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The Big Stone Gap post. [volume] (Big Stone Gap, Wise County, Va.) 1892-1928, May 17, 1922, Image 3

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npH?T "unc thing culls for another' i
?l I? demonstrated in Iii? stmiriitii: I
uew skirts Nvhlcli herald ? vdisiiu for
th? shirtwaist. Thej are entirely
uut uf the ordinary referring to those 1
adorable new fringed iweeds. in.um- I
apuna Binl basket iveaves, ?iili Ii i.
Ii tu covet. S. clever mind ills
covered that llieii.arse wovon '
woolen fabrics could I?' effoctlvelj I
frayed; or fringed by hand, and ihu
proceai Is universal In Btyledoiii. So
skirt* fringed around Hie hottoiii .mil
Up i?ie Side of the front, nr.vl one ill
every display, and lliey ure Hie most
ullurlng shades uf beiitlier nines id vlo
Irl, blue, old rose mid suit Similes m
wall. There are capes t.i mutch, uml
In auch a combination style sdpreiuu Is
Tlie shove Is by way ?>f miytng thai
ahlrt walsla und separate uvorddoUsio
tffecti are o# pronounced Importance,
and all on account of these ndornbte
? via- with capun us announced,
TbU separate skirt vbgtte estate
Uabea the supreuiaey ..f the shirt
aalst. I ii<- favor of the btia depends
iipcn (lie favor 61 the other.
So Ii In, Hint the simple, inianv.'ieil
lingerie! wrIhI, which launder* ? ? I -1?
hiiil fresli, lum eoiiie Into fashlou again,
Nisi models are brought out, especial!]
In orguud.v, handkerchief linen itml
?allste, Ciiiphnslzliit; especially English
eyelet ecrii batiste.
Wr> ehthorikte hand-drawn lieiu
stltelduii I- noted In Hlicer linen
\V|i|stH, iiml Uli? -ort "f iieedlework I?
liettiK featured In the letter wash
lilttllider white silk iiml salin Inll
li'tlrs mi' ill-" in eicclleni standing
The -liln ??In In mil- llluatratloti Is
..(? ii ilew Jorsej silk weave, which does
not turn yellow when tubbed. Tailored
tricks wltli ii lliiiiti of line vnl edging
forth the dainty trimming.
..... .
By ceorge roebuck
(Copyright, ll?i!, Iiytleo.g?! K l
In Which Poit l.gg% Dalivera the Mei
??|C Ar though it Were ? Pound
ol Sauaaga>| of Mow Thia Tactleaa
Ulundt-r Drove Oliver la Abjure
Woman and Dedicate llii Life In
Science; Concluding with How lie
Loaned Her Ilia Breechea Juat Be?
fore the Miracle Happened that
In the hedge*, in the soft mystical
fields on moonlit nights, in thai fra?
grant, drowsy winds of lute .Inlie
in every blessed tiling lie saw lo r
face, her bewildering smile. r'orl
Oliver there was no joy in the tjjreat
rolling fields so rieh with Color, HO
teeming with Summer accrets dear to
his heart. For three long weeks Brie
Bee of the rose-hud smile had pi.il
htm with her eyea to the Heaven.-,
just as if she expected to Knd an an?
gel sitting on the edge of a snow
white cloud. And because of this
the whole glorious season sinned to
crawl right under a big blanket and
cry itself to sleep in the unexpected
Uee-hVe was Smiling on Harry
Morse as though she thought he was
the only umn in the world, and she
was pressing his dress trousers, and
weuring his pink rose-huds in her
dark hair. Harry was picking dan?
delion greens to buy the engagement
ring with. It would only lake about
fifty bushels, Oliver figured, and the
thought drove him to deeper di .pair.
