -him with hld |deu interest. So here was the -man ? she was to marry ? on his way to be iciti tire winning of his wager. "I Can't Say What I Would Like to Say." i I 1 1 *? seated himself at her invitation and promptly sought lu engage her for a yachting trip that ?nm? of the young people ha'I under consideration. She started to refuse, then a sly pur ( pose crept into her mind. Why not give him n good lesson? 1} She accepted as graciously as she ?could in view of what she kuew. I Offensive as the affair was, it held 'some amusement for her and besides ?she might teach htra a wholesome les ,son. She refused other invitations but ? never his. lie began to wear a slight lair of possession which pleased her. ] 'He begnn to grow a bit serfons and she | j let him. She was puzzled. He never talked 'about himself even when she tried to lead him on. Only when a gray-haired man pointed him out to another as a ?mining engineer who was remarkably ?successful did she gain any informa tion nl>out him. He was always one of the rtrst to rake hold of work inci dental to any of the good times, and he was ccrtafnl.v thoughtful of others. "Really,** she had advised herself after one pleasant time, "he is quite .likeable." She stopped short. "What If I should fall in love with him ? after that wager? Oreelous !" The next day a telegram called him away, and it was a lonely day for her. Lucy, coming with a merry query, waa very coldly trrntcd. Itut t ti*? day gave j Itutli time for thought. "5the came to ( :t decision. "1 shall ? lot's see. what's a cruel j way to say it ? tie a can to hitn when [ he co:?.e< hack!" she said brutally. II*' r?'turue<| looking :? Mr weary and . haggard. I?ut with hi- calm self t ????!? ? :>s fresh a< ever. IN- !i<>r mhi i after his arrival t )<:? t ? ?. ? ? 1 1 ? ; . i; . .tin!, -honing awav oilier-* that iri?-?J io Joii, M.ein. took her away on a wall; a?lo ; l??* ~-T?< ?r?-. ' It's Ilutli wa :iit'il hot self ai'.i tried to -mi'e. She was n ]>i? r: ! ;:i'< tm'lI. for In* ha?l found. sensibly ?It a? I. 'i_'c?| ii. place in her In :? -mail. wve corner. anyway. 'K'here -ea sw?-pt away from 1 1 ??? hi " l h!t:".'. hi- halted. "Kmli. i ? i > work i ca^ic-. nie inle nmrfi country. and . I ;? ;n t<> take back to thai work j s^i ii* ??; the In -l memories c.f my lift'. T \ !?>!.. Too. I minht f:ik'1 ? I :? I memory with me." She tried to say to herself. "How oas> ! M ?> promise, tnv Ktss. and then I ? tn ver to meet ajraitii" i>tit some j thins: ia hi< voice cheapened the word-, Her heart jumped as -hi- wen- i dercd if lie hail made iIm> wau'er in fun. and then really fallen in love with j her. j He went on. "I can't say what 1 j would like to say in the way I want j to. r.'.it 1 am desperately in love .with ; you." His calm assurance aroused her. j "There is a good reason why you say I that." Then she told him what she knew ahout Hie waiter. He listened in silence, his face turned to the inoonswept sea. When her hot words ended with. "These shores have heard just such tales many times. A rei?l man's love means i too much ti? me," he was silent for a little : and then he spoke so evenly his voice did not betray his mood : "I have only three weeks oft In the year. I cannot meet you elsewhere. I am sorry I Impress yon as being egotistical ; it is my way, that's all. At heart. I am sure I am not ; for from boyhood I have fought for confidence In myself. Suppose we return." He talked in a quiet way on the re turn ; and he left her with a farewell word that he had to return that night. Under the soft light of the corridor globe his face was white and drawn. She went to her room and stood thinking, with a queer sensation of hurt and pain within her. He had evi dently come all those miles Just to ask her. But he had not. denied the woger. The sky broke and fell about her the next morning. Lucy enme gayly up. "My dear, I made a mistake. Now that he's gone and no harm's done I wnnt to tell you the chap making that wager was Evert. One of the inen told me. Their voices are so tuach alike ? " With n cry Ruth ruslutl away to! the shelter of her room. What t?> do ? I what to do! She must ivuch him. I Pizzily she sought ? >Tit I i?t brother ' who had j??in???! tl.i'iii that wci'k. 1 !?? ; listened. his c"li| -ray cytN h?*ai ill-. ' Then h?* salt! in a frank, brotherly w?> : "V??u i!:irni"l lit t ??? fool. lh-'< ' Jijicvf j >?. hero. You' v. r - > y?ui nan: ami I'll it to ??i:n 4 ir litvi. A : ?? 