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* II FACTS I THE DAILY II I SHORT STORY | s,' The Golden Barrier. By A. W. PEACH. JOopyright, 1919. by the McClure News paper Syndicate.) FROM hie office window over the village square Attorney John Stephens had seen the springs of forty years work their magic spell on (he gray grass left after the receding anowe. He was the only lawyer In the town, and the secrets bidden under his white hatr were the secrets of generations. He knew the stories lima ?# VJm iriAAmla and thnlr Initor. >iwi tiioo ui uid y?vytv nwu ??**?< * ?uw> ?ta were bis. 80, when he saw a dapper, stylish poBshfil man come up the street from the station he became suspicious, knowing the type that spread trouble wherever they go. He saw the man was coming to tho office. He did enter, greet the lawyer cor dlally, and skillfully state his mission. (He wished to engage Stephen to act as the local attorney for his firm at a salary that made the old attorney start. "Just what do you want in return for that salary?" Stephens asked. want absuiaucc cue wmci caihaiugu, tad Stephens, old in the ways of men, ' read the purpose. "Mr. Amiens," the old lawyer said quietly, "I have read that in your city there is a firm that offered to sell poet holes, and the proposition you hare is worse than that. You should be Jailed for representing It. My advice to you is to go on?leave the people here alone. You will bring nothing but regret." The other smBled. "Sorry, but 1 can't accept your invitation. I have other business here. In fact, I was asked to come." Stephens watched the well-groomed figure cross the street and enter a store over which was a sign, "William Joslyn,'' With a grunt of d isgust the lawyer leaned back. "So Will is after another scheme to get rich fast," he said to himself, and lapsed Into musing. The romance of the Village was centered in William Joslyn and Emma Adams. Emma had inherited wealth of her father and lived in the old man ion on the hill. William bad loved her and still did; and she loved him? of that the old attorney was certain. The one thing that stood between Will and her was her money. Whether ahe knew that or not' Stephens did not know. He had sighed over the matter, had chatted with William, but that firm, quiet, old fashioned and set individual could not Mve on his wife's 1 money and kee? un his own respect? cad he had little money of Us own. Now, so the lawyer mused, he was j probably; going: into a get-rlch-quick scheme to get the money he wanted in order to hare the right to speak to . Emma. "It's a queer world and there aTe a lot of queer people in it," Stephens * thought as he rose from his chair. That evening he met the calm-faced patient Joslyn and warned him against investing In the Starr Investment'Company. Joslyn thanked him for his advttce, and then went on to say that he had invested in it?all he had. "You stand to lose every cent of it," the lawyer said. *1 stand to win. too. I am tired of waiting for my ship. I am going out to meet it was the quiet answer. '"Tired of wasting," the lawyer said to himself as he went to his office for hia evening smoke. "He'll have a longer wait still." Three months went by, and then came the Rhock. He discovered that there was a rumor around the village that Emma had Invested all her fortune in the Starr Company. The old < lawyer, getting the rumor straight, immediately set out for the Adams home. ? L/ike some picture of other days come to life she came to meet him, as simple, honest and beautiful as one of her roses. He asked her anxiously about the situation?whether it was true that the had invested In the firm. She nodded. Stephens looked it her in despair and wrath. "Miss Adams, your father trusted me and his father trusted me. Why did you not come to me dor advice? That firm Is a gang ot wgvu uyeraung wiioin xne law ana? Inst a statute or two out of jail. You will lose every cent?and I know It" She was smiling Into her lawyer's eyes, and she said simply. "I am not * worrying." . He stared at her, wondering, but , bOt when he was on the way home he < guessed the reason behind her mad- < seas. "Of all wild dreams of foolish hearts Is love. She wants to lose the money 1 so that chump of a Puritan Joslyn will ask her to marry him; and that tool jo . to get rich, so he can, has invested in j IV U" same crazy scheme?good heav- t I,) \ ons!" the angry lawyer stuttered to | U himself,. | Once more in bis office, bp slammed * N down his hat and stood In thought? P to be aroused by his telephone. I-Io