being the Confessions
o f a. new uri£e
Illiutrolol by Paid Habitua*
" Gladys Baker
Gaorrt«M iM* W
CURTISS VISITS THE SHOP
was one of the most ex
The first Hay in the book shop
citing experiences of my life. M
the first thing I did, towards furthering my business career,
Arriving early in the morning
_ order dainty lavender frocks for Thankful and myself,
and so arrayed, we spent the rest of the day getting ready to
open the shop to the public the following afternoon.
Of course the shop was not entirely mine but 1 had the
feeling that it would be soon and 1 also felt that it was not an
unreasonable desire which burned in my breast, for while the
antiques were charming, with
of great value except one original etching and a
few rare editions which Vladimir Tchertkov said he would not
old-world atmosphere, there
No, Siree, you're wrong
this time, I told him, skip
ping from behind the show
. iii 1
We soon discovered that he was a con
of the fine arts and these treasures belonged to a
sell for any price.
small collection he had managed to get together.
i asked him why he had not disposed of them during that
time in Paris when he was so seriously in need of funds.
1 had one, I would just as soon think of selling my child, he
replied, in the attractive foreign way he had of rearranging
one whose passionate
His was an
^ his phrases. I rejoiced that here was
ani- sincere love for beauty was beyond price,
intuitive appreciation for lovely things. Although his lips
were sealed as far as his past life in Russia was concerned, lit
to share Thankful s opinion that he and his
family had been reared close to the throne.
tie by little i came
listen. I can't possibly stay in the
san\e small shop
Tdiertkov and call him by that ter
rible name," I confided to Thankful
later that day when we were discus
sing him, "from now on regardless
of convention, I shall call him "Val.
"Oh," she gave a little gasp,
I called the young man over to
w^ere I was standing by a case which
held some interesting hand-tooled
editions which he had picket! up in
Florence, "for the trade."
"Would you mind
prices on the fly-leaf of each of
these? 1 asked him, "I haven't the
faintest idea what they are worth."
But most certainly," he replied,
He stood with military precision
whenever I spoke to him, his manner
and bearing towards me were exactly
as if he were serving a queen. Wish
ing to do away with such stiff for- ;
mality I turned to him abruptly and (
said, "By the way. Thankful and I :
have decided to call you "Val." j
Tliankful blushed to the roots of,
her soft, brown hair. (
"I, er," she stammered. ;
• 'Afayer mind, now Thankful, we •
can't stÄ»d on so much ceremony (
working hefô every day like sar
dines. Besides," I smiled, "while we
expect to make a million dollars for
all of us, we also want to have a lit
And from now on, I turned
this is Thankful,
to the young man.
(it's a lovely name) and I'm Sallie.
Just plain Sallie. No more Meesis
Wright." I tried to .Imitate his for
eign accent. He and TYiankful, hav
ing been won to a good humour,
laughed and fell in with my plans.
"Now'' I turned to the telephone,
"the husband will be summoned to
the scene." 1 dialed the number on
the automatic phone.
His stenographer answered. Then
came Curtiss' voice.
"Honey?" I said.
Yes," his answer was quick as if
engaged and disliked
he had been
being disturbed. _ ,
"Everything's all right, I haven t
been kidnapped or anything like that,
but I want you to come immediately
to a certain address which 1 shall
AN HONEST DEAL
There ia basis for real pride in the
fact that customers seldom ask us to
guarantee our Used Cars. It indicates
that our efforts to build op public
confidence were well directed. Our
.reputation is ample assurance of
x honest deals and honest values.
CHAS. L BEHNER
A 4JSE-D CAR IS ONLY AS DE-PE-NDABLEr
AS THE DEALER WHO SELLS IT
give you. I have a surprise for you
and one I am sure you will like."
But sweetheart," he began.
No buts, dearest, you MUST
"Could it wait for an hour or two?
I was having a very important con
ference just then."
"You always are whenever I want
you," I pouted,
I HATE confer
But in the end I promised to be
satisfied if he would come the mo
ment it was through,
I was keenly disappointed for I
wanted him to arrive while Thankful
and Val were there. They would
lend atmosphere to the scene and be
sides, I wanted them to share his
But when five o'clock came, Thank
ful and Val were still there. The
lights were dim and over the shop
clung the faint odor of incense. I
saw Curtiss park up in front of the
curb in his car. Then I saw him
©nsult a piece of paper to which he
compared the number of the shop. He
approached the door, and I scurried
behind the counter as if I had been
there all day.
