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|f||SHORT STORY | The Legacy. il<Sfe' By 8. B. HACKLEY. gfe . (Oopyrlght, 1919, by the Hectare Rp.':' i Newspaper Syndicate.) *ariHB maid brought in the even In a1* Jh mall, a * In tie letter, on a illrar Be :Dld Hester Anne Wallace read the : - letter twice orer, then laid her glls tenlrlt white head wearily back on her After a half hoax'* perplex|u|'^ " *d:thought, she rang her bell. BV^iJ^?rel*?fione Richard Benton to oome i | to me," she bade the girl, "immediate- i Ih fewer than thirty minute* the 1 VvWV brlek little lawyer appeared. Mr*. Wallace spread the letter before him. "Afcht Heater Dear," it reed, "I wUl 1 p-?. not be married to Francis Arledge in 1 lf? ?WMVa. * all am. Pa T hmVu 1 P -V. wwywi wa m ?"l V>w?. MV . ?? >? Itfj the engagement, finally, a month ago. 1 j . I trust you frill not be displeased, [ft Tonr affectionate niece, l "RUTH LOREN." i k The chlldleaa old lady ha$ beeci i happy when the favorites of her rug- < ft' " ged old heart had come blithely to ' 5 .her, four months before, to tell her of ' J y their engagement. The girl had clang to her with shin- < log eyes when she had asked her when the marriage was to be. i J"In October, if Francis can be ready i. " forme!" ; "And I will be ready then if patting , the best that's in. me In the business counts for anything!" Francis had ? , sfld. "Oh, yes, Aunt Hester, I'll be j J "I h?d set my heart on Mary Mc- 1 . Alllster's boy marrying my girl," the , old lady told her lawyer, "but the silly J things have quarreled. They are both ' stubborn, and if something Isn't done, . , they'll never willingly see each other ! I; again, that's certain. I thought at first I'd tell her what I meant to do before 1 i I sent for you, then I remembered Dr. f> Baird's tale that this heart of mine Is likely to quit work at any time. I "You remember how that will you '? ' 1 Wrote for me reads, of course. Onefifth of my property to be divided 1 among my nephews, Mq;tlmer, Har? vey, Burrus and Otwell Hammel, and : tour-fifths to go to my niece, Ruth Loren. "I wish you to rewrite that will, so that Ruth's share of my property will : come to her conditionally. I desire her ; marriage to Francis Arledge, of Lang- . don, Va., ,to take place not later than six monies rrom this ante, n sne nas I *tL n. not marrled Mr. Arledge by October : l^iMvlS,, then I wish my four nephews to be : Ba - sole heirs to my entire estate." E.--- ' -When the lawyer had revised the '' will, two of the servants witnessing It. the old lady bade them a smiling good night. J When her m>id went to awaken her next morning' the stern lines of the old I face were -softened Into a wonderful gentleness.'' "Aunt Hester's" head had. "iJflEDed.'iYork". forever. tJlKlUed. Aunt tJester!" Ruth sobbed. "I' wrote her Francis and I had broken our engagement, and the worry killed her. I know It did! Oh, auntie, auntie!" Pallid in her mourning garments, with the going of summer Ruth droop*' ed like a storm-beaten lily. "She may be a grlevln' for old Hester some," was her cousin's Inward % comment, "btft It's not all grief for < that cranky old woman that's makln' :Ber lose all interest in lite!" - ' "you ought to make up with that , Francis Arledge, Ruthle, like your aunt wanted you to, and get that money," - she said to the girl for the hundredth time one day in the early autumn, "you've got enough to live on your M "tstner ieit you, but you'd Just as well ' I * have more. To think of all that money 1 going to those four Hammel brothers, c ?. aad every one of 'em well to do and ' ' notpeedln' It at all!" I Bath's bloodless face crimsoned. ' H . "I?I couldn't make up with Fran- < . da Arledge just for the sake of mon- 1 eyl" she faltered, "and he?he'd die I spite of Ruth's demurs, the next t *week found her In the little town ^ I among the hills where for two weeks c H_ the fox hunters of the state were to .