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THE DAILY !i
(-SHORT. STORY
* Miss Cherry Hat
By JANE 08BORN.
' {Copyright, 1917, by the McClure
Newspaper Syndicate.)
#<1\ d,d you 966 tha hat? Say. |
IViTom, did you sse that hat?"
It was not till Clara Tom'1
Bon?still known to customers as Mile.
Clarice la spite of her marriage to the
young member of the firm of Tomson
Brothers?had repeated her Interro
tstlon for the third time that Tom
Tomson, her brother-in-law, looked up
ftofn ills desk and grunted a negative.
And Just then the other Mr. Tomson J
s-HBob Tomson. Clara's husband-came
Itto his brother's otflce whero his
Wife was waiting to go to luncheon
With him, and before she had tlmo to j
St her question to him he had mado
it question unnessary.
/ "Say, where did you get the girl
With the cherry hat?" he laughed, and
then slipping Into his slang current
kbong the girls who worked In the millinery
workrooms of which his wife
Itill chose to be in charge, he added:
"Some hat, that. Did the kid make It
.herself?"
r! "You don't suppose she could havo
rwrno-ht it do vou? I guess there was
k fire Bale on cherries at the five anil
Un cent store out in Poduhk just before
she made her way to the city.
You wouldn't have to be told that she
Came from the country. But I'm not
fblng to let the girls tease her. She
Moms like a nice sort ana It's her
flfst Job."
1 "So long as she doesn't start in m
Signing cherry bats fof us you can be
t nice ae you like. Say, what does
o? dor'
"Just now ihe Is picking up pins and
Hipping bastings. She's a new apprentice.
we don't give them much to
3d till the eecond week and it Is sometimes
1 Is the plain Janee that make
file best trimmers."
"Well, she certainly has got original
Ideas in mlllnery," wae the huapand's
comment.
The elder Mr. Tomson continued to
Work at his desk, but he had heard
Jttst enough of the plain girl from the
poultry with the queer little homemade
hat to want to eee her. When
Jttncheon hour waa over and the girls
Bre flocking back to the workrooms
made a point to saunter out from
Ms office with hU eye peeled for the
SCrutf* hat In question.
He ear the girl, little Margaret Daw
' /*? youct apprentlso-Just as she stood
her locker, and before she had takM
off her much-discussed headgear he
iwf} chance to look and to smile. It
Wat amure llttlo affair that turned
r abruptly In the hack to show
t?B ? '" 'ant gints of Margret's hair,
Uiisporu. by peroxide or crimping
1/v'jS. And at.' ond the front and slight1;
to one side dangled that row of
cherries.
Hie girl who took off this piece of
?irce voi-v filmnlv ll t fi s s (i (1.
AU11I. UDI ,T MCiO 'VI; J
and surely had as yet caught none of
the ways of the citybrod working girl.
But her complexion was as fresh ns
a child's and her lips were as red and
full as tho cherries on her hat, and after
all, reflected TOtu, if a girl looks
good and pretty she lias fulfilled more
than half of her duty. Hats and Bmnrt
j [~x CONFESSiON:
"When I beard Arthur Ilubin prac-i
tlcally deny knowing me. Margie, it'
brought out all the fight In me. 1 said:
to myself, 'He is trying to make him-1
self solid with those society people,
and is afraid knowing me will spoil his:
I game. If that's it, I'll just spoil It for j
' him,' was my resolution, and calling!
oil mv nnu-er, ns an actress to my aid
I turned Quickly as though at the sound j
of his voice and exclaimed, 'Oh. Mr.
; Arthur ho^v wonderful! I never
I tthoughi to Bee you again.'
" Vf.hur Rubin was visibly embarrassed
but he recovered himself ami
turned i; the young woman with him
and said, 'Miss Van Ilenssalaer, may 1 j
present ray old friend, Miss Newton,
whom I have not seen since she was a
little girl?'
"Jack t an Renssalaer stepped eagerly
forward and smiled as he was presented
to me.
" 'Surely,' said he, 'You are the Miss
Newton who was the season's hit In
New York last winter.'
" '1 don't know about the hit,' I an|k
swered, 'but I am the Miss Newton who
R k>ln?rdB) in "'Tlien Wrtmon W? f'hrtCft" flt I
piuj-ov.
the Park Theatre.
" 'I was just saying I recognized yon
to Mr. Rubin and my 6lster,' he coni
tinued, 'but Mr. Rubin did not seem
to know you.'
'"You ace I did not know Miss Newton
had been on the stage?my acquaintance
with her was before she
was twelve.' Imperceptibly almost,
jack Van Renssalaer had placed himself
beside me and walking a little
faster, we had left his sister and Mr,
Arhur behind. Boyishly he plied me
With questions. 'Are you going over
Ao Paris to buy costumea for next year J'
1 " 'Ye",' I answered, 'but they are not
for myself.'
I "He looked rather myaified and J exP
plained, 'For the time being, I have
given up the stage.' I said.
