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Married Life, to Date
opened the door to the grin-
nlnff iYeneh noM -with the coffee and
rolls. The girl looked uncertainly
artxmA Xorome place to set the tray,
for on the only table Helen had un
packed her travelling: bag.
Weii yon can put It here," and
Helen hurriedly- cleared off the tao..
The maid, -who could not understand
or speak n. word of English, put down
the tray, chattered something In
French, and hurried out.
"Bneafefaart comer called Warren
from tXm bedroom.
The treya cci. bat I shouldn't
call It breakfast," answered Helen,
viewing it Willi disgust. "Just see
how they maw things here."
R was certainly not an attractive
tra9 There -were only coffee and
rollJL A. roll and a blackened spoon
BxtO. knife was thrust In each of the
thfcfc chrpped coffee cups. There was
a. email plate- of butter, a brown earth -
etrwaze coffee pot. a pitcher of hot
tnSEs a saucer with a few lumps of
& anil aotbing else. There were no
napkins, -and -not even saucers for the
"WeTI. they don't believe In unes
senttals, thaTs-certain.- was Warren's
comment as he surveyed the tray.
Tiook at that silver!- exclaimed
Helen indignantly, taking the black
ened, poon and knife from one of the
ld hardly call that silver. But
com-on -draw a-cTiair up there. It's
after nine and I ought to be out of
Helen Bpreao rfreeh towel on the
tabld to tuax v4ta4L-cSoth, and arrang
ed on it the meagre contents of the
"llere-xSear, this Is as good as paper
napkins,' taking from her trunk some
ertmpled tissue paper.
"Oh. dont be so darn particular,
potrring out his coffee, while Helen
wrped out her cup and spoon with the
paper. "You've got to put up with a
lot of firings when you travel.
T can put tip with almost anything
if it's clean. But I don't think fhis
place is clean. Hadn't you better tell
them as you go out that we're not go
ing to etay?
Tve no time to look up any other
place,"' he frowned. "I'm here on bus
iness and got to be on the Job. We
can put op with this for a couple of
weeks wont be here longer than'
Helen flushed. "Dear, . I cant stay at
this place. I tell you It isn't clean. I
can't eat here," pushing back un
touched the cup of muddy brown cof
fee. ,
"See here, the place for anybody
that's as blamed fussy as you is at
home! If I'd had any sense, I'd left
you there."
"But can't I find other rooms?"
pleadingly. I haven't anything else
to do I can start out the first thing
this morning. Dear, you said we xlid
not have to stay here if we didn't like
"Wen. I like it all right. This Is
good enough for anybody. We've get
two big rooms right on the Boulve
vard, within a stone's throw of the
opera house what more do you
He pushed back the shabby red
velvet arm chair, crumpled the tissue
paper into a ball and threw It on the
table as lia rose.
"Now Til be back here about- half
past six, and we'll go out to dinner.
Tbu can fool around the shops or do
anything you like but we're going to
let well enough alone and stay right
here. Understand?
He strode Into the bedroom, brush
ed his hat, jammed it on his head, got
some papers out of his suitcase and
started for Una door.
Now you've got enough money?"
Helen sodded.
"Well, the American Express com
pany is right eround the corner they
wiH-tettryoa, how to-get anywhere. You
might stop In there and see If there's
any mail for us."
An Appalling Thought.
Helen followed him to the door, real
izing that when Warren went out on
the streetj he would be lost to her
there would be no way she could reach
him until 6 o'clock. To be left alone
the first day in a foreign city seemed
suddenly somewhat appalling.' War
ren kissed her hurriedly, and drew
away from her clinging arms with a
"Now, take care of yourself. Don't
get run over. You have to look where.
you're going here these cabmen'd
sooner run over you than not. Go to
the Bon Marche. That's a big shop
you can spend most of the day there."
When he had gone, Helenglanced
around with a dismayed sensexof her
loneliness. And this place she hated
it! The strong morning sun lit up the
snaouy carpel ana me uusiy, worn,
red velvet furniture. The bedroom
with its now disordered bed and un
tidy washstand was even les3 attrac
tive. A few minutes later Helen, armed
with her guidebook and a book of
French phrases, locked her trunk and
started out determined to find other
rooms in spite of what Warren had
She knew the Continental Hotel was
very near, for he had. pointed it out
as they drove from the station. When
she entered the lobby, it was with a
sigh of relief. At least this looked
more like the hotels at home. One of
the clerks who spoke English inform
ed her that they had not a sing'
room vacant and would not have for
the next ten days.
From there Helen went to the
American Express company. She
paused to view the opera house which
the guide book said was In the heart
of Paris.
