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THE DAILY
SHORT STORY
Mr. Charles's Washing.
By LOUISE OLIVER.
(Copyright, 1917, by the McClure
Newspaper Syndicate.!,
JANE, rounding a comer in her roadster?a
very muddy corner and full
of puddles?heard a'little boy yell.
, jwi hi nrsi ner ncan stoou sun tor
be thought she had run over him. but
on coming to a sudden stop and looking
back through the curtains Bho saw
little boy very much alive, jumping
up and down like a angy little Jack-lnthe
box and shaking a grimy fist in
lier direction. Beside him on a small
Wagon was a wash basket full of clothes
and she was not too far away to see
the omnious black spots all over the
snowy white cover.
"Just look what she done!" ho cried
to a sympathetic crowd. "She splashed
mud all over Ma's washln' anil I'ii
get a llckiii'. You?you come hack
here and see what yer done."
Jane pulled up to the curb and got
out. "Did 1 do that?" she asked. "Are
you sure?"
"Sure us 1 am that 1 dassunt go
home and tell ma. She'd beat >ho tar
out of mu for spoilhi' Mr. Charles's
washln'. He's her most particular customer."
"That's too bad. little hay. 1'in sorry.
1 hadn't any idea I was splashing
so and 1 know just how you feel. Once
1 had on a now dress uud a man
whizzed past in his automobile Just
like that," she chafed her hands together,
"and spoiled my dress forever.
Those mud spots never did conto i ut
and I'm afraid I hate that man to this
minute."
wen, tnat am t me. l,cdic at em.
I "
"And I don't want yoi 'o hate me
like that, so I'll tell you what I'm going
to do. Tell me how much it is and I'll
pay you. Then I'll take the washing
home myBelf after I've fixed It up."
|L "It's a dollar and a half."
^^"Here It Is, than, and if you'll bring
^Pie basket over beside mv ear 1 think
Vive can lift It in. You see, I do washPing
myself, and I know just how your
? mother would feel to re; her day's
work coming home again."
"You!" said Dickie. "You wash!"
"Why, yes. Why not?"
"But you're so pretty!"
"Thank you." she laughed. "Is that
any reason why I shouldn't do washing?"
"I don't know," dubiously. "Ma and
Mrs. Stage! and Mrs. Kelcii and every
one In our alley wears blue dresses and
aprons, and you?you're all fixed up "
- "Just somotlmeB, kiddle. You ought
to see me when I'm busy, llut you run
home now, and don't you worry about
the washing. I'll tlx It all up. Good-by, [
now. I'm going."
"Goodby," he turned away as she
started the engine, then came back.
"Oh. say, will you give'm this? Ma
found It in one of his pockets on' it I
nearly got spoilt In the water. She j
dried it an' ironed it. Don't forget,;
now." He had out a bit of pusttbeard.1
"All right. Ill give it to him. Xow |
good-by again."
She shoved It into her pocket and
started the car. She had gone several
blocks before'she realized 'lint she had
not asked tbe man's name nud address ,
BOr did she know any more snout the I
r | x confession:
" 'Well, you are starting In all right,
Faula.' sneered Ij&rnest Lawton the
next afternoon as I passed him on my
way to the stage.
"It was our first matinee in Philadelphia.
Margie, and I noticed he had
one of the morning papers in his hand.
" 'What do you suppose he meant?'
< 1 asked Ruth as she stepped into my
dressing room betweso the acts.
"She looked at me ia surprise.
xiareu t you Hoen trie morning papore?'
she asked.
"'No,' I answered. 'Did that pretty
little Miss Huntington have something
nice about me In her paper?
'"Your pretty little Miss Huntington
Is on ail afternoon paper. Is slio
going to have something nice about
you?' Inquired Ruth with almost a grin.
"'I think so.'
"'Well, If she does, you can tremble
In your boots, for Earnest is froth-,
lng at the mouth now at the notice!
you have in one of the morning papers."
"'Let me see It,' I said, for 1 saw
he had a paper In her hand.
