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r THE DAILY
SHORT STORY
THREE NINETEENS
By DORA MOLLAN.
(Copyright, 1920, by the McClure
Newspaper Syndicate.)
THE woman in the soiled red satii
kimono rested triple chins 01
upturned palms, pudgy elbow
P on the spotted crimsop table covei
f. Directly in the center of the tablo, 01
a tripod, stood a crystal ball loti
this the woman gazed through eyes a
opaque as jet beads. Opposite, hud
died close together on a rickety plus]
settee, sat her audience, two grown
v up children or very young ladies, a
one might chose to call them?tb
man in Che street would have chosei
to call them "flappers." '
In a deep, artificially b&si vole
which rumbled up from soraewher
in the depths of tjie red kimono th
i crystal gazer spoke. The words cam
lowly:
"1 see In the life of the alls
one-.?"
a Marie Fenton clutched at the ham
r Of her plump.companion.
Msfeg'?! see In tho life'of the slim one,
repeated the oradle, "a bright lighi
It flarei up suddenly, then bum
steadily through the years. It is th
love light. It comes the year th
same number appears three times js
the future of her whose life 1 see her
,i depleted."
Tho fat sybil lifted her chins frot
their resting place, yawned expan
' sively, then turned to her audienc
with, a briskly business-like air.
"dollar apiece," -she demanded
Stretching out a hand decorated wit
many rings. This sudden metamor
hi phosis of a prophetess, endowed wit
f. magical power to see around th
curves of the long line of going-to
be, into a mere groedy money gette
was disconcerting to the spellboun
listeners. But they opened thei
handbags quickly and paid the fee.
"Of course' she has to live," ltttl
Marie Fenton excused as they hur
ried down tho dark stairway.
"Yes, 1 supposo so, and she look
bs? though she ate a lot, too," agree,
her stouter companion. "But, ot
Marie! What she foretold for yo.
is wonderful! What can she raeai
by the same number coming thre
times ?"
: "Why, that's easy enough to un
derstand," replied Marie proudly. "
I . thought ot It right off. I'll be nine
i teen In nineteen nineteen."
I "Oh, how wonderful!" thrilled th
j v chubby one.
. Three years suffice to change man;
V a1 flannor info a roo 1 urvun?
I~j. ..^w.rw. ?vw ? *vw> mift nviuaii
Marie Fonton passed her nlneteentl
birthday early In January of ninetee:
nineteen. The months passed on. Oc
tober came and still the bright llgh
that had flared from the depths of tb
crystal ball to the eyes of the Inter
peter failed to illumino with its radl
ance the life of Marie.
The summer's cocky straw sallo
had given place to fiery red tam. Bu
j&lll the latter was never pulled inti
?ace over Mario's left eyebrow as abi
,?et off for business In the mornini
without the accompanying hope tha
this might be the day of days.
I*; Then it happened ? when Marl
I past expected it.
There was a new purchasing agenl
Marie was sent in to take dlctatioi
from him. He was tall and broad
shouldered?stunning, Marie thought
I and he had that suave way With hin
that' convinces one woman at a tim
pV that she is the only woman.
It convinced Mario to such an ex
tent that the curves and daifhes ot
the pad before her became alarming
ljr blurred.
"Bring the letters to mo just befor
' five." Into these seven words Mi
I'. Beers managed to condense volume
of meaning: That he loath to seni
Marie awaythat five o'clock was i
| tong way on; tnat he should awal
; iter return Impatiently, and that whe;
Ik ./the longed-for hour arrived?wel:
f. 4< somehow there was a vaguely roman
tic suggestion of a tryst.
