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I. [ THE DAILY ||!
SHORT STORY
A Fortnight of Phillippa. '
By SUCAN 8ANFORD.
|St Copyright 1917, by the McClure Newa-l
ST* paper Syndicate.
If (IK you don't like the company I
keep? the door Is not locked,"'
* Anne said defiantly.
Hayden ewore Inwardly. "It will notj
need to be locked?againet me. Miae
I Durion. i Dia you gooa evening." nei
, said, rialng, his hinds stoically at his
f sides. With a ceremonious bo*- he;
walked steadily toward the''door, it
burst open when he was two feet from |
It, thrusting him back In the room. As!
?. h0 straightened he saw fronting him ri'
wlldrose fate, with star eyes, blue as!
the sky, now full of Innocent concern. |
with red lips that cried, "Oh. have ij
hurt you? 1 am so sorry?It was very1
heedless of me.". '
"Don't cry, Phil?Xlr. Hay den was!
just leaving?else 1 should .present |
him,' Anne said with a smile of softi
^fcjgllce. Hayden stared. So this wasj
Puillippa Sands, of whom he had heard :
such tales. An audacious flirt, cvcni
hinted at as co-respondent In a pend-|
tag divorce, he had felt more than jus-i
; tifled In begging Anno to have done
with her?Anne, who was like a sister'
to him, only dearer
" "I believe In omens," he said, facing
about. "Therefore, I shall not go unless
you Insist on it " His eyes ask- i
ed for mercy. Anne was loth to grant I
it; 1t hurt dreadfully to have him say 1
such things of Phil?Phil, whom she' (
knew in her own heart to lie as i leanj I
1 and honest as daylight yet unhappily It
dowered with a charm she was too in i
nocent to comprehend. Men felt it?j i
| whether or no. Phil was specially dead-! \
1/ to the married, through being so|.
refreshingly unlike the average ma-|
tron, at the same time so fui of child '
likb appeal.
"Stay?if your 'pressing business- '
i can wait," Anne said, as ungraciously; '
! as hospitality would permit. Phil!
opened her blue eyes wider than ever j
She felt the spiritual tension. Had L
Anne quarreled with this big master- i
' ful sweetheartlie must be her'j
sweetheart, since there was no one'
else?Phil could not conceive Iter dear! (
1 Anne unsought. She greeted him pret- (
tally, talked smilingly for ten minutes.I
then caught up a hook and ran away.!,
I Saying uvcr un auumuci, i .... ill.. in | j
get it?wouldn't sleep a wink tonight1,
if I did not find out Just how the end-i
came. I know, of course, she Is going!
to get hint?after hating him half way't
through?but 1 don't know how " ,
"May 1 apologise?" Hayden askpd f
as her footsteps grew faint outside.
Anne looked at him steadily. !'
"Why?" she asked "Phil is?just'i
the same. I told you she had been'
shamefully lied about. You stood in i
awe of Mrs. Grundy until you saw|
her. '
"Are you Jealous like those others? " 1
Hayden Hazarded. Anne laughed!'
scornfully. 1
"I don't know how to be." she said. '
"Not of anybody. Least of all Philllppa.
You saw how I resented your i
slurs. Stil. I am a little curious." (
"As to what?" said Hayden. ; t
"Why beauty excuses," said Anne t
with a dry chuckle, flayden flushed. I
"It may reasonably excuse." he said. (
"And that with nothing ulterior. The t
sight of anything so charming makes 1
one who knows life understand the! 1
Instinctive Jealousy that it wakes in; 1
the undowered. Phillippa. a born workjt
| CONFESSIONS
II I had a letter from Pat this moru- |
ing, little book, saying he had kept i
many of the letters be had received i
from the readers of Paula's story in hi t ]
paper. I
, "Some are comedies. Some are trag- 1
edies and some are Just commonplace,"
he writes, "but they are all slices ut I
life." I
Ha li sending them to me and hs
lays, "I think, Margie, you can me Ice ]
something ot these stories, something
other readers will enjoy." I
You know and 1 know, little bo-is, i
the one thing In all this world thai i
can never be commonplace Is life. It i
we think some one we know is li^iag '
a commonplace existence, it is because 1
we do not know about that person's 1
lite.
If we think our own lives are com- i
monplace it is because we are either i
too stupid to appleciate it or, throu^a
egotism or selfishness, we fall to get <
the right perspective. I
Nothing that is so full of possltlll- I
ties as life can be otherwise than col- 1
orf-tl. Some one has called death the i
gn it adventure?perhaps it is the I
' great and eliminating one of the series
we call lite.
