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II THE DAILY ||!
[SHORT STORY
f A Question of Dress.
By EARL REED SILVERS
(Copyright. 1916, by tlie McClure
& Newspaper Syndicate)
ggf WISH I could take you over to
I the horse show In New York to*
morrow night " said Jim Chaiuters.
speaking with the frankness of
an engaged young man to his worshipping
financeo. "But I can't. I'm dead
I ?.r~v? ' ' - .
Edythe Merrill sighed resignedly.
"If yon only could," she suggested,
"1 would wear my green taffeta."
"But I can't," Jim looked off Into
t.'tc distance, pondering over the 7/hlra
of fate which had given hlra o three
thousand dollar Income and a four
thousand dollar acquaintanceship.
"How much would the horse show cost
usv" he asked finally.
' About twenty-five dollars," Edythe
looked hopeful.
"Nope! You'd better give up all
hope." Jim smiled whimsically at his
impromptu rhyme. "I've got just ten
dollars to my name, and that has to
last me for three days."
"And my dress Is so pretty," Edythe
sighed.
"Well, why not wear It to the club
tonight!"
"I can't; It's an afternoon dross."
"What's it like?"
Edythe manifested a slight degree of
interest.
"I'll let you see a picture of it it
you care to," she said rising. "It'a
in the April 'Ladles' 8tar.' "
Jim, who had looked at dresses be
fore, finding escape impossible, resigned
himself to his fate.
"Here It Is," explained Edythe, opening
the magazine and indicating one of
three young ladles representing the
very latest in spring styles. "It's of
all-silk chiffon taffeta. The body of
the waist is of taffeta fitted loosely .
over a lining. The back Is made in a
separate panel shirred at the waistline
and brought nrrmnd nvw tbn
1 shoulder# In front In a cape effect. The l
shirred Medici collar of taffeta silk?" <
Jim (axed out of the window and i
wondered If his chum, Dud Chase, was i
having a good time at the golf club, i
"The vest Is of chiffon over shadow ]
lace and Is trimmed with taffeta but- <
tons,' Edythe's voice drone on. "And
?well. Isn't that strange?" ,
"Isn't what strange?" ,
"Why on this very page Is the pat- .
tern for Doris Howards evening dress." (
Jim's eyes opened wide. A picture (
of the country club bazaar as his sis- ,
ter had described it flashed before him. ,
He started to say something, chock- t
ed himself suddenly and assumed an |
attitude of Indifference.
"Which one?" he asked. ,
"The one next to mine. My. but i
It's pretty!"
"Not so pretty as yours. You have
a new hat to go with the dress, hav- J
j?'t.you?"
"Yes! Would you like to see it?"
"All right!' Til be down In a mln- <
ute." i
Edythe hurried up stairs; and as '
soon as she had disappeared, Jim selz- '
ed the magazine she had laid on the '
table and looked long and earnestly 1
at a picture of a dimpled young lady '
in blue satin, covered with silk net
of the same shade. Then, hearing
signs of activity from the room above,
IF>: CONFESSIONS
It is astonishing, little book, how i
"rniicd up" life is. Al! at onco the j
r.!e'.t of Dick's face as lie was dun- i
en?, wl'.lt me brought me around to
the point where j must again, as the t
. homely saying ls? either "fish of cut I
Lalt" ' i
I caught a glimse of myself in one ]
.of the splendid mirrors in the dining
.room. From my enforced confine- ;
. mei^t In the house, my skin had lost 1
til its tan and my neck and face
attack me aB being of a dazzling
wuuaiicaa except wnere il meiiuu hi- I
.o a hesitating roslness of cheekB and
I - k warmer kink of chin and throat.
I sighed, little book, for 1 thought
It was only because 1 was so good to
look at Dick's eyes rested on me with
' such tender and beseeching regard.
H I tried t0 take my mind away from
H the rythmic motion of my feet, to keep
H It clear from the somewhat confused
notion I had of Dick this minute?
Dick who was dancing better than I
had ever known him to dance. Poor
H old Dick, he was so absurd in his egH
otlsm that he was almost lovable.