"As I read it I remembered what I
had overheard at next table to mine
the night I went on to play my purt,
not knowing whether I was going to
turn out an actreBs or just a woman'
, The piece was headed, 'Still an Enlg-|
ma,' and it went on to state that the,
writer had gone again to see 'The I
Woman He Chose1 purposely to make
up his mind whether I really had tal
oMk aa ?mi aunoBB or wan jlist acting |
a woman with more or less of the on-1
thustasm of youth for romances.
" 'When Mlsa Newton first camo on
the stage the other evening,' he con.
tinned, 'I was sure I was right In my
first analysis. Earnest Lawton had
added another to his long string of
conquests and the girl woe suffering j
from her first quarrel. Her whole at-1
tttude was one of hopeless endeavor
Utterly at variance with her part.
" 'Once I thought I saw Lawton say
something In an aside to her. and
she seemed to try to get in to the right
tempo. That girl Is either eoul or
bodily 111, I said to myself?and then
came the big scene. To my surprise
and almost to the consternation ot
; Lawton, I oould see, she acted?yes,
this, time It was splendid acting?Interpreting
the part better than she
had on-the first night.
"!Lawton could not pick up his
stride and his characterisation fell
flat. Lawton has always been very
lucky In his women's support since
he has been a star. They have always
seemed to me to play up to him
Without thought of themaelves. t.
" 'He hag beeu jfltU his lsadlag 1*^
LATEST BLOUSE
HAS POCKETS!
jgrnglpi
mmBk %?_ MBHBR jsllfiL
By BETTY BROWN j
NEW YOR. Feb. -0.?If you cannot
net it pocket in your Hklrt you
must at leaBt manage to atlck one
somewhere on your blouse.
The latest spot is one where a pocj
ket was never worn before, that Is
on each sltlo of the front ot' the |
I blouse Jufit above the belt line,
j They are funny little triangular af-i
fairs, too. which stick out decidedly!
Just at a point where the figure ih|
! supposed not to bulge.
1 Another oddity in this fashion plate I
is the Chinese pagoda done in crewel
on the front of the lint.
youiigster she iiinl relieved nf hit load. I
Suddenly she thought of the paste-1
( board. Hut to her surprise she saw
i her own features looking hack at her.'
I "My picture! And in his pocket.' !
Tim little hoy said Ills name vas
Charles. I don't know any Charles, not1
a single one. It's very odd. Well. I'll
look over the clothes. Maybe ills!
name's on some of the things. If it
Isn't I'll have to advertise. Wouldn't!
that ho u circus! 'Found?a gentleman's
washing. Same may be claimed
by Identifying property.'"
Janu took the washing to the Working
Cliris' Home, where she uud a few
ol her friends showed the girls the dignity
of labor by co-operating with
them at their work. They did only
very fine garments for very fino ladies
who paid well for it and the money
went toward the support of the home.;
"Girls," called Jane merrily, "I've
brought homo something out of the ordinary;
do you think we can do 'em?"
"Sure. Miss Jane we'd wash a circus
tent if you'd bring it."
Now iu his apartment on the other
side of the town one Churies Armstrong
was pulling out bureau drawers,
rummaging through boxes and turn- J
lng out pockets. "I'm darned if I can i
remember where 1 put that picture.
Funny how things turn out. When
thoy sent home my camera that girl's
was in by mistake, and 1 haven't been
able to get her out of my head for a
minute since. And the day of the fire
I splashed mud all over that same little
girl and she's hated me over since.
I don't know her name and I don't dare
to find out. I know she has me put
down for a bounder and all my ex- j
plaining wouldn't make things right.;
She always looks as if she would murder
me."
Ho started to dress for dinner ami;
dug through ills drawer for a certain
5 OF A WIFE ]
! dies and his Ingenues one of those i
men who are always getting and for-i
getting, for these' many women who i
have supported him have strutted j
their little hour on the stage and then j
I dropped out of the public eye. They i
| wore the kind of women who will ui- j
ways give anil forgive.
" 'Howover, the young woman whose
name is on the bill as Paula Newton
Is not that kind. I would hate
to do her a_wrong, for 1 am sure It!
would nicau an eye for an eye and a
tooth for a tooth.
" 'She Is an actress, is Paula, and if
Earnest Lawton does not look out
the electric lights" In front of the theatre
will twinkle out some night the
letters that spell Newton instead of
Lawton. He Is getting older and more
blase every day. She is piling up the
energy and enthusiasm of youth.
