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THE DAILY
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Doing New York.
By LOUISE OLIVER
(Copyright, 1S1G, hy the McClure
Newspaper Syndicate)
i epOM CRAWFORD jingled the
change in his pocket and looked
out at the snow, the first of the
season, lie had much the same thought
now that he hud had when the firs;
yellow buds on the tuaplcs In front of
the house were swelling in the spring.
Why was it that the seasons changed
so 'ast ?"d 'he was still not ent
??gcd to Murtha? Any other chap
would have been married to her long
! ago, but there lie was as uncertain
, in his mind as ever about taking the
' step that would make her his forever.
Tho whole thing amounted to this:
) Tommy was never sure that ho wanted
Martha forever until some other fellow
camo along and threatened to
; carry out the program himself. Thon
he would rise like a gladiator, take
a fail out of the enemy and monopolise
Martha again for a v.hlle always, however.
steering clear of the actual subrr
; ' Ject of marriage, but maintaining a
I proprietorship that lie bad no right to.
"I think." he said, with a Bbrug,
"that I need a change. A week or
two of New York will put new life into
iw me. The girls there have dash ami
stylo that's diverting after a diet of
quiet villago maidens. Even Martha,
pretty as she is, has about as much pep
as milk toast, and although she's sweet
and restful at times, this isn't exactly
the time of year I feel us though I
wanted a sedative. I'll just fix things
up today for a much-needed vacation
and lake the train east tonight."
So he packed up. fixed things at the
office so he could leave, and called
Martha on the phono to say "good-by."
"Isn't It funny," answered Martha,
when she heeard the news. "I was
Just going to call you and tell you the
same thing. I'm going to New York,
i too. Cousin Walter's wife Bent for
me to make them a visit, and I'm
starting tomorrow. Wouldn't he funny 1
If I'd see you thert?" i
Now this was Tummv's cue to say:
"Of course you will, If you give me
your address." But instead he answered
hastily: "Yes, wouldn't It; but I'm j
afraid I won't be so lucky. Every m\ute
will be full to tho limit; business (
must be attended to you know. But
I hope you have a line time, little girl, j
and won't quite forget me while you're
doing society."
His tone was tender, but mentally '
I u? wan registering a sentiment some- ;
\ thing like this: "Poor Martha! Her ;
New York won't be mine. Most like- i
ly she'll be left minding the baby up
in a Harlam flat whilo Cousin Wal- '
tor's wife goes shopping. Hut, anyf
way. what else eould Martha do in a 1
sporty place like New York? She's 1
a misfit there, sure enough, even If
she is the prettiest girl in this little 1
town." 1
And with his mind (Irmly fixed upon 1
the good time he intended to have '
| with Brinton from Albany, whom ho s
wired to meet liim. he boarded tho <
8:80 express and forgot all about Mar- '
tha.
But when he reached the hotel next 1
morning he found a telegram from 1
Brinton saying that he couldn't be '
present at the festivities on nccount'
? 1 X CONFESSIONS
"I often wonder what it is, Margie," ;
said Paula, "that makes a girl fall in j
love. i
"Havelock Ellis states what, in a man 1
appeals to one girl docs not appeal to
another, and adds what in him appeals j
to woman at one age might not appeal I ,
to her at another time in her life. ,
"Sometimes 1 think, Margie, no ,
j^ more flattering compliment can be .
H paid a woman than the one so often
told by men of the world to unsophis- ,
tlcated girls?'You are an angel, to .
mr whose height I am going to climb,' and '
W so on. This, my dear, Margie, is a
theory most men have some time in
their lives, but after marriage 1 have
found most of them want the angel to
become very much of a woman. <
"I keep wondering if it was vanity !
or Btubbornness that kept me from accepting
the clean devotion offered me 1
by Jeff Perrygreen at that time. I 1
"It would have been different if I '
_ had been much in love with my work I
r and had wanted or believed that 1
could make a name tor myself as an l
actress, but even at that time 1 had i
no false ideas on the subject of my <
dramatic talent. I suspected, what 1 (
learned later to be true, that my great <
success in Elga was due to the fact
that I was telling Earnest Lawton i
nightly what 1 really felt in my own i
heart.
