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ITthe daily (short story i Plum Pudding Harry. By WILLA BLAINE. Itoopyrignt, ivn, oy me mcuiure Newspaper Syndicate.) T was not without a struggle wit his pride that Harry Tllston decide to make plum puddings the summc [or he graduated from college. H d not decided as yet on his tutui reer, but tlnce any kind of a staj buBlaesa as well as the law studlc at he sometimes contemplated, ws ore or leas dependent upon the po salon of some amount of capital h cepted bis mother's proposition t ike plum puddings. Harry's mother was a plain countr Jinan who wore a gingham apron ov preference eight hours of the twei tour, and to help out the small ai iity her husband had left, her she ha Up years been making plum pui ag* to sell to several of the grocer jres in the nearest city. "Last year 1 had twice as many o rs as I could fill," she told Harr; nd I made during the summer enoug that in the winter I netted six but Si) dollars on them, if we filled ov 1 the orders that would be over ousand dollars net profit and it yo Did hustle about and get as many o rs besides with the help of som eap sort of hired girl, we could fi ase orders at say a profit ot five hui ed dollars. That would be flftee ndred dollars before snow flies. Tb Istons?your father's folks?weron eh grand people that you ought t -ashamed of any honest labor." It wasn't because Harry was exac ashamed ot plum puddings that b d hesitated?it was because of Gem ive and Harriette and Mildred an Hr??trlrla In oonoral rolhnr than an Ilrl In particular. The men he ha nown in college would understand an pplaud him If he actually mad nough on plum puddings to get star id In a career. Hut what would th tlrls he had met think of him If the Etew ? Brauley, the small town where Harr lston had been brought up. boaste to very definite younger social set, bu ,o long as there were pretty girls Ilk Mildred Brewer and Laura Stevens 1 i town and any young unmarried met here was sure to be an occasional pit tie down the river, an "evening entoi alnment," Sunday afternoon stroll ibrough the woods or buggy rides int he adjacent countries. In other years, on Harry Tllston' ihort visits home In vacation time, h tad figured rather prominently In thes llverslons. He wondered whethe haura and Mildred and the other girl vould be inclined to laugh at him i ite made plum puddings. But in spit if his misgivings he agreed to his motti tr's proposition and, not two weeks att sr he had received his degree in th tssembly hall of his alma mater, be w& pusy for ten or twelve hours out o he twenty-four in his mother's hitch n, measuring out flour and sugar an pices, according to the proportion tpecifled In his mother's old famil: ecipe for plum puddings?there was ; 'radltion In her family that it had hoei irought over from England some tw tundred years before together with ; Av nlof'Pa nf nnvfer nnH a n-nrm.o.itoi host that still belonged to her. B Harry devoted a good deal of th Hirst few day* In working out a systci CONFESSION Hi have had a letter from Mollte. Ill book, and it Just sems to me a ^ liough I must go home to her. ^P;"I suppose someone has written yo Hear Margie, about my beautiful boj H'ou can In some way realize my del H air for your hopes were blasted whe Honny was born dead. Oh, Margii Blow I wish my boy had been dca Hl'hen he was born! HI "Ho, I could not let him die nov H want to hold him forever In m Hrms and make him see through m Hlyes. Mergie, 1 remember your aa; Hng you have never played since soi Hy was born. Hi'"I have lost more than my faith i Hrayer?I have lost my faith in llf< Hi love, in God. Surely no God woul He so cruel as to make my poor littl Hnnocent boy pay for the sins of hi Hfrandmother and grandfather. It i ^ ot a God but a fiend that has charg Hver us. H "Margie. I am almost beside mysel Hid I have to keep up the appearanc calm when Chad is around, for h H like a madman. "What do you thin 3 proposed to me the other night was that he should put baby an ^hmself out of the way. H,"'You are young. Mollie,' he sail Hwl vou will forget and be hann H;:iln, but you cannot be happy in th Hvstant atmosphere ot despair thi Bvnt surround you as long as th H>y and I are alive. And 