When Harry and Bee-Bee p.ii-.-d iiiin
in dreamy silence or in light-hearted
luughter be thought of the .lack Ass,
Poss Kggs, who had delivered a sa?
cred message like it might have been
a pound of sausage, He solemnly
pulled weeds and marveled over the
stupidity of Puss Kggs. The ntail
I'oy had walked into the sewing-room
where Bee-Bee sat darning Oliver's
Sunday stockings. She was doing
her best to make a neat job of it, for
Ihr tip of her tongue Wiggled be?
tween her lips and the white skin of
her forehead was all wrinkled up with
interest. Then the blow fell.
"Letter for you. Bee," Poss Kggs
had grunted as he threw the letter at
??r. "Dock Smith told me to tell
All Knills ({. served I
yiili t.. tell Harry Morse 'yep' us he
euultiii'i be bothered."
Ami Bee-Bee went red ?ml then
: deathly while before her eyes seemed
! to Catch on lire und blaze in anger,
l.ulir Hie flood of tears left them
bhioM-shot and swollen: At the hour
when Oliver was to receive his an?
swer floin the Kirl she was coldly
! writine-.
?' M istef Doctor Smith,
I'll tell Harry Morse yes If I please,
ami I reckon I'll please. 1 never ex?
pect to speak to you uguin until
I Judgment Hay. I'll have io ilo it
tin n or I won't go to Heaven.
Beatrice Woodsworth.
I'. S. Don't think I'm mad. I'm
, tickled to death! Did yuu ever get
I left'.' IIa! Ha!"
As the hoy read the last line he
shivered. His eyes closed mid he
heard Bee Bee laughing like he hud
heard Mrs. Dsburne laugh when they
to!.I her that her husband hail been
killed. He saw Bee-flee wringing
her bunds und pulling her hair and
wishing she were dead. In despera?
tion la- wrote to Zippie-Zip:
"Heal Zippie-Zip,
Your card to hand, Thanks.
Since I left Ordinary I have grown
Ohler and I don't like the same things
I did. Miss Muttle says we outgrow
things. I reckon so. Anyway you
can go ahead and marry .some one
else; as 1 release you from our prom?
ises; Hoping you'll find some boy
like you like, I'm,
Yours, O. ?i lt. S."
The next day was Sunday,the mag?
ic thii'd Sunday when ice cream took
the place of prune pudding for des?
sert. Oliver sent his over to Bee-Bee,
and she promptly sent it hack. Hur?
ry took a pink rose bud from the lap
pel of his coat, placed it daintily on
the saucer of chocolate cream and
sent it over to Bee-Bee. It stayed
and Oliver asked permission to leave
the dining loom, which tile matron
"Tell her I?1?got to," be whis?
pered to the waiter. "Tell her I
swallowed a My in my black-strap
He deliberately lied, but Harry's
grinning face was more than he could
stand. Ten minutes Inter, Oliver
abjured woman forever and dedicat?
ed his life to science. He hnd defin
ntely decided to make plain to a
frankly puzzled world, just how it
wns possible for ? red bird with n
black throat to come out of a yellow
yolk no bigger than the end of his
little ringer. Fortune, his black and
white dog with no tail to wag, whin?
ed in sympathy as his master lay in
the cool grass ami swore upon his
encyclopaedia to keep alive the new
trust, lie had but two friends left, i
he thought,- -Fortune and the edge
worn vault of sleepy knowledge from
which he extracted a ponderous |
thought each day.
The rain fell in torrents that night. |
Morning broke with bleak, cheerless
gray streaks in the east, and Oliver
was glud. He worked in the laundry
on Monday morning and he hated to
wash stockings on cheerful days. Hy
noon a beam of sunlight sifted
through the window. An hour later.
Fortune and his master climbed the
barn fence and struck out across the
dripping fields. Half a mile away
the dark green of ,-, pine forest rose
above the light, glistening green of
the fragrant fields, Th. would be
nothing in that dreamy wood to bring
womarTand her amazing ways to his
tortured mind. The thought was a
cheerful one and be broke into an
eaget trot.