Pst also said something in his letter
that disturbed me a good deal.
"Alice Is not very well, Margie." he
wi Me, "and I am worrying a lot about
whet:-.. Sometimes I think she would be
"ntter if she could get away for a little
while?I don't think she is qu'te
happy ih having nothing to do. Some
1 times I think I'll hare to get sick no
she can take care of me.
"She went over to see Mollie and
hfonew baby this morning, and I ex
pect to find neither Mollie nor the
baby have been properly taken care of
at the hospital when 1 get home tonight.
"Tell Dick 1 wish he were here to
help us with Harry Symone's campaign.
It was a ditty deal the other
side dealt out to him, but I think we
have at last made most of'the people
understand there Is sncha thing a? a
come back.
"1 sometimes wonder. Margie, how
many of us would stand straight if i t
had to pay for all our follies, all cur
mistakes, all our little pet vices."
fin the same mall, little book, I found
s letter from Ellene in which she said:
"Well, dear, as you see the blow has
gallen and the worst part of It is 1 am
powerless to keep it from hurting the
children.
"I wish I could pull up ataksi and
come out to you. But that would ba
showing the white feather and I ex
a^""f '
thjs
'AGE F
^ A PARIS F.
Marked favor will he given all-bla t I
-oatuines this winter. An author u
:ive photo sent to The West Virgin an c
'rom Paris indicates the popularity
>t all-black even for girls. The g ?n I
a designed for serat-dresr occasions. '
jr Informal evening functions, it ir. t
made of hlack taffota?and note thai y
t is sleeveless?a feature of the rim "
?lest as well as the most elegant of tit j a
ir of charms, is also, ar.d innocently, a' 1;
torn trouble maker. Knowing that. It!'
im glad to tind you big enough and
irave enough to stand by her." j.
It was handsomely said. Coming ii
from Hayden it meant everything, p
Vnne smiled at him, but could not help g
saying, "you wouldn't trust me to ii
utige for myself." 1 v
llayden reached for her hand, press-: ?
id It between both his own and an- b
swered. "I think it was because ij
lon't care to have you do anything for f
tourself. I'm so much bigger and tig- "
ler and rougher. I like to fend for us| c;
joth. What do you say?" ' il
"Nothing?until you have had a fort' "
licht of l'hillitiDa." Anne bubbled, her
vos dancing. "If It leaves you con- ^
ilant, then I ?hall never have misglv- t|
ng?. That is. of course, supposing ij
nake up my mind to say "Yes." " i 1;
"We will tell tier, of course." Hay ~
len said with decision.
Anne shook her head. Nothing to, p
ell?yet" she said. "Besides, that f,
couldn't be faiar. You both are so hu j t
nan you could hardly resist forbidden' ?
rutt."
In the last day of the fortnight 11 ay-1 F
len walked with I'hlllippa through anil)
mctlanted October world. It seemed jn
o him typical of his state?life had'
aken on suddenly, miraculously, all | li
he glow and color of it. Why. he f,
lid not ask. He had been constantly k
with the two women?as constantly ho'^
lad told himself he would keep faith.
Phillippa was a bird of paradise, and ?
ike the fabled bird she could not touch >
<arth. Anne meant all the dear, home^
OF AWE xj
pect I am like almost all women m
ihe fact that 1 would rather die tnuo
not put through anything 1 undertook.;
[ nm Ruro ttudern has nppn h??nriiif?
dilngs. (or ho looks so queerly anil lias I
such a determined air.
"Yesterday Bltcue came iiouie crying
and asked, 'Mother, is not Budge
my very own brother?'
"'Yes, dear,' 1 answered, too sur-1
prised to say mora
"Budge however did not wait (or nu to
go on. He took up the cudgels Un-,
mediately. "0( course I am. Kllie. he
exclaimed as he put his chubby ams
shout her as (ar as they would go
I'm your brother what the stoik
brought and I'm also your adop'ea
brother, picked special by mower
(when Budge gets excited he still substitutes
v (or tli) to he your own lirovcr
and take care o( you all your lite.'
"Wasn't that beautitul, Margie? But I
bh, dear girl, that Is all there is bstu-1
tiful about the whole thing. You would I
not know Harry. His hair has groat- :
rery gray and his mouth has grown
thin and determined. I (ear he will be
111 It he doesn't win this election. . 1
"Margie. Margie. I think everybody ; c
would be glad in this world l( every ' t
bcdy could look ahead and see the ron I d
sequencea.'' js
i??==^p
?11 look,hslew.
vat i 366 how much
53 i i have done
wmm alp caps f1
. |.11
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WflST V1KG1N1AN?FAIJ
OR W
WORITE
OyFKtr-" " "->091
'arisian evening gowns.
