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8 ;.(Copyright. 1913. ty the McClura
fr Newspaper Syndicate.)
girl was ve.T young and pretax
I ty, but she lo.-ked tired. John
<? SmoLd. sitting opposite, her In
?- the street car. nottc:<! her closed eyes
*: end general air of fatigue. She was
or nineteen years old. he decided.
qr perhaps twenty. She had a
1 lovely oval lace framed with waves of
bright heir, and she looked like a lady
2 3b spite of her rather shabby. Inexpensive
clothes. There was something-very
attractive about her.
- i John did not realize that he was
Marteg. at the girl until* she opened
c.':: her eyes. She opeceJ them suddenly.
Ir2V ha lf she had felt his gaze through her
closed lids. And she looked directly
r~. At him. It was a very Impersonal look,
(casual and a little questioning, perhaps.
yet It did a very curious thing
" " ?- W". ??m?I vsrv
to Jonn ArauuL u. ?.
young. or very happy, or very glad of
> something; lie coald not analyze the
V lte?Mng exactly, bat. at least It was different
from anything he had ever ex"toerleBced
before. Perhaps It was be,
. cause the girl's eyes were so luminous
n gray, and so deeply fringed with
. Mick. They were very unusual eyes,
bhey closed Again, however, almost at
jonce. It was as though she had given
jhfm a glimpse of something too precious
to be wasted. The car Jolted
r tax and the girl still eat with her curling
lashes resting on her pale cheek.
?. She was evidently very tired.
"A school girl, perhaps, or else she
Is talcing a course In a business colleger"
John decided noting her pile of
.books. She -looks as If she needed
country air and a good long rest.**
The car emptied Itself., street by
Street, until there -were few people lert
besides Jqhn and the girl of the curling
lashes'. As a matter of fact John
*bad passed his street, bnt for some
^ CUBOU.-her baft forgotten to get off.
? -. The- tired-looking girl still sat with
f. her eyes closed, resting. Bnt at length
0 she zoosedherself with a start and got I
1 off hurriedly at a roisy street lined
irr; *lth high apartments. John could see
r"/, Ser hastening along in the chill dusk.
. the collar of her thin coat held high
fe: V about her throat.
- , tl was not un^il they had gone on
tr,'' some distance that he noticed the
-> hook. It lay directly at his feet, a
- cloth covered "Record" such as peoJfle
use In offices. It was one of those
A' . .books the girl had carried. John had
a particularly noticed its business-like
appearance. He picked it up curiously.
a na CO A
Biltt Uymcu w i-ur
school notebook, no doubt, or office
accounts. Perhaps it might contain
the girl's address,--so that he could return
The first page, however. dtspellea
this theory. Across it was printed, in
a careful hand. > ,
^ 'Dorothy May Douglas- Her DiarjT'
r .Of 'course, John Arnold should not
r f' . ftaxe read the diary, -et its neat pages
rw' "looked so alhrring. and. after all, he
v. thought, it might contain the address.
'She would want it returned; people
do not like to ;cse such precious
- things as diaries. So that evening
' . jifter dinner-John settled down in his
comfortable bache'or living-room and
. guiltily scanned the pages of the little
. book.
"Monday?A hard.cay at the office
Miss Coleman is so difficult to please.
When I gef to be head of an office
force I shall try to make them like
me. Ill be nice to girls that have
. headaches, and 111 never, never speak
j ' so sharply that I make them v. ant to
> * cry. Oh. well, I nope I'll r.ever be
^ head. Of an office. 1 d rather have a
_ ' ' Harry and I -were so absorbed in
5 talking about the outcome of his
t< election and the calm contentment
that hid settled on his household
that -we stopped dancing and sat
down on a divan in a scciuded cor
.?? >. ' her.
. r - We; did. not stay long uninterrupted
v' fqr presently Dick discovered us and
asked. me to dance wua mm.
"Are you sure you are able?" I
j baked.
I . "Well, I think I am. my dear, bat
t of coarse 111 never know until I
We' took only one turn around the
.library when I saw Dick's lace
f * ? change. We were close to a sofa and
jS, X sat down suddenly. Dick's breath
< - was coming In quick short gasps.
' & I "Don't let them see me," he whis"
fcered pantlngly.
I moved over as though I was fis~
So.g the lamp that stood on the other
'<? ; side of him.* He quickly recovered
/? " hut I could see that he was very
much discouraged. "I will never he
more 'tfasin hutf & imb again," he said
_ wistfully and beJald a detaining hand
*"*- on my arm.
>'4a "Of cotgse. you will, dear." I said,
w bat you must not try to do too mucn
an at once. Do you feel well enough
'to sit here without me for a while?
, Jim is coming now to ask me to dance
with him and I won't say anything
? to him about how you feel if you don't
* want me to."
