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I THE DAILY ||
SHORT STORY j
-v I' I)
Gallantry and Gardens.
<Copyrifiht. 1917. by the McClure
Newspaper Syndicate)
By ELSIE SEE
I , A LICE was beKlnninK to realize a
/\ long-cherished dream of an old
iHsmoneu itower garuen. ?nen
the last brown beds of loose earth had
been smoothed and the tiny bordor
plants had been transplanted by her
rheumatic old negro gardener, she
surveyed the result with a satisfied
smile.
At precisely the same moment, David
Mark ham. seated at. his desk in
the town's biggest bank, was saying
to himself that he could not live without
Alice. Two weeks before Alice had
told him that it would be easily possible,
as well as desirable for her to
live without him. Their quarrel, resulting
from David's demand Mia! she
refrain from publicly Indorsing equal
suffrage, was probably responsible for
Alice's undivided attention to her gar
den-making.
The county convention was to take
place the next da; and Alba* was to
appear before ii as one of a committee
of three women who would request suffrage.
David, though vouncer than
the other members of the "old guard"
was a local leader, but his efforts to
prevent giving a hearing to the woman's
comraittee had been fruitiest*.
"Let the women alone. David." rati,
tinned John Lane, chairman 01 the
!,. county committee, "for whether wo
struggle or keep still, they're going
to get the franchise some day. and i?
WO give 'em a eh nice to have their say
otiw. I'm thinking they'll be more inclined
to give us a chance later on."
"Which means that we'll have to
I \ pretend to listen seriously to all this
superfluous talk from women who refuse
to give their em rgies a normal
outlet." Youth can be bitter and
pessimistic beyond all reason, and David
was young. Moreover, lie had persisentlv
avoided listening to a single
suffrage speech, and his invulnerability
to iti possible appeal wu therefore
untested.
The morning session of the county
i convention was given up to reports
I from township chairmen and to other
routine work. After the midday dinner
at the Watkins House, each man
# went hack to the afternoon session
sanguine of carrying the day accord.
' ing to his desires;. Not a man of
them suspected that the suffrage committee
had collaborated with .Mrs. Wat
kins in arranging the menu for that
satisfying dinner, .o they did not realize
that an unseen wire connected
uiuir optimistic irauie or nunc, Willi
the appearance of the woman's committee
immediately after the after^
1 noon session opened. John Lane had
gallantly allowed the ladle- to set the
uB hour for their hearing.
El First, Mrs. Worthiugton spoke. BeJT
ing the middle-aged mother of four
successful sous, there was some
| weight to iter argument that :> wo1
man's place being at home floes not
imply that her interests must he bound
ed by the four walls of lier home, hut
rather that purt of her work is to influence
conditions surrounding that
| CONFESSION
"Yes, you do," answered Malcolm
Stuart.
I Again I answered, "1 don't know."
"Then why have you spent these
long summer tlpys down here practl.
cally in my company, Margie?"
I rru?_ i-..? t .a??j
J. UiD OM1UCU U1C, UUl J ouoncicu,
* "You know very well. Malcolm, MolUe'g
broken leg kept her hero and I did
not want to leave her alone."
"Sophistry, my dear. Mollie and her
broken leg would never have kept you
1/ away from your husband had you
loved him. Neither doed a perfectly
happy woman try to commit suicide.
Margie, 1 know you. dearest of courageous
women, 1 know you have never
acknowledged even to yourself that
you loved me, hut I also know I have
bdih to you what no other man could
be.
"1 have entered your life at points
| which give mo a unique place In your
thoughts. Long ago you would have
sent me out of it if you had not loved
me."
My lagging conscience came to my
1 relief.
"You must not talk to nit- like this.
4-V Malcolm."
"Why not'.' You arc a woman?a.
woman who can indulge in the luxury
of facing facts. 1 have been facing
them a long time. Truly I had determined
to slip out of your life, to
let you go back to the conventional existence
which Is so irksome to you.
fei- Then all at once it came to me I had
no right to do this without leaving the
;1 decision to you. It must be for you
to choose.
i*' "Margie. 1 can make you happier
than you have ever been in your life.
rWith ma ydu can live always in n land
of sunshine and flowers you love so
well. The Salvia can follow summer
Iuii over tats conn. margie. mum ;m
not find Joy in living in a place where
it would always be sunshiny afternoons?
"You deserve more from life tijnn
you have been getting. Margie, and
I can give it to you. I ran give you
every wi.ih of your heart except conventional
propriety. IX you come with
me, deat it will moan 'the world lost
and wm forgot.' You havo no blood
relatives that would grieve and T think
I could make up to you for all tbe
things you might miss in your new
life.
"Has your old life been so happy.
