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I THE DAILY l|
[ SHORT STORY
Martha's Menu.
By DOROTHY OOUGLASS
(Copyright. 1917, by the McClure
Newspaper Syndlcatei
MARTHA was sitting In the small'
restaurant on upper Broadway'
having luncheon when a plot;
registered Itself in her conscious mind j
If U'oa tirtf un nvtpanprlitiarlli' triuel r.lftf
yet, alnce Bho had no many stories t
write. cnch our was worthy .nivmbe:ing
for future use.
It was seldom that Martha found
herself without her notebook. Thin,
however, proved to be one of those
rare occasions.
"This unpreparedneaa with a vengeance,"
aha scolded herself when
wlllgent search through her pockethook
and small change purBO failed
io produce either pad or pencil. "You've
no right to he a srrlho." she added
to herself.
However. Martha soon supplied her
lack by asking for a pencil from the
waiter and by making use of the menu
card. Sho wrote very swiftly for a
moment or two The plot developed
rather easily and she had covered half!
the card with fine writing before she j
ceaBeu
The waiter brought In a savory crab
meat concoction and Bet It beforo
Martha and so delirious was lis liavor
that plots and the writing of plots
Mere entirely forgotten.
Martha never lingered over aiealE.
because ahe aoldom had any time to
spare. Consequently, she ate quickly,
paid the waiter hurriedly and went
swiftly out of the restaurant and along
Broadway.
The rather serious-looking young
man who took tho chair vacated by
Martha was Interested sufficiently In i
his menu card to glance at both front l
and back of It. On the front ho say 1
names of dalpty edibles from which i
he made a selection and on the hack f
he found Martha's hurriedly written
plot for a story. i
"This Is more than 1 prayed for." (
murmured tho young man. and pro i
ceedcd to rend all thut he could of t
mannas almost ltieginie writing: "a <
story tq road and a good lunch all tor i
40 cents." ,
Ho had scarcely finished the story (
and decided that It wasn't bad. hut It
could be wonderfully Improved, when *
n stormy-eyed girl came into the res- .
tnurant and stood beside him. Looking
up. John Durant questioned with
his eyes.
"May I please have the menu card
you Just put in your pocket?" Martha
demanded. "I loft it hero but a moment
ago." 1
"Sit down." suggested Durant and i
stood up as It welcoming a friend. He <
saw a gathering cloud <5n Martha's
face and added swiftly. "Don't make t
a scene?I hate scones and besides I 5
want to talk to you about the story?
if It really belongs to you." Durant
.felt that he might anger her sufficl/ently
to make her forget convention.
His theory proved correct. Martha sat
down angrily opposite him after a
i quick glance at the approaching waiter.
"I could never come in here again
for my lunch If 1 mr?re a scene." she
argued to herself, "and they do make
such excellent salads." She glanced
swiftly at the young man who was carrying
off the situation with such cool
deliberation and a color crept into her
checks.
"Now it we try to look pleasant
and like old friends." said Durant.
1 "our waiter won't think we are quarreling
horribly. I hate to quarrel."
Martha summoned a smile. It was
not difficult.
"Yes, thank you." Rhe said in answer
to his/request that she Join him
In a cup of coffee.
"Now," Durant said, whon he had
Martha comfortably established behind
the coffee and a small shebet, "I
want to tell you that while the story
written on this menu is rather well
concoived 1 can give you far better
material for the ending." Ho proceeded
to outline the story, but brought a
wonderful climax into it that quite
, astonished Martha. \ , |
* "Oh! That is heaps better,". a{ioj
exclaimed enthusiastically and sent
a brilliant glance straight Into Dur- j
ant's eyes. j
"Ratlier good," assented Durant ;
thinking of the eyes. "Now If you ]
write that story as I have outlined It t
and Bend It to the 'Sunlight Magazine' ,
. feel reasonably sure that you will ,
; get a'nice check in return. It looks .
to me as If that story Is Just In their
line."
Martha was delighted. 1
V "It Is very good of you to suggest
" the 'Sunlight.' I hadn't quite hoped
to land a story there. Do you know I
who the editor Is?" 1
>i\ ni8 imme is , uurant ponder- 1
ed a moment, "Durant. John IJurant. f
Send It to him personally. You'll get ?
tetter attention."
