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by R. RAY BAKElf.
f; (Copyright 1919, by the McClure News
paper Syndicate.)
THE war Wait. This is not a
war story. There are no bursting
shells or crawling tanks or
v trench dugouts or spies ln_this tale. !
which concerns an event that happen- !
ed in a little back woods town in li- 1
linois six months after the armlet co
, was signed.
The war is dragged in because it ex
S plains lie advantage acquired by Her'"bert
Drew over Gilbert Post la the
battle for the love of Marguer\e Ho'
When the truce moved the lever that
changed the current of troops c.jsslng
the Atlantic westward Instead of eastward,
Herbert loomed up In his home
town one sunny, bird chirping spring
day wearing an overseas cap on one
side of his head and brown bandages
on his legs, with a gold chevron on j
bis sleeve- while Gilbert put In his i
appearance on a drizzly dreary day a j
short time later with Just a hat and t
leggings covering respectively his tou- ?
sled yellow balr and his nether limbs, ,
and a splash of silver on his arm to )
denote he had been In service over t
here. (
They were drafted in the same con- j
tingent and they went to Camp Grant
together. At that time Gilbert had
the Inside track with Marguerite and 1
their engagement was generally con- s
sidered a certainty for the near future.
Gilbert was not so attractive <3
as Herbert, who was a pronounced bru v
..ti. Y...4 n mitiih Hoon. i
UCllC, UUl ATI At 5Ui CI ICII A II1UVU u?cy~
er affection for blm because she c
thought she fathomed finer qualities
of character in him, and because?
well, just because.
So It was a losing fight for Private
Drew before he went to camp but
shortly after he began his military
training his luck changed. Naturally,
Marguerite could not decline to answer
his letters, for she had to do her bit
for the BOldiers and he continued his
wooing by mail.
In this there was some advantage
tor htm, because he was a good correspondent,
while Gilbert was more
or less of a failure along those llnea ,
The big chance in his fortune, how
ever, was when he was ordered overseas.
while Gilbert was relegated tl
the depot brigade.
So Herbert Drew came back home
* a hero while Gilbert Post was Just a
soldier, with no more glamour about
him than that afforded by his uniform
and that did not last long for he shed
his khaki for clvies as soon as he g
could produce store clothes. Herbert, t
on the other hand, continued to wear r
bis uniform and It certainly did add b
to his prestige. Tales of his bravery p
In action were published In the local e
weekly and that drew more brilliant t
glare about him. c
Marguerite, being a human girl, c
could not resist these things and al-> <
most before she herself could realize t
It she was considering Herbert her s
' accepted suitor and Gilbert In the has- c
been class. s
Gilbert plugged along at his work '
in the flour mill where he had a Job
v that payed well for a town of that size. '
He knew he was losing out with Mar- '
guerito for he realized that the chanc- '
es were with a gold chevron against a
silver one.
Both the young men continued to s
call on Marguerite, but Gilbert had (
been cut down to once a week, while ,
jS he was aware that Herbert was at the
Holbert home, at least every other j
Si" night. Then, her manner of treating t
him was different. She was still very ,
friendly and tried to entertain him
pleasingly, but he kdew the old spirit
, of comradeship was not there, whila
the still deeper feeling that bad made
itself evident on some occasions be- r
fore that fateful conscription act went .
into effect was decidedly conspicuous
by not being there any more at all. j
^ Gilbert made the good tight, but e
gradually It became manifest to him r
that It was a losing fight. Finally, c
things came to a climax one night, because
he could not keep silent any
longer but Just had to know where he
stood, on sand or rock.
"How Is it. Marguerite," he asked,
as he wsb preparing to leave, after his
weekly call. "Are you Just tolerating
me? Is that the way things stand?"
\ She looked down at the toe of her
shoe and wiggled it a few times
watching it intently, as If it were some
' thing she never before knew she pose'
sensed and was very curious concern^
lng its functions.
"Well, no," she said after a few seconds
thought "I can't say it's just
that way. I like you very much, Gilbert;
(but 1 hare realised for some
time that things are not Justs the way
they used to be."
