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ll SHORT STORY ?1 She Threw Apples. Bp-1 ; By c. B, LEW 18. 1 (Copyright. 1917, By the McClure Kg,.\ ; r. Newspaper Syndicate.) i" A MONG the hippy hearts out tn a k A .certain country diacnct that AugfT-T net day were two nearta not more | :? than a mile apart, which were probarfji'i bly happier than any other two. [f.i: ' One belonged to Miss Ruth Gordon Eff&i and the other to Clyde Belmont, Mils [ 'Gordon was a teacher in the puouc Kg? schools of the city and had been Inb . ylted down to the Cedars to pais the |r>.; month of August with friends, Belmont was\a Junior partner | In a department store and had three |$p,* weeks In which to take a needed va[. cation He was a young man onlyj twenty-six years old, and if there was; ||Pf.' ever a time In his life when he had, romantic notions the business of helpIng to manage a department store had Pjjfadmen It out iUiQ, At nine o'clock on that morning ^mentioned Mr. Belmont eat on thej %['. "rveranda of a manor house belonging, &$, to a Mend and smoked a good cigar i and beard the robins and the blueIt" birds staging. Thla was a novelty to jzr: him, He had marked down capes, cloaks and dresses several times a fe year, but there were no green trees ( , and , staging birds and babbling brooks !Jte\ about it. Miss Ruth wasnt on any veran'da. She waB out In the orchard instead | wandering over the grass, which had If been dewy three or four hours before. I She jiad spent months teaching stupid children, and she was glad to get out In the country and watch the e wallows lEr soar Into the blue sky. In fact she pi felt like a young colt, and she almost ffiJ '-made up hpr mind to climb one of the / v' apple trees. She was visiting her fjgj friend, Jane Craven. It was Jane who led ber Into trouble. She picked up apples and began to throw them at s tree, and, of course, Ruth followed j the example. They were in a part of the orchard bordering the highway, , and such apples as missed the'tree at ' which they were thown fell Into the highway. Of course neither of the girls noted this fact, nor did Jhey remember that It wise a^naln traveled road, and that soma vehlcl^ was casing every five. ' minutes during the day. They threw! and threw, and giggled and laughed.; A. hey would have looked on their! I ^ throwing with contempt. A auy m-1 r. \ ways swings his arms when he throws.' Jy 'This,gives directness and force to the I.'r missis to-his hand. A girl always lifts | > " her band over her shoulder to throw, f' The mlssle may hit anything within a rod of the mark she throws at. There , jl- ' ' .'were plenty of apples on the ground, i 11;- for the worm had been getting in his If work during the hot days, and it was I v great fun. The girls were still throw- 1 fti' " tog when a young man suddenly ap- 1 fj peared before them, coming from thhe [ highway. He held his bunched handIt kerchief to his left eye and there was jj t pretty fierce scowl on his face. Nslth- 1 [ er girl had ever seen him, and they I' stood with apples In their hands to see It" What errand he had com? on. [f1 A few minutes before this episode, i [I Mr. Belmont bad finished smoking his II ' cigar. He did not feel like walking, I 1} but when the auto came around and H the chauffeur said he was going to the " ' It . ^/^MrcQQinisJc || M J ujuivi ik. If, "Do you know, Margie," said Paula, [!. "I Have often thought those four lines li" . in tie poem, .1 B 'I think In the lives of women and men IT that all would go smooth and even 111 If only the dead could tell just when if To com? back and be forgiven,' H could be applied to the living as well. B .There was nothing tor me to forgive In'Jeff, but many times when he was If i '' away from me I thought I would have B,;'" been glad to creep Into his arms and If) have said Tm h6me in your heart at |r last, dear.' |f "But somehow when Jeff was with If - me I felt differently. Tou see I telt I \ 10 ears of htm and after being out in BI the world and tasting the glorious adn' . venture of work I had become intoxlI! eated with its freedom. I know If I , L married Jeff I would have to settle , down and do nothing again. "Ag I read Jeff's letter, However, re . same to me that 1 knew nothing about < what glrla who worted did except those 1, who worked on newlpapers and on the ' I itage, both well paid employments and i both rather exciting from the first. "Alma seamed as a newspaper wo- ' man to^have the mAt enviable job of . all?