-- Martha had arisen and her hand .
was extended to him. "It 1 sell the
1 story I should like to know my collabX
.orator's name," she said.
I 'Durant smiled and shook his head.
Lj "I prefer my namo to remain a sc-1
. eret You might be tempted to hurl
j, me Into the limelight of fame along
with yourself. I will watch the 'Sunlight
Magazine.' however, and take
great Interest In seeing tho story
- there." He dismissed Martha with a
slight Inclination of the head,
j.'. Martha waB torn between pique and
elation over the story. She went dl
rectly to her studio and worked the
rest of the day. She was inspired.
When the story was fbilshed Martha
pleased with the result, but, as
'( was her custom she laid It aside for
a fortnight At the ond of that time
I she reread and polished It made an |
Ik ilxtra copy and sent It to the editor,
Bt "Sunlight."
W '' Another ten days passod before Martha
heard from her story. Then she
I- received a note saying tho editor wanted
to speak with her about a few
changes In the story, and she went to
the office of the "Sunlight Magaslno."
John Durant arose from tho editorial
chair to greet her. Martha was
. so taken aback when she recognized
tpe young man of tho restaurant that
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'AGE F
MRS. CASTLE BACK WITI
DRESS f
MRS. CASTLE WEARING THE NE\
NEW YORK. March 15.?Mrs. Ver-,
ion Castle, accompanied by hei" wellcnown
traveling companion "Rastus,"
las Just returned from a three weeks'
i?it to London, bringing brand-new |
ashlons.
Mrs. Castle is even more famous as
i maker of fashions than as a dancer j
ir film star. Her bobbed locks have!
teen copied by half the maids of air
he hamlets, villages, towns and cities!
if the country and it is she who re-:
rived the early Victorian full skirt
vhlch fixes skirt lines for 1917 design>rs.
| >= confession;
I did not expeot, littlo book, that i
3ick would answer my letter, but
nuch to my surprise he did and 1 re j
reived it this morning.
Jim Edie said once Dick subscribed
0 Jhe tenets of the sophisticated who
lay to women, "Do right and fear no
nnn," and to me, "Don't write and
ear no woman." Jim Is a funny chap,
tut with all his nonsense he usually
tits the nail square on the head.
However, there are times as Jim
lays, "when even a man will take a
diance," and this must have been one*
it the times for Dick. His letter be;an,
little book.
"My own dear wife: You cannot tell I
tow glad 1 am, dearest, that I can |
vrite that word wife at the bead of |
his letter, and you cannot tell how'
iappy your letter made me and how j
'ad. Happy because your letters have I
>een few and far between lately, and 1
1 letter from you has always been I
>ne of tho joys of my life.
"Oh, ycr, dear! I know I am to
ilntne, but Margie, surely you have j
bund out at this late day that a man |
rants a woman to love him through j
;ood and 111?and some way down iu[
lis heart he wants her to be always
levoted no matter whether he strays
>r not.
"Perhaps it is our education, but 1!
-lilnk most men, whether married or;
dngle. believe a woman's first duty1
a to be devotion itself to some niaq.
"I am not good at quoting, but don't!
ou remember in 'Mrs. Warren's Pro-1
essiou' some woman says that is wo-|
nan's only duty? That idea has gone
rnt of fashion since Shaw wrote it,
nuch to the hurt of man's ego.
"Margie, 1 always loved your letters
ind when they caino to me I always
ntended to write immediately, but 1
cept saying to myself I'll wait until
can write her Just what I want to
lay. Oh, Margie, the things 1 have .
vanted to say to you and did not,
vould fill a book. That you wrote me
it all made me very happy, but I misoi
quick color sprang iuto her cheeks
"Oh!" she exclaimed. "So you are
John Durant!" She felt intensely
oollsh after that remark and found
lot-self smiling oh if to an old friend. '
darthn wondered at her self for being
o fenrless in the presence of a great
id It or.
"I knew I would meet you sooner
not one step oo
^ the house do So
i take this nigh
II VU.I i*iyn?v* A
j ?av/ il/l? riiun i no
d PUT VOUfc SLIPPER
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t-<i?i?ifi. 1 i" w i~
3E WEST VIRGINIAN?