35 "Go ahead," said Dick, 'Tm all
I Xttht."
y "Now, well have a little real dancHat!'
said Jim to me as we started
off. "WeH show this bunch how to
-turn some tricks."
,2.? "Seems to me you are a bit con *",
. catted." was my comment, and i.' en
f I gave myself up to the rhythms of
* tousle and motion/ We danced a
> while but by eleven o'clock the crowd
: seemed to be tired and very soon af
2 .Poor old Sick was too weary to
~ bother about anything but to get to
^ ? bed. He did say. however, that he had
had *r splendid time and that he
? thought we bad the finest bunch of
* - friends in town.
Just as he was leaving me he said,
n wonder who those two other woi?&
men were that John Sterling was mlxK.
ed 19 with. Who would have thought
; j^tat^dlgnlfied. quiet John Sterling
fnstume Economy's Contrlbutloi
tachable Acessory After the Fact.
NEW YORK. Jan. ( ?You could j
hardly call the hostess gown one of | !
war's horrors, could yea? Hardly! |
I The three delectable frocks pictured .
| here are types of one of the most pop. j
; ular of wartime fashions?a fashion
I that is the natural outgrowth <5f the
demand for greater simplicity in the
constructon of Ahose frocks we have:
and decided limitation in the number
and manner of frocks which we have
hpen accustomed.
Here in New York, among the smar!
test of the smart folk who indulge in
To the Women
LET no person ever have
Fairmont wolhen are s'
i We must awaken to our res
j kersburg made 1300 pneum*
; Are our local people willing
state shall show us the way
j Gross even if it hurts to do
! cottage with white muslin curtains
i ana rea geranium?* m iuuw? ?.***?
; keep a cat?"
"Tuesday?Stupiu day at the office,
j But X saw the love. est silk dress "iu a
| store window as I -".as coming hc-cie. ;
i It was just exactly what I would !
' choose, blue with g >:t! embroidery. If
i I were Cinderella I'd write to my. fairy *
! god-mother and tei! er to bring me a
i dress just like tlia; for the ball. Per- j
'haps I am a sort of Cinderella, but
S OF A WIFE - ];!
I * ?I
had had such an experience in his1
! life. It was a queer story, wasn't it.'
"Mot any queerer I should say Dick,
than might be told about most of us.".
I answered. Dieit. was silent a mo-!
ment and then he came over to mc j
and todk up one of the braids of hair.
I was making, preparatory to-retiring.
As he did this his face came next;
to mine in the glass. Hb smiled at j
me and holding up the braid said.-j
"If I keep on getting gray at the tern- j
pies and you still insist that your hair !
shall be its present bronze color, peo- i
pie will one of these days be talting!
me for your father. Margie."
"Rather they will say I am a red-i
headed stepchild."
'1 don't think that you can say
that I am treating you like a redheaded
stepchild now, Margie."
"Even if you do, Dick, 111 have to
acknowledge I'd be very lonely without
my stepfather." -
Dick smiled contentedly as he
kissed me goodnight.
Soo saw VooVe cor Wi
">i? ? 1*11 RUT Kiat
I7'v ? I *rv?
"Hoo Ten collars
that vou oon't j x
ktep -that f
ResoumoN cwef
month - t ? vfof)
J To Jl
il v? y v
* i
' _ - . .. ?* '
Kp, A
x?The Hostess Gown, one of 3.10 the r
clothes to their hearts' content, gowns
too elaborate .and too numerous are
considered decidedly bad form for war
The hostess gown is an example of
clothes conservation?not in material,
but in fitting the same costume for
two cr more social uses.
And with the coming of adaptable
accessories in the way of trains and
sleeves, the hostess gown becomes also
almost as much of a heart-warming
clothes companion as the serge frock
?a dress suitable for afternoon at
home, for formal dinners, and evtn
for opera wear.
Opera, by the way, is almost the sole
of Fairmont:
the chance to say that
lackers in Red Cross work,
sponsibility at once! Faronia
jackets in two weeks,
that other chapters in our
? Make time for the Red
it. {
thero isn't any fairy god-mother or
any prince.
"Wednesday?it wis dreadfully cola
in the office tear- Miss Coleman
likes tee cola. An i now there isn t
enough heat in my roont tonight,
either. I wish I were Cinderella, at
leart she had a fire to sit by."'
fa spite of the warnings of Ms corscience
an a gentleman. John skimmed
other pa pes. ail pathetic with sordid
details of work, wistful with girlish
"I'm invited to a party," read the
very last page of ai.. "A really truly
party. It isn't a hod like Cinderella's,
and no prince has invi-cd me. but it
will be a very grand affair. It's at
Mrs. Colton Curtis's fccuss, a. dance she
is giving lor her daughter. I don't
know why she invited me. She and
mother were school triends. but there
are such miles betv c. n us new. miles
of different circuxu-.taaces.- i me.mt
I've never met the cuughtcr. but I'm
sure she wouldn't care for mo. I'm
not one of the well cressed expensive
looking girls whom she associates
with. And 1 haven't anything to wear
i*. ???'t njv "oc ir? Vil
vru 10 vau t. gv iw |/v-? ? ? - w ?
skirts and shirt waists. Whatever
shall I do?"