Nolo also the rouud neck, iu this
ase eut rati.cr high.
This frock is typical of prevailing
'aris nio'ics?there is no particular
cature to distract the attention, the'
ntlre thought of the lier.igtier was [
ivett to the general outFuc anil thei
ensemble" or effect of the gown at!
whole.
y activities, essential to a flesh and'
iood man.
"1 ant so glad it is like this?our!
est day!" breathed rhiliippa. stand-.
i:g bareheaded beneath a goldch male.
upon a grassy hillside, snubing
ratefully the winy air from lower ly-j
ag vineyards and orchards. '"Ualn;
rotild have been tragic," she went]
u. "It always is?when you must
ury something precious."
Hoyden trembled violently. She
seed him. looking full in his eves.
Forgive yourself for loving me," she
aid clearly. "You never meant to do]
.?no uiuie iiuin i uiu?ii came?an
1 a flash?"
"Yos!" II ay den assented bowing his
cad. "But why talk of forgiving
lyselfIf you love me?we can defy
le w hole world."
"Except Anne." I'liillippa said softAnd
my conscience. Don't laugh
-I have one. Could 1 ever lie happy.t
nowing she sat in shadow?"
"She would not sit there?she is too
ne. too strong. Besides, she left me]
ree of her own choice," llavden pro ;
ested doggedly. "That proves her!
-Isdom "
"it shall not prove my treachery,"
'hllllppa interrupted. "So it is goody
for always. I'm going early totorrow.
1 shall never come back."
Hayden entreated, argued?she was
rm. All bis balancings and easuitry
ell from hiin. Now at the pinch lie
new it was Philllppa, Philllppa alone
>HE'S ONLY V OMAN
FAIR BOSS IN LAND
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MZS 5TAME3 KAINEV
Mrs. James Rainey Is America's or.
y woman fair boss. She's dirert^r
if the woman's department of the No
ional Farm and I.Ive Stock show, tinier
control of the New Orleans Racing
issoctation.
DOING!
5'po^ llr^
RMONT, MONDAY EVENI]
OMEN
was bit iplrltual complement. He,1
might have been happy enough with!
Anne but for his bird of paradise. He
tried to take her hand?she eluded
him and ran down the slope, never
stopping till they came to the bark'
gate of the garden. An adorable old
garden, full of riotous autumn bloom.
Anne had reason for showing It to
visitors, mey neara voices. Hayden
was for going away, but Pbllllppa
flung open the gate, darted through It
and rushed upon her friend, crying:
"Don't you dare cut roses for anybody.:
slater Anne?remember, I want all of
them when I go."
"You are not going," Anne said,
snuggling Phil in the hollow of her
arm "Instead you will stay?for my
wedding. Yes?I am going to marry
your uncle Mark," nodding at a man of j
middle age standing smiling a little!
way off. "Don't cry because w9 kept:
our secret?you'll have time enough
to worry over It the rest of your life."
"1 am?so?happy?I?can't?" Phili
began. Hayden. behind her. looked at
Anne and smiled: "I think we had;
better make It a double wedding," he
said. Anne gave him a pitying glance.
"1 had 110 thought of anything else.'i
she said. "I told Mark about every-;
thing an hour agn."
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Appears in Ballet to
Brighten Trench Life
Lady Loughborough, wife of a,
wounded Dardanelles hero, ax sll: fares
the audience In the Swinburne bu'
let organized by Miss Lena Ashwtli
to raise funds to provide amusements
at the front ofr soldiers.
healtTThintsI
; 1 'i
Itout the rat!
It is responsible for plague and ith
er infections.
It causes an economic loss estimated
at from 9115,000,000 to $50,000,000 annually
in the United States.
Rats eat almost all of the foods that
human beings eat?fruits, vegetables, ,
butter, cheese, eggs, and an endless
variety of similar foodstuffs, enabling
them to thrive almost anywhere that I
these products are available.
Ordinarily rats breed faster thar.
they are destroyed. It is estimated mat
in most cities there are as many rats
as there are people, and In the very
thickly populated rural districts, it is
said that there is a rat for every acrt
of ground.
Since they seek their food mostly at
night very few people realize the Immense
numbers of these rodents that
are fed at the expense of the community.
The best way to destroy rats Is to
cut off their food supplies. This may
he done by rat proofing buildings and
keeping garbage in tightly closed metal
containers.
They may be trapped and poisoned,
but cutting off the food supply 1b the
surest and most effective method of
exteijnination.