1 hav H iught you this. Mollie. I ought t ve known I was set aside for th H ort of the gods?that all who ei Hred my life were marked for miser I d unbapplness. H"'What has my money done fr Ha? What has it done for those Hve? Only made me and them mot Hthappy. Every person I have love have brought misfortune. It woul Hi much better If I were out of th Hirld?oh. God, it would have bee Hsch better had I never entered It.' Ht Uargle. I took that despalrln Han's head in my arms and laid It o By breast, (he was kneeling at m Hdslde when he spoke) close to the my boy who Is as yet happily u HnBcious of the tragedy ot which h the hero.' It seemed to me that Hit. as though 1 was nothing bt Hpther, and the grown man and ti JHild man were my children to pri Hct and sucor. H"Margie, I told Chad that not to t Hi of thla awful grief would I gis H the joy we had had together?tt He* ot having blm besldo in*. H"'Tbe only thing. >^ar heart, th: Hikao this bearable la that I has B? vo help as* bear it,' 1 said. *?<(, don't roe see, Mollie,' be crie fHE WES PAGE F j IRENE B Written for The Woot Virginian. BY IRENE BORDONI. | Dre??ed Womm on the St.oe.") ^ The ovenlng gown which I prefer ir above all otbera la made of bh-k e e spangled net. There Is a flab-tail rt train and a short overaklrt reaching 8 to the knee. The overskirt has a ? scalloped edge The bodice Is low-cut ? back and front, and also under the ! arms, suspended by a single band of * black Jet over each shoulder. a- I like tills gown because It" Is * simple. The material is rich, but the ? style Is plain. I also like It bec&us* v It makes me look slim and because i the tail also adds to my height r' The black velvet hat which I taenr ^ with this gown Is as simple in its way j. as is the dress. And yet it is quite it rich and puts a finishing touch to the * whole costume. With this dress I u like to cary a black ostrich feather e fan. For jewelry, I wear with it II nothing more than a long string i- pearl*. u e t o I0 ! n o XJB u V*Sg8| s * 0 | _ a for regulating the steamers his moth3 er used. Occasionally, in previous sea? sons, she had had to discard a tew s puddings because the steamer did not 1 maintain an even temperature, and e Harry began his labors by eliminating i- this trouble. He had installed a thermometer. made a change here and -? there In the drafts and flues of the a stove, and that obstacle was overcome, f Then he had spent a day in the nearest i- large city, and had there succeeded in 1 tying the needed ingredients for the c tuddings at prices slightly below those y that his mother had been able to sea cure. But though he made these chunga es in his mother's methods, he changed o not a jot nor v. title in the old rule a which his mother used for the pudn ! ding, nor did ho attempt to use any ingredients of an inferior quality. He e 1 seemed to have a tremendous respect t for the good Judgment of his ancestors IS OF A WIFF. ! t- out. "if it had not been for me you s would never have had this to bear?" " 'If I must, dear, I'll pay the price u gladly,' was my answer. You and I r. will share this burden, we will give > to this child all that can be given bint n but sight?we will love him as no s, other child has ever been loved bed cause we love each other. " 'I have been restless, Chad, and i. wanted to do something In the world, y and now my work has been laid out y for me. You and I, dear, will not on r- ly make our child see things that the i- blind have never seen before, but wo will give other blind children the same n blessing.' ' "I wish, Margie, you could have d seen Chad's face. His imagination e was immediately fired. He almost 8 snatched the baby from my arms and 8 held it close while he said, 'Do you 0 th'nk we can do It? Do you think we can make the life of this baby " worth while? Can we hold his hand., 0 in ours when he knows and find that 6 he will not curse us for letting him ^ live?' "1 took the baby back gently and d draw Chad's face down to mine. 'We wll try, dearest," I whispered, and 1 * felt Chad's nerves foae their tenses' nets as he looked at me with almost \ a smiia on hip Hps. It e ,o "' . .. 