answered it and heard Miss Emma's sweet voice say, an odd note of pleasure In it. "Dear old friend, I just got my anaS; and they write" me that for several reasons imy investment failed and my money Is gone." He dropped the receiver with a groan "And you want me to get the word to Joslyn! Never, I'll get the money back." v To plan was to act; and the evening train carried the old lawyer to the olty miles away. The next morning he was hot on the trail of the Starr Investment Company. He found them and grimly held on until lie was ushered Into the splendid private office of Amiens who greeted him vllh the same smooth manner as ntonthe ago In the office In the village. / Swiftly the attorney told his errand 'and his purpose?to save for Miss EmI ma Adams the fortune her father bad i won by hard to! and as quietly as er/ er the lawyer spoke, the promoter exI plained why. the money could not be I rnenficifl Stephen* rose, bis white hair ruffled i.r- his eyes aflame, knowing himself de\ footed. "You and your kind, shielded " though you are shielded by the law, should be hanged! You?you?" v "Wait," said the other. "We hare eoin> fleodment, sir, at least. 1 waa In., 1 " 1 ' 1 ' ~~ AND FAN * *: ?. . v *' Tommy Gives Gertois a Knockout Blow The long stillness after the struggle in the dark was terrible. More than once I started to leave my hiding place, and then put the impulse aside and obeyed Tommy's order, "Keep still!" Suddenly it broke upon my excited brain that Tommy had had his' own good reason for that command. He had made it for my own protection. He wanted me to remain concealed in case he should lose the fight! And he preferred to fight in the dark, at tremendous disadvantage, when he knew the electric switch was in the door frame at his elbow, in order that Certeis might not through any mischance, discover me in the cellar. "Tommy is always guarding you. Jane Lorimer?and now you're too big a coward to help him!" said my reproachful conscience. "If he's down and out, he certainly needs you. And be needs you, far more, if ho has keipt his vow?if he has killed Hamilton Certeis!" 1 have never had much patience with nervous women who spoil a man's game, whatever it may be, by interfering with it in some "first aid" disguise, but the idea that possibly Tommy might be a murderer made me act contrary to my principle and his command. I pushed away the box, touched the electric button, and sprang into the tunnel. The navemsnt was covered with the white folders which Certels had dropped and the elegant form of the doctor was wretched across my path. Beyond it was Tommy, half erect, his feet braced in one angle of the aisle, his shoulders against the opposite wall. He was breathing rapidly but he smiled at sight of me. I leaped over Certeis" body and seized the boy's outstretched hand. "I'm so sorry, ma'am. I hoped you'd stay hid till I mopped up a bit." ''Are you hurt much, Tommy?" ' "No ma'am. Just winded. But he was a good one, all right. He had lovo once myself. Besides, our business is a big one." The lawyer stood, puzzled by the words, and watching the while fingers searched through some papers. "What we have done sir, is so to arrange matters that, in a word, the money Miss Emma invested with us is credited to the account of Mr. Joslyn. You see there was a bit of romance in my own life and I heard the story of Emma and Will while In youT pleasant village, and after verifying facts, I thought we might do this. 1 Imagine when the facts come out, there will be a marriage In your town. William's investment succeeded, Emma's failed. You gert. the idea? And now, would you care to act for us dn your vll lage?" The eld lawyer looked into the smiling, inscrutable face. "Act for you? Never! But I'll take your case on the last Judgment day! Good day! ...a > * BOOMING ROAD LOAN, PARKICRSBURG. W. Va., April 29? The Parkersburg Board of Commerce is sending out invitations to all trade and civic bodies in the state, asking them to send delegates to a convention to be held here June 18 and 19, to get behind-the campaign In behalf of indorsing the proposed $50,090,000 state road bond issue to be voted on at the next state election. WAR VETERANS ORGANIZE. MORGANTOWN, W. Va. April 29? Monongalia Post of the World War Veterans has been organised here by returned soldiers and sailors with MaJ. C. C. Robinson as commander. NEW DEMONSTRATION AGENT CLARKSBURG, W. Va.. April'29? Miss Margaret Ford, of Des Moines, la, has been appointed agricultural demonstration agent for Harrison coun 1 ty, to succeed Mies Marguerite Wilson resigned. i? Tragic Consequences. Over coffee and cigarets the two girls discussed their friends. Grace is in an awful fix said one. What's the matter? Why, every officer she's engaged to got through without a scratch and is Qomlng homo to marry her."