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IMiiKAA'-*". ^T^nw .
I end of Errand Boys ,
i by jane os born.
nyu. 1913. by the McClure
DEN Alison Prston decided to
B?t a Job for the duration of
ber"flrst long vacation from
she also made up her mind that >
i should not be of the sort that
sonfine her within the fosr
An office. She wanted an oorb
and. after having received
trental objections to taking a
my Job - where she would be
an home for the vacation, she
the "want ads" In the dally
several days in vain. Outdoor
ghis did not seem plentiful. >
r eyes fell upon that advertise-1
Brown & Brown, calling for
??<rt? fh? ware offered!
Bjjgjjjy got -very tempting, but as the admrttnsMBt
stated. the work would o?
Jtecitbe most part going errands in tb?
Hm1 downtown business section.
& Brown is a very large conwith
branches in cities in vari-:
I ous parts of the country, and when yo.i j
BpajaFtfatdr force of employes it is like
Kmwfsliiir in an army?you bare to sub
aft to considerable catechising con^Wttiryenr
previous experience, your
. age and your place of residence:
11 this is written down on a for^mUaUe
large white card that is kept
Ggrtmng-ease for future reference.
jSgJThere is just one thing 1*11 hare to
Efcak?7on?* said the young office maaaI
Cer who employed Alison Preston, "and
^MewShsctk you to keep this conflden^Bffal.
' lodn't want every one to know
Hmrt'm sn talcing on girls for errands
person is particular masn't
Eapeow.' That's our vice president, Mr.
Eaflli i'Iii Thome. He's in the Chicago
Kbffica now and?well, to make a long
^Hworyrshort, he began as a messenger
^j# *n<i hi?> nuts about them. He
Ir a hobby of giving every mesr
that Is employed what he calls
t means a lot of fatherly advice,
would be all right if the boys
n*e enough to profit by it. He
de op his mind that the future
tvds of the concern mnst be
as he was, from the ranks of
ivho began at the bottom rung,
merer we get a new messenger
es no end of interest in him. He
who installed this card system
s to know all about the life hisevery
one that is taken into the
Kmeern. And now that be is off in
he has left word to send on
Hobbfds of any new messengers. He
^ESants to give them long-distance adBon.
So here Is what I'm going to ask
the young clerk, coming!
BlacktoMa^point after his longexplan itioil:' 't'eaif
just let me put your
oftaxne down here so that he won't know
y?a* A . girt- Alison, yon said It is. |
rrhtit down as Alec?"
Er" faltered Alison,
id out?"
Lck for months, and
stay later than the
sr. Tonll escape him
lee, -we did our best
re couldn't get any.
t tried hard enough,
don't say anything
at being in collegp.
him too much and
o yon and the cat
te bag."
ed the next day for
d with her pigskin
easily over her left
d on her right hip,
r the rounds of the
cs and bonds about
t. reporting at the
he office of Brown
attracted any attens
she was so much
her work than the
e beginning to take
tensers and errand
own section, she
3d shoes that had
hikes the previous
er suit was plain
as had been chosfor
motor messen
lege chnms of hers
H10 v?uiuua.
?r was neatly topped
Ique collar and a dark
tie and a banded sailpleted
the equipment
, she grew tired with
e. hut the fatigue was
healthy appetite and
t of the sleep that alir
days in the open.
- to Alec Preston was
die letter almost alerrand
boys from the
[organ Thome, when
ir of the concern was
terview them person5
assured Alec of his
hnne that he was re
HBfityr his new position a stepping
KgBihe fas higher things in the employ
HsOtt'ie eocccm of Br?.*wp ? Erown. He
Baked :jp some. >jif ftlrr.i that he
H Waited htm to answer frankly in a letIB
tar that Mr. Thome assured him would
? TDJd he smoke cigarettes* If so.
a|P6he in business hours?
i he tadolge in games or chance
Egpyhat did he eat for luncheon* Did
he go te afght school? How did he
end h|5 evenings? What time did
|prd?te ware many more questions In
KHjfc sygle rein, and Alison answered
V them #tesptiy. assuring the kindly
ant pre* id cat that she smoked not at
BrTI and abstained from games of
^ Suide. She ate egg salad and milk
Umchson. went to bed early and
Spent her evenings 'at homo " She
^ Hh*t add that those evenings were
won;ev;jTipspeuk wuu uci atcu
restjn* on the soft npholstery of
HKj? lttgc ehalr in her own little bed
Kjna-setgins seme one of bar favorite
K?pju)*h or Italian aitfcors that she
Kwl ita-nsd to adtn!.-o in cqllege.