?0R W
I A NEW r
AD?THE APRON MIDDY
I' APRON MIDDY WITH POCKETS.
Anil now Mrs. Castle brings back
from Ijondon an absolutely original
ono-plece dress which will undoubtedly
ba.copied by all the "bobbed" girls
of the land.
It Is ibc apron middy, a traveling or
utility frock which Is juvenile, convenient,
practical, durable, novel and altogether
another perfect Mrs. Castle creation.
Her visit to London was to meet her
husband, Vernon Castle, formerly premier
dancer, now an aviator who has
been decorated with the Croix de
Guerre.
> OF A WIFE X 1
ed the old note or love. dear, with
which your letters used to be filled.
"Dear, must I tell my heart that I
tiave lost you?
"Is it true that thore are some unpardonable
sins against love? Is it
true that cherry blossom time in a
woman's heart is as brief as it Is in
the orchard, as a clever woman proclaimed
the other day? ?lie forgot,
dear, that while cherry blossom tlrno
might be brief In the orchard, yet it
recurs year after year. Is it uot the
same In the heart?
"As I write this, dear, I wonder if
the trees in my orchard arc dead. WiTi
they put forth blossoms again or will
1 have to stand outside the wall and
catch the fragrance which is for others
but not for me?
"It will be imnossiblp for me to crime
down Sunday?1 with I could but a
committee of school book men will be
in town,
"I'd rather like to meet Malcolm
Stuart, 1 have heard so many conflicting
stories about him. Women all like
him. I know Mollio and Ellene swear
by him. and. of course, you must, since
it was through him you met Doctor
Virot and regained your health.
"The business Is just in the same
state nB when 1 was down there, I am
sure 1 can pull through provided 1 am
allowed to keep my health and
strength.
"Sometimes, Margie, 1 have the most
curious feeling. 1 get panicky for fear
1 will be run over by a motor car or
meet with some other calamity before
1 have finished this work and put you
and Mrs. Selwin out of the danger of
povorty.
"I am tired, dear. oh. so tired! and
I am looking longingly to the time
when this stress will he over and wc
will lie together again.
"Margie, Margie, It is cherry blossom
time in my heart and I am waiting
to see the buds In yours.
"Devotedly,
"DICK."
or later," said Durant, with deliberate
meaning behind his serious eves.
"Tltnt was my reason for withholding
my name from you." lie looked long
and frankly into Martha's eyes. "And
now for business." he said with a smile
that she found delightful; "this story
is worth $200 to me, if. you are willing
DOINGS OF
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to make some slight changes. Are
you?"
"Indeed, I am," she said brightly. "I
never had a story In one of the very
best magazines. I will work desperately
hard to please you?y.iur magazine
readers." she added quickly.
"You won't havo to do much to
please me," said Durant, and was delighted
that Martha did not misunderstand
his meaning, "but yoi^ will have
to do just a little to please my readers."
He went over the story with her,
giving her careful detail as to the
changes. When he had finished he
said softly, "You know I have watched
you for a couple of months In that
restaurant, hoping for a meeting In
some way, at some time. Now?I am
not going to bo contended to watch."
"Well," said Martha, "you have been
so good to me already that I hardly
see how 1 can do anything but?like
you."
"I hope your writer's brain contains
another word In place of like,"
laughed Durant. "Before long we will
Inaugurate a searching party ? you
dnd I."
? LENTEN MENUS FOR ONE DAY.
1 BREAKFAST?Cereal with nuts
"Ttnd milk; toast; coffee.
LUNCHEON ? Stewed dried
i -Limn beans; lettuce an 1 brown
bread sandwiches; canned fruit; |
I tea.
" DINNER?Salmon loaf: mashed
potatoes; tomatoes en toad; fruit
j salad; wafers and coffee.
1 HEALTH HINTS |
Sidewalks and drives arc usually
coated with a fine layer o." mud in
the spring months.
Unless this mud Is flush id off as
soon as the winter's accuni .atlon of
ice and snow has disappear ;d it will
dry and will be blown about or tracked
Into houses.
Street dusi does not hai c a very
I
j um uii ui uppvurujice. nui i IS liter'
ally loaded with disease gei v,s of all
kinds. It contains tubcrcul- haclllus.
which causes tuberculosis, utl other
Kerms which are to blame fo diseases
i of the air passages.