John Arnold closed the hook with a
litle sigh. Why saould a girl Jihe
that, eager, and young and charming,
have to work and long for the sljitnmery
things that other girls had. all
the pink and frivol n.s things that are
the trailing clouds of girihood! This
girl In particular.
Quite suddenly John's eyes fell on
an envelope which had dropped from
the little book.
"Miss Dorothy Day Doglas. 634
Pleasant avenue."
Cinderella's address! John looked
ce on- Mo thanks,
TAKE '*ve QWT8et
T-^rri Urn ?E| A <5MOKE BU
/ n/r** === cot it our
11/V/perb no
1 I'SiL '6 Noo cet ?EM
WE iNns
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Necessity's "Wartime Inventions, an d i
. representative of the once long list.
j ci formal social affairs in Xev York, j
I cad the only elaborate toilettes ever
! TO?>r? annpar nn nnora <>VGn."nas.
Tiie frock pictured on the left Is
j cf white brocaded velvet with band- j
' :rigs cf skunk fur. There is a narrow
Lirdle of the self-material with sash
ends cf white . black-tipped chenille j
; fringe. The slender double train!
! hangs from the waistline in the back
; and <s detachable I
In the center is one of the original
' types of hostess gown, a charming
1 thing for tho woman of good figure,
; and a conception, which, even without
any addiiions or subtractions, is suit-i
! at It. and abrutly the vague plan
which had been forming in his mind
became a firm resolve. He would be
the fairy godmother himself.
It happened that Mrs. Colten Curtis
I was John's aunt; mid after much deliberation
he decidsd to take iter into
: his confidence. Mr.; Curtis was a lady
with a love for wuVerer was unusual
: and romantic, so she delightful "cut"
vn appointment with her own modiste
; to pend the nest morning shopping
ith her nephew, tier ideas wove as
j i.-.vish as the most exactly fairy god'
mother camd hare desired. She
bought filmy lingerie. si:.-: nose, goja
slippers that couii be exchanged if
i 'oo large for Cinderella's fair3' feet,
and to crown ail. a blue silk dress
wbh gold embroidery. H"r purchases
v r-re packed in r. \*p* box and addressed
to M;-r- Douglas, but inside
John put the misting diary, and a
mysterious card?"To Cinderella from
cor fairy god-met her "
Air or the box had V an sent John
found himself in a itairy of impatience
to ree Cinderella again, at the parly.
He wondered what she had thought
viier. she received the box, how she
v.: aid look in the new clothes?
Che looked 3.11 that tho fairy godr
mc flier or tho prtr.ee couid have dc.
si: ed. Her hair, at en without a hat.
was- as gold as tho tiny .slippers. The
biuo slllt cress made her mysterious
: eves look biuo. too. and the pole oval
of her face was rar.v with delight and
hippiness and wonder ar.d a great
rs.iny gther pie t.-j-table emotions.
' " .lorct' er, she C2o> well. J oh;:, who
clarced' with her most of the evening,
found himself nnaole to look at any
o'her giri. "When ;:e was tired he
found a secluded noes in the conserva;
tory and they sat together, a little si'
lent now that they were for the first
! time alone.
"Do you know.'* Cinderella, said abruptly,
"I've seen ?oe before.'
"Have you? Where?"
"On the street cur. one night. That
was the night I los: my diary, too?"
She was silent, ha*- eyes fixed on the
1 distant vista of the lallroom. John's
! pulses were jumping guiltily.
"Your diary?" he questioned.
"Yes. Some one found it and sent
j it' back, with ? th'rgs. If It hadn't
been for that I shouldn't be here now."
j "No?"
1 "You see, I'm not really this?kind
1 ?r-*- nwTT
Gosh tepr them the other. i/il )
r?k HtdHT 4MO I SAVED "EM ' ;
T NO&OP* WIIL k^ovl i /
~ i (, i
. V*,? .' " ^tl '- _ -""'f .'.
1 " ' 1 '
ts Valuable Ally, the Adaptable, De- ~
ed both to afternoon and evening so- t
cial functions. This froc'; Is built of Ii
the richest black panne velvet, skillj
fully draped about the waist, with the p
! ever becoming "angel sleeves," and a
! the new dove.tail double train. t,
The third gown, is perhaps the most
: interesting of the three. In its pic- t
! tured form It is an evening gown, the d
i desired elaboration being added by the
! scs rf-s!eeves of sequn embroidered ?