"It's?It's Herbert Drew, of course"
Gilbert ventured, looking out the window
and pondering how dark it was?
not Just that part of the world within
bis vetw, but the whole universe.
Many a time be had looked through
that window at a world that was smiling
and sunshiny. \
She became Interested In that toe
1 again.
' "Yes," she confessed, sighing. "It's
Ps Heibprt. He 1??well, I have come to
I 'realize that he Is the man for me.
I " He's so big and strong and handsome.
I rtf MinraA. T Hnn'* mpan 11411 that vnn
w-ti ? - ? 1 i ?
are not those things, too," she was
quick to add, "but well. It's different
eomehow since he's been away. He's
a different man now, after go Ins
through all tbose terrible experience.
You onsht to see his eyee shine when
be tells how he went over the top andOf
course, you don't care to hear about
those things. You didn't have to go
through them."
Gilbert smiled dryly. No, he hadn't
gone through them, but he sincerely
wished be had been given the opportunity.
"Then there Isn't any chance for
meT" he asked, placing his hand on
the knob of the door, preparing to
step ont into the dark world.
Tears started In her eyes.
"I'm afraid not. Oil I'm so sorry;
but I can't help it because I've changed.
I believe, though, you had bet
tpr stop coming to see me. You see,
1 ,
When the very young person has
idvanced to the proud stage where
ler years demand bonnets Instead of
toods delight her heart with one like
his. It's. created of fine, soft crln
itraw In pole blue, and dotted all over
vlth the most delectable straw roses
n pink and blue pastel shades, then
led under her diminutive chin with a
treat bow of blue taffeta with pink
ilcoted edges.
Herbert and I?we are thinking rather
erlously "
"I understand," he said, w!.h a
lueer little catch In his voice, und he
vent out into that black night where
ill the stars were hidden by somber
It was two days later that the vllage
was aroused from Its customary
ethargy by a sensational event?the
htrd that had occurred since the town
vas founded or discovered or whatevt
It was that gave it birth. The first
vas the burning of the town in 1901
nd the second was the robbery of Sam
iawklns's hen house only a year ago.
Phis third sensational event was the
tear drowning of Bobby Hobart.
The news was passed around the
own aB if on electrified waves. It
vas shouted across back yards by the
tousewlves and along the streets by
nen and children. As a result housevork.
business 'and nlfivinr soldier
fere abandoned and the village flocked
to the channel down at the flour
nlll. The cahannel branched from the
lver and took care of the water powT
for the plant.
Into that channel Bobby iHobart had
alien while playing' on the edge with
Vlllle Nobscott. The latter had gone
creaming from the scene. Two or
hree men who heard his frenzied call
nanaged to gleam some idea of what
tad happened and they hurried to the
dace where the accident had happenid.
They were Just in time to see a
ledraggled figure climb out of the
ihannel with Bobby In his arms. The
:hlld was pretty far gone but the work
if resuscitation finally bore fruit and
ho lad began to broathe and splutter
ind opened his ey.es; and then every
ine?the crowd had begun to collect?
ilghed deeply and looked around for
he rescuer.
The rescuer was in a bad way, for
he water was cold. The young man's
eeth chattered and he was in a veritible
convulsion of shivering.
Marguerite Hobart came hurrying
o the scene, and finding Bobby was
lafe and wrapped up in warm blankets,
ind already cm the way to his home,
:ho tnrtlr it 11 nnn horoolf fn IaaIs >#???
he rescuer.
"Put him in our car and we'll take
ilm to our home," she told one of
he men. "It's too far to his own
tome out 1n the country. I'm afraid
if penumonia."
A short time later the young man
vho had saved her brother lay In
leep In the guest room of the Hobart
esidence while Marguerite sat beside
he bed.
"Poor Gil." she said stroking his
trow, although the doctor had not
uggested a massage. Gilbert did not
eply to her remarks, but she talked
in. "I've learned who the real hero
s. Maybe Herman Drew fought Gernans
In the Argonne, but I'm not so
ure. What I do know Is that he Baw
lobby fall In the channel, and that
nstead of leaping In to save him, as
ou did, he ran to find a rope to throw
o brother. There were some heroes
vho stayed in camp Gil."