Margie, that you can concleve nothing
more blissful or fuller of content?"
All the time Malcolm Stuart was
talking, we had been leisurely walking
along the board walk. I heard his
voice, almost in a dream, for I was go
ihfc over our acquaintance anfl friendship
carefully and wondering if I Teally
did love him. Was this beautiful
comradeship between us love? If It
were, was I a nameless thing, fit to
bo classed with all those women that
bad been Dick's paramours!
"
PAGE I
! PATRIOTIC WOMEN GET
PLEDGES OF I
* MSB
Bp
. . PjBjMr
Women throughout the United St;
' getting their signatures of loyalty to
| Mrs. Charles 11. rushing is here slu
j a man s signature to her list.
| home ami that the ballot is the instrument
-In* needs to make her influence
,01..
; Second came .Mrs. Ellis. She was
;a handsome matron who had been a
i traiued nurse before her marriage. She
took up the argument, that because
women can't tight they should not
| vote. She cited the Red Cross work,
originated and carried out by women.
' aiid with equal emphasis sin*, cited
the numerous kinds of men who vote,
hut are ineligible for military servit e
Third. Mice Hanson spoke, and rhivjalry
was her theme. David Mark ham
tightened his lips as if to prevent re|
leasing the bitter words within. At
j tirst he hoard not a word she said,
hut even n surreptitious glance showed
him that he had never seen her
look more bewitching. She had wisely
chosen to wear lace ruffles peeping
out a' ne? k and wrists. Her auburn
hair \vu> topped with a rose-wreathed
white hate. Her voire was softly
! modulated, but her enunciation was
I .-n dear that not ;t word was inaudl;
hie. And her speech was brief,
j Concluding. she said: "Is chivalry
i built upon such an unstable foundation
that ir falls tottering to earth
|merely because a woman walks u*h> a
booth and puts a piece of paper into
a box as a means of approving or disapproving
of eertaiu public servant. ?
We women well know that it is not."
| It was significant that Just, at this
I point sin* dropped her lace handker
chief, and of tin* four men who darted
for it. David was the successful capj
tor who rcstbred it to her.
"1 have planted a garden of flowers,"
she resumed. "1 shall have to
S OF A WIFE 1
All my preconceived ideas about lite
were tumbling about my head. Had 1
been unconsciously encouraging Malcolm
Stuart, for I can tell you. little
book, that not until Malcolm had said
to me, "You love me," had I ever once
dreamed of such a thing?and I could
only say now to myself as well as to
him. "I don't know."
Again I heard his voice: "Margie,
dear Margie. I did not intend to tell
you this, for strange as It may seem, 1
too have a conscience. Had you attracted
me as most pretty wfllaen attract
a man. I should have had no compunctions
long ago in asking you to
come with me. hut you are not an ordinary
woman, my dear, in fact you are
so extraordinary that I can hardly fix
your type.
"In some ways you are the most
I courageous being I have ever known
and in some ways you are very much
j afraid. In some ways you are all softness
and in some ways you aro as hard
as nails. You do nor. lie to yourself,
I dear, and so you must have been unconI
sciously loving me. Bit now ihat you
; do know ?vou must kr.ow? give you
.lite credit of having the courage to
I take what belongs to you.'
"You seem very sure that I love
] vou. Maleolm. but do yon realise that
i not once have you to'.d Ine you love
I LUC ?"
I "Margie, they tool mt ! would iind
! you here."
| 1 turned quickly and faced Hick!
j He bent and kissed me and i introduced
j vim to Malcolm Stuart.
W;.yitfoooMuw
m\ <* WHATi T4
' CM Noui
i l|^
\ *
?oiTw
MEN TO SIGN
.OVALTY TO UNCLE SAM
r^'
ties are stopping nu n on tf 10 street ami
1 the I'n silent at this critical time,
tvn, on Fifth avenue. New Yorls, adding
I
us'? muni care to keep the soil in gooi
condition and to keep away hanntu
insects. Thar care will require propel
| tools. All over the world wouren ar?
{planting gardens ? homo gardens
j school gardens, kitchen gardens, civh
gardens gardens that grow hnmai
' flowers. They need the ballot as ?
i tool to keep conditions such that ihei;
human llowcrs may grow strong, is i
chivalrous to withhold that tool? \V?
women do not ask to usurp the plact
J of melt: we ask you to help us sto]
j from the pedestal where your well
( meant hut misguided chivalry has s<
' long kept tie. and we ask you to un
i derstand that what we want is u
walk and work side by side with you
Knowing the underlying principle o
justice in the heart of the Americai
man, we know that what we ask wii
be given us."