IKpSf-!'" Marie's fingers justified their auto
[lip matic training that afternoon, for he
, thoughts went .skylarking down th
long lane of the future, where some
; one tall and stunning walked by he
side. When 4:45 came and she pre
sen ted the letters for signature i
caused her no surprise, at all tb&t Mi
i Beers should suggest walking hour
' Wasn't it all foreordained? Ther
|Vf too, it seemed perfectly natural am
at the same time incredibly marvel
dus that the new purchasing agen
5 should ask her to go to the movie
that very evening. And some peopl
? said crystal gazing was all a hug
Ik'' ' As Marie closed the front door be
hind her and passed through to tb
Hp1 kitchen where Mrs. Fen ton was pre
Itf' paring the evening meal, somethini
I intangible pricked her bubble of cla
Hon. What was it that had filled he
u thoughts before that fateful mnmnn
'' when she had opened Mr. Beers' of
flee? Her mother's greeting word,
.brought it all back:
"Boh Is much worse," she an
nounced.
' Bob? Oh, yes, to be sure; Bob wa
sick?that was the truant though:
Bob Bryan, the stand-by of child
hood and girlhood; tunny, steads
true-blue old Bob. who would hav
let them cut off his right hand for he
any time, she knew; and who had. al
ways been?why, as much a part o
: life as mother herself!
But how tiresome that Bob's lllnes
should have to come right now whe
she wanted no shadows-r-only the higl
? lights of happiness! Marie had nev
er been in the habit of confiding he
innermost thoughts in her mother, am
now it would be Impossible to mak
her understand.
?nsr-*it t * ?
,, w, * u,wb uuiul'ss mat 1 neve
thought a daughter of mine could bi
so heartless?to go to a show with i
stranger when hor playmate and chun
was dying, Use enough . This nes
generation moves too rapidly fo
roe!" Mrs. Fenton's tone was bittei
But Marie went. Bob couldn't be ii
danger; it was unthinkable. And hi
would have been the last one to wlel
her to stay home.
The picture that night concernei
the love adventures of a world-famou
1 tomedian. ,The audience rocked witl
mirth. But suddenly some awkwan
of the irresistible llttli
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SYMPATHY IS THE FIRST AND
I STAR, WHO HAS MADE /
By EVELYN GREELEY.
It hat been said that "pity' It akin
II to love"; and It might alto be said
that sympathy It akin to pity.
* At any rate sympathy la the first
and last step to love.
0 Sympathy, or fellow-feeling. It ei*
lentit! when YOUR man Is of the type
jj who likes to be "mothered."
This kind of lover is not necesaart
ily a "sissy" at all; some of the
B strongest and most self-reliant of men
? need the "mother type" of woman. A
e man of thli type wants to be sure that
e the girl he picks for his mate will be
6 able to understand and tympathlie
1 with his tastes and aspirations. He
r> manta tfl IrnrtW thn> 1b tn hA fl
conformity of natural temperament in
3 the two persons ooncerned which
' makes them agreeable to one another,
t. ao that there will be harmony and ac
cord in their relations as man and
e w"6'
? If you would help your lover proe
pose to you and you have analyzed
him and know him to be of this ttype,
? show him that YOU possess those
e qualities of mind and heart that he
\ most desires in the woman he wants
' for a wife. Do not pretend sympa_
thetic understanding If you have it
U not, but if you DO have it, SHOW HIM
e that you do. It is all he will need to
- bring him to a realization that YOU
I are the one woman in tae world for
3 him.
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s CONFESSION'
' ,> (Copyright, 1920,
e Eager to Save Chrys, Bob and
"God bless the lot of you! I thought
i youse was all dead!" was Morrison's
. greeting. I knew him from the flavor
of his language. OutwarHlyJie seemed
? like a very dirty, swarthy, well-fed
Mexican. "Let me count you," he
- continued. "Mrs. Lorimer?and her
1 husband?Gene Archer?and Jordan
j Spence. Your father is in the anto,
a Bob. An armored car it is, sir. If
you are ready, we'll move on."
, "Chrya?" I exclaimed.
V'Vnw Mrs l,nrimpi\ will von listen
. to reason. I can't hold this ranch tor
. long, except by a miracle. And one
miracle has happened already today."
u We looked at the detective in vast ast
tonishment.
