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THE CELINA DEMOCRAT, CELINA, OHIO
openlngs are used In the forward part of the bouse. A handy entrance Is provided by means of a small porch ut the dining room. A special fea ture of the Interior Is the small den at the reur of the dining room. This room Is fitted with a closet, and Is therefore suitable for a number of uses. It may be used as a bedroom, sewing room or nursery, if not re quired as a den. The kitchen and pantry are .con venient, and there is a sufficient sepa ration of these rooms from the re- TH1 TYPES OF FINISH By .HENRY HTCHELL WEBSTER Roof Construction Helps to Give This Dwelling Very Distinc tive Look. Copyright 191 Bobbt-MerrO Co. HOUSE M THREE REAL ADVENTURE E ROSE GETS A JOB AS CHORUS GIRL IN A MUSICAL SHOW BUT THE TEST SHE HAS TO UNDERGO IS SOMEWHAT EMBARRASSING Synopsis. Rose Stanton, n young woman living In modest circum stances, marries wealthy Rodney Ahlrlch and for more than a year lives In luxury and luzlneNS. This life disgusts her. She hopes that when her baby comes, the Job of being a mother will keep lier happy nnd busy. But she has twins and their care Is put Into the hands of a trained nurse. Intense dissatisfaction with the useless life of luxury returns to Rose. She determines to go out and earn her living, to make good on her own hook. She nnd Uodney have sbine bitter scenes wrangling over this so-called whim, ltose leaves home, however, moves Into a cheap rooming house district und gets a Job In a theater. CHAPTER XVI Continued. 11 "What professional experience have you had?" he asked. "I haven't had any." He almost smiled when she stopped there. "Any amateur experience?" he inquired. "Quite a lot," said Rose; "pageants and things, and two or three little plays." v "Can you dance?" "Yes," said Rose. tie said he supposed ballroom danc ing was what she meant, whereupon she told him she was a pretty good ballroom dancer, but that it was gym nastic dancing she had In mind. "All right," be said. "See If you can do this. Watch me, and then imitate me exactly." i In the intensity of her absorption In his questions and her own nnswers to them, she had never given a thought to the bystanders. But now as they fell back to give him room, she swept a glance across their faces. They all wore smiles of sorts. There was some thing amusing about this something out of the regular routine. A little knot of chorus girls halted in the act of going out the wide doors, nnd stood watching. Was It Just a hoax? The suppressed, unnatural silence sounded like it. But at what John Gallnalth did, one of the bystanders guffawed outright. It wasn't pretty, the dance step he executed a sort of stiff-logged skip accoinpunied by a vulgar hip wriggle and concluding with a straight-out sidevvise kick. A sick disgust clutched at Rose as she watched an utter re vulslon from the whole louthly busi ness. "Well?" he asked, turning to her as h'i finished. He wasn't smiling at ail. "I'm not dressed to do that," she fulrl. "I know you're not," he admitted coolly; "hut It can be done. Tick up your skirts and do It as you are If you really want a Job." There was Just a faint edge of con tempt In that lust phrase and, merci fully, It roused her anger. A blaze kindled in her blue eyes, and two spots of vivid color defined themselves In her cheeks. She caught up her skirts as he had told her to do, executed without com promise the stiff-legged skip and the wriggle, and finished with a horizon tal, . sldewlse kick that matched his And Finished With a Horizontal, Side wise Kick. own. Then, panting, trembling a lit tle, she stood looking straight into his face. Gulbruith was staring at her with a look which expressed, at first, clear astonishment, but gradually complicat ed Itself with other emotions con fusion, a glint of whimsical nrnuse ment. That gleam, a perfectly honest, kindly one, decided Rose to take him on trust. lie wasn't a brute,,. how ever it might suit his purpose to act like one. "We've been rehearsing this piece two weeks," he said presently, looking away from her when he began to talk, "and I couldn't take anyone into the chorus now whom I'd have to tench the rudiments of dancing to. That's rwhy a test was necessary. Also, 1 'couldn't take anybody who had come down here for a lark." ! With that, lln.