I chiffon w The flowing scarfs are fas- *
[ tcned to the shoulder straps of the J3
! torn proper and to the arms by three
! bands of sequins and beads. tVhen the i
' -* tVio c'rr\nlo hftK. I _
; siecves are uci&?.acv, , ?
i toss gova reappears!
! of a girl. I work, in an office. Andifi
I shouldn't have had these clothes,'I
: only the person wao found my diary i |]
; must have felt sorrv for me or some- (<
! thing. Anyway, she sent me things to , I]
j wear to this party. Just like Cinder- I
i ella and the fairy god-mother. I won-; ,
j der who is could have been." j
! John was silent. j ]
"I'm telling you this," she went on, j j
j because I thought you might have J
i noticed. "Were there any old ladies j 1
: near us in the car that day, nice god- j !
i motherly old ladies?" I |
Jle shook his need, and Cinderella i j
sighed a little. j _
j "It's almost twelct." she said. "1 !~
; musn't forget that . tn Cinderella andj *
have to work tcino:\ ovr. i must go." j 3
m-. ' hnwi #,I? you are t
Cinderella, with a fairy god-mother. J
- you must have a prince, too. I won- j
der if?I could be the prince?" <
"You??Oh?" ;
'We'll have a house with white; J
muslin curtains an i red geraniums in J
the windows? " J
"How did you know about that?" J
she cried, startled "It couldn't have J j
been yau who found the diary?" j ?
"I didn't mean tc tell, Cinderella.; ?
You see. I'd so mv- ii rather be the . 3
prince?" | 3
"Oh, well." she said ^oftly. "It J
ycud rather?I think I should like it' *
best that way, too. I should think 1 *
was dreaming, but the clock struck *
! twelve and my dress hasn't turned ;
back to blue serge?' |
"It never shall,' he promised. "Nev-1 y
cr. never, never as long as ydu_ live! '?
We'll go ahead and live the rest of ?
; Cinderella's story, the part that never 10
; was written, and it's going to be the 1 ?
very best part of all." ?
Do not wash a healthy baby's; ?
month. It will do no good and may do ?
harm. ?
As soon as the baby has teeth, clean ?
them carefully with a soft clean cloth ?
or gauze and later with a sort tooth- ?
brush and cooled, bo'led water. ?
Every baby should be bathed at least |
once a day. The temperature of the f
viovuq kiu. we Bur au. tos. ?
ru HAVE TO Be. ,
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in Pri
Beautiful m
Hart, Fisk, P
silk velvet, an
style. The col
green, tan anc
time now to s
half the regula
Rponilar Pi
Reduced F
ath should be from 3C to 95 dogtees la
he early months. By the end of the
Irst year the temperature may-be
jwered to 80 or 85 ccgrees.
If the mother has n . thermometer, a
ractical test for tha correct temperture
is to use waier that teals warm
o the elbow.
In the winter time care snould be
alien to protect the baby from cold
naughts while it lr. be.ing bathed or
fterwards when drvjig it. Screens
hould be placed ab.-.ut the tub or light
lankets hung over cuoirs to atford proection..
When bathing the baby in a tub let
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All our 35c and 50c primroses a
ins sale. _ '
Fresli cut flowers always on hs
neatly done. Flowers for all occa
318 Madison St. Oppos
' Plates $8.00. guaraatesd 10
! ,\ cars. Examinations free.
I Call Bell PI
> Office G?3r 5 and 10c Sto
| Students Note E
I We always have a suj
\ dents' note books and fi
? teachers and principals ge
< to be the cheapest and mo
| dents note book.
| Get either boc
| Fairmont Printing
LOOWH* ti NOW You won'T ^
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ce the Reduction H
ice ot all their ||H
;r Millinery
Jf Price! :|jB
odels are here from Gage^ . '] J
hillips, fashioned of elegant I
d trimmed in the height of j
ors. are black, blue, gray, - 1
I brown. A most opportune
ecure a needed hat for just. .
^ I
rices $2.50 to $20.00
'rices $1.25 to $10.00
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right side. By grasping the leby an- - ' a
der the armpit with the left hntf a - (
good hold is secured which prevents j
slipping. The right band is thus left r vj
free for washing the baay. Cheese . ' - '4|
cloth makes the beat wash cloth.
special one shoald be used for the ? 3
baby's face and head.
After the baby is taken oat of the : 'j|
tab It shoald be dried in a large soft - ] m
bath towel. Pat. daa't rub it dipt . j
The best time for bathing the baby
I is 311st oeiore iu uommg ioou'u?? w KM
| tween 8 and 10 o'ciscfc.
imroses aid Fens f
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milnss 50c and up- \ ''/
Crowns $5, guaranteed 10 years. '! f? 3
Teefh cleaned 75c. \ f >
re, opposite Court Houes. J >
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