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IP SHORT0yTORY
?....
By MEL.VIN STEVENS.
HTfe-'. (- Copyright. 1318. by the McClnro
;|Rir Newspaper Syndicate.)
|H t f T was late spring in' the mountains.
I and Dad Embury was gazing ques 3*S"~
tioningly into the clear bine eyes of
Be?' Doris Baldwin. Somebody or other has
- told us all about a young man's
BW-~ thoughts in the springtime, so it seems
HI*-_ hardly necessary to mention the fact
that Dnd was wondering; whether or
I not he dared to tell Doris bow mucn
lie cared tor her. They hadn't known
each pother very long; only, for two
"weeks, to be exact, but both were
graduate of the same college, which
makes all the difcrence in tiie world.
, ' -"It's Just as if we had known each
other for four years," the man explained.
"So I want you to treat me as one
of your oldest friends."
That had been two weeks ago. when
Dud had arrived at the Smith farmhouse
for a brief rest from business
- worries. It was just a coincidence that
* Doris happened to be the village school
teacher, but the new arrival considered
it about the luckiest thing that ever
.happened to him. For Doris's eyes
were like the October sky on a cloud
less day. and her lips matched the
petals of a crimson rose. She had only
ben out of college a year.
.Their two weeks together had flown
r on enchanted wings, and the time had
Anally come when it was necessary for
Dud to go back to the city again. So
. he looked into the depths of the girl's
eyes and became suddenly brave.
"I love you," he said.
He had always thought that when
he spoke those words, the girl to whom
.they were directed would open her
arm and smile at him. But Doris did
ho such thing. Instead, she dropped
her eyes and traced an aimless pattern
of the floor of the porch. Then man
could not see that her heart was wild
with the Joy of his confession; that
her whole being quivered for the touch
of him. He only knew that she did not
come to him at once; and because his
:.r JUUWiCU5C U1 >?uo liUiiicu, uc tui
aglrted that she did not care,
if- * So. very quietly, he turned away
" front her and hurried upstairs to his
room. On such misuderstandings. a
j?"' world of tragedy is based. For the man
>\ believed that the girl did not wish toj
"* , answer him. and the girl believed that]
the man. having spoken impulsively, j
regretted his action and escaped be'
- fore it was too late.
,: He went away the next day while]
1 she was making a mockery of her geo
grrpky lessen; and for a seeihingly
endies3 month he ate his heart out for
~ r" he~. And then, when he could not stand
- it an 1?r lcn~cr. he wrote her a let? --
te~. te'lk g again of his love and asking
her if she could ever care for him.
*- 1
'&>?/ . ~ * Ut la il WUCA lUC itriLCl r.autc '.'av-a i
3&-: V "i tie announcement that Hiss |
* ';' E 13 Baldwin had gone from Moan-1
t- 'nvl'le and had left no address. And
fn r ~:ta of all that Dud could do. her
t"- _cabonts remained unknown to
aT'r fc
**7 ' (then, having found business
suddenly uninteresting. he applied for
app..cr.:;oa into the rirst series of officers
Training Camps and was admit'
- ted to Piattsburs early in the summer;
where fifteen hours a day of drill
and study kept his mind busy and his
<*" body strong.
v.- In the course of three months he
was -graduated with a captain's com-!
_. mission and was assigned to Camp
~ Dtx, N. J. Then it was that he heard
>? about the 'War Service Bureau of
Glenwood College. The Bureau was esktablished
by a classmate of his who
was unable to fight because of physical
defects and who had decided to de' vote
his timo to the Glenwood men
who had entered the service of the naiion.
Every week he sent a letter to
t the alumni "and studnts of the college
O"*'--. "' In the camps, telling them of the
ffv. || CONFESSION,
U-:
I was very happy last night when J
| ? 1 went to sleep and this morning;
5.- when I woke 1 said ot myself, "Mar- j
?j gie Waverly. beware. When you wear;
*rsl broad smile ail night and wake up I
??vi_ , grinning, something's bound to hap-,
' fiowever. I felt so good that 11
dreSSed in my most becoming dull !
|blue" crepe negligee, pat a pink rose
KBfr ' lit my hair and went down to breakEE'
< ; last with Dick.
