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DAISY FLY KILLER SSSWBffi all flies. l(Mt,elM, ornuMDUl, ooonDU&li cheap. Lasts ejl tuMl Mad ot sne4J, su'tfplU or Up em t will Ml Mil or Injun ttTthiaff Guar aotood ffsctiv. Sold by dealers, r 6 Mat by M f)rM prp14 for $l.(ML DfrSIT7 WfrSI Hrl HAROLD tOMEMft, ISO Ol KAL. AVI., BROOKLYN, M. Y. UNITED STATES DEMANDS MORE OIL Wyoming, the greatest oil field of the day. MO forested now maj make you 11,000. Keystone Petroleum offers an excellent opportunity. Re sponsible men; large acreage. For full lnfor. matlon write THE KEYSTONE PETROLEUM COMPANY; 317 Ideal Bldg., DENVER. COLO. By HENRY KITCHELL WEBSTER Copyright 1916, Bobbs-Merrill Co, REAL ADVENTURE ROSE GETS A JOB AS CHORUS GIRL IN A MUSICAL SHOW BUT THE TEST SHE HAS TO UNDERGO IS SOMEWHAT EMBARRASSING Synopsis. Rose Stunton, a young wotuun living In modest circum stances, marries wealthy itodney Aldrlch and for more than a year lives in luxury and laziness. This life disgusts her. She hopes that when her biiby comes, the Job of being a mother will keep her happy and busy. But -she has twins and their care Is put Into the hands of a trained nurse. Intense dissatisfaction with the useless life of luxury returns to Hose. She determines to go out and earn her living, to make good on her own hook. She and Itodney have some bitter scenes wrangling over tills so-called whim. Itose leaves home, however, moves Into a cheup rooming house district and gets a job In a theater. CHAPTER XVI Continued. 11 "What professional experience have jrou hud?" he asked. "I haven't hud any." He almost smiled when she stopped there. "An unmteur experience?" he Inquired. "Quite a lot," suld Rose; "pageants and things, and two or three little plays." "Can you dance?" "Yes," said Rose. He said he supposed ballroom danc ing was what she meant, whereupon he told him 6he was a' pretty good ballroom dancer, but that It was gyni astlc dancing Bhe hud In mind. "All right," he said. "See If you can do this. Watch me, and then Imitate me exflctly." In the Intensity of her absorption la his questions nnd her own answers to them, she hr,d never given a thought to the bystanders. But now as they (ell back to give him room, she swept glance across their faces. They all jwore smile's of sorts. There was some-1 wing amusing aoout tnis something out of the regular routine.'. A- little knot of chorus girls halted In the act of going out the wide doors, nnd stood patching. Was it Just a hoax? The suppressed, unnatural silence sounded like It. But at what John Cnlbralth did, one of the bystanders guffawed outright. ' It wasn't pretty, the dunce step he executed a sort of stiff-legged skip accompanied by a vulgar hip wriggle and concluding with a straight-out Bidewlse kick. A sick disgust clutched at Rose as she watched an utter re vulsion from the whole louthly busi ness. "Well?" he asked, turning to her as be finished. Ite wasn't smiling at all. i "I'm not -dressed to do that," she aid. "I know you're not," he admitted coolly ; "but It can be done. Pick up your skirts and do It as you are If 70U renlly want a Job." There was Just a fnlnt edge of con tempt In that last phrase and, merci fully, It Irdused her anger. A blaze kindled in her blue eyes,;nnd;tWo spots of vivid color defined themselves in her checks.fi She caught up her skirts as he had told her to Ho, executed without com promise the); stiff-legged skip and the wriggle, and! finished with a horizon tal, sldewlse kick that matched his own. Then, panting, trembling a lit tle, she stood looking straight into Ms fuce. Gnlbrnith ijvas staring nt her with a look which -expressed, at first, clear Sstonishmenrj but gradually cpmplicat ed Itself with othet" ' emotions con.