" 'l am sorry Because i tnougnt you
were going to be my favorite actress.'
"I laughed. Jack Renssalaor was a
nice boy, Margie?at least two years
younger than I and I felt decades older
tban he. 'Well, you sec,' I continued,
'the stage is not all it is painted and
the kind ot engagements you want are
hard to find.'
" 'Oh, I would not think an engagement
would be hard for you to find
t after your success last winter.'
" 'There grown up an unwritten
law in the American theater, or rather
in the minds of those who manage its
destinies, that personality and type
are the only requisites necessary for
the successful actress. 1 was the type
r seeded in "Tho Woman He Chose." It
seems there is no play available with
the seme kind of a role in it at present
and no manager will try ma in anything
else.'
" "But" "The Woman He Chose" It
>AGE F
SWAGGER SUIT \
NEW YORK July 30?There's ?
nothing hit or miss about seashore '
fashions. Every little detail of *
beach and sea suit Is planned as a "
part of an artistic whole, For In- 1
stance a swagger suit of Jade green c
Jersey Is worn over black tights The jj
cloaftc Is fhced with Jade green tus- 11
sore, and while black goes to the j1
i matting 01 ine immeiibu euawi uut*
Iar
frocks are more or lesB supernumerary
then.
But Tom Tomson had little time to
think about the cherry hat then, and
although Clara and hts younger brother
found considerable time to cast bantering
remarks about "Miss Cherry
Hat," as they called her, Tom was
too much ^preoccupied to Join them.
For Tom was spending anxious days
and not a few sleepless nights over
the situation that seemed to threaten
his and his brother's position as
leaders in the production of smart
and exclusive women's hats. For years
thoy had received their Paris importations
of hats as regularly as the seasons
changed and now that the war
had cut off this importation even the
5 OF A WIFE
!
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still playing,' lie blurted out before he
realized he was getting rather personal
and begged my pardon.
"'I'm so glad you are on board,' he "
confided. 'I thought it was going to ; j1
be awfully slow with a lot of folk go-1 '
ing over that I have been seeing and !'!
dancing with all winter. I want to :1
meet new people when I travel, don't ]
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"10 leu you me cruiu. iviargie, i >vaa | fl
not paying much attention to what be p
was saying as I had caught my name c
spoken in Miss Van Renssalaer's flutelike
voice and I wanted to hear what |,
explanation Mr. Arthur would make ,
about not recognizing me
" 'I did not know Misa Newton, the
Miss Newt oil. I had known as the poor
little rich girl, had gono on the stage,'
he said. 'I met her as a child frequently,
either on the steamship or the other !
side.' !
" 'You crois very often; remarked i
Miss Van Renssalaer idly.
" 'About once a month,' he answered. [
" 'Why you practically live on an
ocean steamship.' she exclaimed in
surprise.
" 'Yes. Miss Van Renssalaer, I am
the man without a country,' he answered,
and 1 in surprise noticed a little
note of Eadness in his voice.
" 'And so I hope we shall see a lot
nt each othef,' said Jack Van Renssmlaer,
and I suddenly came back to the si
knowledge he had been saying a good | o
many things I had not heard at all. j b
" 'I hope so, I answered politely, if a
somewhat perfunctorily." it
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oini
enius of tba clever Clara could not
erlae models tbat would keep the
ame of Tomson at the bead of the liat
f wholesale milliners.
To Tom Tomson hats were what
one of coal are to big mine operators,
r "beat sellers" to the publisher, or
nagnetlc stars to the theatrical mangers.
lie could no more have designd
a hat than he could have designed
yatcht?110 more than the mine oprator
could have mined coal or the
heatrical manager could hnra taken
, leading role. But be knew, orhought
he knew, good hats when he
aw them, and It was his particular
usiness in tno worm or inuusiry to
iroduce hats that would sell. And
ince the war bad interrupted Paris
aiportations Tomson's hats had not
een selling extraordinary well.
Perhaps It wn3 because of this probsm,
perhaps It was because Tomson
sit aorry for the solitary little apprenIce?but
at all events he of all per
ons in the office took no part In the
antering that went on about her remarkable
pieco of millinery,- In fact
a days went on. no one could fall to
otice that Air. Tomson was taking an
iterost in the sweet-faced apprentice,
nd there was a look of understanding
mong the girls in the workrooms
vlien he had "Miss Cheerry Hat"
ansferred from the workrooms to his
wn office.
It was one fine day a few weeks
fter Margaret Haw started to work
t Tomson's that th? younnor momer
of the cohtpar.y came to Ills brothr
In a serious mood aud begun to talk
bout the girl. Perhaps the fact that
be elder Tomson had been tnking
largaret Haw to luncheon frequently
lade'the brother more bold.
"I don't want to butt into your prints
affairs," lie said, "but if you
eally want to be seen with that little
ountry girl can't you induce her to
ear a regular hat? Haven't you ever
poken to her about that cherry thing?