^Old high carnival. Evelyn Forsythe gave her a glad i B . Wr-??rve got Beatrice Ollne?she's from s Louisiana, Ruth?the sweetest, prettiH est thing you ever saw?staying with H;'.' ate, aad Kenneth Marlon and Junius J I Craft, from Knoxvllle?you know them ; ?and Mildred Lee, and Nil an Omef, 1 H - from Maryland, and?and Francis Ar ^^ (lge!" she added a little uneasily. V.^vAt dinner that evening Ruth, led out c H' JLl to' the dining room by the handsome Karylander, Nllan Omer, held hor 1 blown head high, and her soft laugh 1 Br rang out r Omer, fascinated, never took his e Bt black eyes from her animated face. Fa .And .Francis. Arl edge sat out the even- c tag hours with Beatrice Cllne, evident- ' P ly a willlngeaptlve-to-the lovely Lonls- c B^'. lanlsa's langourous charm. Hjgv. And. each day, in the runs with the Sp bounds, his black horse kept close beside Beatrice's bay. The young Mary |M7 iwnr raw wiui taui USfen g\ "Arledge is up to his eyes In. lore i IS with Kin Louisiana, Junius," Kenneth JR llcrlon remarked at the end ot the jp&JwjKk. Craft laughed. 'Sure, he's not BHv And that Maryland' fellow keeps erarybody else sway from the little , Loreni" Merlon went on regretfully. H j _ It was the end Of the second week, kM the lest run and a long one Into . the more rugged country around the I attts town. About 10 o'clock Ruth Laren, her cheeks crimson In the crisp ehr, found herself waiting alone at the *,. foot ot?low brush-topped cliff, while Mian Omer had ridden back tha road ^ quarter ot a mile to aearch for an liijypi""* note-hook that had slipped uUdentrTaboye her she heard a - ramtfng hone's hoots slip, and a big oyer the clltr not I L rider wrenched hlmeeit free of btm! ^ Ruth ^ sprang ^from her ^saddle aad Tommy Heart My Adventu "Until I can take the plaiter oft Trom my forehead, I'll have to etay In the hotel, I suppose, to I shall not make heavy demands'on yon for a few lays, Tomsny," So saying, I removed my red and turban and pushed away the waves of my hair, revsaltng the thin strip of plaster which covered the wound near my temple. You've been hurt? My dear?my lear little stater?" Tommy stammersd. "Has Certelt?r* Almost I could ?*? ? . - - ? ucm iuuiiojr b wvui gnuu. i interrupted with: "Certels had nothing to do with this, Pommy." I laid a quieting finger on Ma arm and then told him of my exploit as a strikebreaker. But before [ had come to the grand finale my rescue by Bob, Tommy broke In: "Ton sure do need a man aronnd to take care of you Roslel I never seen i girl get Into such rlaky places. Seems is if you ain't happy unless you're In trouble. Maybe you'd better keep me Infonmed of what you're up to from sow on so I can stick around!" "Why ifbt advise me to keep out of trouble, Friend Brother?" "Because it would do no good. Youll always be up to some caper?and always needing a man. I laughed. I tried to make it a careless laugh and yet Tommy's remark had hit the weak spot in my character*; He had not meant to score, nevertheles Ms little speech proved that he understood me better than other man had sver done. I certainly posessed an extraordinary capacity for swimming beyond my iepth in the sea of life and 1 was always In need of a strong man to grab me by the hair and tow me to safety. 