-, fusion, n gljrit of whimsical amuse ment. That gleam, a perfectly honest, kindly one, decided Rose to take him on trust. He wasn't a brute, how ever It might suit his purpose to act like owe. "We've hec.n rehenrslng this piece two weeks," he suld presently, looking invny from her when he begun to talk, "and I couldn't take nnyone Into the chorus now whom I'd have to teach the rudiments of dancing to. That's why n test was necessary. Also, 1 f-oii'ilu't take unyhody who hud come down here for n lurk." With that. Rose understood the whole tiling. .lull 11 Gulhralth hud clas ullieil her, or thought he hud, as a well-bred young girl who, In a moment of pique or mischief, had decided it would he fun to go on the stage. The tost lie bud applied wasn't, from Hint point of view, unnecessurlly cruel. The plrl he hud tuken her for would, on be ing ordered to repent the grotesque bit of vulgarity of bis, have drawn her dignity about her like n clouk nnd fcone buck In u chastened spirit to the world where she belonged. A gorgwus apparition cumo sweep ing by them just now, on a line from 'ha dressing room to the door a fig- I Saved on Binder Twine. j Farm bureau associations In La Tla jta and Montezuma counties, Colorado, jhuve saved $300 by purchasing binding jtwlne In 10,000-pound lots. They are inow considering buying grain sacks In large quantities. Plant a Few Nut Tree, The average farmer might well ar ;range to plant a few of the choice nut bearing trees for shade and future .fruitage about his home and also in the (fruit orchards. tire that, with regal deliberation, was closing a blue broadcloth cout, trimmed with sable, over an authentic Cullot frock. The georgette hat on top of it was one that Rose had last seen in a Michigan avenue shop. It had found Its proper buyer fulfilled its destiny. "Oh, Grant!" suld John Galbralth. The queenly creature stopped short and Rose recognized her with a jump as the sulky chorus girl. Gulhralth walked over to her. "I sha'n't need you uny more, Grant." lie spoke in a quiet, impersonal sort of way, but his voice had, as always, a good deal of currying power. "It's hurdly worth our while trying to work, I suppose, when you're as pros perous as this. And it isn't worth my while to have you soldiering. Tou needn't report again." He , podded, not , unumiabiy, and turned nwiiy. She glured after him nnd called out In n bourse, throaty voice, "Thank my sturs I don't huve to work for you." He'd come buck to Rose nguln by tin's ttlnie, and she suw him simile. "When 'you do'' It',"' he said over' his shoulder, "thank them for me too." Then to Rose : "She's a valuable girl ; I'm giving you her place because she won't get down to business. I'd ruther have a green recruit who will. The next rehearsal Is ut a quarter to eight tonight. Give your name and nddress to Mr. Quan before you go. By the way, what U your name?" "Rose Stauton," she said. "But . . ." Sh had to follow him a stop or two because he hud already turned away. "But may I give some other name than that to Mr. Quan?" He frowned a little dubiously and asked her how old she was. And even when she told him twenty-two, he didn't look altogether reussured. "That's' the truth, Is It? I mean, there's nobody who cull come down here ,nbout three, days beforo we open and cull me, a' kldnnper, and lead you away by the ear?" "No," said Rose gravely, "there's no one who'll do that." "Very well,'.' he saljd. "Tell Quan any name you like." , The name she did tell him was Doris Dune. At the appointed lime for rehearsal she was on hand. She was one of the first of the chorus to rench the hull, nnd she hud ueurly finished putting on her working clothes before the rest of them came pelting in. But she didn't get out quickly enough to miss the sen sation that was exciting them all the news that Grant had beeu dropped. A few were indignant; the rest merely curious. ' Before she bud been working fifteen minutes, she hud forgotten ull about Grant. She'd even forgotten her reso lution not to .let John.. Galbralth re member she was a recruit. She didn't know she was tired, pant ing, wet all over with sweat. She hadn't done anything so physically ex uding as this for over a year. B.ut she had the Illusion that she wasn't doing anything now; thut she was just a passive, plastic thing tossed, Hung, swirled about by the driving power of the director's will. She realized, when the rehearsal was over, that It hud gone well and that It couldn't have gone so If her own part had been done badly. But she didn't understand the look which he sent nfter her as she wulked off she didn't know that It was the highest enco mium he was capable of. CHAPTER XVII. Rose Keeps the Path. Rose rehearsed twice a day for a solid week without forming the faint est conception of who "the girl" was or why she wus "the girl up-stalrs." During the entire period she never saw a bur tt siush: wtmt what stood