"No," answered Tom "I haven't, and
erhaps the reason I haven't 1b boaule
we have had too many other
lings to talk about. Miss Daw Is an
xtremely Charming And capable
oung woman."
"Oh, that's the way the wind blows
i It?" returned the brother. Well,
be does seem a nice enough girl. But
onestly, Tom, couldn't you do some
hlng about her hat? I saw a buyer
ho came In yesterday when you were
tarting out to luncheon with her. She
lad that hat on, and honestly, he
ouldn't keep his eyes off It. If he
oesn't think the girls that work hero
now any more ahout hats than that?
rell, business Isn't any too good as It
i, Tom, and It certainly won't help
intters any. You know that's the
a rn fun til oaf hnfq T ovnt* now' I
"I know business isn't any too good"
aterrupted Tom. "But It Is going to
ick up. Walt till two months from
o wand the books will show some lmrovement.
That Miss Daw has got
ome Ideas that are going to make
hings hum."
"You don't mean that sho knows
nything about hats! A girl that would
rear that?it's a wonder you don't
fant her to take Clara's placo in the
orkrooms."
"N'o. I don't think that will be neessary
She can stay here in the ofee
with me and simply hand her idea
11 to Clara for execution. If she mad"
hat hat with the cherries we could
ouble our business in six months,
hat hat'B a masterpiece, if you saw
woman at Piping rook or at the
leimont track wearing It you'd get
lara to have the girls copying it fast
HOME FOLf
There are' so many people In Fair-1
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iat it Is nothing new to see their tesmony
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Mrs. Annie howellyn, 215 Kewton i
Ircet. this city, says: "i developed a I
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Ide, extending downward. Tills i
nused me to hecoma nervous and (
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DOINGS OF 1
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enough. It ia Juit became you aren't
used to seeing an original hat on a girl
in Miss Daw's position that you were
amused by it. I am convinced that
she didn't make it."
"Who did then?" ?
"I don't know, but Tm going to ask
her."
It was an hour later when Clara
had returned from luncheon and she
and her husband and Msrgret Daw
were closeted with Tom Tomson in
his private office. Form the tensity
that some sort of surprise waa in
S'on*.
"Well, now we are here, what It the
news?" The younger Tom son began.
"That Miss Daw haa consented to
marry me, for one thlnji' beamed
Tom, "I guess it Is no surprise that I
wanted her to?and now I am going
to get her to tell us who made that
cherry hat. She has never told me.
I have only guessed."
Margaret reached to ber deslc where
the much-raanligned piece of millinery
was lying Holding It caresslftgly In
her band she turned It over, and there
revealed the name that made Bob and
Clara start hack with surprise. It was
the name of the greatest of Parisian
milliners
"Now I will tell you my little story.'
Murr,ret explained. "1 came hero withi
a purpose. I have studied costume de-:
sliming for several years in this country
end nhroad A few months ago, 1
joined forces with a group of students,
and designers, who wore of the opin-'
ion that the American manufacturerj
and the American public clug to Parisdesigned
hats and garments merely
for the name. I wanted to find out if i
we were right. I managed to get that'
cherry hat and a few others through!
Paris in spite of the war. This one j
was regarded as B 's masterpiece.
t ?1. ? V, - nnnABf,n?Un
1 WUitJ n ?Vikuuub tuc av-wcaoui ico luai
would lead you to believe It was an
extraordinary hat. And for weeks 1
thought I had proved my point. I U6ed
to hear you laughing about it. Then
Tom?who has the reputation ot knowing
more about the American demand
for the hats than any one else in the
trade?began to suspect that it was
a masterpiece. Not long afterward
one or two of the buyers from the exclusive
shops noticed it and became
interested. So, you see, I have not
proved my theory. But it doesn't
really matter "
"No," Tom said, taking up the thread
of the explanation, because she isn't
going back to her artistic friends any
moro. She has consented, even when
we were man-led, to be the court ot
appeals on all matters of hat designing."
Clara, with infinite tcnderne\s, was
now examining the cherry bat, peering
with the air of a connoisseur into
every cranny of the creation that had
once caused her so much amusement,
touching gingerly the cherries that
onco had been the source of so much
merriment.
"Well, anyway, Tom," she said, "1
knew there was sometmng runny a
bout the hat the first time I saw it. I
guess you remember that 1 was the
first one to attract your attention to
it, wasn't I?"
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I have taken the 'Favorite Prescription'
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It seems to me, the clieerfulest
0' all the folks there Is,
Is these here folks that's been
Afflicted with the rheuimatiz,
Er had some offul sorrow,
Er trouble er de3case,
And folks that'3 alius feelin' well
And alius had their ease, i
Arc usually the kind that's
Klnda grouchy, and complain,
If they happen fer to git
A little tiny bit o' pain.
And folks that's had real sorrow,
Er real trouble er dlspalr,
Are cheer ' and happiest,
0'all the here air.
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