Sj^?~ It "was very pleasant meal?queer.
Qt?. isn't it, little book, how everything
seems so perfect when we are hapr3&~:
py- The sun shone in the breakfast:
: room windows and fell on the gleam-J
^~ nrn. The tc.ast was a won
derful brown. the coffee just right, the
} ?*'-*; bacon beautiful and the eggs done to
Mjv&' T a tain.
And Dick did not read his paper.
i?r?Instead he talked, and talked as
though he found me an inspiring listoner.
'' - After breakfast he said he had planf&l&v.sed.
a busy day and must be off. He
Mased me goodbye in a rather preoc? ='.'
! copied way. I thought, but I dismissing;
ed the notion by reminding myself of
pjej-ii; - my extreme sensitiveness.
Then I sat down to lay plans for
h" - the day- I made up my mind I should
T '.have a little dinner party that night
" ana uw lueaior ju^rwuu. iu?i
/'..Chad had decided to be his old self
5 ~ -thought it -would be a good chance
to get him interested in -what -was gofeSF-Sfc'-ftfe
on in the -world.
I.had planned the dinner, given the
j <v- ; order for the day's supplies to the
. coolc, when the telephone rang.
^ was Mother Waverly. She said
" Sj&*.:\'!ahe must see me, that she would be
; bu3y all day but would come In late
oftji^ tea with me.
Tfcere was nothing for me to do hut
her come, ar.d so I made some
jf2Jc.> char.~es in my day's program. Tea
Ev-was wa-'ting at five. Dinner preparaS??5>'
t'ens xre 'e well under way. for we had
to eat er_;y in order to get to the the
g&i' At six o'clock Mother Waverly came
5??y : Ins In with an excited tale of cal-X
at Just the moment when she was
ahcut to come to my house. Dick
not c >? home and he had sot-'
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By BETTY BROWN. ;
tittle folk too must hare their day !
in the fashion world and the design-:
ers of Fashion Art have planned a j
| most fascinating spring wardrobe for j
| little sister and hef very smull broth-!
| er. Many mother fingers are-busy in j
these late winter days with the skill- j
ful needle that turns the fairy pink j
and white and blue wash materials
campus meetings, the football games. I
and all other gossip. He offered to an I
swer all questions about Glenyood'
men in service, sent sweaters and
socks which the ladies of the faculty
knitted, and did a hundred and one
things to make easier the days of
htose who had answered the nation's
! call. The avowed purpose of the Bureau
was to keep Glcnwood men in
touch with Glenwood and with one
another.
Dud enjoyed the letters immensley:
5 tiin ! > <? fr 77 wTipti j
. UUU UUC u:.iv *u buv ? >?? ?.>r ?? ,
he happened to be in the college town, [
he dropped into the office of the War
Burau. Jim ( Hardy, the director,
greeted him cordially, told him where
their classmates were, how many Glenwood
men had already crossed the
ocean, how many were at tho various
capms, and who "had won cotnmissiohs.
"Even the'eo-eds are doing things."
he sal denthuslastically. "I have seventeen
girls on the list of those who.
receive letters. They deserve them
just as much as you men do."
Dud had thought a good deal of one;
girl during The past few months, and;
he didn't care very much about anyi
others; ?but just to be polite, he as-J
sutued an interest he did not t'eel. j
"Who are they, and what are thevj
doing?" he asked^*
"<jn. lOIS-OI UiUlKi. lucica
Baldwin, for instance. She has charge.' j
"There's who?"
Dud's eyes were popping out of his ;
head and his hand bad gripped the!
wrist of his classmate convulsively.
The director of ihe Bureau looked at
him wonderingly. .
"There's Doris Baldwin, of the class
of l&lf." he answered. 'What's the
5 OF A WiFE - j
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phoned.