The 'Triple-Wedge" Cow. Select your cows according to con formation, and, If possible, by previous performance and pedigree also. Choose the "triple-wedge" cow showing udder and digestive capacity, health and dairy temperament. Ease In Milking. The size and placement of the cow's teats may not hare much to do with ths amount of milk a cow will give, but they do make a difference In the ease of milking, t on the piano rack, nor a written word of the lyrics she was supposed to sing. Rose couldn't sing very much. She had rather a timorous, throaty little contralto that contrasted oddly with the fine, free thrill of her speaking voice. But nobody had asked her whether she could sing at ull. She picked up the tune quickly enough by ear, but the words she wus always a little uncertain about. She finally questioned one of her colleagues in the chorus about this huphaznrdness, and was told that back at the beginning of things, they hud had their voices tried by the musical director, They hud never had any music to sing from ; there had been half a dozen mimeograph copies of the words to the songs, which the girls had put their heads together over, and more or less learned. What had become of this dope the girl didn't know. She was a pale-haired girl, whom Rose thought she had beard addressed as Larson. ' t Rose made a surprising discovery when, with n friendly pat on the sofu beside her, for an invitation to sit down, the girl began answering her question. She was a real beauty. Only you had to look twice at her to per ceive that this was so; nnd what she lacked was just the ununalyzuble qual ity tiiat makes one look twice. "I don't know what you should wor ry about uny of that stuff for," she said. "How you sing or what you sing don't make much difference." Rose admitted thut It 'didn't seem to. "But you see," she said (she hadn't fijid a human soul to -talk' to for more, than a week, and she hud to muke a friend of somebody), "you see I've Just; got to keep this Job. And If every little helps, as they say, per haps that would." . The girl, looked at her oddly, almost suspiciously, as if for a ' moment she doubled whether Rose had spoken In good faith. "You've got as good a chance of losing your Job," she said, "as Galbralth has of losing bis. Dave tells me Galbralth's going to put you with us In the sextette." Dave was the thick pianist, whom Rose had found In the highest degree obnoxious. His announcement was en titled to consideration, even though it couldn't be banked upon. There were three mediums tuid three big girls In the sextette (Kdnn Larson was one of the mediums, and so needn't fear re placement by Rose, who was a big girl). Besides appearing in two num bers as a 'background to one of the principals,; they hud one nil to them selves, n; fiict which constituted them a sort of Isuper.-chorus. , ,, . But the' Intimation that Rose was to be promoted to this select Inner cir cle, dldn'K as It first enmo to her, give her tiny pleasure. Somehow, as Larson tdld. her- about It, she' collld' fairly see the knowing, greasy 'grin thut would, have been Dave's cotument on thl: j pfbph'eey. ' And, in the same' flash, file Interpreted the Larsdn girl's look, I Alt incredulous, half satirical. "I haven't heard anything about be ing put. Iiiithe sextette," she suld quick ly, "arid If don't believe I will be." "Weill I don't know whv not" There was n'lnew warmth In the medium's voice. Rose, .had won a victory here, and. she; knew It. . "You've got the looks audi the shape; you can dance better than, any of. the big girls, oru mediums, 'either. And if he doesn't put that big Benedict lemon Into the hack line where she belongs, and give you her place in the sextette, It will be because he's afraid of her drag." Rose forebore to inquire Into the nature of the Benedict girl's drag. Whatever It may have been, John Gulbruith was evidently not afraid of it, because as he dismissed that very rehearsal, calling the rest of the chorus for twelve the following morn ing, and the sextette for eleven, be told Rose to report at the earlier hour. The chorus was probubly unanimous, in its view of this promotion. When Grant came back and ate her humble pie In vain, and later, when Benedict was relegated to a place In the buck line, the untural explanation was that Galbralth was crazy about