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; | FACTS jjp short'story |j& by .'Dane osborn, BjfeV Copyright, 1919, by the McCIure New I*V; r TEZEKUHeKBLao?thought of he r?I simply as M. L. V. He didn1 fp... 1 * even conjecture as to whethe ?/:- ilie M. stood for Margaret or Mai., u k M:n.el or Madge; for Rezeklah \va I I not of the imaginative or ?peculativ< sort. Perhaps that is why he mad f;;'*, such a good salesman for tho busing Pf.o wliich It had pleased Providence xi ji. ' hand down to him along with his Bib ; Ileal name from his grandfather. ile had seen her light from a taxi cab one afternoon when he was leav i", lng a certain mid-weaVern town to come east. A portor followed her?it Z fact, two porters foiioweu uer, c-Z one carrying an assortment of ver) well-built luggage. Hezeklah saw her established in a chair In the very pullman car In wlilct ho had engaged a chair, and then paid the car porter to have his chair, wtilcli was at the end, changed so that ht might sit nearer the charming M. L V. Those were the lettors on the well i Lullt luggage that was stored away beside her chair by ithe station porter When their ways parted six hours later Hezeklah had failed to find the opportunity to speak to M. L. V. thai ho had hoped might arise. Just before leaving the pullman at his station he bought the porter. 0 "The young lady travels with a good deal of luggage," ho said. "Is she ,an actress?" "No, lndeedyy' drawled the porter. N "She no actress, she some rich youni lady travels for her own "musement." Hezeklah, a few months latter, '-boarded a pullman at the same midwestern town, making a run toward j the West. And there was M. L. V.? \ as crisply, daintily, demurely lovely as ever. . Hezeklah had thougfit he liked fair or red-haired girls and that he admired the buxom type. M. L. V. was of the slight, dark type. You might have called her Japanese, because her eyes were quite a little almond shaped and her complexion was clear and palo and her hair was smooth and black. Straightway Hezeklah revised all his former meditations on the subject of his ideal. , Hezeklah felt dejected. He was quite sure (that he would have to make M. L. V.'s acquaintance some ^ time, some way. But If she were a young woman of wealth?and ahe was obviously a person of much education, for she had neen reatimg iuluiuuiuikuu laauic uv fore and she -was now deep in a ^ French book, even the name of whicli was too much for Hezeklah ? what show had he? For the first time Hezeklah felt contempt for ;the business bis grandfather had bequeathed upon him. v Shar would no doubt like him better If he were a doctor or a lawyer or a college professor. iHe thought for a moment, not rapidly but iutently, Hezeklah seldom came :to quick con* elusions, but he usually came to wise ones. In business he had the reputation o( being as alow as any man In the^ field and as sure. It was the sort of slownesB that fascinates you with its security and stability. When Hezekiah had come to this ' conclusion on the occasion he summoned the porter to him and covertly handed hla a dollar. "See here, Rajtus," he said, "I want you to forget that I'm a drummer. I want you ito call me 'professor.' I've a special reason for wanting .that little lady over there to think 1 am a professor, understand?" ' And then as he noticed that the little lady was glancing at him from beneath heavy shaded eyes he said aloud: "Rastus, be sure and get m? the' 'Atlantic Monthly' at the next stop." "YeB, professor," said Rastus, "and If I sees those Harvard professors in . the nest car a lookln' for you again, profesor I'll Just tell them you are here." Then Hezeddah, taking: care that jLoe next uuur nmuiuou nun. uum iuv gaze of M. L. V., opened his paper, chiefly noted for Its sporting news, and turned to the "dope sheet." But even' this failed to absorb his attention. Ho was trying; to evolve a scheme where-1 * by he might engage the charming M. L. V; In conversation , Not long after M. L. V. arose as It bent on going Into the dining car for dinner, and HezekW* followed. At the door of the car he waited while .M. L. V- Beate<l herself at one of the . only three -tables .that were want. Hezokiah beckoned the head waiter to hltn and slipped in tlio ?alm of lilb hand enough stiver to win Ills allegiance. ^he-re were a few words in an undertone and thou Hezekiah followed the waiter down tbe aisle. Af' "I'm sorry, sir?profwsor, but these! * two vacant tables are so to speak,1 fI reserved. Thwt one is reserved anil! 