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i A I 1 THE DAILY I f SHORTSTORY Across the Way. By 8USAN E. CLAGETT tCopyrlKht. 1917. hv h.p M.rin " Newspaper Syndicate) THE cottage sat somewhat back from the road and across from a old-fashioned house, the very homeliness of which suggested comfort The girl leaning on-the gate leading to the cottage looked from the one to the other and nodded her head with satisfaction. "It will do, If I can only make the others see U," she thought. "Even if the roof leaks there must be one or two of the rooms that are habitable pnd the plgce will be a riot of beauty when tbp Jtno roses are in bloom. Who will care then for broken windows and sagging doors? However. I see its possibilities because I so desire It, The place Is really forlorn." "Stick to the possibilities." a pleasant volee said behind her. "When tHo weeds aro cut and a few nails are driven into missing palings you will no! know It." The girl turned with a start, hor eyes cold. She had not realised she had spoken aloud. "It does look uncared for." the man continued, critically examining the cottage and its surroundings, "but 1 knowit s possibilities. If you wish, I will $6 have U put in ordor at once." % "Are you the owner?" *<? waft born hpri* Q#???*??r? ~ W. wv UI1QO HUM VfllTJ fiets the years pass without coming back. 1 have always meant to come, but, never did. I think." he said reflectively, "that I have been waitiug for just this." He turned and lo>ked at her for the first time. "You are a bRinger to the place." She nodded toward the big house actoss the way. "Iamvlaltlngfrier.de, but I would like to remain all summer It the cottage is practicable." . "It will be ready when you are I roady?and that will be?" he ended (Inquiringly. She laughed delightedly. "Are you the maker of dreams come true that you so easily say "it will be ready?" t would move In tonight If that were possible." "Dreams?" "Why not? When one has been a cliff dweller for fm ? ?nw jwwio tuia alLHV, 4 weather-beaten cottage, with Its ciamb I erlug Tines and clumps of snowballs and mock oranges and lilacs like the ' ij; entrance to paradise." At tbe dinner table that night she .told of what she had done. Margaret Alden listened with troubled face. "How could you. Nan?" she said at last. "You know how we want you with US." HdMliu "I know," Nan answered soberly, "but 1 must lead my own life. Marrgarct. Over there will be home, across | the way will be you, my dearest friends, to call upon when?" "Did he say what brought him?" ITom Alden interrupted. "Who?" "The doctor?your prospective landlord." Then he chuckled. "I saw him in Washington ten days ago. I wonder?yes, I did tell him you were staying with us. He seemed interested." "Why, I never before saw the man." "Perhaps he has seen you, and. Man. when once seen some women are not forgotten." J*7e regarded him thoughtfully. "It ia surprising," she said at last, "how CONFESSION, I can't help wondering, little book, ' at the peculiar antlca of fate in keeping Dick and Malcolm Stuart apart. I think, however, both men have helped the mnttor along. 1 don't believe either wishes to meet the other. Dtok has no Idea of the extent of Malcolm's and my friendship. While I was 111 I kept Malcolm's letters from a;;.' everybody simply because 1 warned to Tsr have a little allcc of life for my own ' delectation. ? >, S \ Malcolm's letters gave me something to think about and I was like a child who was afraid If she told some, of j. her fanciful Ideas to others they would be rudely shattered and she would be told there was no such thing as fairies. When Malcolm Stuart returned and ' In my heart 1 knew he hed sent Dr. Virot to me. I could not tell anybody about our intimate understanding. One thing has been proven to me by it, however, and that is there is Buch a thing as platonio fripndslhp? a very *' beautiful sympathetic relationship in feC; which there Is not a hint of sexual attraction. 1 am quite sure, little book,' that 1 , embody for Malcolm Stuart some of ( I tho family ties and family relations he 1 has mlstcil?a relation contented by a similar longing to get to the root of Q.*s riiltin. fn nrnhfi tn tho vorrr hnttnm r?P ' that undercurrent of which the lndl; vidual seldom speaks. I have oome to the conclusion that y. bo matter how high yon set your ideals there Is always a hankering for ; the physical. Men?most men?hardly recognise this In themselves and they would think they had committed the unpardonable sin against the an? dent order of chivalry If they talked of it when the name of woman was Bg&.; mentioned. / But, although perhaps only those geniuses who are able to give a message of sympathy to understanding seem to know it, the fact remains that nature has played a joke upon us all. Galsworthy, who perhaps more than . any other modem author, baa reached \VW. down Into the soul of humanity, says, |^R "there ts no getting out of It?a malad/ justed animal, civilized man." Malcolm Stuart has