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,4. t The Lady of the Vlolets.
By FRANCES A. SCHNEIDER. , V (Copyright, 1320( by the McClnre / .Newspaper Syndicate.) THHEY were alone together ti the i,g studio, Jack tiitminnna ana jiu friena .Nesbit; and Hamnana had been showing the latter? recently returned irom abroad?some oi his latest canvases. "Here s Jnst one thing more I want in i no \m " rnul Hammond. ^ ^Wl? W 0 VV| ?iv?, p placing a portrait on the easel. Nesblt stood back sad looked. The portrait was that of a girl, tbe figure thrown into relief by some dark drapery behind it. The tace was one / of warm tleab tints; of exquisite curves and modelings, and tbe eyes, a blue-gray, shadowed by dark brows and lashes, looked out half smiling from beneath a very glory of red-golo hair. It was a' face to think and dream about. "How does It strike your, asked Haqmond, watching his friend's wrapt consideration. "As a very beautiful portrait," returned XesbiL Who's tbe girl?" "I call the picture "The Lady of the Violets,'" said the artist. 1 "Um-m ? picturesque, but lndefl. ' nlte," commented his friend. V"Come sit down, and while yon ' atndy tbe portrait ril tell you bow and where I met the original. Will you smoke? Sit here," and Hams' mend placed an easy hair for Nesbit, while he himself lounged in the cush ; loned window seat. TAbout a year ago?soon after my return from Europe, and while my jann," touching his left arm, "was I still bothering me ? I made up my BlX'afnd suddenly one evening to go to show at the Royal. It was late ?' when I reached the theatre, and, the ft ' play being a popular one, the house igvwu pretty well sold out. However, P" I secured a seat In the parquet. The ftitt"-boi office official was Just shoving Kp-Jiiy change and ticket through the |f i'ffcwindow in his little den, when I sudIf ' denly became aware ot a faint, eluW slve fragrance of vlolels, and, turnl$!ylfig to see where It came ntm. caught -llFht or a lady and ecntleman hur-l, I; TlaOly entering' the vestibule of the ] ? ); "The girl was bareheaded, save for ! that glorious covering of red-gold ' Ic.-. hair 1 have tried vainly to reproaace i I- - in the portrait, and was carrying a , great bunch of violets in ber band k-;, and, above the pale, shimmering , Lr,Joias of the long wrap sbo wore, ber . iw' face rose flower-like. The 'Spirit of , I . the Garden,' she might be called, 1 | S.thought; or, better yet, the 'Lady of j lythe Violets.' , B? V "Jtist as she passed me, attracted , I probably by the intensity of my gaze . i> ?for 1 had forgotten my manners and was staring ? she turned her j I lovely eyes toward me and gave me ( &" . a fleeting, rather haughty glance; > ' 'then she and her companion dlsapv. peered through one of the doors lead- , : , ing to the auditorium, leaving me ] with my pnlses perceptibly quicitened , Jtod a faint perfume of violets in my r /nostrils. Gathering up my change ' v / and ticket, I waited a moment and i A "then followed. i r-,'-; :. The first act was half over as?I t ' -''groped my way to my seat In the t l-'Y- dimness of the auditorium I sought Ifvr In vain for the lady of the violets anu < | j > her escort; but after the enrtain i V ' west down and tne ngnts up i picaea I then oat, seated in the orchestra cir- t fj cle, not far from the. aisle near which P my'own seat was located. The girl's r I,' lace was turned toward her compan- \ II ion and she was smiling; and 1 rellsf member wondering what such a < uv, namby-pamby fellow as he looked, < could possibly say- to amuse her. Kg' Wis I was thinking thus and gazing 1 L ' rather fixedly at the glory of the t k lady's hair, a sort of dimness seemed J ?, to creep between me and the object t 5? of my interest. So undefined was it t."".at first that I thought my eyes were 1 FvW-i at fault, and rubbed them rigorously; ' F \ ; but presently the dimness grew into 1 . "-..a base and with its greater density U iy came an unmistakable, pungent odor, t S 11 Others perceived this, too, and there r. t/.'waa a restless stir throughout the t I Jj .audience. Heads were turned unI / easily and