i ft THE DAILY I
f f SHORT STORY [[
r By BARL REED SILVERS.
av (Copyright, 1917, by the McClure
V ML Newspaper Syndicate.)
I " rrwHE acent of aple blossoms pervadI
ed the orchard, bringing to Anna
A Smith poignant memories of a
I ? , late afternoon three years ago when
l/J tn that very orchard Edgar Olllam had
Pa. aald his last good-by. The scene came
LAt back to her with startling vividness;
the plnk-whlte blossoms making a verH)
ltable|bower of each low-banging tree,
1 the moss-covered .seat In the very cen
) ter of it all, and Edgar standing before
1 her, his sun-browned face suddenly
B white, a look of infinite pain in his
B frank blue eyes. Anna sank down upon
the bench and covered her face with
? her hands.
' She and Edgar had grown up together.
Living on adjacent farms, it
had only been natural that Edgar
hould drop over of an evening to sit
S* the broad porch of the Smith resiS
^Ince. Their relations had always
/ been Impersonal, more like brother and
; Bister than girl and boy friends, and
t Anna had begun to look upon Edgar
very much as if he had been her brother.
The Qlllam farm was one of the
t >jnost prosperous in that section of the
r state; the Gillams themselves were all
i that could be desired socially, and Edj
gar, aB the only one and heir, was
, much sought after by the girls of the
village. He was a tall, upstanding
t young man, with light, curly hair which
/ Invited stray fingers, and' blue eyes
/ Which looked at one with a fearless
frankness which was almost disconcerting.
But there had been a deep hurt In
those eyes when he had laat said good- ,
by to Anns. The day had atarted off
, much as other days, but at noon Ned
/ Howell bad phoned over from the vilI
lage had asked Anna If ahe would
1 go auto riding with him that afternoon.
Anna, rather flattered by ,the lnvlta
tlon, bad accepted. Ned bad been East
to college tor tbree years and was
pending bis first vacation In bis borne
town. He bad gone from Glendale a
ratber nice young chap, looking for>
ward to college as a place for study ana
companionship. But during his freshman
year he had found that study was
i only a small part of the life of the university,
and he often drifted Into the
kind of companionship which is too
i often associated with undergraduate
i atmosphere. In other words, he had
i "fallen In with the wrong crowd and
bad become fast." His vacations had
I been spent mostly In fashionable seashore
resorts, but after his junior year
,bls father had Insisted upon his return 1
to Glendale, for a week at least. Aud 1
so lie had come back with bis college :
pipe, his flaunting ties and his big 1
red racing car. " i
Glendale hadn't known exactly what 1
to make of him. The older people had 1
' looked blm over ratber dubiously and <
j had suspended judgment; the young !
Ij reuows who nau always nourished vt'
aions of New York and Broadway took
him up eagerly and listened openmouthed
to his tales of social adventure;
men like Edgar bad shaken his
5 hand and marveled at his clammy grip,
4 and had thereupon placed him in his
' proper category. But the girls, spying
him first as he raced by the church in
his car one Sunday morning, had instantly
proclaimed that he was "wonderful,"
and had hoped in their heart
of hearts that they might some time bo
his companion in that big red car.
Anna had first met him after prayet
I meeting. He had come in the car evi|
dently in search of amusement, and hail
r sat in the back seat, a bored expression
on his willful face. Anna had glanced
i. at him out of the corner of her eye ana
J "Jack Van Renssalaer would not be \
[ at all reasonable Margie," said Paula,
. 'and pretty soon his mother awaken- '
r ed to the fact he was paying me more 1
| attention than was strictly in the bond j
I of friendship, and so one morning af- >
I ter breakfast when Jack had fairly s
| captured me away for a walk about
I the deck?she called to me. 1
I, "Mrs. Vail Renssalaer could be very 1
Winning when she wished and I did
not blame her for the disclosures at J
that time. After talking with me 1
quite a while on trivial matters which 4
meant only social amenities, while 6
Jack stood by and glowered at us, 4
she said: 'Just look at that boy. Miss e
Newton, one would, think he was unhappy
because this boat was not a a
" 'Mother,' expostulated Jack as his 6
' face became almost purple.
" 'Well, my dear boy, 1 am sure you 1
need not he at all ashamed of your *
Impatience. You knew your sister 1
and T started nhmnri with vnn mnnh
K earlier than we Intended simply be
I ?ause you were so unhappy so fat
from your sweetheart. You see. Miss
H Newton, Jack and Carlotta Mavis
have been lovers ever since he was
I seven and she was five, hut the affair
never really cluminated into a decla
ration. After Carlotto went abroad.
I however. Jack was so miserable and
disconsolate in selfdefense his sister
and I packed up and took this boat
much sooner than we had intended:
II could see this morning he was grow,
In* morose and unhappy again, and I
thought perhaps If I told you how
much he was in love you conld per
sonde him . to talk about It yourself.
