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LIKE CINOERELLA o his ni CLARA MADE OO6 thte n Suppressed by Her Uncle and' to, Cousins, She Had Hard colleg Girlhood. dance Clara thoug WORKED IN FLORIST'S SHOP outco, her c - "If Being Compelled to Learn the Bust- cause ness, When the Time Came She you n Opened Her Own Establish. am 1 ment and Succeeded, and s nice 1 By OSBORN MARSHALL. "M; (Copyright, McClure Newspaper Syndi- the c4 (',te. The main difference between the to w( story of Clara Carrick and the fairy you story of "Cinderella" lies in the fact day ( that while the old-time Ella of the It " juvenile was a neglected stepdaugh- think ter, the real flesh-and-blood Clara of event the story was a much-abut'd niece. prese The story-book heroine sat in the cin ders and scrubbed the pots and pans Shy for her haughty stepsisters, but (Clar at nir Carrick spent most of her youthful she d days behind the counter in her uncle's savec florist shop while her much-indulged make cousins attended school, took music priat lessons, went to parties and other- next wise passed their days as young girls buy are expected to do a tot Old Mr. Carrick, the uncle of Clara came Carrick, had a monopoly of the flower- shou selling business in a certain small span, college town in New England more Sh than a decade ago. The name Carrick pink was synonymous in that town to all thou things floricultural. Whether you inste wanted to buy a wreath to lay on a Clar soldier's grave on Memorial day or that whether, as a rudent in the small to a college, you wanred to send an offer- coui( ing of American Beauties or Killarnies The to one of the pretty town girls, you weed went to Carrick's. and usually you she would have been waited on by Clara, ing1 who seemed to live behind the dingy She old counter in an atmosphere of flow- befog er pots. Usually when you went into self the store her nimble young fingers be a were working on some "set piece" for deci( a funeral-a task at which she was particularly proficient. All the students knew Clara Car rick, for at some time during their four years' course they had sought the flower market, and without an exception they all liked her bright eyes and happy smile. But though they sometimes asked the Carrick girls-the florist's two pretty daugh to -to go to college dances, no one ever thought of asking Clara. Had to Teach Herself. Clara had been left fatherless and motherless when she was about eight years old, and she had been taken into the household of her uncle On the un derstanding that she' should pot make a burden of herself and that she should help in the store. When the school inspector came around, as he occasionally did, the uncle evaded his questions as to whether Clara was being sent to school. And no one in the town felt sufficiently interested to report him for so doing. But Clara used to get hold of her cousins' school books alter they got through with them, and it was not a very difficult matter for her to teach herself many of the lessons that her cousins had trouble in mastering. And all the time she was learning more and more about the florist's business. First she simply waited on customers. Then she became so profi clent at making bouquets and set pieces that Mr. Carrick intrusted her with all of this work, and this some times kept her busy far into the night, wiring and arranging the many blos some that were needed in the de signs. Then when her uncle made the discovery that she had been study- co ing arithmetic by herself, after allow- as tag a suitable time for his assumed se anger to wear off, he suggested to her t that she take charge of the accounts and the sending out of the bills. fIt you haven't enough to do and hE caa waste your time reading bioks th that aren't meant for you, you might u] get busy and do something to pay us si Sback a little for all the money we w have had to spend on you," was his si way of indicating that he would like ei her to undertake this new work. tl The next task which was given to ' Clara was that of going to the flower B] market. This she was expected to do first when she had arrived at the I age of seventeen. It involved going to the nearby city and choosing and purchasing the various cut flowers and plants that were needed in the busi It was an opportunity to get away from the tedious bondage of the shop and to see a little of the world, but ' the girl was not eager to do it. In e fact, for the first time in her rather 6 trying experience with her uncle, she rebelled. Was Ashamed of Her Clothes. i The reason for her rebellion her couslns were not long in discovering. Poiok Ilttle Clara was ashamed of the clothes she wore-the heavy, stuffy serge dresses that were given to her by her inconsiderate