the new girl. The only way she hnd of refut ing the assumption would be by mak ing good so intensely that they'd be compelled to see that her promo tion had been Inevitable. It was In this spirit, with blazing checks and eyes, that she attacked the next morning's rehearsal. At its end Galbralth said to her : "You're do ing very well Indeed, Dane. If I could hnve caught you ten years ago I could have made a dancer of you." ' It was a very real, unauallfled com Testing Outfits Cheap. An adequate testing outfit can--be bought at a.creamery supply house for from $4 to-$10. JCt would 'be an excel lent Investment for thpse having cows. Best Eggs for Matching. ' For hatching purposes itdke the eggs from the hens that lay best Build Up ; never let the standard, down. Preserve Infertile' Eggs. Eggs to be preserved should be In fertile, and only a day. old. Iiiiiuent, uud as such Rose understood It. Because, by a dancer, he meant something very different from a pranc ing chorus girl. The others giggled nnd exchanged glances with Duve nt the piano. They didn't understand, them, the compliment seemed to have been delivered with the left hand. And somehow, nn amused rec ognition of the fact thnt they didn't understand, as well as of the fact that she did, flashed across from John Galbralth's eyes to hers, The Impetus ofid direction of Rose's career derived from two incidents which might just 'as 'well not have happened two of the fluklest of small chances: The first of these chances concerned Itself with Edna Larson and her bad voice. It was a bnd voice only when she talked. When she sung it hnd a gorgeous, thrilling ring, and volume enough for four. Besides, she hnd an Infallible par, and sang squarely In tune. But when she spoke It sounded like someone who didn't know how, trying to play the slide trombone. She was simply denf, It seemed, to the subtleties of Inflection. Dully, she reduced Gulbruith to help loss wrath. Evidently he didn't mean to be a brute about It. ne began ev ery one of his tussles to Improve her reading "of a line with a gentleness that would,. have done credit to a kin dergartener. But after three attempts, each more ominously gentle than the lust, his temper would suddenly fly all to pieces. The girl, queerly, didn't ' seem to care. But in tne dressing room one night, after one of these rehearsals, Rose got a different view. As she1 sat down on a bench to unlace her shoes, She looked' straight. Into Edna Lar son's face a fuce sunken with a despulr thut turned Rose cold. The tearless, tragic eyes were staring, without recognition, straight into Rose's own. Rose delayed her dressing till the other girls were gone, then sat down beside Edna. "You're all right," she said, feeling very Inadequate. "I'm going to help you." "It's always like this," the girl said. "It's no use. He'll put me back in the chorus again." "Not If I can help It," Rose said. "But the first thing to do Is to come nlong and get something to eat." During the next hour Rose learned, for the first time, whut the weight of nn Immense melancholy Inertia can be. The. girl was. like one paralyzed paralyzed by repeated failures and disusters, of which she . tpld Rose freely. "When Gulbruith hnd put her Into the sextette, a hope, just about ilend. hud boon ronwnkoned. She'll ieurned to dance we'll enough to' 4a- .cnpe.'Censure, and -she'd seen for jier-. self, how .indispensable her singing voice was :td 1 the1 sextette'.'' And then It' 'liiid' 'appeared she'd have to, talk! And her talking wasn't right. ' ' Look here?" su'id Rose, when' the story. was. told. , (This was across, the table in n dingy little lunch room.) You're goltig to 'say your lines before tomorrow's rehearsal so that Galbralth won't stop you once. We're going to my ropm now, and I'm going to teach " "Vm,d Yil'mxr " '' ' ' ' " ' In' a 'sort'' of daze, the girl "went; Rose put her into a chair, sat down opposite her, took the first phrase of her first speech, and said It very slow ly, very quietly, half n dozen times.' That was at half-past eleven o'clock nt night. By midnight, Edna could say those first three words to Rose's Sat isfaction. They worked like that straight through the night, except that two or three times the girl broke down ; said it was hopeless. She got up once nnd suld that she was going home, whereupon