seemed to sense I this and though he doesn't say it as well as Galsworthy, he Is the only person in nil this wnrld who has made me r feel he knows and understands my ' almost incoherent longings. He knows, as does Galsworthy, that [ while life may hold moment* with that quality of beauty, of unbidden flying rapture, the trouble Is they last no longer than the span of a cloud's > sufhtovci the auu. Then are as fleei ? >AGE F HOKUS POKU A changeable skirt which can be worn on the street and converted Into a comfortable skating costume on the Ice Is the newest skating fad. The skirt Is tho design of Miss Ida Schnall who got tho idea of the gown from the anxiety to avoid delay and trouble in changing costumes when going on the ice. She is shown in the pictures above, at left, wearing the skirt as she enters the rink; at right, during the change, and center, after the change. The skirt is fastened down the side by snaps. To change, it is drawn around to the front, unsnapped and each side is fastened around the legs by snaps, converting the skirt into a pair of pantaloons. very silly a really clever man cari'be at times." II She had been in her home a month when the accident occurred that materially altered her outlook upon life. Up to that time she hud been absorLcd In her work as an IllUBtrator and had succeeded beyond her utmost expectations. Then she seemingly Impossible happened. She roll and broke her right arm and wrist?slipped upon the topmost step of the little stairway and fell to the bottom. Her mammy found her, a crumbled bevp on the floor, and picked her up as Wallace Irwin knocked ut tho open S OF A W1FE~^~] | tag as one of the glimmering golden j visions one has of the soul in nature, ! glimpses of Its remote and brooding i spirit. Little book, why it Is that I hold my : hands out to Dick?every nerve In my ' body, every cell in my brain, every ] beat of my heart, clamoring to be uu' derstood?only to find 1 am speaking I in a language that, trv as he mav. he cannot understand ? With all this, why does the touch ot Dick's hand on my shoulder still thrill me? Only for a short time was 1 impervious to that peculiar magnetism that Dick's presence always exerts over me. Struggle against It as I may? and know now I have struggled against i It always?when Dick comes into the ' room the primitive speaks and 1 know be is my man. On tho other hand, all tliut is cultivated through the thousands of years, all that speaks through me in the words of the exquisitely Greek chorus of "the apple-tree, the singing and the gold," finds resting place In tho understanding of Malcolm Stuart. Little book, am ? different from other women, other meu. all humanity? 11 think not, for I still subscrlbo to uaiswoniiy. we arc yet only wai-? adjusted animals. \ i met m(?ijortes com i from the press makfc /t&pas and she hap just ordered eiwl new presses f-pu & - . v IE WEST VIRGINIAN?FA OR W< S AND SKIRT BECOMES ! door. The old colored woman looked i at him distractedly. "I don't know what ter do lo' rnah 111 white baby, mah honey chll'. Miss Mar'grlt hab gono crway an' I don' know what ter do." II; did not hesitate. With slt'.Ulul fingers and a sure knowledge as to ?'--a Wo * a ' ' winiL uu wub unuiu uc niaue me gin | comfortable. As ho put the finishing touches to the bandages she opened her eyes and looked stranght into the keen gray ones above her. Eveu in her pain their expression puzzled her. Sho had seen that look in the eyes of other meu, but that it should be in Wallace Irwin's caused her wonderment and annoyance. She had met him hut once since she had told him she would take the house. And now? He held her eyes steadily until a slow, painful flush erimsonod her face and she moved restlessly. "I don't know you." she said, resentfully. "Not yet." he returned whimsically, "but from now on 1 devote myself to furthering acquaintance." "No. 1?have?my?work?to?do. There?will?be?no?time." She tried to sieudy her voice, failed, and, to her shauie, hegan to cry. l'"or a moment ho stood looking down upon her, then turned and left the house. She refused to go to the Aldcus when they begged her to come to them, refused with a stubbornness she could not explain except by the oft-repeated assertion: "This Is my home and mammy can take care of inc as she has done all t?iv liffl" Tint iho.. m??J1 U4J iltv. uuv IUWJ JJII OLOl>-U II I 11 li Wallaco Irwin told them to leave her in peace. If he explained gratitude for his interference he watt disappointed. Nan drew more within herself and he knew her reserve was duo to his one moment of self-betrayal. Thereafter lie was on his guard, but being a man of swift action he could not long tolerate delay, and a few days after the accidont be demanded her attention: "Why did you run away from me two years ago. Nan?" "Run away? Why should I?" She hesitated, looking at him oddly. "Is it really you? 1 did not know it." "1 have searched for you everywhere," lie answered gravely. "That was unnecessary." Her eyes flashed. "Undo Dick had no right to uibku uie u party 10 sucn a win?l> parcel ine out as he did his stocks and bonds. 