relatives She longed to wear trim shirtwaiats, rib bon ow and leather belts, even it they wei~e the old ones discarded by her ,cousins. As a mark of great in 4/lge.ce, Clara was allowed to do this "fora while and thenthe uncle de idedgthat he could not afford the ex e m. for anhtough the shirtwaists were old and although Clara sat up afte her day's work was done to wah and tron them herself, her unle discovered that the amount of fuel tha consumed in heating the irons mnadet e' a perceptible difference to him-that \' his niece would eventUally drive him not to the poorhouse with tier extrava- ;pa gance. While Clara was being curtailed In gro the matter of fresh shirtwaists ier r cousins were dreaming by night and sa i talking by day of the dancing frocks to tthey wollld wear at the approaching co college junior ball. "I wonder why I cannot go to the dance, too?" Clara asked her cousins. ait ('lara had a way of saying what she pr thought, regardless of the probable we P outcome. Then she went on, before dri her cousins could explain: tol "If you are going to say it is be- su I- cause I am not as pretty as you are, th you needn't waste your breath. For I m am pretty. An old lady who came into he the store the other day told me I was, foa and some of the students have said an nice things to me. So there!" "Maybe you are pretty." admitted po i the cousins, "but you haven't anything dr le to wear, have you? You don't think he y you could go in your serge every ct day dress, do you?" 10 It was this speech that started Clara a h- thinking and started the train of fe of events which have brought her to her el e. present position. n- Bought a New Pink Gown. is She thought all day about it, and tii ra at night when she was trying to sleep si ul she decided to take the money she had a is saved from Christmas presents and ti ad make a dress which would be appro- st ic priate for the ball. Accordingly, the ,r- next time she went to the city to at 'Is buy flowers for her uncle she made si a tour of the fashionable shops, and sa ra came to the conclusion that her gown tl tr- should be made of pink with gold ' ill spangles. re She wasted no time, but bought the n ck pink satin, a paper pattern and a st all thousand tin spangles. Then at night, ou instead of reading stolen text-books, a Clara devoted her time to fashioning or that pink party dress, and after that a all to sewing the spangles on till she ih er- could keep her eyes open no longer. b es The dress was finished in a couple of s ou weeks, and for a few foolish moments v ou she imagined that the question of go- a ra, ing to the college dance was settled. I gy She tried the dress on and paraded a w- before her mirror and convinced her- t to self that her resplendent gown would a rs be an attraction to any student She c or decided to take her cousins into her i 'I e !aii bt a ;h or g. Ig e I or a1 V:~ I )8 a_ er g.e fl. at It, Bs le- In Her Own Flower Shop. confidence, show them the dress and di V. ask them to see that some student in bi d search of a girl for the dance be in- hi 3r troduced to her. is t But when Clara had decked herself ai rut in the pink satin and spangles, and bi id her cousins had heard her request, de the heavens of their wrath descended sl ht upon her. They were horrified and si ns shocked. They called for their father, tl ve who was dozing over his paper in the tE is sitting room below, and for their moth. si ke er, who was putting the last stitches on fi their own party dresses, and Clara d to was revealed in all her pink and o er spangled effrontery. d to That was the beginning of the end. tl he In a moment of wrath old Mr. Car- 11 ag rick declared that he would give his C ud niece a home no longer. He neither ad wished nor expected her to take him si-. seriously, for he knew well that she was most valuable in his business, and a ray that she knew as much as he did. Lop Clara, however, took him at his gut word. She had just passed her eight- . In eenth birthday. She was of age, she ier answered firmly, and she would go the the next morning, never to return to be a burden to him. Still the old man did not believe she meant it, and it was her only when she had actually packed ug. up her little belongings and left the the house that he realized how great was iy his loss. her Opened Shop of Her Own. She Cla:a Carrick now faced the world rib. with the best possible equipment for 1 it a young woman of spirit--a thorough by business training, a habit of long and in. hard work and the ability to live on a this very little. Her Uncle Carrick, in de. spite of himself, had given her the ex. best possible opportunities. Even the ists fact that she was' very angry when up she left the home of the Carricks to contributed to her success, for in that nele spirit of anger she dared to do things that otherwise shc would never have venturedl to do Ne W\'ith the little money that Clara nac not expended on the pink satin and spangles site went to the next town.