" 'Welcome to our city, Paula Newton.
If you have not yet added to the
gaiety of nations you have accented
the Joy of staid old Quaker city.'
" 'Tell your loquacious friend when
you see him tonight,' growled Earnest
as he called me to the door of my
dressing room, 'that tomorrow I shall
sue him for libel.'
" 'But I don't know him. I never
saw him in my life,' I protested. ^
" 'Tine hell you don't,' was his BncerIng
answer."
J Mrs, duff. Will vuu vhthis
jacket twhee f
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MEATLESS M
By BIDDY BYE
The high price of eggs, potatoe
and canned foods makes Lenten cook
lng this year far more difficult tbai
usual. Eggs will not be used In thi
series of menus and recipes excep
when required as an ingredient li
some made dish.
Lenten Menus For One Day
BREAKFAST?Sliced bananas am
cream; rice gems; coffee or cocoa.
LUNCHEON?Apple slump, or con
Htarrh Plane mange and milk; nu
bread; tea.
DINNER?Cream of bean soup; con
meal cutlets; browned potatoes; peas
lettuce salad; coffee.
Cream of Bean Soup
Soak 1 cupful white beans ore
night; drain and boll in 3 pints of wa
ter: when tender, rub through a slevi
and mix the pulp with the water li
which the beauB were bulled. Itub ;
tahlespoonfuls of butter Into an equa
amount of flour and thicken 2 cup
I..U - * J*?- ?is*- " - ?- -
iuio ui ui11k w1lq me paste. AUrt
shirt. "Hang it. my washing's twi
dnys late. I'll have to run down in th<
car, 1 guess, and get it. Mrs. Miggso:
Dickie must be sick."
"Didn't you get your coltbes, Mr
Charles!", sr.id Mrs. Mlggs In astonish
ment a little later. "Why Dickie tool
them two days ngo. Dickie conn
here."
And Dickie sniffling and scared t<
death, told the whole thing. "Sin
promised to take them, site did. Shi
said "
"Did you give her my name and ad
dress. Dickie?"
"No. She didn't ast."
"Do you know hers?"
"No. lint I gave her the picture ant
say, didn't she look like the picture
though? It must 'a' been her.
"Is that all you know ubout her'
Did she say anything else?"
"No. Oil. yes. She said a mat
splashed her once!"
"All right. Dickie. Don't cry anc
here's a dime."
He drove to Kelso's. "Did any young
lady Ioso a picture? One was sent it
with mine a few weeks ago by mis
take. No, I havon't it with me.1 hul
thought 1 could mail it to her if I kneti
who it was."
"Wliy. yes. Miss Jane Cartwrlghi
loBt one. Likely tluit's it. Yes, 1 hurt
lier address."
So Charles headed tor Jane's.
They recognized each other In an In
stant. "Yes, I have yoitr clothes," ex
plained Jane. "But the mud spots jusl
wouldnt come out."
"Then we're evon. I'm sorry I spoiIe<;
your dress."
"Will you tell me what you wore do
lug with my picture?"
"Yes. I'm In love with it."
She reddened. "You make love as
you drive a car. It Isn't always the
Heat way."
"I need some one to teach ine pa
tience. I'd be a very willing pupil
Won't you try?"
"I'll think about it." answered Jane
JERSEY BLOUSE
CUT TO CLING
By BETTY BROWN
NEW YORK, Feb. 20.?men tilt
figure in full anil round enough ti
curry clinging garments, Jersey cloth
will prove the most desirable of faBb
ionable materials.
The extremely low yoke seam adds
to the close fitting lines of the blouse
sketched above. It Is a curious colot
harmony of old-gold silk Jersey cloth,
blue-gray silk, and gray and green
braiding.
The skirt of Jersey cloth also clings
In spite of the liberal amount of full'
ness allowed in cutting.
TRY A WANT AD.
DOINGS OP
'ANT I BEUEVE FOUR Hp.