1 preferred to make my own living, as 1 have done." "True. But ho did leave you to mo with the stocks and bonds und it was up to me to find you." Her glance was curious. "Wore you plcused to have u wife thrust upon DOINGS OF 1 lUfi I WR? -30RE Ij NES >T VW 1 ***** HEW J?\ -^1 A(^60IKl6 ' I _ ,:l3i V IRMONT, THURSDAY EVE 3MEN . SKATING TOGS I ! I ^^ fes===?. B L L you In bo arbitrary a manner?to be forced to marry a girl, a stranger, because of the kuowledge she would bo penniless it you did not?" He laughed. "I had seen you several times and the venture did not look undesirable. But you gave me no ccanco to make good. That was unlair. As for the money, I don't want it, but I do want you. I want the opportunity to make you care. Will you give it to me?" She hesitated long bofore she re piled and then it was with visible reluctance: , "If I did not feel like a bund.e of gold certificates, I?perhaps t" "Damn the money" he said roughly. "1 can take care of you without it. But you are a little mixed. The certificates wore mino and I turned them over to the trustees the morning I met you here. I knew you would not come to me as long as I held them. I Now will you givo rao any chance?" ii tuu iv?uv noin it, one answerod slowly. "I think I am slad to give it." "Vou dear," he said tinder his breath us he leaned forward. Then they both llailgheri. for they hoard mammy any: *Fo' the land's snke, what am de doctor doin' tor mah honey chll'?" somFnewIishes 10 beat high cost; / New Vegetables Expected to Help Solve Housewifes Problem. I WASHINGTON, Feb. 15.?On the theory that the war may make the high cost of Itviug even higher the government in going in search of cheap foods. "Poverty soup," dog-fish saute, chayote salad, dasheen crips, American SwIsb cheese and alfalfa clgafetteB are suggestions offorod by the Agricultural department. <Assistant Secretary Carl Vrooman is giving special atttontlon to this line of activity. Last Saturday he gave a demonstration of what could be done in the offices devoted to home economics. He had provided this menu, and his assistants were on hand to sorve it and answer questions: "Poverty soup." for instance,?and it 1b also called Waste Products Soup ?is one of the most nutritious foods fHE DUFFS?(GEE! BUT T mSvS star'sj| To foaM <WTE APfcAceJI rnwinHr mil ;N1NG, FEBRUARY 15, 19' AND T for tbe money that can be deviled. |] Mere is the recipe:. One quart of skim ) milk; one slice of stale bread (one ounce); two ounces outer leaves of lettuce (a vegetable rich In iron); a few celery tips or a thin slice of onion; salt aud pepper. Chop the vegetables finely. The bread may be chopped with tbe vegetables. Cook the finely chopped psogetables in tbe milk in a double holler for about twenty minutes. Season. What Mr. Vrooman and his assls-' tants served, as made from tbis pre- j WorfnHnn trniiDl h>VA antUfloyi Vow ' Willard epicure. The chayote (pronounced chi-O-tay)' is a new kind of wintce vegetable : wbieh can be produced very cheaply' and will be popular when it is better known. It is native in Central America and is now being grown in the Southern States, it can be creamed j (Mr. Vrooman served it creamed) pickled or made into sulad, something as the alligator pear is treated. Also it is made into fritters and is added to stews. The princapal grocery store in Wash ington recently announced the sale of the very last of Its imported Swiss cheese at 75 cents'a pound. The normal price is 30 cents. Hence the government's eugemess to teach American cheese makers to make Swiss cheese. How to make the holes in the Swiss type cheese?that was the problem. On the holes depends the flavor and character of the cheese and the cause of the holes was the foreign secret. But it is a secret no longer. Mr. Vrooman introduced his cheese man, Mr. Rogers, who passed around the "American Swiss." The holes and the cheese were as fine as any from across the water, and it was made of milk from the government's dairy at Bcltsvlllc, Md? in the food labaratory of the Agricultural department. Also there were American Roquefort. coat milk cheese, cream eheesc and camembert. The latter has been on the market for some time, and some Swiss has been made In the Wisconsin cheese district; but hitherto it has not been possible to get the article outside the limited Wisconsin district. The dog-fish which Is being introduced is also known as grayfisli, which for a long time was regarded as noneedible and was looked upon by all fishormen as a pest because it broke nets and ate the bait Now it is being canned and is found a good substitute for salmon at about half the price. The dasheen is an easily grown substitute for tlie sweet potato aud is very palatablo when cut iuto thin chips and fried in hot fat. It, too, can be grown in tbc southern states. The secretary had at his party samples of syrup made of the leavings of