I heard half-suppressed t exclamations?hasty questions?whis- i f^ PCTWI BUBWeTB. OUUUCWj OO A oat ? : looklag uncertainly about me. from R '""lit above tie curtain there Issued a J lr- .light otS of smoke that wavered t U ' acrotr the space below the central s a chandelier and cast a preceptlble sg shadow on the auditorium. At this. |||fc?ope fool In the gallery shouted a" "Well, Nes, you know what that ' Rfe^cry would mean in a big, overcrowdIJSed theatre! The audience was on its } 1 leet in a moment, struggling and fighting tor the exit doors. As I got k-.t;up, I caught sight of a terror-stricken .' .man, pale-faced and wild-eyed, fight! ing hie way desperately up the aisle. - It was the man I had seen with the . lady ot the Tlolets; but she was not ffewith him. "Good God-' I thought: , 6fe": the cowardly brute has left her to "'.shift for herself!'" . wgt "Cur!" interjected Nebit, fiercely. B- "Mounting upon a seat, 1 looked avV 'about ma One thought was paray1.-'mount in my mind?to find that girl ^ 'and get her safely out of the theatre. 1 5? I strained my eyes in the direction of . the place where she and her compan-, ion had been sitting, wondering dc- t ; . spairingly how 1 was to distinguish i one slim, golden-haired girl in that l IK surging, swaying mass of humanity. " - .Presently, down at the side-, of the 'auditorium, close by one of the boxes, I caught sight of a red-gold head. It was merely a glimpse, lost again instantly in the movement of the crowd. i But 1 was sure it was she, and that < r she had managed to work her way ( A along the seat aisle to where she was standing So I wedged myself as best I could in that direction. i "At first I clambered over the backs of seats. Then succeeded in pushlnr my way across the aisle. Heaven t knows I tried not to hurt any one in . my mad scramble! But as I looked J up and saw the menacing cloud grow-4, Ing denser and its shadow falling more darkly upon the struggling w, crowd I grew desperate. "What if she should be torn from her place and , y get mixed up In- that mad throng' | Again I stepped upon a seat and look cd. There she still was, pressed close to it for dear life! The sight spurred to it fo rdear life! The sight spurred j me on. When within a few yards of her I w.ved my jund in token that I was ' nlng. She must bco and recognizees signal. I thought At last Ii was near enough to be conscious? really, or in Imagination?of that faint, elusive perfume of violets, which to my excited imagination seemed the very emanation of her sweet spirit. The next moment, disheveled, breathless, I had reached her?had grasped her hand and was panting hoarsely: Don't be frightened 1' - Tm not frightened." she gasped, clinging to my hand. 'Only?only the ^ crowd is so terrible.' ' "I put my arm about her and some Ir we managed to work our way m to the stage and scramble upon The Bra was almost extinguished I ifjpfi and I nrp Used in Gown By CORA MOORE, Now York'a Feihlon Authority. NEW YORK, June 14,-The d?; Birners have evolved many unusual rays for Introducing tho heavy cotton laces this season and here Is shown me of them. The gown material Is i heary rose-tinted linen and the lace, lyed to match, Is In a hold fluer-delis pattern superimposed on a net foundation. The skirt Is plain and gathered1 ;venly at the top save (or a gatherid section set In over the hips and entlosed hy two pockets formed of the icavy lace. A shaped hand of the ace encircles the long-sleeved blouse with Its sailorlike collar and two sar ow hands In the shape of shoulder itraps add their bit to the decoration. As Illustrated here, the belt is of importance, patent leather In black >r some very definite color, being a llrst choice. Incidentally, when Julia Marlowe tailed this week for Europe, one of ler trunks carried the original of this nodeL when we reached the wings and we iaslly got out through the stage door >f the theatre. Dozens followed our sample. '"Are you all right ? not frightnied or faint?' I asked when we cached the street 1 "'All -right, thank you,' returned t he Lady at the Violets, steadily. "'You haven't lost anything?' I luestloned. 