Once in the shadows of the pines
hi- lips burst into song. Here was
peace and graceful solitude. Sud?
denly a Scarlet Tanger dropped like
a glowing pateh of tire to a limb
above him. Of all of his feathered
friends tin- exquisite creature was
the most beautiful. Every color in
the forest or Held paled before his
matchless robe of royal carmine. Ol?
iver thought he was a sermon in col?
or harmony. When the sun spatter?
ed through the vivid green leaves the
little body seemed to mow almost
luminous, and the jet black eyes and
wings to grow darker under the gol?
den light. A moment Inter. MrSi
Tanger winged gracefully to his side
in her gorgotls gown of faint green j
and yellow. And straightway the I
two began a love scene that made 1
Oliver forget he was a naturalist. He
turned and rail deeper into the 1
Everywhere he went, bird -on,;- ill
the tenderest notes came to his ear,
and if he watched he found unmistak?
able evidence of a late mating sea
soli. He would never forgot He,- In-.
if he stayed there, he thought, and
lie turned to the open held-. A chip
monk went chattering by, and a Hun
ny cotton tail led Fortune a merry
chase across a Held of red-top clover,
The thought of the bouncing rabbit
brought visions of hare trails to his
mind and he stalled for a hedge more
than a mile away. Clouds formed
belligerently overhead and floated
down on the HUH 'villi ..minim- unit
terings. .Scattered drop- fell so soft?
ly to earth that Olivet wondered if
Old Sol were weeping over the un?
equal struggle. I'm tune came puff
inj; back, his ion* red tongue rlup
ing over his white teeth.
Presently they enme to the honey- j
suckle hedge. It was here that For- ,
tune came to n sudden halt, gave four t
or five wags of his tail that was, and I
bounced headlong into the hedge.
Ten yards down the vendure covered
ditch Oliver had a hare trap, left over
from the winter before. As he ncar
ed the trap the harking of Fortune
increased, and suddenly stopped.
! Fearing that a hare hud become en?
tangled in the old trap Oliver rushed
' forward, only to hang his great toe
on u bramble briar ami pitch head
fust into the hedge.
"Oh! Goodness!" set earned a ter?
rified voice. "Are you hurt much,
Oliver rolled over and gazed ut the
trap in amazement. Fortune sat by
his side, his round eyes full of fear
for his master, but when Oliver look?
ed at him and grinned his tongue
jumped out in red relief. .
"Fortune," Oliver said gravely, as
he pulled a thorn from the seat of his
trousers. "I hit the ground so hard
1 swear 1 heard a voice say Someth?
ing. It must have been a fairy. Did
you happen to hear it, partner?"
Whereat Fortune lifted his muzzle
to the honeysuckles and barked joy-.
fully. Oliver looked up and hi- eyes
grew large with amazement. From
the forks of a gnarled member of the
hedge; wedged in between an ocean
of snow white blossoms,the big brown
eyes of Bee-Bee looked wildly ilowhl
on dog and niastef. Her eyes wi re I
dancing, her hair hung in riot, ami
her hps were us crimson us the car?
dinal's wing. Her arms, what he
could see of them, were bare!
"Hee-Bee!" he whispered. "Is?
is?it really you ."'
Bee-Bee lifted hel eyes to the
Heavens and -ai l nothing. Shi- had
promised never to speak to him again
and she intended to keep her word.
Tln-n it occurred to Oliver that he
hud abjured woman forever. He
turned his buck to her und the ruin
began to full gently.
"O no'." she shivered. "Gee
whizz, but that's cold, Fortune!"
"It sounds like Bee, Fortune," Ol
im i opined gravely;
The rain spattered on the leaves
and Bee-Bee shivered in the cold.
"Ask her what she's doing here,
"Don't you km.w, Kortuife, I'i'e
been here all of three hours," Bee
told their mutual friend.
"Then yoil were here in all the
rain'.'" Oliver asked hui riedly,forget?
ting that this wits not Judgment Hay
- und thai he had abjured Woman.