E?5j?e Seat letter expressed approval
- ytxptf hoy's steady habits. hut
hoy fo^o^^relpg ^to
I 1;':
(Reprinted by special permission oil
and copyrighted. 191S, by the At- j
lantlc Monthly.)
April 26?My lathe is out of order t
and I have been working a strange
one. 1 turned oat 486 fuses, which
beats the record so far. but at 5
o'clock, when I left my lathe. I felt
that I should never operate a machine
again. I am very much exhausted tonight.
April 28?The doctor says I have
strained my heart; it Is too stupid.
Just when .we have gone on piece
work and the machines are working
well. I shall have to rest for three
May 19?Back to the factory again,
to my great satisfaction, although I
have to go into the cage as an in-1
Jane Gets a Big Check and Thinks
It was a queer chance which took, <
me straight from Mary Thomas to i
Daddy Lorimer. The Hon. James D. j
Do rimer, according to his party paper
this morning, is nearly recovered from :
his recent serions .Ilaess.
As I returned from jny exciting call, :
Daddy sent for me to come to his smok !'
ing room.
"Mamma"?he calls his wife, Mrs.
Do rimer, "mamma" as he learned to
call his own mother in sixty-six?
"mamma says you are going to need
a little extra money for shopping, my
daughter. Will this do for a little :
He mxshed a slin of blue naDer across
the table to me. It was a check for
SI,000! More than my own mother
has to live on for a whole year!
Daddy Lo rimer is always giving
away checks to show his love, and this
is his way of saying that he's delight- i
ed because I am going to provide the
first of a new generation of Lo rimers.
He does not recognise Benjie's babv
as belonging to the family succession.
"I don't really think III need all
that."* I said. "Ton see, daddy, the ,
things I want to buy are awfully .
small." (
"You minx"?and he stooped and
kissed me?"If you can't get rid of :
that, you're the first woman I ever
saw of your kind. Try?and when you i
want some more?come and kiss me." i
Now I defy anybody?except Marv i
Thomas?to keep from liking Daddf
Lo rimer. He is one of the most pop- :
he always offered messengers in the i
concern, but had rtver been won?if i
he would devote himself so earnestly ;
to the study of Spanish that within six :
months he could command a slight :
reading knowledge of that language.!
He himself, he said, had been hand!- j i
capped because as a boy he had not I <
mastered a foreign language. It was ':
only recently, when his time for suoh
study was limited, that he nad talren ,
up Spanish. Jt was the r.raal l-icj*uage
for busiuess men of the future, etc.
Alison really ought to have been
more cautious, bt'.t tne ver/ e\?.v_*ng |
after recjlrin^ this letter she -aretoj
back a long and fluent letter in her |
best Spanish, explaining to Mr. Thome
that, though she did not go to nignt '
school, she had mastered Spanish the
previous winter and spent much time
reading it. She declined the prize. :
however, as she had studied it without
knowledge that such a prize existed.
Then came the letter that caused \
consternation. Mr. Thorae wrote offering
Alee a position in the Chicago
office as second correspondent in the ;
Spanish department. They were getting
lots of orders from South America,
he explained, and he really needed
him. His wage would be more than
doubled, and his traveling expenses to
Chicago would be paid.
Alison was at first confused and repentant.
She felt that she ought not
to have consented to the office manager's
deception. But then she took a
different attitude toward the matter.
Financial conditions in the Preston
family had not been all that they might
have been for the past year and it had
become apparent that another year at
college would be Impossible tor Alison
at the present time. She had about
decided to spend the following autumn
and winter working. And here was a
chance to earn $25 a week. She wrote
hack to Mr. Thome accepting the position.
confessing at the same time her
?? 1
a OH,
;l )(a
?_ _
spector. I sat with my back to the
room -where the lathes .are, for it
would be altogether distracting to
watch anyone operating No. 1 lathe.
May 23?Of all stupid, doll occupations.
Inspecting is the worst; it Is
easy, but monotonous to a degree. I j
have one gauge which I Iparned how |
to handle in two minutes, and I tried
6000 fuses with it during the day?1
just the same simple movement 6000 j
times during eight hours.
My 25?I was given a position asi
forewoman today. My work will bej
to supervise the women on the drills.1
It will be good to be on the "fighting j
deck"* again and out of this "cage." i
The women who are operating the
lathes are making from 325 to 330
a week. I call it the "Millionaire's I
Bow." They come to the factory in I
the very smart es of spring finery. I
MIiIi ' imo
mm |
About Layetes and Profiteers.
alar men in the city?always put down j
as a 300 per cent, man In any civic en-;
terprise. At present only a few per- j
sons seem to donbt that he will be the :
next congressman from that district, j
Daddy belongs to an easily recog-.
nized type of the modern successful ,
business man?white-haired, but young
looking, and ready to talk in public '
on any subject at any time.