|er work was always interesting. ; always new. I twas sometimes very ' hard and entailed l6bg hours, but there 1 was always a reward at the end in the . Shape of a good human interest story ' ( "_ and a new viewpoint" II "But, Paula," I said, "did you not lip meet eome of Alma's friends?news paper women who ware mot successful, who hated their Jobs. Pat has tola 1' me three oat of five newspaper women H ire not able, either through poor health Hi or lack of energy, to etand the gaff." IP- "That la true, Margie. But most of H these girls would not be a success anyR where. There are a lot of women who If Want the success which only comes | from concentrated effort without the I1 hard work and cloee application it entails. Alma used to work early and m late and here ia the tragedy of all temwl' . inlne effort in the great outside enI deavor. . To get the same degree of k: 6Ucc6bb a woman must work twice aa Ki f- hard as a man." jv - "What la that, Panlaf I asked, f "Because some mu hu to be shown, I end down deep In every man's heart K there still lurH* the Idea that no-wo man can do a man's work. I used to Mr notice how much easier It was tor sfe'Tob Parry tp "put over* a story than P'3- tot Alma, and yet while Tom,was a BSviUeast eeren times ont-otten. J /1 I lad IJ M m | i ' X'vJxJ B STIFF NECK DECREASES STRENG By MI88 VALLERY MAHN Western Aquatic Marvel. Anything worth doing at all la worth doing well. The quotation certainly applies with all Its force to swimming. There are thousands of men and women who say they can swim. But can they? Ia mere ability to remain above water and cover certain distances really swimming? No. ?*- '?-ui-k niaw thr/meh Dimpiy rauifi avio w r ?water is no more swimming than a doubtful similarity to a landscape in oil constitutes painting. Not to be a real swimmer means that at least half the enjoyment lq passed up. And being a real swimmer doesn't, mean being a champion. If you don't know how to exert your strength with absolute freedom from poor breathing, then swimming has not been learned. Inability to breathe correctly Is the greatest single drawback to swimming as a pastime. Fear of plunging the face into water when one is learning to keep afloat causes this sometimes nerer ending discouragement and creates the weariness which spoils the greatest of outof-door summer sports. Many swimmers never learn to get away from the natural loss of strength which comes from trying to hold the neck stiff and above the water at every stroke. ' * ?a .?s Greatest swimming comiori sun ucvelopment of speed and long distance ability is based absolutely upon being able to exhale with the head-well submerged and to a point where there is n'o unnatural holding up of the neck. Some persons can keep the head submerged longer than others before drawing it up lor a new breath, Whatever stroke you are using you muBt learn to turn up the head and draw in air through the open mouth when required. Then thrust the head back again and exhale through the mouth and nose, tgany of the best swimmers raise the head and Inhale after the completion of every stroke. Are you one of the hundreds who constantly exclaim, "I have plenty of endurance out of the water but tlr? swimming?" Then you look at some frail appeals ing girl or boy cutting through the water with the greatest ease, and you k-nnHor hnw thpv An it. Thev have learned the knack of breathing properly. Your strength doesn't cut much figure until you have overcome the tenk dency to strain your neck and lower your vitaltly by keeping the mouth and chin constantly above water. You are not a real swimmer unless you have learned, to breathe' properly., Ordinarily determination will reward j you with perfect breathing power in the water. j, villiage, tour miles awaj-, the junior partner made up -his mind all at once i that he wonld go along, and he took a I seat In an easy and contented manner. 