"About this time 1 became better acquainted
with Ruth Dayton. She was
much older than I and a splendid actress.
She had one of the saddest faces
I ever saw.
"I don't think she ever spoke to any
of the company unless they spoke to
her, but one night as I rushed off the
stage I inadvertently cut my hand onj
a nail sticking out from a piece of j
scenery. Blood spurted all over my
dress and at the sight of it 1 grew faint
and would have talleu had she not
caught me.
"She succeeded in getting me to my
dressing room, drcssod and bandaged
the hurt and said. "Do you know, my
dear, you are a very reckless little
girl. You never look where you are
going.'
"I glanced up at her quickly, tor
there seemed so much behind that little
sentence.
" 'Suppose,' I answered, 'the way bo:
. fore me always looks pleasant and
easy, whnt then?'
" 'That Is Just tho time 1 would ad
vise, as did tho old Qerman, "Dook a
[eedle oud." My dear girl, I havo been
1?, watching you ever since I Joined the
t company and I have come to the conElusion
that your ImpetuQusness is go.
Ing to gst you Into trouble some day
If you don't w?teh out, You must nav?
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By BETTY BROWN.
This new model, from the studio of
Mme. Allie Bailey, Fashion Ait League
of America, is much simpler and more
elegant than the over-trimmed coats
that were launched upon us earlier in
the season?a hint to us that the graceful
line will be more important than
fussy trimming In the first spring
noats.
of a wedding which happened to be his
awn and that he and his wife were going
south on their honeymoon.
This was a damper because he had
always counted on Brinton to steer
aim around. Brinton knew who everybody
was, the latest stage favorites,
the movio stars, which cabarot was the
most popular at the minute, and the
latest grasp in dances.
However, Tommy had a quality of
:liaracter that had helped to build his
fortune which was never to say die.
So as he had planned to have time
In New York, a time ho would have.
He registered with a flourish, engaged
x $10 room and started in.
He tried to think of what he and
Brinton had done in the mornings on
their last visit to Manhattan; surely
din.. UryJt nnmntki.... * ~ _t.-1-_ 1
.iicjr iiou uuira nuuivkuiug lit cuuHU III
he time. He stood at a window in the
obby watching the crowds hurry past.
iVhat the deuce did every one tind to
io? Where was every ono going in
such a rush? What had he and Brin:on
done mornings before? Then he
remembered. Why, sleep, of courso.
rhey never got to bed until S or 4,
ind they rose at noon. There were
10 mornings. Oh, those were good old
limes!
Well, be hadn't come to New York
rpF A WIFE >: 1
i good hard jolt, I am afraid, before
rou will be able to look life in the faco
ind say, "I do not fear you, for you
lave done your worst.
"Then, Margie, as I was blue and unlappy,
I sat down and told her just
vhat my life had been up to date, and
A'hen I bad finished 1 asked. 'Can it
io anything worse to me than it has i
llready done?'
" 'Yes, dear,' she answered, quietly,
it can take all your ambition, all your
ove of living, all your wish to live out
if you and then it can just keep you on
ixisting without any happiness today
ir hope in the future.'
" 'I would not live under those coniitions,'
1 said, with the conviction of
pouth.
" 'Yes, you would, my dear, if you
ldd others dependent upon you. 1
lave two boys away at school and I
nust find the money for their educa:lon.'
'.'I thought then, Margie, what 1
earned afterward was very true. No
voman works and slaves away day aftir
day, with no hope of joy at some fuure
time, that does not have someone
iependent upon her.
"We are queer creatures, Margie;
ye make sacrifices for others that we
will not make for ourselves."
) well,Tom, wway^s
ofj soor mimo?
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The coat Is made In green Bolivia
clotii and skunk fur trims collar, cuffs
and pockets. The black braid belt
with green leather trimming and novelty
buttons in green and black are
sufficient ornamentation for this coat
with the "military air." The English
hat is black patent leather trimmed
with dark green novelty ribbon.
to sleep, so he sauntered out and ran
into a policeman.