1 was grateful enough to Tominy for Bhe thrust her fingers under the (olds of his hunting shirt. He opened his eyes and* raised himself on his elbow. "It's my snkle, Ruth," hs said, "broken, I think, the way it pains. Poor old Nigel!" He looked at the prostrate horse?"it's all up with him." Ruth sobbed aloud. "Oh, Francis, I thought yon were dead!" His damp fingers iheld hers tight "My heart Is!" The wordB came (lowly. "It's been dead for more than six months!" ;But Beatrice Cllne!" she cried. "I?Miss Cllne?there'B nothing?" he managed to say. "I thought you knew there was never anybody?forme?but?you, Ruthle! NUan Omer? " She made an Impatient gesture. HOW-TO CLEAN IT Whether she Is In the throes of rousecleanlng, or just the weekly leaning?the housewife will be glad to have this short and simple list of :lean-up remedies for the various problems of the brush, the broom and nop. Rugs, curtains and blankets, or othar heavy wool fabrics to be cleaned ihould be hung on a line outdoors and >rushed, shaken and beaten. A windy lay when the dust Is carried away 'rom the house Is a good season for mch cleaning. To clean a large rug or carpet spread in the grass. Scrub on the wrong dde with white soapsuds and ammoila water, turn over on the "right aide md rinse well with water from the lose, or scrub with a brush dipped in dear water. Painted woodwork and furniture ihould be wiped off with a flannel iloth rung out of warm water, using i little mild white soap if the surface a muoa duucu or greasy. To clean the piano or the surafec of l highly polished furniture wash ft slth a cllean sponge and lukewann rater, then rub dry with a wet chamois akin wrung out of cold water. To clean and ppllsh' furniture rub rttih a soft oloth and a mixture of x>lled linseed oil, pure vinegar and urpentine, one-third each mixed and haken together. <Jlean glass by rubbing with a thin taste of powdered whiting and water, ^ot the coating dry, rub off and polish rith soft tissue paper. Porcelain and enamel should be Tabbed with white soap suds, rinsed ind polished dry. To clean silver, plated ware and fine netals cover with a thin coat of Whttng dissolved In alcohol, let dry and ub oft the coaling with a dry chaintie. ' Polish brass and oopper with powered pumice stone and oft. Wash off rith hot soapsuds and polish with dry loth. NM'.wf DuavecE, Vfcuc Rosas ARE ALU PlAKVAP ATTB& AU Hit nns rVoiin. MM HAKIM* I AQMT TIWM- J ~7~? '' "' . , . ^ pfffi re and Firta Aelde Hla Draam. recognizing all thla?and still I was sensitive enough to teal that although he hadn't intended it, his words were a pretty fair criticism of me. In my own experience I had Uved through such romance as most -girls only dream about. And all I had reaped was?grief. The simple monotonous road of duty had brought scores of young married women to a kind of happiness which all my adventures failed to reveal./ My conscience rebuked me doubly when I studied Tommy. It occurred to me that Tommy might be !u love with me. I didn't want such a notion to spoil onr nice friendship. Very nervously I went on with the story of the attack on me by the striken: "And then a miracle happened, Tommy! The man who picked me np and carried me to his auto was?my very own husband! Now isn't that perfectly wonderful?" But my enthusiasm failed to arouse Tommy. Instead a chill seemed to descend upon him?and it spread?It enveloped me. At the mention of Bob, Tommy stopped smoothing down the fur trimming on the collar of my coat which he was holding. He laid the garment over a chair, and rose and walked to the window. And he ceased to call me "Rosie" from that minute. What he did was simple enough, but the action seemed to me like a little ceremony of renunciation,'like a gesture in a Greek drama. It said what' Tommy had many a tdmo put Into words?that he was haunted by the fear of losing his little sister, and that in the