The tuherculosm germs are scattered
about by coughing, spi ing and
sneezing. The dried sputum of a tuberculosis
person is easily carried Into
the house on the soles of ;ie shoes.
Infection may also be caus-d by the
dried sputum, when it Is m .ed with
street dust and Inhaled, or \ikcn Into
the body by eating food that has
been contaminated.
Dust Is dangerous even if It docs
not contain any disease germs. It
irritates the lining of tho air passBEAUTIFUL
HAIrT^
THICK, WAVYJ1E
FROM DANDRUFF
! DRAW A MOIST CLOTH THROUGH
HAIR AND DOUBLE ITS
BEAUTY AT ONCE.
I
! SAVE YOUR HAIR! DANDF "JFr DISAPPEARS
AND HAIR S TOPS
COMING OUT.
i Immediate??Yes! Cerla! i '?that's
| the joy of it. Your hair becomes light,
I wavy, fluffy, abundant and a; pears as
j soft, lustrous and beautiful a a young
| girl's after an application o. Dauderi
lue. Also try this?molste., a cloth
I with a little Danderine and carefully
| draw it through your hair, t king one
small strand at a time. his will J
cleanse the lialr of dust, dirt >r exces-1 j
sivo oil, and in just a few mo; enls you !']
have dctibled tho beauty of our hair. 11
A delightful surprise aw; its those ! i
whose hair has been neglected or is |j
scraggy, fnded. dry. brittle o; .hln. Be- j
sides beautifying the hair. , . nderine , I
dissolve-; every particle of laud ruff; ]
cleanses, purifies and invigt atcs the i
scalp, forever rtopplng itchln and fall- t
ing hair, but what will please you most. ]
will bo after a few weeks' use, when i
you see now hair?fine and iowny at ]
first?yes?but really new hu.r grow- |
1 lug all over the scalp.
Danderine is to tho hair what fresh [
{showers of ralti and sunsllii are to |
I vegetatiou. It goes right to the roots :t
I invigorates and strengthens trera. Its J
| exhilarating, stimulating ami life-pro- i
[ during properties cause the hair to J
! grow long, strong and beautiful,
j You can surely have prett , charm- (
J ing lustrous hair, and lots of It, if you J
will just get a 25-cent bottle of Knowl- j (
ton's Dan lerine from any drag store (
or toilet counter and try it as directed, j1
THE DUFFS?(TOM GOT HI
JE IS ToM.THAY SOfi 1 (" .
HMC? I'M A PRBTrS \ ?
MAM but I CAM r~^ KMOW
JING, MARCH 16,1917.
AND 1
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ages and lowers the resistance of I
the body, so that any infectious disease
may gain a foothold. Catarrh;
and bronchitis, in particular, arc aggravated
by dust.
Experiments have shown that sunlight
and fresh air will kill most disease
germs, but some escape by finding
lodgment in decaying animal and
vegetable matter. The accumuUtion
of street dirt in the gutter and along
the curbing is particularly dangerous.
Flushing the sidewalks and the
walks about the house may prevent
a whole lot of disease later in the
summer. Citizens should also insist
that their streets bo kept clean and
where it is possible by washing instead
of by sweeping.
llouseB should be swept by carpet
sweepers or damp brooms. Dusting
should be done with some damp cloth
that will wipe off the dust and take
it away, for it is foolish to stir up
the dust so that it will be Inhaled or
settle again on some object in the
rpom.
Only Comes by Experience.'
The woman who knows how to spank
a baby properly didn't acquire' the
knowledge through a correspondence
school.
ipsWcoTi
IN A FEW HOURS
"PAPE'S COLD COMPOUND" OPENS
CLOGGED NOSE AND HEAD
AND ENDS GRIP.
Relict comes Instantly.
A dose taken every two hours until
threo doses are taken will end grip
misery and break up a severe cold
either in the head, chest, body or'
limbs.
It promptly opens cloggcd-up nos-'
trils and air passages in the head,
stops nasty discharge or nose run- ]
nlng, relieves sick headache, dullness, |
teverishncss, sore throat, sneezing i
soreness and sti(tne3S.