He made money as a young mac.
and since the war. he seems to be making
tons of it. It mostly comes, somebow.
from those great pine forests I
love so well, the forests where Bob
wooed me.
The Lorimers Inherited acres of
them and the boys used to camp oat
In them every summer. They left the
train at Amesville, where I was bora.
Briefly, the Ames and Lo rimer families
were related long ago. Our branch
inherited the original farm site, now
Amesville. while the Lorimers had the
(crests. Nobody thought them any
good for 50 years. Finally Daddy Lo rimer
founded "The Lo rimer Chemical
Co." Before the United States went
into the war he sold lots of stuff to
central countries. I have heard, but
not from Bob. that Dr. Hamilton Certeis
manager some of the transactions.
As I hurried to show my check to
Mother Iorimer, I met Dr. Certeis in
the hail. I have not seen him since
Lit cday of our ride and the too intimate
glance between us. After a for- j
mal sertence. I rushed upstairs.
Certeis. however, stayed in my mind.
He's so mysterious.
sex. did not wait for an answer hut.
packing her little traveling box and
gaining a rather reluctant consent
Crom her parents, started forth to take
her new Job. She could live cn $10 a
week, she figured, especially if she;
continued to dress in uniform, and the !
atber $15 she conld save to pay h?r;
next year's expenses in college.
The office manager in the New York
office when he heard of the step she
had taken, predicted a stormy reception
for Alison. He felt that he knew,
just how Thome would snub her. But
the storm and the snub were not forthcoming.
Thorne told her that at first
he had not known, then he chanced to
see the New York paper that had the
office manager's advertisement for girl
messengers, and, beside, he suspected
from -.he erg-salad luncneon ana ue i
band writing that she was a glrL Bat!
it made no dlScrence. be assured her. I
He wasu thorough going feminist, if |
that meant approving willingly to give
girls an equal chance with boys when
they proved themselves capable of
grasping it. And this girl had proved
herself more promising than any of the
mec_ eager boys that had ever drifted
into the employ of the concern.
Then one day Thorne called Alison
into his office and as she came toward ,
him in her trim little khaki sait he'
held out both his hands and took her I
into his.
Alison did not draw back, bnt stood :
looking down at their joined hands
with a puzzled smile on her face.
"I want you here. Alec," he had always
retained the first name by which
he had thought of her?"I want you in
the office, but more than all I want you
in, my heart. I want you to make a
home for me. Is it so necessary to finish
out that college course of yours?"
"There is always one and only one
possible event that will make a college
girl igve up her course." said Alison.
"And that?"
"When the man In all the world she
. v/Asf-r"
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A "?"r ?*?"71
0*ii? Tbtoesr, y
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. ... i?v'v-"*-SM'wy! ->*-, ?> * & ?-^'jufStfi'
Jane *27?I was obliged to give ap
work ?p'", cad left the factory yes
terdav witn a very saa nearc. u;
doctor tells me that I most take a
long rest this time, and never try
factory work again.
I shall always be thankful that I
tried mnnldon work even though I
only lasted six months. It has been
I a marvelonsly worth while experi|
One hardly likes to talk about "doI
Ing one's bit" when one is being well
I paid for working, bnt I feel satisfied
and happy with the thought that in
putting my heart and soul into the
work I was doing something for de!
mocracy and freedom. It was an infinitesimal
something, bnt I am grateful
that I have had the privilege of
being a munition worker, even for
such a short time.
loves asks her to be his wife?"
"Does that mean you have decided
to finish?" asked Thome relaxing his
hold on Alison's hands. Bnt he tightened
it again when she told him that
it didn't.
I i
Praise for the Workers.
Too much praise cannot be given to
the workers in the auxiliaries and the
headquarters department for the magnificent
-work done during August
Every department had a heavy allotment
and the Eed Cross workers stood
by splendid!; or so much would never
lave been accomplished. The only
shortage in allotments was caused by
delayed shipments which held up a
small part of the knitting and surgical
The comfort kits alloted to the hospital
garments department are com-'
pletely finished. Chapter supervisors j
and chairmen are delighted with the
successful work and elated over the
manner in which the membership
stood by.
It is a great relief to finish np, and
to know that the work turned out is <
beyond criticism. To the women who
have labored so faithfully in the auxililiaries
and circles, and in the surgical
dressings departments, the chapter
extends sincere thanks, but believes
that the knowledge of having
steadfastly performed a needed duty ,
is its own best reward.