- a n,,kw su)urbl which was bound to grow within the next few years ('lara remembered that her uncle had once Mt I sald that there was good opportunity Mt to make money as a florist in that fir community, and for that reason she went in that direction. She first made a tour of the place to . and visited each florist's shop on the e pretext of buying flowers. She then G e went to a real estate agent and, still e dressed in her shabby black serge, tr told him she wanted to rent a store a' suitable for a florist's shop. Before en the day was over she had chosen the I most promising location in town for at o her venture. Then, having arranged PI i, for a week's sojourn with a poor worn. u d an near by, she wrote to her uncle, de. tl manding that he send her by return h d post the small patrimony-a few hun a g dred dollars-which was laid away for k her. V The following day, while she was a waiting for the money, she made out tt 'a a list of what she would buy with her a if few hundred dollars. The list includ s r ed a small new wardrobe first of all- fI she felt hopelessly handicapped in the old black serge--the payment of her I id first month's rent, the purchase of the p simplest sort ot fixtures for her store, I d a small outlay for announcements and t id the purchase of a stock of flowers and t 'o- supplies. he All this happened some twelve years I to ago. Today anyone who lives in the I de suburban town where Clara Carrick a ad still does business as a florist knows rn that she has achieved success. Other oId women have gone into the florist busi 'ness and have failed, but they have he not served an apprenticeship like that a served by Miss Carrick ht, is, Damage by Rogue Elephants. ng Rogue elephants are very active lat again in Assam and Rs. 100 reward he is offered for the destruction of a er. big tusker that has killed a boy and of seriously injured a man in Bandura its village, Kampur, and also killed an go- other man in the Guimarr village. ed. Rs. 50 is also offered for the de ed struction of a gunda elephant which er- has appeared in North Lakhimpur id and has been damaging crops. He he chases anyone who attempts to drive ter him away. Height about eight cubits, drooping ears, spotted trunk, straight backbone, tail about three and one half cubits, circumference of the fore legs about three.and one-half cubits, I and of the hindlegs about three cu bits. Rs. 50 is also offered for the destruction of a gunda elephant de stroying crops in the Sibsagar subdivision. The elephant comes through the grants of Ghiladhari tea estate from the Doyang re serve. It is about nine and one-half I feet in height and without tusks. The i deputy commissioner of Nowgong also I offers a reward of Rs. 100 for the destruction of a solitary big tusker L. that has killed a man in Situpur vil lage and injured two other men. a Calcutta Mal. r a Like to See Homes in UMovies." e In different parts of the country d some of the wealthy owners of stately homes and beautiful grounds have be come so enthusiastic over motion pic t- tures that they have, figurativel be speaking, given the key of their p Le to certain film companies with pe a mission to use them when need Ld They take a pride in seeing thei 'm homes exhibited on the screen, an 'd naturally, to the moving picture pr S ie ducer the estates of the wealthy ar -a desirable for several reasons. The ea lend perfect atmosphere-no wood a stebs, no tin fountains, no plast n id cast statuary. The ornamental tree or lawns, and shrubs, the private lak ih with its water lilies and ad swans, aind the substantial, niajesti a marble terrace, cannot fail to in even the most exacting critic, he he Sport of Queens. en Mrs. Styles-This paper speaks ks "the spprt of kings" Is there not tat sport of queens? ps Mrs. Styles-Saure thing ret WELCOME THAT MEANT MUCH Newcomers in Neighborhood Never Likely to Forget Kindness of Mrs. Estabrooks. " 1 am one of your new neighbors Mrs. Estabrooks,' said a cheerful voice at our door in the very middle of our first attempt at moving. 'No. I can't come in. 1 just brought you a bit of lunch, knowing you would be too busy to fix any. Please call on me-just next door--if i can be of any help. Good-by. "My husband and I glanced at that tray with its two bowls of hot soup and steaming pot of coffee, and then at each other in dumb surprise e "We had just reached that dreadful r state in moving when nothing is in place, and the things wanted first are underneath the things wanted last that awful moment when a sense of [ helplessness, weakness and homesick ness combined swoops down upon you. r "We had not realized that we were hungry and physically exhausted; but s after sitting down at an improvised t table, and sampling that delicious soup I r and drinking the stimulating coffee, we I suddenly knew what had been the matter with us. Courage returned. "'Blessings on our neighbor!' cried r Ben. " "Yes,' I ans,,erod. 