'Your opera bag, rour??" 1 "'Only my respect and esteem for mo human being whom I trusted,' she laid sternly. "I made no comment?how could 1? Jut suddenly observing that she held he-remnants of her bouquet of vlo- i ets, remarked: 'And you hung on o those violets through it all.' "'So I did,' she eidalmed with a hint smile, and then added hastily. | Dad gave them to me ]ust as I ten tome this evening.'" Hammond paused and sat gazing nusingly down into the street "Well." prompted Nesbit, "is thai he end of the story, Jack!" i "No?oh. no?only the beginning," eturned he gayly. "Just the prel-j ice; the real story is to come when he Lady of the Violets?otherwise diss Katherine Reed?becomes Mrs. iohn Hammond, which event will, by he grace of God, take place next iprlng." Getting It Straight "Beg pardon, sir, I thought yon vere someone else." "Oh, no; I'm all right. It is yon vho are someone else."?Boston rranscrlpt. Woman's Intuition. They had jolt become engaged. "I shall love," she cooed, "to share ill your griefs and troubles." "But, darling,' he purred, "I have tone." "No," she agreed; "but I mean when r* aro m'arHftrt T/tnrirm flnlnirm So Forward. "Out new neighbor it u awfully orward woman." "In what way, my dear!" "Why, when I called on her this afernoon she proceeded to tell me iboht her domeatic tronblet before I md a chance to tell her about mine." -Boiton Tranacrlpt. m, Nothing Wanting. This," smiled the fond yocng i rife, as she handed a plate of pudling to her husband, la cottage pudling. I made it mytelf." The man tasted it doubtfully, Td have known it was cottage pudling," he retnrned. Would you?" the asked, delighted. "Yes. I can taste the plaster and he wall-paper."?Answers, London. I litUo.Uo&i! burnt wffi? ^ * (CofrfCSt. N. E. A.) I Dear Daddy Lorimer wai vosttsced that be had tared Ann from a bis scandal by buying the decorating businesi and ridding the town of lta decorative manager. Daddy felt tore that be bad solred all the intolerable problems Ann had Introduced Into the Larimer affairs. Ann bad had her lesson?a humiliating one, he said. I wis not w confident about Daddy's success. Kit 1 didn't put my doubt Into words Because 00007 ?*> 0 awfully he^pr orer his own cleverness. Neither did I tell him how completely Ann had destroyed my Joy Alter daddy left me, I pot In a miserable day. 1 couldn't shorten the time until Bob should come home by an active employment; I couldn't make up Bob's bed nor arrange his room as be lilted it. (or there was a new maid to attend to everything. I couldn't go away from home; Bob might repent and call me by phone. It would be a tragedy to miss any chance of "making up." I didn't want to see company; It would hut dreadfully to wrench my mind from the circle of my own atfairs. I employed myself as do all good wives In similar circumstances,. I suppose. 1 darned Bob's socks, sewed on all bis looao buttons, looked over his collection of neckties and throw away the frayed ones. Then I put the drawers of his chiffonier In order. Bob doesn't keep a valet. In the old time of his radical thinking?before the war?be had discharged his man He said he didn't (eel like a free and Independent human being when another man drew his bath every morning After his army experience, he was more democratic than ever. I have always been so glad that 11 appreciate Bob's brand 01 democracy. It's a great comfort to realitv that If 1 die, or If ww are ever divorced?and Bob should marry again ?he probably will not find a wife who will sympathize with his advanced views as 1 do! "If ever we are divorced!" Whenever we two have the least little bit or a tin 1 idibk oi mat nor rid possibility. Divorces are now so commoa in the nicest families! Only two days ago a new thing is "card etiquet" came in our mail. It was the announcement of a divorce, a beautifully engraved bit of pasteboard a trifle larger than a woman's calling card. It read: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bryce Allen Mutually Announce Their Divorce. Bob had given the card his serious attention. "Well, why notr he said. "If people