All at once, little book, I knew l
had been analyzing him, myself and
H - our relation without getting anything
more definite than my own individual
!ty. That was the one thing I had
lucceeded In disentangling from the
duality that goes under the namo of
marriage.
"And they shall all be one flesh,"?
perhaps but can they ever be one splrH
It? It was not coldness or cruelty
that made me think of this.
For here was the crux of the whole
matter. Dick and I had never been
if one spirit, could never be one spirit
When he came to me that memorable
eight before our wedding at my call,
\ lie held the Joy of life in his outstret1
ched hand, and the smile on his face
- caused my throat to swell with sym
pathy.
W Tonight he was here, the same gay
swj nisi* nut, vi.
|1 I MiU OlUUlUfi WJIU U ID UO.UUO
stretched out to me again; the Joy
jf lite he offered me. But my throat
H did ncft swell nor breath come hard.
Instead a queer kind of acquiescence
H ?- teemed to envelope, me
I Wondered why .conjugal love
i. should ebb and flow. Tonight with
Dick's arms about mo, with the mus
I Ic the lights and all the lite about
me?life 1 had been away from so long
| ?I almost felt a recruddo-euco of my
atovc for Dick
i "Aren't you tired, Margie?" Whisp
ired Dick. "Do you know you are
raUnclng better than ever, and j realMr
believe I am not as awkward as
leual."
B "No, dearr I i?m not-tired, and you ,
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FACTORY GIRLS DISCARI
BLOOMERS FOR SA1
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And do you know little hook. I said
his with no animosity at all. In fact!
said it playfully as would have done j
f we had not been married at oil.!
A'aa it going to begin all over again?;
IVas j going to fall in love with Dick'
igain? Was I going to forget all the
hlngs that had come between us? i
'l'o be alive Is very easy. It is only |
ivlng It that is complicated. Am 1.
Margie Wavorly, who have been mar led
almost ten years coming back to
i second love affair with my own hustand?
Does love only mean a casual
;lance or a light touch?
As if in answer to my thoughts.
DIckheld me tighter and said. "Life;
s a Joke isn't it, sweetheart? Just
ivhen you think It Is all unhapplness,!
oy unrolls itself before you."
I shook myself a little in his emtrace
and murmured, "I guess 1 am
ired. Dick. Let's find Mollle and .
"had and go back to the hotel."
"Margie, Margie, if you would only
ilw&ya be as you are tonight. I'd .
never find any excuse to leave you,"
whispered Dick as we were putting
)n our wraps.
It's ;all very exciting, little book, |
sut i still am in doubt It you can call |
it love.
HELEN, I POHY KNOVJ MA
suitable AGE. FOR OUV
BRING Home,so I Bouc
TICKETS FOR A DANCE Al
"THE COLottfAL CLUB ["ITI
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Gins wear bloomers instead of
scheme produces efficiency and is sa
the managor of the firm, who iutroduu
te hastily drew forth a pen-knife and
:ut picture and description of the girl
from the printed page. He Just maniged
to thrust the clipping into his
jocket and close the magazine before
Edythe reappared, radiant In a new
:reatlon of glided straw.
After supper' that evening, before
le took Edythe to the bazaar at the
:ountry club. Jim drew a slip of paper
from hla pocket and consumed
ifteen long minutes in learning, word
tor word, the detailed description of
3 certain evening gown. Reaching
:he club, he wandered around with
teeming almlessness, gradually drawing
his companion toward a certain
inte-room. ovor the door of which were
emblazoned the words, "The Great
Dress Description Contest."
"What's this. I wonder." he said inlifferently,
having piloted Edythe tbj
he scene of his proposed activity.
"It's a guessing contest," the girl
txplained. "Doris Howard has on her
new evening dress. Any man who
hinks h'o knows anything ubout dress's
is given five minutes in which to i
write a description of it. The one'
vho writes the best description wins j
he prize of twenty-five dollars.
"How much does it cost to try?"
"Three dollars."
"I ought to know a lot about dresses, j
> OF A WIFE^n
1
ire dancing so well 1 almost think |
ton have been practicing while I was
11."
"OR W
) SKIRTS FOR I
?ETY AND EFFICIENCY!