'She's the jol e, liest caller I ever received. She has Id taught me how to introduce yourself id to new neighbors and win their ever lasting gratitude. Whatever happens rs in this neighborhood I'll stand by Mrs. ie Estabrooks-see if I don't!' "-Wom k an's Home Companion. EXPLAINING DREAD OF DEATH at Suspension of All Familiar Activities is Something the Mind Instinctive ly Shrinks From. ,e It is the variety of experience which rd makes life interesting-toil and rest, a pain and relief, hope and satisfaction, nd danger and security. If we once re- A ra move the idea of vicissitude from life, in c: n- it all becomes an indolent and untn- are ge. spiring affair. vari de- It is the process of change which is from ch delightful-the finding out what we chef ur can do and what we cannot-going but He from ignorance to knowledge, from to 1 lye clumsiness to skill. Even our rela- mar lts, tions with those whom we love are all wail bound up with the discoveries we shol make about them, and the degree in eat which we can help them and affect coal them. way What the mind instinctively dislikes soeu is stationariness; and an existence in seal which there was nothing to escape her from, nothing more to hope for, to prei learn, to desire, would be frankly un- o endurable. vaii The reason why we dread death is ti because it seems to be a suspension of or all our familiar activities. It would per be terrible to have nothing but mem ory to depend upon. The only use of memory is that it distracts us a little from present con ditions if they are dull, and it is only too true that the recollection in sor row of happy things is torture of the worst kind. Irish Names for Chinese. Five Chinese orphan babies will get five dollars each and a good Irish name if they accept the gift with a string attached to it from a Phila delphia donor, name withheld. The five babies are in an orphan asylum in China. Several weeks ago Rev. Dr. William J. Garrigan, diocesan director of the Society for the Propagation of Faith of the Catholic Church, published an appeal from a sister of charity in China who had charge of the asylum. The sister said the donor of five dol lars would have the privilege of nam ing one of the babies. The other day Doctor OGarrigan got a letter with $25 inclosed, "To name five babies," the donor said. Attached to the note were these suggested names: e- Patrick, John, Bridget, Margaret ore and Johanna.-Philadelphil North bAmerican. t de- Comforting, gar The wife ot the great botanist n mes beamed at him across the supper c: hra table. t re n"But these," she exclaimed, pointing f halt to the dish of mushrooms that had ti The been set before her, "are not all for ii also me, are they?" the "Yes, Mabel,"' he nodded. "I gath sker ered them especially for yaou." r vi- She beamed upon him gratefully. e.- What a dear old husband he was! In 1 five minutes she demolished the lot. a At breakfast next morning he greeted L her anxiously. I try "Sleep all right?' he inquired. Ltely "Splendidly," she smiled. e be "Not sick at all-no ainas?" he Spic- pressed. v hl Wy, of course not, Archie" e, was a cIaller oh ~rivernior at the St Charles hotel . The I d-"blind tiger" legislation "ought h e special session of the legisla- si Sby the Anti-Saloon League was a Ssubject of the conference. he embers of the Senior class of the ti d a High School of New Orleans ate lt st ning to give a dance at the gold bu ee of the Grunewald Hotel on the a kl ot June 4. The affair will be by the graduating class joint- or tith the class of next February. ,de er selecting Baton Rouge as the convention city and electing ofE- of for the ensuing year, the State a kr ention of the Knights of Colum- a not eld at Shreveport was ldJourned die. An All.Season Street Suit ·~, :i:: . : I L., i : ·...·... ·i:.. ~8::·"'-·-. i·::' ~···;~j iji .··· ·:·.:: ··: ···· :.