Tentatively he opened the door,
Then with a look of astonishment he
recognized me, taking me in at a
"What ho! A bazaar of some kind
for the Junior League?"
much am I in for?
and I'll write a check,
getting home. I didn't have time for
luncheon today, and I'm hungry as a
"No siree, you're wrong this time,
\ told him, skipping from behind the
show-case. "Come and sit down. No,
first of all I want you to come down
stairs. Look at everything and I'll
tell you about it later,
After a tour of the lower room
with its glittering array of bnc-a
br ac, bronzes, and enamels from for
eign shores, | led him back to the
"Thankful, where are you," I call
Let me know
Then let's be
Both of them emerged from be
screen where to all appear
ances thye had been arranging some
"Why, Vladimir," was the surpris -
ed ejaculation of Curtis when he
saw him. This is indeed a pleasure.''
All of us were beaming with smiles
at the mutual pleasure we had in
seeing each other happy. This was
the time to approach Curtiss with
"Well, what do you think of it?"
I wanted to know.
'AVhy, it's a very unusual sort of
But how do
"Now, I'm going to tell you a se
cret." I leaned close to his ear. "Lis
ten, honey, it's mine, all mine. Ev
ery inch of it.
ownership in the shop because I
wanted the surprise to he complete.
I would explain the details of the
business transactions when we got
He sprang from his chair, 'lhen
place, to say the least,
you all happen to be here,
then that he was looking at it in a
thoroughly impersonal light.
1 exaggerated my
he sat down again.
Val, you tell me. Is this a joke or
Before Val could make a reply, 1]
answered. "I mean it, sweetheart. I
took the check father gave me
made the first payment down. I'm
going to pay for the rest of it as we
makes the sales. My share in them,
"But you have no experience
this work. How do you expect
"Oh Val is going to be the manag
er until he can get settled. You
know, -.'' Then I went on to ex
plain about his wife, and the predica
ment he was in.
"Well, I don't exactly like the idea
of your standing behind a show-case
selling books," he went on.
ried you to make a home for me."
"But, dearest, I won't let it inter
fere with making you comfortable at
home. The maid and cook are per
fectly capable of running the house,
and, as it is, 1 am never there ex
cept when you come home at night.
It doesn't make any difference as far
as our home life is concerned. Don't
you see, I'm sick to death of society.
I'm bored with its silly round of in
ane affairs. I want something real
to occupy my mind."
"Yes," and this was surprising
from the modest Thankful. "As long
as she has no children to take care
Dec. 5 to 11
If your birthday is this week you
are rather proud and reserved— t o
such an extent that you are almost
unapproachable. You are very con
servative and cautious and methodi
cal—and always look carefully ahead
before making any decision. As a
result, you make few mistakes.
You are very critical and sometimes
fault-finding. You are exact and de
termined, and have considerable force
of character. You are musical, ar
tistic, and refined. You are a fluent
eloquent talker— when you drop your
reserve. Your ideas are original and
time, woman—and men too,—only they are more subtle about it—have per- j
sistently sought It Thus we hare had our heritage—throughout the ages—
a little beauty and the ideal of greater beauty for those who have the will |
to attain it. Our features we cannot change—but we can make the most
Beauty has its beginning with Eve—whose loveliness, tradition tells us
greater than for perfection of the Garden of Eden. Since that
use even the most delightful perfume
Perfume, properly used, adds much
to the effect of dainty fastidiousness
and cleanliness that is the foundation
of chaim, and beauty, but whether it
is a delightful adjunct to your charm,
or offends persons of sensitiveness
and conservative taste depends not
only on what perfume you use, but
also on how you use it and when.
You adore your favorite fragrance
—and perhaps never give a thought
to the fact that it may nauseate the
person with whom you come in con
tact. For that reason, it is wise to
He's On His
We are human enough to take pride in the enthusiastic and
satisfying smacks of our customers. But really, there is no
occasion for the hurry manifested by the gent above in his
answer to the daily dinner bell. We have well cooked meals
enough fer all—andwhether early or late, the same clean
wholesome and appetizing dining service is featured.
If you haven't tried our meals and lunch you should do so
When in Plentywood make it a point to dine here.
An excellent menu every day—and the best pastries, desserts
and coffee to be had.
Our dinners, 50 cents.
Or, if preferred, a lunch of any sise or price.
of it will give her something useful
to do. Then too, if she did have
children some day, and something
should happen to you, there would
always be the book store or her ex
perience from it to fall back on."
"Then too, everybody who's
thing at all is doing something nowa
(fays. Mrs. Satherwaite Greene start*
ed a beauty shop at home and Mrs.
Courtney James has gone
movies, and Mrs. Sterling Vanderveer
and Marjorie Chenoweth are making
a huge success of a hat shop. You
these girls. They all have weil
i ordered homes, and devoted husbands
and they're perfectly lovely too,
"Perhaps, you are right,
was the reply of Curtiss, "hut I
a little provoked at your taking such
a big step in financial matters with
out consulting me."