, "The earthquake!." he spid. "It
B stopped the fight! I thought we were
, getting on famous, when all of a sndt
den the enemy ceased firing, come
from cover, and ran away from the
3 house oft Into the back fields! I was
too busy myself to notice the shake.
At first I thought they had run out ot
j bullets. The quake is over, I guess,
. still they don't come back."
I remembered Certeis' premonition
3 and warning. After the first tremors
B were over he had insisted that the
earthquake Was coming. I told the
. story?and begged the men to take
n care of Certeis.
"Let his own people find him," said
Morrison. "We got to vamoose."
9 "Can't you take him away as a pris.
oner?" ventured Archer,
j "And why should 1 be doing that?"
j inquired Morrison. "No, gents, I ain't
3 down here to get tpngled up in intert
national politics. I came to get you,
n and now I've got you, we'll vamoose,
l as I said."
.' "But?Chrys?" I repeated.
"If we stay to save the young lady,
_ we'll all be in deep," explained the de.
tective "There's a line from this ha- '
B clonda direct to the seat of this gov.
eminent. They wired tor troops?and
r the troops is on the way. It ain't 1
. such a long way as I could wish, eitht
' man reminded Marie of Bob. Boh was
0 a bit clumsy, too, in just that way.
And then, because of the subtle aril
tistry of the actor, Marie saw in the
1 woebegone plight of the man of com"
edy the utter tragedy that the crowd
1 missed. Bob would look like that? ,
3 and it would all bo black reality.
5 A great revulsion swept over the
9 girl. On its urge she almost sprang ,
to her feet, indifferent as to her com
panion's reception of her hurried ox- }|
9 puses, and hastened ouf of the the- ,
" atre and home.
s Marie burst into the sitting room,
" out of breath. "Mother, how is Bob?"
J she cried.
' "Goodness, girl! What are you do- I
" Ing home so soon?" Mrs. Fenton de- <
3 manded. I
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LAST STEP TO LOVE, DECLARES
k SERIOUS STUPE OF THIS EVER 1
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Specially Posed by
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by the N. E. A.) /
I Remain to Search for Her.
er. The soldiers -will be here in autos.
Inside of two hours. Xow I ask what
you gents intending to do? And before
you answer, I'll tell you what I'm
going to do. I guess that not bqlng
a bandit, and not being a Mexican?
3nly being dressed up as one, the best
thing I can do is to take my party
iway irom nere. I came to Mexico to
keep the peace, not to bring on a war,
gents."
"Chrys?" I repeated.
"Jane, you are going to do what you
ire told, for once in your life," said
my husband . "You are going with '
Morrison. I will stay here and hunt ,
ip my sister."
"1 stay too," said Jordan Spence.
"And 131 make a dash toward Vera
Sruz with the rest, of the folks," announced
Morrison. "Your father's
yacht has been cruiBing off shore for
i week. We'll board her?and hang
iround for a while. We'll wait for
you to fetch your sister, though how
In hell you're ever going to get her
nut of here?and over, to the coast, is
more than 1 can soe.
"It you see any sense in my leaving \
some of my men, they are at your service,"
he concluded.
"We'll go it alone?" said Bob to Jor- ,
Ian Spence. Then they shook hands.
[ was awfully depressed. I looked at
Bob a leng time; suddenly a bit "of
inspiration came to me.
I pulled his head down and whispered
my plan to him.
Bob never was a diplomat but he
tnows a romantic plot when he hears ,
me.
"Don Manuel?" he exclaimed. "Jane!
lane- I guess you've fixed things?
once more!"
"It's going to be awful hard on Jordan
Spence," I whispered.
"Love is hard on all of us," replied
Bob.
" 'Love is a sword,' " I quoted.
My words made Jordan Spence look
ap.
" 'Love is a sword,' " he repeated.
'1 want to know how Bob is!"
"He's had a turn for the better.
Here?where are going now?"