'tha other table wouldn't he safe, TJjere is something the matter witli the chairs, there. I wouldn't hardly . want you 'to sit. there, so sinco you are in such a hurry, professor. I an. ' . .Boing to ask the lady here if she will - . .'let"you sit at her table. Thank you ma'am." And M. L. V. with a gracious smile made Hezekiah feel ho S& " 'was entirely welcome. && ' There seemed to be no awkward . - hitches In what followed. Keezklah BSpr 'accompanied M. Lv V. back to the car where their chairs were located, and \ Instead of sitting in his own chair 1m . . . took one that belonged to a pasnenger whp had abandoned In favor of . the smoker. i They talked about all tonta of things ' but Hezekiah did not mention his i wors ?a proiessur uui iuo uunciDn/ afe' .interests, nor did M. L, V. say anysj? thin|? that -would indicate undue pride < in 'her wealth and social position. U... Yet he had the vision of tie array . 'of hatboxafl before him and the other t'&V pieces of smart las gage. Ho recalled L? that his slater,'who wis looked upon Bi.'; As extremal*, extravagant never.had Wj\. but >two trunks, ono hat box In her Bw travels. ..Her dressmaker's bills h#^ Bfe'' i. be?R:'4lK doafrolr of his tlght-flsteil E grandfather. How largo would # man's hlmsejt, AND FAIN ^ 3g Or. Certeis Take* Ui Back to the 8 Dr. Certeis wag very tender of my f husbEtfia as the burro swerved from t right to left and stumbled along that r' crooked mountain path. I was glad ^ that I could say to myself that I was L unafraid of Certeis, at least, for the d time. He was a lover of all beautiful ! things. He was an aesthete. He hat-! ' ed pain and ugliness. It would bej time to fear him when we reached j some place or luxury arid quiet. And even then, I assured myself, 11 i might not need to be afraid. I knewl i the man so well. He had wooed me| i tempestuously, before Bob Lo rimer ' (tame home from college. It had become the madness of his life lo com-1 i pel me to love him-r-his set purpose i never to take anythirig- from me withI out my love. i Only once In all the various phases i of ills devotion had Hamilton Certeia threatened me. As our burros crept down the slippery slope, Don Manael leading Bob's animal and Certels leading mine, I thought that never again would Hamilton Certeis threaten rue. The man had grown stera and sad. as if he realized that fate was thwarting all of his desires. His country had been humiliated before the nations. Her cause was lost forever. Dr. Hamilton Certeis, world-famous surgeon, had saved his great name and reputation by letting it appear that he had been drowned in a divfng suit of his own Invention. I thought as I studied him that day on the mountain side that he certainly didn't look as if he were getting muc& satisfaction from his mysterious resurrection and the new activities in behalf of his native land which he was carrying on In Mexico. At a point where the trail widened, Certeis called upon Don Manuel to halt. Bob had fainted! I rushed to him, and held him in my arms while had all that luggage to marry him? Inadvertently Hezeklah- njentloned that he was, after a night and a day invthe next town, going to make his way on to the East. M. L. V. blushed and said that her plans were the same. So they met and it hey became as intimate as It Is possible for two people Ttr V? /-\ Vl O tm Yin rnn 1 Im/Mtrlnilnrn r\9 other's identity to become. And of course the psychological moment came. That is. it was the moment when, according to .the psycholog ical processes of iFIezekiah, he could no longer endure the suspense of not knowing whether the charming M. L. V. returned in a measure the regard that he was Showering upon her It was on their third trip together. They had mat without either knowing that the other was to continue traveling eastward and Hezokiah, for his part, explained away any suspicions that might have made M. L. V. suspect that he was in reality so low brow an individual as a traveling sales man by saying that he was out on a visit to some college professors on some important commission for his university. The "college professors" in question were hardware retailers and his "university" was