"Oh, I'm so sorry, but I wanted
this to be a surprise to you."
"Then, it is all right?" responded
It is delightful that it should
e so. Let us go some
thing to eat, all four.
To be sure," was Curtiss's prompt
reply, "I'm about starved,"
With that Thankful and Val went
andjupsairs to get their wraps, and there
was something more than friendli
ness in their manner. Was it pos
"Perhaps, Curtiss later, but just
now 1 am interested in this business,
and really it will be good for me to
have something to fall back on in
case you become sick. Then I would
have to support my children some!
way, won't 1?"
You darling," and he gathered me
in his arms. And so Sally embarked
on her happy career of both business
woman and housewife.
another romance be
ginning there, and so
Val's wife left him ? But what did
it matter? The little French girl
and the Russian had never been truly
in love with each other, and here
were two who would make a lovely
As we were going out, Curtiss sud
denly took me by the arm and said,
"Listen Sallie, I see where this pro
position is going to help out Vladi
mir all right, and so far, it's pretty
good. However, that which Thankful
said a while ago, 'As long as you
have ho children.' makes me think a
little. Do you suppose Sally-.
logically, and you have an inexhaust
ible store of valuable knowledge.
While your talent lies mostly in art,
you also possess considerable execu
tive force. You have a judicial, dis
criminating mind, and you are accu
rate in your judgments. You will
succeed as a broker, banker, lawyer,
judge, minister, artist, writer and mu
Women born during these j
dates excel as authors, painters, mu
sicians, actres.-es, anu decorators. |
John Milton, poet, was born Dec. J
Rev. Anderson, Evangelist, was al- j
so bom Dec. 6.
In selecting your perfumes keep in
mind that the elaborate and ornate
container is not always an indication
that the perfume is of highest grade.
Since perfume is intended to please
the olfactory organ, it is best that
the sense of smell guide in it selec
Here's a delightful perfume you
can make at home yourself—at very
little expense. Mix one-half pint al
coholized extract of rose a»d one-half
About your 0
Things You Should Know
by John Joseph Gaine», M, pJ
My readers doubtless feel that,
all has been said about the nation
al morning beverage, that can be
said. There is an old admonition,
I recall distinctly—'"If you can't
say anything good, say nothing."
Discussing my old friend, I shall
Who has not found relief from
distressing headaches in the amber
cup—especially on extended jour
neys? Ask the soldier on the
strenuous march, or after the hard
fought battle; ask the laborer in
whatever field his endeavor is ex
pended; ask the excursionist, the
vacationist on his camping trip, if
coffee isn't a genuine blesain
Most everybody knows that caf
feine is the alkaloid of coffee—a
heart and nerve stimulant of ex
ceedingly dependable action. The
physician prescribes caffeine with
absolute confidence, in neuralgia
conditions, to offset the depressing
influence of more powerful pain
relievers; there is no more reliable
People that have high blood
pressures from other causes, should
always proceed under the advice of
the capable physician; here, coffee
^ proh [ bited; but , that coffee
. g & cmuM of Wood-pressure,
j eanBOt heifcve; if It were, there
wou id be nothing easier of cure
1 the tension produced by the
drug—simply by abandoning the
cause. I do not believe there is
a habit" any more than I
; fc^eve in a milk habit, or a meat
habit, or a bread habit.
good rule for users. One cup is
quite sufficient for the adult.
Children do not need stimulants.
Mild, black coffee is easier for the
stomach than when creamed and
pint alcoholized extract of tuberose.
Add one wine glass of extract of
vanilla, one wine glass of extract of
t olu, e i gb t drops extract of orange
b i opsom> (Beroli), and four drops ex
tract of almonds,
crea s e the quantity as desired,
wiU have a perfume that is delight
j f^jjy refreshing and agreeable,
A charming custom of older gen-,
| orations was to save fragrant flow-.
J ers and leaves of all kinds, and when
they were thoroughly dried, mix and
j fill thin muslin hags with them. When
placed in a tub of water, a faint,
flower-like perfume is obtained.
Perfume should always be placed
the skin and never on materials,
as it is likelv to stain the material,
Neither should it be placed directly
the hair and scalp, as it does
considerable damage in some cases
and quite often turns the hair grey.
Perfume may be put on the eyebrows
and behind the ears. A drop or two
the lobe of each ear is refreshing
I and lasting.
used, hold it a few inches away, and
j '^Y^/^erfume. toilet water, sachet,
powders and bath salts should alway
Increase or de
When the atomizer is
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