"I'm going right over there to send
my love up to Bob!" called the girl
aver her shoulder. That was all the 1
mother he^rd. But all the way to
Bob'e home these words sounded
aver and over again in Marie's heart: ,
"I thought I was following a comet,
but it was only a will o' the wisp beside
the real thing!"
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EVELYN GREELEY, THE FILM I
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What little girl or boy doesn't thrill i
over an invitation to ?# Valentine par- S(
ty? The sentiment is as old as as ?
"Ann." For a children's party red
hearts and chubby cupids may run J
riot. Decorate the dining room and
table with hearts of all sizes. Tiny
figures shooting their bows and ar- ?
rows might carry the place ccrds 3
and serve as favors.
Make cookies in the shape of hearts
mold the ice cream in hearts, make
the sandwiches in hearts, everything
that you serve either trim with tinyhearts
or make it a heart. The Jtld- j
lies' hearts will be filled with delight
and It will be a game for them to
count/how many things have been n
hearts and how many more there mav '
be. a:
Heart-shaped patty pans may be
lsed for tarts or individual cakes. The t(
salad could be molded in a large a
mold and garnished with tiny hearts a
Dr molded in the useful patty pans. t]
Menu for Children's Party.
Creamed salmon on toast ?
Bread and butter sandwiches k
Beet pickles Heart cakes w
Raspberry gelatine Hot chocolateMy
Own Reclpos. n
Cut home pickled beets in the h
shape of hearts, saving the trimmings 111
for a salad for the family. The red
of the! beets carries out the color
scheme. The salmon with pimentos 03
in it also gives the red note and it
not too indigestible for young turnmies.
The bread and butter will H
taste like a party if made Into sand- J*
wichfcs shaped like hearts and the "
dessert repeats the color. '
Creamed Salmon?1 cup rice; 2 fe
tablespoons butter; 2 tablespons y
flour; 2 cups milk; 1 teaspoon salt; g
% teaspoon paprika; 1 cup grated
cheese; 1 large can salmon; triangles
Df toast. ?
Make a white sauce of the milk,
flour, butter. Season with salt and ?
paprika. The paprika will give _a. >
pink cast to the sauce and will not
spoil the taste. Add rice cooked uit-;
til tender. Add Cheese and cook over ;
hot water till cheese is melted. Add ?
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linon to uuee and heat over hot
iter. Tour over toast. "Pimentoes
ay be added or not. If used add
ith salmon. This will serve six or
ght
Heart Calces?2 cups powdered suir;
% cup butter; 1 cup milk; 2%
ips flour; 3 teaspoons baking powir;
4 egg whites; X teaspoon vanis;
14 teaspoon salt.
Cream butter and'BUgar. Sift flour
id baking powder together four or
rfe times. Add alternately with
Ilk to butter and sugar, adding flour
prevent curdling.1 Beat whites till
Iff and dry and fold Into mixture,
dd vanilla and salt. Bake In indldual
heart-shaped pans. Cover with
d icing.
Icing?2 cups granulated sugar;
i cup hot water; 14 teaspoon cream
tartar.
Make a fondant of the ingredients
few days before the cakes are to be
osted. The day before the cakes
-e to be dipped beat the white of
le egg slightly, add two tablespoons
powdered sugar and cover the top
id sides of the cakes with this mixiro,
putting it on with a brush. Let
and over night Melt fondant over
>t wator, add a few drops of red
igetablc coloring. This may be purlased
In liquid or a cake. The liquid
easier to use' for the inexperienced.
Ip cake In the melted' fondant to
iree-fourths in depth, putting It in
p side down. Remove from fon3lt
and put on an oiled paper to
irden.
Raspberry Gelatine?3 cups can>d
raspberries; 1 cup sugar; iemi;
114 tablespoon gelatine; 14 cup
ild wator; 16 cup bananas; 16 cup
3kay grapes; 16 cup pineapple.
Rub raspberries through a fine
live to remove seeds. Heat sugar
id juice to the boiling point, being
ire the sugar is well dissolved. Add
mon juice. Let gelatine stand in
>ld water for 10 minutes. Add boilg.fruit
juice, stirring till gelatine is
oroughly dissolved. When cool and
iginning to set add fruit cut into
nail pieces and turn into a mold,
srve with sweetened whipped cream.