consider you interested m their wedding, so that they send you cards to By they are going to be married at a certain time, and set up housekeeping together in a certain place, obviously, tbey ought to inform you when they broak up their establishment First clsss idea,'this divorce announcement, seems to me!" As I sewed the buttons on Bob's pongee shirt, I wondered how such a card would look with Bob's name and mine In the first line! The Idea was too dreadful! My imagination was getting the better of my reason. I knew I could bring on a grand fit of hysteria unless I exercised a little restraint "And all my worries have been caused by a girl who hasn't an atom of sense." So ran my thoughts. -Two months ago I had never heard of Ann. She simply walked into this family -and because she hasn't any ideals at all she has kept us stirred up ever since she married our Jim. She may fool daddy, but not me. Goodness knows what she'll be up to next She'll get herself arrested, maybe!" I. 1 II ? - - i. T-.- 1 SISTER MARY'S I KITCHEN '.Copyright, luiiO, a J3. A.) There Is a lot of difference between the size of the ordinary teacup and the regulation measuring cup. The regulation measuring cup holds just halt a pint of liquid while the teacup seldom, if ever, holds that much. To be specific, one measuring cup of flour will make five individual biscuits for shortcake. The teacup 1 have in mind filled with flour makes three biscuits. A teaspoonful of baking powder is the right amount to use lor the standard measuretul of flour but for the teacup a teaspoonful would be too much. As the proportions used determine the success or failure of any concoction it Is well worth while to use a measure that is standardized. Mtnu for Tomorrow. BREAKFAS T?Strawberries, scrambled eggs with asparagus, toast, coffee. LUNCHEON?Spinach with eggs, bread and butter, strawberry and pineapple marmalade, tea. DINNER?Roast leg of lamb, new potatoes, green peas, water cress salad, caramel pie, coffee. My Own Recipes. When the strawberries are large and freshly picked wash and dram but do not hull them. Serve on a plate surrounding a mound of powdered sugar. Spring lamb Is very high but "yearling" is not so expensive and makes a delicious roast. Try cooking a whole onion with the meat. Remove the onion before serving. STRAWBERRY AND PINEAPPLE MARMALADE 1 cup grated pineapple 2 cups crushed berries 2 cups sugar One Quart of berries and 1 pineapple are needed for these proportions. Put In trait with Its Juice In a porcelain preserving kettle, add sugar and ~ pomes (iigEj wh2?>md?*ib2 UBr1?~ tYee KEAW FO? Igl ffllATSCO' 0 tow-wiurAnSg |g| wsotto 0M6 HOMMT osw; jl. mm -~v,?A. I FNe?WC (Vvttsru /\ I J \f M JVI I'll W I vIVLJO (fyObeR 0 A Queen in a [H The stranger (topped her tnfffln don't say 'hello' to me, I'm not accue After Nancy hod painted the we finishing up the May flowers in Sc Where-Spring-IaComlng, a stranger dear-knows-where. No one bad seen adub. the falryman, said he believed membered bearing a most tremendc up Chirk Chipmunk. But no one cou seen her. As I said, the first the twins kn and snuffing at the flowers. "Hello, bere." cried Nick. "Wh The stranger stopped her sniff! "Please don't say 'hello' to me, I'm thing is to bow low and bump you and say. 'May I speak, oh Queen? say, 'Yes, you may answer. 'Good | ing this morning, is it not. oh Queen i morning depends on the way I'm fe As the creature was only about boy could not helping smiling. "What are you laughing for!" a I tell you I was a queen? But there' starring. I'd like to know where tb just arrived from the Land-Where-S a thing worth tasting." Nancy bad been watching the si a disgusted little bun with ner win she whispered, "It's Mrs. Bee, I do (Copyright, 1 let stand till sugar Is dissolved. Put over a slow (Ire and cook 30 minutes stirring with a wooden spoon to keep from burning. Fill jelly glasses with the marmalade and when cool cover with paraffins, cover and store in a J U ?.