?AnRe^uqc Weight If you wish t^Mnce yet eat Andy, ica cream,.small box it oli of koreln smthMHscletV Follow he directions. -AJ|itffut?|asafe}jruaran- i eed method gbweomlnf thin- So self* itarvtng; youfDecome rfendersffricefully, nvmdoua, mentally andfphysdrfRK hlert? rlad you're olivet Reduction ruWMtneij 0 to >r pounds or no loot to youi^^ I tSUESS *IUlS 15 A ?As4f LxaaiJG sur I I MAO IT PMO * U'j? SMBPf ?;>?.' v":v i * ' ~<*^. ?fj|p: >:."P ?. "' '7 HE WEST VBR(5BRIA3ff, KS ICIES FOF ___^^i^wi7nn i EnterpriseAax*)tian \ - sal and We Run Away With "The Papers" soma bag of tricks, believe me. Guess they was Hun tricks, maybe." Tommy found bis cap and stood erect. "I'm peeved, ma'am, to think you should see this. But I bad to get some o* them leaflets off him?and he had to get?what was coming to him." "Is?is he dead?" 1 asked in uneven tones, as we stooped over the still form. "No ma'am, he ain't. Worse luck. Just knocked out ma'am." said Tommy after he had completed some investigations. "He looks awful. Tommy. He?he frightens me." I whispered clinging, nevertheless, to the strong right arm which had done the deed. "Are you perfectly sure he's alive?" "Yes ma'am. Positive. I know because I've been knocked" out myself more'n once. I've been in lots of scraps in my time, with gloves and without 'em, ma'am. I was In the ring regular, over there. But this is my first round since I got my wound stripes, ma'am." Success. I thought, put a wee bit of pride into Tommy's voice. "You needn't worry a little bit about this guy, ma'am." "I was worrying mostly about you. Tommy. What if you had reallv killed him?" "Thank you. ma'am, but I got a worse worry tnan that. This ain't a fair fight, ma'am. He ain't never go ing to know who done it, ma'am. Nor why." Tommy wailed. "I expect he'll think It was some of his Bolshevik friends who got peeved at him." "I shouldn't wonder at all," said I remembering the Uboat sailors against whom I had warned Certeis at the cost of a bullet In my shoulder. "He may be coming to in another minute." said Tommy. Then he pick ed up some samples of the Bolshevik literature and stuffed them in his pocket and taking my hand he added: "I'd sure like to wait till he does. But considering you're along. Rosle, I guess we'd better beat it." Evening Chat Spring and Queer Humanity. In spite of the chill of the days called spring, which seem so unlike anything of the sort, the usual spring flowers have arrived Just the same. Violets, tulips, crocuses, daffodils, lilacs, flowering trees?even the danJ-1J i ? ? ueiious wiui origin. yeuow iaces nave oome and come of them, have gone: hut difficult to understand, yet true nevertheless, -we have not appreciated these exquisite things as we should have done because they have all come to us while we have been Indoors sitting before fires?come quietly not asking for appreciation, and as quietly BAfuNi ISkhIQ 1 Isfortiblesi I 5OWD0I always gjy ygteirg unifcmttlp"* Have YorD White mn The Oldest ajA ta^Besj ^tiick Serviafe alFa^fai ! ' They sei%^h^J^st 40c for the t r*Real hoi Turkey Dinners every Chicken served all styles Tir ri- - i- -X jl ' rye seive me DescMjp quj I)OINGS^5FT5E1 pwttv iiissn^ r- iwis* "|i|' Tm amotj '""v v"".^-5?-' * - .v.V-. .> fiB w mafm YfTESDA'TEVENI ; WOMAN slipped back again Into-the-waiting for another spring. Spring this year has been disappointing to many people and the beet we can do is to hope for a glorious summer which shall meet all our expectations to the utmost. Folks sometimes believe that only the pessimists say that nothing quite comes up to expectations In this world. Nothing does come up to expectations and life is truly one puzzling thing after another; but were this not so, we should all die of ennui?that interesting disease which Is supposed to afflict merely the surfeited individual ?the man and woman possessing too much of this world's goods. The thing just beyond our reach is the thing we long for most and just as soon as we get a finger on it, we be0>in fft WftTirfAf If If mo tmtlv oe nrnn. derful as it looked to be. That's a funny trait of humanity in general. It's the same way with many marriages. Men and women want one another and after the marriage ceremony baa been performed, they begin to grow restless. wishing