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Won by the Clock.
By c. B. LEWI8.
(Copyright, 1917, by the McClure
Newspaper Syndicate.)
CLIP?slide?fall! That was May
Palmer and she had fallen on the
icy pavement on hands and
, knees
"Helgho! Got a fall, have yon!"
That was Joseph Farlow, a partner
in a woolen house downtown,
j _ "Yes, I've had a fall," replied Miss
| May as sno iOOKca uy. ,
I Did you ever (all on hands and
knees on a hard stone sidewalk? How
It hurts! Your hands are numb in
j a minute, and (or a time It seems
as If you had broken five kneecaps.
You have simply got to have help to
get to your feet again, no matter If
you are a man. or a woman. The victim
had been to a house of an acquaintance
only (our doors from her home.
When she left her house the sideI
walks had been dry. Then there came
cold drizzly rain and put a thin sheet
of lea oveer everything. She left the
- nttfiibor's steps with the utmost confluence,
and had made progress for about
fen feet when the fall came.
And Joseph Farlow was coming a
long right behind her. He didn't have
any rubbers on his shoes but was stepping
along as briskly as a horse newly
shod. He wasn't a man to let a
little Ice interfere with him.
-"Come, now but I shall help you up,"'
he said as he extended his arm."There
you aref but you can't take a step alone.
Do you live anywhere about
"Right there," said Miss May as she
. pointed at the steps.
"Ob, that la easy. I shall put an
arm around your snouiuei- m
Jean on me, and we go up the steps as
Bafely as we walk a hall floor. Here ,
wo are, and I'll ring the bell for you.
Good evening, madame. I've got to
run for It or I shall he two minutes
late at the store. See you again some
time, perhaps."
' Miss May entered the house to play
baby for a while, and when she came
to explain the accident to her father ,
and mother the father replied with
a laugh:
"Say I'll bet you any money that (
man was Joe Farlow. He passes along
the street twice every day except
Sunday. He Is in business downtown. 1
and probably this is the time in his ,
career that he has let anything detain
him for one minute. They call him the
'Human Clock' because he is always
on time. If he is one minute late at
the store there is almost a panic. Yes,
It must have been Joo who helped you
up, and you had better look out a
little. Joe Is a nice looking fellow,
and he is making more money than
any young man I can mention. I
shouldn't object to having him for a
"Well, he didn't laugh at me, and
j -o rnnlin'l MisS I
tnat was gouu ui mm, .~v.?
May as she went to the medicine chest |
to find the bottle of arnica.
5 Out of curiosity, of course, she post
ed herself at a window about the time
she flgured'Mr. Joseph Farlow would
be due to come along next evening.
How would she know him? Why, do
you suppose a strange man can lift a
girl up on Icy walk, and put his arm
around her, and act as a post for her (
to lean against, and lift her up seven
or eight Icy steps, and hold her upMght
while he reaches out and pulls
the door bell, without her being able
to indentify him If she ever sees him
again? Of course she would know
him, and, if he looked up at the window,
she would dodge back.
Mr. Farlow came along. He was on
- - .v. ???Thera was a smile
I1Q16 to iuc outwim. auw.u ? _
on his face, as he passed the house, I
but he didn't turn his head to see it
anjViody was at the window. He
knew there was and that he did not
.even give a glance was a marl: In favMm
of Mr. Joseph Farlow.
^ Some days passed and Miss May
tarted in her car one da? to go to her
dressmaker's. When the vehicle had
traversed several blocks, some heavy
trucks got the chauffeur in a pocket
and he lost his head for a moment.
He ran the machine into a grocery
, wagon standing at the curb, and there
Nwas a crash and a scream. Joseph
Farlow was passing at that moment
He had gone to the grocery store on
a business errand, and he had given
himself just so many seconds to get
back to bis woolens. It is doubtful
If the trumpet of an elephant or the
roar of a lion would have made him
halt, but the scream Miss May gave
topped him dead in his tracks. He
saw her trying to opeen the door of
the auto, and in three Jumps he had
' the door open and was helping her out
and saying.
"It's you again, is it? Well, your
ichauffeur is not up to the mark. You
wl}l have to walk tne rest or ine way.
Jro Ice this time, and you won't get
B fall. By-by. I'm due at the store."
And off he went. Mr. Joseph Farlow,
fcnd more than one pedestrian got a
<118 from his elbows to make up for
for lost time. Maybe it was a month
later when Mr. Palmer, father
of May, sat In his office one afternoon
aBd young Mr. Farlow burst In and
, explained:
"Say, Mr. Palmer, I know you by
alght and by name, though we never
shook hands. You can ask any bust
nesfl man about me. I just called to
say that I want the privilege of calling
on your daughter. It has happened
that I met her on two occasions,
but we have not exchanged names.