|lM Ucira, wvi JIIUVC. GREEN PEAS 2 pounds peas boiling water butter salt pepper The sooner peas are eaten after picking the better they are. Some people wash the sheila and boil them, then use the water to cook the peas. Fresh new peas should cook in 2c minutes. The last 10 minutes of cooking add the salt, about 1-2 tea spoon. Very little water should be used, just enough to keep the vegetable from burning and cook the peas. One tablespoon of butter Is added 5 minutes before serving. A little sugar improves peas that have been picked 24 hours. Before the day of automobiles the butcher's boy arrived on schedule. Any butcher boy will tell you that he never joyrldet but has a great deal of tire trouble. MART. Evening Chat j *" ? 1 - is i Sharp Lightening. Accordion to the tales of numerous persons a streak of lightening yesterday evening visited very nearly; every house and street in Fairmont. Along about five-thirty shortly after the storm broke there came a sharp! snap and a long jagged streak of fire, which frightened the women and children in a dozen homes with in addition a few of the men. Almost instantly after it happened people rushed out of their Bouses on a number of streets, mine included, shouting the story of what happened to all the neighbors. Some thought they had narrowly escaped death and perhaps they had. Outers said thev jumped' almost quicker than the flash, which was impossible?and still others were most positive something or somebody must have been hurt A Fragrant Rain. The storm yesterday which broke very gently late in the afternoon brought with it some of the most refreshing breezes imaginable especially appreciated after a long hoti day. The rain began falling a mo- j mcnt after the storm appeared, an?i /ah baWw and ctftAriifv. covering I lb ICJJ OVU ?J ?U? " >? ? ? | leaves and gardens and hot roofs so that ono could feel the whole of Fairmont luxuriously drinking. There hasn't been a rain for a long time so filled with possibilities for enjoyment as the rain of yesterday. It filled the heart or hot humanity with joy and it answered something In the soul | W-TON1C The Hupp j Help to Health. . Why feel 111 and out of sorts when' this simple remedy will make you; feel like a new man or woman? This < tonic tones up the system, stimulates, the appetite, works on the liver, clean 8 the blood of Impurities andi makes life worth living. Crane's drug store and Fortney's drug store. )UFFS-(TOM TAKES AN rri u,?r? YW W?Y KEEO I (WrswOMK snaGor -mocspocvw k! Ueee ^ ? ?rte*?jO 6HMFH6 M has! vl TBSNOOK" I ?if Or THE TWiINIS I ? VI I 1 11?I I IT 11 el oierft Barton) I e! *; Velvet Cloak. ? j o long enough to uy sharply, "Mease i itomed to It" he-robln and violets, and Nick was rub-Dp Land, to send to the Landcame along sniffing and snuffing tram her arrive, although afterward. Rub , she came In an automobile aa he r? ius bussing when be was scrubbing Id be sure of that for no one had ew of "her presence was ber sniffing o are your ng long enough to say sharply, sot accustomed to it The proper r heqd on the ground three timer. , For I AM a queen! And when 1 morning, oh Queen! It's a fine morn- i i?' and whether or not It is a fine :eling." hall as big as Nick's finger, the little sked the stranger quickly. "Didn't s no use wasting words when I'm e clover and honeysuckle arc. I've piing-Is-Comlng. but so far there isst ranger closely, and as the latter gave gs, the little girl shivered. "Nick.' believe!" 920, N. E. A.) of nature which needed appeasing. The atmosphere was so filled with fragrance?with the perfume of wet leaves and delicious earth and the scent of a hundred flowers and various growths that not a person failed to glory :n that more than delightful rain. The Hot Weather Did It If one may judge from appearance there were mighty few persons whoi cared the snco or a linger wno was; nominated lor president on Saturday. | There was little demonstration andi little expression of- opinion and so rush for the papers. Sometimes It iooks very much as1 though a number of big things in the I world come about through luck and! circumstances combined and I be-' Here the nomination of Harding for president can be traced almost direct-! ly to this combination. There was also much of the usual sheep business in the big entertslnmcnt furnished JIMS Mi ! 