QoTYobJjThe. WAV
^00 HAVE IT, [raj '
MISS OVER DRAPE W ^
VJILL BE J r
ENU FOR LENT [j=
teaepoonfula salt, 1 teaspoonful onion
Juice, and a seasoning ot pepper it it
is liked. Turn the mashed beans into
i the white sauce, and boll 6 minutes,
s stirring to prevent burning. Serve
t with toast.
a Corn Meal Cutlets
Make a well cooked corn meal mush
and turn it into a bread tin which has
i bean wet in cold water. When, the
mush is cold, slice it and dip the
i slices in bread crumbs; place thutn in
t a well buttered pan and bake in a
quick orcn until a fine brown color, |
1 Serve with syrup.
; Rice Gems
Sift 2U cupfuia of flour with 4 teaspoonfuls
baking powder, 2 tablespoonr
fills sugar, and teaspuoonful of
salt. Mix % cupful of milk with %
s cupful hot cooked rice; add V> cup:i
ful of milk and one beaten egg to the
- flour mixture; beat thu rlcc into the
1 flour and add 2 tablcspoonfuls melted
i- butter. Bake in well buttered gem
2 pans.
-ill HEALTH HINTS|i
'; There is n proverb to the effect that
' what is one man's meat is another
3; man's poison.
One must bear this in mind in decid'
ing what to cat. There is no greater
mistake than that of blindly following i
: the diet c? others.
Tho rhinnmaii thrives on rice. The !
white mull cannot live on it exclusive-1
Iv. There is a marked difference even j
among people of the same race.
Because our neighbor thrives on;
vegetables and bread Is no iue.;-on why '
! we should adopt the same diet. Tilers j
? la iiu Rviiciai iuic iui< vnuiig.
Every person must find out what!
foods suit them best. Keep to those;
foods nnd avoid those wnUtlt disagree[
. with you.
Rich, highly seasoned foods era ot j
r course had for everyone. There nre
certain kluds ot plain articles of food
which some people cani.ot eat. And a
whole lot depends upon the cooking, i
Uucou and eggs and toast are on the '
' breakfast menu In many homos. But
if the eggs are badly fried, the bacon
, swimming in grease and toast hot and
' soaked in butter the meal is going
to be a mighty liurd one to digest. It
may make one feel miterablo for the
rest of the day.
Most people eat too much. A wholo
" lot also depends upon the way the food
. is chewed, if the food is not chewed I
sufficiently it is swallowed In too solid
a form to be acted upon bv the gastric {
juices of the stomach. Indigestion fob;
lows.
?.?
ODD 1SNT IT
In order that uncensored pleas for
help from her neighbors in Zalllln, Kurland.
might reach their American relatives,
Mrs. tloldberg smuggled letters
out of ltusBia In the center of
loaves of bread.
FNh lunmFQTinu
uw ini/iuLuiiun
OR STOMACH PAIN
IN FIVE MINUTES
"PAPE'.S DIAPEPSIN" MAKES SICK,
SOUR, GASSY STOMACHS
FEEL FINE.
Time it! Iu five minute your sour,
acid stomach feelB fine. No indigestion,
heartburn, or belching of gas, or
eructations of undigested food, no
dizziness, bloating, foul breath or
licadachc.
Pape'B Diapepsin Is noted for its
speed Is sweetening upset stomachs.
It is the surcBt quickest and most certain
s'. mach antacid in the wholo
world and besides, it is harmless.
Millions of mcu and women now eat
their favorite foods without fear?they
know Pape's Diapepsin will save them
. from Hiirh misppv
Please, for your sake, get a large
fifty-cent > case of Papo's DIapcpsia
from any drug store and put your
stomach right. Don't keep on being
miserable?life Is too short?you aro
not here long, so make your stay agreeable.
Kat what you like and enjoy It,
without dread of acid fermentation lu
the stomach.
Pope's Dlapepsin belongs In your
home aynway. Should one of the family
cat something which don't agree
with them, or In case of an attack of L__
. Indigestion, dyspepsia, gastritis or j ?
stomach derangement due to fcrmontation
and acidity, at daytime or during
the night. It Is handy to give the quickest,
surest reliot known. IV
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The Gorgeous
The Beaut
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Each garment scvful
in color, you'll be deligl
spent here. Come in ;
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lave Come!
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LClVV X i V/VIVO
landsome Coats
Millinery I
iful Waists |1
Wonderful Skirts
11 of style, so bewitching
ited with an hour's time
and see the new things.
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