Forgive a mother, Miss Newton, If she
would inflict upon you a task that
.might bore you;
"Margie I laugh to this day when
t think of poor Jack. He was the
heat imitation of a perfectly miBerI
able man I had ever seen. I almost
felt sorry for him, but I could not
rtflst saying: 'My dear Mrs. Van
ranssalaer, Jack (you will pardon my
^ wpaUlng your son Jack) told me all
Iwooi we lore, two aays ago. I confess
it seemed like the usual old stopr,
but now 1 am more interested.'
" 'Mother I will not stay here another
moment white you discuss my
iffalrs that you know so Utile about.
TO HAVE BEAT
Take a Luton from Jtna Cow
Fifth of a series of articles analyzing
famous beauties of America.
BY IDAH McGLONE GIBSON.
(West Virginian Beauty Expert Author
of "Confessions of a
"Those eyes are too dazzling for
daylight wear," said the man who sat
i ""jSPST "I beside me at the
I The eyes he referred
to belong to
Jane Cowl. Jane
has the moat beaui
tl[ul eyes held capa
tlve on the stage.
And yet the blue,
the gray or the
WrapF blackeyed girls need
' iHr 4 not envy 1,806 tbe
I W . golden brown of her
* ' f 1 ?J'es- Rather they
** * * should notice thcii
MRS.GIB30N expression on the
stage and screen
where they will be seen this winter,
for the beauty of the eye depends at
last upon its expression.
Health, form, the way it is set in t
bad caught his gaze full upon her. She !
had flushed prettily and had turned her
mention at once to the hymn hook,
out when the meeting was concluded ,
N'ed had come up to her at once and
lad asked If he might see her home.
Sdgar, she knew, was waiting at the i
ioor. as he had done for the past two j
rears, but she had nooded a happy ac- f
:eptance to Ned's invitation and had
massed Edgar with the barest smile. ; :
Ned had taken her home in the car, j '
iut they hadn't gono directly to her i |
ioube. I j
"We'll take a little spin," he had (
said. "It's much too early to go home ! ]
And so they had rolled along the j
tour.try roads while A'ed told her of
he life at college, of dances, football
;ames and week end house parties. He
lad been perfectly decent about it all,
ind although his glance had often ]
searched her appraisingly, he had gtv;n
every attention to the car.
"Perhaps you might he able to come
3ast to one of the dances." he had re- <
narked just before he left her. "I i
I I t
; OF A WIFE 4
with a comparative stranger.' i
"Again I laughed lightly, as I said, 1
My dear Jack, I hope after all you
lave said to me yourself on the subect
of your great and enduring love
'ou do not still call me a comparative
'Paula' exclaimed Jack In an agonzed
voice, 'please come away from
he Mater and let me explain.'
" 'My dear Jack there Is nothing to
sxplain. Your mother has told me
low beautiful and sweet and good Is
his dear little Miss Carlotta and you
pent moct of last evening telling me
iow deeply In love you were. What
dse was here to say?'
"I left them after this for the situstion
was too fnnny.
"You 666, Jack was perfectly pow- 1
irleas to say anything without tell- 1
ng his mother he had been making t
ove to me Instead of telling me of t
its love for his childhoods sweet- 1
, ""=?-?W|Wl* I /
I M 5WIMMIM6. I
is From L//e
I, 8aya Idah McQlone Qlbaon.
the face, eyebrows and lashes, and
last and most important expression,
is the way eyes should be classified
by the beauty connoisseur.
You can't have bright eyes unless
you have health.
Form can be made more exquisite
if one seta oneself before a glass and
shuts the eyes trying to illustrate
Never raise your eyelids until the
white shows above the iris, and remember
you can with a little practice
say more with your eyes than with
your tongue. One of the world's
most famous beauties said, "Glances
are the first billet dieux of love." The
mordern man is apt to put It In this
fashion?"The moment she turned
those lamps on me I was hers."
Like all things physical eyes must
have care. WaBh them every day with
, * ? _ V.I *1 OA .1 ? r->
pure iuivo wuiiu ?aiui. xiuu uau^/o
of boric acid solution to one cup of
water nnd use an eyecup. Do not rub
dry. Soften your lids until there is
no more moisture.
Never sleep facing a window and
avoid reading with your eyes facing
would lie pleased to have you come, you
She had been fluttered, immensely
nattered, at the ini(ilied invitation, and
when he suggested that they take another
rlde'the nest evening she had
readily consented. In the afternoon
she had gone Into the orchard to think
ibout It all. And then Edgar had
"ome. There had been a light In his
eyas which she had never seen before,
i husldness to hla voice which gave
ler a vague premonition that something
was wrong, lie had stood before
tor ag she sat ou the bench.
"What time did you get lu last
light?" he had asked abruptly.
She had looked up, surprised.
"Before 12," she had answered.
"Were you out riding with Ned
Howell all that time?"