* Am a tare tmatr man. hilt I will trv
A wu* ? '"v j . and
spare ten or fifteen mlnuutes
tome evening to call and make her acquaintance."
It -was a serious matter, but Mr. Pal"
mer could not help smiling over It. He
replied that Mr. Farlow might call
any evening and remain fifteeen mmHtee
or three hours it he would. If
Miss May happened not to be at home
they could talk over the state of the
market and moke a good cigar to,
gether. Mr. Farlow thanked him and
Crushed out so Impetuously that he up|
Jfcnn employe who was coming in.
*9ln about a week Mr. Farlow called.
He didn't look at his watph as he sat
down to see It be could epare fourteen
or fifteen minutes, but he was
gopo so interested that he almoit halt
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NEW YORK, July 27.?Fur on every- 1
thing has been the summer rule. Even j
the chiffon hangings of a certain smart !
drawing room ire bordered with fur. i
But Judging .rom tho vast number of
pelts required for next season's garments,
there 1b going to be mighty lit- 1
tie fur left for the use of the interior! 1
White fur, preferably fox and its i i
imitations, will continue to beguile I.
mucil money from the purses of fair! i
women. And especially alluring It Is I 1
when combined with black velveteen 1 i
or velvet. 1 i
The Paris coat pictured today gives'
an hour glided away. He had to go!
back to the store to help mark come!
toodB, but he made good time of it
when once clear of the house.
Miss May did not know whether she!
liked Mr. Farlow or not, even after lie:
had made half a dozen calls, but he t 1
kept calling so many times that she1
finally decided he was the right man j
She answered that way to him, when i
he camo to the point one evening, and [
she was not a bit astonished when lie) !
added: t
"Well, that is over and I am a very j
happy man; also a very busy one. I ,
shall probably be detained at thej ;
store until midnight."
And six months after her marriage,!
when May asked about the strange j t
ways of her hucband, she replied:
uu, mat is an rigm. vvueu 1 ustieu ,
him for $10 this morning to buy a lot
of things he threw me oveer a hum '
dred-dollar bill and said:
"I am two minutes late this morn- j
ing. Take this bill and keep the chan- (
ee- ^
r~T> Gene Ahem..\ J
Summer bugs and summer loonoy, i
f'rinstance the tennis cricket. With 1
the sun putting a tan on the rocks, }
plus a heat that would melt a (Ire >
you'll find his knobs the tennis crick- ]
et hopping, dashing, leaping over a
bake oven clay court, the sight of {
which would blister the skin of Kai
ser Bills advlso'r, Mr. Satan, himself.
They put a rag around their brow
(we believe to keep whatever they
hare In their cranium from popping
out) that makes them look all the
hotter and the bystander In the shado
gets an ache In his knog from Imagining
the splitting headache they're
cavorting around with in a bandage.
One war to enjoy daffiness and still
be on the outside wall of a bug boudoir
Is to grab a racquet and massage
a half rubber, half cloth inflated
ball over a Jersey mosquito net with
a co-nut tennis cricket, when old Sol
is lamming 'em oue to all corners of
the pasture.
Ca I f/bMCT AO/hilUIW Tin & f
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i good Idea of the way fur will be used t li
on the finest winter garments. This (tt
model Is also ornamented with broad j t!
stitchings of heavy white silk, while '
the girdle line is emphasized by a | e
splendid knotted cord. | ti
The black am: wnite conirast nas ior t
Its chief rival som- splendid all-black ri
combination of fur end cloth.
A design which has that much de- n
dred "different" look is developed in is
castor brown velour trimmed with
skunk fur. This artistic suit shows w
tiuge fur rever3 below the waist corresponding
to the collar revers, and the i.
elbow cuffs which are a pronounced it
feature of first winter fashion show- in
SAMMY?HOW $100,i
WASHINGTON, July 27.?"The first F
money from the $100,000,000 Red w
Cross fund ill provide for the com- tl
fort and well-being of American sol- fl
tilers, in France and in this country.
The aruiy and navy will do their part, C
hut the Red Cross must supplement ir
their preparations." T
Henry P. Davison, Red Cross wat 0
/ilioismon trrlil niO thlc Tl'Vlfm Ci
JUUUVii biininuaui iv?u uiw v...u nuwu .
I asked him Ids organization's first big |
lob. | *
"The Red Cross has an eye to the : 1
tremendous demands a really big J c'
American army in France will make, j s'
Just one example. Red (.'ross supplies j zl
used to get across the ocean some how.
any how. Space was found on crowd-' el
sd ships. Through the generous co-1
operation of commercial steamship ?
li.ies and foreign transport service all n
of the needed space has now been s'
provided. but more than this? w
through President Wilson's personal c'
interest and the co-operation of the c'
shipping board, additional space will
be provided when needed.