"What's worth seeing?" he asked,
the usual question of the uninitiated.
"Well there's the Metropolitan Museum
and the Bronx Zoo, the Botanical
Gardens and the Aquarium. You
might go to the top of the Woolworth
building or take a boat around the
island, or go down to Coney, though
there ain't much doing doqn there
this time o' year. It you like to skate,
the rinks are open."
But Tommy had turned on his heel.
i rue, ne mm never seen any of tnese
things, but ho hadn't come 500 miles
to sec them this time, either.
The day passed in some way. He
went to the Hippodrome in the afternoon
and the opera in the evening.
Hut "I.o Boheme' bored him and he
left beforo it was over. He picked
a cabaret at random, but he did not
enjoy it. The people were all in twos
or fours. He was the only (/ne alone
and he didn't know a soul. It seemed
to him that every one was working
most mightily to have a good time
What was there about all this fool
nonsense they liked? And the girls!
Last time he had thought them stunning.
but somehow they, too, had
changed. So much paint, so little
skirt, such queer coiffures and lack
of restraint! The cigarette smoking
which had been a bit of daredevilishness
to him beforo had become so prevalent
now that it lacked snap. Then
he went to bod. the first minute he
had enjoyed all day.
But Tommy was game He had
come to New York for a time, so a
time he would have If he died in the
attempt. The next day was a new
round of solitary pleasures, varying little
from the first, and the next was
almost like it.
Then one day as he was walking
along Fifth avenue two women canto
out of a shop and were climbing into
a limousine when one of them criod,
"Why. there's Tommy Crawford. Hello,
Tom!"
And Tommy turned to see Martha
beaming on him delightfully and holding
out her hand. But it was Martha,
this exquisite creature In clothes
which quietly insisted expense.
"Cousin Mary, I want you to meet
Tommy, Mr. Crawford. Come and got
in and drive home with us. won't
you? I'm dying for a talk. I've been
having such a glorious time I'm crazy
to toll some one all about it."
Tommy's lonely heart gave a few
longing thumps. How he wanted to
accept. But he remembered his excuse
of urgent business. "No, thank
you," he drew out his watch. "It's
getting late and I have an appointment.
But I'll ring you up and maybe you
can spare mo a minute again."
Cousin Mary mentioned a night for
dinner, and after considerable reflection
and deliberation Tommy murmured
that she was very kind and he'd cerDOINGS
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VJUS-A-THB FIRST OF I >,ES
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WONDERING How NN "oL1
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tainly do his best to arrange to go,
It was almost a week ahead.
And In the meantime It seemed that
Tommy was due to collide with Martha
and her friends everywhere he
went. In dining rooms, theatres and
restaurants he found htmself fading
into the scenery and making hasty getaways
before bis solitude should be
discovered. But alaways he had time U>
see how far and away superior Martha
was to any girl he had so far seen
in New York Others seemed to think
so too. and Tommy's heart had many
a jealous pang when he saw the number
of men who paid her attention.
Then came the night of the dinner.
Tommy found Cousin Falter's Harlem
flat to be a very pretentious house
near the park, and the affair a state
ceremony large enough to leave his
absence ant! Martha's afterward practically
unnoticed. They had slipped
into the conservatory.
"You'll never guess how lonely I've
been, Martha," confessed Tommy with
a meaning he thought the eirl little
guessed.
"Poor Tommy!" sympathized Martha.
"And I can't have all these fellows
mononpolizlng my girl this way." he
went on. "I love you. Martha. Let's
get married here in New York before
we go home. Don't say you can't care
for me dear." anxiously. "I'm crazy
about you."
And if Martha still hesitated it was
because she had known how it was
front the beginning. And, if she cared
to punish Tommy, now was the time.
But to show how really superior she
was to any other girl we know, she
smiled up at him adorably,' albeit a
trifle mischievously, and said: "Yes,
| I'll marry you, Tommy, if you're not
too busy."