3 mMi MANBl 7 Wfl/lm TW|5 Mew COAT CIV&3 M I! A aASaV M"J"r T VIRGINIAN?FAIRMON OR W( ORDONI who had brought that recipe from the old country. One of the consignments of materials having been delayed in shipment, Harry sauntered forth one morning to purchase from the local grocer a sack of flour so that the day's energy need not be thrown away for lack of mate-1 rials, fie passed Laura Stevens, who called to him: "Hello, Mr. Tllston, 1 don't suppose you'll have time to come tc the picnic tomorrow, now you've taken to making puddings with joui mother." And this was said with such a mingling of sweetness and contempt tha Harry was filled with two mingled emotions?one of rage for the girl who had spoken thus and the other rage for the puddings that had tempted him apart from the lines of work that are usually considered suitable for young college graduates. Mildred Brewer, gayly decked out in a flowered hat and a many-ruffled dress, In spite of the early hour ct the nay. was giving her mother's provision order af the store when Harry reached there. "My word. Harty," she said?Mildred always affected this manner of intimacy even on short acquaintance?"you couiu nave KiiocKea me over with a j heard you'd gone into the puddin' busttiess. Don't mind my saying so, but l certainly thought you'd have got some sort of an opening from your studies ai college without having to come back here to Bradley to take up pudding making. Honest, Harry, are you really going to do it all summer?" It was not so much the frank speech as the laugh of amusement that followed that filled Harry again with inward rage. He was inclined to like '.'Js Mildred, and her mirth over his work filled him with greater annoyance than had the surprise of her chum. "Laugh it you want to," Harry said when she stopped her silly giggling.! "Perhaps some day I'll show you that I a career begun with plum pudding isn't I so contemptible as you seem to think it 1 is." And, purchasing the flour, Harry threw it over his shoulder and carrie .1 j it home. Tho rest of the morning Harry beat | the pudding batter with unusual fervor.' so much so that little Molly, the "hired girl," whom Mrs. Tilston had recently employed, watched him with something like alarm written on her girlish yourg i features. "Do you see anything so very funny 1MJ1JNOS OF THE OU r, THURSDAY EVENING, 3MEN , about a man'* making puddings?" be s asked her abruptly. < "Funny? Why, of course not," she t said with conviction. "Why, some of f tbe most successful business men in r the country are what they are because c tbey managed to make something like t puddings better snd In larger numbers < than their competitors. It's all In bav- <1 lng the grit and the right recipe. 1 e know you've got the grit. Mr. Tlleton. t and this recipe seems to be wonderful These words so soothed the Injured a spirits of Harry T:!ston that he looked t upon poor little Mollis in her blue sing- t uuui ay i uu auu 1/H3I.v;* tu biujs auu i hands?for she seemed to know very little aotit cooking when she came, and ? had more than once burned her arms I against the big hoile ??with a new in- 1 terest. Before that she had been aim- ? ply what his mother would call a "hired i girl." Now the very fact thai there f was that in her calling that might make t her appear to be a social inferior t, a such folk as Mildred Brewer and Laura I Stevens, made her all the mare worthy I of Harry TllBton's sympathies At I least so be thought. i So it was that, instead of trying to t overcome Mildred's amusement, he 1 avoided her, and when, after the long r hours spent in the kitchen, his tired ' brains sought the distraction of fern- > inlne company it was poor little Moi'y 1 whom he asked to stro'l with him in'o the cool and refreshing hemlock woods > that bordered on his mother's prop- f ci ty. So the summer passed?the Strang- ? eft, hardest yet, in many ways, m st 1 Cecilia. 