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rklrts in a big New York bakery. The
fer than tho .cumbersome skirt, sayb
ed tho idea.
hearing you describe yours all tho
time." said Jim thoughtfully. "I guess
I'll take a chance."
He entered the room and was seated
at a table with paper and pencil before
him.
"Describe the dress and sign your
name to the description," a pleasant
voice advised him. "You're given five
mlnntpti "
Jim glanced at Doris Howard, who
was standing on a slightly raised platform
at the far end of the room. He
scowled.
"That dress Isn't blue." he muttered.
"But I guess she must have Just changed
the color."
So, smiling confidently, he set to
work.
"This beautiful evening gown is of
pink satin, silk net of the same shade
and maize silk not bordered with gold
spangles," ho wrote. "The wide girdle
and pointed skirt sections of satin '
are mounted over a lining-foundation !
while the top of the bodice and sleeve j
sections are of gold net joined withe
the spangled guimpc. The skirt has a I
foundation of messaline. finished at the I
bottom with a flounce of lace."
His description finished, he rejoined !
Edythe outside.
They wandered about from booth to i
booth, chatting happily until midnight J
arrived, when the various prizes were i
awarded.
"The great dress description con-^
test." the president of the club an-;
notinced, drew torth many responses.
but by far the best description was
given by our well-known fellow-club-1
T.i-jn \r?- ti ? '-i--1...Ti-u t
was a masterpiece." lie paused.
Jim smiled broadly.
"What did 1 tell you?" he whispered
to Etlyllte. "You can wear your now
dress after all."
"Bat." the president continued, "al-j
though Mr. Chambers's description1
was a wonder, he described the wrong j
dress. Miss UowartVs creation, the la-!
dies Inform me. is of deep rose-colored i
taffeta and pale pink chiffon cloth,
while the dross described by Mr.'
Chambers was of satin, covored with
silk net and bordered with gold spangles.
Therefore, while we feel that
Mr. Chambers should receive honorable
mention, the prize niUBt go to Mr.
Harold Janeway. whose description,
although loss flowery, was more exact."
When he had pnrtly recovered from
the shock Jim drew Edytho to one
corner of the room.
"Didn't you tell me this was Dorlr.
Howard's dress?" he asked, indicating
the crumbled piece of paper he had
drawn from his pocket.
Edythe glancing at it, burst Into a
stifled roar of laughter.
"You foolish, foolish boy." she said,
when she could control herself. "That
isn't the one; you cut out the wrong
picture and description. The right one
was 011 tlio other side of my dress."
"Well. I'll be Jlesered!" Jim looked |
DONGS OF THE
nv votwg msn a l" ~1| om.ouvia;
1a that 1 cam tahfb us "b i
iHITSQWB *rH>cotow<
-WW,*the
picture of dejection end the girl
placed her hand lmpulitveljr on bis
arm.
"Never mind," she said softly. "I
didn't want to go to the horse show,
anyhow."
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H1IN 1 S
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Fresh air is the best tonic in the
world (or tired nerves.
The curing properties are even greater
If sunshine can be obtained at the
same time.
liui a daily walk in the open air will
not build up the constitution if wo
come back to badly ventilated houses.
We have to get the fresh air in our
homes, also.
There aro some dwellings in whlcb
the air always feels bad. The doors
and windows are kept closed. The
whole house is filled with the accumulated
poison from tho lungs of those
who have lived beneath Its roof.
Rooms of this kind are responsible
for many cases of common colds. They
are the breeding places of grip and
pneumonia. Many cases of asthma
aro also the result of a bad atmosphere.
Open windows promote health.
Many people complain they can
scarcely wakp-up in the morning, or
that they arise with a headache. This
is the result of poor ventilation in the
sleeping room.
Become a fresh air crank even at
lint rial' nf Hoi n cr slialilro'l Do??n? ?
- >' V. MVIUQ uioiinr.M. AJGllGI d j
fresh air crank than a hot-house invalid.
Avoid largo crowds in closed or poorly
ventilated rooms. Not only docs
the had air lower your resistance, but
you arc in danger of catching disease
from others.
Don't ride in a crowded street car
when only going a short distance.
Walk.
Keep the windows of your bedrooms
open day aud night, even In the
middle of winter. You cannot overdose
yourself with fresh air and disease
Cannot endure it.
