OCR Interpretation

The West Virginian. [volume] (Fairmont, W. Va.) 1914-1974, February 15, 1917, Image 5

Image and text provided by West Virginia University

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86072054/1917-02-15/ed-1/seq-5/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for PAGE 5

h " !Z
i A I
Across the Way.
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
"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
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
"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.
"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
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
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."
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
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
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
"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
lUfi I WR? -30RE Ij NES >T VW
1 ***** HEW
J?\ -^1 A(^60IKl6
' I _ ,:l3i V
3MEN .
^^ fes===?.
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
"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'?"
10 beat high cost;
New Vegetables Expected
to Help Solve Housewifes
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
mSvS star'sj|
To foaM <WTE APfcAceJI
rnwinHr mil
;N1NG, FEBRUARY 15, 19'
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
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
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
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
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.
S ISjfj/ p4RW
- - ^^ w?11
from the Puritan age
are responsible for this
new note so evident in
Each week we will show
new and exclusive models
direct from GAGE'S.
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!
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
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.
Otwcs j| STOP WweR
' HO?j "
BM OF/ J , % f _f
W? \ ^
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. ,
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. KHaukvobth.
1001 Cabell Street
The mighty restorative power of
Doctor I'lerte's Favorite Piufiadptlou
speedily causes all womanly troubles
to disappear?compels' the one us u
properly perform their natural functions,
corrects djsplacbmehlh,' over
comes Irregularities removes J'tiiu end
misery nt certain times and bring? "
back health aud strength to nervous,
Irritable and exhausted womeu.
What l.toctor Pierce's Favorite F:vKrlptli-n
lias done for thoWiaJids 11
will do Cor you. Get It thU'fift day
from tiny medicine dealer, lu either
liquid or tablet form or send .V Oantr
T^rr^Tcrre^urauciB' ?toceit; Buffilt)
s. Y? for trial box of tablet*.
Questions of fi'ctf?Aro foil? au<".
proiiorly answered tu Tie' re-jpfe'i
Common Senac Medical A lviaer, bj ifi
II. V 1'ieroe, M. D. It contains tin
knowledge a young man or woman, wi'>
or daughter should have. 1008 page?
with rolor pistes, and bound in cloth,
By mail, prepaid?on ucelpt of 3 diuiet
or stamps.
our Druggist! 1
sold Dr. King's i\ew |1
scovery for couehs and SS
ds since i the day he
ened his own store? 1
d before that, when N
was clerking for his "old I
is" he made satisfied cut* I
lers whence sold Dr.King's j|
it has been the standard ft
preparation for bronchial
affections i for nearly 50 H
Those who have used it I
longest are its best friends 9j
It gives grateful relief in stub* H
torn coughs and colds. Try it
E Mot) A<?E,V<H#i. 1
tataTAMT - WlW rTHE
' fT'jJ UKETH& J

xml | txt