1ST CONVINCING 4 Says That He Takes Pleasure in Reporting That j He Was Benefitted by Nprv-Wnrth. i "I have used several bottles of: tNerv-Worth and take pleasure In re; porting that I have been greatly ben-' Leflted by its use and I therefore recommend the medicine.""?A. D. M'Corkle. Mr. M'Corkle was formerly judge of police court, Charleston,' W. Va., | and is a highly respected and well ! known citizen of that city. A state ment such as the above, coming from > a man such as Mr. M'Corkle, carriesgreat weight. Nerv-Worth has been endorsed by men and women in prac tlcally all walks of life. They praise It because it does the work. NervWorth aids digestion, whets the appetite, neutralizes poisonous acids, drives out impurities, gives nerve force, restores restful sleep, and banishes other 1113 amending stomach and nervous disorders. If you suffer or your condition is run down, do not hesitate to take the Nerv-Worth way to health, as millions of others have done before yon. It will help you and if it doesn't help yon, after you have teiken a bottle according to direct tipns, your druggist is authorized to I refund your money. Sold on a money back guarantee by W. R. Crane and all leading druggists everywhere. We need TJsed Fumture to sup- j ply orx old store, comet Jackson and Jefferson streets. You neied New Purnture from our New store 911 V/mrnA RfrW?t L*t Ufi A*. change. We alio repair or store Furniture. You will find a complete line of furniture, carpets, stores, paints and wallpaper at oar new store, 221 Monroe street, See Denham First Co. , 221 Monroe Street Next to Woolworth's. j AFTTRXM A' ILipf jfc-v. v?.*' v.!. ittned rttanglitt o! tactics with lit illy dosens and dotens of volt hich originally belonged to t def te floor temoestotisl on the ehonlden of the fello* i b: lead. At the finish a lot of fellow 1*1 ed on the hand wagon and shoot I themaelres hoarse who had n talneaa there. ven The Youngsters Art Profiteerin The ice boy* on the hill street re playing a lit Je game all their our hlcb It It works will set them cos derabiy store on s rammer's wor its the regular Ice company is get ng. When thrv haul 25 poinds c e to jron from the little box statloi a the eorptr you pay 22 cents an ir ir1' petals 44 cents while the lc impany Mil b"int it to yon tor 2 ad 40 cents. The youngsters ar ieking to their prices and som sopie are paying them It all goe i show that eren the kiddies belie? i demanding ererythlng posalb! I ; , HanH X X Ml A VI BL01 IN all our experjen finer handiwork ' Mouses mode nfjrenu are hand developed i the cutting, workma sertion and embroidi skilled and nimble fi of great care and ei lightful creations foi patrons who desir Summer Blouses will $5.951< Special Offerin GEORi BLOl THIS is one time ^ scribe the excel! the extremely low pi of styles, unusually j gette and their exq take rank with Blous) or twelve dollars, looked around in Ba last week and did n< offering which would this. There are aboi ty modes in this groi be limited in making $4 is the spi ?Ag ?tu "The Best Place i llmanT~ crrotoQi'lCrU-i?HowtoiS 'TO WT l^*\ ~ * 3 - ?ooeortwotiUiU fir?HH| o iMttntiyreBereiHeiraBSBiH Gassy fating. iSjZSBOB food8oari^gjjttof,h?d^: ? E-UONICis the best remedy,itt: t thehtnnfaladdiindgaiwjMMl n' of Qw bodytod, of cosi^aaiNH d! weiL TenoftboonadnmnH r fcecfltwi. GwaatMdtoanaB 0 ! mniMv Kfuflded b? TOW OVBfllllH 0 , , n ^ ^ . v' I I II a 1 AUUV ' I uses! j I ce we have never seiaa^ tlian tliese beautifuFf|| iTie French Voile. They |.|j in the strictest sensed, | jring is lie produtfof.|| ngers and tells a story Lis* fort to make them de- -p|j summer wearing- Our; M e supreme quality'-in welcome tins offering. E La 0170^1^ H riien words fail to .de- ^|| ;nee of our Blouses at ice of ?495. In point..; | jood quality of geor J |s lisite trimmings they ^? ;s generally sold at ten M We knew Imusewe^f it find a single Blouse | t one hundred andfif* | p so that one need not | ^ 'A fifM/NfOMiia mu-ofpofncsemo 15e Kill htaa&fp HO) cm MTWlKWgri *17* ssurwdftw 14 >? i r *'1 il ^ 11