1 He was enjoying the scenery and try- i Ing to drive the price of fall hats out of t his mind, when a bird came sailing t ?ut of a tree at his face. That is, he i thought it was a bird, but when it , struck him in the left eye and fell at his feet, he saw it'was prn apple?not a yellow harvest apple good to eat at any hour ot the day, but a dried-up, green specimen, it was solid, though, and he felt that eye ewelllng in less than a minute, it had been deliber* > Of a wife 11 i . < tired of her job. She was just as en- ] thosiastlc at the last as at the first of c a story,. I would have loved to do news- 1 paper work, but I know that was not i In my line. Alma used to say I could t not see a story unless it rose up and c hit me In the face. "I also was much interested in being a congressman's secretary although I did not hold that position long enough to get used to it As an actress I felt I was at my best and if only the acting had been all of It, I would have made it my life work." "Don't you think a great many temptations come t oa girl who goes on-the stage, Paula, that do not come in any 1I. I. llfoV Ututu TMft IU 4**U "No. all this talk about the lure ot che stage is pore nonspaso.. A woman or girl has temptation always, if you call the lure ot sex temptation, the moment she leaves the protected shelter; ot her father's home. If she he lazy j or naturally weak she will be apt to choose the easiest way/ but to the! right minded girl there is no more dan-1 < ger in being on the stage than there is j in being a stenographer or a hospital!. unrEeJ' j j "Swely, Paula, a nurse who gives j her life to alleviating the suffering of! j the sick is Immune to the attentions of j men," I said. i "Aek some of them," was Paula's juick reply. 1 u I A / M I H - il7 I ' i?*e ... ' r < v* jfi> " * i - YOUR !TH FOR WATER SPORT! VALLERY MAHN. itely thrown at hhim. Some one wantid to injure him for life and make a meeyed junior partner out of him. Mr. Belmont was not a young man vho could be insulted and abused with Impunity. He wanted to know who aad thrown that apple and the whys ind wherefore of it. He leaped from .he auto and penetrated some hushes, ind lo, he stood before two goodlookng young ladies, where he had expect MOTHERS, A A Wonderful Pres Mrs. Laura G. Neimer, of 722 MarcetSt., Wheeling, AV. Va., says: "All :hrough my married life Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription has been a great help to me?has saved me nany doctor bills and lots of sufferng, I have taken it during expectan:y and found It a wonderful help in teeping me well and strong, and my :hl!dren are all healthy. I also took t when I was suffering from a ner oub break-down and it restored me ,o health. "I really do not see how I :ould have gotten along without MRS. LAURA J. NEIMER Favorite Prescription.' It certainly las been a great help to me and will ilso help other women who are ailng If they will give it a fair trial. So matter how much I would say in iralse of this medicine I could not do nmtUi T arm olmavB flritriatnfr luguuw WW AIM <& uu-i ainw^N ?W4MC) , ay friends to take it." Dr. Pierce's favorite Prescription ms been a favorite with women for DOINGS OF THE DU] ?ffI IT WOOLD SERVE 1 TOM RltfHT IF X ^ *i HE WASSOOD L6OT /WD SICK FOfc. 010 TAKIrfS US ON A J TOiP JJKETHIS L Sr? ed to find a farmhand or two or three bad boys. He was expected to say something, and after recovering from his surprise, he stammered ont: ' "Some?some one threw an apple, and It hit me in the eye!" i'Yes w? ware tnrowing apples,-- replied Miss Rath, who stood nearest him. "I presume It will give me a black eye." continued Mr. Belmont, as he dabbed away with the handkrcchlef. "I hope not." said the girL "You see. I threw the apple myself. I threw It with all my might It missed the tree and struck out and I am very, very sorry." "But he shouldn't have been passing just at that moment," protested the other girl in rather impudent tones. "Perhaps