the wa^h-boiler factory established by his grandfather. Heztkiah had not ithought out just what he would say by way of making the final explanation, he had decided that he would have to know .whether M. L. V. cared for him. If she did,1 perhaps she would care enough to for-1 give his deceit. If she did not, well, i then he would never have to* explain and. she would go on thinking of him as a very learned individual. "Wlhen he told her of his regard? they were going at the rate of slaty miles an hour over a smooth stretNy of rail?she turned perceptibly paler.1 He had said: 'I knew fronr-the first that you had all sorts of money?and that you were high in society. I saw the trunks and I remiemlbered, and I lthought that my sister, whom I had thought had all the clothes any worn i an could -wont, never am a quarter as much baggage, I know all that and yet I am having tlio nervo to ask you to think of me as a possible husband," Then It was that M. L V. blanched. . "Please donlt ask me why. But I ; would rather never let our?our friend ship go any further. If I do you will I j hate me."' Uezeklah leaned across the gap thatj persisted between their pullinan chairs "I jould never hate you, little girl," he said, and there was a -warmth in j ,hls voice that surprised,even himself. '.'Well, then, I'll tell you. You'll sea how you and I could never?never go| any further, I have never had much of' an education and you are so learned. I've read what good books I could get and all that,-but it lsnt the TBame. And then you see. I'm a traveling saleswoman. I sell hats tor a -big New York milliner?i.hose are the boxes of sample hats you saw. v j i ^Laur-C^-- so*6 n nnn "N?1' < HIP .;/ .... - ; fClES FOR PWbl: Enterprise Atxxvhari 1 Hacienda Where Bob's Sister Is. "j Certeis produced the necessary stimu- ' lianas. 1 | I decided, then and there, that I 'couldn't shoot either Don Manuel or : Certeis. Without their help I could 1 | never get Bob back where the earth ' was flat and friendly help was in sight ' "Courage, Jeanne," 'said Certeis to ' me wfien we naa set out once mure on the path which twisted down po the 1 desert. "Courage! In an hour we will have done with these mules. Then Wb can make Bob more comfortable. You've been wonderflil Jeanne, wonder?" ' 1 interrupted him with: "Where are you taking us?" "To the hacienda?yes?the onb where you found Baby Barbara. I Z thought you had guessed." . I sighed with relief. That hacienda | was fitted up like a palace. Bob would i be perfectly comfortable there. But? it was at least a hundred miles away! "Oh la! la!" I said under ray breath.! "This is a world of many strange surprises! Here are Bob Lorlmer and Mrs. Bob now going a-vislting at their sister Chrys' magnificent and ancient estate in Mexico. But Chrys will not be there to welcome them. And Chrys' husband wouldn't have her around for a kingdom. MS she is as willing?as anxious to be there as?as?deserted and abused wives invariably are to return to their legal lords and masters.' It was certainly a curious chance that all the glories of the hacienda which were to comfort poor Bob had been prepared for his sister, his twin, a girl who was wedded?but never a wife! x As for Chrys herself, 7 wondered just what her pet ouija board was spoiling out to her about Bob and me and Certels! It might spell the truth for once and be absolutely unbelievable! Even a fanatic like ray .lovely sister-in-law could hardly Imagine Bob and me entering upon a weird existence inside the walls of that old hacienda. fGlSm Although Sunday night lunch is always more or less informal meal there are times when the extreme informality of "going to (the cupboard" is out of the question. In the winter it's lovely to serve a salad and sandwiches with tea and cakes of some Bort In the living room before the fire Even plafn bread and butter will taste 'better Just because, of the thing of eating in a room that I not ordinaryily used for that purpose. The demand for something different Is more easily fulfilled in a Sunday evening supper than at any other time during ithe entire week. It is an excellent time to use a chafing dish or Lry a nejr salad that's too elaborate for a heavjf dinner. Not that I think, this meal slould require much effort on the cock's part for she has usually had thelprrparatfon of the Sunday din rier to sle too. But there is an Interest in trying new recipes f# salads vicowfORurer *Y0yR B0W6UAi?