MARY.
A HELPFUL HINT.
TOLEDO.?Here's a helpfill hint for
,e llghtflngered. Henry Cohen, jewer.
startod^homc .with three disbud
rings in his pocket. On the
reet car his pocket was picked and
. home he found this note: "Meet
I in front of your store tomorow at
a. m. and bring $80. You can have
0 rings.' He came and he brought
id he got.
CAN'T DODGE 'EM.
"What's become of Private Dubb?"
"He's a traveling salesman."
"Still taking orders, huh?"?Home
sctor.
'A SPLENDID ^TONir
ayi Hiss on Lady Who, On Doc*
tar's Advice, Took Cardni
And Is Now Well.
HIzsou, Tenn.?"About 10 years ape
was..." says Mrs. J. B. Oadd, oI
its place. "I suffered with a pain In
ly left sldi, could not sleep at night
rlth this pain, always In the left
ide...
My doctor told me to use Cardul. I
>ok one bottle, which helped me and
tter my baby came, I was stronger
nd better, but the pain was still
lere.
1 at first let it go, but began to get
OTld In O mnjlrtWivi nn.JUUM
_ .... v .U ? uu <au rru VUUUII.1UU,
> I decided to try some more Cardul,
hlch 1 did.
This last Cardul which I took made
is much better, In fact, cured mo. It
as been a number of years, (till I
ire no return of this trouble.
I feel It was Cardul that cured me.
ad I recommend It as a splendid fetale
tonic."
Don't allow yourself to become
'eak and run-down from womanly
oubles. Take Cardul. It should sure
help you, as It has so many thoumds
of other women In the past <0
ears. Headache, backache, sldeache,
errousness, sleeplessness, tlred-out
cling, are all signs of womanly troule.
Other women get relief by taking
arduL Why not you? All druggists.
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All day Nancy and Nick had hunti
green shoes and the magical mushr
success.
Finally they arrlsed at the hay f!
in the great stack piled up near the
enchanted mountain and contained a
Nick found a curious round ball
decided to have a game. The ball was
made a splendid plaything.
After while the twins saw Mr. an c
Suddenly Mrs. Mouse shrieked. '
your pocketl"
In groat excitement, so they steppe c
Into his pocket
"What it is, Mrs. Mouse?" aske<
"Anything wrong!" cried Mrs. M<
were away from home, thteYes broke
children are gone."
"Oh, that's too bad!" declared Nanc
Mr. Mouse stroked his whiskers
the cat, around anywhere?" he asked
Nancy shook her head. "No, we
Mrs. Mouse began to sniffle. "Ob
If they're not properly watched. Migr
maduke gets earache and Maude-Mai
Suddenly she shrieked, "Why, the
pocket!"
Nick jumped. "Where?" he cried
"In that ball. That's our nnrseV
Nick and Nasby took the ball at
a faint squeaking within.
"We're dreadfully sorry," they ape
Mrs. Mouse peeped anxiously wltl
graciously. "No harm done."
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oom to help them they had had no
leld and spent a long time playing ,
gate. They pretended It was ah i
treasure.
and after examining,It the children
woven of straw and' fine twigs and Z
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'Why, there they are, sticking out of
1 their game and Nick thrust the bill
1 Nancy. "Is anything wrong?" iuse.
"I should say so! While we
In and kidnapped our family. All the
:y. "Can we help you hunt for them?"
thougf.tfnny. "Did you see Caesar, -a
1. "Or Oscar Owl, or Sam Snake?",
didn't see any of them."
i, my! The children will all bo sick
lonette has a cold anyway, and Mario
Is subject to croup,, and?"
ro they are, sticking out of yom
Id listened. Sure enough they heard . |1
jlogired, putting their plaything dovaJ9
tin. "They's all right," she answered, ',
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