"When Red Crois supplies are landod
they will not clutter up theulready 1)1
overtaxed French railway lines. The w
Fted^Cross will have its own land service?huge
motor trucks using the
splendid French military roads. It Jf
oas already bought a fleet of motor *
trucks in Cleveland. We expect eventjally
to have many hundreds. These
will carry our supplies from the French
ports to troop depots. H
"The Red Cross already has Major
Grayson M. P. Murphy at work in
Present three ot these coupons co
of The West Virginian with 98c cash
with sewed stripes, guaranteed fast co
Realizing the need of every family in F
Flag to display on patriotic holidays, w
number of our readers at ridiculously sn
price of flags has almost doubled in the
to clip 3 of the above coupons consecut
The West Virginian office with 98 cents
cents extna for mailing if not called for.
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fifll //AW/M* wmwmwwA
lgs. Another clever rote of this cos-1
line is the gathered fullnosB beneath i
le arms.
in lino with the tunics and over-drapries
which will swish and swirl
irough tho coming winter, is the
ancled coal, with a skirt cut into irjgular
New coat materials are as soft as
elvet and seem to require fur as a
atural combination. Bolivia cloth
; more luxurious than ever.
/clour in both plain and fancy
eaves is used for both coats and suits.
Broadcloth will also be a 6taple suit
.aterial, and it is the one material
lore than all others which seems to
iprove when adorned with fur.
ranee with a force. Hospital manned
ith Red Cross units are In service?
le first units to carry the American
ag to tho Iront.
"But, just as important, the Red
ross and the Y. M. C. A. are arrangig
recreation centers. When English
ommies get a furlough they can run
ver to England. The French pollu
in go home.
"But our Sammies can't. Well, we
ant to arrange so they can come to
aris, for instance, get a room in a
ub-house, with baths and clean beds,
le American newspapers and maga:nes,
and have the feel of home.
"The Red Cross is going to look aftr
our men la the trenches too. We resntly
made a preliminary purchase
[ one million pounds of wool yarn,
ed Cross chapters will knit this into
weaters and mittens. Red Cross
orkers are preparing one million
imfort kits for our beys. Each costs .
ose to $2.
"At American cantonments, the Red !
ross will be on the job. We will have
arehouses at each, with supplies of
lankets, etc. We will work there, too
ith the Y. M. C. A., in providing recreLion
centers. For instance, down at
t. Ogelthorpe we have already pro
idecl a swimming pool and a home
ir convalescents. There will be a
.indred things Uncle Sam doesn't do,
rat we shal' try to do."
Mothers?Here are the contents of
l 91
nseeutively numbered at the office
and get a beautiful Flag 4x6 feet,
airmont and vicinity for an American
e have arranged to supply a limited
lall cost In spite of the flact that the
last few weeks. All you need do Is 1
Ively numbered and present them at
in cash and the flag Is yours. Ten
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AMt> POMV swiks . JI
JI I I I I I ' 1 1 I 1
the comfort kite the American Red
Cross la going to glre each Sammy: {
Khaki cotton thread.
Darnlnc cotton for soeke.
FIts needles.
One darning needle.
One needle case.
Thlry extra buttons.
Pair of tciaeori.
Safety pin*.
Common pine.
Small comb and brush.
Shaving mirror.
Packet aluminum drinking .cups.
Playing cards.
Writing pad, envelopes and cards.
Lead pencils.
Pocket knife.
Shoe lace.
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Diphtheria is a readily communicable
disease, most commonly affecting
the throat and upper air passages.
The disease usually begins with a
sore throat and a feeling of great weakness.
The appearance of the throat
varies. Sometimes the back part of
the mouth and throat are a dark red;
frequently a greyish membrane forms
in patches upon or about the tonsils
or may nearly cover the throat-and extend
down the air passages to the
lungs. There may be difficulty In
breathing due to the partial closing of
the passages by the membrane.
Fever, headache, chills and sometimes
vomiting occur. These symp- ,
toms often increase In severity ana
great muscular weakness and stupor
alternating with restlessness may develop.
Later there may be paralysis (
of the muscles of the throat and inter- i
ference with swallowing and with i
speech. Death may occur early. i
Diphtheria germ6 multiply so rap- j
Idly In the course of 24 hours there may
be many millions. Meanwhile they i
are producing diphtheria toxin, one of t
the most powerful poisons known
which is absorbed by the body and
causes tl*e general symptoms of the ;
The germs enter the body through i
the mouth or nose. They may be trans- i
ferred by kissing, coughing or sneer- i
ing or they may be transferred to the i
lips by the use of the common drink\rur
run nr nthpr litpnai] np hv flno-prs
soiled by touching some object which
an infected person has just used.
F. S.:?"What are the symptoms of
Loss of weight, falling appetite,
slight hemorrhage, chronic coughing.
All in the dame Boat.
A California court has decided that
a woman was not insane just because
she couldn't resist shopping bargains.