not" said Mr. Belmont be Ing a little Indignant. "Oh, yes, you shcbld,*' answered Misg Ruth. "You had a right on the road ol course. I am afraid we were very careless. Your eye is already swelling. Yes, you will have a black eye from It. I have heard that hot vinegar and brown paper will reduce the swelling. Won't you come In and have the eye treated?" "I thank you, but?but " And Mr. Belmont got out of the fix by walking back to the road and asking the chauffeur to take him hack to his friend's house where he found treatment. That eye turned black and blue, and for the next ten days Mr. Belmont had something new to care for. Then he rode out land who should he meat but the two girls driving In an opposite direction In their auto. They saw the black eye while yet some distance away, and the girl who had not thrown the apple called an amused smile to her face. Miss Ruth looked her sympathy. She ask ea DcllI a aoswu queouuus auuui, kuai eye, and vowed that Bhe could never c forgive herself. Why couldn't the c apple hare struck the chauffer in- 1 stead? There was a little more talk and then they drove on. 1 Once more before each one returned to the city the junior partner and 1 the school teacher met, and affaire progressed well with them. The black and blue left that eye and it wag as good looking an eye as the other, and both eyes could see that Miss Ruth Gordon had a very pleasing personnel. It wasn't three months later, and af- ( ter several calls at Ruth's house, ( that the Junior partner made bold to say: I "Ruth, you extended your sympa- 1 thy for my black eye which you ere- I ated. That wasn't all the havoc you did that day, however, and I am going i to ask you for sympathy for my i wounddd heart." And, of course, Miss Ruth was very , good to him, and the dry goods bus- ] iness continued to be very prosper- j ous. ?: *-* t t FORMER LEGISLATOR DEAD. WELLSBURG, W. Va.. July 20- ( H. C. Hervey, a prominent Civil War j veteran and former state legislator, died at his home here early this morn- t ing, after a short illness. He was t elected to the House of Delegates on -c the Republican ticket in 1892 and 1 TViroa rlemerVitorc ciirvivP IUI/UI i ui ww * - ? , ATTENTION! cription for Yoh! nearly fifty years because it contains no alcohol or any narcotic. It is pot up in liquid and tablets and is to be found in any drug store. If not obtainable at your dealer's, send $1.00 to Dr. Pierce, Invalids' Hotel, Buffalo, N. V., and he will mail large package of tablets, or send fifty cents for smaller size. Mrs. A, R. Hicks, who resides at 1719 Virginia Ave., Huntington, W. Va., says: ,"Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription was a great help to me during expectancy. My health seemed to fall?I became all run-down, weak and nervous, could not eat nor sleep and was nauseated all the time. I was in very bad condition and even the doctor did not think I would get along all right, but I began taking 'Favorite Prescription' and it brought me through in splendid health and my baby was strong and healthy. I do recommend /Favorite Prescription' as being a splendid medicine." Mrs. Mae Castle, who lives at 1719 4th Ave., Huntington, W. Va., says; "After my oldest child came I was left with weakness, never seemed to get etrong afterwards. This womanly weakness caused ms to become all run-down, weak and nervous. I doctored and took different medicines, but did not get any better. I kept this up lor about ten years and v&s getting very pouch discouraged when I learned of Dr. Pierce'B Favorite Prescription, and this medicine along with the 'Pleasant Pellets,' 'Healing Suppositories' and 'Lotion Tablets' completely cured me?built me up to health and strength. Women who are suffering with a weakness of any sort will And relief in Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription." PTS?