Rose locked the door nnd put the key in her stocking. , At seven o'clock In the morning they went back to the lunch room and ate an enormous breakfast; then Rose walked Edna out to the park and bnck, and nt eight they were up In her room again. They raided the delica tessen at eleven, nnd made a slender meal. And at twelve, husky of voice, but Indomitable of mind Edna at last, as well as Rose they confronted Gal bralth. ' When the test scene came. Rose could hardly manage her own first line, nnd drew a sharp look of .Inquiry from Gnlbralth. But on Edna's first cue,; her line was spoken with no hesitation at, all, and In tone, pitch, and Inflection it was almost a phono graphic copy, of the voice thut. had served it for a model.' Increases Milk Flow.- ' ' ; Spraying the cows with fly repellent is a bit of trouble and a not too pleas-a'nt'job.-but it makes the c6ws comfort able, and adds to. the, milk flow... -t I .. j ., ..4 . ' Far Youna Chicks. . . . .... - it . (jnicit-size grit' ana fined should be kept before the young chicks at all times. ' ' Horsea Remember Kindness. " Horses bate good memories, and iood treatment will not be forgotten - There wus u solid two seconds of silence. . When the rehearsal was over Gal bralth called Edna nut to him and al lowed himself a long, incredulous stnre at her. "Will you tell me, Lnr son," he nsked, "why In the rfiime of heaven, If you could do thut, you didn't do It yesterday?" "I couldn't do It yesterday," she said. "Dane taught me." ' "Taught you 1" he echoed. "Dane 1" he cnlled to Rose, who had been watching a little unxlously. "Larson tells me you taught her. How did you do it?" "Why, I Just taught her," said Rose. "I showed her how I said each line, and I kept on showing her until she could do It." "How long did It take you all night?" "All the time there was since Inst rehearsal," said Rose, "except for three meals." : "Ye gods!" snld Galbraith. "Well. live and learn. Look here! Will you tench the others the other four lu the sextette? I'll see you're paid for If." "Why, yes of cdurse," said Rose, hesitating a little. "Oh, I don't, mean overnight," he said, f'but mornings between rehears als whenever you can." "I wasn't -thinking of thnt," said Rose. "I was just wondering If they'd wnnt to be taught I mean, by an other chorus girl, you know." "They'll wnnt to be taught if they want to keep' their jobs," said Gal bralth. And then, to her astonishment and also perhaps to his, for the thing was radically out of the etiquette of the occasion he ,reached out aud shook hands with her. "I'm very much obliged to you," he said. The second of two Incidents destined to have a powerful influence at tlvs time in Rose's life concerned ltslf with a certain afternoon frock in a Michigan nvenue shop. The owners of "The Girl Up-Stnlr.V were staggered by the figure that Gal bralth Indicated ns the probable cost of having a first-class brigand in New York design the costumes, nnd a firm of pirates in the same neighborhood execute them. It was simply Insane. Muny of the costumes could be bought, ready made, on State street or Michi gan avenue. Some of the fancy things could be executed by a competent wardrobe mistress, If someone would give her the Ideas. , And .Ideas one could pick them up anywhere.' Mrs. Goldsmith, now she was the wife of the senior of the two owners had splendid taste and would be glad to put It at their service. There was no reason why she should not at once take the sextette down-town and fit them out with their dresseS. Jt. ,; , , Galbralth .shrugged his shoulders. butrra-ude no further complaint. : It wus, lie admitted, as tliey -had repeat edly pointed out, their dwn 'money, So, a rendezvous was made between Mrs. Goldsmith and the sextette, for n store ,on Michigan avenue at thres o'clock. :6n an afternoon when Gul bruith was to be busy with the prin cipals. He might manage to drop In before they left to cast his eye over the selection, ' ' It was with some rather5 -uncom fortable misgivings thnt Ros,e set out to' revisit a part of town so closely associated with the first year of he married life. , The particular shop wat luckily, one that she hadn't patronized in thnt former Incarnation ; but it wn in the same block with half a dozet that she had. 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