1 ji" \ ? ? : j ??vor ;?!iil ?-!l' ? s ???h :i ?! - :i i r i u: s I : ? . t'll spati!; y?Mi my I'' limit saw a diMv that luirc (?viili'inc ,,r I ::i i-< I <l:;\ t:1 i? ti> a stop with sfjiiealinu !.r. iv <?;' -'ii* i t . ti . A t:il| li--; or- rti^i- from it. iiDiimU't! the sr ?-j ? ami ?-a (ovarii tln-in. Sin- hoard her brother sav, "(iiM i n ^ i ? ! . ? . ^K.* Hut sin* v. :is iiiumtIcs'; t ? ? nunc. Anyway' she willing that tin- whole worhl see ami Know -ami muiic ol it < ] i? 1 In the next moment. OBJECTED TO SHRILL NOTES Cat Evidently Had Its Own Idea c! ' Music, and the Courage of Its Convictions. A friend tolls nit', writes "('at f.ov- ! or." that lie was visiting at a house , w hero there was a beautiful hi- tVr sian rat. One May lu? entered a room ami found the whole household, to Jtis astonishment, lustily whistling a well- j known air. "Whenee this thtisness?"j he asked, and reeeived as answer sot- 1 to voce ? "Look at the cat." (ilam-ing i at this quadruped lie beheld it pacing; furiously to and fro with back erect j and quivering (ail. Its whole being suggested fury. ? sort of Berserker j rage. The tnnst vociferous whistler of the party was a young lady of the house who seemed to take a special delight in making her notes loud, clear, and shrill. The cat directed all its venom against her. Eventually, it lav crouching before lier in the act of springing, and would certainly have attacked her viciously had not some one intervened by thrusting a folded newspaper between the cut and the momentary object of its hnte. It ap peared that "The Old Hundred" pro duced a similar effect on the animal, but other airs failed to manifest any power to arouse hostility. Sprightly airs with soft, low notes seemed to give unfeigned pleasure. But high, shrill, long-drawn-out notes ? especial ly when they were produced by whis tling ? appeared to cause it acute phys ical pain, which it showed in the afore mentioned manner. I The prodigal robs his heir; the j miser robs himself. ? Bruyere. 1 Nothing goes ?? far with a woman * little masculine remorse. How Bolshevism Began. The mystery of \vh?w the soviet" system was evolved has Iuhmi cleared ui* t?? the satisfaction ttf ltrilisli So eialists liv t li?* (lisi'losiirc of Russian trade delegates to !.<>ii?|iiii i !?:? t it took 1 1 di-i? .? from a nieeiini; in Lull - don in IM.Y I. eni. e Krassin. !'.<nnla:i?iiT and oth er ""lit ua's" hnppened i ? > I ??? in l.oiuto joytMher :i? !!?:?! time. I'licli for hi* own reason. They ^ot 1 < >":<?> I or :> 1 1 ( I diseii'-sed I i ;? ? form of irovt -pt t'loiil best suited ia Uussia after the inevitable tifrtll ?.f c/arisjn. ami forui'ilr t ? *? t the i Job-hevik scln'int? based i. ii Marxism whieh now prevails. Mefove M'paratinu. th*. reformers Ixnin I i hemsel vcs to work for the re*, ali/.ation of tin* plan, fuller details ofy whieh were iifierward worked nut by eorres.vuidetiee ami ;it subsequent so ??ret eonferei in oilier ICuropean ??enters. The Sun Oven. In some 'ropieal regions. where eoal is sea ret ? ? as In Ki;\pt. the I'ltn j : 1 1 ? ami the Afriean Karoo ? ieakwnnd boxes blackened inside, fitted with :rl:iss tops ami properly Insulated art; in eomition use for looking. hakiliir ami other purposes. These sun ovens, whieh have the advantage of oliminat i t?ir eost of fuel, affortl a temperature of II lu (e decrees Fahrenheit in the middle of the day. Provided with :t mirror for a reflector. they will run :ip to 21 ><) decrees. Some crooks are Sly hut tliere are no feathers on the Jailbird. A tasle for minding one's own busi ness is often hard to acquire. Wise men are like sponges; they seek to absorb >11 U mi Are YOU Run-down, Weak? Birmingham, Ala. ? "Dr. Tierce's Golden Medical Discovery is th* best tonic and builder I hay* ever known. I wan in a run down and weak condition when 1 started to taka the 'Discovery*, and that first bottle so strengthened m? that I kept am with it until I bad taken threa bottles, and then njy health was absolutely perfect. I never best tat* a moment in recommending Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery am tb? very beBt o t tonics." ? MRS. ANNIE DIAL, No. 2609 Tompkins Avenue, North. All druggists. It West Virginia's oldest school, the Seminary at Lewisburg? with her Dormitory burned? has had her appeals for funds inadequately answered Won't You Give? Won't You Give MORE? Won't YOU? JNO. I. ARMSTRONG, President.