14, Wants to be First 6 Cirl Page in Congress ? HHpPHflpak flP H u AH ^Ry ' IfiU WASHINGTON, D. C., Sept. 21.? t The first girl page in congress?that's 11 the goal of Cecilia Martin, fourteen- n year-old Washington lassie, backed n for the job by Miss Jeanette Rankin, 11 first woman congressman, and Representative Clyde Kelley, representing the district including Cecilia's former home. Swissvale, Pa. t Even if circumstances prevent Ce- < cilia from attaining this ambition she n hail already qualified as the youngest r and sharpest little lobbyist Washing. * ton never saw. She has amazed house v office building employes with her v shrewdness and energy in lining up j support. "There's a woman in congress now," Cecilia says, "and there'll soon ba nioro. So why not girl pagCB? Tho women congressmen will need them. "I want to study law later, and I ] think the house job will help me a L lot." _ Does Cecilia understand the perils ot politics and is she fitted to cape 4 with them? Listen: i "Miss Rankin has told me she would S do all she could, but she's a republican J and can't help much when the demo 3 crats are in control. But Mr. Kellev j J is a democrat." 15 The girl's father is a steel shop fore $ man. I v Set Teeth $8.00, Gua EXAMINATK Gold Crowns guaranteed 10 r years $5.00. and ^S Teeth Cleaned "fll 5 7oc. j Teeth Extracted ! 2o,c. THE UNION 5 Office Over 6 and 10 Cent Store, Mair FFS?(TOM FIGHTS THE M = . lir CK^vjmLETHEV SEPTEMBER 27, 191T. , AND T] latlstactory summer that Harry bad ver passed. Aa a result o( several rips to the big city he received orders !or (our times as many puddings as his other had ever made before, and bemuse that mother and Molly worked vith more than ordinary diligence and /1th even more Intelligence, thev were ible to have the puddings alt iinished _ md done up in oil paper and in boxes * >efore the end ol September. T.ie last pudding had bjin packed iyay and still Mrs. Tllston had not Us l be heart to mention to Moll;* I hat, be ause tbe worlc was ended, *le would lot need ber services any longer. Harry had hurried her off after thetr ilmple supper tor th usual walk In the lemlocks. What he had to tell her f vaan't at all easy because Molly wan uch a stralght-fcrward, matter-of-fact ittle woman that Harry h:.d always mind It extremely difficult to verge 01. he sentimental with her ? and It i evened difficult, as he thought of it, to , ead a girl up to a proposal without! lelng at least a little sentimental. But j t didn't prove to be so very hard and ] s*ithin fifteen minuteB of the time they ; lad left the house for the hemlocks larry was filled with the wonderlul | onsclousness that the girl whom he j egarded as the most womanly and tbe | weetest of all ihe girls he had ever; mown had agreed to be his wife. "I never thought a college man like j ou would marry a poor little hired i ;irl," she told him "And 1 never thought such a nice girl i is ycu are would marry a man who m I dea of starting a career was to muke [ ilum puddings in his mother's kitcn-j in." added Harry with a laugh. Now that the project had proved uch a financial success he could well .ft'ord to laugh at himself. Molly clasped and unclasped her lands nervously. "Perhaps I look dlferently at this plum pudding project han most people," she began. "In act, it was those plum puddings that uade me come to work tor you. I'll lave to tell you how It was. Really and ruly. 1 am Mary Louise Juxtonbury. j laughter of Juxtonbury, the baker " j Harry ill concealed a whistle of suririse, for rhat was the name of one of j he leading financiers of the state,] I'hose millions had been made by his hain of oakeries. "I wanted to do something ? make aoney all myself, instead of floating round In society. So 1 asked dad what <vuiu uc u hwuu iiuc, ana ne saia plum uddlngs. He knew there was a deaand tor them, and he happened to ;et one of the puddings your mother old. And?well, perhaps dad's methda haven't always been just what ours would be. He told me the way to , aake a success of plum puddings was t ~ o get hold of that recipe. So I came I i ut here and managed to get your! lother to hire me, and I learned the j ecipe. But right from the first I knew i d never steal it from you. I wanted I o leave you sometimes, 1 waa so shamed of what 1 had done. But some- d hing or other kept me. You see, to i] le plum puddings are the means of' r laking an independent fortune. And a ow that we have the reclpt on the t fjvel we can do it honestly." v Why Ammonia Cleans Clothes. Ammonia, the groat spot remover of j he Amoricnn people, is really a gas llssolved In water. 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