Fairmont chapter is surely a won-'
der and our city ought to be very proud
indeed of its accomplishment and efficiency.
New Babies Get Attention from Home
The Home Service section has its
attention directed in an interesting
quarter now, looking after four or five
new arrivals in families where the
father has entered service. The first,
baby born in a soldier's family is en- j
titled to $10.00 each month, the gov !
- " * nmr/l thftl
eminent coamuukiuu tv?.
child's support. -while its father is
claimed for the army, each additional
child is allowed $3.00 a month. The
Home Service certifies to the fcirth of
the child and assists the mother hi
making out the proper applications to
secure the allotment.
Kingmont Auxiliary's August Report.;
The Kingmont auxiliary reports for
August work. 6 suits of pajamas. 100
house wives. 3 comfort kits, 3 sweatlers
and 31 bundles of gun wipes, a.
successful Junior branch has been organized
at Kingmont nnder the direction
of Miss Lena Durrett, good progress
being ma'de by the children. Mrs.!
A. D. Brill, secretary, makes the re- i
port. |
Mononnah Auxiliary Makes Report.
The following report has beea turned
in from Monongah auxiliary, showing
a busy auxiliary for August:
Donations, $37.10; IS comrort Kits
IV Say I ^E?*01rtc fOg
*>*>?] aro^iis n
W t^lTI
>. -?a~ /7'JWmrriiifl
made ?nd Z partly CDed. S comfort. Mta
xor comiorc Kits wis - zs onus*
siren to draftees; 24 scrap books; ?
$41.17. Balance from last month.
$42.91; on hand $38*4.
Sweaters gltea out. 7; sweaters on
I hand. 5; grey sweatrs tnrned is to
headquarter*, 14; socks, 12 pairs; hairnets,
2; nary comfort kits. 126; palama
salts, 10.
The Monongah auxiliary also has a
July repot tr which was not pahUsBad.
This report shows MS button bigs, 13
scrap books, 26 sweaters and 8 pairs
of socks. Sweaters were given to 17
draftees, and 19 comfort kits were also
given out, leaving 22 .comfort kits on
An exchange for the comfort kit
fund nettted he auxiliary $19.40. and
the proceeds from the sale of a coshion
made by Martha Moosy amounted
to$l3.20. Four sweaters were returned
by draftees who did not qualify for
Two new members were added during
July, Miss Georgia Works and
Miss Kathleen Oliverio.
Miss Mary Kileen, secretary, makes
the report, and it shows much fine endeavor
on the part of the Monongah
Millersville Auxiliary Report.
Miss Beatrice Miller, secretary of
the Millersville auxiliary, makes the
following report for her auxiliary:
House wives, 173; hospital shirts, 6;
pajama suits, 12; comfort kits, 100.
Watson Auxiliary Report.
The Watson Red Cross auxiliary has
returned to Fairmont chapter for July.
5 hospital shirts, and 120 house wives.
Twenty-one sweaters on hand, and
have given out four sweaters and four
comfort kits to draftees leaving town.
We have had three sweaters returned ]
by men exempted from service.
The Watson auxiliary with each]
monthly report has new members to
add. To their list for July are the fol- i
lowing new names: Mrs. Susie Sheets
and Miss Ethel Harr. We are glad
to report we are in the working class.
Do vie Toothman. Sec.
Rivesville Auxiliary Report.
Rivesville women have turned in to
headquarters the following: Seventeen
pajama suits, 14 sweaters. 5 pairs
of socks and 100 comfort kits'. This
is fine for the Rivesville workers. One
sweater and ofur comfort kits were
given out to draftees.
Benton's Ferry. Auxiliary Report.
Miss Ruth Keliey. secretary or Fairmont
Chapter, A. R. C:
I wish to report for ths auxiliary
at Behton's Ferry. W. Va.. for the
month of July, the following work:
Button bags. 272; pajamas, 8 suits;
house wires. 50; hospital shirts, S:
sweaters, 8; socks. 6 pairs.
Worthlnflton Auxiliary Report.
Worthington auxiliary reports the
following work for July: 260 house
-wives, 11 suits of pajamas. 2 extra
pajama trousers. 12 sweaters, 4 pairs
of socks, and 9 comfort kits.
Hoult Auxiliary Report.
The auxiliary at Hoult makes the
following report for August work:
Comfort kite. 76: socks. 3 pairs;
sweaters, 3; 1,125 gun wipes.
Comment on Auxiliary Work.