Don't stay stuffed-up- Quit blowing j
and rnutfling! Ease your throbbing!
head! Nothing cl?e in tlie world gives i
such prompt relict us "1'ape's Cold
Compound." which costs only 25 cents
as any drug store. It acts without
assistance, tastes nice, causes no inconvenience.
Be sure you get the
genuine.
Look! Resinol has
cleared that awful
skin-eruption away
The moment that Resinol Ointment
touches itching skin the itching
usually stops and healing begins.
That is why d< >ctors have prescribed
it so successfully for over 20 years
in even the severest cases of eczema.
ringworm, rashes, and many
other tormenting, disfiguring skin
diseases. Aided by warm baths with
Resinol Soap. Resiitol Oir.tmcnt
maker a sick skin or scalp healthy,
quiCKiy, costly ana at little cost.
Resin o' Ointment ar.d Rrslnol Soap also
greatly help to clear away pimples and dandruff.
Sold by all druggist*. Men with ttuder
faces welcome Resinol Shaving Stick.
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AN UNUSUAL COUGH REMEDY
NOT A DROP OF OPIATES OR NARCOTIC
DRUGS IN OLD BLACK
JOE COUGH SYRUP.
.Moat cough remedies contain opiates
la some form or another. They
paralyze the nerves. They are dangerous.
?
Not so with Old Black Joe Cough
Syrup, ll goes right down to the Irritated
spot that is causing the cough,
loosens the phlegm and .soothes the Irritation.
And not a drop of opium,
chloroform or any kind of narcotic drug
la in it. You can give Old Black Joe
Cough Syrup to a child as well us to
an adult with perfect safety.
Every store sells Old Blai k Joe
t'ougii Syrup. A lug bottle costs only
25 cents. t
See George
for Your C
Plates from
Cups and Saucers
VegetaWe and Sauce Dishes
Water Pitchers ...-.
-Enamel ware, all kinds and prlc
New line of pictures and frame
Special 011 Boys' and Girls' Winl
Here is the place for your schoi
aud paints.
Here for your St. Patrick lladg
Mnke a specialty of fruits, nuts.
COME AMI) SEE.
GEO. A.
217 MADI
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Attention Li
Have you been practicinj
the Beautiful Dolls in Tom
Fairmont Avenue that \v<
best lgaf of bread baked
any girl in Farmont and
under?
There arc two of those beautiful
war tltoy arc not to be had any m
Have Mother buy a sark of DAY
bake, for thorc are only twenty iut
away.
STEVENSON
DISTRIB
FAIRMON
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The New 1
Millinery j
>0 New Hats Were jnat j
I, from Such House&aa
iage, - ;f|
Fiske, v-r |
Hart and \
Del-Monte
You will be delighted with
the newness of the styles,
the handsomeness of the
trimmings and the very.
(?a low prices. -V-t
old by our customers
issnrtments ar/?
. ~ *r*?3E*
;s prettier, and^-feae
,ver than ever. ' ^
MINERS SUCCUMB
TO CONSUMPTION
became the sudden change from
warm mines to cold winds lowers
vitality and the blood ia weakened
from lack of fresh air.
Scott's Emuition is a miner's
greatest help to enrich and enliven:
the blond, create body-warmth and
build strength to resist pneumonia,
rheumatism and lung trouble*. ... . '
Take SCOTrS after me ate ?jk
for one month and see for
yourtelf it* beneficial effectV. |*f j[
Refute Alcoholic Substitute*.
i A. Walter |
'hina Ware ^
,..10c to 16c
10c to 16c
10c, TSt, 25c, 35c $
18c to 3gg-,
es. Come and see. ?. S9
ia. Looking glasses and morrqri!
or Caps and Toboggans. 9
id supplies, tablets, inks, penefflf'
us and Cards and (fester Cards'
candles and tobaccos. V : Sm
W ALTER < j ft
ttle Women! I
5 baking? Have you seeft^
Brennen's window at 3?^ j
i are giving way for the*/ ||;i
from Day Star' Flour by* '
vicinity fifteen years find"' !
doljs and owing to the. EnEOpeMtir.T ' I
oro for Love nor Money. _ . . - 3 9 M
STAR FLOUR and teach yoaito '
ire days until wo give the two doUf;V< , ffl
COMPANY^ 1
UTORS f:Ks
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