Some idea of the expense connected
with the maintenance of ratB may be
leaned from the fact that a full grown
rat consumes aout two ounces of grain
daily, from 40 to 60 pounds a year.
It should be as much a matter of
course for a child to stand straight ns
to spell correctly. It should be ss
well informed as to the elements f
3 OF THE DUFFS?(BETT1
?" 1 : N , I
i ill bet mw * 50 m
beat you ** ,owt, /'
y0w leab mn knittim'
rwait mo longzfl
KG, SEPTEMBER 24,191T.
AND 1
Georgette Cr
Blouse:
at $5.0C
Made of good qualitj
in white and flesh, in
new effects, trimmed
beads and fine embroidi
The
Are in good favor i
best selection, the '
sold, if you delay lc
the suits are selling
least to select fron
$15.00 to $100.00.
Suits and C
for Out-Size W
42 1-2 to 55 1-2 Bus
We specialize on stout
Here one can be fitted w
no altering- Our assort
prises suits and coats in
est models and colors,
to $75.
i balanced general diet as in regard
lo the dates ot the presidents or the
capitals of states. The habit of handwashing
before eating should be so
deeply ingrained in the child that it
will not tolerate inadequate faciliUes
in the home or later in the workshop.
Those were points made in tnc
course of a plea for medical iaspectiou
in all BChools by Dr. Haven Emerstn,
Commissioner of Health of New York
city. The plea w-as made before 2000
school principals end others.
"We want every school child examined
by a competent physician annual
ly." ' declared Dr. Emerson. "The
more this Is done on the request of
the parent, at the parent's expense,
by the (amily physician, the more
permanent will be the results.
"We also want every teacher examined
annually and her every illness accurately
reported.
"We want children so to learn the
fundamental laws of personal hygiene
that they can protect themselves
against Industrial hazards after leaving
school. We want children to tuvo
so thorough an understanding of the
physical damage from alcohol and narcotic
drugs?beer, tea, coffee, and tobacco?that
even the inertia of their
home and the civic environment wi/1
not detract their habit.
"The graduating diploma should oe
a certificate of physical as well as men
tal preparedness to continue to leain
and serve.
"We look forward to the time when
graduation will be a privilege with
held until the pupil can present a clean
record as to physical fltness and an
understanding of the rudiments of
personal hygiene sufficient to protect
him in later life."
HEALTH QUESTIONS ANSWERED.
Mrs. A. R.: "I am bothered a great
2r get in, tom.)?by a
i i' helem, ?'m 11! i i
i GO\HG ovsp. v
1 to "the fire. ;
j barms amdm*ve ji |
a (same of carps [
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?tgoo<M
epe I
I a
' material Beautifi
handsome Gage 'llIlst.
some Mod
with lace, from $5.00
?ry, $5.00. very large
New Tailored
ind demand no better
very suit you set yoi
>nger. Our assortmei
very fast, the later bu
i. Every color, ever
Expert fitting and all
oats Ne1
omen
t Measure
A most
, garments. coats in al
ith little or popular co
,ment com- are differe
all the lat- cated here
Priced $25 a kind insi
Priced $
deal during the day by a rush of bl toil
to my head. What can be dor.e for
thl??"
Tate a mustard foot bath each night
before being to bed A tablespoonful
of English mustard to a quart of hot 1
water
WHEELING POLITICIAN DIES.
WHEELING, W. Va.. Sept. 24.?Andrew
T. Sweeny, aged 58. prominent In
Democratic politics and business here,!
is dead after a long illness. He served
three terms as mayor of Wheeling and
declined rcnomlnation for a fourth
term. He served four years as sheriff
of Ohio county, retiring from office
last year.
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Hats
it $10.00 j
ll exclusive models from
received. Other" handels
here range in price
upward. Assortment is
now.
Suits
time than now for
tr heart on may be
it is larger now, but
lyers will have the
y style, every size,
:eration service free.
w Winter ! ||||
Wraps 1
ucaucniu seitxuun 01
1 the new styles and the -"jl
lors. Models here shown
nt and cannot be dupli- .
abouts. Showing one of |
tires exclusiveness.
19.75 to $100.00. I
ICED TOMATOES.
INKSTER, X. D.?The feat o? the
American farmer who produced aelfpopping
corn by crossing It with red
peppers is duplicated by Harley dim- 1
Meu. lie etherizes liis tomato plant* j
before planting. The ether hastst*
the growth and enters Into the sap
evaporating slowly. This chill* the . ffguM
tomatoes, and when picked they ere
iced, ready for use.
ays Insist on
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