METZ ITEMS.
Mrs. James Grey was visiting at
Cameron over Sunday.
Mrs. William Blodaett. of Mannlnc
ton. was visiting at this place recently
Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Campbell bave
returned from a visit at Fairmont.
Misses Birdie Forrell and Gall Grant
of Fairmont, were visiting Mr. and
Mrs. H. C. Ferrell the past week.
Arlie Hlbbs and family have moved
BABY'S BONNET
By BETTY BROWN
And now. little Miss Vanity, hold
your head just so, until Dame Fashion
puts on your newest bonnet.
It Is made of ribbed silk with In
Dciiiuu ul vai mce auu ine upnnnng
ruffles are also of val. It Is all la
white, even the ribbon streamers.
The wee slippers arc pale blue ribbed
silk and the slipper case matches
them in color. . A famous man-milliner
In Paris designed these dainty
things.
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BY BETTY BROWN.
Baby's basket must have a pretty
coverlet, something to remind us that
h:ihv hnnflne line luut nrrlvod from
Wabyland. and who has more right to
appear on baby's coverlet than Mr.
Stork? A pretty "stork" edge for the
tiny basket sheet Is made with one
spool of Richardson's R. M. C. Cordonnct
Speca.1 No. 50.
To those who want to crochet the
coverlet the following formula will
be useful. Make 71 oh sts.
ECONOMY IN USE
By BIDDY BYE.
Canned fish is commonly "prepared"
by turning from the tin to the
platter. Obviously, fastidious persons
fail to find it appetizing in this form.
The economical rook can increase the
quantity of a fish dish as well as its
attractiveness by taking a little pains
to follow now reclnes.
Salmon Loaf.
Mix one ran or salmon with 2 beaton
eggs anil 4 heaping tablespoonfuls
tread crumbs. UBing a silver fork. Season
with 2 tablespoonfuls butter, and
salt and pepper. Pack In a buttered
baking dish and bake 46 minutes.
Serve with an egg sauce, or garnish
with slices of lemou and cucumber
pickles.
Tuna Fish With Rlee.
Heat one can of tuna fish tn boiling
water before It la opened. Boll one
cup of rice. Thicken one cupful of
milk with 2 tablespoonfuls of butter
from Dent's Run to this place.
Lawrence McConnell has returned
home from a visit to Pittsburgh.
Andy Church, of Hundred, was calling
at the home of E. L. Martin recently
Willie Martin has returned to his
work in Pittsburgh.
Mr. and Mrs. S. Shackleford, of
Burttown Hill, were calling on the latter's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Campbell,
over Sunday.
Lawrence Campbell, of Pittsburgh,
spent Xmas with his family at this
place.
Miss Esther Martin returned to
Pittsburgh after spending the past
week at her home here.
A. P. Haught. of Wadestown, was
a business visitor here Friday.
Mrs. J. B. Campbell has returned
from a visit to Farmington.
William Chowen. of Pittsburgh,
spent Xmas with Mr. and Mrs. Lawrenco
Campbell.
WilUam Haught, of Cameron, was
in this place Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. George Curman, of
HEARTS TREATED FREE
By Dr. Franklin Miles, the Great
Specialist, Who Sends a $2.50
Trial Treatment, Free.
To prove the remarkable effects of
hiB Special Personal Treatment for
heart disease, short breath, pain in
side, shoulder or arm. oppression, irregular
pulse, palpitation, smothering,
puffing of ankles or dropsy, he has
found that nerve, head, stomach, bowel,
kidney, and rheumatic symptoms
frequently complicate these cases, Dr.
Miles will send to afflicted persons a
$2.50 Free Treatment. Bad cases usually
soon relieved. '
These treatments are the result of
30 years' extensive research and remarkable
success in treating various
ailments of the head, heart, nerves,
etomach and bowels, which often
complicate each case.
Send for Remarkable Reports of
Cures.
So unusual are the results that he
wishes every sick person to test this
famous treatment at his expense. Afflicted
persons should avail themselves
of this liberal offer, as they may
never again have such an opportunity.
Delays are dangerous. No death
comes more suddenly than that from
heart disease.