Mother Trent protested that she |.
would not stay for dinner, but she!'
slyly let drop the fact tiiat Mr. Trent!
was out of town for a day or two and
then I saw through her plans. !
We waited dinner until a quarter ;
of seven and then i ordered it served.;
Xot a word from _Pick.
It was a stupid meal and everything''
a 1- t**?~ ! ?
went wrong. we look :viuluci wav-j _
erly -with us to the theater instead of
Dick. The play was a bore. I had
purposely chosen something light, '
having Chad's state of mind before
me. It proved to be light in idea for}'
the mind, though full of startles for '
the eye. Mother Trent registered all
sorts of disapproval in a face that :
changed expression from a bad frown '
to a worse one. - I
I drove her to the hotel afterward 1
and_went home utterly miserable. i
hello omia-cm -5/W J
JUST IBARMED THAT AH old
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k *\CK OVER HERE M THE
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SPRING FASHION FC
oiiited for children's frocks into the.
costumes that make the youngsters J
bloom and glow like the human spring !
flowers they are.
The frock at the extreme left is of;
white lawn with a small pink figure
and is combined with plain pink iawn
and nairow hands of white embroider)'
The second small lady wears a'
charming coat fashioned of blue dure-!
tyu and trimmed with soft collar and'
big fuss about?" ' .
"And you mean to say you know
where she is?"
"Of course I do."
Dud rose suddenly from his chair
and clapped the Astonished Jim Hardy
resoundingly on the' shoulder.
"Jim." he announced Jubilantly. "1 :
thought you War Service Burean was
a pretty good thing before, but now t
I know it's the greatest thing ever in
vented. Where is she?"
"I suppose you mean, Doris," Jim j
answered. ."If you do. she's one of the
ladies in charge of the Hostess House ;
at Camp Dix. Where are you going?" ]
Dud was already half way to* the
door.
There's a train for camp -which
leaves this town in just five minutes,"
he said, "and I'm going to be on that
train.'
He caught it without the least bit
of trouble, and when he reached the
camp, the first thing he did was to
make a bee-line for the Hostess House.
He found Doris there, waiting as if
she had been expecting him for a long
time, and in Just two minutes he made
right the misunderstanding of many
mouths.
So it was that the War Service Bureau
served two people in a way which
was not mentioned on it's letter-heads.
GEORGETOWN
Ben McElroy. of Morgantown. was <
called to Georgetown last week en ac- j
count of his baby being very ill with
nnetrmonia. I
N. E. Fisher was a business caller j
at Morgantown Monday. ; i
Sylvester Arnett was a business j
caller at Morgantown one day last 1
week. . c
Kphraim Musgrave entertained Mrs.
Fisher at dinner one <tey last week. a
Mr. and Mrs. Je3se Amett spent
Sunday at Mr. and Mrs. James Ar- nctt's.
. ' j
Cora, the little daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Ben McElroy, is better with pueu-;
moaia. f
Miss Isa Clark entertained Mrs.
Fisher one afternoon last week.
Mrs. Charles Hess has been in the I
hospital for several weeks seriously
iil. having had an operation for appen- t
dicitis. Mr. Hess came home last Sat-! (
urday morning for some more clothes j {
and said she was better and doing as
well as could be expected. ,
Elza. Arnett. of Fairmont, spent Sun- .
iay with James Arnett. f
Douglass Arnett. of Parker's run. c
was the guest of Jesse Arnett recent- .
' y- t
N. E. Fisher attended the quarterly
meeting at Laurel Point Sunday and s
cook dinner at Luke Brand's. c
Hueing Groves was a Sunday visi- c.
W o?> cutuvr s. ?
Mrs. Brown Barker is going to spend
DOINGS fl
1 w*f
/ that SO? AigM
t ?
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RVERY SMALL FOLK
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if mjTiI i
cuffs of gray squirrel fur with a tiay
muff to match. The hat is of black 1
velvet with bands and hall of fur.