end, he himself would he the one lost soul In the whole adventure. "Why didn't you come back to me, Francis, long ago?" "I was afraid you'd thing?I?wanted to profit?by your inheritance," be confessed. "Why didn't you come to me, sweetheart?" "I couldn't!" she cried. "Wouldn't you have thought It was dust so I could get Auntle'B money?" "No," he labored out, "I wouldn't! .1 ?you'll marry me ? wont' you, Ruthie?" "Today!" she sobbed. Then, "Oh. Francis, forgive me You are suffering?I must go for help!" He smiled at her out of his drawn face. "Nothing hurts me now," he assured her. "My heart has come back to life, Ruthlet" * SIMPLE MAN'S SIMPLE CREED. Ellaher?he's our hired man? Allows there ain't no better plan Of clrcumventin' woes ap' cares Than smllln' when y* come down stairs; An' lives up to it, square an' blunt. Like general run of preachers won't! Blisher smiles an' fore you know The rest of us is smllln', so Ketchln'-llke it is! My law, , It flits from him to me a' maw. au men across 10 uncle JLJrl Or Malry Ellen mebbe! why, I've seen it set the pup A-waggln' fore the sun was up!. Then blmeby, as like as not, Some man will pass that's mebbe got 1 A mortgage that his crops can't fetch, But like enough the man will ketch Ellsher's smile an' drop his frown An' tote the smile away to town. An' peddle It where, beln' wuss. The people need it more than us! The feller at the grlss mill gits The spirit of the smile?it flits Across an' through the blacksmith's door. An' breezes through the general store, Then out again, an' wreaths, doggone, 'Whatever face it -fastens on? Because Ellsher's smile is jls' As ketchln' as the pink eye Is! An' then the feller brings It back At night along the back-urds track, An' scatters It on either side The county road, .both far an' wide. Until; by time whom we get In From work, the smile Is back agin! DacK uoms agin: an' seems t' bless Ellsher for his cheerfulness. _ "Because you smiled," It seems tMStf: "The world has had a holiday*^ ?John Dj Wells In the Bjjjfalo i CORE^TOKf^r DOINGS\F THE , fiOOOWVSA KKOW? II wuuVeirr*!! ' Nkx/Vt BetUjSloW ?""/X" w I e?VC* 61TTUIS AT (NCI nape I r1 IT- WkiRK ttO , CoRvfeP. V 1 L?- NW> WT^xgn; M TV?. ? MAI ?' 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TWidedlv erier- Vk vs? inal and artistic fashioning of J)/P Georgette (in'wondrous ouali- tliJJJI ties) with Valenciennes lafce is ^p^yTjL the drawing feature?maimare V in flesh tint and white while !%vv others boast daringly viirid colorings. V $10.95 to $25.00 ^ ,Miin . ii/// :? OraT; In lars, cuffs, Vnic < | HKl / II i included another "duffs^-xwhat a sadpugbtPby allmIn EMmstfr! IscrmsoH. oH8c?a! I j-thft s?t5?.n ustbm t& that-rtcfrmiw} A. v.r'y r [' ." - . . v? . SB 1 1 i 1 l 1 i l i 1 1 i lsana|^M W Wearing Apparel to I '- .'VttSl I *' early because there are certain items ^ ? ,4|8 e for immediate wearing. Particu- ylBk -irnrnny Wn^ao i T^IUt. <Jc5g nd *?w?iVW M4 KVAJWUO l are now ready. Original styling and ikfiPfl 1 one hand and rich, tailored models on K^\Sv; | i a large, mushroom sl)ape it will be ir / ;f\ | ith flowers, ribbons or lace and chif- / V -i d the correct patterns are available? 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It can be worn*tti|| eginning immediately and then indefinitely wit?|p|f^^H ew assortments here have been chosen both for sniirew lent fabrics and truly reasonable prices and cariy^cnlln style innovations in the matter of trimmings on cSl| >r bodice. Serges, printed foulards and taffetas afig| e are many lovely color shades besides navy .bhiai^l TO.- n_! - ? ? . ^ toT.r.^'M-7510 *85.00 "OH t I I MUST WW WJ ^Ty.TT^twnJ) Vou A OUNCE. WH6J4 ? uA^ffTlB I HARMED Voo i ^ |