"Come on ami let's go home. You'll
catch malaria ami die witii pneu?
monia. Come on!" His voice rose
rapidly to a pitch Fortune had never
heard before.
"No?o; I?I.can't!" she stum
mefed. "I've?well, I got to stay
here until dark!"
"Dark?" He scratched his head.
".My goodness, you're not going to
run away over?over this childish af?
fair, Bet-Bee?"
"Hardly, sir."
The cutting 'sir' dampened hi* Mr
"Were?were you waiting fur
some one to come?" he ventured tim?
'?Maybe so."
"Who?" His voice climbed to a
belligerent key. "Who?"
"Anybody who would do me a
"Can --can 1 help you, Bee-BeeT"
Ilia voice was full of wistful hope
and his heart full of the fear that she ]
would refuse him. He looked so
serious that Hee-Bee,angry as she was
with him, had to smile radiantly?
like she did before the card from 7,ip
pic-'/.ip came.
"Well, go home and tell Bunny
llaylor to send me a dress, a petti?
coat and some shoes and stockings."
"A dress?" lie repeated, "Petti?
coat und shoes and stockings! Bec
Bee, what ill the world did you do
with the things you had? Have you
been walking in your sleep .'"
Once more Hee-Hee hesitated. She
had no idea of telling him why. She
was still angry with hilli ami was go?
ing to he an old maid and go to a con?
vent to forget nu n. Her eyes droop?
ed to his and the genuine concern
she saw sent great resolves living
from her heart, ami she was talking
before she knew it.
''Before Ihe rain," she began, "1
went over to Old Scott's to take tome
apples. And there on the step -,t
poor little Krames Mildred Scott cry.
im: like her heart would break all to
pieces anil he washed away ill the
tears. She had a chance to get
adopted by a swell rich nigger in
Riclititbnd and she didn't have a -in?
gle thing to wear when she went to
see him Oh, I felt so sorry for her,
ami their one roomed house is so
small -and there are so many of the
little chocolate black Scotts to live In
it." Oliver's mouth had opened as
he sat oblivious to the rain. "I
thought how much room would he left
for thchi if she went away. One
whole human being takes lip a lot of
room in bed if she balls all up in a
knot like Frances Mildred does. So
I brought her over here and gave her
my second I?,--1 dress, my beautiful
petticoat that my sister got married
in, and my shoes and stockings.
And, Oliver, they lit nice and she
was so happy and dressed up. I
thought I would simply die foi joy
until the tain had to come ami spoil
it all."
She paused and Oliver gulped bald
The witchery of the girl sealed his
lips. B.Bue giving all her clothes
to a po?i little rilgge'i so she could be
adopted, ami waiting in the hedge
for night to come, getting wei ami al?
most freezing! And he had sent her
such a message once!
The rain I hat had fallen in a spray
' like drizzle now began to pom. Bee
Bee crawled into the thickest branch?
es she could find, but drop after drop
fell upon her bale white shoulders
and went trickling down her back.
"O?oo!" her teeth chattered. "O
I?oo! My goodness!"
"Here, Bee," Oliver yelled, "put
j these on quick."
Before she could shiver again, the
picked up Oliver's trousers thnt sud?
denly swung to a broken twig at her
"And here," he gurgled in h breath?
less cull, "put this coat on and beat
it for home ? quick!"
Bee-Bee crept from her hiding
place, in Oliver's big and famous
trousers, to look sheepishly at his
freckled face in its frame of honey
suckle.-. He had to smile. She Wail
-o timid, and women walk so funny
when they put trousers on- just like
they were afraid they were going to
fall on*. She moistened her lips and
came u step closer to him.
oil." she whispered shyly, "I I
think you're simply wonderful to lend
i hie your?your pants!"
She blushed, and red mounted to
I his oi ul cheeks.
"Aw!" he grunted for want of bet?
ter speech.
I Continued on page -i.v. i
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