At this second mention of his name
Jllbert opened his eyes and a glad i
ook overspread his face and when
le looked out of the window the world
v&s sunshiny and smiling again.
In 1914 there were only six dyestuff
actorles In the United States, with a
production of 8,000 tons yearly, while
tow there are BO factories, with a
nearly output of 35,000 tons.
The full title of the Bolshevik aleged
government Is "the Russian
federative Socialistic Republic of Solets."
Hi OU VIA. Voo MAI As Villi.
Atrmrnairttf por A hwba
My Rival Playa a Simple 1
So we walked In the moonlight Bob
and I. as lovers have done since Eve
walked with Adam. "But in the long
history of lovers," I thought, "no man
and girl were ever so oddly linked
and eo curiously, so cruelly separated
as Bob and I."
It was a short distance from the
Lorimer house to the little bungalow if
we cut through the Lorimer gardens
and passed through the edge of the
park and went out the gate at the
back of the estate.
Bob turned that way. and he took
my arm, not familiarly, not personally,
rather as an ordinary courtesy that
meant nothing at all to him. But It
meant so much to me that I said to
"Miracles do happen?only we never
know when to. expect them?which
is part of the miracle."
We dropped into the little ravine
which divided the garden, and we
crossed the bridge where the German
spy had choked me. I clung to Bob's
arm and caught my breath, remembering
how Eloiso had risen like a spectre,
and how the noise of her revolver
had stunned me, how the Hun had
dropped at my feet!
Across the park, among the trees I
thought I saw Elolse's white shadow
moving In step with us! I shivered.
I wished Bob would talk and I kept
my eyes from wandering toward what
I knew was only a ghost raised by
my own Imagination.
Finally Bob did speak:
"I've get the whole plan of that
house in my mind!" he exclaimed triumphantly.
"It came to me while I
was looking at you at the dinner table."
"Oh, la! la! How funny!" said I,
knowing that my remark was simply
silly, yet not daring to let my feelings
"No! Not a bit odd! The sub-conscious
mind works justs that way,"
Bob explained. "1 wasn't thinking of
the house. I wasn't making any effort
to recall anything. I was just
As food costs continue to mount it
is more and more Important that the
housekeeper and marketer should get
down to the brass tacks of purchasing
and cooking for her family just what!
they need, in the amounts required?'
and no more. Neither food nor money (
must be wasted by careless, unskilled j
buying, or cooking. Certain definite
facts are established Tibout the food
needs of the family. Each child under
ten years must have 1 quart of
milk each day. Older children and
adults need 1 pint a day. Spend as j
much for fruits and vegetables as for
milk, supplying each person with po- ]
tatoes and one other vegetable each
day. Four ounces of meat a day for
parh nprsnn Is nn nrrvnlp nllnwnnrn
Children need no meat at all, eating,
eggs and milk instead . Each child under
ten should eat at least one egg
a day. Be sure to serve, as this season,
plenty of fresh vegetables and
fruit at each meal.
Breakfast?Strawberries with sugar
and milk, -hot biscuit, coffee.
Dinner ? Roast or fried chicken,
new potatoes, peas, lettuce and tomato
salad, fresh cherry tarts.
Supper?Strawbery shortcake with j
whipped cream, hot chocolate.
Breakfast ? Cream of wheat with
milk and sugar, toast, fresh apple
sauce and cinnamon.
Lunch?Egg croquettes with tomato
sauce, fruit salad.
Dinner ? Chicken hash .left-over)
with boiled rice, new beets in butter,
radish and onion salad, French dressing.
chocolate cornstarch pudding.
Breakfast?Sliced fresh pineapple,
in almost
tlfe^the womedyF^hi*'cofcitry have]
(!pn?y well aj^nave Jrfken front rank
for * ifeln^G^k 'har 1 c'.eiM- . . nonsands
1 fork's r ' 'M oiw.