-m understood the jwbole thing. John Galbralth had clas sified her, or thought be had, as a yell-bred young girl who, in a moment f pique or mischief, had decided It would be fun to go on the stage. The ftttt be had applied wasn't, from that point of view, unnecessarily cruel. The girl he had taken her for would, on be ing ordered to repent the grotesque bit of vulgurity of his, huve drawn her dignity ubout her like a cloak and gone back In a chastened spirit to the world where she belonged. A gorgeous apparition came sweep ing by them Just now, on a line from the dressing room to the door a fig ure that, with regal deliberation, was closing a blue broadcloth coat, trimmed with sable, over an authentic Callot frock. The georgette hat on top of it was one that Rose bad last seen In a Michigan avenue shop. It had found its proper buyer fulfilled Its destiny. "Oh, Grant!" said John Galbralth. The queenly creature stopped short and Rose recognized her with a Jump as the sulky chorus girl. Galbralth walked over to her. "I sha'n't need you any more, Grant." He spoke in u quiet, impersonal sort of way, but his voice hud, as always, a good deul of carrying power. "It's hardly worth your while trying to work, I suppose, when you're as pros perous as this. And It Isn't worth my while to have you soldiering. You needn't report again." He nodded, not unamlably, and turned away. She glared after him and called out in a hoarse, throaty voice, "Thank my stars I don't huve to work for you." He'd come back to Rose again by this time, and .she saw him smile. When you do It," he said over his shoulder, "thank them for me too, Then to Rose: "She's a valuable girl I'm giving you her place because she won't get down to business. I'd rather have a green recruit who will. The next rehearsal is at a quarter to eight tonight. Give your name and address to Mr. Quan before you go. By the way, what Is your name?" "Rose Stanton," she said. "But . . ." She had to follow him step or two because he had alreudy turned away. "But muy I give some other .name than that to Mr. Quun?' lie frowned a little dubiously und asked her how old she was. And even when she told him twenty-two, he didn't look altogether reassured. "That's the truth, Is it? I mean there's nobody who can come down here about three days before we open and call . me a kidnaper, and lead you away by the ear?" "No," said Rose gravely, "there's no one who'll do that." "Very well," he said. "Tell Quan any name you like." The name she did tell him was Doris Dane. At the appointed time for rehearsal she was on hand. She was one of the first of the chorus to reach the hall, and she had nearly finished putting on her working clothes before the rest of them came pelting in. But she didn't get out quickly enough to miss the sun sation that was exciting them all the news that Grant had been dropped. A few were Indignant; the rest merely curious. Before she had been working fifteen minutes, she had forgotten all about Grant. She'd even forgotten her reso lution not to let John Galbralth re member she was a recruit. She didn't know she was tired, pant ing, wet all over with sweat. She hadn't done anything -so physically ex acting as this for over a year. But she bad the illusion that she wasn't doing anything now; that she was Just a passive, plastic thing tossed, flung, swirled about by the driving power of the director's will. She realized, when the rehearsal was over, that It had gone well and that It couldn't have gone so if her own part had been done badly. But she didn't understand the look which he sent after, her as she walked off she didn't know that it wus the highest enco mium he was capable of. CHAPTER XVII. Rose Keeps the Path. Rose rehearsed twice a day for a solid week without forming the faint est conception oC who "the girl" was or why she was "the girl up-stalrs." During the eutire period she never saw a bar of music except what s,tood on the piano rack, nor a written word of the. lyrics she was supposed to sipg. Rose couldn't sing very much. She had rather a timorous, throaty little contralto that contrasted oddly with the fine, free thrill of her speaking voice. But nobody had asked her whether she could sing at all. She picked up the tune quickly enough by ear, but the words she was always a little uncertain about She finally questioned one of her colleagues In the chorus about this hapbazarduess, and was told that back at the beginning of things, they had bad their voices tried by the musical director. - They had never had any music to sing from; there bad been half a dozen mimeograph copies of the words to the songs, which the girls hud put their heads together over, aud more or less learned. What had become of this dope the girl didn't know. She was a pale-halred girl, whom Rose thought she had heard uddressed as Larson. Rose made a surprising discovery when, with a friendly pat on the sofu beside her, for an invitation to sit down, the girl begun answering her question. She wus a reul beauty. Only you had to look twice at her to per ceive that this was so; and what she lacked was Just the unanulyzuble qual ity that makes one look twice. "I don't know what you should wor ry about any of thut stuff for," she suld. "How you sing or what you sing don't make much difference." Rose admitted that it didn't seem to. "But you see," she suld (she hadn't bud a buinun soul to tulk to for more than a week, and she hud to make u friend of somebody), "you see I've Just got to keen this Job. And If every little helps, us they suy, per hups thut would." The girl looked at her oddly, almost suspiciously, as If for a moment she