The only pepion of the masculine
persuasion in this pleasant group is !
becomingly attired in blue linen rota- !
pers embroidered in linen floss of Bui- i
garian brightness.
Miss Schoolgirl wears a charming ;
frock of blue and white striped ging-1
bam with the fashionable shoulder i
the winter with her parents. Mr. and I
Mrs. Emery Snider.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam McMurray, of |
Stewart's run, spent Sunday at Emery !
Snider's._
Eugene Araett and a gentleman of
Monon spent Sunday at James Ar-'
Thomas Snider, son of Ed Snider; of j
California, is visiting relatives in this J
ricinity and Monongalia county. Mr.!
Snider is also visiting Emery Snider i
at present.
Dennis Thorne has returned home
after spending a few weeks visiting
htis aunt in Indiana.
Mar Malheny. who has been ill with
pneumonia, is better.
Itev. Chapman attended a quarterly j
meeting at Wadt/stown Sunday for O. i
D. King.
is". E. Fisher met with a sad accident
with his cows last "Wednesday night, j
His two cows fell on Uhe ice on a |
lill side. One was injured so it died !
:he next day and the other one was I
njured badly by bruises but think wilt1
recover. ;
Mrs. Chapman was visiting Mrs.
itachel Kerns near Hagans one day .
ast week. Mrs. Kerns has been very i
aad with blood poisoning this winter. j
She ran a sewing machine needle in i
ler finger but ig improving very last. ;
. Ernest Kem3 is working \ at Mor;arito-n.
Miss Sarah Lourh was a Sunday vistor
a: Emery Snlucr's.
Winnie Snider and Hueing Groves ;
ittendeil Sunday school at Arnetts- j
il!e.
Mrs. Abbie Welch, we understand. |
s laid up with tonsilitis at present.
T<ic hcalthjof our community is fair-,
y good w ith the exception of bad. i
:o3ds.
X. E. Fisher was a business caller
it Fairmont one day last week.
Mrs. Cora Thome And daughter, j
[ helms, spent one day last week at j
icr.ry Thome's at Lowesville.
? -
HEALTH HINTS I
Contrary to the general opinion the!
ccent army examinations have shown ;
ity youths to be stronger than their
iountry cousins.
According to Dr. J. A. Xydegger of
he U. S. public health service the
iercentage of men rejected as unfit
or military service because of physial
defects has been considerably larrer
among men from. rurtd districts
han among city residents.
The showing made by this medical]
urvey is expected to awaken the!
oantrv to the need for better medical j
arc oI children in schools, especially
n the rural schools.
The I'nited States is behind most
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&.3pEMD n allowing HO Ohle
JTES WITH fi TO V15TT H/M EXCEPT
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HL. It HA f All VRABH
strap effect over a guimpe of white
batiste smocked in blue.
The lorely young thing on the right
appears in a wonderful little girl partygown
that whispers of her future
debut. It is of white net and filet lace
over a slip of pink silk and the three
flounces are pointed and picoted in a j
bewildering manner and further em- j
bellished in pink silk rosebuds and i
baby blue ribbons.
European countries in provisions for
the health of school children.
In Europe the need for strong and
healthy men for armies has turned
the attention of governments to.tho
health of school children.
England was first aroused when the
medical examination of recruits (luring
the oBer war showed that many
were unhealthy and defective, and
their troubles in a vest number of cases
conlcl to traced to bad physicalsurroundings
and methods in English
schools. , /
As soon as the Boer war was over
the British government proceeded to
introduce throughout the United Kingdom
a well-devised medical inspection
of schools, compulsory athletics and
mil dmilitary training to correct as
far as human endeavor was able, the
physical defectives. {
In this country while most of the;
city schools have adopted medfsal i
TO ALL WOMEN I
WHO ABE III
t .