Send at once for Free Book. Examination
Chart, Advice and Free Trial
Treatment Describe your disease.
Address, Dr. Franklin Miles. Dept. H,
1124 to 1134 Franklin St., Elkhart, Ind.
CENT, ABSOLUTELY!)?E
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i Repeat for three rows more.
Fifth Row: 10 sp, 2 gr. 10 ?p, 5ch
I sts. turn.
I Sixth Row: 6 ?p. 1 gr, 5 sp, S ch sts,;
turn.
i Eighth Row: 4 sp, 3 gr. 1 sp. 5 gr. 2
j sp, 1 gr, ti sp, 5 ch sts. turn.
Ninth Row: 7 sp, 1 gr, 0 sp, 1 gr, i
,7 sp. 5 ch sts, turn.
Tenth Row : 4 sp. 3 gr, 1 sp, 3 gr. 2
sp. 2 gr. 7 sp. 5 < h sts, turn.
Eleventh Row: 8 sp, 1 gr. 3 sp. 2 gr,,
OF CANNED GOODS.
I rubbed into 2 tablcspoonfuls of flour.
Remove the hot fish from the can ami
I place In thn center of a platter, surj
round it with the hollcd rlec and pour
' the white sauce over the fish. Garnish |
I with celery, parsley, hard boiled eggs,
I or olives.
Lobster Chowder.
| Mix one largo can lobster with 2
cooked potatoes cut In dice. 2 slices
salt pork cut in squares. 1 slice onion,
and 1 cupful cold water. Boil 5 minutes.
add 4 cupfuls milk, season w-Tth
salt and paprika, thicken with 2 table I
spoonfuls of butter rubbed into 3 tablespoonfuls
of flour and add 4 or G split
crackers before serving.
Sardine Sandwiches.
Removo the skin and bones from
sardines. Rub the yolks of 3 hard boiled
eggs to a paste with the fish. Season
with lemon Juice, salt and cayenne
pepper, and moUten with olive oil.
Spread on lettuce leaves between thin
slices of buttered bread.
East Liverpool, Ohio, were visiting
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Ferrell.
Keeps Her
In 1
DR. CALDWELL'S SYRUP PEPSIN
THE FAMILY LAXATIVE FOR
MANY YEARS.
Mrs. Aug. Doellefold of Carlyle, Hire.;
:ntly wrote to Dr. Caldwell at Monticello,
111., that she has used Dr. Caldwell's
Syrup Pepsin In her home for a
number of years, and would not be
without It, as with It sho has been
able to keep her four children In perfect
health.
Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin Is a
combination of simple laxative herbs
with pepsin that acts on the bowels
in an easy, natural way, and regulates
the action of this most Important
fitnnfl/tn KTnnrl.f nil tL?
? UI1V.IIUU. A wail J ail IUC DI^MICOO IU
which children are subject Is traceable
to bowel Inaction, and a mild, dependable
laxative such as Dr. Caldwell's
Syrup Pepsin should have a
place In every family medicine chest.
It Is pleasant to the taste and children
like It. and take It readily, while It Is
equally effective for adults.
Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin is sold
In drug stores everywhere for fifty
cents a bottle. To avoid Imitations
and ineffective substitutes be sure
you get Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin.
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Twelfth Row: ? bp, 1 gr, 1 up. 1 rr.
1" sp. 5 ch sts. turn repeat lit row (or
throe rows, then start the stork and
continue as shown above.
When completed baste carefully,
leaving a narrow space above the ham.
Cut the material from the back and
make a small hem. A baby towel to
mutch may be made by omitting thr
storks and babies from each side,
making the flower, then baby, then
the flowor again.
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adding them up and down and cros*
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has one of the finest beaches in the
world, to any one (white race) solving
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expenses. Sand your solution with 4C
in postage for copy of prospectus to
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206 North Calvert Street.
Baltimore, Md.
Idren 1
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See that a facsimile of Dr. Caldwellsignature
and hta portrait appear ot
the yellow carton In which the bottle
la packed. A trial bottle, free of
charge can be obtained by writing to
Dr. W. B. Caldwell, 455 Washington
St., Montlcello, 111. jfl
The four elements of sucisful
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