(THE GIRLS ARE AL1 ' ""j'' hi i #m ' i ;P1?N X-"B -iSk1 ^ '# flv^L. I 'BflB ' # . ; 'J; > ' :$> %m"* .', I. g ' g '. B! trnrn^^' A HEALTH HINTsj Warned by the plague ot Infantile paralysis that Bwept New York City last summer every community in the country should keep up Its guard against the dread disease this sum- . mer. It has a tendency to recur in the rears following the outbreak. It attacks strong and well children showing no preference for the feeble Mo relation has been found between food and infantile paralysis. Many sables were attacked who were exclusively breast-fed during Its sweep through the east while a great deal of he milk used by bottle-fed infants who vere victims naa. seen paateunzea oe'ore using. The prevalent opinion Is to regard nfantile paralysis as a contagious disease. In this view the disease Is retarded as being spread by the dis:harges. chiefly from the nose and hroat of those ill with the disease. !rom convalescents, from unrecognised ases. or from carriers, those who have lot been sick but carry the virus. The strong possibility that infantile jaralysie may be transmitted by vernln, biting fleas, mosquitoes, rat fleas >r other vermin must be considered, n addition to talcing all precautions igainst a contagious disease, efforts nust be taken to destroy insect life. Streets shonld be kept clean and 'ree from dust . All garbage should be apidly removed. No manure or filth ihould be allowed to accumulate. Staglant water In brooks or receptacles ihould not be allowed to become the ireeding place of mosqultos. Flies ihould be destroyed and their breeding >recented. Efforts should be made to sxtermlnate rats, If domestic* animals show any signs if paralysis they should he Isolated ir killed. Houses should be carefully icreened. % HEALTH QUESTIONS AN8WERED. Miss J. S.?"Is there any sure way c if getting rid of bunions?" j Onlv hv ?. *nrcHr?fll nnftratlnn ?~ J METZ. / 1 William Haught, Joseph Nutum and lhas. Freeland attended the Ou and t las association at Parkersburg. Mr. and Mrs. William Taylor, ol' % vermit, West Virginia, hare returned lome after risiting friends at this 1 jlace. The ltitle son of Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Delaney who has been danergonsly ill s better at this writing. Ottis Metz, Miss Mollle Metz, Mr. 1 ind Mrs. E. Moore, Mr. and Mrs. ' J. Thomas motored to Washington, c 3a.. recently. j Grover Chadwell has returned to his'place from Smithfleld. The new gasoline paint which is uri- E ler construtcion at this place is pro- t gressing nicely. e Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Furbee have re- , :urned to this place after a business rip to Smithfleld where he was called 6 ito complete some work. t Mrs. Minnie Curnon and children ot j AMERIC ' . ] Do You Own 1 THEV ? Has Made It I Ri rrinAftA orrr OVA cmlnnrH/ XXiCDC UOgD UAV long, double stitched strip START C if you have not already b and get one of these flagi coupons and 98c gets you D< LIN ON THEIR OUTING.) %00d3 ?Juwly ( Continue to , This 1 m Anm awe/m g' \ Sl Frequent arriv; the season enat newest in mill! becoming head shown at all G: politan cities. )hio, axe visiting Mr. and Mrs. H. C. i 'errell. I Virgil Thomas, of the Kansas Oil lelds, la home on a visit. Mr. and Mrs. Ross Dye. of SteubenAUI? ... tr. - ? J if? uxo, uuiu, are vxoiwug iur. auu aim. I. C. Campbell. Mist Laura Campbell 1b vlelting Stuhenrille, Ohio. Fred Martin has returned from a dslt to Pittsburgh. I Mrs. L. R. Metz spent Sunday vl6ltug friends in Manningtpn. 1? FRUIT CROP MOVING.| MARTINSBTJRG, July 20.?West , Virginia's great fruit crop has begun : o move. The first carload shipment if apples, "Yellow transparent," has 1 leen Bent out of this county at $5.25 J ier barrel net at the local shipping , itatlon. Shipments ot peaches will ] legln tomorrow. The entire crop of 1 larly apples, the "Duchess," of the ' Udgeway Orchrd Company, has been old to a Pittsburg concern at $5 per i larrel, run of sizes, net at local ship- i ilng station. TUP A A MM-ji :an nai emblem One? If Not, Do You If You Do vest virgi Possible for You to Si diculously Small Cosl i quality, heavy cotton bunti es and double hem. Guaran ILIPPING COUP(? egun, and bring them to th< 3 before the supply is exhau i the flag. O IT NOV -BY ALLMAN, IVI H mm J I I T I I J JJ MM JmmMH It ? 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