doubted whether Rose had spoken In good faith. . "You've got as good a chance of losing your Job," she said, "as Galbralth has of losing his. Dave tells me Gulbralth's going to put you with us in the sextette." Dave was the thick pianist, whom Rose had found In the highest degree obnoxious, His announcement was en titled to consideration, even though It couldn't be banked upon. There were three mediums and three big girls in the sextette (Edna Larson wus one of the mediums, nnd so needn't feur re placement by Rose, who wus a big girl). Besides appearing In two num bers as a background to one of the principals, they had one all to them selves, a fact which constituted them u sort of super-chorus. But the intimation that Rose was to be promoted to this select Inner cir cle, didn't, as It first came to her, give her any pleasure. Somehow, as Larson told her about It, she could fuirly see the knowing, greasy grin that would have been Dave's comment on this prophecy. And, In the same Hash, she interpreted the Larson girl's look, half incredulous, half satirical. "I haven't heard anything about be Ing put In the sextette," she said quick ly, "and I don't believe I will be." "Well, I don't know why not." There was a new warmth In the medium's voice. Rose had won a victory here, nnd she knew it. "You've got the looks and the shape; you can dance better than any of the big girls, or us mediums, either. And if he doesn't put thut big Benedict lemon Into the buck line where she belongs, und give you her place In the sextette, it will be because he's afraid of her drag.' Rose forebore to Inquire Into the nature of the Benedict girl's drag, Whatever it muy huve been, John Galbralth wus evidently not afraid of it, becuuse as he dismissed that very rehearsal, calling the rest of the chorus for twelve the following morn ing, and the sextette for eleven, he told Rose to report at the earlier hour. The chorus wus probably unanimous, in its view of this promotion. When Grant cume back and ate her humble pie in vain, and later, when Benedict was relegated to a place In the back line, the natural explanation was that Galbraittr was crazy about the new girl. The only way she had of refut ing the assumption would be by mak ing good so intensely that they'd be compelled to -see that her promo tion had been inevitable. It was in this spirit, with blazing cheeks and eyes, that she attacked the next morning's rehearsal. At its end Galbralth said to her : "You're do ing very well Indeed, Dune. If I could have caught you ten years ago I could have made a dancer of you." It was a very real, unqualified com pliment, and as such Rose understood It. Because, by a dancer, he meant something very different from a pranc ing chorus girl. The others giggled and exchanged glances with Dave at the piano. They didn't understand, To them, the compliment seemed to have been delivered with the left band. And somehow, an amused rec ognition of the fact that they didn't understand, as well as of the fact that she did, flashed across from John Galbralth's eyes to hers. The Impetus and direction of Rose's career derived from two incidents which might Just as well not have happened two of the fluklest of small chances. The first of these chances concerned itself with Edna Larson and her bad voice. It was a bad voice only when she talked. When she sang It had a gorgeous, thrilling ring, aud volume enough for four. Besides, sUe had an Infallible ear and sang squarely In tune. But when she spoke it sounded like someone who didn't know how, trying to play the slide trombone. She was simply deaf, it seemed, to the subtleties of inflection. Dally, she reduced Galbralth to help less wrath. Evidently he didn't mean to be a brute about it. He began ev ery one of his tussles to Improve her reading of a line with a gentleness that would have done credit to a kin dergartener. But after three attempts, each more ominously gentle than the last, his temper would suddenly fly all to pieces. The girl, queerly, didn't seem to care. But In the dressing room one Ight, after one of these rehearsals, Rose got a different view. As she sat down on a bench to unlace her shoes, she looked straight into Edna Lar son s face a face sunken with a despair that turned Rose cold. The tearless, tragic eyes were staring, without recognition, straight into Rose's own. Rose delayed her dressing till the other girls were goue, then sat down beside Edna. "You're all right." she said, feeling very Inadequate. "I'm going to help you." "It's always like this," the girl said. "It's no use. He'll put me buck In the chorus agnln." "Not if I can help it," Rose said. "But the first thing to do Is to come along and get something to eat." During the next hour Rose learned, for the first time, what the weight of an Immense melancholy Inertia can be. The girl was like one paralyzed paralyzed' by repeated failures and disasters, of which she told Rose freely. When Galbralth had put her Into the sextette, a