in an indefinite way that they were free again. We sit in the twilight these cold April days and think how beautiful i were the flowers which we scarcely saw in bloom; before they perished' during the wintry nights or died their natural death?for the lives of flowers I are short, though no shorter accord-: ing to their size than the lives of hu-j man beings. We dream of the days i when we struggled for this and that j and the other thing?when we wanted ! much that we now have, though we're j not satisfied yet. And just as we appreciate the spring flowers so much more Intensely because we did not en- , joy them as wc might have done; so . we appreciate so much more keenly all that we are still struggling for, and a put back impatiently all that we have; t whether It be the woman we have t promised to love forever or the man t we have consented to obey?the j house we have which doesn't begin., to compare with the one we intend to I y have, or the business which once look- ^ od to be so promising but which now a is very ordinary Indeed. E An Independent Little Creature. Small, fluffy baby chickens are coming into existence fast these days? i * poor little cold mites. Mother hens . have their hands full trying to keep * them all under wing so that, they won't catch cold. 1 saw some beautiful yellow ones today under the able protection of a worried mother hen who scolded and advised continually as mothers have a habit of doing. They were far too swift for her however, and bad it not been for a wire screening which prevented their getting out of sight, she would have had stlil moro to worry about; for the ratB and cats are both very fond of small chicks Jnst hatched. Bright-eyed baby chickens are cunning things. I watched one wee yellow one today?he reminded me of a fat-pin-cushion as he obeyed his mother's clucks very reluctantly and followed his many brothers and sisters to the warmth of her wing for the night. He went in and he came out again?quite swiftly. He stood outsiae m ue corn wind ana looked1 Independently about as though to say ?"I'd much rather bring myself up without any assistance from that bossy hen, but its sort of lonesome out here so I guess I'll go back for _ / = on^Cnd effluent ? pscs good results?is ralue and inexpei^ive. Editor of American Cookery 1 ined at f [Restaurant ii^ffestaurant in town. j 3 had a Good Reputation. 1 jneals that can be served j n&.cqpktog. They serve jv Wt^esdiy and Sunday. i./Anck meats?all kinds, piniiy an\quality. =Sj DUFFS?(OLIVIA HAS WIL1 XUWP,0UV1A NMauVbU 1 no. mr vrnrr loo* ounre JUKOPMV SPIFFS r J , rrfVE^nwrr 1 H 1 ^ |j N6, APRIL 29,1919. I |'X ? I ' AND TH Lovely N ^1,1 iwhile." He poked a tiny bead under hat wide wins?didn't seem to like he crowds in there?edged over hard, ipsetting a small slater, and finally lushed for position near the front there the air was better. Out came lis bit of a head but the rest of him ras well covered. I didn't blame him i bit?"I'd have wanted a little air rayelf. Paying Work. Have you discovered that some of he dentists in the city are charging Thk'oi is for fcllc heels, Ityld two wfajH aiwMpSSJif ' the waists foot won't : ward in th stays whe: % I S^ta BU v& NUMBER!)?BY A A5 lous AS IVI all OOUED UP m MS sew PACS I guess e Til STep <xrr a Ijttul g< tbhkjht - j j~pa J* 0 Mi five dollari an hour tor their work at present? They say they must hare it. Let's see?say they work only seven hours a day and they must work steadily tor they are booked up two weeks in advance, they earn somewhere around $86 a day which makes for six days' work?well, say $200 a week wages. Pretty good, isn't It?even deducting rent for office and paying tor materials . The judge of the new Criminal court wMl only maLke $100 a wee*. And be has expenses to psy too. ie ARCHRITB a fn Cfi * yv %v ywiw ie" wj^rwith low inateps s narrower aOrosar t f rhat is, if tfyd bal? is mdheel ar/cut B-wic rub up a^d dpwn or c: is combination last 1 re it yjlongs./ ' * 'tleff & We LLMAN. I DoM'T || 1 VHIV MOT? J BLieVC. I D I? 1 > <WT 4FTEB. , U (2K WITH DtAT 1 aurroMj* I v^ .<& '.%^^'J-j'x-'-;"..?i?*? .< ^ .v-1? 'k'v :"'V V ""?' " -:> * - 'a ' ' v*''-T&.V-'1"' 'i . IE HOME ew Pattern After - Easl \ most intefestir Hats?eranrpiri tipn?await^mspec v ik large^Mium s ^ flowersas / priSd to ajp^tfJeja read, bu| * ?2 m * y jjgR$fcf}; .; I Blii II ;>;&? Look SO I ^1,N * * I MM A JWHj . CIRCLE <i'' '*f-'+rT'r effects 1W? ' ^3. Looks u It being * d?nttot iwiiSlH able work thaae tip?. ; ; * W -' *- t v ?99'9I / > : v^&wB I / M rft^l L_ II