FOR THE GIRL
WHO DANCES
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BY BETTY BROWN
The dance frock hag become almost
a "necessity of life." Here's one that
may be of silk voile or cobwebby lace
?the lines, not the material, give it
distinction.
The model is Delft blue velvet and
champagne color chiffon. The chiffon
is set in small pleats to give the effect
of a pleated waist. The yoke is
elaborately embroidered in metallic
embroidery in half a dozen bright colors.
The velvet forms two panels gathered
in cartridge pleats at the waist
line and falling loose to the hem of
the undergown. The Spanish scarf
is Delft blue.
IJ HEALTH HINTS I
if :
Three diseases of an avoidable or
nearly avoidable nature are respons1
ble for nearly a third of the deaths in
the United States each year.
These are pneumonia, tuberculosis
and heart disease. The first two are
directly avoidable. The third is deferrable
or susceptible or postponement.
Heart disease occurs not only in the
aged, but among adults of middle age
and even among school children. Common
infectious disease of childhoou
are to blame. Although generally re
garded as but mild affections, these
diseases are responsible for a large
proportion of the weakened and InIE
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Feathers, Ostrich,
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Novelties at
Trimmed
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jured circulatory systems in childhood.
High nervous strain which attends
our efforts to keep abreast of modern
progress is a vital factor in causing
heart disease in adult life. Tho tendency
to overeat, excessive drinking
and other excesses dopending upon
our surroundings also figure in the
death toll.
Statistics show that tuberculosis
has decreased 25 per cent, in the last
ten years. It remains the predominating
communicable disease, how
ever. Widespread publicity on the
I methods of prevention of tuberculosis
1b responsible for checking the spread
of this disease. The same results can
be obtained in the case of heart disease
and pneumonia.
Pneumonia is an infectious disease.
Every means should be taken to preserve
the bodily resistance by means
of proper clothing by avoiding undue
exposure and by seeking early medical
attention when once the disease is
contracted.
Colds, grip and other diseases of
the respiratory tract often lead to
pneumonia if neglected.
Latest figures show that 909,000
persons died of heart disease, pneumonia
and tuberculosis in the United
States last year.
HEALTH QUESTIONS ANSWERED.
A. K.: "How can I get rid of a tape
worm?"
Consult a physician and make sure
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his directions.
GEORGETOWN.
Harry Harklcy sold his farm to Jonn
Johnson a few days ago and contemplates
moving to Ohio in the spring.
Sylvester Arnett sold his coal to John
Johnson last week for $90.00 per acre.
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jday Morning, we pla
"rimmed Hats, Untrim
Paradise, Goura, F
Silks, Satins, Flowers
y2 to y3 price!
Hats in the
Table No. 2
Value to $7.5f
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Miss Isa Clark was the guest of Mrs.
I Delia Fisher one afternoon last week.
N. E. Fisher attended the quarterly
! meeting at Morgan's Sunday night and
J reported a fairly good attendance.
Elbert Arnett, of Royal, spent Sun!
day with James Arnett.
N. E. fisher was visiting at I'hilip
I Heck's one day last week.
Mrs. Ida Layman spent Christmas
| with L. N. Youst at Cool Spring.
Mr. Huenig Graves organized a literj
tary society at Osbood Friday night.
Nira Neely, L. Ralphsnyder, Lessia
i Neely, Iris Ralphsnyder attended litertary
at Osgood Friday night.
Mr. Johnson, of Morgantown, Is staying
with George Robey.
Mr. George Robey who some weeks
ago was injured in a fall, still continues
on the sick list.
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mcd Shapes, Fancy
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* alue to $10.00
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scliel. entertained at dlmMT Ortsfnwu f 1
Miss Uelle Morgan, of Georgetownx. /J
Mrs. I'liilip Lowe and children wertN-f ifl
visiting Mr. Musgrave at Fairmont a j
few days ago.
Suede gloves are the glores of th*
i hour. They come in such cheertBl I
colors as pale yellow, tan T*(y I
light brown.
CHICHESTER S PILLS 1
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medicines guaraned
by our label on your
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