~ ' ··'" ·;.r; ··· Admirers of the shepherd's check In cloths for tailored suits-and these are many-were given a very great variety in models this spring to choose I from. Those suits for which small checks were chosen, cut on simple, but carefully thought out lines, proved i to be the most successful. A great many of them were made with short I waisted box coats. A less number had short Jackets, and some of the smart s est were designs in which semifitting t coats figured. Skirts were nearly al ways plain, moderately wide and somewhat flaring. The advance of the season proved that the suits of shep herd's check received a merited ap preciation. The pretty spring suit be . comes the crisp midsummer suit by a variation of the shoes and hats worn with it, and is a paying investment f for street wear. One of them is illustrated here. The' perfectly tailored skirt is plain with moderate flare and cut instep length. The jacket is among the modest num ber made with normal waist line, which rises a little at the back, where plaits are depended from the belt. It is cut in points at the front, is longer than at the back and is shaped by small plaits laid in at each side. The belt terminates at these plaits. The shoulders are somewhat long and so are the plain coat sleeves. The flaring turnover collar is cut in three pieces and unusually well adjusted. Ball buttons in three sizes are used for fastening and trimming. The suit is worn with low shoes and black cloth gaiters, to be changed to white for midsummer wear. The sailor hat, of black taffeta, with collar and border in black and white stripe, is trimmed with small pompons of black feathers with long curving ribs ex tending from them. White neck ruffs of malines or combinations of white and black look well with these check suits. ýt r- Transparent Hats and Others for Midsummer ih m I- ' l In~ Sed :< :: m hh of A !ot w ed i I ' Early in the season hats having wil transparent brims made their appear- at ance. These brims were flat and bo: mounted on braid crowns. They were eel made of malines, net, chiffon or thin is r crepe. Nearly always, embedded be- N tween layers of such airy materials, is, i flowers, with petals spread flat, added co I touches of lovely color. The effect bit r is very pretty-and gave the hats na their distinguishing name-that of de i "halo" hats-the embedded wreaths sa encircling the head like a halo. bc '. So good an item of art in millinery a was destined to outlast the early sea I. son and to introduce many transpar I ent hats for midsummer. The latter are made, crown and all, of the thin y, fabrics, and brims have grown wider. a Flower and feather trimmings-but p 0o mostly flowers-are mounted on the n outside or underbrim instead of being ti embedded in the material. 1i A beautiful hat of this character is 0 I shown in the picture. It is of black i t malines made over a frame of fine r silk wire. The edge wire and one C other are outlined on the underbrim I by flitter Jet. There is an immense pompon of malines at the front with < two long jet ornaments thrust in it. I Nothing could be prettier for midsum. I mer wear than this exquisite piece of I millinery. Hemp and leghorn hats, with fac ings of crape on the upper or under brims are among the loveliest offer ings in dress hats. Light pink crepe is the favorite color and hats of this character are among the best de signed for bridesmaids at June wed dings. One of them is shown in the illustration. It has a crown of hemp and its upper brim covered with crepe stretched ,smoothly over it, leaving thehemp u a facing. It is trimmei with a wreath of rose foliage agaist. a background of ribbon with a narrow border in black. Little June roses are set in the wreath. The ribbon band is extended into sash ends at the back. Near the brim a little cluster of roses is, tied into the sash with a bow. The coloring is pale pink with the narrow black border of the ribbon and dark, natural green of the foliage adding depth and character. The roses are shaded and deeper in tone than the body of the hat. JULIA BOTTOMLEY. Smart Costume. r One of the smartest costumes for I young women, exhibited on a living model at a recent opening, was of very t pale tan worsted and mohair mixture, e made with short, flare skirt, revealing I the new slim black leather pump, guilt. less of buckle or bow, and stockinge a of natural silk. A little coat, button k ing high to the throat, tras sur S mounted by a very tall choker collar ,e of white organdie with points reaching i up over the cheeks and a broad stock se of black satin holding it in place. The th coat had a belt and a plaited coattail it. at the back. This knowing spring cos n. tume was completed by a tiny black of satin hat with slashed sailor brim and a floating veil of black mesh with an . allover vinet pattern. Dotted Chiffon Gown. pe Chiffon figured in large polka dots is of contrasting color is used for some le- very smart looking frocks, but mod ýd- els of such pronounced material must he be very graceful and conservative of up line, and utterly without elaboration. pe A good example of such treatment is ng a frock of sand color chiffon ,polka eda dotted largely in dark blue.