After the completion of the speeche:
I the earofullv nlannod osvi-holoeicn
I moment came and went with the con
J volition's unanimous indorsement o
| equal suffrage. David's "aye" wn
given in an unnatural voice, and In
i had a trembling leeling in his legs a:
I he rose with the other men while tin
| ladies passed from the room,
i As Alice passed through the doo
; she turned her head, pressed her lan
; handkerchief t?? her lips and flash
ed upon David a forgiving glance tha
! made him entirely oblivious of wha
; transpired for the next few minute?
1 He gave himself up to a brief bu
eestatie dream of days to come whei
h?? would he a welcome visitor to tin
summer house in her flower gardei
and subsequently his dream came true
! Dutch Tavern Coffee?"Pure, Strong
; Delicious flavor."?Advt.
\Wi
| J
Starting On The RoadT
with nature's romady?S. S. S. It
, ity to impoverished blood, raakint
j resist the gcrmi of disease, and
drive out diseaso if it gets a foot
system. If you gat s(clc you hi
chance for recovery if your b.ood
if it is run down. It is Import
your blood pure at all %6asons.
If yeu are *uf/?ring with Rheumatism
Eczema. <* Malaria, er Skin Eruption*,
evidences of disordarod blood and fat
purifier to drlvo out tho Impurities. S. 2
teed purely vegetable, and ia esDecIall'
a* a blood purifier and genera! tonic.
Get S. S. S. at any drug store.
substitute.
Write for booklet on blood dlsorderi
Advice, which ia furnished without cbi
Medical Dept 18, SWIFT SPI
ATLANTA, CA.
DOINGS OF
I ?
f*
wmmm
OMEN
1 RECIPE FOR
[| FURNITURE POLISH
By BIDDY BYE.
Eight ounceii Unseed oil. 1 -2 pint
I vinegar, 1-2 ounce alcohol. 1-2 ounce
| butter of antimony, 1-3 ounce muriatic
j ucld. Mix all of the Ingredients thor.
' oughly and keep In* a closely corked
bottle where children cannot rcac(> It.
i This is not a polish for pianos or highly
finished mahogany.
Cleaning Ironware.
Have ready a lump of beeswax or
mutton tallow tied in a piece of cheeseI
.-loth. Heat the Iron utensil until it is
hot enough to melt the wax. then rub
thoroughly. scour oil with salt, then
i wash In hot. soapy water.
To Clean Zinc.
I Alum and vinegar make an excellent
i cleaning compound for zinc. Boil one
1 ouart of strong vinegar, add 2 ounces
| of alum and stir until dissolved. Ap5
ply hot. Keep in a tightly corked botile.
Badly stained nickel can be
I cleaned by boiling in this mixture.
Recipe for Silver Polish.
One cupful wood alrtihol. 2 tableI
spoonfuls household nnnnonio. and 1-4
i rupful precipitated whiting make aa
" excellent polish for silver. "" *'
i the ingredients and keep in ..
i corked bottle. Shuke thoroughly b"
fore using. The polish should bo/of
the consistency of milk.
STOMACH UPSET?
Get at tife ReaJ Cause?Tpe Dr.
tdtyai ai' Olive Tablflfc
That's that thousands of stomach
- sufferers arc doing sow. Jptstead of
I takinj; tomes. or tryinjt to Hatch up a
1 poor digejtion. they at>c ajacking the
r real causclof the ailmcntc-Boggcd liver
, anil disorifcred bowels, jf
Dr. Edwards' Olive Tjojets arouse
,, the liver |n a soothing<Hittli?g way.
j i When ths{liver, and IkJHMs arc per,
forming _ ifcc i r natural Miction^, away
r goes indigtstion ?nd stMnach troubles,
t If you wave jt 'nadjtaste in your
-.'mouth. tongue coatud#appetite vnot,
.lazy, don't-jarc fcclindRno ambition or
, energy. troubled with Jr.digested footfs,
. j you should take Olives!''alilcts, the anb,
stitntc for rH. mel jf
Dr. Edwakds* Oliwe Tablets atfc a
ii purely vegetate cotfjpoinid mixed'ffcith
olive oil. You>wilJAcnov them by^fheir
j olive color. They do the work ivjfhout
i griping, crimps or pain. Jr
I Take ore or two at bedtime fi&quick
relief, ?o you can eat what jot like.
s At 10c andKac ucr box. All drag gists.
Pirrrpler, Disappttr
i There is ofjc rmicrfo thatMlriom fails
- to clear awaipall pitntylcs, notches and
other skin rtflgtions ami ijmt makes the
r skin soft, rf-nikard It^.iw.
Any <lni?r.ir\ can stJrlv yott with
zrmo. which yA^raflyovcrc-mcs all
> skm disuses. ArnWfaSs^na, itch, pini1
pics, rallies, black heads in most cases
pive way to >*emo. Frequently, minor
t Flemishes cHgnppe&r ovcrnigpt. Itching
> usually stons instantly. Zeran is a safe.