apples and sugar beets after making cider and sugar, Served on rice cakes it would do quite as well as maple syrup and the cost is abcut one-tenth. < The "alfalfa cigarette" number or. the program is not a joke. Mr. Vrooman passed cigarettes which looked just AT ONCE! STOPS STOMACH MISERY AND INDIGESTION "RAPE'S DIAPEPSIN" MAKES SICK, SOUR, GASSY STOMACHS FEEL FINE. 1)g some foods you cat liit back? taste good, but work badly; ferment into acids and cause a sick, sour, gassy stomach? Now, Mr. and Mrs. Dyspeptic. jot this down: Papa's Dlapepsiu helps neutralize the excessive acids in the stomach so your food won't sour and upset you. There never was anything so safely quick, so certainly effective. No difference how badly your stomach Is upset you usually get happy relief In five minutes, but what pleases you most Is that it helps to regulate your stomach so you can eat your favorite foodB without fear. Most remedies give you relief sometimes?they are slow, but not sure. "Pape's Diapepsln" is positive in neutralizing the acidity, so the misery won't come back very quickly. You feel different as soon as "Pape's Dlapepsin" comes in contact with tho stomach?distress Just vanishes?your stomach gets sweet, no gusos, no belching, no eructations of undigested food, your head clears and you feel fine. Go nfav, and make the best investment you ever made by getting a large fifty cent case ot Pape's Dlapepsin from any drug store. You realize In Ave minutes how needless it is to suffer from indigestion, dyspepsia, or any stomach disorder due to acid fermentation. OM IS A CLEVER GUY.)?] I WISH I HAD A tor OF NEW Cll AND WAS <SotbW To PALM DMCH Sfiti rriSARKVIAR GARW5H U EPEN TOWN THEffi S ISjfj/ p4RW - - ^^ w?11 HE HO INSPIRATIONS from the Puritan age are responsible for this new note so evident in ANTONINE GAGE Each week we will show new and exclusive models direct from GAGE'S. (9Mjt ?Lu* like the ordinary cigarette of commerce which was made entirely of al-1 falfa. it lacks the nicotine. Also it! lacks the tobacco taste, but It has a! taste all Its own and for a smoker who smokes for sociable pirrposes would be a perfectly good substitute for tobacco. Alfalfa. Is, by the way, one of the chief constituents of otic of the Tobacco Trust's most popular brum] of the "makings." Meantime the Federal Trade Commission has received n letter from the President instructing that body to institute an inquiry at once to determine whether any of the high food prices are caused by illegal combinations in restraint of trade. So maybe?but wby hope! QUIET DELL W. J. Vincent was trailing at S. H. Linn's Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Marion Rudy were visiting relatives at Fnirmont Saturday and Sunday. Mrs. Thomas Vangllder of Goose Creek wore calling on Mrs. W. H. Rudy one day last week. James Cielland and daughter WilTHE WEARY WAY i Daily Becoming Less Wearisome to Many in Fairmont. With a back that aches all day, With rest disturbed A night. Annoying urinary disorders, 'Tis a wearv wav. indeed. Doan's Kidney Pills are especially lor kidney trouble. Are endorsed ny Fairmont women. Mrs. S. J. Walker, 42S Adams street, Fairmont, says: "Doing a dressmaker (or years no doubt brought on rheumatic pains and .soreness over my hips. The kidney secretions wen; In bad shape and my kidneys wore irregular in action. I didn't get much sleep and in the morning felt stiff ami lame., I got Doan's Kidney Pills at Crane's Drug store and they cured me." Price 50c at all dealers. Don't sim- i ply ask for a kidney remedy?get I Doan's Kidney Pills?the same that cured Mrs. Walker. Foster-Milburn Co., Props., Buffalo, N". V. t ton BY ALLMAN. Otwcs j| STOP WweR THEY WISH IS IMCOl OF J AU. ' HO?j " BM OF/ J , % f _f W? \ ^ SI' SSJJ ^ f PAGE 8 ^ ME 1 ????i?a " ?' ma or Powell was the guest of J4r and Mrs. Item Rudv. John Uudy was calling on bis daua'i ter Mrs. S. X. Linn Sunday. Mrs. J. D. Henderson and Miss Mai snrot Vincent was the- guaat of Mr* Pernioila Farrell on Orassr Run om day last week. Albert Xeel and Marin Rudy ?t' calling at Mrs. Henderson's Friday. Homer Jones called at Rem Rudy : Sunday. , MANY WEST VA. MOTHERS CAN SAY THE SAME. Northview. \V. Va,?"J wed Tavorlto Prescription to build up on ami to carry uo through when la daUctta way. rt was just what I needed and I was well satisfied. It put me in good shaite and overcame the unpleasant feature*. I have given It lo my dnugbter. She Is weekly end baa trouble peculiar to women. U lu? boon very good in this oeee. It helped her to get stronger after fever. 11 overcame ike weaknoas and built her ui> wonderfnlly. -1 am tiad to recommend this remedy."?Mil. flUlM Taakington, Hamll Avenue.' . * ' I.ynahburg, Va.?"I am familial with Dr. Pierce's remedies as we fcgv? used 'Favorite Prescription/ -Mr Wifa has found It a most valuable medleine fot women. She had been benefited and was well satisfied with It, so we cheerfully recommend it,"?Mi. C. 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