-30jjto1Sy!20 And have a\Mutifulflow?''ii1S ted of Hyacintlis^end ' lllps in tho early Spring, j^^JL Hyaqi^^ftc doz. Ridgely A.ve., off\ocust ' Ave. Phone "5% (L LOAD EH, BILL?] L | Po|eOLD I 11XJHT TO / 7; rf ALVJAVaW. A TRUCK j , I I ,U8erH If f 1- / VJASCARW ( r Wf^eeear \ L H*. HAS ' -f : WOMAJ1 ind dishes that do not Involve an; ;reat amount of woifc. Menu for Tomorrow, BREAKFAST?0rapes, hot mffles jyrup, coffee. LUNCHEON?Rice and nut roll iirown bread and batter, apple lauoe DINNER?Brotled halibut, scallop potatoes, stewed tomatoes, shreddei :abbage, bread and butter, cametnberi cheese and crackers, jellied apples devil's food cake, colfee. My Own Recipes. When I serve oamttabert cheese I pin It in the oven to warm. It gets soft clear through but does not toaet. Wt like It better this way, especially the iomestic cheese which Is thd only kind I've been able to find for some 'Imo nrvw HOT WAFFLES. 1 1-4 cups flour. 1-4 cup corn meal, 2 teaspoons baking powder. 1-2 teaspoon salt. 1 1-2 cups milk. 1 egg. ] To I This Spec saving yo days?To< that there to come j. v> need for original v Forn $4 $6 Mat( I " v. We would Suits is cc " ?m \ cncniQ ?**? * week ago. are trimm the usual ( \ pfpMr-' iiu-?Row, He. LrfCI? k? TUa GoKT - VJV e wmhcs He M > iwc> HW*. A tefcAoeimMi V rAND Tf ^ -?~ 1 tablespoon melted butter. Mix flour, corn meal baking powdt and salt Add milk. Add egg. unbea en. Beat well. Beat In th? melted bi ter. The success of those waffles 11c In the beating. ! ltlCE AND NUT ROLL. 1-2 cup rice. ? 1 cup milk. I l teaspoon salt. t 1-4 teaspoon pepper, 1-2 cup nuts. Breadcrumbs. 1 tableapoonful melted butter. 1 Cook rice until tender and as dr ; as possible. Let cool and add nuti ! milk, salt and pepper, Shape in 1 roll, roll in bread crumbs, pour ove melted butter and bake in a moderat ' oven for twenty minutes. DEVIL'S FOOD. 2 squares chocolate. 1 cup milk. i-4 cup buitter creamed. 1 cup sugar. 1 3-4 cups IIoui'. 8 eggs. 1 teaapoon soda .00 Wijh Will E iday, Tomoirc \ \ < 1>< \ At ft. ial Sale affords all opportini u should not overlook. Tile Jay, Tomorrow and Source ! will be enough Suits to goi larly?come tomorrow morn1 a Suit and would like to i aluo. i^rly Priced P 9.50, $55.00, $5! 9.50, $75.00 a :rialfh-? j CM Silvertone / Fine Serges ^ rricotine ' Veloura ^ Broadclotfls. / Duve de LaiS*. Velvet* Sizes: 14 to 20?36 to 42ask you to bear in mind th imprised of selected numbers 1 purchases made by Mr. Osgi They are beautifully fashi< ;ed with .rich Fur Collars. ! Dsgood standard of quality, / ffiDLAUGHWliu^Mj ipar "J ZZZ? ' ^ _ ^ '''''' . IE HOME 1 teaapoon ranllTa. )r 1-4 teaspoon Milt. ' Melt chocolate la 1-2 cup of milt 11 end cook to & paste. Cream buttei and sugar. Combine the two mixture! Beat the yolks of eggs -with 1-2 cui of milk and add alternately with floui Dissolve soda In a little cold watei and add to the batter. Add salt And vaftilla. Bake in two square pans ani pat together with boilod Icing. Or bakt in a drlpplnf pan and cover with icing and hitter chocolate. BOILED ICING. > y 2 cups soga.1. i-2 cup water. a[ 1-8 teaspoon cream of tartar. r 2 egg whites. ? e Put sugar, cream of tartar and water in a saucepan and bring to a. boil Beat 'whites very itiff and beat' in a little syrup. Continue cooking syrup and boa-ting eggs, adding tlie syrup gradually as it becomes cooked. By adding the syrup as it Cooks, the icin? will not form a hard crust over the top but will keep soft and smooth. The last of the syrup must be thicker than oo&fi takfy iter Suit >e Sold iw and Saturd 38.75 ifv tn nnwhaso a Sin'f of a event will last only three ly?and we greatly doubt iround. Your are advised lag, if you have the least sSp^t for about half thfc 9.5V $65.00\ in cM, $79.50 ^ Reindel: / J WPekin v* J |VictorW% / /Greeiy \ / Taup/ Vyf BrowK^Ljffeen Navy and Blfck 44 to 51. \ at this assortment V 100 i from our regular sk^s ood in New York only Vvo >ned of finest fabrics aWl ' [n every way they attair^ I \ i iyJujilN. 1 VjQjJft - y ituo tom! tfoe strretmere comes btu. dbo*w amo his wif? k mo i oe?ircARx.ro 2 aee bill CIRCLEJ th? soft ball #Ug? oj~the tela* wlU| 1 As woman become* cmantlpated. < jman may becomo em&nctoted. .^S B II bBIImBim :B 1 1 \\^^1Ih " vwvv^ KBfflH I J