5 antiseptic liquid, clean, ensr to use and
s dependable. Tt costs only 25c; an extra
large bottle. SI.00. It mjM not stain, is
not greasy or sticky and is positively
', safe for tender, sensitive skins.
Tho E. W. Roue C?-. Cleveland, O. t
I it ??fer to j|r nit wfT Sftonc CO.
.V" i& .lutt, u.
tl4
fcvo a bettor [*7;
it pure than juV
:ant to koep r|| : x .
1 *r N*. I< M f?f Mnia
, take them at IKJ 1
vegetable blood ||3B ?? "LT^-TCL""*"""
5. 3. lo ru.ran- If?. 7" "
r rtcrameaCad [g*4v
D.,'t.cc.p? 1
In f
1 uji I K>* AtuiiTa OtP?i.
I. Medical ,Jh1 . ,
irto. Address: [yJu kk ,. ?^ .
:c,F,cco iu.ft.gaJ
THE DUFFS?(TOM WAKE!
_> 1 " " 1 1?r?
<j(?EAT (30HX Look AT
MN head ? that's the
result of that hai&.
TOHIC I Pur OH LAST
^IciHT-'WAIT UMTlL I
a. -T-, -SEE THAT DRIKSGIST!
T r
- 4
yENING, APRIL 4, 191V.
AND 1
To Clean Brau and Copper.
Wash the article In hot. soapy wate
| and rob with a paste of rottenstone am
sweet oil. It badly tarnished, cleai
I with a weak solution of oxalic acid be
tore washing. OxaUc acid la a poison
%
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G
The "bm;
are pleasinj
we expect
most exclui
I
i ?
Easter Mill
| A gorgeous showi
you. It is quite ee
ect a most beco
from a large assorti
as here shown.
A good looking hat can
$3.00 and from that on up
zz======
Beautif
You have an opportunil
such as is seldom offered i
The styles are exquisitf
about 100 distinctively di:
I Price
New Sk
Plain and flowered sil
plaids and stripes, also
plain serge and poplin, z
sortment, priced low, S3.c
Stylish
th<
Cut on the proper lines
see how well we can plea
and black, up to 50 size.
5 UP WITH A BIG HEAD.)
"jp| OHf. OF SoOf? CLERK.5 I) (a.
OLIBUCSTEU THIS POPE j AT
as a hairtomic- i used b<
some last ni6ht a?p
Look' At mv Head _J
PHE HQ
' it is dangerous to use if the skin is
r broken anywhere on the hands,
t To Clean Granlteware.
11 Allow one-half cupful of washing
- soda to one quart of water. Mix a!
; . quantity sufficient to cover the gran-!
1
^OOl
irt style" (
z countless purcha
you in today,
sive styjes are sole
? ,
?j < *?
linery Ne\
,,<Tor Easre&p
ng awaitsvXjJo
tsy .to sel- y^2.5l
ming hat jr
nerjt such sf CdltG
V s F<
Beautiful 1
suit or frock
i be had at w'hite ?nd bU
C\. f
to $2o.OO. .
ill Easter
;y this week to select a frock fi
n Fairmont.
j, every new color is here, and
fFerent models.
d $10.00 to ?
irts Net
, , , In handsor
ks, handsome match your s
good looking Gold
in endless as>0
to $25.00. Brand,
Suits and G
i Stout Patr
i to fit perfectly with little or
se you. Our assortment incluc
?BY ALLMAN.
r me look:) IFfffl it must h
T?E ??I ii'i I mew clerk
7ttle | fjj, yo0. he 6/
1' DEVELOPER
} mistak
lit
i _ i
>ME 1
ito Iron utensils, and boll them in tho
solution one hour. Ilub obstinate spots
with sapolio.
Guyandotte Club Coffee ?"The Au?
tocraft of the Breakfast Table."?Advrt.'
sn
r 11
^armentei
isers. Ma^f
before
I? \
inBIouses
car of Georgette Crepe,
ne and Tub Silks, also fine
rgandie.
0 to $12.50 j
rmeri Gloves
>R EASTER
rCid Gloves to match your
in all new colors, also in
ick.
)0 to $3.50 1
Dresses
om an immense showing,
the selections comprise
15.00 i
1
/v Hosiery
ne color combinations to
ihoes, also plain colors.
Striped Esco
, $1 to $2.50
oats
tor
on
no alterations. Call ana
lr?o fon rri?m? ophaam
iv;o rail, gitj, glCCXi, UlUC
I
n
Ave Beeaj our. ]
. -THAT WAITED OK
WE You BUSTJ?I
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