This Woman Recommends ;
Lydia E. Pinkbam's Vege- ;1
table Compound?Her i
Personal Experience. ]
- 1
McLean. Neb.?" I want to recom- :
mend Lydia ?. Pinkham's Vegetable
.Compound to all;'
ilHilHifllimiH women who suffer ' *
luagggpyM from any functional t'
(UsSK disturbance, as it' 1
He?. J-fl has done me more
TBKHHM! good than all the !
ISatoii ?) doctor's medicine- 1'
I IfllBW ,|1] Since taking it I j .
{ ^^?in}IJ| have a fine healthy '
l!U baby girl and have '
r gaineain health and ;!
f strength. Myhus- ,
} band and I both
I }* ' ;* ; >>? praise your med- ! j
? ' ^ icinetoall suffering 1
women."?Mrs. John Koppelmann, R. ;
No. 1, McLean, Nebraska.
This- famous root .and herb remedy, i
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com- j I
pound, has been restoring women of ; I
- i te-1- -r ^ aV.. ..
America w oesiui aw iuvao auou mtj j ,
years sad It will well pay any woman .
who suffers from displacements, in- j
(lamination, ulceration,' irregularities, i
backache, headaches, nervousness or !
"the blues" to give this successful I
remedy a triaL j
For special suggestions in regard to
your ailment write Lydia. E. Pinkham
Medicine Co., J.ynn. Mass. The result
of its long experience is at your service. *
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Miss Kinc<
from her E
inspection most of the rural schools
have none.
HEALTH QUESTIONS ANSWERED.
L. T. Asks: "Does so-called intestinal
poisoning hare any effect on the
nervous system?"
Yes. the nervous system is almost
invariably affected by chronic intestinal
toxomia.
ATnt imff imnrra
diUMAuyr&u i
Get at the Real Cause?Take Dr. j
Edwards' Olive Tablets
That's what thousands of stomach j
sufferers are doing now. Instead of
taking tonics, or trying to patch op a
poor digestion. tbe7 are attrrking the
real cause of the ailment?dogged liver
ind disordered bowels.
Dr. Edwards* Olive Tablets arouse the
iver in a soothing, healing way. When
he liver and bowels are performing their
iutural functions, away goes indigestion
sad stomach troubles.
If you have a bad taste in your
south, tongue coated, appetite poor.
3zy. don't-care feeling; no ambition or
snergy, troubled with undigested foods;
70a should take Olive Tablets; the substitute
for calomel.
Dr. Edwards' Olive' Tablets are a
purely vegetable compound mixed with
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Mive ou. avu ?*? ? ?v
alive colon They do the vrork without
jriping, cramps or pain.
Take one or two at bedtime far quick
relief, so yon can eat what yon like.
Ax 10c and 25c per box. All druggists.
Plates $?.00, guaranteed 10
years. Examinations free. '
TH E UNION
Call Bell Ph
Office over Sxnii 10c Store, o|
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:e -of your tiresome
winter coat or suit. |
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A large number el ^
handsome models >:f
were just unpacked. ^
You aire bound, to fl
find one of these 3
little beauties just
suited to your stylp. "||?M
aMW
ese were just bought
>rK, lasc wees, dy our iid
who has returned
.astern buying trip.
Jm
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statement, Mrs.G. H.ScM^tttaM. -agony
with my bead. I TO M^Cto
do any oi my work. I
tt oakl make me iu&n> Oat of TOT bed. I
MjrtWngf/toson, a yo?n* toy, lad to :|||
do all my h?5?hoId duties.
Nothing relieved me BBtfi ItookCato.
It did wonders for a*."
from medicinal ingredients recommended . '
in medical books as being of busK ln saigg
female troubles, and to jkks of asfeM
proven that toe books are rigj*. Ds^r
airing Caabu today. NCdM
uuaiaiiiccu i; :
Dentistry I
hat has pleased hundreds of peo- I '
ile and it trill please yop.
Fflllngs 50c and up.
Crowns. $5. guaranteed 10 years. >? :
reeth cleaned 75c.
[ DENTISTS fv-jM
oposite Court House.
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