hope, Just about dead, had been reawakened. She'd learned to dance well enough to es cupe censure, and she'd seen for her- thing was rudically out of the etiquette of the occasion he reached out and shook hands with her. "I'm very much obliged to you," he said. The second of two Incidents destined to huve a powerful Influence at this time lu Rose's life concerned itself with a certain afternoon frock In a Michigan avenue shop. The owners of "The Girl Up-Stnlrs" were staggered by the figure that Gal bralth Indicated as the probable cost of having a first-class brigand in New York design the costumes, and a firm of pirates In the same neighborhood execute them. It was simply Insane, Many of the costumes could be bought, ready mode, on State street or Michi gan avenue. Some of the funcy things could be executed by a competent wardrobe mistress, if someone would give her the Ideas. And Ideas one could pick them up anywhere. Mrs. Goldsmith, now she was the wife of the senior of the two owners had splendid taste and would be glad to put It at their service. There was no reason why she should not at once take the sextette down-town and fit them out with their dresses. Galbralth shrugged his shoulders, but made no further complaint. It was, he admitted, as they had repeat edly pointed out, their own money. So a rendezvous was made between Mrs. Goldsmith and the sextette for a store on Michigan avenue at three o'clock on an afternoon when Gul brulth wns to be busy with the prin cipals. He might manage to drop in before they left to cast his eye over the selection. It was with some rather uncom fortable misgivings that Rose set out to revisit a part of town so closely associated with the first year of her married life. The particular shop was luckily, one that she hudn't patronized in that former incnrnutlon ; but it wns In the same block with half a dozen that she had. INTERIOR ARRANGEMENT GOOD Second Floor Has Three Bedrooms With Ample Closet Space for Each Some Advice About the Wall Finishing. Mr. wuuam A. Radford will answer questions and give advice FREE OB" COST on all subjects pertaining- to the subject of building, for the readers of this paper. On account of his wide experience as Editor, Author and Manufacturer, he is. without doubt, the highest authority on all these subjects. Address all Inquiries to William A. Radford, No. 1827 Prairie avenue, Chicago, III., and only enclose two-cent stamp for reply. By WILLIAM A. RADFORD. The appearance of a frame house Is largely dependent upon the type of siding material used and also in the color and churacter of Its treatment, whether paint or stain. Certain of the house types commonly used call for a definite scheme of wall finish, at least as far as the width of expo sure of the siding boards or courses Is concerned. An example of this Is found In the Dutch Colonial and other Colonial types on which structures the wide exposure, whether siding boards or shlng'es are used, has come to be practically universal. Combinations qf the different widths of exposure, the rough and the smooth clapboards and shingles finished with a harmonizing color scheme all parts not being of the same color of ne cessity although there is danger In using more than two colors on the ex terior of the house have' a definite place on structures not having the style of siding established by prece dent. The house shown In the illus- tor' I ' 1 1 ,E1 , ' tit 133A IF imam YjL- tut loon ) jjiff? J X . tip toon . lJi-"--i y) loaf Second-Floor Plan. malnder of the house so that the odor of cooking Is hardly liable to perme ate the living rooms. The pantry is fitted out in the most modern manner with cupboards, shelves and work- shelf. The refrigerator is filled from the outside, a feature which every housewife will appreciate. The hall. from which the stair to the second floor begins. Is centrally located and can be entered directly from the re ception hall, dining room or kitchen. The second floor Is arranged so that three bedrooms are provided, each having a commodious closet.' The front and side bedrooms have three windows and the back bedroom has two, assuring effective ventilation and lighting. "I'm Going to Help You." self how indispensable her singing voice was to the sextette. And then It had appeared she'd have to talk! And her talking wasn't right "Look here!" said Rose, when the story wus told. (This was across the table In a dingy little lunch room.) You're going to say your lines before tomorrow's rehearsal so that Galbraith won't stop you once. We're going to my room now, and I'm going to .teach you. Come along." In a sort of daze, the girl went. Rose put her into a chair, sat down opposite her, took the first phrase of her first speech, and said it very slow ly, very quietly, half a dozen times. That was at half-past eleven o'clock at night. By midnight, Edna could say those first three words to Rose's sat isfaction. They worked like that straight through the night, except that