Some dMrien ^7 e b: 'M over-aiuuitiout,,
Kd, at^nie expense of their
health, Live ftlled plajpj once occu-|
pled by men*' Every^man who, because
of\jrerworV>nas brought on
some allmfbt peoglar to her ^ex,
should d?pet^M||P^Lydla E.^pinkham'a
VegnRo CorStomndjKT restore
her Wealth and sMntb. as
this remedy Is now rdcegnlzed as
the standard and has restored multitudes
>it> rr more a? a ^ |u) en
mwiwniiN? a?a *H
1 WA3 awwdjVaH ?**
? ' :
'rump and Wins a Trick.
watching yon as yon talked to Mother.
when suddenly the whole architectural
scheme of that bungalow, Inside
and outside, flashed upon me!"
"Tell me what It's like," I whlsnprari
anH T ?lanr?H tm at Mm otiy.
iously, and then past him, and I beheld
In the moonlight through trunks
ot the trees that ghostly Indefinite female
form still keeping pace with us.
I had been educated to acorn all superstitions,
so I whispered to myself
"Jane Lorlmer, It's you, not your husband,
who Is craiy tonight."
Just then we entered a long straight
path which was walled between -thick
hedges six feet high. This was one
of tbewonders of the Lorlmer park In
mid-summer. We walked slowly and
I was as happy as Eve In Paradise
while Bob described, quite correctly,
the entire first floor of our own little
home. And then, enthusiastically, one
might say, we ascended that stair together:
"I know how that second floor is
furniBhed, too," and Bob laughed
which was a rare thing with him. "In
the front room, which Is large there
At the moment we emerged from
the walled path. At Its end was a
curved marble bench, an Italian antique.
And upon it, as beautiful as a
Greek statute under the white moon,
in her white robes, sat Katherlne Miller,
reaching down and pulling at one
small white pump. Thus a goddess
might adjust a sandal.
"Oh, how fortunate!" she exclaimed
at sight of us. I couldn't imagine
how I was ever going to get back to
the house. I've hurt my ankle. Turned
my foot on a stone. It hurts awfully.
1?I'm sure I can't walk alone!"
"Of course you can't," said I to myself.
I saw straight through her ruse. "A
simple and obvious plan,"-as Chrys
had said Miss Miller's schemes would
be. "But effective." And fatal to
Bob's welfare, for that night?and for
how much longer?"
creamed codfish on toast, coffee.
Lunch?Cauliflower escalloped with
cheese, head lettuce salad.
Dinner?Cream of tomato soup,
fried fresh fish, mashed potatoes,
carrots and peas with butter, fruit
jelly with cream.
Breakfast?Baked apples with raisins.
cornmeal mush, milk, coffee.
Lunch?Fish and potato cakes, tomato
sauce, sponge cake with custard.
! Dinner?Lamb stew with carrots,
potatoes and onions, cucumber salad,
fresh strawberries and cream.
Breakfast?Sliced oratagds and. bananas,
fried cornmeal mush, honey,
' Lunch?Baked lima beans, cottage
cheese and onion sandwiches, fruit.
Dinner?Swiss steak, French fried
! potatoes, steamed spinach with egg,
j cornstarch pud,ding with fresh pineapple.
Breakfast?Cornmeal waffles, syrup,
strawberries and cream, cocoa.
Lunch?Spinach and egg croquettes.
Mrs. Mary Robinson, Who Lives in
Pittsburgh, Penna., Took Heed
to Advice.
Since Plant Juice has been.J^il
duced in Pennsylvania atW69*fflnocal
people have testified/to benefits redelved.