Edgar had .cleared his throat.
"Don't you know," he began calmly
tnuugh, ''that Ned has changed a lot
linen he went away?"
"Ot course* he has; he's a college
nan now, and he talks of different
hings, and acts more like an easternsr."
"I didn't mean that."
"Whatdid you mean?"
"I meant that he fell in with the
wrong kind of men at college; that
ie's used to girls who drink cocktails
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DOINGS OF THE DUFFSon
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Set empty Jars In pen of hot wst
Select peers which are not too
Piece Is square of cheesecloth or
onds Into boiling water.
Plunge into cold water.
Drain and pack rapidly Into hot J
II packed whole, leave sums or
ting the second row fill the spaces t
Fill Jars with hot syrup.
Cleanae rubbers quickly In hot
Put rubbers and tops of Jars t
Tighten tops, not air tight.
Place Jari on false bottom of wi
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Put cover on wash boiler; boll
Start counting when water begin
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Invert Jan to discover leaks.
If any are found change rubbers
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1 gallon water.
Boil until sugar Is dissolved.
Strain out impurities.
Keep syrup hot.
Cut this out NOW and save it. 1
and stay out all hours of the night."
"How do you know?"
"I've heard it, and I can tell that he
Isn't any good by the way he shakes
Anna had idly plucked an apple blossom
which hung near.
"I'm sorry you don't like him." she
bad answered. "I'm going riding with
him again tonight."
"What!" Edgar's face bad grown
"And he's aBked me to go to a college
dance this winter, and I'm going,"
Anna had continued.
It was then that the hurt look had
come into Edgar's eyes. For a long
two minutes he bad been silent.
"I'm sorry," he had said finally. "1
don't want you to have anything to do !
*'' 4" " ' n"4 * "'onl dnnpn'f !
Willi i\CU. DUL WUaL l imui uuvuu v
make any difference, but I'm going to;
tell you something just the same. I'm j
not much at saying things, hut ever
since I was a little kid I've thought all
the world of you. And I had hoped that
in another year, maybe, you would
promise to marry me, and?and that
we could live on my place, and be together
all the time?"
She had looked at him wonderingly.
"Why, Edgar," she said finally. "I
never cared for you like that."
He had searched her eyes for a brief
moment, and then had dropped his
"No," he had said softly, "1 don't
think that you do."
That was three years ago. N'ed
Howell had not come to take her auto
riding; instead, ho had gone away
to visit a friend without so much as a
word to her. And Edgar hud left two
days later for California to take charge
of a farm his father had bought.
For three lonely years Anna had not
heard from him directly, nor had she
written to him. Each spring, at apple
blossom time, It had seemed as if she
could not bear it a moment longer. And
this year, just ten days ago. she had
swal.owed her pride and had sent him
a leUer. It was only a note really, and >
ended something like this:
?*111 At J ? U I
li yuu ouu taits tta juu uiu wucu
you were a littlte kid, you mlgh come
to me near ^he old orchard bench."
She had written ten days ago; there
had been plenty of time for him to
come, and each afternoon she had gone
to the bench and waited. It seemed aB
if he had forgotten.
Sitting now wlh her face in her
hands, Anna reviewed the whole
wretched affair. The scent of apple
blossoms brought to her poignant memories
A single tear escaped from her
tightly shut eyes and rolled down one
Suddenly a footstep sounded nearby
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StlNfr AUGUST 11917.
test rubbers for quality,
sr and let boll for XS minutes.
wire basket, and lower for 1* seeITS.
i, and place etch layer stems up, Mr
etweeu the two steos,-ets.
oda bath ( teaspoonful soda to 1
nb boiler, filled to within two inches
temperature as contents ot Jars,
tor 25 minutes,
e to boil.
and boil again for five minutes.
Vatch for tomorrow's directions.
and a figure stood before her.
"Anna!" some one said.
She caught her breath sharply, hardly
daring to look up. But when finally
she gained the courage, Edgar, slightly
older, but with the same frank blue
eyes, smiled happily at her and held
out his arms.
"I ?ftll rflrfl ar I did when I was a tit*
tie kid," he eald softly.
Her Husband Stolen.
GUEST, N. C.?Ira Hawk got a divorce
from his wife for Incompatibility
two years ago and married Myra
Stone. The former Mrs. Hawk
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for ?10,000 damages for alienation.
She claims the real reason for the
divorce was that her biscuits were
always flat, and she has Just discovered
that Hawk's present wife had
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pumice, thus stealing her husband.
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Make this lotion for very little
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it should heln to bleach, clear, smooth
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Any druggist will supply three
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P~ - HO, TTRV
STYLE AND UTILITY I
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By BETTY BROWN.
NEW YORK.?There Is both stylo i
and comfort In this bodice ami skirt.
Suggestions to Childless
Among the virtues of Lydia E.
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SRSW m but I was in poor
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