It was a majestic building, but Helen
was not in the mood for slsrht-seeine i
this morning. The wonder of being in
Paris had somewhat dulled by what
she considered the wretched place at
which they were stopping. For Helen
had none of the instincts of a real
traveler. Her first demand was for
cleanliness and comfort to her the
joys of sight-seeing were secondary.
Some Mail.
The American Express company was
a big, hospitable building on the cor
ner. Two-thirds of the Americans In
Paris have their mail sent .to this of
fice, and when Helen entered a dozen
or more were there writing lettes
and taking advantage of the guide
books, dictionaries and bureau of in
formation. At the man window Helen
asked timidly if there was anything
for Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Curtin.
The clerk took down a big package
of letters from the "C" ' pigeonhole,
shuffled over them quickly and tmWW
out three for "Warren and one for her
self. Helen went to a desk by the
window and eagerly opened the letter
from her mother.
Carters town. Mo, June 24. 1913.
My Dear Helen: I am writing this
several days before you sail so that It
win be waiting for you when you
reach Paris. Do hope your voyage will
be a smooth one and that you will not
be seasick.
I am sending you a cUpping from
the Dally Trumpet. I don't know how
they get the news out here, but you
see they do. Everyone here thinks it's
fine that you can travel so much. To
go to London last year and to Paris
this year thafs more than anyone in
Carterstown can do. Did I tell you
that the Episcopal church had made
up a fund to send their pastor, Dr.
Eldridge, abroad this summer? The
two Dobson girls are going also. But
they're all going on a cheap line from
Montreal. You are very fortunate to
be able to go on the best line and in
such grand style.
I know you win enjoy all the sights
m Paris and the many beautiful shops.
Send me a postcard when you can. I
I i ii , i . mtmpsa' nil
ssfCftetutMc up pcrfcctly joox
wfll not expect you to write much, as
I know you win be too busy.
I hope Warren will be successful in
his business as you write that this
is only a business trip.
With love to both. Mother.
The clipping from her home town,
paper, Helen read with an amused
"Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Curtis, of New
York city, are sailing for Paris on the
Kaiser Wilhelm. Mrs. Curtis was
formerly Miss Helen Allen, of this city
and has many friends and relatives
here. Mr. Curtis is a prominent law
yer in New York. We hope that their
trip will be a pleasant one."
She slipped the letter back into the
envelope, wondering if they would
think Warren and she were traveling
in such "grand style" if they
could see the room she had left this
A Daring Plan.
Helen looked up quickly as two
American women sat down nearby.
"You're staying at the Ritz, arent
you? asked the other one.
Oh, no, we discovered the most
wonderful little hotel this year. We've
two beautiful rooms for only twenty
francs a day. Everything's so clean
and the service is perfect. Perhaps
you know it Hotel Roncoray, 10 Rue
Helen hastily scribbled the address
In the back of her guide book, then
gathering up her mail went deliberate
ly over to the Information desk and
asked what bus would take her to the
Rue Montaigne.
Two beautiful rooms for twenty
francs a day, and they were paying
sixteen at that dreadful place!
Helen's Hps were suddenly set in a
little grim Hne of determination. If
this hotel was as that woman had dec
scribed it, she would brave Warren's
wrath and engage the rooms. She
would even retain them with a deposit
a deposit large enough to insure
their taking them.
It was rarely that Helen ever took
even the slightest Initiative without
consulting Warren, that when a few
moments later she climbed on the bus
that was to take her to the Hotel Ron
corcy, her heart beat fast at her own
The Christmas parol sing takes
place at Mailory court this afternoon
in honor of the Red Cross Christmas
drive. The event will be under the
direction of Charles TroxeU, who has
consented to assist the committee of
the Red Cross in charge of the Christ
mas carol entertainment, and the War
damp oommumty Service, who have
endeavored to promote the success of
this affair. Mr. TroxeU is associated
with Y. M. C A. and entertainment
work at Fort Barrancas. Dr. L. deM.
Blocker will make a seven-minute
talk in honor of the occasion.
The programme will be composed of
other -vsrfcHH features that have been
announced from time to time, includ
ing John Prenkle, George Ball and
Miss Lillian Jacotry, who makes her
farewell appearance before leaving
for France. The Naval Air . Station
uartette wfQ also be & feature, as will
be staging by the high school girls
under the guidance- of Mrs. Benn.
In ease of inclement weather the
sing wfll be held at the Keyser audito
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"Everybody eats it and asks for
-more it is made from
Makes wholesome bread that melts
in rm mnnth. The orierinal tasti-
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"meal of meals." Every day at Pen-
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Sold at all good groc
Elevator service in the federal
building was stopped for several
hours yesterday afternoon, when
backwater from a sewer flooded the
basement of the post office. It was
necessary to make use of a gasoline
engine to pump the water from the
(basement to prevent serious conse
quences. Workmen are to be put at
work repairing the sewer at the ear
liest possible time.
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