Recently tJfc signed staterift
on t tuna I vprt^Tmrrt Mrc \fnv-?*
ton, who ijlldes 2.t No. 139
Street, PljfSburgty Mrs. Robwas
boryand had lived there
"1 hwe bejjr a^tfiBeb sufferefefor
the paAeigl4^i?r8,?whlch caused lerrlble
heUsffiB. At times they wAld
become A bad tbdt they .would fcst
an entlre^eekaBk^HMrand 1 tvuld
have to go JoJIByPood did not^eem
to agree.JMi me, but fermented In
n;- totg#rh\ fty sister, who^Eas suf-errd
Jhillarna myselfjh^rbeen using
It to mer^MBWen a great benefit
to both of ua.^I can truthfully say
that I have not Bad a headache since
I commenced Its use. My stomach la
much better, and 1 am glad that I am
so much infproved In my general
health. I can cheerfully recommend
your medicine to any one Buffering
from stomach trouble."
Plant Juice Is sold In Fairmont at
Fairmont Pharmacy.
AuuTUe. Jim* ao* ow
If RIM ?WiO Mi - .
T**i ?PKT <W?eoO*
nua. *>a rr- Hmsw.
INING, MAY 31, 1919.
^LL ths
r models fc
ize with ;
able: ever
with ribb
cream sauce, cup cakes, stewed rhubarb.
Dinner?Salmon loaf, new potatoes
and peas In cream, tomato, cucumber
salad, cherry pie.
Breakfast?Boiled rice and cream.
toaBt, stewed dried apricots, coffee.
Lunch?Bananas and peanut salad,
cream cheese and sandwiches, cookies.
Dinner ? Baked asparagus, cold
sliced ham or tongue, creamed carrots,
strawberry shortcake.
Novella Chrystal
to Give Recital
Monday evening, June 2 a program j
will be rendered at the Preibyterlan |
cnurcn in tnis city by Norvella
Chrystal Jacobs, a blind pianist An
Interesting program has been arranged
and will be carried out as printed
below. The pianist is a cousin
to Mrs. Albert J. Kem ot this city.
Part 1.
The Star Spangled Banner?HarI
Big Furni
| Cl
5Ct Just a matter of a fe
38 Furniture Company will
2a Cent Reduction in Furnii
offer before it lfe too late
)8 All future pmces are
fCI fer. Yon can hnl nn rrei
jjf Don't ^orgc
8 We tak| you
1 \J
& Big values in Fumit
| ' &
|i| Horn
i 0'
J; Phone 243.
; i Your Credit is Good.
5 OP
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Hua&bf r
n's H&ts For^S
it the Uttle girls coukJWish
; in oyf Hat displays. D(
ir pa/y an^lress wear?to ,
a chfid'&^laintiest frogJw**Sn(
yd^ty Ifata in goprf'straws I
o/sj/fid streanyre or perfect
mm? our section of Hats fp/
Hipped to r"""Snfjgj gir^r
/t? < M /\ / ? ? A.
$l.bU to $7.UU
monized by Chrystal Jacobs. <
"Loure" from Third 'Cello Suite, i.
S. Bach.
(a) Russian Romance, Rudolph
(b) Reign, Op 33, Jensen
(c) Flying Arrow Tarantella. Carl
W .Kern.
Cradle Song, R. A. Newland
La Flleuse, Raffe
The Butterfly, Lavallee
Part 2.
Sonata Superior No. 3 Norrella Chry- ;
stal Jacobs.
First Movement: Allegro Vivace,
Fugue, Postlude.
Second Movement; Menuetto.
Third Movement: Adagio
Fourth Movement: Rondo Cppftflclo
Brlllante, Introduction.
Rondo Capprlco Proper. Hale, PresChjld/eqr
C A SFTjb R 1 A
ture Stove,
lose Tonigh
w hours and the big May Fur
be closed. It's the test opport
ture and Stoves^ Be sure am
bound ta^Siigher. Take ad
lit cheift as for cash 1;
t me Big Bargains in Peninsn
5? old Stovywi exchange at $11
ure^ifup^'Snll'tlWfrfeums are
This is the last night.
e Furniture
0. H. Himelick, Manager.
'""1J k''|
I! a
I II ^ I
McCrory't 6 A 10c Store, Main St
Sale Willi
niture Sale of the Home |
unity to gain a Ten Per 8 J
i take advantage of the w
[vantage op the Big Of- |
ilar Moves.
being offered tonight, g jj|
Jefferson Street j
posite Court House
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