WV.? AnwtllaatAO VttWA VlAAfl nTillOTIU llv
XUC aUAUUU*%0 M?> w WVVM ????????. 1
responsive in sending in reports this;
month and the reports have been un- i
usually good in every instance. Fair- j
moat chapter does not own a dead j
auxiliary; every circle and auxiliary
in the chapter jurisdiction Is evidently
right on the job. Not only do the reports
manifest genuine interest and
endeavor In the actual making of garments
and other articles, but there is
evidence o {personal endeavor in the
way of benefits and acquiring new
For the Skin
Apply Noxema to the burned, inflamed.
itching, pimpled, chafed or
diseased skin. Observe bow quickly
it ir absorbed, leaving no greasy surface
to soil the clothing. Ton will
not have to wait till the nekt day to j
find oat what Rood it dons; 70a
70a can feci it heal?or. as a barber
expressed it, "When Noxema is applied
to the akin. It Is like two good:
friends shaking hands." Trial size,
25c; regular size (3 times tha quantity),
60c; family size $1.00. For
s&le at Crane's Drag Store and H.-H.
Drag Co. Noxzema Chemical Company,
1817 North haxies street. Baltimore,
Hou'e* MOT 6oif4G "fell
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From the t
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Gage, Raw
Fisk, Hart
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West Virginia Patents.
H. E. Dunlap, patent lawyer, of
Wheeling. W- Va., reports that the
patent office records show the re-i
cent issne at patents to West Virginia,
inventors as follows: J. E. Aldridge,
Huntington, jar lifter; H. E. DeVaughn.
assignor to W. A. Jones. Morgsntown,
glass furnace; A. R. Floyd.
Huntington, washing apparatus; W.
| F. Bird. Brucetcn Mills, automatic
feed dropper; C. J. McCarty, Morgantown,
horse shoeing stand.
Came Alone.
Master Ralph Vangilder, son of Mrs.
i Leslie Van glider, or Alcron, 0? who ;
| has been visiting relatives here and |
at Mt. ZionZ. retnrned to Akron Fri-;
| day. The little fellow though only
i eight years old, made the trip alone.
| i
j xfor Kidneys j
& Nerves, j
The American Indian knew how to;
care Kidney, Liver, Blood and Nerve ;
ills?he did it with roots, herbs and '
barks such as we nse in making Oia- j
la. the Wahoo and Burdock tonic. All j
who nse Clala say It Is wonderful.
Olala purifies the "blood; strengthens j
the nerves; drives out catarrh, ma-1
larla. rheumatism and lumbago.
50 Olala Tablets are $5 cents at,
: your dealers and Our Positive Guaran- j
j tee is printed on e%ffy package.
I Chief Medicine Co. Marietta. Oj
jP The Be
I Thousai
jg The West
S Greatest Sons I
*? r%e i nTrmil fade, never before ntt
? nm Ibon lb nil ~f Til '
^ sad new, baa been m i. iimalietieeT
SS lever wffl find bnndrede ^ ?an*n ?
US est BeaodfnOy bound in dor
tl WU III .? " ??? _
fwli m) hj i m veferino to
cor our of
mj i M ii i 11 iw i ii w+mm+m
X - y
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est known Styte-jpflM
upon hundre^^gj
ats are here
Suffering Described As T?lM
Relieved by
RossviQe, Ga.?Mrs. Kate Lee AMe. aw|
(his place, writes: "My husband icaafl
engineer, and once while
jured himself with a piece Of beenafiSH
chinery, across the aMomrrr.
so sore he could not bear to-;poe>lj8|J
himself at all, on chest or abdoMen^^BjJ
weighed 165 lbs., and fell off until be
weighed 110 lbs., In two wacfcfc;j|
He became constipated and it lookei 9
like he would die. We badthneijfligB^H
doctors, yet with aD their
bowels failed to act He wot4^tnBi59
a ten-cent bottle of castor oil. aajljdtfMj
it two or three days in soecesrioisjBSw
did this yet without result WejjB8bBB
desperate, be sufleied sol He im swtty'fl
ten terribly. He "told
could only be described as torture.
I sent and bought Theafag^SWWB
Draught 1 made lumtate-*?BMi3g|^R
and when it began to act b^fraglj^H
was in such misery, but be gotsd?H|fl
began to mend at once. IIisjuESBBj^B
and we both feel he ower
Thedford's Black-Draught" ^3
Thedford's Black-DiaaghrwiT.
to keep fit ready for tbe tb^madg
Try itl
Id Songs 1
d bj tU
Virginian ~||
r%4+ S3B
tcr me for 3 ft*. :
took Ever Afoder^
'* moat popular itmdirf ooaf^.aM^fl
In thia gnat collection every atasnAB
n act tA snare, that nufca taMat
ble cloth. She 7^x10 fnrfaa.
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