It had to make this decision to be fair
to all t Iio other women.
Do You Own
Has Made It
These flags are splend:
long, double stitched stri;
if you have not already
and get one of these flaj
rminmift anr! pets VO
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t confession;
"Margie," said Paula, '1 think most
beautiful memories I hare stored up
in my brain cluster around the sea. As
a child when 1 west abroad with my
mother and father 1 remember sitting
for hours watching the great waves
pounce upon and gobble up the frothy
white bubbles of 'the wake' left by
tbe great steamship.
"It seemed to my childish fancy that
the wondrous ocean god was avidly
drinking an Ice cream soda. I remember
saying this to a young man who
had become quite friendly with us dur-|
ing one of our voyages, as he stood beside
me one lovely afternoon, I always
remember the thrill I had when
he said, 'Why, Paula, do you know you
are a poet? It Is too bad you will be
a poor little rich girl when you knowup,
for If you did not have a great dear
of money you might stand a chance of
being a rich little poor girl.'
v\ nan i grow up, x answerea pruuly,
'I am going to marry a rich poor
man who will write poetry fbr me to
read, and we will go sailing about all
the world's sunshiny seas in the boat
1 am going to ask mv father to give
" 'What are you going to do when
the storms come?'
"I remember. Margie, I was quite
angry with him for suggesting such
a thing. 'Why, don't you know, when
you think out things for yourself you
would be a goosey to thiuk of storms
when you might think of sunshine?'
"He stood looking at mo a moment
and then bent down to my steamer
chair and placed his hand softly on my
head. 'God grant your dreams come
true,' he said.
"By one of th06e strange coincidences
In real life, when I came up on
deck after the boat had left the dock
dd my trip abroad for Emellne, I looked
Into the tired eyes of an old young
man, who seemed vaguely familiar.
"I had been shedding a few tears in
my cabin?no one had been at the dock
to bid me goodbye.
"I quickly looked away from the man
who smiled at me and was about to
pass oirwhen he said, 'Alas, poor little
rich girl, have they broken your doll
or your heart? Look out behind you
and you will see the ocean god is still
quaffing his Ice cream soda with his
accustomed gusto.'
"I looked again. 'Mr. Arthur Rubin!'
I exclaimed, and then I stopped,
for suddenly I felt I had made a mistake.
This man was so much older
than I pictured the friend of my childhood,
and his mouth, which for a moment
had held the sweet remembered
smile, settled into a hard little line.
The eyes lost their sparkle and became
almost opakue In their effort to tell
no tales. The raised hat disclosed
patches of white at the temples.
"'Are you Mr. Arthur's father?' 1
"Instantly a shade passed over the
still handsome face and he answered,
'No, poor little rich girl. I am afraid
I am no relation to that Arthur you
:an nal
One? If Not, Do Yoi
If You Do
vest virgi
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idiculously Small Cos
id quality, heavy cotton bunti
pes and double hem. Guarar
:upping coupor
begun, and bring them to th
is before the supply is exhai
u the flag.
Eir UP 1 nowlistem, \ MI
?, _J woo can't JVII
y kEARH Tills
I | five minutes
5 OF A WIFE iTf ||
knew so many years ago. Yet I still
Inhabit his body and answer to hia
"1 bold out my hand. 'Ton still have
understanding,' bo said as ba grasped
II, 'but In some ways you, too, have II
" '1 have changed. Mr. Arthur,' 1 said,
using the childish name I had always
called him. 'I am no longer a poor lit- [ 1
do rich girl. 1 am only a poor little
poor girl, bereft of the dear father,
mother, friends and fortune that were
mine when you saw me last. 11
"He looked at mo a moment and then
naked. Are you traveling alonef
"Silence again. Then he liftel his
hat formally and said, 'Good-bye, Miss
"I felt the tears smart my eyelids.
He. too, had cast me off because 1 was
n poor little poor girl. Honestly, Margie,
I never felt so forlorn in my life."
Children Cry
St. Mary's User Writes Her
Druggist Eloquent Nerv
Worth Story.
St. Marys has taken kindly to NervWorth
ever since It was Introduced
there two yearB ago. Many thankful
folks have endorsed It and willingly
consented to the publication of their
statements, as Mrs. Jas. Porter consented
In this case. This Is what she
told the Xerv-Worth druggist at Marietta:
Will S. Richardson?I do think your
Xerv-Worth is such a good medicine
and It has been quite a help to me.
I've had such a nervous breakdown
and 1'vo been so bad with stomach and
liver trouble, and so week and nervous.
1 think your Norv-Worth Is worth
a lot more than the price to me, and I
hope, to others.
St. Marys, W. Va.
Your dollar back at Crane's drug
store, Fairmont, 11 Nerv-Worth does
not do for you what Jt did for Mrs.
Porter. *
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iteed fast colors.
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