two or three times the girl broke down; said It was hopeless. She got up once and said that she was going home, whereupon Rose locked the door and put the key in her stocking. At seven o'clock in the morning they went back to the lunch room and ate an enormous breakfast; then Rose walked Edna out to the park and back, and at eight they were up In her room again. They raided the delica tessen at eleven, and made a slender meal. And at twelve, husky of voice, but Indomitable of mind Edna at last, as well as Rose they confronted Gal bralth. . When the test scene came, Rose could hardly manage her own first line, and drew a. sharp look of Inquiry from Galbralth. But on Edna's first cue, her line was spoken with no hesitation at all, and In tone, pitch, nd inflection it was almost a phono graphic copy of the voice that had served it for a model. There was a solid two seconds of silence. When the rehearsal was over Gal bralth called Edna out to him and al lowed himself a long, Incredulous stare at her. "Will you tell me, Lar son," he asked, "why In the name of heaven, if you could do that, you didn't do It yesterday?" "I couldn't do It yesterday," she said. "Dane taught me." "Taught you!" he echoed. "Dane!" he called to Rose, who bad been watching a little anxiously. "Larson tells me you taught her. How did you do It?" "Why, I Just taught her," said Rose. "I showed her how I said each line, and I kept on showing her until she could do it." "How long did it take you all night?" All the time there was since last rehearsal," said Rose, "except for three meals." Ye gods!" said Galbralth. "Well. live and learn. Look here! Will you teach the others the other four in the sextette? I'll, see you're paid for It" "Why, yes of course," said Rose, hesitating a little. "Oh, I don't mean overnight," he said, "but mornings between rehears als whenever you can." "I wasn't thinking of that," said Rose. "I was Just wondering if they'd want to be taught I mean, by an other chorus girl, you know." "They'll want to be taught if they want to keep their jobs," said Gal bralth. And then, to her astonishment and also perhaps to his, for the Rose Aldrich's education and good breeding and her eager ness to make good soon put her at the head of the list of chorus women. How new opportunity comes to her is told in the next installment. (TO BE CONTINUED.) SUPERSTITION OF GEN. GRANT f if lift LiiMitiL I La A ll 4V Union Commander Believed It Luck to Turn and Retrace His Steps. Bad The country folk In the vicinity of Grant's boyhood home were as super stitious as was the general run of rural people in that day. One thing grew out of these notions that fixed Itself permanently in the mind of the youthful Grant that had, no doubt, marked effect on his later life. He says that he came firmly to be lieve that It meant bad luck for one to turn round and retrace his steps when on a Journey. One might, with Impu nity return home without reaching his Intended destination, but he roust do it by another road not the same one he traveled in going. This feeling may have had some thing to do with his entrance at West Point. It Is commonly known that his appointment was not of his choosing. but that of his father. Grant himself hung back and had to be pressed to go to the academy. Even after he was well on his way at Philadelphia and New York he sincerely hoped that some accident might happen that would make his return Imperative. But he would not turn round and retrace his steps. The feeling seems to have grow gradually into set rule with him thnt after having set out to go anywhere, or to do anything, he must go to the end of the thing, and there must be no such thing as turning back. That was characteristic of his course In the Civil war when he rose to positions in which he had supreme decisions to make. The only time In his life when he seemed near to breaking in on tills rule was when, after the Mexican war, he decided to resign from the army and change the whole course of his life up to that time. But for the Civil war that called him back, it is likely that he would hardly have been beard from again. 5 1 sflattwamifitsV- " 6879 ivZT, i f ''jrr"", r-wr-W ' 'j tration has been finished with three types of siding material. The lower part of the first floor walls Is sided with rough-surface clupboards having a wide exposure to the weather. The central belt is sided with narrow bev eled siding. The second floor walls are sided with shingles. The trim throughout is given prominence, the effect attained being to brighten the otherwise dark wall surfaces It being a part of the scheme to stuin the rough surface Biding and shingles a dark tint, this being the treatment (aside from pure white, now attainable In a satisfactory white stain) most widely used on such surfaces. It is then nec essary to counteract the effect of this Worked Both Ways. "Madam," said the conductor during an infantile purulysls epidemic, "you cannot travel on this truin unless you have a health certificate for your child." "The law does not require a child of sixteen to have a certificate," saiu the mother as she tossed her head and entered the cur. When the conductor again confront ed the haughty mother he returned to her a half-fare ticket wbfch she had just tendered for the child, making this observation: "But the luw does require that chil dren over twelve years of age pay full fare." The woman's eyes flashed fire, her bosom registered her emotion, her hands clinched and her feet tapped but she paid. The Christian Herald. ttAtPckn j JwotSmloan gLKiTcamJ jo-cxir or V-l0Si wurtr um,.um k'Jj TL01T Poica P . ; gl -j- PI In order that the greatest good may be obtained from the lurge front porch of this house, It would probably be de sirable to build the porch with a screen inclosure. So fitted. It may eas ily be Inclosed with storm sash dur ing the winter months, making the house easier to heat, especially In case prevailing winds strike the house on the porch side. The cost of this in stallation Is considered by most home owners to be fully repaid In the pleas ure and enjoyment which it makes possible. The size of the house Is 20 feet by 38 feet, exclusive of the porches. It is desirable that a house of this type be given plenty of room on the lot, if It Is to' show up to the best advan tage. Because of the balanced char acter of the roof, the structure is seen at Its best when viewed from an angle, which is, of course, impossible if there are houses built closely In at the sides. Assuming that a lot having a width of at least 40 feet Is provided, the house Is sure to attract favorable comment from pnssers-by. A characteristic quality which Is evident in the house exterior is the rustic appearance which Is mainly de pendent upon the wall finish. It is largely this which lends to the design Its air of distinction. Rarely Is this element found In a two-story house of this architectural type. It is the ele ment associated with the bungalow and the cottage. It is the element which makes the house possess the Inherent qualities of the home and leaves with even a casual observer the feeling that within there is cozi ness and comfort. Hia Choice. - "Isn't It rather dangerous to go to Europe at this time?" "Oh, I don t know," said the con firmed globe trotter. "I understand that the professional gamblers who used to Infest steamships have disap peared, because of the war. Td rather face a subuarlue than a card six." Flrst-Floor Plan. expanse of dark-tinted wall surface with the lighter color, preferably white, of the trim. Since there are a large number of windows, the wide cornices, the roof brackets, the porch ceilings, the cop ings and the girdles between the dif ferent types of siding available for painting white, the ensemble effect is far from dark and uninteresting. On of the noticeable features of the ex terior, which aids materially in giving this house Its distinctive appearance, Is the roof construction. While the roof used on this house is of the sim ple pitch type, the use of the roof brackets and exposed rafter ends, to gether with the attic overhang In the front and rear gables, places the roof in somewhat of a different class from the ordinary pitch roof. The house is a sensible one as re gards the plan. It is of such a shape that desirable sizes and shapes are easily attainable In the rooms. On entering the reception hall from the front porch, the, eye is immediately caught by the seat with windows above and the bookcases built on either side. A closet In the- back of this hall provides a handy place for coats and a hall-tree is unnecessary. The living room and dining room are pleasant, well-lighted rooms. Cased Japanese Parliament The Japanese parliament consists of a house of peers and a house of repre sentatives. The house of peers con tains both nobles and distinguished commoners. Princes of the imperial blood and princes and marquises sit in It by right of title. Counts, viscounts and barons elect members of their or ders. The emperor appoints the com moners of distinction, and there are also seats for the highest taxpayers, one from each prefecture. At present the house of peers contains 12 princes of the blood, 13 princes, 33 marquises, 17 counts, 68 viscounts, 60 barons, 122 men nominated by the emperor and 4S highest taxpayers. Members of the house of representatives are elected by male Japanese subjects twenty-five years of age or over and paying a di rect tax of not less than 10 yen ($5). There are 3S1 members, 181 from city districts and the rest from the country districts. For Round Shoulders. An excellent exercise to straighten round shoulders good for girls or women who have to sit a good deal is performed by placing a thin stick or wand across the back and letting it run out through the bent elbows. The arms are bent so that the hands rest on the chest Keep the arms and shoulders pressed back and down and walk about tbe room In this way for five or ten minutes.